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What's your "never buy" gun?

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

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  1. Tdodge7

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    The SKS is milled, not sheet metal.
     
  2. Ghost Tracker

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    I'LL ALWAYS AVOID, uh, wait, no...okay, uh, I'LL NEVER AGAIN...oh heck, I'm likely wrong about that, uh, Y'ALL CAN BET YOUR LAST DOLLAR THAT I WILL NEVER AGAIN USE THE WORDS "ALWAYS" or "NEVER" BECAUSE THEY ALWAYS COME BACK TO BITE ME IN (or very near) MY WALLET. :banghead:
    I hope y'all live long enough to find the humorous truth in my rigid decision.
     
  3. Mr transformer

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    Fixed... My brain wasn't working......
     
  4. hq

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    Over the years I've made up my mind on quite a few "never buy" guns.

    Later I've bought and kept many of them. Never say never.
     
  5. gmh1013

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    Any Glock
    Any light (20oz and under) .357
    Any Kimber
    Any S&W .22 auto.....jamamatic....or just about any S&W auto
    Any .25 auto...except and old Browning

    I see lots of Taurus hate but my 9mm 92 is one if not the best auto ive ever owned...and i have lots of them...plus i like the frame mounted safety
     
  6. ApacheCoTodd

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    I'd go Glock. Considering one of the OP's perspectives was "except maybe to turn around and sell to some dumb sucker for a nice profit", a lot of turds don't make the list because there are some firearms I don't want to be responsible for passing on.

    Glock on the other hand is a manufacturer I've only ever backed into and happily sold on quickly. While I recognize them to be fine pistols - they simply do nothing for me and I find the visually and tactilely offensive.
     
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    Any currently available Glock.

    Why?

    1-They do not fit my hand well at all and I've handled many different models at gun shows.

    2-They do not point naturally for me. Probably due to #1.

    3-The recoil or muzzle flip even with a 9 mm seems to be excessive.

    4-Glock is the only pistol I've ever fired where my trigger finger was pinched when firing.

    5-Basically the most unappealing firearm I've ever had the displeasure of shooting.
     
  9. PastorAaron

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    Glock. Ar 15 (not a fan of the .223, another caliber maybe).
     
  10. Mauser lover

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    I already have my "never buy gun" and it turns out that I like it!
     
  11. Swichblade

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    Don't see myself owning an AR-15.

    I am more of a handgun shooter than a rifle shooter in the first place, and I don't want to have to baby a gun to get it to work well. My father's has had a casing stick in the chamber within the first 60 rounds fired, twice, and we couldn't get it out until we got home from the range. The gun was clean, but we recently found out that it sits unfired for so long that the applied oil dries up. I still believe a gun shouldn't malfunction that badly from going once without being oiled.


    Until recently I was very anti glock. I have fired a Glock 21 many times, and it never feels right to me, I can never do well with it. But I would like to shoot a glock 17 sometime, because its smaller grip could possibly fit my hand better.

    I am still young, though. I have a lot of time for my mind to change.
     
  12. Hk Paul

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    I'll never buy a gun from Springfield Armory. I bought a base one about 8 years ago and the thing was milled so poorly that I couldn't get the slide off. I took it back and got another one- exact same problem! This experience, combined with the fact that the company is only Springfield Armory in name, and most of their guns aren't made in the USA, makes me never want to have one. Ever.

    Kimber has gone downhill. So I won't buy another. Which is fine as I'm a Colt man anyways. Sig... They have turned to junk as well. It is sad as there are only a few companies I trust to buy from now. If I can't have 100% faith in the weapon, then I don't want to own it.
     
  13. helitack32f1

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    Pretty much any Sig or HK. Full size or compact. I have never held a sig that feels proper in the hand. Same could be said for HK, combined with the fact that they charge way the heck too much for blocky poor feeling guns. I will never understand why a P30 has to cost as much as it does.
     
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    Any Glock for the same reasons as LTR Shooter
     
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    Many are NOT my favorite and I rarely look to those manufacturers while making a purchase, but the older I get I have trouble with the concept of never.

    As one NEVER knows what the future may hold.
     
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    Any firearm with less penetration than a 158 HP 38 SPL +P Federal Nyclad, except perhaps 00 Buck 16 or 12 gauage.
    223.
    7.62x39.
    Made in China.

    Lever actions: the Marlin Guide Gun loaded with Garret's hard cast ammo
    http://www.garrettcartridges.com/4570.html
    sounds good, but I have trouble smoothly cycling levers in timed situations with my Winchester '94 44 RM -- rather buy a 458 WM bolt action and reload to save on the $$$ ammo costs
     
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    S&W 4006. Inherited one from my brother after he committed suicide with it. I shot it every month for a year after that, just because it gave me a space to grieve. Then I sold it because it took me to a negative place whenever I was around it.

    On the other hand, I had a S&W 3913 my brother gave me when I turned 21 (not a ladysmith). I sold it a year later because me wife "didn't like having handguns in the house". I've regretted that choice ever since. I wish I could find that guy I sold it to and buy it back.
     
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    And these. Never.

    Old iver Johnson revolvers
     
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    Ruger lever action tricked out something or other!

    Saw a picture of a new black ruger lever action with top eject, shrouded front guard, folding stock ad infinitum! Shame on them!
     
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    GLOCK :barf: or any AR series except an original stoner AR thatd be cool.
     
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    I especially enjoy the posts from people stating.

    "I've owned 5 brand X guns and they were all junk"

    How bright is this person? After buying two piece of junk brand X guns, didn't it occur to them that brand X were not good guns? Why did they keep on buying them?
     
  23. spider 69

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    Tec-9. Just screams "mall ninja" at me.
     
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    Think you're the only person to say that, after over 1300 widely-varied responses.

    Mind if I ask why?

    Edit: I searched the thread and looked at every single post with the word Winchester in it. Three people (and that includes you) say they'll never buy any Winchester product. I'm still curious why.

    (The first other person)
    (The second other person)
     
  25. Mr transformer

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    I am a Hill Billy in the middle of nowhere and I know that answer even before the internet came. When the Winchester arms brand was sold to US repeating arms in 64, quality died with the old company.

    If you have an old pre 64 win then you kept it. People never really liked the post 64 stuff. They work(most of the time) but just don’t feel or act right, if you know what I mean.

    They shifted production to browning in 2006, but I have never personally used any post 2006 Winchester products, so I don’t really have anything to base an opinion.

    The model 70 is going to be made by FN (the parent company) it’s self.
     
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