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Your worst "I was young, cheap, and stupid" gun purchase?

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  1. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin

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    What was your worst gun purchase you ever made because you were young, cheap, and stupid at the time?

    Mine was a Jennings .32 pistol I bought to carry with me back when I was young and poor and living in a bad area in Alabama. Luckily I never had to fire the thing. I still had it up until a couple years ago when I traded it for a few packs of Lead-Away cloths. I think I got the better deal. Those cloths were worth at least $20 retail. :)

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  2. South Fla

    South Fla ©South Fla 2018

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    I bought a Llama 1911 .45acp.

    Cheap in quality and price.

    Now I carry a HK USP .45f. :thumbsup:
     
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  3. geminicricket

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    When I was YC&S I didn't buy any gun.
     
  4. badr1

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    I had a bryco 9mm went bang about 1 out of 7 shots then the firing pin would snap and have to get another. i still have it it's in a tacklebox but i havent touched it in 10 years lol
     
  5. Brucev

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    During my YC&S phase I bought a GEW-88 thinking that I had really got my hands on a usable 8mm Mauser. Turned out that the bore was .318 rather than what I thought was the .323 bore size correct for later 8mm German service rifles. It was not safe to fire with surplus ammo and commercial 8mm Mauser was simply to expensive for plinking, etc. So... I let it go. No regrets.
     
  6. Glock-it-to-me

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    A Jennings .22
    It actually was very reliable, but couldn't hit a thing past 10 feet.
     
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    I was never Young or Cheap!

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    I bought a Romanian 'sporting' AK-47 made during the Clinton years. Had a single stack mag and a POS thumbhole stock. Paid $225 for it, plus $45 to xfer (a-hole dealer upped his price on me). Consequently, it's also the only gun I've ever sold. Let it go for $250 at a Richmond gun show 5 or so years back.
     
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    That's easy. Two Taurus autos.

    I was pretty young and dumb getting the first one (PT22) as I could have noticed the horrible slide machining (which probably had something to do with its complete lack of general function) and broken safety if I had just inspected it before buying it at the store.

    I was super young and dumb getting the second (24/7), as I should have learned my lesson with the first Taurus and bought something else.
     
  10. Glock2008

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    A Pheonix arms HP-22. Slide broke after I put a couple boxes of bulk .22 and some stingers though it. took me a year or better to find a replacement slide. but its back together and now sits in my gun cabenent as a reminder.
     
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    It was a NERF N-STRIKE NITE FINDER EX-3. It had a laser but I could never hit anything past 2-3 yards. And the glue wouldn't hold the suction cups onto the dart for very long.



    hehe, actually my G19 is my first gun and relatively cheap, and i'm grateful for that
     
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    Still own a Davis .380- Anyone need a paperweight?
     
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    I bought a smith and wesson sigma when I decided I was gonna carry. Paid 330. I resolved that I didn't need a glock..... Until I shot one. Sold the sigma for 375, bought my od23 and have been in love ever since!
     
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    I guess the Para Warthog.

    Not exactly cheap, but I should have done some research and never bought that POS.
     
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    first gun i ever bought was a davis p380...:crying: didn't know any better!:whistling:
     
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    Worst guns I ever bought because of price were a Ruger Mini-14 and a S&W 459 long ago. I have never really owned a super cheap-o.
     
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    This

    Mine made it to 800 or so rounds before the slide broke in half. The time leading up to the breakage was nothing but failure to feeds. It was at least 7-10 failures per 50 rounds.
     
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    A Yugo SKS, I sold it a few years after I bought it. I almost bought a Taurus 24/7 but everyone keep telling me spend the money get a Glock. I am glade I did.
     
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