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ag11988
09-03-2010, 2:36 PM
anybody own any firearms that u regret buying? maybe you bought into the hype surrounding a new gun, a gun u bought was just not what u needed, a gun just plain out sucked. any type of firearm. lets here um.

CoyoteHunter555
09-03-2010, 2:39 PM
I bough a Savage Model 111 in 7mm Rem Mag as my first rifle and only wish I had spent around $700 or $800 (rather than $400) on a simple Rem 700 build in .308. Though the 7mm is great for all North American big game, I would have got one later. Now that I have it and it IS accurate ENOUGH (I hate those words), I am keeping it

Edit: Here is a pic of it. I put a few decent accessories on it, including the scope of course but still :o

http://i771.photobucket.com/albums/xx359/JLAMB11/IMG_0644-1.jpg

Meh, I've seen worse ;)

X-NewYawker
09-03-2010, 2:45 PM
Oh yeah.
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p54/Fasanoland/Rifles/_MG_6413.jpg
]No detachable magazines - not worth it --
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p54/Fasanoland/Rifles/_MG_4595.jpg
so lame -- just ordered another one --
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p54/Fasanoland/Rifles/7615-1.jpg
Never shoot it -- just wanted one since 1970s...
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p54/Fasanoland/Rifles/300wbyrocksprofile.jpg

ArkinDomino
09-03-2010, 2:47 PM
I bought an M&P 9mm on impulse and I just can't replace my G19 with it. Won't do it.

stix213
09-03-2010, 2:52 PM
GSG-5 2nd Gen

Every time I fix one thing another new problem crops up. I thought I fixed the last couple jamming problems, but now the last couple times I've shot it I am running into a new issue where the hammer can get stuck further back than it is supposed to go, and requires disassembly of the firearm to get it loose :(

IntoForever
09-03-2010, 3:06 PM
.380 Grendel. Barrel so short it is only accurate against a clothes dryer at 10'

rromeo
09-03-2010, 3:15 PM
Either of my .22 rifles. Since I bought those, I rarely shoot anything else.

Merc1500
09-03-2010, 3:18 PM
[QUOTE=X-NewYawker;4897260]Oh yeah.
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p54/Fasanoland/Rifles/_MG_6413.jpg

What are you talking about? That thing is awesome.

X-NewYawker
09-03-2010, 3:25 PM
[QUOTE=X-NewYawker;4897260]Oh yeah.
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p54/Fasanoland/Rifles/_MG_6413.jpg

What are you talking about? That thing is awesome.

Look at how far forward the trigger is. Very uncomfortable

http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p54/Fasanoland/Rifles/Scarstock.jpg

wash
09-03-2010, 3:38 PM
CAI M1 Garand.

I should have got a real Garand from CMP.

Crowesnest
09-03-2010, 3:39 PM
+2 on the GSG.... Yeah, this is a centerfire forum, but the GSG-5 second generation is not worth the $475 I paid for it. Also, most of the add on stuff is made in China and crap.

as far as functionality, I can say that I haven't had many jams, but I also try to stay away from the lower velocity range-bought junk. The one and only time I had a real problem, my round did not cycle and wound up jammed in the barrel. Took 15 minutes before I could dislodge it.

Black Majik
09-03-2010, 3:43 PM
Saiga .223

About as unrefined as it gets.

17+1
09-03-2010, 3:44 PM
Kel-Tec SU-16CA

Not that it's a bad gun, but once I built the AR's, I never shot it again.

Sold it in perfect condition to a friend of mine, it's got a good home now as a backup carbine to his long range gun.

Twinsen
09-03-2010, 3:44 PM
Savage Edge. Bought my first modern bolt, I just ASSUMED the trigger was at least middle of the road. Really didn't expect it to be that bad.

Bongos
09-03-2010, 3:46 PM
Sig556... For what it does is fine, I just can't stomach the 3" groups!!!
Outside of that, it's a great rifle!

2600fromAtari
09-03-2010, 4:01 PM
WASR, I have honestly never held a fully functional WASR. I've always had one problem or another.

Milled Lancaster with a SS barrel, the furniture finish is fragile, fit and finish was not what I expected (but the receiver was beautiful), should have gotten something else with a chrome lined barrel, and finally, should not support Lancaster Arms in any way possible.

On the flip side, I absolutely love every moment with my DSA FAL and PTR 91F so far.

twinjetguy
09-03-2010, 4:23 PM
On the flip side, I absolutely love every moment with my DSA FAL and PTR 91F so far.

