Your least favorite revolver...

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  1. AtticusThraxx

    AtticusThraxx Member

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    Wanted to get a thread going with stories of the crappiest revolver you've ever owned and why.

    Mine is a Charter Arms Bulldog.44 Sp with a crunchy, grindy...maybe 15 lb. trigger, I kid you not. My wife cannot fire the weapon with one finger, has to use index finger from both hands. And that's not all. Shoot Blazers and you have to damn near hammer the ejection rod on bench to get the shells out. Good news is it's accurate....7-8" groups at 25ft with decent Remington ammo! It's so bad I couldn't sell or trade it without guilt. Really it's not even worth taking the trouble to destroy, so I guess I'll just keep it.
     
  2. MCgunner

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    RG .22. Reason should be obvious. :rolleyes: I had a Charter .38 for a while. It wasn't THAT bad, but frankly, I've found Rossi to be superior. So, I guess you could say I understand your thoughts. :D Charter got a lot of undeserved good press in the early 80s IMHO. Rossis have much better accuracy and triggers and are decent little revolvers if you're looking for affordable. the .44 bulldog was almost a cult thing for a while. I never really understood it, but then, I don't understand a lot of things in this world. :D
     
  3. Magnum.35744

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    Anything thing with a lock...:fire:. I'm sorry but to me that is the ugliest thing I have ever seen in my life! I honestly think Smith and Wesson ruined the looks of their classic models by adding the extra wart...smooth move S&W :fire::cuss::rolleyes:. Although I have to admit I still like the Taurus Raging Bull series and I would be willing to buy one because their lock is located on the back of the hammer and out of view...but nuf' said.

    -Tre :cool:
     
  4. Mr White

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    I owned a Heritge Rough Rider .22 for about 2 weeks. I bought it used. Mistake number one. It failed to fire about 2 or 3 times per cylinder. The shop I bought it from couldn't fix it. I got a refund and bought a Single Six.

    For a gun I currently own, I'll say my 1895 Nagant only because its trigger is so heavy and the 7.62 Nagant round is very weak. Other than that, its a neat gun.
     
  5. MCgunner

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    Boy, no kiddin'. My bud has one and I only THOUGHT I knew what a bad trigger was. :banghead::D It's a unique action and worth owning no more than they cost, though, just for the curiosity. I can't say that for an RG...:banghead: I tossed that POS when it didn't catch the sear and went off when I released the hammer when shooting. Funny, I couldn't get it to fire when I WANTED to. :rolleyes:
     
  6. otasan

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    Dan Wesson M15

    Never again! Horrible trigger.
     
  7. Colt46

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    Taurus 94

    A nine shot .22 revolver that has a horrendous trigger pull and doesn't seem to like any brand of ammo I try to feed it.
     
  8. HammerBite

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    My favorite revolver is whichever one happens to be in my hand. Since all my revolvers periodically pass thru my hands any selection of my least favorite would be impermanent and of no use, wouldn't it? They all get loved occasionally.

    I'm pretty good at evading questions.
     
  9. DaleCooper51

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    I really didn't like my S&W 940. I bought thinking it would be nice to consolidate ammo, but really hated those moon clips. About a month after buying it, I traded it for a 38 spl 640 and was worlds happier.
     
  10. 20nickels

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    The ugliest little, taped together, does'nt fit anybody's hand but a 3 yr olds .22 revo gets shot at our every range session as a joke. But it's hella accurate! Not mine or I would give you pics only a mother could love. Nickels.
     
  11. Cosmoline

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    I'll take your Nagant if you don't want it. They're built like tanks and Wolf is coming out with new production ammo soon. Also a lot of fun to shoot. Mine has never failed to go bang even after 70 years of abuse. The trigger pull is only a problem for weak capitalists.

    I'd have to say my least favorite is anything with porting, esp. on a snub nose. Flying shrapnel, insane amounts of noise, all for minimal reduction in recoil and flip. In general, I'm not a big fan of the ultralight wheelguns either.
     
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    my first s&w 610 if you get my drift.
     
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    Taurus 617 titanium 7 round .357 snubbie. Great feel, size and weight, but it was unreliable and far too ammo sensitive.
     
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    3.5" S&W 27-2. It was a police turn-in from Austin, TX and had been beaten within an inch of its life. Lousy timing, gritty action, peeling nickel. It had all three issues.
     
  15. Master Blaster

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    Ruger redhawk, Ruger sp101.
    My redhawk has the worst trigger, 10 lbs single action, 20lbs double, but it feels like 50 lbs. I tried lightening the mainspring with a wolf kit and was rewarded with misfires on every cylinder. I can't believe I was dumb enough to pay $500 for this stainless steel boat anchor. The Sp101 is too small to be acurate in my hands, has lousy sights, and is too big and too heavy for pocket carry, its a small boat anchor. If I want a belt .357 magnum, I can carry my 686+, or my 66 both have better triggers and are more accurate by far (with me shooting anyway) than my sp101.

    Any double action Ruger revolver, I own two, and will never buy another.
     
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    The only second tier revolver I have ever owned is a H&R Sportsman. (I'll refrain from including Ruger in that catagory.) Worked just fine if you don't mind the heavy trigger or hot powder or lead on your hands as you shoot. Next worst is probably my Ruger SRH which earns the ugly award too.
     
  17. Vonderek

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    Charco .38. It would misfire on about three rounds per cylinder. Sent it back to the factory for repair and when it came back it would reliably fail to fire on only two rounds per cylinder.
     
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    Don't blame the hardware for a software problem. My SP101 is VERY accurate for a snubby, 2-2.5" at 25 yards rested. It's the lightest, smallest .357 magnum I can comfortably shoot, so it wins the .357 snubby race for me. I carry in thunderwear, quite comfy that way and well concealed.

    The trigger is a little heavy in DA, but very smooth. I have a spring kit for it, but haven't had time to play with it, yet.
     
  19. Master Blaster

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    Well goody for you, the question was what is MY least favorite revolver, and I don't care if you like my least favorite revolvers. The software problem is yours.
     
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  20. Rexster

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    My least favorite sixgun? A Third-Generation Colt SAA gets that honor, or would if I still had it. The action felt like it had gravel in it, and the hammer would sometimes not fall when I pulled the trigger! Moreover, the front sight was too low, so it shot high with normal ammo.
     
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    Gotta second that Taurus 94. Changed the springs out b/c of the trigger pull, now I get misfires all the time because I am told the springs are too light.

    Gotta love that Nagant Revolver though. I have 4 of them and I am always looking for more!
     
  22. billhilly66

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    Colt Diamondback .22. It wouldn't shoot anything as well as my S&W's. Lucky for me they're so sought after. It's somebody's safe queen now.
     
  23. P97

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    Freedom Arms .22 Mag Revolver. Too little to hold on too. Feels like it is going to leave your hand every time you shoot it.
     
  24. 10-Ring

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    Least favorite -- ? -- Kinda implying that I like the revolver but does not rank among those that I own or like to shoot :scrutiny: I think my least fave would be a single action revolver in a magnum caliber -- just never liked how those grips feel.
     
  25. Ala Dan

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    Any Junk Revolver

    as made by F.I. E., Arminus, RG, etc~! :scrutiny:;):D
     
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