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Old September 21st, 2015, 06:50 AM   #136
 
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Old September 21st, 2015, 09:55 AM   #137
 
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I won a Browning BPS 3 1/2 inch 12 gauge. The frame was a 10 gauge frame. I figured I would make it my dedicated turkey gun.

It always went bang, it was accurate, well-built, I liked everything about that shotgun until it came time to pull the trigger. Though a heavy gun, it was the most brutal gun I ever shot. Other than the kick it gave me, carrying it around going to some of my turkey hunting spots was also a chore. It was the heaviest gun in my gun safe.

I also used it for goose hunting and after a weekend of snow goose hunting my shoulder would be so bruised and sore that I was taking Aleve for a week afterwards. I finally decided at my stage in life I didn't have to deal with that anymore.

So I sold it for $300, (only had a $10 raffle ticket invested in it), and bought a Browning Maxus last year before our annual snow goose hunting trip.

The Maxus shoots 3 1/2 shells, it's relatively light and the recoil is much more manageable. Plus I had all the choke tubes I had acquired over the years I shot the BPS that also fit the Maxus, which saved me some money. I think the Maxus is light enough and versatile enough to use for all my shotgun hunting. I carried it pheasant hunting last year and it didn't seem to be any heavier or more ungainly than my 870 Wingmaster.

I wish I had traded off the BPS years ago.
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Old September 28th, 2015, 11:07 AM   #138
 
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Guns I'm glad I got rid of:

Taurus Model 82 38 Special: Fired about 200 rounds of 158 gr LSWCHP through it, and found lead shavings on one side of crane in front of cylinder and near the forcing cone. Shipped to Taurus, returned back, tried again. Still had the problem. Traded in for my current GP100, and have NEVER looked back. NOW I know why people say "customer does final quality control" with regard to Taurus firearms.

S&W .38 Chiefs Special: Fired about 25 rounds through it, and found the cylinders BULGED somewhat. Took back to LGS, returned to S&W for repair, took a LONG time to get repaired. Finally returned to me, and sold. Since then, the only things with a S&W label on them in my house are canned goods.
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Thompson Center Encore with both muzzleloader and 25/06 barrel. UPS and Thompson Center had that POS more than I did and they never made it right. They could not even put a firing pin in it that would not pierce primers much less make it shoot less than 12 inch groups with the 25/06 barrel. The barrels were so loose in the frame they wobbled. Thompson Center customer service does not exist.
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Dumped off a couple of 3" adjustable sight GP100s and a 45ACP Birdshead recently. Man what a relief.....
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Dumped off a couple of 3" adjustable sight GP100s and a 45ACP Birdshead recently. Man what a relief.....
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Old September 28th, 2015, 04:09 PM   #142
 
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Hungarian 380 Walther clone. Dumped it for $100. Real piece of garbage
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Not that I "disliked" them but just traded and/or sold about 6 S&W's.........not thay they were "bad" or anything wrong with them, but I got rid of a small pile of .38 and .357 revolvers and added more variety to my collection, i.e. a .45 ACP Birdshead, 9mm Blackhawk, and a TALO 6" GP100. I miss those S&W's so little I can't even remember which ones I traded off unless I really think about it, 0 regrets.

I've learned to become less stubborn and "attached" to guns, I have been holding onto beat up S&W .38's for years, for no real reason, they aren't going up in value, and I never shoot them.......so I finally gave some of them up for guns I actually want, and never looked back. Already have more rounds through my 9mm Blackhawk than probably 10 of those beat up .38's have seen in years.....

You have to take a hard look and see what you "gravitate" to in your collection, and which ones you never use but stubbornly hold on to because "someday I might use this"........and then 5 years pass, and you still have hardly touched it......sometimes things have to go, unless you're fortunate enough to have deep enough pockets to afford to just have piles of unused guns laying around.

Also, since I recently got a Kodiak Backpacker .44, I just didn't need my 4" .44 Redhawk........I'm a guy that likes to "accumulate" similiar guns too, but I never had the desire to have a pile of .44's.......so, the 4" Redhawk went in a trade, along with a DAO CZ75 .40 that I "impulse" bought, put a mag through a year ago and it's sat collecting dust since........don't miss either of them. I traded them for a .45 ACP Redhawk which I wanted a LOT more than a couple dust collector guns....... My .44's come out to play so rarely, if I'm going to have a couple sitting around, they might as well be something I want, like cool looking snubs (.44 Alaskan, Kodiak) at least I can take them out and ogle them, if not always be able to pay $40 a box to shoot them......
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A S&W 4506 that I took as a trade for something else knowing that I would trade it away later. It never felt right but had good trade value.
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A Ruger Match Champion I got a few weeks ago! And mighty glad I did. I bought into the hype about these being so smooth! Not the one I had!

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Old October 7th, 2015, 09:17 AM   #146
 
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I owned briefly a Taurus PT111, bought it from a fellow employee who needed the money so I never fired it till I bought it. The trigger is the worst I've ever dealt with and although it was accurate I sold it explaining that the trigger is really bad but the $200 price was what sold the pistol. I watched hickcock 45 on you tube shoot the gen 2 Taurus and I was hoping they improved the trigger but he complained about it as well.
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Anything Taurus in my collection is now gone. Never to return. Just don't think they are up to quality of S&W and Ruger. And I sure would not stake my life on one.
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I have owned various firearms since 1976. In that time I owned only two firearms that i was glad to be rid of. The first was a Remington 700 BDL in 270. I had it about a year when I first started having a problem with it. I was hunting deer in Perote, Alabama. After not seeing any, I went back to our staging area and released the safety. I was smart enough to have pointed the gun in a safe direction because it discharged. When I got back home I contacted Remington's service department and they refused to even look at it.
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Old October 7th, 2015, 05:21 PM   #149
 
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I sold the gun shortly afterwards, not because of the problem, raither because of the lack of service.
The second was a Limber Ultra-Comp II. The idea of having a built-in laser in a compact frame was the main reason for getting it in the first place. I didn't do my research before buying it and suffered the consequences. To start off, the red laser doesn't work well during the day. Second, I never got comfortable with the field stripping it. Third, and most important was it was too small in my hands. The three inch barrel wasn't the problem. It was the short grip that proved a serious issue. I reload and I was never able to find a 230 gr load that I could comfortably shoot and control. After 5 years of trying, I traded it in for a Ruger SR1911 Night Watchman. This is my favorite handgun.
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Every revolver I've ever owned with the word Taurus written on the side of it. Worst SA/DA triggers of any guns I've ever owned. Never again.
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