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The One(s) You DON'T Regret Trading or Selling

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by Old_Grouch, Jul 17, 2021.

  1. Racinfan83

    Racinfan83 Member

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    #1: Taurus TCP I bought new. Worst p.o.s. I ever shot. Couldn't get a mag thru it without it jamming, dropping the mag, or both. Tried different ammo. Tried changing grip. Didn't matter. Traded it for a Shield.
    #2: Sig p226 DAO. Got it used at a good price - but it had one of the worst trigger pulls I've ever seen. Never measured it but it had to be over 15lbs and half as long as a football field. Traded it for an XDM Tactical in .40 and got cash with it. Huge upgrade!
     
  2. vintovka

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    Didn't own this one but would never. Remington 597 VTR (ar-15 looking . 22 auto). Thing randomly loses all the extractor parts. Spent 5 months looking for an extractor spring but had to have some custom made with extra length. Seems Remington knew of the defect but simple went bankrupt. New Volquartsen extractor and the custom made extra power spring seemed to fix it but i just wanted it off my bench.

    FWIW cleaning requires removal of like a dozen screws. Slipping the recoil springs over the guide rods is a real treat plus reassembly of the bolt needs to be done in a gallon size plastic bag as parts fly during the many tries. Thumbs of steel required.
     
  3. AlexanderA
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    Handguns I don't regret selling:
    Walther PPK/S in.380. Horrible trigger pull.
    Colt M1901 army revolver in .38 LC. Terrible trigger and rough mechanics in general.
    Colt M1917 / S&W M1917 / Colt M1909. Bad ergonomics. Just too large.
     
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  4. jmr40

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    Everything XD. I'll tolerate a grip safety on a 1911, but it would be a better gun without it. No thank you on anything else.

    Everything CZ. Over rated.

    HK45. I really wanted to like this one, but it just never worked out the way I'd hoped. It might have just been that individual gun. Sometimes we get a lemon.

    All Ruger Blackhawks. I think I'd like the New Model Vaquero and may give that model another try eventually. The standard models cylinders and frame are just the wrong size and out of proportion.

    S&W Sigma, 1st gen. Worst gun I ever owned. It went back to Smith 3 times before it made it through a box of ammo. Five months later Smith swapped it for a newer 2nd gen, which I sold unfired. I do understand the 2nd gen and newer versions were better, but I took the money and bought a Glock without firing it.

    Beretta 92. Great guns and I have a ton of respect for them. Just don't like them and if spending my money will buy something else. If issued one I'd use it with confidence.

    Various, specific, 1911's. I'm conflicted on this. I've owned several over the years and like the design. But many of them left me disappointed. Others are some of my favorite guns.
     
  5. dumbhunter

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    Ok, ill play...
    Taurus 357 light weight- trigger was boat anchor down a gravel road gritty, and inconsistent to boot.
    Glock 17 and 22- nothing wrong with them, just not my cup of tea.
    Beretta model 70- weird mag release, weighed like 20 pounds and still stung my hand...
     
  6. LNK

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    Walther ppk/s by interarms. A very pretty gun that shot well. The skin between my thumb and index finger was constantly being shredded by the hammer bite as well as the slide. Away it went. Sold it on consignment and took the money and bought an m&p 45c. I think that is the only gun I have ever sold. I don't miss it.
     
  7. LNK

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    I have one of those but in 25acp. Mine is the gold anodized, that's why it is so good. I don't carry it because the safety takes forever to disengage, so you have to carry with an empty chamber. It is a toy at best. It does shoot pretty good, though it is a contact range weapon. I can't bring myself to give it away to someone, afraid they may try to use it for a self defence weapon.
     
  8. needmorecowbell

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    Keltec P11. Worst trigger on a pistol I ever pulled
     
  9. luzyfuerza

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    Wife's Taurus 85CH snubbie. Cylinder bound after ten rounds. Somebody stole it on its trip back to Taurus. Did us a real favor.

    Glock 36. I carried it every day, shot it in IDPA, practiced a lot with it. Trigger group pin broke repeatedly, twice during matches. Glock perfection indeed.

