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drifter2be 10-03-2012 12:51 AM

Guns you regret buying
 
The "guns you regret selling" thread got me thinking.

What guns have you bought and after a single range trip were just completely upset with your purchase. I have a few that come to mind.

For me the biggest two that come to mind are the Kel Tec P11 and Kel Tec SU-16A

Because of my experiences with those two guns I will never buy another Kel Tec product either.

NSR500 10-03-2012 12:52 AM

When I was naive about guns I allowed myself to buy a Century product. First and Last... Never again...

gti_20ae 10-03-2012 12:58 AM

I have bad experience with Charter Arms Bulldog Pug, don't like it at all. When you shoot 44spl through it, it actually loosen up the screw that's holding the cylinder, also jam the ejector rod, even the screw on the cylinder release got loosen. The trigger sucks, both SA and DA is not acceptable. Finish is not good either, but didn't expect it to be good for the price.

Ron-Solo 10-03-2012 1:00 AM

Anything by Raven, Jennings, or Bryco. The definition of a "Saturday Night Special" that helped lead to the creation of the roster. Cheap and unsafe junk. Took lots of them off gangsters over the years.

DJ Skillz 10-03-2012 1:14 AM

Hi-Point .380. Bought it for s**ts and giggles as a plinker, and I sold it after the first range trip. It really wasn't a bad gun per se (considering the price), but it just really wasn't that fun to shoot. Something about shooting such a tiny round out of a bulky, top heavy gun just didn't work for me.

gti_20ae 10-03-2012 1:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DJ Skillz (Post 9444628)
Hi-Point .380. Bought it for s**ts and giggles as a plinker, and I sold it after the first range trip. It really wasn't a bad gun per se (considering the price), but it just really wasn't that fun to shoot. Something about shooting such a tiny round out of a bulky, top heavy gun just didn't work for me.

Holding that gun feel like holding a 2 lbs hammer, I used to had one too, I agree with you that it is not a bad gun function wise.

myk 10-03-2012 1:54 AM

It's not that I REGRET my Ruger 556e, rather I didn't NEED to buy it, but I just HAD to listen to my friend who absolutely s**ts on DI guns; I don't mind having to clean a DI gun more often than a piston gun; to me, it feels better than jerking off...

Colt-45 10-03-2012 2:10 AM

XD-45, plenty of 45's that are better.
Overpriced Romanian AK, never again.


Quote:

Originally Posted by NSR500 (Post 9444592)
When I was naive about guns I allowed myself to buy a Century product. First and Last... Never again...

+1 :iagree: I fully agree, with their Yugo M70 AB2 being the only exception.

Chaos47 10-03-2012 2:52 AM

I research the hell out of something before I get it so I've never been disappointed yet.

toby 10-03-2012 4:57 AM

This should never happen unless you just don't know as much as you think you do about guns.

xpbprox 10-03-2012 5:09 AM

God damn I spend so much on guns, I kinda regret that....

Regulus 10-03-2012 5:25 AM

Weaver Arms Nighthawk
 
From here:

I once bought a Weaver Arms Nighthawk 9mm Carbine in the mid to late 80's. I can't even remember if I ever fired it and I think I actually gave it away. Probably the cheapest/ugliest/plastic/uzi knockoff thing I ever owned that should fire live ammo.

voiceofreason 10-03-2012 5:33 AM

Taurus Millenium

Kel Tec P11 of its time.


Worked 95% of the time. Others, a round would get hung up and not feed. Including FMJ of differing brands.

Took it to a good smith and even he couldn't get it to feed reliably.


Sold it to a guy explaining what was wrong with it. Didn't want somebody trusting their life to it.



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Kimber Elite series, 4" or 4.25" barrel, full size grip. The first ones that came out after the initial launch. Was almost reliable, but in the end, about every 1000 rounds, wasn't.

dwtt 10-03-2012 5:37 AM

SPAS-12. It's a heavy, unbalanced, impractical, and unfun gun to shoot. It looked good in the movies, but reality showed me its only asset was the looks.

thesav 10-03-2012 5:53 AM

Kel-tec PF-9. I bought it thinking that all the kinks had been worked out. They haven't.
It stove pipes, double feeds and likes to puke its magazine into the dirt.
It's for sale if you're interested.

