What gun have you bought that you really wanted but after getting it didn't like it.

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  1. gvw3

    gvw3 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    I never was much interested in AR-15 's. They had them on sale so cheap that my son had to buy one. I went with him and ended up buying one myself. I thought we would have a lot of fun shooting these.

    I took it to the TFF BBQ and shot it a bit. Was not that impressed. I took it to the range once we got home. Just not my thing. I would rather shoot my bolt action rifles or even my lever action 44 mag.

    I know these rifles are very popular but they don't do it for me. This one will sit in the back of my safe and come out once a year at best.

    What gun have you bought that you thought you would like but once shooting it didn't?
     
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  2. Hovannes

    Hovannes Well-Known Member

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    Walther PPK/S, Beretta M-92, Remington 870 Express, Colt AR-15 H-BAR, and some others I can't remember.
     
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  3. gdmoody

    gdmoody Full Time Moderator Moderator Supporting Member

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    I once bought a Rossi Ranch Hand (Mares Leg) in .44 Magnum. I bought it at a Military PX so the gun was non-returnable! By the time I got to my car and put the thing in the trunk, I had buyers remorse. I never put a round through it and sold it within two days. That is just the first one I thought of, there have been others.
     
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  4. jwdurf

    jwdurf Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Ruger Super Blackhawk. 44 mag. Nice gun, but I found my recoil limit lol.
     
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    I once bought a NIB Colt All-American. It stove piped every other round. :mad:
     
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  6. drymag

    drymag Well-Known Member

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    My standards must be really low because I even like shooting my 380 hi point pistol.
     
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    One Shot Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Hasn’t happened to me, yet.
    It takes me a year to figure out what I want and why. So far so good.
     
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    Ruger M77 44 Rem Mag

    I thought I could get it to be fairly accurate and it was , just not to my liking
    So it got traded for a Ruger Redhawk 357 Mag 8 shot
     
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  9. Alaska444

    Alaska444 Well-Known Member

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    I did the same exact thing with my Rossi.
     
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  10. Alaska444

    Alaska444 Well-Known Member

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    The gun I regret the most is my Noreen BN36 30-06.

    I keep putting off spending $125.00 for a new metal magazine to see if that will make it functional.
     
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    How about one I won? At a Safari Club dinner I won a Kimber Montana in 300 WSM with a 2 to 8 Leupold on it. I was excited, the idea of carrying that light handy rifle in steep elk county sounded great. Then I shot the little booger. You can't believe how hard a 5 and a half pound 300 mag can kick until you try it. That little rifle was absolutely brutal to shoot. I shot 10 rounds through it, took the scope off and traded it for a .308.
     
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  12. Jester560

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    This is me. I ponder it, research it, look for someone with one to try or go to local range that rents guns and ponder it more before I buy.
    The only gun that I wasn't happy with was a Ruger KP90DC. The only bad thing was the trigger. You had to squeeze for 2 days to get it to go off.
     
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  13. Alaska444

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    I found out the hard way about weight and recoil when the gun I bought was a single shot break action 12ga.

    I HATED that gun. The recoil was terrible.
     
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    The only gun I bought that I have some personal issues with is a Ruger M77 in 338 win mag. It’s a great gun but I hate the trigger and the short length of the magazine. There will definitely be no more Rugers for me.
     
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    A Walther p22 .22 pistol. Found it a bit too fussy regarding brands of ammo. Traded it even up for a near mint S&W Model 18-4.
     
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