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Biggest handgun disappointment.

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by FRT007, Mar 5, 2008.

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  1. FRT007

    FRT007 Member

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    The Glock 37/38 in .45 GAP. I waited for years to see a Glock with a 4 to 4.5 inch bbl, 8 to 10 rounds in the mag, and chambered for the .45 ACP!

    What's yours?
     
  2. Okiecruffler

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    Ever since I was old enough to know what a pistol was I wanted a Charter arms Explorer pistol. Finally I found one and traded my always faithful Pheonix HP22 for it. It was terrible. Refused to feed no matter what I fed it. Bought new mags, that didn't help. When it did shoot I was lucky to put 2 shots in the same zip code. I'm sure there are good Explorers out there, but that soured me on ever getting another one.
     
  3. bannockburn

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    Kahr CW40.
    I thought that I had found the perfect CCW. Lightweight, easy to conceal, great ergonomics, DAO, and in a decent caliber.
    But there were too many quality control issues; starting with the barrel which looked like an unfinished casting, the polymer frame that was coming apart in rather large pieces, and ending with the gun turning itself into a single shot pistol, by way of the slide stop engaging after every shot. Definitely a very big disappointment.
     
  4. lee n. field

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    I could-a told you that. Big, ungainly, no real point to it being made, and the parent design was not know for reliability. It's only plus is it's vague resemblance to a broomhandle Mauser.
     
  5. brett30030

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    Walther p-22, it is someone else's biggest disappointment now!
     
  6. Ceemack

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    Ruger Redhawk. Horrible balance, gawd-awful trigger, ridiculously poor accuracy, poor reliability (which is really hard to do on a DA revolver).

    Maybe another trip back to Ruger will help.

    Never should have sold my old Dan Wesson 744. It was ten times the gun the Redhawk is.
     
  7. steelyblue

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    Glock 30. I just did not like shooting it.
     
  8. wyocarp

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    Taurus Judge is the only pistol I have ever bought that I wish I hadn't.
     
  9. WoofersInc

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    Since I had to register it as a handgun I guess it would qualify. My Bushmaster AR Pistol. Thing jams more than it shoots. Extractor broke on it leading to an accidental discharge. I barely even try to shoot the thing anymore.
     
  10. KodeFore

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    SW Sigma 9mm

    I bought this because I wanted a 9mm it looked very similar to my Glock 22 in design and the grips ergonomics are actually far better than the glock unfortunatly accuracy is very lacking. It is it interesting to note that my wife, who is not into firearms seemed to think the 9mm sigma kicked harder than the G22 in 40. For the price ( 250) it was a reasonable deal.
     
  11. nero45acp

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    S&W made PPK....Fritz Walther has got to be spinning in his grave over how S&W "improved" the PPK.:eek:

    Dishonorable Mention: Kimber Stainless Target II 9mm



    nero
     
  12. Treo

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    S&W Model 915

    First handgun I ever owned, looked nice , concealed well, I liked the safety and I couldn't hit a barn at 3 paces W/ it I gave it away many,many moons ago.

    Other than that I bought a POS Llama wannabe 1911 at about the same time. thanks to that gun (literally FELL APART in my hand while firing) the word Llama is SYNONIMOUS W/ P.O.S in my mind

    Also gave that one away ( to someone I didn't like)
     
  13. The_woodsman

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    Trading my beloved Llama model XV pistol for an old-style ruger 22/45. The llama was far more accurate and you could throw it in a pocket. I thought the longer barrel of the ruger would make the pistol more accurate. I thought wrong. That llama was probably the most practical pistol I ever owned. :cuss:

    They are 3x more expensive now than they were when I bought mine.
     
  14. Titan6

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    Heritage Arms .22/22M. Must admit my expectations were low to start with though.
     
  15. Markbo

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    Every .25 ACP I have ever shot.
     
  16. gcrookston

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    There haven't been many...
    Walther P.22 -- ftf, three trips to the factory for repairs
    Sig Mosquito -- Trigger pull like an lazy spaniel on a long leash
     
  17. XDKingslayer

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    Taurus PT-138 Millenium Pro in .380. Complete heapacrap.
     
  18. dhoomonyou

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    KIMBER pro carry 2.

    barrel rusted after I had it for 3 weeks.

    problems jamming, FTF, FTE, it had the new and improved external extractor.

    BIG problems dealing with KIMBER cust svc (dennis), not very helpful, attitude was "blame the victim".

    took a loss on selling that POS.
    chalk it up to experience, call it education.
     
  19. hawkeb

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    I would have to say the Sig P6/225. I have had a sig P228 for over 10 years and have been hearing how great the P6 is. I finally found one at my local shop and I was very disappointed by the way it felt. I just didn't do anything for me. Guess I am just going to have to get me another 228 some time.
     
  20. jr45

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    +1 on the Heritage Arms .22/22M.
     
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  21. Deer Hunter

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    What do you guys have against Heritage Arms .22/.22M?

    I bought one from a guy who needed the cash for 70 dollars. Shot fine, is pretty accurate, etc. I sold it to my sister for 80 bucks because she really wanted it. It's still trucking along.
     
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    For about $190.00 that I paid for it, I am a bit disappointed. Now, if I could have bought for only $70.00...:)
     
  23. Lucky Strike

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    "Ruger Redhawk. Horrible balance, gawd-awful trigger, ridiculously poor accuracy, poor reliability (which is really hard to do on a DA revolver)."




    Really? I was always under the impression that Ruger revolvers were outstanding in the reliability department (i'm not doubting that you got a bad one).

    I've got two, Single Six and GP100 and love both, no problems with either one, getting a Redhawk next....hoping to continue to have good luck
     
  24. Titan6

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    I paid too much also ($130 NIB I think). Mine was all over the map at about a foot at ten feet. Now that is a big pain right out of the box. Had lock up problems as well. New guns should not have issues. Sometimes they do, but these seem more prone to them. I was also disappointed in the power of the .22M. Guess that was a function of the round and being a revolver more than the gun itself,
     
  25. AtticusThraxx

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    Charter Arms Bulldog .44 Worst P.O.S. I've have ever owned or fired and I own a Jennings .22 and a Raven .25 !
     
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