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.