I am really glad to hear you like your PTR 91, I just paid for mine today and started the 10 day wait. They look really nice and appear to be of very nice quality. Now, on to my regrets.

I have 3 of them...

My Entreprise FAL Carbine. If I have to send it back to Entreprise for the THIRD time I am demanding my money back and getting a DSA FAL.

My IO Inc. Casar, biggest piece of crap ever! I haven't even shot the damn thing AND I haven't seen it since May 3rd. The barrel was bent in the receiver when I picked it up. IO is really on top of their repairs replacements obviously.

My Masterpiece Arms MPA 9mm Pistol. Nothing really wrong with it. It works just fine, just an impulse buy. Kinda fun to have in the collection though

Funny note about Entreprise. I was at Turners today and checked out one of their AK's built on a Nodak Spud receiver. It look REALLY nice and appears to be a quality piece. I am VERY hesitant to buy anything from them again though.

ChrisTKHarris
09-03-2010, 4:25 PM
Mossberg 500A Combo from Big 5. I should have just shelled out the extra dough and gotten an 870.

vta
09-03-2010, 4:37 PM
Mossberg 500A Combo from Big 5. I should have just shelled out the extra dough and gotten an 870.

i love my M500A combo! although now I am considering adding a 870 to the collection....

2600fromAtari
09-03-2010, 4:41 PM
I am really glad to hear you like your PTR 91, I just paid for mine today and started the 10 day wait. They look really nice and appear to be of very nice quality. Now, on to my regrets.

twinjet, I wasn't planning on buying one, but the price seemed right from Atlantic Firearms. I have read that they fixed the problems with the flutes since the AW75XX serial numbers. I haven't shot anything but Lake City ammo through it yet, but that has performed flawlessly, though I wasn't expecting any jams as LC isn't on "the list".

I took off the flash hider and installed a muzzle break but have yet to test it. My FAL was my favorite rifle until this baby came along. Side by side, the FAL looks like a much better built gun, just more solid and clean. I like the adjustable gas system to compensate for different ammo, and to reduce recoil as much as possible. My brother loves it more than the PTR in every way.

For some reason though, the PTR just felt more "right" to me. Just more comfortable, especially with a sling. I guess I'm that one-in-ten who thinks the HK/PTR is more ergonomic. It's also fun watching when family or friends shoot, and the brass gets thrown across the range, and a mini shockwave sweeps the dirt ahead.

You'll love it!

ChrisTKHarris
09-03-2010, 4:51 PM
i love my M500A combo! although now I am considering adding a 870 to the collection....

I might buy either an 870 or perhaps a Walther P99 this weekend for my 24th birthday.

stix213
09-03-2010, 5:24 PM
i love my M500A combo! although now I am considering adding a 870 to the collection....

I agree, My M500A was the best $279 I ever spent on a firearm. Its getting bumped out of the starting lineup by my more recent Saiga 12 purchase, but it was still well worth the money and is here to stay :)

I've always heard of the 870 having a good rep, but my Bro-in-law's jams all the time while my 500 combo has never had a single problem what-so-ever. In defense of the 870 though, my bro-in-law doesn't know the first thing of firearm maintenance, no matter what I say.

pyro3k2
09-03-2010, 5:48 PM
90% of the accessories I put on my firearms :( other wise I dont reget what I buy, just what I put on my firearms.

keson
09-03-2010, 6:00 PM
99% of Jeffu's firearms

FeuerFrei
09-03-2010, 6:01 PM
.380 Grendel. Barrel so short it is only accurate against a clothes dryer at 10'

Minute of clothes dryer.
"MOC"

A new term to Calguns. Hats off!

X-NewYawker
09-03-2010, 8:18 PM
I might buy either an 870 or perhaps a Walther P99 this weekend for my 24th birthday.

Buy both! You're only 24 once!

ChrisTKHarris
09-03-2010, 8:33 PM
Buy both! You're only 24 once!

In due time my friend. :)

regalado1
09-03-2010, 8:40 PM
I don't regret buying any of my firearms...They are kind of like tattoos...they tell a story of your life. Like cars. Everybody knows somebody that has a story like...I use to own a 57 belair that was my first car and I sold it for $xxxxx and wished I didn't...

Enjoy your arms while you have them and for the satisfaction they provided (however small of time frame that might have been) and then move on to bigger or better arms...

Don't get me wrong I get where this post was going, just adding my .02 on how I feel about it.

jackliu239
09-03-2010, 8:44 PM
I have a very bad feeling when my WSAR AK get out of the 10 day jail I will be feeling like this.

