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Guns you wanted till you shot them

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by barth, Dec 29, 2017.

  1. barth

    barth six barrels

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    Rent before you buy is a rule I mostly live by - LOL!
    Sometimes that's not possible and sometimes I just don't care.
    The guns I thought I wanted till I rented and/or shot them?
    1) HK P7M8 9mm (the squeeze cocker freaked me out and I couldn't hit anything with it).
    2) Beretta 92FS 9mm (cycled like butter and grouped like a shotgun).
    3) Walther PPS 40 S&W (too much recoil for me, 9mm is fine).
     
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    fx77 CLM

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    Cant find a comfortable grip on a Sig for anything...so sad
     
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    grumpy1

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    Yes the ultimate test!

    M&P 2.0. Pistol just does not fit me well and with the trigger breaking way far back just made that worse. I have larger hands but I can do fine with an out of the box Glock 19 as far as fitting me OK and shooting well.

    HK USP Compact. I just could not shoot that one well either.
     
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    Kentucky Shooter NRA Life Member

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    NAA Mini Revolver in .22LR
     
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  5. barth

    barth six barrels

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    Try a W. German P220 45 - you're sadness will subside :supergrin:
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    FullClip NRA Benefactor CLM

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    .460 Weatherby MKV. My first shot was the most accurate one. I don't just flinch..I do a full blown cringe.
     
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    'Ol Grandad

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    S&W Sigma. Liked the GLOCKesque idea until I shot one. I'll never know how the hell they ever sold more than one.
     
  9. Valmet

    Valmet M76Valmet

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    Ruger GP-100 3” .44 Spl- wanted one, l got one of the first ones and the bore felt like it was a foot from my thumb. Was very disappointed and sold it to a friend.
     
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    OBG17

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    Glock 43, SA XD & XDs, and Sig P320.
     
  11. barth

    barth six barrels

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    WOW this is starting to be a very valuable thread... :D
     
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    The newer sig Pseries. I have a 226 (rail) and a 239. Among the worst triggers I've used. Wife was a sig fan and carried a west german 226 originally. Loved it. She bought the new one and was horrified at how bad it was. We ended up getting her a G35 instead
     
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    Sniff

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    ‘Remlin’ Marlin 1894 .357.

    Had a huge sharp burr on the mouth of the chamber and took at least twice working the lever to chamber a round.

    Two trips to the gunsmith made it no better so I got my money back.
     
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    The Glock 30S. Don’t get me wrong, it is an awesome gun; however, I “limp wristed” too much. I ended up with quite a few failures. Not the gun’s fault--only mine.
     
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  15. Leigh

    Leigh

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    One comes to mind....

    I bought a Savage 24C 'Camper's Companion' (.22/20 ga) a few years back (along with the odd brown and tan vinyl takedown case), minty for just under $400.

    The .22's trigger pull was incredibly heavy; I mean heavy to the point of 4-inch+ groups at 25 yards....
     
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    DJ Niner Moderator

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    Any semi-auto AK-type rifle/carbine. Heavy, pistol sights, just don't like them.
    Owned two different ones, let them go within a year.
    Would rather have a good SKS.
     
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    As much as I love my 44 mag Ruger Redhawk after a few rounds I'm done but no way in hell would I ever get rid of it lol
    One of those love hate guns....
     
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    P2000sk. Wanted one for a long time, finally shot a used one when i worked at a gun shop. Didn't do much for me
     
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    FN45
    P7M13

    Both great quality guns, with ACME brick ergonomics in my hand.
     
  20. FEDLEO

    FEDLEO I'm the rootenist tootenist shootenist

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    Beretta apx the sights on that thing are horrible and you would have better luck doing your own dentistry on yourself then getting them off that gun