"What Gun Were You The Most Disappointed With?" Redux

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by Tanshanomi, Jan 7, 2015.

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  1. grouselips1

    grouselips1 Member

    Jan 15, 2015
    Taurus----------Just say no!

    Anything from Taurus. Great designs.......poor materials and execution. Polymer framed models dropping pins, revolvers with incorrectly bored cylinders, spring concerns and metal that just plain cannot be used in a moving component without excessive wear.
  2. MudPuppy

    MudPuppy Member

    Jan 11, 2005
    UK and Texas
    Perhaps my favorite handgun is my late 80s PT92.

    Most disappointed in the S&W 645. 2 mags, never got through both without a problem (and not even same prob, FTE, stovepipe, ftf, not fully returning to battery. Had an AMT hardballer at the same time and the 645 made the AMT look good!!

    Rifle wise, the M16 in basic. If I get a single shot, can I at least have a 1903?
  3. LocoGringo

    LocoGringo Member

    Feb 9, 2013
    Knoxville, TN
    3 entries:

    Mid 90's Glock 21. The recoil guide rod flange broke in less than 500 rounds. After looking at it, I couldn't believe an engineer though it was a good idea to make that part of thin plastic.

    1968 East German Makarov. It was possessed. A couple of times the slide locked back after firing with ammo still in the magazine and a LIVE round in the chamber. I still haven't figured out how that is possible.

    For rifle entry...a M44 Mosin Nagant. The barrel was probably shot out because I couldn't get it to group worth a crap with several different types of ammo. I REALLY wanted to like and keep that gun, but if it don't shoot good, I don't keep it.
  4. d'zaster

    d'zaster Member

    Aug 24, 2013
    Kahr P380 - Alot of problems feeding, ejecting, last round in mag not cycling, 2 trips to the factory. They could not get the POS working right and sent me another gun. I was really discappointed but they made it right as the replacement works great (so far).

    Rossi .357 lever carbine. For the price I knew I was taking a risk buying on-line. Workmanship and quality was really bad. Did not cycle .357, clunky action, brass button on the front sight was not centered on the post (!). Sent it to the factory had it for 4 months and I had to badger them to get status and have it returned. Was just as crappy when I got it back as it they did not touch it. Excellent recommendation from a member on THR to contact Steve Young in Texas. Slicked up/upgraded the gun myself using his DVD instructions. Went from a total new gun disappointment to a great experience working on it myself. Now it runs great. However, this is the last Rossi firearm I will every buy.
  5. Mosin Bubba

    Mosin Bubba Member

    Jul 5, 2012
    I'll add another vote for the Sig Mosquito. I have never been able to fire three consecutive shots without it jamming - what a waste. Admittedly, I haven't shot it much - that gun is sitting in the back of the safe and isn't coming out any time soon.
  6. hemiram

    hemiram Member

    Dec 29, 2006
    Toledo, Ohio
    Most disappointing one is easy, nothing I've ever had comes close.

    It was my brand new Colt Combat Commander in stainless. It remains, even after 30+ years, the most expensive handgun I've ever bought. Junk. It didn't have one single correctly machined part in it. The slide wasn't flat on the bottom, and it rocked up and down slightly, even when it was in battery! The frame was both not straight and badly finished with chatter marks that were easily felt, but almost invisible, until the gun had some rounds through it. A trip to Colt's service didn't improve things at all, except scratch it up. A local guy who was a 1911 specialist, helped it a little, but made the comment, "It's total garbage!". I sold it to a 1911 fanatic and was glad to see it go. It made my Hardballer look good, and that gun was worthless as a self defense device too.
  7. JohnhenrySTL

    JohnhenrySTL Member

    Mar 2, 2010
    Saint Louis Missouri
    I was enthused by the idea a Polish Tokorev. I bought it and my cz82 on the same order. My Cz-82 has remained my favorite pistol of all time so far. I assumed I would have liked the Tok. better. After trying atleast ten different varieties of ammo which was a huge effort and having a local smith polish the chamber, I never made through a magizine. All jams were ftf, maybe I held it wrong, it had a horrible grip angle for me. I traded it for fixed gear bike.
  8. Goju

    Goju Member

    Apr 7, 2013
    Racine, WI
    Hands down a Ruger LCR in 22LR. Without a doubt the worst factory trigger of any handgun I have ever fired.
  9. Reinz

    Reinz Member

    Aug 4, 2008
    In the early days of the 40 cal. HK introduced the P7 in 40. I had just sold my PM13 to get this new wonder.

    When I saw it I felt like I was picking up the fat girl for the prom.
    Holding it was almost like holding a Desert Eagle! Man what a huge disappointment.
    Needless to say, I did not buy it.

    Bad move, now it's a huge collector's item. They sold so few of them.
  10. wlewisiii

    wlewisiii Member

    Jan 1, 2010
    Hayward, WI
    Mauser C96. I paid for a refurb: relined the barrel & refinished it. I still couldn't hit the side of a barn from the inside. Pity, it was a magnificently made firearm.

    Thankfully I got what I had in it out of it.
    Last edited: Jan 19, 2015
  11. bflee

    bflee Member

    Feb 5, 2013

    I got one of those and it is excellent. I shoot field mice off my tractor with it. I think its a 6" though.
  12. SeanSw

    SeanSw Member

    Mar 31, 2005
    I was probably most disappointed in my cz82 in 9x18. It seemed to be in nice shape and had a pretty decent trigger. The gun functioned perfectly but it didn't shoot well. After reading the hype I expected to be be stunned by the accuracy, though now I suspect mine may have actually be shot out or had a damaged crown. I didn't think to slug the barrel at the time but people were quick to call nonsense when I dared to suggest that perhaps my mirror polished hex bore cz82 could possibly be worn out. It never shot well for anyone who shared the range with me either.
  13. rduchateau2954

    rduchateau2954 Member

    Oct 30, 2011
    Green Bay, WI
    Ruger SR9C. Nothing wrong with the gun, but I took a Sig p938 on trade and after shooting the all metal Sig I want nothing to do with the polymer. Such a night and day difference between feel and recoil. The Sig sights just blow my mind.

    Ruger just sits in its box now, waiting to be traded. Never even put locktite on time holster.
  14. verdun59

    verdun59 Member

    Feb 16, 2009
    Virginia or South Carolina
    Well I've said it before, but I'll say it one more time:

    If it says AMT on it, Run -- don't walk to the nearest exit.
  15. OrangePwrx9

    OrangePwrx9 Member

    May 30, 2009
    North of the Fingerlakes-NY
    No-lock 4" 586 I bought new in the '90s. Shot patterns, not groups. Good looking as all get-out. Great trigger. Lost count of how many times it went back to Smith; it was at least 3 times. Finally PAID THEM to make it right, and they did. Took over 15 years.

    Second worst was a new 6" 617 from the same time period. Again, very inaccurate. That went back to Smith twice. It's OK now, but nothing great.

    At that same time, I bought a 6" 686. Thought I'd lost my mind considering the problems I was having with S&W. That gun is awesome...in every respect. "Luck of the draw" or "third time's the charm"...take your pick
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