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What gun do you wish you never bought or the biggest piece of crap you own

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#61 NRATC53


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Posted September 18 2020 - 05:11 PM


The following are in no particular order and represent guns that I have regretted buying because of the guns themselves (functionality, value, etc). There are several safe queens that i might regret buying now because looking back because i haven't used them a lot, or at all, but I haven't included them here.  


Bersa Thunder - two have broken. Pull trigger nothing happens. One I returned for lifetime warranty. The other I am keeping to get fixed under warrant because I can't return it to wholesaler like the first. 


Ruger LC9  - horrible trigger, bad customer welched on gunbroker, sold eventually for less. 


Ruger LCR - not bad trigger, way too light, very unfortable to shoot. sold it.


Remignton 770 (gun was fine for the money, but couldn't get it to "fit" right for eye relief)


KelTec P32 - carried nearly 24/7 for many years, but shot comparably little. Light, but long (and thus dreadful) trigger. Unfortable. The more I shot it, the more proficient I became, but the less reliable it became. It was always bad with hollow points and then started failing to jam with ball ammo I had fired hundreds of rounds successful. Now I would do Ruger LCP II or LCP Custom.


Walther P22. Bought it because I wanted a more "tactical" 22 that was more like a regular gun rather than my Ruger Mark III Competition (sights kept coming loose, but I don't regret that one yet). Wanted the P22 so I could have threaded barrel before SAFE kicked in. Gun is "meh." I would try the Ruger SR22 if I had to do it all over again. 


Colt 1911 Anniversary Edition of 2011. Stripped down, GI model, still unfired in the box. Paid full MSRP as it was hard to find, Looking back, I would have settled for any Colt Government Model, like the one I bought in recently from an estate. My only regret is that I (had) to overpay at the time. Same is true of my first Colt AR, but I don't regret that.


Serious question on the LC9- Was it a Gen 1 or a Gen 2? Gen 1 guns had a long creepy trigger, Gen 2s do not. World of difference

Edited by NRATC53, September 18 2020 - 05:14 PM.

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#62 NRATC53


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Posted September 18 2020 - 05:14 PM

I had an AMT .380 Backup, it was a terrible pistol. Was lucky the owner of the gun shop took it back and used that credit to buy a S&W 640 Centennial.

I have one. Not a pleasant pistol to shoot, but then again it isn't made for that. Have the B/U in .45 ACP as well, think of the .380x2

#63 Dale Sr.

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Posted September 19 2020 - 12:02 AM

Ruger 10/22 when the first stainless and polymer version came out. That had to be the most frustrating firearm ever. stove piped, failed to eject, you name it. Back to Ruger twice and still repeated the same issues. Tryied just about every type of .22lr I could get my hands on. Just about gave it away in the end. Oh...Baikal coach gun external hammers which I found out later on that it wasn't a true external hammered gun. Hammers operated a real funky internal hammer system that looked like it was fabricated in a high school metals shop, pure junk.

#64 cprstn54



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Posted September 20 2020 - 11:33 AM

Ruger LCR - not bad trigger, way too light, very unfortable to shoot. sold it.



What caliber?


I have the LCRx (38 spl +P) and like it. It is essentially a mouse gun (13.5 oz), excellent for CC, but there is a lethal Buffalo Bore cartridge for it.


It certainly kicks with the BB hot load -- not to mention that it takes some force to eject spent cases --  but it is a gun you will carry often and shoot rarely.


With one of those IWB "shirt tuckable" holsters, no one can tell you are packing even with a tucked-in shirt. And you forget you are carrying.

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Posted February 10 2021 - 08:37 PM

The worst purchase for me is my Jennings J22. It lasted about 400-500 rounds. I cleaned it after every use of usually 35-50 rounds per use. It stopped ejecting the spent shell. haven’t touched it in about 25-30 years. I guess I should’ve expected that for a new gun that I paid $59 for back in 1986. One of these days I’ll get it up and running again.

#66 baronsydney


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Posted February 10 2021 - 10:13 PM

Keltec .32 when the first came out.

#67 notphilivey


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Posted February 16 2021 - 01:31 PM

Notice not a Glock on anyone’s list. They work.
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#68 Krippledkrapp


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Posted February 20 2021 - 09:51 AM

SW Bodyguard .380

#69 firemanvin


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Posted February 22 2021 - 09:39 AM

SW Bodyguard .380


Ditto.  It's a gun control fanatic's wet dream.

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Posted February 22 2021 - 11:52 AM

Beretta 21 A Bobcat .22.....Never had a problem with it, ran fine. Just basically useless. Sold it for what I paid for it.

#71 notphilivey


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Posted February 25 2021 - 09:23 PM

Im surprised about the SW BodyGuard. Multiple thousands  sold. Maybe you got a dud? Im considering a Glock 42 or the Bodyguard?

#72 Nordon


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Posted February 27 2021 - 09:46 AM

I only regret selling, not buying.

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Posted March 01 2021 - 06:19 PM

I am with Don1961 re the Jennings .22lr pistol. I could never shoot a whole magazine without some sort of stoppage. I gave it away!
The only other pistol, which I don't regret buying, but would not do it again because it was a novelty buy, was the Smith & Wesson Governor.
It is a quality made handgun and is light due to the Scandium frame, and it shoots .45 Colt, .45 acp, and 2 1/2" .410 shotgun shells.
I have guns that shoot the other calibers except .410 but I keep it because it is different. I have carried it as a sidearm in bear woods when deer hunting loaded with Buffalo Bore .45 Colt Outdoorsman heavy standard pressure loads so it can be useful but if I turned back the clock, I probably wouldn't buy it.

Edited by joker18, March 01 2021 - 06:20 PM.

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