Aldemar 10-03-2012 6:57 AM

Bought an AR7 on an impulse buy. :kest:

Zerorye351w 10-03-2012 7:11 AM

Kimber Pro Aegis II 9mm. Lots of stovepipe and FTE every few rounds. For Kimber to have high praise, I was very dissapointed in the quality of that firearm. Glad to rid myself of it.

BrokerB 10-03-2012 7:24 AM

Mini 14

stix213 10-03-2012 11:15 AM

GSG-5

Something new breaks virtually every outing, needs to be detail stripped to be cleaned every couple hundred rounds or it jams, and in general is a POS lemon. All looks no substance.

johnny_boy02 10-03-2012 11:20 AM

LC9 and LCP.

CK_32 10-03-2012 11:42 AM

Nothin yet..

Yellowneck86 10-03-2012 11:56 AM

French war rifle.

fighterpilot562 10-03-2012 11:57 AM

None so far....

CK_32 10-03-2012 11:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Yellowneck86 (Post 9446772)
French war rifle.

The French have rifles..? :surrender:

I thought they were just issued white flags on a stick?? :confused:

ddindetroit 10-03-2012 12:00 PM

I agree with Broker B
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by BrokerB (Post 9445182)
Mini 14

I agree

DD

Simply115 10-03-2012 12:45 PM

None, so far.

dholla 10-03-2012 12:51 PM

Ed Brown Special Forces,

because it makes me want a 2nd one.

Capybara 10-03-2012 12:55 PM

I own 13 guns. So far, no regret. I think out and research every purchase and have been very happy with all of my purchases. Last gun bought was my $99.00 91/30, I love it, fun gun.

winnre 10-03-2012 12:57 PM

Ruger 44 50th anniversary
Ruger P95
Sig 1911

The Soup Nazi 10-03-2012 1:31 PM

Haven't had buyer's remorse, but I haven't bought a gun that I didn't do research on, take the effort to handle, and inspect thoroughly either.

pc_load_letter 10-03-2012 1:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by winnre (Post 9447154)
Ruger 44 50th anniversary
Ruger P95
Sig 1911

You don't like your Sig 1911?

Mine has been a great shooter. No problem with any reloads I run through it.

Mac Attack 10-03-2012 1:42 PM

I purchased a old Colt M1908 for $250. The gun had pitting, scratches, some rust on the slide and the slide finish i would rate at 40%. The frame was in much better condition and with the exception of a broken grip every thing on the receiver worked and I would rate the lower at 70%. I bought it as a shooter and it worked up until the point the original mag broke. Now I cant find a aftermarket mag that works so I have a $250 paperweight.

Just this week I picked up a 1959 manufactured Colt Huntsman that looked great. I picked it up for more than I should of paid for it but it was local and I wanted it. I got it home and found the firing pin is broken. So after paying more than I should have, I now have to buy a OEM Colt firing pin and spring which will run another $40. I don't regret buying it but I do regret paying more for an inoperable gun.

Dead*Reckoned 10-03-2012 1:45 PM

Wierd, I love my p11. The only gun I regretted buying is my walther p22. Then I fixed it so it works great and I love it. I guess there are guns I regret not buying :shrug:

winnre 10-03-2012 1:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pc_load_letter (Post 9447436)
You don't like your Sig 1911?

Mine has been a great shooter. No problem with any reloads I run through it.

Nope, not one bit. Shoulda got something else, but it was on sale.

tdyoung1958 10-03-2012 1:50 PM

Charles Daly 1911

just another POS from Armscor like all the rest of their guns

xDIEGOx 10-03-2012 1:52 PM

None. But then again, I only have 3 guns.

Bangzoom 10-03-2012 1:54 PM

Back in the day I bought a Tec-9

do i need to explain?

RedFord150 10-03-2012 2:38 PM

Jennings J-22 and Taurus .38 snubbie. Both are long gone.

george tirebiter 10-03-2012 2:49 PM

FMK 9C1 "Bill of Rights" 9mm. FTE and stovepipes every other round.

studiousjr 10-03-2012 3:28 PM

Mini 14? Why? Kel Tech SU16 - I get it!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ddindetroit (Post 9446795)
I agree

DD

Two folks against the mini 14... why? I don't have one, but thought it would be a fun rifle. What's to regret?

I'm going to second the Kel Tec SU16 as I sold it a week after I bought it!

-Didn't like the stock the way it shouldered.
-The trigger was cheap plastic
-The bipod was flimsy
-Mags didn't drop freely for me
-The bolt was springy and spongy at the same time
-It just wasn't fun gun and didn't handle well


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