Rogu3
09-03-2010, 8:44 PM
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http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p54/Fasanoland/Rifles/_MG_4595.jpg



eww top load?

sevensix2x51
09-03-2010, 8:48 PM
i regretted buying a dsa fal, with the fixed mag. great rifle, just not too quick on the reloads. not worth what i paid.

also i regret buying the springer GI 1911. that thing was not that rad, no matter how much you think they are. :p inaccurate, and unreliable. couldnt see the sights, and my hand still is scarred from the hammer bite. and that was almost 7 years ago!

slomofo
09-03-2010, 10:36 PM
So is this the official "Regretful purchases" thread?


I might as well join in.


This thing jams frequently and it's a single action! Why did I buy it? No effing clue.
http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e237/slomofo562/Guns/357Mag1.jpg

Glock 37, .45GAP, can't find ammo anywhere and when it's available, it's not cheap. Why'd I buy it? No effing clue.
http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e237/slomofo562/Guns/Glock3745GAP2.jpg

S&W Sigma, heaviest trigger pull on earth. Why'd I buy it? No effing clue.
http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e237/slomofo562/Guns/DSC01288.jpg

Someone else's reloads. Almost ruined my barrel shooting it and I could've had a kb. Why'd I take a risk and buy someone else's reloads? No effing clue.
http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e237/slomofo562/Guns/reloads.jpg


AMD-65, no cheek weld, welded muzzle device, limited to 20rd mags, and it's fugly. Why'd I buy it? No effing clue.

http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e237/slomofo562/Guns/86c76bf9.jpg


Oh yeah, there's one more. Century Arms, need I say more? Biggest POS I've ever owned.

http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e237/slomofo562/Guns/DSC01505.jpg

IsaacGlass
09-03-2010, 10:48 PM
Oh yeah.

so lame -- just ordered another one --
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p54/Fasanoland/Rifles/7615-1.jpg



What's there not to like about 7615P? Im looking for one chamber in .308 :D

bcrich
09-03-2010, 10:59 PM
Every time I take my mini 14 out I think "why did I buy this" yes it is the new series and it still sucks...........

davedog01
09-03-2010, 11:06 PM
The only gun I have ever sold was a Ruger p85. It was $279.00 at Turners in 1991 and my tunnel vision locked on to the high cap mag feature. Shot 24" groups into the side of a dryer at 15 yds. It was the only gun that embarrassed me at the range. Are the new models any better(I hope)? Hard to believe these are the same people that created the Redhawk, 10/22 etc.

battleship
09-03-2010, 11:28 PM
Im wondering if im going to feel this way if i buy a Sig 556 Pistol, i want one, it will be the closest thing to an SBR but really is it practical. 10 inch barrel and no buttstock.
Convince me of its in the field and at the range attributes.

JJ1911
09-03-2010, 11:33 PM
I have "why did I buy that" with a lot of accessories. Stuff I thought would be good turned out not to be! I have a whole bunch of stocks flash hiders, grips etc lying around :(

skylovia
09-03-2010, 11:40 PM
It took me a year to build a CMMG rifle. Started with the lower and it went from there. when I finally had it all put together, I realized that i couldn't afford to shoot it. So I sold it. What did I do with the money? Why I built an AK! And you know what? I think it feels better in my hands than that AR. I can also buy one type of ammo and share it with my SKS.

zod
09-04-2010, 12:12 AM
So is this the official "Regretful purchases" thread?


I might as well join in.


This thing jams frequently and it's a single action! Why did I buy it? No effing clue.
http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e237/slomofo562/Guns/357Mag1.jpg

Glock 37, .45GAP, can't find ammo anywhere and when it's available, it's not cheap. Why'd I buy it? No effing clue.
http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e237/slomofo562/Guns/Glock3745GAP2.jpg

S&W Sigma, heaviest trigger pull on earth. Why'd I buy it? No effing clue.

http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e237/slomofo562/Guns/DSC01288.jpg

AMD-65, no cheek weld, welded muzzle device, limited to 20rd mags, and it's fugly. Why'd I buy it? No effing clue.

http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e237/slomofo562/Guns/86c76bf9.jpg


Oh yeah, there's one more. Century Arms, need I say more? Biggest POS I've ever owned.

http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e237/slomofo562/Guns/DSC01505.jpg

This post! :rofl2:

scidx
09-04-2010, 12:21 AM
Browning BDM

"Dual Mode" is a stupid feature. If I want a DAO pistol I would have bought one. There is no sense in trying to master two trigger types on one gun. It wasn't reliable and magazines were $50 each. There were reports of the safety/decocker/slide release leading to a cracked frame when used for the latter job.

