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Why all the Lorcin Hate?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by lyricsdad, Mar 26, 2005.

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  1. lyricsdad

    lyricsdad Member

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    LOL I just had to post it.

    I had a friend who had an UGLY lorcin 380, who he thought was the cats meow. I remember thinking it was sick, and just nasty. Hey it seemed to work when he shot it though lol.
     
  2. armoredman

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    Bought one for $50. Sold it for $50. Never fired it -didn't dare....
     
  3. Newton

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    I hear that they are similar to handguns.
     
  4. armoredman

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    Remarkable likeness, almost the real thing... :barf:
     
  5. larry starling

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    My brother had a lorcin!He took it apart and couldn't get it back together.So I started helping him and the firing pin sprung from the gun and stuck in the wall!Now said gun is still in pieces in his tool box!Think he use's it as a hammer or somthing. :banghead:
     
  6. armoredman

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    Hold it for a "gunbuyback"...... :cool:
     
  7. paul45

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    I found one in the street near my work by 2 busy interstates (77 & 85). It must have been dropped by the numerous, horrific crack whores and thugs who live nearby in flop hotels. I noted the quality workmanship, then gave it to a cop I know.
     
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    Because they deserve it!!! :cuss:
     
  9. TexasRifleman

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    Isn't Lorcin a medicine for some kind of VD?
     
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    What's not to love?


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  11. lyricsdad

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    Its nuts, why is this company still producing handguns? where are they from? it seems like shady people like a backdoor thug gundealer would be the person selling them to little kids and crackheads for protection. also on gunbroker they seem to sell for like 50 to 100 bucks. plastic nasty pink handles, and the metal looks sickly. anyone have a history behind them?
     
  12. Cortland

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    Oh yeah, they're just great. I know a fellow who likes them so much he has three (that's one to shoot, two for parts).

    :barf:
     
  13. greyeyezz

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    Can you spell POS? :p
     
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    http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/guns/ring/


    I once saw a dozen .25's with identical serial numbers , make of that what you wish .


    On a functional level , how much can you expect from pistols that cost $20 a piece to manufacture ? You don't expect a $5 Chinese watch to work like a Tag Heuer do you ? My opinion of them is that much like the producers of cheap malt liquor , the manufacturer knows they have a product to fit a market niche and go for it - the social aspects and damages of where and how the products are sold and how they are used isn't their concern . The " poor people need guns too " line is valid but the reality is that they need guns to protect them from people mostly armed with these things , sort of a vicious cycle . Where you can get a Makarov , Star , CZ52 or even a Nagant revolver etc. for little to no more money , buying one is a foolish proposition IMO , however ,if criminals just have to be armed I'd rather them have a Bryco/Lorcin/Davis . :scrutiny:
     
  15. PCRCCW

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    Its the only gun Ive had fall apart in my hands, NIB having never been fired.
    That was enough for me..............
    Hell, at least my Accutek waited until I shot it to blow apart :neener:
    Shoot well.........
     
  16. lwsimon

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    I toyed with the idea of getting a Jennings or Lorcin handgun, then realized what a stupid idea it was once I picked one up. I got a CZ52 instead, same price, and it actually fires when you pull the trigger.
     
  17. Flying V

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    In the unlikely event that I ever come into possesion of a Lorcin, I'll tape it up at the 25 yard line and use it as a target for a real pistol.
     
  18. RyanM

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    http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/abstract/guic.htm


    What caliber guns do criminals prefer?

    In their 1983 study, Wright, Rossi, and Daly asked a sample of felons about the handgun they had most recently acquired. Of the felons sampled--
    * 29% had acquired a .38 caliber handgun
    * 20% had acquired a .357 caliber handgun
    * 16% had acquired a .22 caliber handgun.

    Sheley and Wright found that the juveniles inmates in their 1991 sample in four States preferred large caliber, high quality handguns. Just prior to their confinement--
    * 58% owned a revolver, usually a .38 or .357 caliber gun
    * 55% owned a semiautomatic handgun, usually a 9 millimeter or .45 caliber gun
    * 51% owned a sawed-off shotgun
    * 35% owned a military-style automatic or semiautomatic rifle.


    Do juvenile offenders use different types of guns than adult offenders?

