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

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  1. m500'92

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    Ruger 10/22, shot 2" groups at 50 yards and wouldn't function reliably until I had broken magazines replaced twice at which point a Marlin 60 was already on its way. It shoots half inch groups and hasn't had a jam. Second would probably be a Browning SA-22, shot 1 1/2" groups and the barrel nut shot loose every 20-50 rounds, making the barrel and forend wobble a fair amount. Not sure if that's a common problem with that gun or not but I sure didn't like it.
     
  2. The Lone Haranguer

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    A SIG 1911 Revolution Carry. It malfunctioned on the second shot I ever fired through it, and went downhill from there. I've had other lemons, but this was from a top tier maker, at a top tier price. That makes it my most disappointing and displeased with gun.
     
  3. bannockburn

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    1) Kahr CW40-Very poorly finished barrel (looked like it just came out of a casting mold), incredibly rough slide operation, and pieces of the polymer frame were coming off when I fired the gun.

    2) Walther PPKs-Stainless model that was also poorly finished, inside and out. Far too many sharp edges and a very heavy trigger made shooting it a less than an enjoyable experience. Add to it the occasional jam and untimely mag drop and it was traded for a something far more reliable.

    3) Sterling Model 302-This should have been a good gun: decent design and construction in a nice small package. What it turned out to be was a total jamomatic. I don't think I ever got more than two or three rounds to fire consecutively without some sort of failure to feed or eject. Eventually I gave up on getting it to work and bought a Beretta Jetfire to replace it.
     
  4. lonegunman

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    I had the displeasure of buying a pile of garbage Remington 1911 last July. It refused to cycle after seven rounds and had to go back to the factory. From looking at the gun I can guess three things. 1. It was not "made" by Remington in New York. 2. They have no quality control. 3. They do not test fire anything, they assemble it and stuff it in a box.



    Seven shots, Remington made a gun that barely finished the first magazine and had the gaul to sell it. My 1920 made Colt 1911 has worked perfectly for NINETY years.
     
  5. Shoot The Moon

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    UK spec Taurus 66 - (12" barrel and under-wrist brace to comply with UK minimum firearm dimension rules :banghead:) Fairly well made but couldn't shoot it straight with the stupid brace. Sold it along with the Dillon RL550 I used to keep it fed, but not after unsucessfully chasing endless variations of load to try to overcome my accuracy problems.

    I stick with cap and ball revos now as they are not subject to the same restrictions......
     

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  6. Nail Shooter

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    Mid 1970's Colt Combat Commander in 9mm. Couldn't get thru a mag without some type of feed problem. God I loved the looks and feel of that gun but it was not reliable so it was traded (for more than I paid for it) on a Glock 19. The Glock is stone cold reliable and I'd stake my life on it. Regards,

    Nail
     
  7. gdcpony

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    Walther PPK/SS

    The worst gun I have ever owned was the Walther PPK/SS. Two of my friends also shot this pistol and had the same complaint. It would rub the hand between the thumb and forefinger when you would fire it. It irritated the hands of all three of us. I sold it days after I had purchased it.
     
  9. PT1911

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    If I am honest, I have not yet purchased a firearm that I was in any way displeased with... the first pistol I purchased was a P-22.. I still have it and I have not had the first problem with it... it loves CCI mini-mags and stingers but will have the occasional "light strike" with bulk pack stuff. Second gun was a Taurus PT-1911... it was another great gun.. I have since traded it for another Taurus PT-1911 (railed version) and, once again, great gun.

    And now, more than a couple of handful of guns later, I would hate to choose which to sell if the need ever arose.. i am very happy with all of them to date.
     
  10. PT92

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    My Sub is one of my favorite guns!

    -Cheers
     
  11. Utah1

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    Mossberg 464. Got it new for a very cheap price earlier this summer- $308. Shooting all over the place at 100 yards. Put a scope on it. 12"+ groups with 150gr. and 4-5" groups with 170gr. -- I"ve got 65 year old Mosin's that shoot better.
     
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  12. Patriotme

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    I had a Springfield V10 that was a total POS. I put over 500 rnds through it and tried different loads and different brands. It still jammed regularly. I bought 5 mags and used different manufacturers. Same result. After 2 trips back to the factory they improved it enough that I only got about 2-3 jams per 50 rnds. What a disappointment. I'll never buy another M1911 from Springfield. I've got an XDM but had it been actually made at the Springfield factory in the US I would have passed on it.
    I can forgive a mistake in a product but lousy customer service tends to cost a gun manufacturer about a decades worth of my business.
     
