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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. lxd55

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    hmm thank you for the insight scrubber3. might never had drifted in that direction of thought. I ...
     
  2. tuj

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    Ok, the Glock thing I can understand, but really ANY Remington rifle? The 40X was an outstanding rifle.
     
  3. tuj

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    No, you most certainly don't. I was just trying to understand why you didn't like Remington rifles. Is it the Model 700 you don't like? Just curious, that's all.
     
  4. nebraska_farmer

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    45 ACP. Capacity has never been that important to me and .357 does everything a 45 can and then some - in my opinion of course.

    Kahr. Got burned with a real turd (P380) that they could not fix, disposed of it 6 months after purchasing and took a loss. No more Kahr in my future.

    380 Anything. I shot it for a while and lost interest. Gave my dad and sister 500 rounds after I disposed of the Kahr. Ballistics just aren't up to my standards for defense purposes even with +p. Done with 380 for good.

    Single shot. Yes I said capacity is not important to me but I have no interest in single shot anything.

    Taurus / Rossi. Never shot one, read enough online to know that I don't want to waste my time. I'll save a while longer and get something I know will work.

    20 gauge. Why? I have a 12 gauge + huge pile of ammo.

    AR15. I'd take one if you gave it to me but I don't see myself buying one. Too many other rifles I'd rather have.

    Single action revolvers. I have a few and rarely shoot them - double action all the way.
     
  5. ScarLata

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    * pinky finished firearms
    * 45 acp or 380 guns
    * single stack pistols
    * DI rifles
    * revolvers
     
  6. peacebutready

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    I thought Marlin problems were ongoing. Can "decent" also be thought of as pretty good?

    I don't like Glock but at the same time I think they're good.


    I wish I could pick up a new Norinco 1911.

    I wish I could pick up one of those for prices they used to go for.

    That's because a huge number of them are lacking quality due to the manufacturers' more than usual motivation to make money with that design.
     
  7. peacebutready

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    Penetration with ball ammo is sufficient and there's some tiny designs in that caliber for conceal-ability.
     
  8. Deaf Smith

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    Any gun recommended by Holder or Biden.

    Deaf
     
  9. Cokeman

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    Biden recommended a shotgun. I'd buy one of those, even a double barrel.
     
  10. carbine85

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    This is the first time a went through this thread. Looks like everything I own or have owned is a P.O.S.:D
    I had a Taurus TCP that was a jam-o-matic. I have 2 other Taurus handgunss that are great.
     
  11. greenr18

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    Bryco, Jennings (literally saw one explode in someones hand once,) Lorcin (though I did have a very old full-sized .380 of theirs once that not only functioned well with a different magazine but was pretty accurate,) Cobra, Sundance, Jimenez, Special Weapons, Vulcan, Hesse, Master Piece Arms, Rohm, Phoenix, a lot of stuff Century Arms makes I've purchased has been complete garbage, but I still give them a shot sometimes. I had a Derringer once, they're pretty useless less you spend more time than anyone would ever want to training with one or want to get absolute point blank. Would never waste money on one again, that's for sure.


    I've had no problems with Hi Point pistols despite what people say, their carbines are another story. Never had one of the carbines that would function past 200 rounds, even when completely taken down, cleaned, lubed, and reassembled. But to be fair I was too apathetic to take advantage of their amazing warranty service back then.
     
  12. Deaf Smith

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    He didn't recommend any specific one.

    And knowing him he would want child locks and the 'bracelet' with them to.


    Deaf
     
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    Jennings, Hi point, Diamondback, Citadel.

    Cutman: I noticed that S&W was not on your list. Are they still OK?
     
  15. M1GarandDeerHunter

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    Ruger American :barf: Savage synthetic anything :barf: Ak AR pistols :barf: Hipoint :barf: RG :barf: Taurus :barf:

    Can you feel the love? :D
     
  16. Sam Z

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    I am suprised no one mentioned ARMATIX, for sure a NEVER BUY gun.

