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Ever have a gun you just couldn't love?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by USAF_Vet, Apr 15, 2013.

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  1. USAF_Vet

    USAF_Vet Member

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    I've gone through a lot of guns that I thought I would love, only to find out that I really just for care for it.

    I've gone through two Mosins, a couple Hi Points (pistol and carbine), SKS, and now it seems I'm not in love with my Savage Axis .30-06.

    The Savage is a great shooting gun, for the money, but I just don't love it. It sits next to my Arisaka heirloom in the safe and is the last gun I think about wanting to shoot. It's accurate, recoil is manageable, but I'm just not loving it as much as I thought I would. If I had to get rid of a gun, it would be this one.

    Anyone else go through similar experiences?

    What are the guns you just had to have, that now do nothing but collect dust?
     
  2. rondog

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    I used to have a S&W Model 59 9mm pistol that I just had to have, bought it new back in the early 80's. Me and that thing never did get along, the trigger was awful and I couldn't hit squat with it. Sold it for a loss and have never missed it.
     
  3. fordfan485

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    Yes. I had a colt 1911 80 series in stainless that was a jamomatic. Sent it back to colt to get worked on after about three months. Never did try shooting it again once i got it back and eventually sold it 6 months later.
     
  4. guyfromohio

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    I want to love the Browning Hi Power. Great ergos, history, and wonderfully rich bluing. I just can't love the trigger and the stove pipes. I've been through two and am feeling that spark to try another.
     
  5. FitGunner

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    Mosin Nagant. We're trying to work it out. We might seek counseling for our differences. A gunsmith might need to intervene due to the Mosin's stubbornness.
     
  6. osteodoc08

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    A post waf high standard HB model (not HD). I thought I'd love it. Shot 2 mags of SV 22 ammo and put it up. It's in fair shape with original box and instructions. Would be a good plinker. I just usually reach for the rugers first.
     
  7. horsemen61

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    Yeah a buddy of mine got of them Chippewa rhinos in 357 and I hated it still do even tho he sold it I think it is just ugly.
     
  8. silicosys4

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    The first AR-15 I ever bought has been nothing but a safe queen.That one was pure unfulfilled expectations. Worst set up AR-15 I've ever seen, wish I'd know better.
    26" Hbar with 4" "compensator", and an A2 upper. All that barrel wasted because there's no good way to mount a scope save for an ungodly high carry-handle mount.

    S&W 22A. Only gun I've ever had that literally gave me blisters from clearing jams.

    Ruger P89. Only gun I've ever had that you could put on safe, turn upside down, then fire without taking off safety.

    Only guns I've owned that I've found distasteful, rather than just unnecessary.
     
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  9. jstein650

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    Got a Ruger P90 years ago. I thought it looked cool, but just felt ungainly to me. Wasn't particularly accurate, and was picky about ammo (bullet profile). The bore axis seemed to sit too high, and you felt it in recoil. Traded it for a Kimber, which I loved.
     
  10. trux59

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    Mine was a Sig 239 in 40 s&w. Just could never get used to the long DA trigger pull.
     
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    Ruger P89, TEC-22.
     
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    Ruger LC9. Accurate enough, but very slow.
     
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    Ruger LCP- a nasty little biter, just could not wrap my fingers around the grip. A Husquvarna 7mm mag, would shoot around corners just fine, just would not shoot in a straight line. Both of these problem children went away.
    MR
     
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    Anything that says "Glock" on it. Absolutely nothing fits or works for me.
     
  15. Arkansas Paul

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    I tried to like it. Couldn't. Got a Sig 2022 and am MUCH happier.
     
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    Not a bad gun, but justr too damn plain. It was not in anyw ay shape or form intersting. That and it was far from "failure free"

    Also that huge LCI, magazine disconnect, and all those ugly warning stamped into the gun made me feel disgusted by it.
     
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    Walther PPK-S, .380/9mm Kurz. Scary accurate. Seriously, if I could see it, I could hit it with that thing, but I still, 30+ years later, have the scars on the back of my strong hand from the slide. Like a razor!
     
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    let's see...

    My first 1911 (a Colt), my first revolver (a Rossi).
    Four Kel-Tecs.
    Each of the above because they were crap guns.

    Two Glocks and two HK P7 M10s. Any number of J-frames. A Ruger MkIII, and some others I am not remembering now.
    Each of these, not because they were bad--they worked just fine, but did not inspire any desire or loyalty.

    Which either means I found them ungainly, difficult to shoot well or otherwise uninspiring. Often, they came up short in comparison to other guns that I owned at the time.

    It's not a sin--you don't have to love every one ever made; in fact, I'd say it's nearly impossible. Just be happy that we have such a vast and varied selection available to us.
     
  19. dagger dog

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    My first 8MM Mauser, although it was a WWI 1916 Danzig all matching #'s and I would love to have it back, it stomped the holy hell out of me, thumbed myself in the nose ,bruised my right cheek and left my right shoulder a nice green color, and was deaf for two days, after shooting a box of 20 rnds. I was glad to trade it off.
     
  20. Oklacoyotekiller

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    Ruger p89. Could hit a barn with it occasionally. If you were inside.
     
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    Ruger's taking a beating here.....
     
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    "Ruger's taking a beating here....."

    I know, and I hated to do it (P90 above) - but to even things out, I had a Colt King Cobra, which was really nice, but the cylinder was so short, any longish bullets would just BARELY fit, even cast, crimped in the proper groove, and sometimes not fit at all without protruding past the cylinder. ANY bit of bullet creep would lock it up. I probably could have worked more with it, but it just bugged me. Never had the problem with my other .357's
     
  23. Downeast

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    Ruger LC9 for me, but I have other Ruger products that I am fond of (10/22 & P95)
     
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    I had a 6" Ruger Security Six in .357. Nicely made gun. I really wanted to like it, but I couldn't hit anything with it. I couldn't see anything wrong with the timing or the rifling; I guess it just didn't fit my hand.
     
  25. dirtyjim

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    I picked up a pre-64 winchester model 70 a few years ago at a pawnshop dirt cheap. Never could warm up to it and sold it for a decent profit. I'll stick to mausers, 1903's, & winchester 54's
     
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