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Oldnoob
06-26-2008, 2:02 PM
What are some of hand guns you guys ever regret to buy? My regret was my Beretta Neo 22. While I have zero complain about the gun, it work fine and feel good in my hand. I really wish I kept the money($300 include tax, dros) and bought another glock or cz75 or cheap 1911(RIA). After about 1k rounds, I just realize, 22 don't have the "gun feel" for me. And if I ever feel like shooting a 22, I can alway rent one at my range and their ammo won't be too expensive any way.

So that was my regret and reason. What are your regrets?

deleted by PC police
06-26-2008, 2:04 PM
I regret buying my Desert Eagle .357. I hate that gun can't wait to get rid of it.

Frostbite
06-26-2008, 2:06 PM
I bought a G27 recently and while I like it pretty well, I'm kind of wishing I'd gotten a G23, which I love, or a G26 for the compactness instead. Not the most comfortable gun I've ever shot. I'm hoping it'll grow on me though.

Black Majik
06-26-2008, 2:16 PM
None right now. Guns I didn't really like as much as I thought I'd would *cough* G23 *cough* got sold off to someone else that could appreciate it more than I did.

I kinda wish I bought a G34 initially instead of getting the G17 first.

Now that I think about it, I could probably go without my plain jane Colt Government. It just sits in a holster, only half the gun ever makes it out of the house. It's turned into a dedicated .22 plinker, but in .45 ACP, well... it's just not used.

Why do I have a heavy steel pocket gun again that is chambered smaller than 9mm?

As of right now though, I don't really have anything that I hate or regret that I have to sell off.

oghl888
06-26-2008, 2:35 PM
I regret buying my Desert Eagle .357. I hate that gun can't wait to get rid of it.

i brought a DE 44 a long time back. I can't really say I regret buying it because it was not expensive, second hand, including a very nice gun case (this is a lot of years ago), and ended up selling it for more $ and kept the case. The DE design was just too flashy and not enough practicality for me.

the other small regret is a S&W 627 PC. It did not live up to MY PERSONAL expectation of Performance Center, and I just don't enjoy shooting it as much as my old 686's.

5150Marcelo
06-26-2008, 2:37 PM
I regret buying my Desert Eagle .357. I hate that gun can't wait to get rid of it.

Throw it up in the FS forum. Itll sell.

deleted by PC police
06-26-2008, 2:52 PM
Throw it up in the FS forum. Itll sell.

I plan too, I have to put some lock tite on the saftey screw and make sure I can fire a box of ammo without the saftey engaging first. I need to get to the range.

Wyseguy
06-26-2008, 2:59 PM
I have a Bersa 380 that I wish I hadn't bought. It was an impulse buy, because my dad bought me a Walther PPK special edition and I didn't want to shoot it but bought a lot of 380 ammo. Turners had it on sale, but I really wanted a CZ or Sig in 380 instead.

liketoshoot
06-26-2008, 3:17 PM
S&W9VE Never could hit anything with it except the floor when I tossed it.
Sold it back to the FFL for 2/3 of what I overpaid for the POC.
Now I tend to think more before buying and have not screwed up again......yet.

depmac983ret
06-26-2008, 3:52 PM
Walther PPK/S (read Smith and Wesson). Rough trigger pull, trigger edges rather sharp. Slide bit me too. I sent it to Cylinder and Slide, they fixed the problems O.K., but I still didn't like it. Invested over $1200.00 total, sold it for $500.00, regret buying it, no regrets on the $$'s lost.

Prowler
06-26-2008, 3:59 PM
My Glock 27 that I sold to someone else. Nothing like a crisp 1911 trigger! :43:

RedDawn
06-27-2008, 10:25 AM
S&W 910, it was an impulse buy when I was younger.:rolleyes:
The bluing on the slide was rough and discolored very quickly. It felt clumsy and weird in my hands, and was a pain to disassemble and clean.
I ended up selling it back to the dealer for 1/3 of what I paid.
I should have kept it just to remind me what impulse buying can lead to.

ivanimal
06-27-2008, 10:30 AM
Walther P-22 Wont run and cant sell it because my kid likes it and a Sigma that was a poorly made gun with spotty accuracy. I sold it for more than I bought it for. That was the only good thing about that gun.

caldude
06-27-2008, 11:31 AM
Ported XD-9. Bought it for my wife, thinking the porting would help her handle the recoil (which it does). The problem is the gun is so frickin' loud that neither of us like shooting it. We still have it, but it's the last pistol that ever gets pulled from the safe.

pottymouth310
06-27-2008, 11:43 AM
Noranco 1911 .45cal, - Chinese knockoff
Beretta 950 .25cal - expensive bullets for small caliber. spent more money on ammo than the cost of the gun.
FIE Spectre 9mm - Italian, thats all I have to say

What I regret sell: (if I only knew back then what I know now)
Colt CAR-9
Styer USR
HK91
HK SP89

pwall
06-27-2008, 12:22 PM
arent a G26 and G27 the exact same size???

