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What is the biggest POS you ever shot?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Warhawk83, Sep 17, 2009.

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  1. Warhawk83

    Warhawk83 Member

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    The idea of this thread came about today because of a MAJOR POS I rented at an indoor range. I usually shoot my .40 but it's at a gunsmith having meprolight sights installed. So I rented a .45,never fired one and have always been curious. Taurus PT 24/7 .45, I have seen many threads here wit people ripping apart Taurus. I didn't give it much credit because you can always find someone to talk crap about something. I have to say, you Taurus raggers appear to be right.

    First: The magazine release is where my thumb grips the damn gun. I adjusted my grip for this.

    Next: First shot, no lie, I get a bullseye. Next shot, the magazine falls out, and my thumb is NOWHERE near the release.

    There were several failure to feeds,and every 3rd shot the magazine would fall out!!! This gun was such a piece that I only fired 15 rounds! I have 35 rounds of a caliber I don't even own!

    By FAR, the WORST gun I have EVER had the aggravation of handling!

    So, lets have em, what is the biggest POS you ever fired?
     
  2. Mags

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    Believe it or not it was a Glock! I am not a Glock basher , I love my Glock 19 but my Glock 23 would shoot in a burst mode at the most unexpected of times.
     
  3. KenWP

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    The worst gun I ever shot was a Mark 4 Enfeild never could figure that gun out from day one. Next was a Stevens 12 gauge that had a molted brown plastic stock and a weird kind of action. I always wondered what how many of them they made and if anybody still used them much.
     
  4. NMGonzo

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    Rental guns being bad?

    I only rented two in my whole life.

    I could not hit sheize with either of them.
     
  5. dubbleA

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    No doubt....Tikka T3 Lite in 270 WSM, it didnt shoot groups, it shot patterns! :barf:
     
  6. bigalexe

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    If we will allow it: extremely aged and heavily used boy scout camp lever-action Daisy air rifles. Couldn't hit a barn at 10 feet from the inside with some of them.
     
  7. moojpg2

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    well, if were only talking newer or modern guns, the worst experience i ever had was with a taurus revolver chambered in .17hmr, the fired case would kick back and jam up the cylinder every time it went off, it was like the single shot from hell
     
  8. Thingster

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    Biggest raging heap was a beretta bobcat .22. terrible action, jam-o-matic to the extreme regardless of how clean i got it or what kind of ammo i was using, couldn't hit a watermelon with it at 15 feet, and it waspainful to shoot. not in the hand, but the ears and head. it wasn't loud but it was piercing.

    Second was whatever a fullsize glock in 10mm is. couldn't get the magazine to stay in more than 5 or 6 shots and could barely keep the shots on an 11x17 at 15 yards.
     
  9. paintballdude902

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    an old boy scout .22lr single shot (well it had a mag but we werent allowed to use them) the front sights were all bent or broken the rear was normally off and the trigger felt like someone was dragging me down a gravel road for 3 miles
     
  10. Matrix187

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    Hi point 9mm pistol.
     
  11. shotgunjoel

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    I was at the range once when a friend showed up with this thrashed single shot 20 gauge. This thing had some serious surface rust going, and the bead was gone. The action opened like one of those cat food cans. It was kinda cool to shoot, just because it was kinda small. I'd say it had a 20 in barrel and about a 12 inch LOP. I think he said that he bought it for like $20.
     
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    Sigma .40. I was raped when I traded it in, and I wept with joy.
     
  13. Sixtigers

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    Without a doubt, the worst gun I ever owned/shot was a TEK9. I bought it for $150 in 1987, and promptly bought two more 30 round mags for it, at a cost of $29 apiece. The first time I fired it, I got 30 rounds through it. After that, every other round was a stovepipe. Didn't matter which mag, or what type of bullet--it would not auto feed. Accuracy was for scheisse. I brought it to a gunsmith I trusted when I was on leave back home, and he laughed me out of his shop when I asked him if it could be fixed. I literally threw the gun out with the trash (after torching it in half). I was young, and it was my third gun ever (at the time). I'm smarter now.

