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Old 02-19-2012, 10:59   #26
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Not 1 but 2 separate Gen3.5 G30sf's that wouldnt stop ejecting brass into my head. Real stinkers those were.
That is totally grip related. Hold onto the grip firmly and it won't dump brass on top of your head. I found this out when I was trying to make my G26 jam from limp wristing (I was concerned about weak hand shooting reliability). No jams, but I was really glad I was wearing a hat.
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Old 02-19-2012, 11:05   #27
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The only guns I had issues with were el cheapo pocket guns from the early 1980's. One was a Jennings 22lr I got new for $49
I have that same Jennings. Idiots at Jennings put the wrong spring in the magazine catch (kept dropping the magazine while firing). I replaced the spring with one out of a ball point pen and now it works fine. Amazingly it has been totally reliable for me ever since. I keep expecting it to puke on me, but it keeps working.
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Old 02-19-2012, 11:12   #28
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My all-time POS is a Charter Arms AR7. I bought it for a car gun and it was ok when I first bought it. However weird self inflicted stuff just keeps happening to it. After a month or so the front site decided not to stay in the dovetail. I sent it back and this is the factory repair I got back. Now that is some fine craftsmanship there.

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Next the front of the magazine well fell off (while it was stored inside the stock). This is kinda important because with this piece is what prevents the magazine from moving forward during firing. If this happens operation is just a bit impared. The receiver is made of cast zinc, so there is no practical way to repair it (super glue and epoxy were useless). The gun can be fired, you just have hold the magazine in place.

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After that happened I just tossed it in the back of the gun safe. A few years ago I noticed that there is some kind of evil chemical reaction going on inside the stock. It is bubbling up like there is something hot in there, I have no idea what is really going on in there and to be honest I don't really want to know. It is hard to photograph, but here is one of the bumps in profile.

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Old 02-19-2012, 11:33   #29
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Colt Python I bought around 1978 or 79 . Nickle plated 6 inch bbl. Beatiful gun but you could only put 3 rounds in the cylinder - the others were rough. Triied to get it fixed but Colt was on strike.
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Old 02-19-2012, 11:37   #30
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I have that same Jennings. Idiots at Jennings put the wrong spring in the magazine catch (kept dropping the magazine while firing). I replaced the spring with one out of a ball point pen and now it works fine. Amazingly it has been totally reliable for me ever since. I keep expecting it to puke on me, but it keeps working.
I traded my Jennings 22lr to a friend (he knew it was cheap)
but liked it, or maybe liked the size .About 20 years later I asked him what happened to it. He said it just stopped working after about 10 years I did not get any details. What can you expect from a $49 gun.
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Old 02-19-2012, 11:49   #31
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Taurus.

Enough said.
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Old 02-19-2012, 12:15   #32
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Bought a very early S&W M-59 that would only reliably feed FMJ ammo. It had issues feeding JHP ammo. I swapped it for a WWII era 03-A3 rifle. Cool. I had a gorgeous looking .22LR COLT Trooper revolver that would routinely fail to fire at least once on a cylinder full of ammo, regardless of the ammo used. I swapped it for a S&W 17-2. That was a very good deal for me. Excellent revolver. Very way cool. I've had good results with all the other firearms I've owned.
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Old 02-19-2012, 12:33   #33
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A Glock 36 for me, had multiple FTF's every 50 rounds. I had a half a dozen people shoot it, including the local so called "Glock" expert at the range. Everyone had the same issue. Got rid of it, life is to short to deal with a defective weapon.
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Old 02-19-2012, 13:57   #34
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2. Olympic Arms K9GL Carbine - every type of malfunction in the book despite 4 trips to the gunsmith and 1 back to Olympic Arms. A client was shooting it and it almost blew up on him. I sold it to a gunstore who said they would fix it and resell it. It sold and then was back on their shelves 2weeks later.

How does a gun almost blow up?
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Old 02-19-2012, 18:18   #35
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How does a gun almost blow up?
Perhaps it went all Yosemite Sam on him.

