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Posted: 2/6/2016 6:00:49 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/7/2016 2:55:24 PM EDT by SLAPPYROOTZ]
Whether you thought you didn't have a use for it, it was out of your price range, it was too ugly, too heavy, too boring or common, too cheaply made, too impractical, didn't shoot it well or was in the wrong caliber...

What's CURRENTLY in arsenal that you never thought you'd have?

ETA: for me, it was Glocks.
Link Posted: 2/6/2016 6:49:52 PM EDT
Desert Eagle .50 AE.
Link Posted: 2/6/2016 6:59:53 PM EDT
An AR15... it was too fragile, heavy, dirty, unreliable, and underpowered... until I actually tried one. Now I have many
Link Posted: 2/6/2016 7:00:33 PM EDT
Anything made by keltec then I bought an RDB on a whim and I actually like it
Link Posted: 2/6/2016 7:54:32 PM EDT
Glock

Hated them for years.  The 4th Generation came out so I bought a G21 after handling one.  Its a pretty good .45 but its the only Glock I'll own
Link Posted: 2/6/2016 8:11:23 PM EDT
Glock 19

Figured I would see what the big deal was. I had it for about a week before I got rid of it.
Link Posted: 2/6/2016 8:18:04 PM EDT
My first pistol was a gen 2 Glock. Couldn't hit shit with it as it had the stupid NY trigger in it. Swore them off for 20 years. Bought a 19 last year and also a 20.
Link Posted: 2/6/2016 8:23:53 PM EDT
Styer M95 carbines.....odd ass caliber that's expensive and beats you the hell up.  I own 2 because they were $50 ea and I had a C&R at the time .  I've got around 250rds of nazi marked ammo for them, still have yet to shoot either one.



Mosin Nagants.  Cheap, not particularly accurate, great for making noise with cheap ammo and that's about it.....I own 6 of them, 2 original PU sniper variants, and 2 M44's.  Still looking for M38 and 91/59 and Finnish versions.




Nagant revolver.  Stupid heavy single action trigger pull, even stupider double action trigger pull, weird gas seal revolver design.....I own 4 of them




Martini Henry MKII and IV's.  Ammo's expensive and guns were always stupid expensive....then I found IMA's Nepal cache rifles and bought 2 of each....and a pair of local made Nepalese ones....and 2 nepalese snider rifles......and 2 officers carbines.....and 2 muskets.  Thinking about getting some more of the Nepal Cache guns the next time I'm back in PA.







Now I consider NOTHING off of my potential buy list.  I realize I have an affinity for weird and unique firearm designs.  If it's something out of the ordinary I will probably buy at least 1.
Link Posted: 2/6/2016 9:17:09 PM EDT
In the 90s S&W supported the AWB and I swore I'd never buy one.  Management changed and the company company now supports 2A.  I broke down and bought my first around 2010.  Now I have at least 4 and I continue to be impressed at their quality and value.
Link Posted: 2/6/2016 9:36:17 PM EDT
PS90, but it is awesome.
Link Posted: 2/6/2016 9:41:06 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By IslandTimes:
An AR15... it was too fragile, heavy, dirty, unreliable, and underpowered... until I actually tried one. Now I have many
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This, and 9mm handguns. And Glocks.

I have evolved.
Link Posted: 2/6/2016 9:59:08 PM EDT
Glock,  until gen 4 19s came out.
Link Posted: 2/6/2016 10:20:47 PM EDT
The only thing I have ever sworn not to buy is a Glock. Every time I see one for a great price all I have to do is pick it up and I remember why I do not want one.
Link Posted: 2/6/2016 10:55:08 PM EDT

Glock

Link Posted: 2/6/2016 11:00:38 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/6/2016 11:02:19 PM EDT by GSL]
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Originally Posted By Bravo_Six:
In the 90s S&W supported the AWB and I swore I'd never buy one.  Management changed and the company company now supports 2A.  I broke down and bought my first around 2010.  Now I have at least 4 and I continue to be impressed at their quality and value.
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Me too. My first was in 2013. Went up to four and now it's at two.

Strikers, never really liked them. It took the M&P and now with both the P320 and VP9 to get me evolved and with the times now that there is quality out there and not hype.
Link Posted: 2/6/2016 11:21:13 PM EDT
Shotguns.

Eventually bought a Saiga, then went down to a pump gun, than back in the middle to an FN SLP. Perfect shotgun.
Link Posted: 2/6/2016 11:37:19 PM EDT
Glocks.
Link Posted: 2/7/2016 11:29:29 AM EDT
AK.

