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The biggist POS I ever bought was a Remington SXS make by Bikal and imported by EAA{why is that important} and restamped a Remington. The gun didn't go boom everytime you pulled the trigger. I called Remington to get it fixed they sent me a UPS slip to send it to EAA cause they where the company that handle the warranty. So mined I got this gun for a really good price brand new the reason was it got a deep scratch in the stock from a gun hitting it on the self at the store and on the reseat it stated that. EAA got the gun and called me not even a day after it was received to tell me that the gun is not warrantiable cause of the sign of miss use{the scratch} and I would have to pay to have the gun looked at. I faxed them the reseat and thier replie was " to bad not coverd". When I ask how much to fix they said 250 plus part and labor over two hours[the gun retail price was $310 most shops had them for 250 to 275} so I said send it back they told me it would cost me 65 buck to have it ship back unrepaired. Well now I lost My S--- on this lady who was given me a additude the whole time. Her pleasnt replie was "65 or they will start charging storage on the following monday 25 a day" CLICK.....
I called remington And when they started give me the " well if they say it was miss used then it was miss used" I read him the riot act after about 15 min he put his boss on the line who in 5 minute had EEA sending the gun back free But refusing to repair it and sent me 4 cases of shotgun ammo. The gun hangs on the wall in my gun room. It dose look good hanging there.

And a huge F U to EAA.
 
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Screw that man. That sucks. I don't have anything that I regret buying or any issues with my stuff. All fairly new so not a chance for anything to go wrong yet.
 

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Hrm... the begining of a pattern maybe?

Worst POS I ever bought (and the only gun I ever bought that I would call a POS) was a Remington Lightning - plastic stocked .22 that had plastic magazines - that wouldn't feed, nevermind "reliably" - I mean "At all"

Tore them down, some filing, CARVING and heat..... got it so they would function "mostly" a few months go by and they introduce metal bodied mags for it.... Cast metal though - and apparently cast in the same molds as the plastic ones.

They worked only VERY slightly better - AFTER some similar tweaking (follower needed to be shaved a bit to 'follow')

Traded it in within 6 months....on a 10/22
 

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funny one of my biggest pos was a baikal/remington-sparton semi auto shotgun. Sent back 3 times to eaa for fail to feed. 4th time called remington they gave me run around but in the end i told them its your name on the gun and thats why I bought it you want your name tarnished so be it. got a call back that day from a woman who gave me her ups number sent it to remington after 5 days got a check in the mail for the purchase price and the amount it costed to ship it to eaa 3 times.
 

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I have never sold a gun, when I find one I like, I do rearch on them..although I have 9 collectors, that have never been fired..a few purchased in the 70's.....out of my collection, I do not regret any purchases
 

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Jennings J22, a more or less saturday night special 22 auto. I didn't really buy "it", it came as a lot of 3 pistols and I wanted the other 2.

What a piece of crap.

It couldn't hit the side of a barn if it was leaning on the wall by the muzzle. It has never fired more than 3 rounds in succession from an 8 round mag no matter how clean it is. I have tried many times to sell or trade it since I got it, I still have it because nobody else wants it. I haven't used it in years but it only cost the $5 for the purchase order and that's about all it's worth in my opinion.
 
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I've never purchased a pos. Have always done my research on what I was getting. Never made a gun implulse buy. Never even regretted buying any, but the most unused was a Kahr P9. Just wasn't my kind of gun at the time. And at over $700, bit pricey not to be used! Ended up giving it to a couple who I was friends with. It was their first gun purchase and originally they were going to give me $300 for it. But when they came over to pick it up, the excitement in their eyes moved me. When they tried to hand me the cash, I told them to stick it away and use it for ammo and a holster. I'll never forget the look in their eyes. God can turn something regretful into a beautiful memory.
 

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My 2nd ruger 10/22. Thing just doesnt go more than 1 mag without failing in someway, fte, ftf you name it.ive tried low velocity rounds ive tried high velocity and i even tried stingers even though your not supposed to and its just god awful.. must be a lemon . my first 10/22 eats anything and everything and goes bang everytime, even with some subsonic loads it will cycle.
 

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Stingers are fine in 10/22 EXCEPT on the target models. They have a different chamber and the case on a stinger is longer.
 

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I personally hate my Sig p290. The laser has been replaced once, it still won't work reliably. The DAO length of pull is the equivalent of my house to Canada and other than being small I don't see any use for it. I'm a decent shot and I'd have a better chance of getting a bulls eye by throwing it at the target rather than shooting it. I bought it when it first came out, I carried it for about a week and it's been in my safe since.
 

