Ever had a gun that just wouldn’t work for you?

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  1. Wojo88

    Wojo88

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    Ruger LC9

    Liked the gun, like Ruger products overall but this one had no desire to shoot straight. The gun actually rattled when walking. Sold it to my brother because he doesn't shoot that often and when he does he sucks at it. I figured he wouldn't know the difference anyway. To prove my point he called one day and said the laser max broke so I asked if he left it on by chance and run the battery down. Still waiting on a answer.................
     
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  2. ShipWreck

    ShipWreck Beretta 92 Nut!

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    Sho nuff. Me too
     
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  3. George Kaplan

    George Kaplan emeritus

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    Just recently. My J-Frames. I just can't see the "sights" anymore.
     
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  4. clancy

    clancy Oh, for a muse of fire

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    I had a Kimber Desert Warrior that was a beautiful paper weight. As for Glock's, I cannot shoot them accurately, despite trying. I just can't get used to the trigger and find the grip akin to holding a 2x4. I know it's me, because I have fired friend's Glocks, and while they shoot nice, tight groups, I am lucky to hit the target at all.
     
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  5. clancy

    clancy Oh, for a muse of fire

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    I know how you feel. But I figure if I am using my j-frame, my target is going to be pretty close.
     
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  6. CBennett

    CBennett

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    Glocks... I came into LE(and military LE) in the revolver or 45 ACP era...after the academy the NYSP(New York State Police) had JUST begun switching over to Glocks..I LOVED them...wanted 1 badly...but the little local PD I was working for was Revolver and .357 or .38 special ONLY..you could carry any on that caliber you could qualify with..but no 9mm.. well finally near the end of my time there I got to at least shoot a Glock..it was ok but strange compared to other guns I shot..went into Federal LE and never had owned or shot a glock again till right around 2004ish..then i ended up finally buying my dream gun.. a LE tradein Glock 23 2nd Gen..

    As they say after finally owning one and that .40 S&W killing my thumb knuckle becasue the gun always say cockeyed in my hand....it was over for me....naturally for some reason..im thinkin the overly thick strange angled grips makes it sit well slightly cockeyed setting the backstrap/beavertail right over my thumb joint instead of in the web..oh sure I could keep readjusting the gun to the web..but after some shooting yup right back to cockeyed... So I finally told myself this isnt a training issue this is a ergonomics issue..the Glocks all the double stacks just do not sit right in my hand...maybe the Glock 26 does but thats it..so I gave up

    Till recently that is all the SINGLE stack glocks fit my hands fine...and I love them..but when I try to go to a glock 19 lets say..same old thing...dont fit my hands right. So i would say for the its the Double Stack Glocks...wanted to love them they dont fit my hand .
     
  7. Deltic

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    I have never been a fan of the M2 .50 cal. It functions in a different way than all of our other machine guns making training a bit of a pain. It has some safety issues and it's awkward and heavy. The new .338 machine guns are under 1/3 of the weight and can do most of the same jobs.
     
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  8. happyguy

    happyguy Man, I'm Pretty

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    Early G36 and a Kahr P9.

    Regards,
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  9. BobCZ

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    Glock 19 gen2, gen 3, gen 4. I tried to like, can’t warm up to it. 17 I like quite a bit as I own 2.
     
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    S&W Sigma 9mm hurt to shoot
    Glock 17 wouldn't shoot a group under a foot at 25 feet
    Glock 36 just didnt like it
    Glock 43x slower with it than G30
    Browning Buckmarks like Mk III better
    Magnum Research 10/22 clone FTF at least once magazine
    CZ 455 target varmit wasn't as accurate as I thought it should of been
    DPMS AR wasn't reliable
    Ruger Precession RimFire was grossly inaccurate

    Might be more but that s most of them. I've had a lot more that worked as the should.
     
  11. nutsnax

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    Right, and that would be totally fine if the break point was even remotely consistent or coherent but it is none of those things.

    Also it sounds like a toy gun when you dry fire it.
     
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    Had a 6" barrel K-22. Would not shoot true. Had sights adjusted. No.

    No one could make it shoot where aimed. Gunsmith said it had to be re-barreled. Sold it to someone who liked the beautiful blue finish.
     
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    Another thought.

    If you are getting 2” from 10 yards from a BENCH REST then maybe it’s the ammo and not the gun?

    Wonder what the difference would be with factory loads?
     
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    kahrcarrier FAHRENHEIT

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    Sig 226. Just too large and unwieldy for a 9mm to fit me well, although it is a great firearm, and i like Sigs. Regretfully traded it, then bought a Beretta 92fs, still pretty darn big but works better for me.
     
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    Sig 365 xl. I liked it in the gun store but I never could get accurate with it. I have Xbox huge hands so a glock 19 looks like a subcompact when I hold it. I just switched back to my glock 17 for ccw and now I'm carrying a beretta 92x full size. Fantastic handgun by the way.
     
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    This, but substitute the P94. My wife was thoughtful enough to buy it for me for my birthday one year so I can’t bring myself to sell it off. It sounds like a can full of rocks when I handle it.


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    About 30 years ago Had a Rossi 38/357 the last inch of the barrel was a compensator. It actually looked nice, but it actually missed a man target at 30 feet. I ended up shifting the sight so far to the left just to get it on target that the rear sight would snag on my shirt when drawing it. I sent it back, I got it back in a week with a note that said there is nothing wrong with it. Had a friend cut it up and threw it away!
     
  18. jame

    jame I don't even know....what I'm doing here....

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    Factory loaded range ammo like Winchester White Box would group around 2”.

    My load of a Lee 175 gr. SWC tumble lube bullet over 10.5 gr. Of Blue Dot would consistently do about 1.5.

    Maybe I’m being too picky, but at 30 lousy feet, I would expect to have holes touching.
     
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    I don't miss having to set head space and timing each and every time the barrel was changed. And I really don't miss the weight of lugging Ma Deuce from the arms room to our vehicle.

    The updated M2's do not require the head space and timing to be set every time the barrel is changed.

    AS far as hand guns, the one I just could not warm up to was a Taurus 24/7 Pro C. It was an accurate pistol. I just could not get use to the mile long trigger pull and it took some time to get use to the Heinie Straight 8 sights.