    That said everything else is fair game, especially when the zombies come :D

    Some opinions:

    I enjoy the Glocks I own (17, 19, 20, 21), that said I don't think I will be spending my hard earned money on their .45 GAP models.
    I probably wouldn't buy their dedicated .40 S&W and .357 SIG models either because a conversion barrel is cheaper.

    SIG: I like my P220, P238 and P225, but I don't think I would buy a P232, P250, or SP2022
    Also, not happy with the prices SIG wants for their magazines.(any model)

    I try to judge based on experience and not others opinions but I would be hard pressed to spend money on a Hi-Point after handling one (didn't shoot it)

    I don't much like super micro compacts especially as the caliber moves up.

    I don't like models where the barrel is attached to the frame (PPK -slide bite, H&K P7, Bersa 380)

    I don't think I would buy a Taurus because they seem to just clone other companies and products, I'd rather just get the original (example: Beretta 92FS)

    Wouldn't buy any of the XD line, don't like the grip safety and bulky slide (feels unbalanced)

    Wouldn't buy an M&P, although nothing against it, just don't want one.

    XD and M&P didn't exist when I bought my first Glock

    Not into H&K because of pricepoint, design, and attitude (H&K fanboys have to be worse than Glock fanboys no?)

    Don't think I would buy a Kahr based on reputation, price and overall feel.

    Nothing Kel-Tec makes appeals to me.

    Don't think I'd buy a Mossberg either especially the chainsaw grip, Barrett Muzzle break, bayonet fitted, rails up the ying-yang shotguns.

    Wouldn't want obscure/obsolete hard to find calibers (pistol or rifle)

    My criteria: functionality/reliability, ergonomics/balance, design/aesthetics, Customer service, price in that order.

    I am left handed so I have that against me :)
     
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    Well, I kind of buy everything to try, and have liked most of them for some reason or other.
    -I have a 9mm Hi-point carbine. Shot it enough to wear out the firing pin channel. Sent it back, they fixed it and sent me a mess of new magazines as an apology.
    -Love my Taurus 66, no issues ever.
    -Have a Chinese SKS, no complaints
    -I don't like shooting the LCP, but I end up carrying it a lot.

    I used to say I wouldn't buy an AR - just didn't see the point. I saw a good deal, and I got one.

    I used to say I wouldn't get a striker pistol, then I saw a good deal...

    With my history I still think I am safe saying I would never buy a 16"/50cal gun. No good way to get it to a proper range.
     
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    Kahr P380 - it's crazy how much break in is required. Customer service was not great.

    The worst is Rossi from my experience. Hands down, their customer service wins the award for ABSOLUTE USELESSNESS. Long story about a model 92. The best part of the odyssey was good folks on THR who recommended Steve guns. I slicked it up myself!
     
  19. omega5

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    Beretta Nano. Have one. Wish I didn't. Too dang finicky
    about what ammo it'll shoot. So far, only thing it "seems"
    to like is Speer Gold Dot 147gr. Hate the dang thing. It's
    on my sell or trade list but since I have a tendency to be
    honest, I can't get rid of it. :banghead: Only Beretta I've ever owned
    and I will never own another. :fire:
    Dano

    BTW: It's butt ugly too and life is to short to own an ugly gun.;)
     
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    Chiappa,High point,Rossi anything.Bad reviews no funds for that.:)
     
  21. g_one

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    sorry to hear that, I love mine. eats steel cased, federal, critical defense, anything I put in it. and real accurate for a subcompact. my only complaint is that it's just too big for pocket carry, I'm trying to find someone to trade me a j frame or lcr for mine
     
  22. omega5

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    I wish I could trust mine. At least then I could get rid of it.
    As it stands now, it's just an ugly paperweight. :rolleyes:
    Right now, I'd trade it for just about anything.
    Dano
     
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    CZ handguns. I think they're way overrated by cultists, and hate the ergonomics of the shallow slide with the large controls on the frame. The only way I'd take one for free is to immediately trade it.
     
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    Any (non-revolver) pistol without an external safety. Not judging anyone else, just have zero interest in them.
     
  25. MikeS.

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    Taurus, 1 POS from them is plenty.

    S&W revolvers with a lock.
     
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