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Mocked then bought?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Warren, Apr 2, 2005.

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  1. Warren

    Warren Member

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    So is there any gun related thing that upon your first aquaintance with it you dismissed it as silly or useless but then ended up buying it later?

    AND liked it?
     
  2. chris in va

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    HiPoint. Granted mine is the carbine, but I really made fun of their handguns at the last gun show.

    The carbine is fantastic.

    Paper plates for targets. Until I figured out the cost savings. :cool:
     
  3. Gifted

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    Magazine loader. Never really saw the use, until I tried one and didn't wear my thumb out loading the mags.
     
  4. Husker1911

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    .45 GAP cartridge. I thought, hmm, a cartridge that duplicates the ballistics of my three ACPs. Why would I want a GAP? Then I held a M38 Glock in my average to smaller sized hands. Wow, ACP performance in a 17 frame gun! I can't wait to see one of Springfield's mini mini 1911s in .45 GAP. Bring it on!
     
  5. OF

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    Single-stack 1911. The first time I shot a 1911 my thought was "I don't see what all the big deal is about..."

    But I was very green then.

    It didn't take all that much more shooting experience to come to appreciate the piece, and now it's what I carry and compete with. :) So a complete turn around on that one.

    - Gabe
     
  6. Matthew748

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    Although I have never really mocked them, there have been firearms that I never thought I would own and ended up buying. I never planned on buying a Mosin Nagant, but after trying my one owned by my friend I picked one up. I bought it that same day as a matter of fact. I also never figured on owning a revolver until I saw a S&W 686 .357 that really caught my eye.
     
  7. Bear Gulch

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    The Glock back in the 80's. I now appreciate them very much.
     
  8. DorGunR

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    A Para Ord LDA.......I said I would never own one...........picked up my Para 7.45 LDA last saturday. ;)
     
  9. Harry Paget Flashman

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    Glocks...dismissed them as overpriced plastic, faddish gansta guns.

    Yo! Bought a 22C and 17C but I haven't shot them sideways yet.

    Thought the same thing about Kel-Tec's. The ads in the American Rifleman made them look cheap and cheesy. Now own the P3AT, SU-16B and Sub2000 9mm(Glock compatible). They fill my Buck Rogers niche and are fun plinkers.
     
  10. foghornl

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    My first experience with 1911's was with an old one that whne you moved it a bit, sounded like moving a bucket with a dozen ball bearings in it...
    not very accurate...couldn't hit said bucket at 5 paces.

    I now own & operate 2 1911's...A Springer 'Champion', and a Springer "GI-45"
     
  11. pignock

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    commie rifles

    Both Aks and SKSs. I broke two different ARs while cursing those commie guns. Once I got my first SKS, my whole perception changed.

    It reminds me of those surly biker types of the seventies who'd say "I'd rather push my Harley than ride a Honda"

    I'm much more open minded now.


    Keith
     
  12. TexasRifleman

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    Revolvers. As a younger guy I could never see why anyone would want a revolver. That's old school, antique technology......

    Til I tried one, now there is a pile of them in the safe.
     
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    +1 :D

    I now appreciate them so much that I have a BUNCH of them!
     
  14. SpookyPistolero

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    Yup, I bashed of Glocks like there was no tomorrow when I was younger. Then my dad got my a M17 when I was 16. Now I carry a M33 daily. Hmm..

    Oh, and another person here who was suprised about the High-point 9mm carbine. I made fun of that thing all the way to the range when my dad picked one up. Then we shot it. And shot it. And shot it. And it never jammed. It hit what I aimed at. Is there more to ask of it?
     
  15. Redneck Revolver

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    thats my philosophy :D
     
  16. Man-O-War

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    Back in the 80s when large numbers of SKSs started to be imported, I said I wouldn't own one of the hideous looking things. Thought they were way too ugly. But after my Dad bought one for a truck gun, I found out they were extremely reliable. I bought one back around 90 or 91 and would not think of being without one now.

    I also thought that Glocks were terrible. Never thought a 'plastic' gun could possibly hold up. Over the years several friends have bought them and it turns out they are very reliable and accurate. I am grudgingly impressed. I do not own one but it is only because I do not like the grip angle. But I do have a 'plastic' Kel-Tec and a 'plastic' Ruger and am very happy with both.
     
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    I always thought that the SKS was ugly as sin, and I didn't see the point. After all, an AK was just a little more expensive.

    But my first semi-auto rifle was a SKS, and I doubt that I will ever get rid of it now. Actually a great little rifle.

    When the Springfield Armory's XD9 sub compact came out, I joined everyone in declaring that it was the in contention for the ugliest pistol ever contest.

    But I currently carry one on my hip everyday.

    I.G.B.
     
  18. Tman

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    Similar experience to foghorn's:
    Looked at 1911's (had a couple of 9mm's at the time). Wondering why anyone would buy a big honking gun with a really big bullet. Looked like a beast. Now, my favorite platform since it fits to my smaller hands (single stack) better than most other pistols.
     
  19. Harry Paget Flashman

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    First time I heard of Moisin-Nagant's was in the 70's. I assumed they were French and never gave them a second though until recently when I read up on them and discovered they were Russian. I have a 91/30 now that I sporterized with a new stock. Mighty fine rifle for the money.
     
  20. armoredman

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    Ditto on the Mosins...I couldn't stand the fact it had that angled magazine, and that ridiculous straight bolt - the smooth lines of the 1903A3 were all i could see in a bolt action....
    Then came financial reality, and a good friend actuall gave me a rearsenalled Mosin M38...and I was hooked. Got three so far, will get more later...
     
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    Glock 17

    Thought it was the ugliest piece of junk I'd ever laid eyes on. Had one for almost 20 years now. :)
     
  22. JohnKSa

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    I remember dryfiring a Glock in a gunshop and grimacing at the "sproinnnng". Handed it back to the clerk quick with some smart-aleck remark.

    Later on, I decided I wanted a 10mm and the only one I could find that seemed to hold up under hard use (based on testimonials) was the Glock 20. I didn't like it, but I bought it cause that was all there was.

    That night I took it apart to clean it and to figure out how it worked. I was so impressed I immediately went back to the store the next day and bought a 17 as well.

    I now have 4, and none of them has ever let me down.

    BTW, I finally realized that if you use snap caps the trigger doesn't go "sproinnnnng" when you dryfire.
     
  23. Bainx

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    Yup. AR15. Swore I would never pay $1,000 for a plastic gun that shot an anemic round. I since changed my mind and have two of them and love them dearly!
     
  24. rde

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    SKS and the Makarov. "Programmed" to believe that ComBloc weaponry was crude pot metal. Successfully "de-programmed" now.
     
  25. MoeMentum

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    The SKS, when I first saw them, I thought they were junk commie guns. Now I own 3 of them..
     
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