Fess up to your lemons

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    I had a Taurus M85 that worked but shot a foot low at 15 FEET
    Wow that's bad. I know my ol' faithful ain't exactly a bullseye shooter but it gets on the paper well enough.

    Assuming std sights it's hard to know how that could be so darned bad!!!
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    One early Taurus that freaking fell apart on me & (with multiple critical stoppages) & caused me so much frustration that I can now not even consider buying any firearm that bears the Taurus name.
    Revolver or Pistol? I haven't had any problems with the .44spl that I have and I've yet to test the .38spl.

    Funny, I had a J-22 that I've had no problems with as well as an AB-10. Now don't get me wrong, I wouldn't buy ones to replace the ones that I had to sell *grin*.

    The Broomhandle sounds as if it had a shot-out barrel so it was basically a smoothbore. I've seen alot of them around, same with Lugers.

    It wasn't a lemon but I got rid of a Kel-Tec .40 due to the LLLLLOOOOONNNNGGGGG trigger reset. When I tried double taps most of the time I didn't allow the trigger to fully reset so it was a "dead" trigger.

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    a taurus 94. kept locking up in d.a. sold it to the local smith to tinker with. kinda weird because i had a 650 cia that was perfect. traded it for some cash towards a s&w 629. i also have a tracker .22 mag. that hasn't had a problem. accurate and fun to shoot.

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    Kel-Tec p32, bought used. Continual light trigger pull...and other issues.

    KT service department has it right now.
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    Hello.

    Colt 9mm Combat Commander: Unreliable and shot all over the paper.

    Walter PPK/S American: Unreliable with other than ball.

    SA XD9: Not so bad I guess, but it was an early one and reliably exhibited "First Shot Flyer Syndrome."

    S&W Model 19 4": It simply would not group. It was the only one of several I owned that ever shot poorly.

    Colt Series 70 Gov't Model: Unreliable. (Ramp had been cut improperly on that particular pistol.)

    Best.

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    Big list Steve - but then I'll wager you have had nearly as many guns as hot dinners over your shooting career!
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    Hello. Yup! You're right. I tried to try them all, but perhaps as I've grown (significantly) older I more "moments of clarity" and tend to just practice with what I have.......but it never goes away completely, I guess.

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    In the '70s, I had one of the very first production run samples of the Charter Arms Bulldog .44 Special, 3 inch barrel.

    That gun would not keep 5 rounds on a 7 yard silhouette target, regardless of whether it was factory ammo or handloads.

    After I got rid of it, I found out that during the first production run, the factory machinery that installed the barrel in the frame was either defective or out of adjustment, causing the barrel to be off-center in the frame, & actually "crushing" the forcing cone into a non-concentric shape.


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    Colt Series 80 Govt Model I bought used. Worst trigger of ANY handgun I've ever shot. Worn part in the series 80 trigger assembly caused occasional misfires. I bought it from a retired Marine firearms instructor who said he had only fired it about 700 times. He must have disassembled it about 2000 times though.

    I liked the gun though, so about $400 later it is 100% reliable and I will be carrying it as soon as my holster comes in from Kevin.

    I had replaced the trigger, hammer, grip safety, added Alumagrips. Tried different sights and settled on Heinie Slant Pro rear and fiber optic front (works for old eyes).

    The only thing it needs now is re-finishing.

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    OKay here's mine:

    Charter Arms AR-7 Pistol .22lr(ergonomics sucked for me.)

    Jennings Pistol .22lr(a gift as I'da never bought it.)

    S&W 686*

    S&W 627*

    S&W 29 Classic Hunter*

    Partiot Pistol (AR Pistol "chambered" in .223Rem)

    Carbon-15 Rifle (By POS err I mean Professional Ord., see Eagle Arms.)

    Eagle Arms EA-15 Carbine(Too many to list)

    Colt 1991-A1(Bent/Curved slide)

    Mossberg Bull-pup Shotgun(Seemed Like a good idea at the time, ever see Woody Allen shooting in the movie "Bananas" .)


    *All had various tiiming issues.

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    Hmmm - bad to hear about all those Smith timing issues Ed - not good at all
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    Most of them were bought during their "Gun of the Month" era and around the time they switched ownership a few times.

    Plus I may be cursed when it comes to L and N frame Smith's and non-Colt AR's.

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    Still darned poor luck Ed - hopefully that ''era'' is well gone.

    I am glad to say my old N frames are sweet and - despite the (yuk) spider hole - my horribly modern 629-6 and 625-6 are good guns.
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    What also drove me up the wall was a few of these lemons shot, when they would shoot, very well.
    The 686 was a fine shooter in particular but went out of time twice rather rapidly.
    Same with the Carbon-15 a tack driver as well but it suffered from both very poorly designed gas block and recoil buffer assemblies. I finally got it to work with a bit of WESCOG work but I lost all confidence in it beyond a plinker.

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    A $ 65 raven 25 cal pistol!

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