Oh, but 006 used one in Goldeneye... so it must be cool!

CoyoteHunter555
09-04-2010, 1:28 AM
So is this the official "Regretful purchases" thread?


I might as well join in.


Oh yeah, there's one more. Century Arms, need I say more? Biggest POS I've ever owned.

http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e237/slomofo562/Guns/DSC01505.jpg


POS is right my friend! :D

TNP'R
09-04-2010, 1:56 AM
Why would you regret any fire arm purchase? The more the better right?

CoyoteHunter555
09-04-2010, 1:59 AM
Why would you regret any fire arm purchase? The more the better right?

The better the better, then the more the merrier ;)

KimoBBZ
09-04-2010, 3:10 AM
http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=126808

anybody own any firearms that u regret buying? maybe you bought into the hype surrounding a new gun, a gun u bought was just not what u needed, a gun just plain out sucked. any type of firearm. lets here um.

deadlyapp
09-04-2010, 3:25 AM
Keltec P11. Great pocket gun but miserable trigger coming from a Kimber. Thank god I don't rely on it every day.

Shawn L
09-04-2010, 7:41 AM
Mosin Nagant 91/30 for me.

pacrimguru
09-04-2010, 7:53 AM
99% of Jeffu's firearms

LOL!!!

Blk04SR
09-04-2010, 10:21 AM
So is this the official "Regretful purchases" thread?



Glock 37, .45GAP, can't find ammo anywhere and when it's available, it's not cheap. Why'd I buy it? No effing clue.
http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e237/slomofo562/Guns/Glock3745GAP2.jpg



You im sure you can convert it to some other caliber...check glock talk

mattt
09-04-2010, 12:51 PM
My snub nose 460 mag. Only thing it is good for is impressing poeple with the fire ball it puts out when I shoot 200 grain stx,s moving at more then 2000 fps.

Caiden07
09-04-2010, 1:52 PM
Beretta 92 Vertec its not really a regret but I have no interest in firing it why? no clue. I bought it because I want to have a compact pistol. Although I'm thinking of trading it for full length AR upper.

http://img832.imageshack.us/img832/6918/dsc036981.jpg (http://img832.imageshack.us/i/dsc036981.jpg/)

darkest2000
09-04-2010, 1:54 PM
A hi-standard model B. long sold.

nemisis1400
09-04-2010, 2:11 PM
My biggest regret so far is my SxS shotgun, it's a c&r so i was planning to make it into a sbs, but i'm gonna need to dump a lot of money into it before shes in a workable condition.

Mosin Nagant 91/30 for me.

You can sell that cash and carry real easy, could be gone in a week for the right price.

charliedontsurf334
09-05-2010, 1:16 PM
An Auto-Ordnance M1 Carbine. It was pretty good until the 1 year warranty ran out and the charging handle started to fly off the track.

So I bought an Inland M1 Carbine from 1-43, and it refused to extract.

The M1 Carbine is a POS whether it is an original or a repro! STAY AWAY!!!

Geodetic
09-05-2010, 2:06 PM
An Auto-Ordnance M1 Carbine. It was pretty good until the 1 year warranty ran out and the charging handle started to fly off the track.

So I bought an Inland M1 Carbine from 1-43, and it refused to extract.

The M1 Carbine is a POS whether it is an original or a repro! STAY AWAY!!!

I've bought 3 M1 carbines from the CMP. Needed to fully disassemble the bolt and clean all the crap out to get them to extract/feed properly. The things had probably never been cleaned in 50+ years. Warning: the bolts are a ***** to get back together... even with the bolt tool.

Shawn L
09-05-2010, 2:20 PM
You can sell that cash and carry real easy, could be gone in a week for the right price.

That's exactly what I did and he got a great deal.

Rob454
09-05-2010, 3:13 PM
The only gun I have ever sold was a Ruger p85. It was $279.00 at Turners in 1991 and my tunnel vision locked on to the high cap mag feature. Shot 24" groups into the side of a dryer at 15 yds. It was the only gun that embarrassed me at the range. Are the new models any better(I hope)? Hard to believe these are the same people that created the Redhawk, 10/22 etc.


Maybe it was a dud or a early early version and the barrel was screwed up on it or had a factory defect. I have a P85 and it shoots fine. In case some times it shoots really really tight groups depending on how shaky my hand gets.

As for the guns I regret getting ( and its more I regret it cause I could of spent the money on something else rather than there is something wrong with the gun.)