I bought a G27 recently and while I like it pretty well, I'm kind of wishing I'd gotten a G23, which I love, or a G26 for the compactness instead. Not the most comfortable gun I've ever shot. I'm hoping it'll grow on me though.

ar15barrels
06-27-2008, 12:25 PM
Browning baby 25.
I got it for a good deal and it's a Browning so I just had to have it.
Took it to the range, fired exactly 50 rounds and decided it was not for me.
It was way too small for my big hands.
I really should have kept if for the collection, but I have a real problem with owning guns I don't like to shoot.
I sold it at about a $75 net gain a few months after I bought it so that makes me feel better about it.

ar15barrels
06-27-2008, 12:27 PM
arent a G26 and G27 the exact same size???

Yes, but the 26 is much more shootable.
40 is a handfull in a gun that size.

I have a Kel-tec P11 with 9mm and 40 top ends.
I much prefer shooting the 9mm top end.

BossHog
06-27-2008, 12:35 PM
Walther PPK/S (read Smith and Wesson)
Ditto. Mine was a totally unreliable lemon right out of the box.

REDHORSE
06-27-2008, 12:35 PM
HK USP40 (Variant #1)- I bought it when they first hit the store shelves (1993). So, it's one of the earliest models.

Dislikes:
• Trigger - I just hate it.
• the sharp texturing on the frame
• Stupid proprietary HK rails

Probably sell the pistol and keep the hi-caps and buy a newer gen HK USP, if they have resolved the issues I have with mine.

ar15barrels
06-27-2008, 12:52 PM
HK USP40 (Variant #1)- I bought it when they first hit the store shelves (1993). So, it's one of the earliest models.

Dislikes:
Trigger - I just hate it.
the sharp texturing on the frame
Stupid proprietary HK rails

Probably sell the pistol and keep the hi-caps and buy a newer gen HK USP, if they have resolved the issues I have with mine.

I bought one of those in about 1995.
I hated the funky magazine release.
Traded it last year for an Elcan.

leelaw
06-27-2008, 1:50 PM
Beretta Cougar 9000L

Excessive recoil for the sixe of the gun and round.
Poor trigger.
Not as accurate as my Sigs.

It's the only pistol I've sold.

Cato
06-27-2008, 1:54 PM
The terrible trigger and the 40 "snap back" makes it very inaccurate.

REDHORSE
06-27-2008, 4:22 PM
Yea, I love my G27. I got it as a backup for the G22.

Frostbite
06-27-2008, 4:40 PM
arent a G26 and G27 the exact same size???

Yeah, I guess I should be more clear. I like the size of the G27 but I like the way the G23 shoots better. So if I had to do it all over again and was going to buy a .40S&W, I'd get the G23. If I wanted something small, I'd get the G26.

The G27 isn't a bad gun by any means but I wouldn't call it a range gun. I put 200 rounds through it when I got it and my hand was pretty sore afterward--especially my middle finger where it rested against the trigger guard.

X-NewYawker
06-27-2008, 5:08 PM
My Beretta Neo's rear sight FLEW off after two magazines.
I regret buying four S&W 422s and selling them all before I shot one.
I regret buying an HK P7 and selling it before I shot it.

tom_92673
06-27-2008, 5:14 PM
I really regret buying my XD SC .40. I thought I would go for a ccw in Orange county with it, then I fired a 1911 and I want nothing to do with .40 anymore. Anyone want an almost new XD SC in .40?

postal
06-27-2008, 7:52 PM
Sigma compact fotay.

Kicks like a b.... lightweight small plastic gun.... got it on sale cheap- had it 2 yrs put less than 400 through it- sold for small loss. Knew I shoulda bought a full size 1911....

Tom, GF bought fullsize xd 40- she loves it, and still cant figure out why she doesnt like 1911's....

Surfdog
06-27-2008, 8:04 PM
Lorcin L25

First gun purchase for my wife many years ago. It has never made it through a mag without hanging up, and God only knows where the point of aim is on this thing. Broke two firing pins within 50 rounds. I guess is performs well for a 64 dollar gun.

LAK Supply
06-27-2008, 8:26 PM
I had a Taurus PT140 once.... worst gun ever. It fed everything without a hiccup, but it was one of the least-accurate guns I've ever handled. It would shoot two consecutive loads 8" apart out of a rest at 45'. Ridiculous.

The SoCal Gunner
06-27-2008, 8:27 PM
I don't dislike any of my guns but what I do regret is not looking over a gun more thoroughly prior to purchasing it.

Bongos
06-27-2008, 9:23 PM
Ed Brown Kobra Karry... biggist POS for a high end 1911, FTF or FTE on every magazine, call EB and they said send it in and we will charge you for the work we got wrong i the first place... Tried different mags from WC to NH and EB and nothing work in that POS...

It does look good though, too bad it was loose as a goose and not 80%