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What's the most regrettable firearm purchase you've ever made?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Akira13, Oct 4, 2005.

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  1. Akira13

    Akira13 Member

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  2. garrett1955

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    havent had a bad one yet!!! lets keep on rollin.
     
  3. mustanger98

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    I'm waiting on sombody to say it was their first one because they've been hooked ever since. :neener: :cool:
     
  4. aerod1

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    I bought two FIE revolvers chambered in 38 special. These are junk made of pot metal and old bent beer cans. I gave $75.00 each for these little jewels, new in the box. Do they shoot? Yes. Are they accurate? Silly question...Of course not!
    I need my butt kicked. I bought these years ago and have been kicing my own butt ever since.

    Jim
     
  5. Declaration Day

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    I bought a Walther G22 on impulse. It's not particularly fun to shoot, and it spits burning powder onto my hand. I never use it, and wish I 'd never bought it.
     
  6. Ala Dan

    Ala Dan Member in memoriam

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    The first one, because it was an inexpensive Rohm "Burgo" model 8-shot
    .22LR snub nose revolver that I bought from the old K-Mart store for a
    total of $42.50 OTD~! :uhoh: Boy, what a P.O.S. :D

    No, I don't have it any more~! :barf: It now resides in South Carolina
    with my father in-law (Laughing Loudly :D )
     
  7. Devonai

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    A pre-Kahr Auto-Ordnance 1911A1. Even after a long and sincere effort the thing could not be made to fire reliably.
     
  8. R.H. Lee

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    A Mini 14. I don't know what I was thinking. The miniscule caliber, the thin barrel, lack of reliable mags over 5 rds. It seemed like a good idea at the time, but I was glad to get rid of it.
     
  9. aerod1

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    Devonai,

    I have a pre Kahr Auto Ordnance 1911A1 that has functioned flawlessly since day one. I also have a Colt and Springfield loaded and have had no problems with any of my 1911 style pistols.

    Jim
     
  10. Werewolf

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    Bushmaster XM15E2S 20" Fluted Barrel. Failed out of the box with bad ejector and over torqued barrel. Sent to BM. They fixed the ejector problem (took a month) but did not address the over torqued barrel problem (rear sight almost all the way to the right). :mad:

    Bushmaster SUCKS!

    [soup NAZI voice] No more bushmaster for me...

    From now on I'll stick with Armalite, RRA and (yeah sneer if ya want) Olympic Arms.

    Had a bad experience with a Taurus Raging Bull in .44Mag but Taurus doesn't have the rep BM does (IOW - I half way expected problems when I bought the thing) and the RB only cost $420 as opposed to the $900 for the BM.

    I hold a grudge against piss poor quality for a long, long time (maybe it comes from having run a QA group for a medical equipment manufacturer - high quality isn't that hard to achieve and in the long run it reduces manufacturing costs).
     
  11. bpisler

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    Marlin tube fed 22 rifle,jammed
    on all kinds of ammo more than
    fired.No better after being
    sent to marlin.

    Remington 597 22 rifle,jammed
    more than the marlin and it was
    new,tried different ammo and 6
    mags.Total piece of crap.
     
  12. ken w.

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    I collect rimfires and a friend called me and said his buddy had an old Mossberg he was selling for $100.00.I bought it without looking and it was the nastiest looking piece of junk ever.All the parts were missing,stocked cracked and rusted to heck.And my friend paid him cash,as is.Oh well. :(
     
  13. f4t9r

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    walther P22 mine was junk
    I also made the mini 14 mistake - agree with everything R.H. Lee said
     
  14. Dionysusigma

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    A Winchester 1911SL.

    "A real, 12ga shotgun?"

    "That's old and 'collectible'?"

    "And it's an autoloader?!?"

    Heck yeah! :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:
     
  15. Rexrider

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    Jennings .22

    Not because it does not work, it does. I have never even cleaned it since I bought way back when and it won't stop working.

    It is regrettable because of the sheer embassment from owning the darn thing. :eek:
     
  16. Standing Wolf

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    Ruger Mark II .22 caliber pistol. I'll never buy anything from that @#$%^&! company again.

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  17. CannonFodder

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    The only ones I regret are the ones I haven't made. :cool:
     
  18. NHBB

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    SA stainless 1911... sorry but I feel I don't have to buy a $500+ gun out of the box and "fine tune" it right to make it work. would jam after every 50 rounds or so... I sold it to a good fellow who was interested in making it work, who I also sold a perfect G26 with no wear to it that never malfunctioned, if I am going to sell a firearm I make it quite clear the reason why I desire to get rid of it.

    I also got a CZ52 from AIM that has a plethora of problems and spent hours researching an trying to fix it for a 100 dollar gun, didnt even work out of the box... I offered FREE in the sale of the 1911, and he still didn't want it lol... its just sitting in the safe collecting dust. you want it? 50 bucks plus shipping... I am sure the right person can make it a precious gun, but I dont like to tinker... I would rather take my p-32 for CCW than that block of crap. pm me if you want this junker, lol
     
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    Did you send it back with an explanation of the problem and give them the opportunity to make it right? They're supposed to fix 'em. FWIW, I have a 22/45 that's never missed a beat, runs clean or dirty. That's the Mkll action too.
     
  20. Old Fud

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    Walther P22

    Bought it because it looked so cute. Thought it would be fun.
    Damned thing is a FTF Saga!!!!
    I've had roughly 1000 rounds through it so far and am still looking for something it will be reliable with.
    Sorriest $280 I ever spent.
     
  21. Tree57

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    Bad buy

    Bought a Star firestar in 40S&W a few years back, very accurate, feels great in my hand. Now,if I could get at least one magazine to cycle through the weapon I would be a very happy man.I bought a new mag.,still no go.I may have to break down and send it to a gunsmith.
     
  22. Sylvilagus Aquaticus

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    I regret buying a really decent Walther P38 (byf marked) back in the 80's a couple of months before several container-loads of really nice ones hit the docks...that retailed for about $125 less than I had in mine.

    Can you say 'sponge bath'? I knew that you could. The market on P38's hasn't really come back until recently, except for those that came over here with capture papers. Mine didn't have any, of course.

    At least I ain't my brother. He bought an RG.

    Regards,
    Rabbit.
     
  23. Travis McGee

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    Unlike the Mark II's, I have an old Ruger SM Mark I (blued, 6" tapered, fixed sights) that shoots like a demon. Better than a target pistol. I'll never give up that gun! Don't know what happened to the Mark II's.

    My Ruger Mini-14 is okay for what it is: a fun lead slinger that beats any pistol hands down out to 150 yards. Is it a tack driver? No.

    Worst gun: AMT .380 Backup. Couldn't ever get that thing right. Nice compact design, just couldn't get it to fire 50 times in a row without a problem. Tried everything.
     
  24. Moparmike

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    My first. EAA Witness 10mm. I can rarely get through a whole mag without a glitch of some sort. Its better with the original recoil spring though.


    Did I mention how it makes my wrist hurt for 2 days after 50rds, and how the thing barely holds a 8x11 peice of paper at 7yds when I can put a mag full in the area of a playing card with a 1911 all day long? :mad:
     
  25. cracked butt

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    Remington 597lawyertriggerjammomatic :barf:
     
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