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What's your "never buy" gun?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Meowhead, Oct 4, 2008.

  1. Meowhead

    Meowhead Member

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    Post inspired by this here thread:
    http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=397517

    I'm curious about just the opposite. What would you never actually purchase, except maybe to turn around and sell to some dumb sucker for a nice profit? You might hate the company (H&K). You might see the gun as an impractical gimmick (Desert Eagle), you might dislike some politically/legally-mandated design features (Ruger Mk.III) or maybe just think the thing is a useless antique (1911 (just kidding please don't kill me)). Whatever. What would you never get for yourself, and why?

    My choice would be one of those short-barrelled S&W X-frames. The muzzle blast of a snubnose .357 is quite enough for me, thank you. I know it's not exactly a linear comparison (my .44 Mag for instance is a pleasure to shoot while the .357 is a pain, almost literally) but still. Snubby .460 or .500? NO.
     
  2. Yo Mama

    Yo Mama Senior Member

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    Single shots, and High Points in any caliber.
    Only ones that came to mind.
     
  3. elChupacabra!

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    Another Taurus. Once is more than enough.
     
  4. TexasRifleman

    TexasRifleman Moderator Emeritus

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    Smith and Wesson semi auto handguns.

    Never again.

    Dunno about the M&Ps honestly but my past experience with their autos was horrible.
     
  5. neviander

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    Anything made in China
     
  6. rono

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    Glocks, just don't like 'em. S&W semi auto 22's. Bought one and call it the jam-o-matic..
     
  7. 230RN
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    230RN Marines raising the Pisa tower.

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    I presume neviander is a nudist.

    H & R Model 949. (Nine shot .22 revolver.)

    Only gun I never regretted parting with.
     
  8. MinnMooney

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    Small Kahr semi-autos - I've had FTF problems and ejection problems.

    Old rifles or pistols - I'm not an antique collector and have zero interest in non-tack drivering rifles.

    Macho caliber anything - I've watched :neener: buy & try to shoot .454 Casull, .500 S&W, .300Win.Mag. (in a 7lb. rifle) and they flinch and can't hit the broad side of the proverbial barn..... unless it's mounted in a lead-sled.
     
  9. Ian Sean

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    Chauchat :D

    Seriously.....Bullpup style rifles.....I just hate the way they look.
     
  10. ProShooter

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  11. ChefJeff1

    ChefJeff1 Member

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    12 gauge - youth stock, ouch!
     
  12. CombatArmsUSAF

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    H&K, Glock, etc... just for the simple fact that I don't like them.
     
  13. jerkface11

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    Remington 700
     
  14. Werewolf

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    That's real easy...

    Anything made by Ruger.

    Engineers that don't understand the fundamental concept of tolerance stack are why.
     
  15. raveneap

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    Another NAA mini-mag. Bought one on impulse, was lucky enough to sell it for what I paid a couple weeks later.

    [​IMG]
     
  16. slewfoot

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    I second the Ruger thing.
     
  17. spuscg

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    glocks just hate them, if there was an anti glock thread id keep it going for days , bolt action shotguns, bolt action muzzleloaders? uber-magnums.
     
  18. Killermonkey21

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    Desert Eagle. Fired one at the range when a guy offered to let me shoot it...

    Any HANDGUN that requires a GAS system in order to be fired is not my kind of gun.

    Also, any Contenders or single shot break actions.
     
  19. theotherwaldo

    theotherwaldo Senior Member

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    Bling-ed out guns. My guns are power tools, not jewelry!

    -And I'm not a cop so I don't need a BBQ gun.
     
  20. jnyork

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    Anything that fires a cartridge with a belt around the base. Fired a guy's .300 Win Mag once and had a headache for 3 days.:( If I cant get it done with my .257 Roberts or my .308, it gets to keep living!! :D
     
  21. RyanM

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    Anything with a key lock in it.
     
  22. Omaha-BeenGlockin

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    Savage
    Kel tec
    Taurus
    Hi Point

    And also have a huge distain for the Remington 700 POS.
     
  23. wyocarp

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    A couple of the guns mentioned has upset me, so now it's my turn.

    Anything made by Taurus.
     
  24. Schmidlin

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    Any smith and wesson revolver or any 30.06 with a wood stock.
     
  25. Master Blaster

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    Anything made by SIG Arms.
    My Sig P220 ST is the most expensive unreliable, inaccurate, piece of crap ever made.
    Their customer service is the worst in the industry.
     

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