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Your firearm purchase that had the worst trigger possible

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by triplebike, Dec 19, 2019.

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  1. rodregier

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    Browning BLR in .308 Win that I acquired by mailorder a few years ago. 8 lb trigger as received. Factory spec was 4 lbs. (Canadian firearm laws permit direct delivery to licensed buyers).

    I read poor reviews of Browning's Canadian 3rd party service depot so I was reluctant to roll those dice.
    Found a Canadian gunsmith who knows what to do *and* is still working on BLR's.
    (Others know but got tired of working on BLR triggers).

    Now down to 4 lbs. Sad I had to pay a 3rd party to get it down to the factory spec.
     
  2. bannockburn

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    I had heard that said about the Colt All American 2000! Only saw one, years ago at a gun show. Wasn't even intrigued enough about it to try it out. Glad I didn't...
     
  3. fpgt72

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    This...

    There is no other gun on the planet with a worse rougher more heavy trigger pull then this gun....everything, and I do mean EVERYTHING is better then this....

    But it is what it is, different and interesting to shoot.
     
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  4. steven58

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    The only good thing about my H&R “Sidekick” is that shooting it double action will develop Kung Fu grip. That trigger has got to be at least 25 lbs! View attachment 879184
     
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    64EEBD10-A374-4036-A47D-AA9D8EF82C58.jpeg
     
  6. Robbins290

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    No one here shot a M1895 nagant revolver?
     
  7. FL-NC

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    Delton AR10. Replaced it with a Larue MBT.
     
  8. rskent

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    Another vote for KelTec.

    Had a KelTec P11. It wasn’t a bad gun. Yes, it was, it sucked. But that trigger was just the worst. It was painful to shoot the thing. After just a few shots it would try to eat a hole in your finger. My Father in law still makes fun of me on that one.

    And you guys that are badmouthing Glock triggers. I get it. I have had a few that could use some work. Thing is, you can fix a Glock trigger up quite a lot if you need to. I have one on a G17 that is very stagy (creepy). When I get around to it, I will get a new trigger and bar (stock) and a new striker (stock), and fix it up. Easy Peasy
     
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  9. PapaG

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    SP101 22
     
  10. indy1919a4

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    The only plus I see to that trigger pull, It does save ammo. :)
     
  11. JR24

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    I still have a .22 Taurus revolver (it was a gift though, so I didn't buy it) that has such a heavy, gritty, horrible DA trigger that my wife can't even work it in DA.

    Pull the hammer back and it's serviceable and reasonably accurate.
     
  12. Pat Riot
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    First bad trigger- Ruger 10/22. I smoothed it out.
    Second - Chinese SKS. At first I thought it was broken. I smoothed it out.
    Third - Kel Tec P3AT. Not only did the trigger suck the darn thing bit me every time I fired it. I hated that thing. Paid $225 for it and sold it for $225. Lucky me...
     
  13. Koroner

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    Well my EAA Windicator in .357 cost $175 new and wasn't too bad but I took to my guy, Don McClure, and for $35 he did a great trigger job.

    rodrelger says he resents the added cost, but I consider it money well spent, a kickass snubby for barely over 2 C notes.

    My biggest regret is that Don is no longer around. We shot together a lot, but he was too ill to come see my private range when I got it.
     
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  14. ancientnoob

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    Nothing can compare to the terrible trigger of the micro desert eagle .380. It was like 5,000 lbs. It was like 10x as heavy as a Colt New Service.
     
  15. Randy in Arizona

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    S&W Model 29 back in Bangor Punta(SP?) days.
    Trigger felt as if I were stirring concrete.
    Sold it for what I had in it, unfired!
     
  16. DeepSouth
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    Double Tap Derringer trigger is terrible, AMT Backup is a little worse, but the absolute worst was on Davis derringer. On the second shot if the web of your hand slide up slightly and put a little pressure on the hammer, the trigger can’t be pulled. At least with one finger.
     
  17. SeanSw

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    H&R 929 Sidekick .22. It was bad to begin with and I had to add a second mainspring (around the first) to achieve any sort of reliability. My CZ-52 is pretty bad for a single action trigger and I would say both my Ruger P-89 and Russian Makarov have equally bad DA triggers, which are terrible. My SD9ve didn't bother me and after an Apex kit I actually quite like the trigger, except for the soft reset. It didn't rank on the scale of bad triggers at all.
     
  18. DrDeFab

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    Yugo M24/47 Mauser. Followed closely by a Yugo M48.
     
  19. P5 Guy

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    Walther PP worst double action trigger, period.
     
  20. Ks5shooter
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  21. Thunderchicken
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    The LGS had a “20 percent off used guns” sale around Thanksgiving and I got a cute short break-top .22 rifle for the granddaughters to start shooting. No idea who made it, but it said something about Brazil on the side. Took it to the range and I was actually looking for the hidden cameras. It broke nice and clean at probably thirty pounds. It was unbelievable. I almost had to get two fingers over the trigger to touch it off. I think I have a good idea why it was used and why it looked so clean, though.

    I took it back and they said they’d send it to their smith. I found a really old “Springfield Junior” at the pawn shop to replace it (it’s old enough it has no serial number—a cool gun). Last week they finished it. The smith told me the sear and some other part that I forget were all buggered up from the factory. He said it was a Rossi. Now it breaks at 6 pounds, per spec (and I tried it on their range this time). I don’t know who to give this one to now—the other grandkids are still too little. I guess there are worse problems to have than a lack of space in the safe!
     
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  22. Arkansas Paul

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    When I was young and dumb I bought a Smith and Wesson Sigma.
    Trying to forget about that.
     
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  23. kwb377

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    Worst rigger I've ever owned...W. German made Sig P220 bought new circa 1998...DA pull was 20+ pounds.

    Second worse trigger was a P226 bought about the same time as the P220 above.

    Sold/traded both after a few months.
     
  24. newfalguy101

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    Tied between a Davis d380 380 auto and shockingly a davis d38 derringer.

    If I had to pick one winner it would be the derringer....absolutely awful took two men and a boy along with words of encouragement to convince the hammer to fall
     
  25. Dibbs

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    Cobra Derringer. Very short, VERY stiff. Kind of like turning off a half busted light switch.
     
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