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

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  1. jgeng

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    I had a Ruger SR9c that I bought new and had a lot of problems with. It went back to the factory 3 times. After the 3rd time at the factory for repairs, Ruger replaced it with a new pistol (which I appreciated very much).
     
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    WASR AK. I want to love it. It’s cool with surplus furniture on, but I had mechanical issue right off the bat. Don’t trust it now, but just can’t seem to part with it either.
     

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    I've had a WASR 10/63 and a Ruger P97 that would not run reliability. I bought both new.
     
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    Taurus PT-22. I swear if I get the time, I will somehow melt it into molten metal, and video record the process!
     
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    CZ75-TS

    It was extremely accurate when I shot it. I had three issues with it though:
    1- The slide profile was way too small for me. I go "over the top" with my support hand to rack the slide and there wasn't enough there for me to grip.
    2- It was a 1.5lb trigger. Too light for me. I wasn't confident coming out of the holster for IDPA and Steel shoots.
    3- My strong hand's top index finger knuckle would knock the ambi safety on. I have a high grip obviously.
     
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    My G26 was close to a doesn't work for me, but the "winner" was an HK P30. The P30 is a DA/SA and, while I have SIG DA/SA pistols that I like to shoot, the HK and I just couldn't get along.
     
  8. jr24

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    For me it's the storied Browning Hi Power. Beautiful, feels great in the hand and with the mag safety removed the trigger is ... servacible.

    But I just don't shoot it well, I get constant slide bite, I don't like the recoil characteristics, accuracy is OK, the takedown pin/slide stop smashes into my off hand thumb and batters it (usually have a chipped and mangled thumbnail after a decent range session). For carry it's heavy and the spur hammer pokes my ribs.

    I keep thinking I should get rid of it, but it is such a nice looking gun and can't be easily replaced, so mostly it collects dust in the safe.

    I have 9mm 1911s, Glocks and Sigs I shoot much, much better.
     
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    No glocks in the house . No interest in that odd grip angle and there's just to many other handguns out there simply feel better in my hand .
     
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    But it was great training tool for me on failure drills.

    I sold it off.


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  11. clancy

    clancy Oh, for a muse of fire

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    Now I DO like the single stacks they work well for me ;)
     
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    Ever had a gun that just wouldn’t work for you?

    Over the years... A multitude, sell them and move on.

    I have arrived at the conclusion that Full size Glock's, 1911's and Smith revolvers work for me.
     
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    The one that most comes to mind is my former early Steyr S40. Awesome ergos, decent trigger, easily concealable.... I really wanted to make it my EDC. It had a frustrating habit of failing to completely return to battery, bad enough that I couldn't rely on it for carry. If a gun can break your heart, it did.
    My current S40-A1 does not have that problem, but I'm more 9mm/45 acp oriented now.
     
  15. J_Rico

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    Springfield XD9. Just never felt right and groups averaged double the size of the G22 I owned at the time.

    Sold it. A bit later offered a deal on a different XD9. Tried again. Nope. Not for me.
     
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    Yes, two, and both in the past two years.

    A CZ, think it was the 10. Shot OK but it felt like a brick in my hand. Other was a Beretta Brigadier, a beefier M92/M9. Again shot fine but engendered no affection in me.

    I love all my guns, some more than others but I'm not interested in selling any of them and I have acquired 2 in the last 4 mo and another due to be shipped anytime now. Don
     
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    Never been a 10/22 fan either. Have a couple around but can not remember the last time they saw daylight.

    Do enjoy many other semi-auto 22s.
     
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    Many, but usually I keep them for a while just to make sure that they really don't work. In the end I have a few, "safe bets" and the rest is always like a big, question mark.
     
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    Kel Tec sub 2000. I really wanted to like this gun. Checked all the boxes: inexpensive, threaded barrel, takes glock mags. For me, it is the least enjoyable shooting experience out there. The goofy sights don't work with my bifocal.