Saiga 12 would be one. its a ok gun i guess I just bought into the hype and had to have it and after shooting it it wasnt as exciting as I thought.
My AR build. Built it got it all together and haven't had the time to shoot it at all.

Vbp6us
09-05-2010, 7:07 PM
I hope I have no regrets in buying guns. I tend to do a lot of research so I think I'll be fine with my first two, an AR-15 and G19. Neither are here yet. :o

ir0nclash86
09-05-2010, 8:13 PM
An Auto-Ordnance M1 Carbine. It was pretty good until the 1 year warranty ran out and the charging handle started to fly off the track.

So I bought an Inland M1 Carbine from 1-43, and it refused to extract.

The M1 Carbine is a POS whether it is an original or a repro! STAY AWAY!!!

I've bought 3 M1 carbines from the CMP. Needed to fully disassemble the bolt and clean all the crap out to get them to extract/feed properly. The things had probably never been cleaned in 50+ years. Warning: the bolts are a ***** to get back together... even with the bolt tool.

Sounds like you guys got some lemons. I've never had 1 problem with my M1 Carbine. It's like old reliable. I would trust my life with it. If you don't have a bolt tool they can be a pain in the *** to put back together. Longest time it took me was like 1 hour and that was my first time doing it. I picked up a technique to getting it back together and turned that 1 hour to 3-5 minutes sometimes less. With the bolt tool haha that was like a 30 second job.

I regret buying my Mosin Nagant. Yeah its super cheap to shoot but damn I hate cleaning it. I have a Springfield 1911 Milspec in jail right now and I'm already starting to regret buying it. I sold my M1 Carbine to get it. 45acp ammo is so damn expensive. It's almost equivalent to buying 308 ammo. I think it's just going to sit in my safe and I'll just pick up a box and shoot it as a treat.

slick_711
09-05-2010, 8:20 PM
Beretta 92 Vertec its not really a regret but I have no interest in firing it why? no clue. I bought it because I want to have a compact pistol. Although I'm thinking of trading it for full length AR upper

Your idea of a "compact pistol" is an Inox 92FS Vertec? Get yourself a good Officer's model 1911 and never look back man.

Cool Hand Luke
09-05-2010, 8:32 PM
Thought I'd be different and get a Saiga 7.62x39 with a 21" barrel. I have to admit it's pretty accurate for an AK, maybe because of the longer sight plane, but it's just plain too heavy and awkward to swing around. I hate the clunky AK scope side mounts, so that's out. Maybe with a scout mounted red dot, I might like it better.

davedog01
09-05-2010, 11:16 PM
Im wondering if im going to feel this way if i buy a Sig 556 Pistol, i want one, it will be the closest thing to an SBR but really is it practical. 10 inch barrel and no buttstock.
Convince me of its in the field and at the range attributes.

I just think they are cool(AR Pistols). You know..."hey you ever seen one of these?"

Merc1500
09-06-2010, 8:30 AM
It'd probably be my Henry .22 Survival.

saki302
09-06-2010, 6:10 PM
.380 Grendel. Barrel so short it is only accurate against a clothes dryer at 10'

That's funny.. I had a Grendel P10 that I found very accurate, especially for what it was (breaks clays at 25 yards all day long), but was unreliable as all heck. Ended up selling the parts at a profit and (finishing- it was already cracking) destroying the frame.

-Dave

rubber duckie
09-06-2010, 8:54 PM
saiga 7.62x39 my first gun. after owning a ar, 1911, and colt .380. the saiga feels like a toy. wish i didn't spend the 400. i would invest that money toward a bolt gun or .22lr ar pistol.

SMG_VII
09-06-2010, 10:53 PM
Sounds like you guys got some lemons. I've never had 1 problem with my M1 Carbine. It's like old reliable. I would trust my life with it. If you don't have a bolt tool they can be a pain in the *** to put back together. Longest time it took me was like 1 hour and that was my first time doing it. I picked up a technique to getting it back together and turned that 1 hour to 3-5 minutes sometimes less. With the bolt tool haha that was like a 30 second job.

I regret buying my Mosin Nagant. Yeah its super cheap to shoot but damn I hate cleaning it. I have a Springfield 1911 Milspec in jail right now and I'm already starting to regret buying it. I sold my M1 Carbine to get it. 45acp ammo is so damn expensive. It's almost equivalent to buying 308 ammo. I think it's just going to sit in my safe and I'll just pick up a box and shoot it as a treat.

You won't regret the SA 1911 Mil-Spec at all (the gun in and of itself). I love mine to death and the only time it ever had an issue was completely ammo related. Ammo can be pricey, but you can always buy online.