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What gun disappointed you the most?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by WVGunman, Jun 3, 2019.

  1. shoobe01

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    About half not guns I bought, but shot thankfully before that:
    • Marlin 989M2, the one that looks like an M1 Carbine, ish. Stupendously unreliable. Shockingly so.
    • Marlin 1895G. Mostly my fault, I have stubby thumbs so hellaciously hard to load. Okay to shoot, but then what feels like days to reload. I had higher hopes than that for the system.
    • Steyr TMP. Good feel, good size and weight. Shoots... oddly. Strange trigger reset, strangely high rate of fire.
    • CZ 75. Pined for one since the 80s, and... doesn't not work for me. Just weird somehow.
    • GP35 (Browning High Power). Bitey! Even with the rounded hammer. One of the prettiest guns I ever saw was a friend's (post divorce) C&S one I could have gotten for a song. Helped her sell it instead because no go for me.
    • USAS 12. Bizarre cycling. It is a giant M16, so sloooow, and the screen door spring is there but bigger, etc. Just strange. Fun to have shot it, but just wrong.
     
  2. MosinT53Hunter

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  3. TxRoadDog

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    Marlin XL7 in 30-06. It was a great rifle but it didn't necessarily do anything better than all of the other deer rifles I owned at the time. It was a great shooter, but not anything to write home about. Not only that, it was a punisher when pushing a 180gr. Nosler Partition at the upper limits.
     
  4. I6turbo

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    Similar experience here. My FFL dealer friend has a pristine T-series, and from all the praise I'd read about them I expected it to be a fine example of a Hi Power and more impressive than my 1994 model. That was 180 degrees off. It was looser built, one of the worst triggers I've encountered on a handgun, and just far less impressive than my '94 model Mk III.

    Probably the most disappointing gun that I've bought in the past few years was an HK P2000SK V3. I just couldn't find anything that I liked about it.
     
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  5. Speedo66

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    Charter Arms AR-7. Do I have to say anymore?
     
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  6. Phaedrus/69

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    First generation Glock 22.
     
  7. DazedandConfuzed

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    My father purchased an Auto Ordinance 1927 A-1 "Tommy Gun". After cleaning a lubing, we took it out to the range. Several FTE and feeding problems from the stick magazine. After a few attempts running a clean mag, it expelled the extractor. Oh well...move on to the next firearm, so it wasn't a complete loss of time.
     
  8. MosinT53Hunter

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    That sucks. I always wanted to buy a new one, makes me glad I never did.
     
  9. joseywales76

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  10. Highland Lofts

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    I'm into old 22 rifles. I bought a old Winchester bolt action that had an issue with the barrel. It shot great, but the smallest patern was about the size of a half dollar. .

    Another Pos was a Heritage 22/22mag revolver freind had. That gun didn't do nothing for me. I shoot one 22lr cylinder thew it and never touched it afterwards..
     
  11. FlSwampRat

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    The interesting thing is the range of makes that have given problems. Seems even prestige names have had a few lemons get shipped. Very interesting thread.
     
  12. Tommygunn

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    Do they still even make those? ? ? ?
    I wanted to like them. They were sorta cool and different than the AR-15, but they just weren't put together right, or something. I couldn't make mine hit the side of a barn with the doors closed .... and I'm a pretty fair shot with a longarm.
     
  13. mcmurry

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    Raven Arms .25. My very first pistol. At 10 feet, with fmj ammo, I could not find any evidence that I had hit a two foot diameter tree! Or any other target I shot at.
     
  14. Daveboone

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    A used Mossberg 500 I bought out of desperation:double fed, safety wouldn't hold, probably just used out, but it simply felt like junk.
    I have a Savage 99E in .308, which has not lived up to expectations. Clumsy to load, I hate having to cycle the rounds through the chamber to unload. The trigger pull is long and hard and creepy, and not much you can really do with it. I am quite sure the headspace is off too...multiple split/torn cases. Probably once again, the gun has had a lot of use, and I have it at the last part of its life...I am not going to put the money into having the headspace corrected, it isn't that desireable a model.
    Ruger 77 MK 2 ultralight in .308. Dependable as a rock, and I carried it for many years and took many deer with it, but never was able to obtain the accuracy I wanted. Granted, it was fine for normal New York Woods ranges, and had taken deer cleanly at 200 measured yards, but even after a Timney Trigger, glass bedding and free floating and tuning my loads, after the first shot (allways dead on) the pattern opened up...I put it down to that super skinny bbl, and the gun overall just being so darn light. I sold that and bought the Savage 99 to replace it, and actually was wishing I had kept the Ruger though.

    Funny thing... ,
    The cheapest firearm I ever bought, an Erma Excam RX 22 (ppk knockoff) was stone cold reliable with CCI minimags, and acceptably accurate for chipmunk and beercans for many years, until basically it just wore out and started to go full auto on me! a little surprising, may I mention, but luckily only for 7 shots! It is officially retired...
     
  15. FlSwampRat

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    Reading this the question popped into my head wondering if a firearm started to do that would the owner be obligated to have the gun repaired or destroyed as it was now defacto NFA?
     
  16. Tommygunn

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    I think it should be repaired.

    Yesterday on Tom Gresham's radio program he reported of a recall of Smith & Wesson's .22RF AR-15. Due to a possible bolt problem some may go full auto.

    There seems to be no requirement to destroy defective guns that go fa. Otoh, you certainly do want to repair them; getting caught with one can be a very bad experience. The Gray bar Hotel has horrible food and no room service .....
     
  17. jbrown50

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    Colt Pocket Nine.

    This was many years ago and I no longer own it.
    Slim lightweight stainless slide with aluminum frame and a grip (Hogue) that fit my hand. It disappeared in the pocket in a soft pocket holster because of it's slimness and roundness. The problem was that it had the worst DA trigger mechanism that I'd ever seen in a handgun. It was heavy and vague in feeling and light primer strikes were usual. Also when disassembling the gun the mainspring and strut could easily go sailing into the air without warning. Terrible design. On top of that Kahr bought a lawsuit against Colt for copy right infringement regarding the offset barrel lockup.

    Colt missed a huge opportunity to make a small fortune from this gun way back then. All they had to do was make it single action cocked and locked. Years later Sig, with their 938, and others introduced guns that capitalized on the design that Colt should have created.
     
  18. D.B. Cooper

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    Remington Nylon 10C Mohawk. P...O...S...

    A friend gave it to me for my son. Essentially a jam-o-matic. Tried everything: new mags, new mag lock, lots of different ammo. Everything. Never fired more than two shots in a row. Sold it for $100.

    A close second: Ruger 10/22/ P...O...S...

    Bought this for my son. Essentially a jam-o-matic. Tried everything: new mags, lots of different ammo, new firing pin. Everything. Never fired more than about five shots in a row. Collecting dust in the safe.

    Compare these two to my Marlin Model 60, and the 60 is miles ahead of them. (In fact, if someone started a "What gun impressed you the most," my Marlin Model 60 would be my answer.)
     
  19. GE-Mini-Gun

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    Any and EVERY Glock. While I love the gun and what is does, I cannot get used to the trigger, grip angle or reach to the trigger. I've tried a 17, 19, 22, 23, 40, 31, and 43 and other than the 43 all of them are the same.
     
  20. GunnyUSMC

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    Have you tried a Gen 4 or 5. They have a shorter reach to the trigger.
     
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