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What gun disappointed you the most?

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  1. WVGunman

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    Maybe there were quality control issues you didn't expect, or it didn't live up to it's makers reputation for fit and finish. Maybe it just wasn't fun to shoot. But for whatever reason this gun let you down and either became a safe queen or got the boot.

    For me, it was a Rossi 851, their 4-inch barrelled .38 Special with target sights. I had bought and eventually sold a used Rossi 351 (the snubbie version of the same gun) a decade earlier and really liked it. So I thought I was buying a decent plinker/nightstand gun. Well ... nothing about it reminded me of the older piece. It had a longer barrel, but actually felt lighter. It had adjustable sights but was no more accurate. It felt cheap in ways the other gun simply had not. A real let down.
     
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  2. Glockula

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    Mine was a Century CETME. I wanted to love the gun but reliability issues, a ground bolt, and tight bolt gap were too much to overcome. I purchased a good amount of NATO headstamped 7.62x51 to shoot through it and still there were issues. One range session I pulled the trigger and it blew the mag out of the gun and deformed thw magazine. One of the few firearms I have sold. Good riddance.

    My Savage 11 Trophy .308 was a distant second. The barrel was really rough inside and was extremely picky on projectiles. It just never shot better than 2moa with anything. I gave her as partial trade on a Savage 10 fp-sr and love the 10.
     
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  3. sparkyv

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    Browning Hi-Power Practical in 40S&W. The trigger is disappointingly heavy, the sights are spartan and dang nearly useless, but most of all, she bites! She's not going anywhere, but won't be shot much by me. But my son really likes her. PhotoOp 20180218_145538.jpg
     
  4. 460Shooter

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    Ruger SP101 22lr.
     
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  5. BearBrimstone

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    My most disappointing is the Springfield XD. I hated the trigger due to it having a false break before the actual break and way too much creep for a striker fired gun. The gun also had much more felt recoil than any other 40 that I have owned.
     
  6. huntsman

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    Kel-tec P-11, I struggle with POI.

    I’m a brand specific shopper and this gun is a brand I wouldn’t normally own but I traded with my Son because I didn’t have a 9mm.
     
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  7. lightman

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    I have had a couple. A Browning Hi-Power that would not feed. Probably the only one in existence that was not reliable! I tried a dozen different types of ammo , mostly FMJ. I tried close to a dozen different magazines. Browning was ZERO help. It got traded for a Colt Commander that runs flawlessly.

    The other was a Sako Varmint in 22-250 that just shot lousy groups. I tried everything you can do to a rifle. Different scopes, different mounts, bedded the action, recrowned the barrel, many different factory loads, many different hand loads, nada. It was a beautiful rifle but it got traded for a Remington 700 that really shoots.
     
  8. bihj

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    Ruger Mini-30. When it got taken to the range I felt lucky to get 8 moa out of it, and that was after 2 trips back to the mother ship.
     
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  9. 40-82

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    Probably the Luger, beautiful, elegant fit and finish, a real example of craftsmanship, but I just never trusted them. The caliber, itself, was fine. I could be surrounded by the most vicious gelatin blocks known to man, and I would have every confidence I could fight my way out.
     
  10. Caplock

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    A Taurus 44 special snubby.
    Timing went after about 150 rounds.

    Taurus 22 lr revolver. Lead spit from the cylinder gap and rounds keyholed the target.

    Guess what brand Ill never buy again
     
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  11. Caplock

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    Can we get some info on the sp101 22lr.
    Thats one Id like to try someday.
     
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  12. Hummer70

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    As a new rifle out of the box I would have to say a Savage Scout Rifle in 7/08. I put a bipod on it after testing for striker indent and it was only .015". The stock was so flimsy that shooting it off the bench the bipod changed the point of impact severely as follows.

    Imagine how gently you would crawl up on a sleeping rattle snake to pet it, that is how you had to handle the Scout Rifle. In short pre position and pre aim the rifle at 600 yards and then ease up and very gently caress it like a sleeping rattler and touch it off and it would hit a E size steel silhouette every time but if you just grabbed it and aimed it the POI shifted tremendously. That was the sorriest stock I ever messed with and I dumped it.

    Beyond that I would say a new Rem 700. was obtained. To get it to shoot I had to buy a second hand 700 stock made from wood, bed it and rebarrel it and it now prints about 2" at 300 yards. Plastic stocks are either a POS or work well. Just I guess but I suspect 95% of the plastic stocks are POS.
     
