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what's the "most displeased with" gun you ever bought?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by effengee, Sep 13, 2004.

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  1. effengee

    effengee Member

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    Mine was a Kel-Tec sub gun 2000...
    Don't get me wrong, it's a totally neat concept, for a cop, a backpacker, or a definte leap ahead from the normal array of briefcase firearms...
    I traded it for a Romanian sar1 within a few weeks of purchase...
    I feel the design had no real advantage other than the fact that the whole thing folded in half and weighed less than a .22 rifle...
    A longer barrel does little to improve the 9mm cartridge's ballistics
    I didn't care for the sights, or that there was no real way to affix a sling...

    I understand Kel-Tec has redesinged the sub gun line and has addressed most, if not all, the issues I've described...
    Other than that, it definately fit the bill for most questions asked/interest given at the local ranges...

    Did you ever buy a gun only to be disappointed before the first box of ammo was empty???

    Anything made by Jennings doesn't count :barf:
     
  2. mtnbkr

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    Taurus 94 4".

    Love the size, love the caliber. Could not hit the broad side of the barn with it. I knew it wasn't me when I could shoot rings around it with any other gun I had with me at the time. DA triggerpull was too heavy as well.

    Chris
     
  3. Gunrunner

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    My POC gun is an EMF 45Colt SAA. One of the Uberti clones. Bad fitting of parts, bad springs. It is pretty accurate, but when it wants to fall apart while you're shooting what good is accuracy? The price was under $300, one fourth the cost of a Colt. The quality reflects the price.
     
  4. 45R

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    "MY XD40". Took over 400 rounds to settle itself into a 3" group at 7 yards. All other XD40s that I've shot could do under .5" at that distance no problem!
     
  5. armoredman

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    CETME - fed 20 rounds, then wouldn't feed from either mag, mag release came loose, and it shot a 7 inch group at 50 yards. Gah.
     
  6. TerryBob

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    Wow, I thought that this was gonna be a Jennings Thread.

    I bought one when I was young and stupid.:banghead:

    TerryBob
     
  7. carbon15b

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    I didn't buy it , it was given to me, and that should tell you a lot. A Jennings J-22, a total POS.
     
  8. nvrquit

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    Toss up...

    ... between a Tanfoglio Witness Compact 10mm Wonder finish and a Walther P22.

    Tan was back to EAA multiple times and the experience was not pleasant. P22 has been replaced twice and the second replacement isn't only somewhat more reliable than the original.

    Tanfoglio needs a different USA importer/servicing agent and Walther/S&W need to rethink/redesign the P22 for greater reliability across the .22LR ammo spectrum.
     
  9. Werewolf

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    Bushmaster XM15E2S with 20" Fluted Barrel.

    Failed right out of the box with stovepiping. Sent to BM and they fixed that problem. Sighted the thing in and had to move the rear sight almost all the way to the right. BM said over torqued barrel send it back. Traded it instead. Probably will not ever purchase another BM product.
     
  10. The Rabbi

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    Any 1911!!:neener:

    No, J'K. Really it was a Smith Mini-Sigma in (I think) 9mm (maybe it was .380). I fired two mags worth, total of maybe 16 rounds. I had about 6 failures. Gun was loud and hard to control. Hurt to shoot it. Couldnt figure out how to take it down. I find out you have to drive two pins out of the slide and it comes apart like that. Traded it after one outing. Total POS.
     
  11. Justin

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    HK USP .40

    This isn't to disparage HK. The USP is a fine pistol, but it just didn't point naturally for me, and I didn't like the trigger pull. Just not for me.
     
  12. bigmtnman

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    Walther P-22. POS jam-o-matic from day one. Walther r&r'd it and it's still a jam-o-matic!!
     
  13. Darkmind

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    Glock 19! It was the first pistol i had ever bought. I love glock and own some others but never again will i own another 9mm.
     
  14. Spieler

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    AMT DAO Backup in .45 acp. Utterly unreliable.
     
  15. Ktulu

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    Double Tap!
     
  16. Ktulu

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    Walther P22. Jams, would not fire in DA, POS.
     
  17. Dorrin79

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    KT P11

    Bad bad bad trigger, way too much muzzle flip and perceived recoil.

    Neat little gun (11 rds 9x19 in a package lighter and smaller than my Makarov) but not for me.
     
  18. Old Dog

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    Kel-Tec P40

    ... don't know why ... it was new, cheap and I hadn't found anything else that caught my eye at the gun show.
    Horrible, horrible trigger, the worst ever ... incredible brutal recoil ... needed to be cleaned every 10 rounds or it wouldn't feed or eject.
     
  19. NavajoNPaleFace

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    Fire Storm Duo-tone in 9MM.

    To call it a POS is giving it a compliment.
     
  20. Soap

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    Springfield 1911 Loaded NS Parkerized. Breech face too small and extractor crap. Also my Uberti SAA from Taylors, problem with half cock mode, sent back to Taylor's and now it has a timing problem.
     
  21. DWS1117

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    Yugoslavian SKS 59/66

    Love the gun, butI haven't been able to get 40 rounds through it. The firs tproblem was not the gun's fault. I didn't get all the cosmoline cleaned out of the bolt and it froze up on me. Luckily the firing pin froze up inside the bolt instead of outside, so no surprise full auto. The second problem was the hammer broke. After I got it all cleaned of the cosmo too it back out and got through 10 rounds. On the next clip of ammo no boom. There were no hits on any primers. On the nex bolt pull the hammer broke clean in half. Finally got a new trigger group this weekend and I can't get the dang thing to snap into place. I really like this gin and am not giving up on it yet, but DANG it is frutrating.:banghead:
     
  22. 45 Carry

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    Kimber Pro Carry II, Aluminum, MIM Stove piping POS
     
  23. Jiml3

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    The first gun I purchased was a Tanfogila BTA 90. I really liked it but when it needed servicing, EAA Witness refused to be of assistance. The jerk said that he didn't service them as he was not the importer at the time. I have a crack in the slide and would like to replace it but nobody has replacement parts that I know of.

    I wrote a letter to the manufacturer about their distributor. That was 5 years ago and I have seen a lot of people on this and other forums having similar problems but EAA is still in business.

    Maybe if everbody stopped doing business with EAA, the parent company would get rid of them.
     
  24. Skofnung

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    Beretta Model 96. It was great except that the best anyone could do with it was ~ 4" at 21 feet.

    Maybe it was just a lemon, but it soured me for good on the .40 S&W cartridge.
     
  25. Wiley

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    Ruger P90.
     
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