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Old September 28th, 2014, 04:37 PM   #91
 
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An RG revolver in .38 Special. It was the first firearm I bought after turning 21; had a tendency for the firing pin to remain extended occasionally, making it a real pain to get the cylinder open.

Traded it straight across for a 6 7/8" Mark I target which I still have.



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Old September 28th, 2014, 05:32 PM   #92
 
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Rossi Wizard 308. Didn't always go "bang" as they say, and tended to lock up after firing, requiring much finnegling to open.

Ruger 22/45. Never found a purpose for it, other than when I felt like bruising, pinching, and tearing the skin on my hands when it needed a good cleaning.
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Only one: SR40, Ruger finally just replaced the gun after several trips back and forth and I sold the replacement straight away. I really liked the gun, but if it won't shoot, it's not much use.

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I stupidly bought a 3 of the Wilkerson Arms "Sherry" 22LR pocket semi autos. Wilkerson Arms folded years ago. We sold allot of them when I worked at the gun shop. They were nothing but a Jam-o- Matic. I put them on consignment and finally sold them. They were available with several different colored anodized frames. They were almost an identical copy to the Auto Nine.

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Glock 19--Glock's safety never completely trusted it.
Ruger LCP--Trigger and recoil
Seecamp .380-- Wife hated it
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Yildiz 20 ga o/u. Thing kicked harder than my Lanber 12ga o/u. So happy Ruger brought back to RL and waiting for the 20 ga or 28 ga to hit the streets. Oh, also forgot about the Tanfogilio FAB 92 (9mm 15rd DA) bought through EAA. Got it back in the 90's to help me with my annual qualification. Out of the box the decocker didn't work but EAA fixed it. Then found out through the design it wasn't receptive to hollow point ammo even with "Fluff and Buff" of the feeding ramp. Just to steep of an angle. But other than that, it went bang with all types of ball ammo when the trigger was pulled.

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Kahr PM-9, two of them. Bought 1 new. Multiple FTF, FTE, Stove pipes and mags falling out. Sent it back 4 times and they couldn't fix. Sent me a new one, same problems. Sent it back 3 times and luckily they always paid all shipping. My friends had the same problems with the gun so it wasn't just me. Finally they gave me the gun of my choice and my LGS wanted a CW9 so I gave it to them and they gave me a G-26. Their customer service was really good, I even got the Managers cell phone to call him from the range. He thought it was because of the Florida humidity which I didn't buy. Luckily this was before the ammo got scarce and cost more.
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Here we go! A Remington 700 ADL 7mm mag. I bought it in '62 had a hinged floor plate installed for the magazine, bullet point protector,and Timmy trigger installed. I traded it for a Ruger 77 7X57mm. Recoil was not the issue I just didn't have any confidence in the cartridge, no 1 shot kills. Not a problem since then! Another was a Browning semi auto .22 rifle that was more of a shot gun than rifle.

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I hate saying this, but the worst gun I've ever owned accuracy wise was Mini-30 I bought new in 1993. I fired only brass ammo through it and worked up probably a dozen loads using different bullet weights and powders and it was terrible. I bought it for a short deer carbine after seeing a Ruger magazine ad giving high acclaim and praise as such

I held on to it for about a year and then sold it at a gun show and bought a new Thompson Center Contender with a Super 14" barrel in .223 and a T.C. 2-7x LER scope. I may be exaggerating a touch, but I think I could hold a better group offhand with the contender than I could from sandbags with the mini-30.
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Had one of those RG 38's too
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Old October 15th, 2014, 07:50 PM   #103
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A converted 98k mauser in 30-06. 7 lbs and kicked like a mule. I don't know who rebarreled it, but 6" groups for an -06 at 100 yds is a non starter.
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Bauer .25. It belonged to my mom but I don't think it had been fired. I thought my wife might like it but I never could get it to shoot a full mag without jamming.
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Can't remember the model number, but I had a Semi-Auto S&W Shotgun with a pistol grip. Thing was a NIGHTMARE of complications!

Almost as bad as the Franchi LAW-12 that absolutely REQUIRED 3 and 3/4 drams powder, and a buffer made of hard PLASTIC that broke after 400 rounds.

I have very little good luck with anything other than a pump shotgun.
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