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Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by simon99, Dec 21, 2013.

  1. simon99

    simon99 Central Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Just for fun -

    Everyone always talks about the best firearm they've ever shot, likening it to a religious experience....

    So,

    The question is, what the absolute worst weapon you've ever shot?


    Let's hear it.
     
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  2. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Tec-9

    total worthless POS
     
  3. gaijinsamurai

    gaijinsamurai Beaverton Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    It was either a Jennings .22LR or Raven .25 that an acquaintance owned, in the eighties. The worst one i ever owned was a Hungarian Walther PPK clone in 9mm Makarov. The pistol felt great in the hand, but was a jam-o-matic and very inaccurate, even at close range, especially compared to the real Makarovs from Russia and elsewhere in E. Europe.
     
  4. gaijinsamurai

    gaijinsamurai Beaverton Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    Also, a Universal M1 carbine. I had acquired it in a trade for a semi-auto Sten. It ended up blowing up in my face during a WW II reenactment. I was lucky to escape serious injury,
     
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  5. rocky3

    rocky3 oregon coast Active Member

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    Ahh yes, the old universal carbine, you are so right just a piece of junk. My worst gun was a Western style Saur 6 shooter, made in Germany, now the famous Sig-Sauer.
    A friend loved the gun and I told him it was just junk. He wanted it so bad, I sold him the gun for what I had paid for it. 2-3 months later he came crying to me about how bad the gun was. I said too bad, so sad. A deal is a Deal. 6 months later we were still friends and he had learned a lesson, be more cautious.
     
  6. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    Tec 22 Scorpion. 2nd winner = Jennings 22
     
  7. Frankenrifle

    Frankenrifle Clatskanie Active Member

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    Jennings J-22. After trying to polish that turd to twice the purchase price I came to the conclusion that it looked better disassembled and in a shadow box in my reloading office.
     
  8. RedneckRampage

    RedneckRampage Newberg Well-Known Member

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    Most uncomfortable was a compact USP, it just hurt my hand for some reason, not recoil, just the grip. Also a Llama Mini-Max .45, I think you could put the thing in a rest and not hit a milk jug at 10'.
     
  9. Lebowski

    Lebowski Greater PDX Active Member

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    Full house .357 out of an air weight snub was pretty brutal. Nice gun, but I still check under the bed for that monster.

    My buddy has one of those scandium .44 mags that he claims will usurp the air weight as the new boogeyman
     
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  10. CLT65

    CLT65 Yamhill County Active Member

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    S&W 329? I once shot two full-power rounds through one of them, handed it back to the owner and said I never wanted to see one again in my life. If I wanted to cripple my hand I'll find some other way to do it, thank you. And I own and shoot .44 mag all the time, so I'm not necessarily recoil sensitive (though I'm sure some macho/masochistic type will come along to tell me I'm a wimp :))

    As to worst piece of junk, that would have to be a toss-up between a Jennings 9mm and an AMT Backup-45. Absolute garbage, both of them.
     
  11. Lebowski

    Lebowski Greater PDX Active Member

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    Yeah, those were at least quality firearms.

    I did also fire a AMT Hardballer long slide that would not feed anything. That was a piece of poop pardon my French.
     
  12. simon99

    simon99 Central Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Personally, my worst have been a S&W Sigma and a Lorcin 9mm. Those were pretty awful.
     
  13. deen_ad

    deen_ad Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    I don't even remember the name of the one .25 I had. Couldn't hit a man size target at 10 feet. Gave it to my daughter in law who is now a long gone daughter in law! Glad my son dumped her!


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    "Having a gun is like a parachute, if you need one and don't have it you may never need it again"
     
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  14. clambo

    clambo Vancouver, Wa. Well-Known Member

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    I have a Raven .25 and it works great. Never a jam, minute of milkjug at 10 paces. Make a believer out of a switchblade man I suspect. Now onto crappy guns. I had to think about this one for a bit, I guess Ive been mostly lucky. Except for one. I too fell for the AMT Hardballer back in the 80's. Poorly finished, tool marks, bad trigger right from the box. Wouldnt shoot anything reliably. Never went bang more than 3 times in a row. Finally dumped it on another G. I. when I PCS'ed back to Germany. Wait! This reminds me.....I DID have some really crappy rifles too. They seldom went bang more than a couple consecutive shots too. They were called M16A1's. Perhaps you remember them? :)
     
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  15. jordanvraptor

    jordanvraptor Oregon City, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    S&W Sigma as well. It had a very heavy trigger pull and inaccurate to boot. Even sandbagged trying to get a good shot off it was grouping 6 inches at about 15 yards.
     
  16. 40calruler

    40calruler Lake Oswego Well-Known Member

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    High Standard 995 carbine 9mm. Would shoot only one round and jam every time. It was 99$ at the gun broker a few years back so I got it for cheap plinking fun and due to their no questions asked policy I sent it to them and got back what seemed to be a brand new gun with the updated stock and 5 new mags with my serial number welded on it. Never has failed since I got it back and is pretty fun to shoot. Most painful was the AMT 45. No 45 should come out of something that slim and small.
     
  17. coctailer

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

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    AK-47 pistol.
     
  18. 40calruler

    40calruler Lake Oswego Well-Known Member

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    I have to add the Jennings but I think it was a .25 I shot if that exists. Either way was a POS and I could not hit paper at 10ft or keep it from jamming every other round. My cousin got it as a extra in a trade his gun had more value in. My little High Standard double action derringer is tiny and I can put every shot on paper even when I first got it I could shoot it reasonably well.
     
  19. erudne

    erudne The Pie Matrix PPL Say Sleeping W/Your Rifle Is A bad Thing? Bronze Supporter

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    Carcano 7.35mm, total junk
    PS my Jennings j-22 still runs like a champ!
     
  20. PuddleMonkey

    PuddleMonkey Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Everything Taurus I've ever owned.