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Gun ideas that seem good on paper, but nobody really likes once they come out...

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Balrog, Jun 20, 2010.

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  1. Balrog

    Balrog Member

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    From time to time a new or novel gun or variation comes out, that seems like a good idea, but it never really catches on, or if you get one and try it, it just doesn't work as good as you though it would...

    I would like to hear from people that have examples of this.

    One I can think of, for example, would be the scout rifle concept, by the late great Col. Cooper. It seems like a good idea, but it never really caught on too well, and although I have had scout-like rifles, I have never been impressed with them for my needs.

    Another is the high-capacity 1911. Seems like it would be nice, but few are made and no one really seems interested in them.

    What other examples can you think of?
     
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    How about a single action revolver or proprietary semiauto chambered in 30 Carbine? Neither of those seemed really popular (and anyone who has shot one can tell you why)..
     
  3. Bubba613

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    Seven shot revolver
    .32H&R mag
    .327 Federal
    Any gun that can be made into different configurations or calibers
     
  4. R.W.Dale

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    New cartridges that don't actually DO anything new.

    WSSM
    WSM
    308MRX
    30TC
    RSAUM
    450marlin

    the list goes on and on
     
  5. jnyork

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    Crossbow upper for AR15. :what::scrutiny:
     
  6. Buck Snort

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    NO, no Bubba! The title specified guns that nobodly liked when they came out and the .327 mag. is doing OK.
     
  7. Cap'n Jack Burntbeard

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    Yeah I saw that recently.:confused:
     
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    Guns that are not designed as promised, like the Bushmaster ACR.
     
  9. ArtP

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    Etronix primers....

    Remington introduced an electronic ignition system, not too long ago, to eliminate the mechanics and time of the trigger and firing pin. Obviously the gun and primers need to be made for electronic ignition. Never caught on but you can still buy the electronic primers - expensive.

    I think it's actually a good idea and don't see why it didn't at least catch on in competitive shooting.
     
  10. RoostRider

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    Caseless ammo....
     
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    Guns with the magazine inserted on the side or top of the receiver.

    Box magazines with cut outs to count rounds.

    Nylon 66 stocked rimfires.
     
  12. Travis McGee

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    Caseless ammo for sure.
     
  13. Justin

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    Double stack 1911-pattern guns are incredibly popular among practical pistol competitors.

    They practically reign supreme in Limited and Open divisions. They're also a significant percentage of the pistols shot by 3 Gun competitors.
     
  14. Dr.Rob

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    Rotary bolt handgun anyone? Aka Colt's All American, 'seemed like a good idea at the time' but never caught, seemed plagued with reliability issues, and just didn't look right.
     
  15. EddieNFL

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    Kimber's version of the external extractor.
     
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    Now, wait a gosh darn minute, Bubba! I LOVE my S&W 686+ 7 round revolver!
    And I'm pretty sure they've caught on.
    7rds357vignette.jpg

    I DO have to agree though, that "one gun does it all" crap AKA the new Sig that can become various guns... ***??? If you're actually that indecisive, have someone else pick one out for you. Reminds me of the Shop-Smith. End mill, drill press, band saw, table saw, etc. etc. etc. Every changeover put you further behind on your project. Buy a couple of tools, already.

    Sorry about the rant, but I firmly believe that Sig is a solution searching vainly for a problem.

    Jeff
     
  17. Shadow 7D

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    Heavy pistols like the Desert Eagle or AMT AutoMag (widely)

    Cool guns, heavy guns, huge round, expensive all the way around.

    I guess if you have the money it works, but much the same power, and in some cases capacity is available in a revolver for less.
     
  18. Bubba613

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    Semi auto pistol caliber sub machine guns.
     
  19. zoom6zoom

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    Yeah, the Sterling, Sten, Bren and such never caught on.
     
  20. Shadow 7D

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    Yeah, those HK MP10 really suck, so do the PS90's, hell the PPSH and Tommy where horrible :banghead:

    they were designed for a specific reason, mass amounts or short range fire, not pinpoint 300m sniping.

    How bout
    AR clones, there has to be a different semi action that works as well, and why not a nice wood stock and less MallNinja Takticool
     
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    I know what you're thinking: 'Did he fire six shots or only five?' But to tell you the truth, in all this excitement I've kinda lost track myself. But being this is a .357 Magnum, and would blow your head clean off, you've got to ask yourself one question: 'Do I feel lucky?' Well, do ya, punk?

    BLAM!

    Haha! It's a 7 shooter!
     
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    Many of these ideas that never caught on are either too esoteric-the Scout Rifle, e.g., or like the semiauto only "submachine guns" they apeal to only a small market to begin with.
     
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    Hey, those worked just fine in WWII!
     
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    9mm WinMag (9x29), 9x23 Winchester, 9mm Largo all no/not much better than the .38 Super.
     
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