    Astra .380 ppk clone. Blowback recoil was unnecessarily harsh for the weak caliber. Thought "I'm a man, I can handle recoil on a puny .380!" Maybe, but why take the abuse on purpose? I also still have wagon track scars on my dominant-side hand from the slide bite.
     
  10. Jack Ryan

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    A couple MOSSberg shotguns. Both were like new and just pure sheet. Glad to see them go, never want to touch another one. I wouldn't pick up a Mburg if it came with free ammo.
     
  11. CZ-75BD

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    Olympic Arms 9mm AR. Magazine capacity was 30 rounds. Not able to load more than 15. With special magazine loader bought from them. It was just not possible to load
     
  12. wbm

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    Remington 700 in 6.5x55. That "Classic" was the pits. The bore was faulty from the factory. Remington covered replacement of the barrel but the new barrel was 1-9 rather than 1-8...they forgot to tell us that.
     
  13. lightman

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    A Ruger Blackhawk 45 convertible. 45 Colt/ 45 ACP. I couldn't keep a cylinder full on an 8-1/2 X 11 inch sheet of paper.
     
  14. dekibg

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    SAR 9
    Horrible trigger
    Unlike, Canik triggers that are great
     
  15. CZ-75BD

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    Arcus 98DA, the worst trigger.
     
  16. Seedy Character

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    3 Heritage; 1 bird's head and 2 rough rider. Total POS

    Charter Arms 4" .38. Decent shooter, nothing special, a bit UGLY. Somebody wanted it more than I did.

    Rossi M-88 (I think). Worse POS than those Heritage
     
  17. gray1

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    I had a Taurus 22 revolver in about 1991 when you fired it a bit it then reached the point where the cylinder bound up and didn’t want to turn. Now I have become the owner of a judge 45/410 when you shoot it double action the cylinder it doesn’t index the receiver looses control of the cylinder.
     
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  18. .308 Norma

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    :eek::eek::eek:
     
  19. SeanSw

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    My wife inherited an older blackhawk in .45 acp. I've taken it out twice and never shot it on paper but I swear I can't hit a gosh darn thing with it. Informal plinking to be sure but that thing just doesn't work in my hands. I'd love to get a .45 colt cylinder for the gun since it's such a nice piece but for now it's a very low priority.
     
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  20. Seedy Character

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    What bullets?
    Is the rifling leaded?

    My Vaquero .45ACP shoots 200gr SWC very good.
    230gr lead or ball, not so good. 3-4" groups @ 7 yards.
     
  21. .308 Norma

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    I was under the impression that .45 caliber Blackhawks came with the .45 Colt cylinders as their "primary" cylinders, and the .45ACP cylinders were "extra." At least that's the way mine came, and because I'm an avid handloader, I can't remember ever using the .45ACP cylinder.
    Is the .45 Colt cylinder just missing? Like maybe did someone just put it in a drawer somewhere and forget about it?
     
  22. Seedy Character

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    You should shoot that ACP cylinder. It is surprising.



    Yes, I have both. Haven't heard of a .45ACP only, but they could exist, I suppose.
     
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  23. v8stang289

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    Hi-Standard DM-101 derringer in 22 mag.
    It was a cool little gun in looks and concept, but the trigger pull was around 20lbs and 22mag from that barrel length was like a flash bang.
    Picked it up for $100 from a coworker, shot it about 4 times before I decided it was not for me.

    My brother in laws neighbor thought that it was awesome and traded me straight across for a Glock 17 and 3 mags.
    Never regretted that for a minute.

    dm101 (2).JPG
     
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  24. SeanSw

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    Just standard WWB 230gr ball ammo. The bore seems to be in very fine condition. I couldn't hit a bowling pin at 15 paces.
     
  25. SeanSw

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    The blackhawk was inherited by my wife after her grandfather died. It came with a gun belt and holster combo with the .45 acp cylinder installed (.45 colt won't drop in) and a bandolier loaded with 200gr fmj swc that had probably been left there for decades. A number of firearms and parts went missing or were turned into the authorities by anti-gun family members and the estate is long gone, so if the .45 colt cylinder ever existed it's long gone. The gun is very nice and I have thought about contacting Ruger for a replacement cylinder but we can't afford to shoot .45acp let alone .45 colt these days!
     
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