    To this day, whenever I see a TEK9 in a movie, I have to laugh when I see it actually working.
     
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    A .22 semi-auto (in theory, at least,) rifle of unknown make and model. I remember it was black, probably plastic, and it loaded through a port in the stock. *pop* Jam. *pop* Jam. *pop* Jam. Lather, rinse, repeat. The ultimate ammo conservation machine.

    The accuracy sucked too, IIRC.
     
  15. CapnMac

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    Worst I bought would be a magazine ad deal for gen-u-ine WWII 1911A1s. Went to my FFL and he ordered one in. He was almost ashamed to show it to me. I was taken aback, too. But, he and his shop had put in a lot of effort to clean it up, and I'd had him order it in good faith, so I paid and left. Oh boy, was this a piece of work. Slide stop appeared to have been drilled out and a bit of rod welded in as a replacement stop. Fit of the stop was bad at best. Replaced it with a milspec one. Meant there were two non-rattling parts, the stop and the RH grip. Shot like nothing much was fitted, too. I traded it for a 1903A3 and walked away a bandit and happy.

    Not bought would have to be an M60; it had been to the armorers one too many times, with one too many non-milspec parts for both M60 and M60A1 (and maybe A1E2 parts). I suspect it had been used to demostrate why you do not apply the safety cover open and close the cover and then try and shoot. It loved to ruin otherwise good barrels, too (so no one wanted it near their supply). Turned back up like a bad penny, too.

    Took a long while to believe in the Mk 47 Mod 0, but I do.
     
  16. doc2rn

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    You got one of the instant backups too! I feel your pain Mine went back 4 times in the the three yrs I owned it I had it for 10 days including the days I was either picking it up or dropping it off at the Fed Ex.
    Wept with joy as I traded it in on my NAA .22 Mag.
     
  17. tribbles

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    Davis Arms .22WMR derringer. Couldn't hit a milk jug at ten FEET. Would have probably been more accurate and done more damage if thrown at an assailant. Only put two rounds through it (one through each barrel), but two was enough. Sold it on consignment down at the gun shop for more than I thought it was worth.
     
  18. DeepSouth

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    Walther P22
     
  19. Bruno2

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    mosin nagant , sks (any make or model ), Tokerav ,Davis 380 , anything chambered in 25 auto, various lamas , this great big hi point 45 that my cousin owns ( and absolutely is in love with ). Some other popular saturday night special ( cant think of the name right now , but , is right up there with Davis )Draganov . I am sure that some more will come to mind

    Oh yeah and this stoeger coach gun that shoots 6 ft below point of aim at less than 20 yds

    "Jennings" thats the name Iwas looking for
     
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  20. Erik M

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    Cousins severly used Glock 23 .40, I couldnt hit the broad side of a barn with it.
     
  21. mustang_steve

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    A Lorcin 9mm. Someone at the range had one, I let him fire my pistol if I could fire his.

    It was a jam-fest. 3 jams in 16 rounds. I asked him if this was normal....turns out he's just a plinker and found the recoil of a 9mm more exciting than a .22lr....so he really didn't care if it jammed a few times.

    I think with some gunsmithing, it could be decent...but the work would easily cost more than the handgun.
     
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    XDm 9mm. 2009 pistol of the year - right!
     
  23. pinstripe

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    Lorcin 9mm. I purchased the pistol, took it to the range, and it jammed the first 2 rounds, right before it locked up the slide. Took it back to the dealer and ended up with a ruger p95. I HATE LORCIN........
     
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    Easy. Charter Arms AR-7 "survival" gun. This is a takedown 22 with a bulbous plastic stock. The barrel is removable and the action and barrel can be stored in the stock. Great concept, terrible execution. Cast pot metal action, crudely stamped steel parts. Don't know about accuracy, could never get it to feed and fire consistently enough to shoot groups.

    If your survival depends on one of these working, you might as well put the muzzle in your mouth, pull the trigger and hope it goes off, because you are doomed.
     
  25. THE DARK KNIGHT

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    Pure Win.
     
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