What was the worst lemon of a handgun you ever purchased? The worst lemon I even purchased was a like-new, unfired, in-the-box Colt Commander 1911 I bought on impulse one day. It was a nightmare. Everything that could go wrong went wrong in the first hour at the range. I had failures to feed, failures to fire, failures to eject, failures to return to battery, and even an issue with the mag falling out. Then the gun just pretty much gave up the ghost and quite cycling. I was so angry I was not sure whether I wanted to strangle someone or ball up and cry. I had just dropped all this money on something I did not need, on a spur of the moment decision, and it looked like it might be biting me in the ***. I was not at all happy about having to send a gun to be repaired right after buying it practically brand new. I just cannot describe to you how sick to my stomach the whole experience was making me feel unless you have been there yourself. I called my dealer and he told me to bring it back in to him. I took it back that day and much to my delight he said I should not have to deal with having an "obvious lemon" repaired and that he would just refund my money or give me store credit and deal with it himself. It was a nice offer but I said let's contact Colt and see what they say. To my surprise they did not even ask questions. The apologized for the issues, paid to have the gun shipped back, and immediately replaced it with a brand new one. They even included a free set of wood grips so I guess it could have gone a lot worse. It was still an awful experience at the time though.