    A study of adult and juvenile offenders by the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services found that juvenile offenders were more likely than adults to have carried a semiautomatic pistol at the crime scene (18% versus 7%).

    They also were more likely to have carried a revolver (10% versus 7%). The same proportion of adults and juveniles (3%) carried a shotgun or rifle at the crime scene.


    Some studies of guns used in homicides provide information about caliber

    McGonigal and colleagues at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center studied firearm homicides that occurred in Philadelphia, 145 in 1985 and the 324 in 1990. Most of the firearms used in the homicides studied were handguns; 90% in 1985 and 95% in 1990. In both years, revolvers were the predominant type of handgun used, however, the use of semiautomatic pistols increased from 24% in 1985 to 38% in 1990. The caliber of the handguns used also changed:

    In Philadelphia, handguns most often used:

    In 1985, of 91 homicides
    44% .38 caliber revolver
    19% .25 caliber pistol
    14% .22 caliber revolver
    14% .32 caliber revolver
    3% 9 mm pistol
    2% .357 caliber revolver

    In 1990, of 204 homicides
    23% 9 mm pistol
    18% .38 caliber revolver
    16% .357 caliber revolver
    16% .22 caliber revolver
    10% .32 caliber revolver

    The Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services studied 844 homicides that occurred in 18 jurisdictions from 1989 through 1991. Firearms were identified as the murder weapon in 600 cases. Over 70% of the firearms used were handguns. Of those handguns where the caliber and firing action could be identified, 19% were a .38 caliber revolver, 10% were .22 caliber revolvers, and 9% were 9 millimeter semiautomatic pistols.

    The Hawaii Department of the Attorney General, Crime Prevention Division, studied 59 firearms-related homicides in Honolulu from 1988 to 1992. Handguns were used in 48 homicides (over 80%) including 11 handguns of 9 millimeter caliber, 10 of .357 caliber, 10 of .38 caliber, and 5 of .25 caliber.
     
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    Sorry LEOs.

    I have always thought of the Lorcin as a "plant" weapon for corrupt cops!!
    Maybe I have been watching to many cop shows on TV, however!!! ;)

    gbelleh,
    I dunno??
    Is it the house of Johann Mattes?? :D
     
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    I have owned a few Jennings and Ravens but no Lorcins or Bryco. They are all the same anyway. I am just glad that I never got hurt while shooting these pure junk guns. So amny things could have gone wrong that didn't so I am thankful of that. I won't own one now because I feel they are dangerous and not worth having. I won't hang around anyone that is shooting one of these for fear of being hit by stay fragments if it blows up.

    I have heard that Jennings, Bryco, Locin and others are the same company under different names. They would be sued and declare chapter 11 and later open up under a new name selling the same old crap.
     
  21. Jamie C.

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    Don't know about Lorcins, but owned a Jennings once, for a couple of months...
    Couldn't have hit the broad side of a barn if I were locked up in it, with that "pistol".... unless maybe I threw it.

    One way or the other, I'll pass on owning anymore zinc guns, thank you very much...


    J.C.

    P.S. I'm an ex-cop.... and I wouldn't even bother "planting" that kind of crap.
    Who'd ever believe it was a real threat?
     
  22. armoredman

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    Lorcin will be back - the old manager bought the plant and all the designs, (such as they are), after the last bankruptcy....more fishing weights, anyone?
     
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    Ever wonder why all these POS's are made in **********?
     
  24. Dionysusigma

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    Something I've always wondered...

    What exactly makes these so *&@#$ awful? Is it the general design, the quality of metal, the accuracy, the sights, the lack of customizability ( :neener: ), their ugly appearance?
     
  25. quantico

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    I have never owned a jennings / lorcin / davis / sterling and never will. These guns are hated because they are made from very poor quality metal... and have very poor design and parts... and tend to fail to fire at an amazingly high rate. They typically are seen in the inner city and often sold three four even five times before they land in the evidence bin. They are typically available in inner city bars for 25- 50 dollars. The average time between being built and being used in a crime is the shortest of any class of guns...

    I have no use for a gun that is not built well. Ruger , makarov, beretta , taurus or older traded in s&w wheelguns all make better options than these cheap awful guns.
     
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