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Old 02-19-2012, 18:24   #36
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Old 02-19-2012, 18:24   #37
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Smith 22S. Back to Smith and still Crap with a capitol C.
More recently, Kimber...yes Kimber, Solo 9 Carry. It's presently back at Kimber for the second time. First time was for two months, who knows how long this time. I LOVE the size of it for concealed carry 9mm, but hey, it has to work, right?

Conversely, my Smith 3913NL and Walther PPS, and my Beretta 90-Two have been absolutely flawless. And apparently my wife got lucky with her 870 Express. Flawless.
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Old 02-19-2012, 18:48   #38
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I bought a Stevens model 320 shotgun and its a POS, I shot 30 rounds through it it jammed about 25. It jammed on the eject cycle and inject cycle. Stevens/Savage will be getting it back. But it got me thinking how often does a lemon get bought? I have owned close to 100 guns in my life and been very fortunate this is my first real lemon (besides a .22lr on occasion).

So anyone have any stories? I would love to hear them!
It sounds like your injectors are gummed up.

Go to the nearest auto supply and ask for some "injector cleaner".
There once was a product, I think it was called, "Gum Out" that worked really well.

If it works on your injectors it will also work on your ejectors.
Just pour a little down the barrel then run it hard.

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Old 02-19-2012, 18:49   #39
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How does a gun almost blow up?
A jammed shell casing lodged in the barrel. This thing would put jammed, misshapen shell casings anywhere inside the chamber/receiver, etc. When the shell casing didn't pop out, I told him to put the gun down immediately.
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Old 02-19-2012, 19:35   #40
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It sounds like your injectors are gummed up.

Go to the nearest auto supply and ask for some "injector cleaner".
There once was a product, I think it was called, "Gum Out" that worked really well.

If it works on your injectors it will also work on your ejectors.
Just pour a little down the barrel then run it hard.

Thanks for the reply but the gun is brand new and before shooting it I cleaned it thoroughly, its just a lemon I guess.
I have old Coast to Coast cheap 12gauges that work flawlessly so its just a chance you take.
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Thanks for all of the responses, I guess this goes to show any gun can have problems from time to time.
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Old 02-19-2012, 20:08   #42
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I almost bought one of those AMT .45's years ago had the pawn shop not misrepresented it in their ad.

They had an ad in the Sunday paper like 20 years ago advertising it as new---when I go there to buy it they hand me this old beat up POS---sorry but I'll pass.

Good thing I did in hindsight.
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I got to thinking, it would be amusing if Taurus came out with a gun and called it the lemon.

I don't think it would sell as no one would realize that the Lemon was actually a new model.

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Old 02-20-2012, 10:53   #44
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Old 02-20-2012, 17:01   #45
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Lemon

Only had one in all my years. A Remington 7400 synthetic in 30-06 I got from Wal Mart (not that it matters where it came from) Thought this would be a great rifle, short, compact and powerful. Sucker would jam and jam. Tried plastic magazine, another metal magazine, cleaned and cleaned the chamber. To no avail. Traded it for a Browning Safari in 30-06. 15 years later it has yet to jam a single time.
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Old 02-20-2012, 17:10   #46
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Old 02-20-2012, 20:16   #47
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I got to thinking, it would be amusing if Taurus came out with a gun and called it the lemon.

I don't think it would sell as no one would realize that the Lemon was actually a new model.

At least you would expect it then!!
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Old 02-20-2012, 20:21   #48
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Only had one in all my years. A Remington 7400 synthetic in 30-06 I got from Wal Mart (not that it matters where it came from) Thought this would be a great rifle, short, compact and powerful. Sucker would jam and jam. Tried plastic magazine, another metal magazine, cleaned and cleaned the chamber. To no avail. Traded it for a Browning Safari in 30-06. 15 years later it has yet to jam a single time.
Reading this made me remember a couple more guns I have owned that were "junk". 2 Remington model 742 30-06's just were horrible would fire fine one day and the next couldn't get through the whole magazine. BUT I do own a Remington 742 in 6mm that is perfect!
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Old 02-20-2012, 21:40   #49
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At least you would expect it then!!
Yea, watch it be the best one yet and actually work!

(I won't hold my breath though as I'll turn blue and hell will freeze over before Taurus ever makes a quality product.)

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