Your Worst Gun

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    Your Worst Gun

    On impulse, I bought a shiny new Jimenez .380 to give to my girlfriend for Christmas. She'd only been shooting once before, and didn't seem that thrilled with it, but I thought a pretty gun of her very own would get her excited about going to the range (I was right, FWIW). So I saw this thing sitting on a table at a gun show, and imagined her opening it on Christmas morning. The price tag was well below $200, so I decided to go for it. I'd never heard of Jimenez Arms before, but I thought, As long as it doesn't blow up in my hand, it's fine. She is not in a position to be CC'ing for a while, and when/if she decides she wants to, I knew we'd look at getting her something more reliable.

    After getting this "gem" home and doing a bit of research, I discovered the ugly history of this particular pistol. One afternoon at the range, and it has been sitting in its box ever since. My LGS wouldn't even give me $20 store credit for it (unfired). At least I got some nice brownie points. Of course, now she expects a replacement, and the ones she likes are not cheap.

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    I love all my guns.
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    At least it's not shoes. You can at least use her gun.

    I have an old Iver Johnson break top .32 that I don't think much of.
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    I've never really bought 'cheap'...even in the early days of my experiences.
    I have bought some CCW mistakes, but it's all good.
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    Kimber Solo, simply due to durability and reliability issues. Accelerated wear on locking lugs (again, 3rd time), FTE's. It started life as my EDC, now it's just a conversation piece.

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    Research must be done before buying any weapon.
    In very early 70's I bought a R&G 22 revolver that weapon defined bad. A revolver that would fail to fire more than it did. I learned latter everything they sold was like that.
    I destroyed it

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    I like all the pistols, revolvers and rifles I have ever used.. Have not had any bad experience...

    There are some weapons that need breaking in and that can be done in a day or two... I have seen folks purchase really nice guns which they fail to properly break in so their experience and opinion are negative.. I have also seen folks who do not properly maintain their weapons, don't clean and oil, and have a lot of problems with them.
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    Never had what I consider a "worst" gun. My "least loved" gun was a Ruger P89 which has long since been traded away.

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    I'd have to say the one that has been the most disappointing to date would be my S&W BodyGuard .38. I really wanted to like that gun, but the cylinder has way to much forward and rearward slop in it for my taste. None of my other revolvers have anything close to the amount of movement that this thing has.
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    Keltec PF9.
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    SCCY 9mm. It was NIB cheap under $200. FTF's, FTE's and the safety would engage while I was firing it.

    Back to your story....buy her something nice.
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    Was you mad at her? I don't have a "worst" gun ,I know what works.

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    I don't really think I have much to complain about. Maybe my old AMT backup?
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    Quote Originally Posted by wmhawth View Post
    Never had what I consider a "worst" gun. My "least loved" gun was a Ruger P89 which has long since been traded away.
    Still have it still shoot the P89 an outstanding full size

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    NAA Guardian 380..............nuff said.

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