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Old May 5th, 2014, 09:50 AM   #16
 
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Bersa Thunder 380. Bought new with a bent barrel. I was stupid and didn't rack the slide until I got home. Returned to Bersa for a new barrel which was then sent back to me with rust on the inside chamber. That was it. Sold it at 1/2 the price I paid and never shot it. Was glad to get rid of it and will never buy a junk gun again.



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Old May 5th, 2014, 11:00 AM   #17
 
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My old single shot topper 20 gauge. Don't get me wrong. It was a very solid shotgun. I just don't shoot shotguns anymore. After seeing all the dust on it. It was just time to break up.

I may replace it sometime. Maybe with a tactical short barrel 12 gauge with a pistol grip. Starting to think that's the ultimate home defense gun.

I have an Escort 12ga short barrel shotgun for home defense.
The Escort is amazing in that it comes with almost everything you need for a home defense gun.
I added a red dot pointer, a light, a tube extension, and a rear stock shell holder for 6 more shells.
Great sights, it holds 6 in the tube+1 stock, (I added a 2 shot extension to the tube now 8+1)
It will feed and shoot any combination of shells in any order, never jams.
I can load low brass 2 3/4, 3", magnum slugs, 00 buckshot, in any order and the gun knows what to do all buy itself.
It comes with a pistol grip, rails for accessories, a place for 2 extra shells in the stock.
It has a good feel, and recoil is reasonable.
Don't let the fact that it is made in Turkey scare you away.
The trigger was gritty when new, and I stoned the machine marks off the mechanism, and it is great now.
The "trigger job" was very easy to do, and took all of fifteen minutes.
The trigger mechanism comes out and goes in very easy.
I purchased mine on sale at BIG5, for 400.00.
I figured if I did not like it, I did not have a big investment.
The Escort shot gun is great in my opinion.
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Ruger P89DC and a SW 4006
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2 of them. Both Taurus made:

Taurus model 617 7 shot revolver in 357. Picked it up and within 21 rounds went back to Taurus. Customer Service was nasty, blamed me but paid shipping. Came back with same ejector problems in a lesser way.

Taurus Millennium 445 ACP pistol. Was eating itself alive inside as It fired a total of 150 rounds. Tons of internal metal shavings.

Both were sold to people with full knoweledge of what they were getting. Never own another Taurus product.
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Townsend Whelen said once that "Only accurate rifles are interesting." I apparently agree as I've sold a couple rifles due to poor accuracy.

CZ marked M6

It'll sound like heresy but I sold a CZ marked M6 in .22 Hornet/.410 as it was one of the most uninteresting rifles I've ever owned. It was not only inaccurate but also walked the rounds vertically as the barrel heated - as in about 3-4" per round fired.

Since I already had an earlier Springfield marked M6 in .22 LR/.410 that would shoot 1" groups at 50 yards, I saw no real need to keep the newer one as having a .22 Hornet that won't hit the broad side of a barn was less effective than .22 LR.

Remington Model 7

I sold a Remington Model 7 in .243 for the same reason - horrible accuracy due to a poorly stress relieved barrel that walked rounds all over the place starting with round #2.
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The worst handgun I ever owned was a Ruger P-345. This gun had more problems than a teenager on drugs. After two trips back to Ruger for a new slide, I finally gave up and sold it for a significant loss .. at least it was working when I sold it.

My worst long gun ever was a 12ga 3" Remington 870 Express that I won in a Pheasants Forever raffle. Brand new right out of the box, the only way it would extract is when you pulled the slide with lightning speed ... otherwise it would jam. It had a defective receiver that allowed the bolt to wander so I sent it back to Remington ... only to receive it about a month later with a note that said "Could not duplicate problem". No way was I going to sell this piece of junk so I parted it out and probably got just as much as if it were working and in one piece.
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GSG 1911 .22 made by ATI, every time I took it to the range something would break or fall off its made of pot metal and cheap pot metal to boot as well as it was the most inaccurate plinker I ever owned fixed everything and traded it off never thought I would be so happy to see one of my own gone

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I mistakenly listened to someone else when I was young and went real low end with my first shotgun. It was an H&R single shot shotgun. Nothing really wrong with it other than no follow up shot capability. Sold it for slightly more than I paid for it (which was $30 in 1966 money) and used that money to start a layaway for my sweet shooting Remington 870 12 ga.
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GSG 1911 .22 made by ATI, every time I took it to the range something would break or fall off its made of pot metal and cheap pot metal to boot as well as it was the most inaccurate plinker I ever owned fixed everything and traded it off never thought I would be so happy to see one of my own gone
Uh-oh there's a GSG 1911 that's calling out my name at my favorite LGS. Looks like I'll pretend not to hear it next time I'm there.
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Ruger 5.5" SBH. Hated shooting it. The way the gun recoiled was painful (literally). I tried to like it. No dice. Good riddance.

Ruger Mini30. Got tired of light primer strikes. If Ruger fixes this problem I'll get another one.

S&W M&P .22. I can't point to anything specific. It functioned correctly for the most part. Field stripping was a pain. The safety was a flimsy, unnecessary piece of crap. I just didn't like it. My SIL has it and is happy with it.
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i ended up trading in a plinkerton 22 SA and my ruger 22/45 towards a stainless ruger single six. the second i got my hands on the single six, i knew i'd never miss the others.

the plinkton was a mistake from the beginning (just too cheapo), and although i liked it, i never really bonded with my 22/45. haven't missed either.
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Uh-oh there's a GSG 1911 that's calling out my name at my favorite LGS. Looks like I'll pretend not to hear it next time I'm there.
You know a lot of guys like these... well that is after they install real (even if their MIM parts) once upgraded they may perform better but then I think why ?The finish is thin and wares fast, sights are terrible and one of their inheriant problems . Couldn't get a decent group out of it ... Maybe I had a lemon idk
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I had a Savage 93F in .22 WMR that got sub 1" groups at 200 yards but was plagued with light primer strikes even after a trip back to the factory. Traded it in on a TC .22-250 that is reliable but not quite as accurate, even though it cost twice as much. I also have a crappy six gun in .22 LR/.22mag that is a pot metal POS that I'm saving until they have one of those gun buyback programs and I can get more than it's worth for it. Won't be sorry to see that one go.
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Worst rifle was a Marlin 'Papoose' .22. I couldn't get a magazine through it without at least 4 or 5 jams or FTF. Worst pistol was a brand new Colt series 80 Officers Model .45...the accuracy was so bad I couldn't hit the side of a barn if I was inside it. A friend of mine had one just like it and it was dead nuts accurate. Mine went back to Colt twice with no result. I traded it in for a brand new Python back when...best thing I ever did!
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A Ruger LCP(2 actually). I bought 2, shot one, left the other one unfired. Every single time I shot the LCP, it had some sort of malfunction, FTFeed, FTEject, FTLoad. I did an extensive Fluff&Buff, tried every ammo I could find(before the panic, so there were lots of options)and it got better, but it still was never 100%. It was painful to shoot, and difficult to control. Follow up shots were something that didnt happen unless I adjusted my grip. I didnt like that it doesnt lock open on an empty magazine, so the search was on for a different "Pocket Rocket"

I traded the first LCP even up for a Sig Trailside. I traded the new one for a partial trade on a 4" GP100. I bought a Kel-Tec P32, and have been happy with that little pistol.

LCP = Little Crap Pistol.
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