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BG380 has been a nightmare since I bought it. Screw that hold in the Crimson Trace came loose on original gun, replacement gun, and every time gun was returned as "repaired". Numerous light strikes, stove pipes, and rounds getting jammed up. Over 50% of the time the slide does not remain open after last round. Latest attempt by SW to fix it was to replace the mag catch. i haven't fired it your to see if it did anything.
 

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No regrets. But I appreciate the risk of buying something that seems new and exciting before trying it or hearing from honest people who have. Two guns I tried at Campsite's Range Day last year:

ARES SCR - I don't think they make them anymore and I can understand why. I know there were a lot of people there putting a lot of rounds through it but when it was my turn, the Magpul fore end / hand guard was so hot, I couldn't hold it. I had to grip the upper by the front of the mag well. I've heard the same from people who own one. The hand guard gets hot.

DP-12 Shotgun - It gets excellent reviews for quality and construction and it deserves it. Seems very well made, solid and reliable. Operation is smooth and feel is very good. But I don't like its "operating system". It has two barrels with tube mags below each (unlike the KSG which has one barrel and two mags you manually switch between). With the DP-12, you pump once and get TWO pulls of the trigger - one from each barrel/mag. Even sitting at a bench, I got confused. ("Should I cycle now? Did I fire once already or twice?") If I got confused at the bench, I could only imagine what would happen under stress.
 

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Weatherby SA-459. Bought it because I had a Weatherby rifle as a kid, and assumed the shotgun would be similarly awesome. It turned out to be merely okay. It is super finicky about the types of shells it will cycle. Recoil is also a little excessive.
 

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Wouldn't go so far as to call it a piece of crap but I also have a 10/22 that jams up at some point before I can empty each magazine. Only have about 200 rounds through it. Maybe I'll try different ammo. Maybe there's a break in period. Fairly new to shooting and don't have much to compare it to. Unfortunately I have a Glock 19 that absolutely eats everything which has spoiled me. About 800 rounds through it. Never even a hint of a problem and cleaning it is so damn simple. I also have a Mossberg 500. Never had a problem with that either so I'm a little disappointed thus far with the Ruger. Hope it gets better.
 

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Wouldn't go so far as to call it a piece of crap but I also have a 10/22 that jams up at some point before I can empty each magazine. Only have about 200 rounds through it. Maybe I'll try different ammo. Maybe there's a break in period. Fairly new to shooting and don't have much to compare it to. Unfortunately I have a Glock 19 that absolutely eats everything which has spoiled me. About 800 rounds through it. Never even a hint of a problem and cleaning it is so damn simple. I also have a Mossberg 500. Never had a problem with that either so I'm a little disappointed thus far with the Ruger. Hope it gets better.
Is the 10/22 well lubed? What ammo are you using? My 10/22s eat up most ammo, but HATED the Winchester M22 ammo. Federal Game Shock also didn't work very well in my 22 semi autos. Also, lower velocity ammo can cause problems in any semiauto because it might not generate enough energy to cycle the rounds. CCI Minimags work great.

If spent casings are not ejecting, you might want to replace the extractor (Volquartsen makes a great one) or at least clean it if there is any build up. It is inexpensive to replace and an easy upgrade if you watch a YouTube video on how to do it.
 

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Is the 10/22 well lubed? What ammo are you using? My 10/22s eat up most ammo, but HATED the Winchester M22 ammo. Federal Game Shock also didn't work very well in my 22 semi autos. Also, lower velocity ammo can cause problems in any semiauto because it might not generate enough energy to cycle the rounds. CCI Minimags work great.

If spent casings are not ejecting, you might want to replace the extractor (Volquartsen makes a great one) or at least clean it if there is any build up. It is inexpensive to replace and an easy upgrade if you watch a YouTube video on how to do it.
Interesting. Unboxed it and took it to the range. Just like that. The first 100 rounds.......no problem. Didn't clean the rifle after that. Intended to, just never got a round to it. The second 100 rounds are where I had the problems. Honestly didn't think that the buildup of powder after that many rounds was enough to cause malfunction to a brand new rifle. Cleaned it after the 2nd trip to the range and it was pretty filthy. Gonna have to check on the ammo I used. Pretty sure it was Remington but Winchester is a possibility. Thanks!
 
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