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Just for fun: worst gun you ever owned?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by raindog, Sep 17, 2009.

  1. raindog

    raindog Portland, OR Active Member

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    Just for fun...can be due to reasons of design, reliability, or whatever.

    Although I have strong sentimental attachment to it, I am tempted to say that my Springfield M-6 Scout is the worst gun I've ever owned. It's designed to be a "survival" rifle and is a .22LR/.410 over/under. Indeed, it was used as a survival rifle by the U.S. Air Force from the 50s through the 70s.

    So I accept the design limitations and indeed think that's an interesting niche.

    However, I wouldn't want to try to survive with the Scout.

    • The trigger is epically bad. I don't think you can avoid a good multi-inch jerk off target in order to fire it.
    • I've had two different Scouts, and on both it's impossible to extract the spent .22LR case without pliers (the extractor seems engineered to stick).
    • The finish rusts quite easily. I have to coat it in Rig or something to keep it clean when it's in the case. I'd cleaned it with CLR and put it in the trunk...three months later I looked and it had a fine orange film. You'd think for a survival rifle they might have considered stainless...
    • And the case is the worst part. Actually, either the hard case it comes with or the soft case you can buy for it have the same problem - they're not designed to store the gun with the scope attached. Now, granted, it's flimsy scope on a flimsy mount. But still...let's say my plane crashes or whatever and I have to survive with my Scout. I open up the stock and see that I have 15 .22LR and 4 .410. Cool. But wait...I have to burn a bunch of that .22LR so I can zero in the scope! (forehead slap)
     
  2. rsmccsman

    rsmccsman Hillsboro Go Blazers!

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    AMT .380 back up. very unreliable. Maybe it would make a good paper weight.
     
  3. VinnieBoomBah

    VinnieBoomBah Hillsboro OR Active Member

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    Jennings J-22, one of the ones chromed in a bumper shop. Had a not so fun habit of slam firing because the crappy plating job left a bunch of bumps on the breach face.
     
  4. .45's and .38's

    .45's and .38's Happy Valley OR Well-Known Member

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    HI point 9mm WORST GUN EVER. The manual says to clean it with a can of air.
     
  5. BUZO71

    BUZO71 Emerald Valley, Oregon New Member

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    Kahr PM40.... no fun to shoot
     
  6. durango#95

    durango#95 Medford New Member

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    Armscor .45 1911 officers size. That POS would not even feed BALL ammo:thumbdown: POI was about 3ft below the POA, stove pipes, FTF's FTE's. I would have had better luck throwing that heavy *** thing at a BG then trying to shoot 'em with it:laugh:
     
  7. Bill Siegle

    Bill Siegle Oregon Active Member

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    I had a Wyoming Arms 45 that I owned for less than 24 hours. While shooting the 1st clip, the sight moved and let the safety spring and dedent fly off leaving me with a single shot 45 auto :( I am holding out hope the the S&W PPKs I sent back to S&W today for it's third trip(ARRRRRRGGGGGHHHHH!!!!!!!) home for repairs comes back as a shooter instead of the paperweight it was.
     
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    .45's and .38's Happy Valley OR Well-Known Member

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    How could you say that:huh:
     
  9. huntpotter

    huntpotter SW WA Negotiator Bronze Supporter

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    Jenning .22. Bought it for $50. Had to "hand whip" it forward to cycle. POS!
     
  10. UncalledForGabe

    UncalledForGabe Aloha Or. Member

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    Everybody knows the Jennings J22 is the worst :) Even the most brilliant, mechanically minded people in Oregon couldn't modify it to work. What do you expect for a $25 gun?
     
  11. orygun

    orygun West Linn Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Probably the one I wish I'd never sold. AMT Automag II. Was so picky about what you fed it. Wouldn't eject CCI shells to save it's life.
    Or maybe it was the Hawes Western Marshall 22 revolver. Cool old single action 22 revolver, but at any reasonable distance you'd better aim way low and to the right...
    I really liked them both, though....
     
  12. Wenis

    Wenis Tri-Cities, WA Member

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    Kel Tec P3AT The thing is so small (which is why I bought it in the first place), that with the DA trigger, by the time the thing goes off, my finger is curled completely around the trigger and then the thing moves in my hand because my grip is compromised (I have huge hands...that's right ladies). This wore a patch of skin off my trigger finger that took nearly a month to heal after about 25 rounds.
     
  13. coctailer

    coctailer Portland, OR/Hastings, MI/Vancouver,WA I run with scissors.

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    Kahrs are built to extremely tight tolerances. It takes a MINIMUM of 200 round just to break it in.

    The single-stage trigger pull takes a bit of getting used to also. It is long but smoooooth.

    My worst gun was a Ruger 10/22. It must have been a lemon.
     
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    .45's and .38's Happy Valley OR Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the info
     
  15. pirateer2007

    pirateer2007 Spokane Wa Member

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    Bryco .25 or an RG .22 revolver. Never had an issue with either though. The RG has a 1 3/4" barrel though, so hitting a target passed 10 feet is all but impossible. Fun guns though. Between the two I think I paid $50 :D
     
  16. BUZO71

    BUZO71 Emerald Valley, Oregon New Member

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    Try shooting one of those Kahrs for a while. PM40 was a great idea except .40 in that small and light of a gun is no bueno for a shooter. Now if all you want is to shoot about 50 rounds through it and put it your pocket, its probably just fine.
     
  17. cameronhu

    cameronhu Ridgefield, Wa Member

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    Ruger 10/22 - jibberjabbered w/ a plastic folding stock and a bunch of cheap aftermarket parts.
     
  18. coctailer

    coctailer Portland, OR/Hastings, MI/Vancouver,WA I run with scissors.

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    Ya, I know what you mean. I shoot a lot of Kahrs.

    They are pure defensive weapons. Not at all made for casual plinking.

    But to save my life, it is the number one choice for me.
     
  19. yotehunter

    yotehunter north west Active Member

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    I will have to say lorcin .380 the slide cracked on mine.
     
  20. motoman98

    motoman98 Gresham, OR Active Member

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    Llama 1911 officer's in 9mm
    Worst web slicer ever!
    Painful to shoot, said goodbye to it rather quickly!