What is the LEAST fun gun you ever fired, one that hurt you

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  1. Starter52

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    Mauser HsC pistol in .380
     
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  2. entropy

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    Three come to mind;
    1. Single shot H&R 12 ga with 3" BB shot. :eek:
    2. Kel Tec Sub 2000 that kaboomed on me. My right hand was numb for a while.:what:
    3. The storied PPK slide bite.:cuss:
     
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  3. Good Ol' Boy

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    I haven't shot anything so far that "hurt" me, although I've shot some stuff out of 12g's in the summer where I would have a bruised shoulder the next day. But you don't feel it when you're shooting, I'm assuming because of the fun/adrenaline.

    The most "unpleasant" gun I've shot was a BA Derringer with .410 slugs. I was at my buddies range and we stapled a paper target on a 4x4 sheet of plywood. I stepped back to about 10ft and shot. Didnt even hit the plywood I flinched so bad.

    I handed it back to him and told him he could keep it.
     
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    Tore something in my shoulder touching off a full house load in my SP-101. Took a while to heal. After that I started lifting weights again to build better strength. Still love it anyway.
     
  5. Autodidactic

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    Exactly, I first got a .38 special 642. Then got a LCP. The LCP was tame in comparison to even many standard pressure .38's in an airweight. +P? Forget about it.
     
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  6. jonnyc

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    No contest......a 9mm Double Tap Derringer. Still hurts to even think about it!
     
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  7. NIGHTLORD40K

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    I found the PPK unpleasant AND unreliable.:(

    The S&W M41 was my most disappointing. Everyone raves about them and they are beautiful- but I busted my knuckles every time I tried to pull the slide back with the sight rail in the way and could never get through an entire magazine without multiple jams.
     
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  8. Jimbo80

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    You should try one of my .32s or better yet .22s. A world of difference. I disliked the .380 so much I traded it for a Luger. I got the best end of the deal by a mile.
     
  9. Scout21

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    Probably a turkey load. I still shoot them when I need to, but it's not enjoyable. I don't even pattern them because it's so unenjoyable, I just keep it under 40 yards or so to be safe.

    It's not that I can't handle high amounts of recoil, it's that I simply don't want to. Hell, I've been trying to rationalize dropping down from a .308 hunting rifle to a .243. If .243 ammo were as cheap and available as the .308 I would've made the switch already.
     
  10. WestKentucky

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    My wife’s aunt carries a 38 LCR and she is quick and good with it. She will snap it out empty it and put it back in her purse fully loaded in about 30 seconds. I have shot it. Pleasant is not one of the terms that comes to mind, but that 125lb lady isn’t phased by it.
     
  11. Autodidactic

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    You can get used to the airweights. I don't mind it except with heavy +P, such as Underwood or Buffalo Bore. Basic .38 special is a handful but manageable.
     
  12. 243winxb

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    OUCH, Fired.- Marlin 45/70 maxed out.
    A 375 h&h 300 gr solid, off bench.
    S&W 30-06 with a bad fitting stock.
    Browning BT99, comb to high.
    460 S&W in T/C pistol.
    S&W Revolver 10 oz 38+P 337PD.

    NOT CRAZY- Passed on firing -
    458 WinMag.
    460 WB.
    505 Gibbs.
    50 BMG . Pass 3 times. One was a tiny bullpup action.
    460WB case necked up to 50 caliber, 750 gr bullet in a bolt action pistol.
     
  13. Autodidactic

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    Right, I can handle heavy recoil, but except for occasional shooting of heavy stuff I profer moderate powered calibers and/or appropriate power to mass/size ratio. That's one reason 9mm is a good caliber, or .38 special.

    Even my 12 gauge, which is all steel and wood, is quite a handful. It's fun, but I can't do more than about 20-30 shells before I'm over it. I have to assume that lighter 12 gauges are even worse. Although, I like the single shot mini-shells (they won't cycle in most shotguns) because they are about 2/3 recoil.
     
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  14. Mars5l

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    My friends Rem 700 series in 7mm Magnum. Was more brutal than my 8mm Mauser rifle
     
  15. jmr40

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    Remington 870 Supermag with 3 1/2" turkey loads. I don't want a turkey bad enough to use that combo.

    I had one of the 1972 production Marlin 1895's in 45-70. The 1st year after being re-introduced those had a lighter, trimmer stock with a hard, curved butt plate instead of a recoil pad on later versions. I bought it used in 1976 and the previous owner gave me 4-5 handloads. I don't know the exact specs, but they had 500 gr bullets loaded to max. That would get your attention.

    I had one of the Makarov pistols for a while. That gun recoiled more than it should have. It wasn't horrible, just more than I expected from such a low powered round.
     
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    One of my hunting buddies has a short, light, single shot 12 ga turkey gun. I shot one 3 1/2" magnum round with that thing and will never do it again.
     
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    Back in the early 90s I shot a .44 magnum American Derringer with full power 240 Remington jsp in it, thought it had dislocated my thumb little bugger was plumb nasty
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  18. Gerd33

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    Someone might think I'd say it was the BFR 45/70 that I used to own, or perhaps my Ithaca Mag 10.

    I have to go with this sporterized .303 British Enfield that due to financial constraints I used for a deer rifle for a few years. Unpleasant recoil, extremely loud (probably thanks to the shortened barrel) and I kept having to re-sight it in. As soon as I had the opportunity to replace it, I sent it down the road.

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    They made a .45-70 one too lol. Some cartridges are just ridiculous in derringers or airweight revolvers. I'm a firm believer that for example magnums don't belong in airweight revolvers. Too much.

    I shot .357 out of my Bond Arms derringer in one session, and never again. Like a bomb going off in my hand.
     
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    I've long wondered how those things don't simply explode. So much boom out of such a small boomstick.
     
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  21. Doug444

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    Used to think it was a 12 ga. Rossi single-shot SG with slugs, but then I shot a friends .410 single-shot. Seriously. It has so much drop at the comb that it practically slapped me in the forehead! My little Rossi single-shot 20 ga. isn't much fun either with any type of "standard" shell, let alone 3" mags. My .300 Mag is a pussycat comparatively.
     
  22. Captcurt

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    Took a turkey left handed with a 3" 2 1/4 oz Activ. Recoil in my 1300 Win turned out to be 55lbs. I landed up with 3 loose teeth when my thumb smacked me in the mouth. Years later all of my upper teeth started to get loose. I wear dentures now.

    Shot a Ruger #1 in 458 once but it wasn't as bad as a hot 45-70 out of a H&R Handi-rifle. That one was pretty rough.
     
  23. joneb

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    12 gauge double barrel with 3" magnum turkey loads and no recoil pad ouch.
     
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  24. gyp_c2

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    Savage 110 purchased 1991. 30-06 with alien demon from hell inside.
    Bruised me so bad I couldn't finish a box of 165 or 180gr factory ammo.
    Ruger 454 Casull. First two rds. were touching at 25yds.
    Third was 6 inches away and my thumb meat bruised and pained mightily.
    Handed it back.
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  25. Mn Fats

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    Broke your collarbone? Ouch. You have me beat.

    I fired my Remington (Baikal) SxS 12ga coach gun with high brass pulling both triggers, one handed. First time was...brutal. Second time I lost hold and it slipped, trigger guard cut my index and middle finger wide open. No broken bones though.

    The sound it made in the corner field with both barrels firing high brass was incredible. Strange sounding.
     
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