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  13. GBExpat

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    About a dozen years ago ... the initial offering from Wise Lite Arms of their semi-auto, 16"bbl PPSh41.

    Nothing but trouble and the most inaccurate firearm that I have ever owned or even heard of. Four bites at the apple and Wise Lite could not provide a barrel with a proper chamber & bore. Sad. A real fiasco. :(
     
  14. red rick

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    Springfield TRP , I did not like the sharp front strap .
     
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    For a new rifle, it was a Marlin 39a that I bought in the late 90's. I read so much about it- absorbed would probably be a better term. I had a Winchester 9422 trapper, but it wasn't a Marlin 39. Sold the Winchester, got a Marlin and it wasn't all that I thought it'd be. The action was very rough on mine, trigger was heavy (but crisp)- lots of tooling marks inside. I was able to shoot it well enough for what I am able to do (which isn't much), but it had one issue that drove me nuts- the pinging spring noise it made from the rebounding hammer. For whatever reason, my ears would focus on that ping after every shot. It was traded, though I cannot recall for what.

    To answer the unasked question- yes I am an fool for getting rid of the 9422 trapper.
     
  16. NIGHTLORD40K

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    Im curious about this one too.......

    My vintage rimfire SP would bind when I first got it. I traced the problem to a rough machined edge on the blast shield which would catch the deformed edge of fired cases. Took five minutes with a Dremel to smooth out. Works flawlessly now.
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  17. Coyote3855

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    Iver Johnson Trailsman 66. My first handgun about 60 years ago. It went back to the factory twice and still would not index correctly. My dad, who pushed me into the Iver Johnson because he had one as a kid, finally let me trade it for a used Ruger Single Six, which is what I wanted in the first place.
     
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    Whoo boy, where to start.......

    Probably my 99% FACTORY NICKEL Colt 1908 Pocket Hammerless. Most beautiful handgun Ive ever owned- and one of the least reliable.:(

    To make matters worse, I got a really good deal on it and figured Id be able to flip it for a decent profit even though I couldnt get it to run right. When I went to sell it, it was like it had gun herpes- nobody locally wanted to touch the darn thing! Took it to the gunshow, nada!
    Finally dumped it on Armslist for what I paid minus the shipping which I ate......:fire:
     
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  19. bannockburn

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    sparkyv

    Sounds a lot like the T Series Hi-Power I had. Beautiful on the outside but too many issues to deal with like an incredibly heavy trigger, loose slide to frame and barrel to slide fit, really tiny sights that were nearly impossible to see, and a thumb safety that practically needed a plastic mallet to put on or take off. Also somewhat fussy about what FMJ ammo it liked and forget about getting any decent groups out of it.
     
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  20. bannockburn

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    Sorry to hear about your Colt Pocket Hammerless problems. At least when I unloaded my troublesome Hi-Power I made a decent profit on it.

    A Hi-Power collector was more than happy to take it off my hands for my asking price!
     
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  21. pert near

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    Sig Mosquito....didn't expect junk from Sig. Heavy trigger & constant jams.
     
  22. Fine Figure of a Man

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    Ruger LC9, the original hammer fired model, HORRIBLE trigger.
    I'm mostly disappointed with myself for buying it.
     
  23. Elkins45

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    High Standard Sentinel. Gun was in beautiful condition, wouldn't even hit the paper at 25 yards. Better dispersion than a blunderbuss.

    Ruger Mini-14 Ranch Rifle. 8-12 MOA with good ammo.
     
  24. Labguy47

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    In what way? Price? Shoot-ability?
    I have always wanted one.
     
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    Ruger Mini 14 Ranch Rifle. I really wanted to like the gun, but I could never get it to shoot better than 4 inches at 100 yards. Perhaps that is considered acceptable for the platform, but not to me. I sold it to help fund my first AR. I actually prefer the Mini's form factor over the AR, but at this point, if they ever develop a Mini that shoots as well as an AR, it will probably be so much more expensive than the now-very-affordable AR that it would not justify switching back.

    And I didn't like my SP101 in .22LR, either. I love my SP in .357. But the 6-shot 4-inch full lug SP in .22LR was nose heavy, heavy overall, and just didn't feel like I thought a .22LR should. It functioned fine and was accurate enough, but just didn't feel right, which was a disappointment because I looked long for one. I am much happier with my pre-lock S&W 317 Airlight.
     
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