  13. Erik M

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    Kel Tec P11. Bought into the hype of "oh they are inexpensive but they are the best 9mm pocket gun available". Traded it on a Ruger Vaquero and plan to replace it in my carry rotation with a CZ RAMI.
     
  14. KingMedicine

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    Im shocked no one has mentioned a Taurus Judge (unless i missed it).. I have one of the Public defender models. Was fun to shoot, but the cylinder would bind after every shot. The firing pin would get stuck inside the rounds primer and required you to pull the pin out. Sold it off and will never buy a taurus pistol again...
     
  15. cougfan

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    Wow no mention of Davis guns until page 4. I went to a gun show while in college and fairly broke (most likely from other gun buys). I didn't want to go home empty handed and bought a Davis Derringer in .25 acp at the last minute because it reminded me of a toy I got a Disneyland when I was little and hey, it is a real gun. The safety broke off on the car ride home and so far Winchester white box is the best ammo I have fired with it at about 75% reliability. It is neat looking and tiny though.
     
  16. Spec ops Grunt

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    A used Marlin 795, not that its a bad gun, but because I overpaid for it.


    I learned two valuable lessons:

    A. Research every firearm purchase.
    B. Haggle any purchase you can.
     
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  17. belercous

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    A Davis .380, by far. And I own 65 guns. The most dangerous this gun could be to anyone other than the shooter is to take it, and 15 others just like it, put them and a pound of black powder in a cannon, light the fuse and stand back.
     
  18. 59Bassman

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    Pretty similar story. I bought a Glock 23 to be my CCW gun. I put a few thousand rounds through it, and seriously could not consistently hit a piece of paper at 15 yards with the gun. But if I picked up my old Kimber Custom, I could shoot the center out of the same piece of paper. I spoke to an instructor about it, and he asked me about my handgun shooting history, which started with my dad's Gold Cup and went through some IPSC with my Kimber. His suggestion was to sell the Glock and buy a Commander-sized 1911 unless I wanted to devote some SERIOUS time and ammo to the Glock. I bought a Kimber CDP II Pro that is probably the best gun I've ever owned, and I sold the Glock for about what I paid for it.

    I don't hold anything against the Glock, I just can't shoot 'em.
     
  19. WhoKnowsWho

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    Arcus 94. Nothing wrong with it, but I bought it thinking it would be my hi-power fill in, but I never liked it quite as much as I thought I would. I still think about buying it back since the guy I sold it to still has not shot it.

    Springfield 1911 Mil Spec. Bought it super cheap, traded it for something more expensive and planned on buying a Mil Spec later since they were still less expensive than what I had traded for, but then the prices jumped to almost the same price as what I had traded for. Dang you mil spec.
     
  20. Cribbage

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    Any of the AR/M-4 clones I've owned. They were my first purchase when I got back into shooting after a hiatus. Everyone had such a raging (bleep) for them I figured they had to be THE THING.

    Pip-sqeek round, boring gun with no soul, modular Fisher-Price feel and construction; I could go on.

    I know I stepped on a BUNCH of feelings, but they truely were my most disappointing weapons purchases.
     
  21. Kingofthehill

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    Kimber Custom CDP II

    the aluminum framed portion for the feed ramp had been improperly machined because it had problems feeding from day one.

    Then different HP's or mag followers put marks in it causing feeding issues.

    Finally had it inspected and ended up having a steel ramp machined to fit.

    what a pile of crap.... im so done with kimbers, this was the last straw with that crappy company.
     
  22. Erik M

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    I think I've read more posts about Kimbers lax quality than I have any 1911 that was made in the south pacific.
     
  23. Kingofthehill

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    If you came to me and said... you can pick between ANY kimber or a Citidel,Rock Island,American Classic,High Standard or (enter any other re-badged Armscor or philippines 1911 here)... id chose the Armscor gun.

    Too bad because I love my clackamas kimber. It was a phenomenal bang for the buck and has been nothing but dependable
     
  24. Rex_lee

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    Automag II Backup in .22lr
    I bought it lightly used, but in very nice condition.

    I thought it could be a handy little pocket gun with .22 high velocity hollow points. First shot jammed, and every 2nd or 3rd after that jammed too. Tried all kinds of ammo, same result. Took it back to the gun shop and traded up for a Taurus PT709 slim. I love the 709. Search for EDC gun concluded.
     

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  25. Spec ops Grunt

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    Welcome to The High Road, Rex! :)
     
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