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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. lee n. field

    lee n. field Member

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    Unregretted:

    FIE .38 derringer. Absolute piece of <deleted>. (Though, I did not find it to be punishing to shoot, contra what folks on the Innerwebz will say.)

    Jennings J-22. Ditto.

    CZ-100 in .40. CZ's first foray into the striker fired polymer world. Needed warranty service 3 times in 5 years, never got reliable, never got off probation. Away it went. CZ doesn't even want to admit it existed, now.
     
  2. TwistingInTheWind

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    This is also my example of something I do not miss.
    Sold my S&W Sigma Series .40 for same as what I spent.
    Mine stove piped all the time.
    It looked sexy, like a ghost gun (white frame and stainless slide) but just picking it up and shaking it made it sound like maracas it had so many rattles.
     
  3. Diamondback Dave

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  4. nofendertom

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    OP says Taurus not Charter.
     
  5. Seedy Character

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    Brain fart. My O2 bottle was empty.

    Doesn't change the response.
     
  6. sota

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    HK P2000
    i'm an HK fanboi, but I just couldn't get over the fact I'd get mag bites on reloads. So, out the door it went.
     
  7. Diamondback Dave

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    Wife now has a Ruger LCR as primary defense. She could handle the 686 or GP using .38 ammo. The old Taurus is kind of an "extra" now, but the more I look it over the more the "old reliable factor" creeps in. I may have the action revisited by a gunsmith instead. no MIM on this old baby.
     
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  8. Showman

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    Ruger P89: reliable feeding, terrible trigger pull, lousy ergos, lousy accuracy. Bye-bye.
    S&W Sigmas: one, a .40, was a Glendale PD trade-in that was a jam-o-matic. The other, a 9mm, was a later model that fed well but had a trigger you'd need a come-along to pull
    Llama 1911 9mm. It was a Llama. It was a 9. Enough said.
    Llama Minimax .45: bought it for a cheap price, thought I could make it run. I should've known
    Ruger Service Six .357 and Charter Arms Bulldog .357. Not especially bad but not especially great shooters and not really cut out to be a concealed carry gun, either one.
     
  9. JKP

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    S&W 686, 2 1/8" (I think) barrel. The short barrel requires a short ejector which will not fully eject spent cases. I just couldn't shoot as well with this gun as any other revolver I own. I traded for a model 66 no dash (4"), happy now.
     
  10. Robbins290

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    s&w model 10 dash something. could not hit a 12" circle at 5'
    charter arms ar-7, 2 replacement barrels and numerus mags. Never could get it to run
     
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  11. Big20

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    Every Taurus I ever had.
     
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  12. Speedo66

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    An old Spanish .32acp, slam fired, once was all it got.

    Sold it to a dealer who knew the story but wanted it for his collection.
     
  13. stevek

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    Kel-Tec P3AT...nastiest shooting gun I've ever had in my hands.
     
  14. JoeHenry

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    Kel-Tec .32. Every time I touched one off the spent brass cut a half moon mark on my forehead or it ended between my face and shooting glasses. Pull the trigger and duck. Had that piece of crap less than a week.
     
  15. someguy2800

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    The top of my list is a Walther PK380. The PK380 was one of the worst pistols ever designed and I could not hit the broad side of a barn with it.

    I also had a Walther CCP which was a pretty clever design other than the crazy takedown method, but I also could not hit the broad side of a barn with it.

    I had a kahr cw380 and the recoil spring on it was so stiff and the slide serrations so shallow that I could not get enough grip on it to rack the slide. I had to push it against a table to put one in the pipe. It was also very very hard to hit with, even for a micro pistol.

    I also had CW45 I wanted to love so so badly, but I just could not get used to the trigger on it. Every time I look at one I want to buy another, but I know I'm going to hate it just like the first.

    There are a few others that I was either indifferent too, but those are the ones that stick in my mind.

    This Sig 1911 is probably the only pistol I've ever sold that I regret. Should have hung on to that one.

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  16. RUT

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    >>I’ve sold a hundred or better. No real regrets as they were all a means to an end at the time<<

    What he said....they come and they go. No biggie.
     
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  17. TfflHndn

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    Jennings Nine. Stolen, not sold, by my ex's druggie kid. Its mag would come loose after nearly every shot. Hope the a-hole sold or traded it to some gang-banger who went to use it and after one shot just got a "click" and then was liberally ventilated. Unfortunately, he also stole a Colt King Cobra, blued, and a German Luger which I really wish I had back.
     
  18. bigmike45

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    I've owned 2 different Glocks trying to like them, but no matter what I tried neither lasted more than a box of shells. I did not regret selling either one!
     
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  19. Tenncvol

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    I liked my Browning Buckmark Hunter for its good looks and great accuracy, but it kept pinching my left hand thumb as the slide closed after a shot. I am in the habit of using the thumbs forward grip on all autoloaders and inevitably I let my thumb got pinched bad enought to bleed. After the third time, I traded it for an S&W Victory which is just as accurate if not as pretty as the Buckmark. No regrets.
     
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  20. Racinfan83

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    You had one too? LOL I bought one of those (DAO) used for a good price. Trigger on it was one of the worst I ever pulled. Couldn't get rid of it fast enough. Made $ on it though...
     
  21. Jack19

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    FN 509C Tactical. The whole top of the slide was a cheese grater. Suppressor height sights were SHARP. Grip texture varied in ways it should not have.
    Beretta PX4 Full Size. While MUCH more ergonomic than the 92, still a fat bastard. And the decocker/safety was like a razor blade; my primary compaint. While that could be remedied, it turned it into a decocker only, which I did not want. I wanted a thin decocker that acted also as a safety. Although, it functioned very well.
    Ruger SP101 .357. Great revolver. But it's a one bad guy gun. Those days are gone.
     
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  22. wanderinwalker

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    Add me as another voice in the "They come and go, it's no biggie".

    That said, I was relieved to be rid of my Kel-Tec PF-9. Great in concept, terrible in reality. It was slim, light, inexpensive and chambered in 9mm Luger, it seemed like the perfect CCW option. It would fit into some pockets, was light enough that the elastic waist band of a pair of running short would support a holster clip, and the sights and trigger were usable. But it was inconsistently unreliable and flat out hurt to hold on to while shooting. This pistol definitely colored my perception of super-compact 9mm pistols. To this day I refuse to shoot any 9mm Luger-chambered pistol smaller than a Glock 26. The Kel-Tec is long gone and I'd never have another.
     
  23. swg1

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    Mauser HSC. Very nice build, fit and finish. But the blocky shape made the recoil of even 380 obnoxious despite the all steel construction and weight.
     
  24. 9x56MS

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    Traded a Remington 750 in 35 Whelen for a model 1905 Mannlicher Schoenauer in 9x56. Had wanted a Mannlicher for 50 years. Don’t regret the trade but I do miss the 750. Love the Mannlicher.
     
  25. average gun guy

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    Ruger LCP II (bad luck hit me with this and I got a lemon)
    S&W Bodyguard (mag drop issues that just couldn’t get resolved)
    Beretta Tomcat (frame cracked less than 500 rounds in. Worst part was I really liked shooting it)
     
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