This is a discussion on Tell me about your out of the box lemons within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I had a Colt 1911 go full auto on me. That was a fast surprise....
I had a Colt 1911 go full auto on me. That was a fast surprise.
Sig 238 HD had to make a couple of trips back to Sig, pistol got replaced. It was gone so much that two things happened...
Sig got a new slogan: To New Hampshire and Back Reliability
And as I couldn't carry that I made due with other guns so that when the gun was replaced I didn't really "need" it any more.
Ruger LC9. After less than 100 rounds, the front sight moved significantly to one side of the frame. Ruger replaced it with a newly designed pinned front sight on a new slide, but why did they sell me a brand new gun without fixing a known problem with the sight? It made it that much easier to get rid of and get the new XDs
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Taurus model 94. Cylinder was hung in frame. RIGHT OUT OF BOX. Got it back and hammer would not cock into place. Never fired it, sent back twice. No more Taurus revolvers!
Why Would A Preacher ever need a Gun? Its Not for the Sheep , its for the Wolves!
Springfield Armory Service XD 40
Taurus PT 1911 45 acp Taurus PT 101, PT 92
Ruger 22/45 Ruger P95 9mm, Ruger SR9
Kahr CW 40, Heritage 22, Rossi 38 special
Keltec PF-9 , light firing pin strikes also keltec P-32 jams. i learned my lession
Taurus TCP 738 "B" serial number.
3 trips to Florida (repair) for extraction issues, and now it's working great.
The downside, for every 1 week it was in my possession it was in the hands of Taurus for 6.... that's a lot of away time, so luckily it wasn't my only carry option.
PF9 is putting up quite a showing here as well.
Bought a Sig P229 (.40) back in '98. What a great carrying/riding sidearm! Loved that gun...... until I brought it to the range for it's intial 'break-in'. Ran perfectly for five to seven rounds, then....... FTF, or failure to return to battery, or stovepipe, double-feed..... just all kinds of problems. What a heartbreaker. (It made two trips to NH and back AND several to SIG authorizied armorers/gunsmiths)
Long story short, after spending dang near what I paid for it to get it fixed (and ya'll know SIG 'likes' their firearms) I traded it for a Ruger P95 (9mm) and a few bucks cash. That Ruger was ugly, big and heavy, but that thing NEVER malfunctioned.... ever. A streamlight added a little later on and that was the perfect HD sidearm.
I have never touched or thought about purchasing another SIG.
"Just getting a concealed carry permit means you haven't commited a crime yet. CCP holders commit crimes." Daniel Vice, senior attorney for the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, quoted on Fox & Friends, 8 Jul, 2008
(Sometimes) "a fight avioded is a fight won." ... claude clay
Diamondback DB380, not a surprise
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marlin 336 in .35 remington. grouping was terrible for a rifle at 100 yrds. Sold it a week later