Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by ozarkhillbilly, Mar 4, 2021.
That Grip Zone writing makes it look like a toy, I wonder who thought it was a good idea?
To stay with the topic, I don't own any guns I don't like, but I used to have a Bodyguard .380 that I absolutely loathed. Bought it for the wife(she liked the lasergrip), but she couldn't stand to shoot it. Terrible trigger and just a pain to shoot. I sold it and got a Grand Power P1. They wife now carries a Beretta PX4 Storm.
Beretta 21A in .22LR.
A cool looking little gun, but it never was reliable enough. Having no extractor on a .22LR pistol is just a bad idea, in my experience.
I can't sell it as it doesn't function properly anymore. So, it's just a single shot short barrel ammo testing gun, now.
A few that while I liked something about them (size, weight, ergonomics, or build quality), just weren't meant to be with me:
1) Astra 600-a reliable, solid, well-built gun, my hand took a beating every time I shot it. Straight blowback in a 9mm. was never a good idea.
2) KelTec PF9-liked the idea of a small, almost pocket size 9mm. but a so-so design and a heavy trigger pull made it a gun I could do without.
3) Browning Hi-Power-a very well built and designed 9mm. that felt great in my hand, was readily done in by a terrible trigger, tiny sights, and a difficult to use thumb safety.
ARs are soulless tools. . . "never had much use for one. Never said I didn't know how to use one."
I'm also babysitting a friend's Glock. The more I handle and shoot it, the less I like it. It's just awkward to point. . .
I have a Ruger American in 30-06 it was so damn ugly with that black tupper ware stock I was going to sell it but then I shot it. It is the most accurate rifle I have ever owned and that was before I put the vortex scope on it. Couldn’t stand that black plastic stock so I had it dipped in a burl wood pattern. Now I can’t sell it as it is my go to long range and western hunts rifle.
Several. A 16 gauge topper and a 20 gauge mossberg bolt action- both pretty much worthless since we have much better shotguns. Also an Ithaca single shot 22 that looks like a Winchester 94 (sort of). All kept because they are "family heirlooms", and not really worth selling. I may shoot a deer with that 20 gauge next year, just because.
Only gun I ever had that I found I didn't like was an S&W M-59. Didn't like the aluminum frame. Bought and S&W M-659 in 1985-still have it.
Oh, just remembered another. I greatly dislike shooting my LCR .38 SPC, truly unpleasant gun at the range.
But it's good enough in a heavy winter coat pocket, so I keep it for the rare times I might find it useful and shoot it every so often to keep up with the trigger.
I couldn’t tell you how many Squirrels I killed with that exact model 22. Was first gun my Dad ever gave me. I hunted everything with it. Coons woodchucks grouse squirrels rabbits skunks opposing crows. Good memories there. Lost track of it when I joined the army and went to Europe. Ugly but effective.
I like all that I own ! Just that some I like more than others
I don't have enough money for that....
Our Ruger L*ittle* C*heap* P*istol*
I get it.... I have it but I don't like it.
I was raised to try to never confuse appreciating a thing or a person with liking the same.
The first one I can think of is the Russian Nagant revolver. I bought when I went temporarily insane with a C&R license and a charge card. Outmoded when it rolled off the assembly line with a terrible DA trigger, weak cartridge, and a reloading system that is probably the slowest I have ever handled. I keep it to remind me to not go off "Half Cocked". The Springfield Arms Hellcat made my Ruger LCP II kind of useless as a back up gun but I'll keep it too. I actually think the LCP is a good design. A double barreled .45 Colt/.410 derringer. It's at the back of the safe. I'll get around to throwing it in a river soon.
I try to only keep the guns that I love. So, guns that I simply "like" get booted pretty quickly. The only gun I've ever owned that I did not like was a Glock 23, but guns I've gotten rid of that I liked but never fell in love with include a USP 45, SP101, FNX 45, Kahr MK9, S&W SW990l, and a T/C Contender.
Someone likely spent a ton of time designing the grip on that pistol, and decided it should have a trademark nom.
Like ''tenifer'', ''safe action'', or ''perfection'' for Glock. Or the trademark and patent on ''you suck and we hate you'' for HK.
But the chumps in marketing changed whatever his brand name was.........to "grip zone". Lol. Sucks when a products final design goes to a committee. And everyone on that committee is a moron. (#GeneralMotors)
I've got a SKS with the Tapco folding stock and duckbill mag that was given to me by a good friend. The thing weighs a ton with a trigger pull to match. I get it out once or twice a year just to remind myself why I don't like shooting it. Since it was a gift I think I'll hang on to it.
I have an Indian made SMLE that I really don’t like at all. It’s crudely made. As soon as I get an English-made rifle, it’s going down the road.
Glock 42. nothing wrong with the gun, but the grip is just too small for me [fore and aft] for the size of the gun. I just haven't found the right deal to trade it in for.
SCCY CPX2......looks kinda cool, feels pretty good in the hand, was very inexpensive, spent cases hit me right in the eye pro about half the shots!
Not an AR fan ... but it isn't going anywhere.
My Makarov. I was telling my wife I thought a cheap Makarov would make a good carry gun, so she bought me one for Christmas. Except it was some sort of commemorative, with a nice, deep blue finish and oversized walnut grips. Just no fun to shoot. I would rather shoot my son's Super Redhawk in .480 Ruger than that miserable little gun. Someday I'll get around to selling or trading it.
I don't get hit in the eye, but mine doesn't really feel comfortable in my hand. "Looks cool"????...... Meh. Ok. Maybe.
While what you say about the Nagant is true (the reloading system is akin to the Colt 1873 S. A. A. in my opinion) the cartridge is interesting, weird, and anemic, yes .....but to me it's just a interesting historic gun. Certainly not anything I'd use for self defense but just for massacreing black dots in the center of concentric circles.
It's just a cool oddball sorta revolver.
Savage 24 22/410. First gun, Christmas gift in 1956, never warmed to it but given its history it’ll be in the safe for ever.
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