Against my better judgement I bought one. I hated it. Sold it for a loss 2 months later.
Link Posted: 2/7/2016 11:32:13 AM EDT
Luger.  After I got rid of the first one I had, I swore I'd never get another.  Had to have 124 gr FMJ ammo to get it to cycle.  After I got rid of the second one I had, I swore I'd never get another.  Had to have 124 gr FMJ ammo to get it to cycle.  After I got rid of the third one I had, I swore I'd never get another.  Had to have 124 gr FMJ ammo to get it to cycle.

Six years later, I'm still safe with my vow to never get another.  Luger prices have got so stupid high, odds are very good that I'll actually never get another one.
Link Posted: 2/7/2016 1:33:37 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By p226guy:
AK.

Against my better judgement I bought one. I hated it. Sold it for a loss 2 months later.
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Same. I could not warm up to the AK, in my case a Saiga.
Link Posted: 2/7/2016 3:07:43 PM EDT
AR-15. Up here in Canada they're classed as restricted firearms so we can only fire them at approved ranges. That and they fired what I considered to be a "wuss" round -- I'm a dedicated 30-calibre and up man -- made me avoid them for years.

Bought my first one in October and now it's easily my favourite rifle. In a SHTF scenario I don't know if I'd grab my Vz.58 or my AR-15.
Link Posted: 2/7/2016 3:23:28 PM EDT
Mosin, which I guess I held true to since when I did eventually get one, it was for free. Fired it a couple times and sold it for a bill. It's neat to be able to own a functioning piece of history on the cheap, but as a gun it still does nothing for me.
Link Posted: 2/7/2016 4:23:31 PM EDT
Taurus Raging Judge.  Kind of fun, but heavy and stupid...

Send me all of your Saiga & AK.  I have a safe, efficient disposal method...
Link Posted: 2/7/2016 4:58:49 PM EDT
Canik tp9 SF -said I would not buy because they are made in Turkey but the reviews made me change my mind.
Link Posted: 2/7/2016 5:17:52 PM EDT
I bought a RIS II that I swore I'd never buy.

No guns though.
Link Posted: 2/7/2016 5:45:35 PM EDT
ARX 100.  When it first came out I didn't like how it looked, and when I checked one out at the LGS I didn't like it at all.  The next time I went I decided to take a look at it again and I began to like it a bit and eventually got it.  I find I now enjoy shooting it more than my other rifles in the safe.
Link Posted: 2/7/2016 6:33:38 PM EDT
44 magnum

Had shot virtually~ all of them just didn't care for them.

Then a friend showed up with a super redhawk.
Link Posted: 2/8/2016 2:38:16 AM EDT
H&R partner single shot 12 gauge, new for $92.

Love the gun, the simplicity, and I won't part with it.  Kicks like a mule.

Link Posted: 2/8/2016 7:30:42 AM EDT
A 9MM semi auto.  I was a 1911/.45 acp guy.  I ran across this strange looking Browning pistol at a gun store.  Asked what it was, did some research, it had all kinds of cool/different features I'd never seen on a factory pistol before.  It was a Browning BDM, two tone (satin nickel frame, blued slide).  I got it for $385.  It feels good in my hand but I eventually stopped messing with it.  It bites my trigger finger pretty bad and it's not really accurate enough to suit me.  But it started me down the 9MM road.

Then I bought a Glock.  Swore I'd never have one after shooting a couple over the years and the accuracy being so piss poor compared to my pretty much stock 1911's.  Well, same story.  Just never got the accuracy I needed, even with the various reloads I tried.  I put it away, too.

The S&W M&Ps.  I used to swear I'd never buy a S&W semi auto.  Anybody that changes their design around ever few years knows they are making piss poor guns (and selling them anyway while working on their next design).  Well, I bought two.  Parked both of those, too.  Function issues and accuracy issues with the .357 SIG pistol.

AR15's.  Swore about them for years.  Then I finally bought one (neat looking little XM177 clone) and the darned thing was at least reliable and accurate beyond my experience in the Army.  Since then I've build more of them and all of them, so far, exceed my military experiences with their full auto cousins.
Link Posted: 2/8/2016 8:25:53 AM EDT
Marlins
Link Posted: 2/8/2016 9:10:04 AM EDT
1911. I didn't care for it, so I replaced it with a Glock.
Link Posted: 2/8/2016 10:13:32 AM EDT
ACR. Handled one when they first came out. Felt terrible and was overpriced. A few years later they dropped significantly in price and I ordered one online. Picked it up at my FFL and immediately regretted my decision. I didn't even shoot it and held onto it for a few months before getting my money out of it.
Link Posted: 2/8/2016 10:17:03 AM EDT
A polymer framed/striker fired pistol.

Tried out s VP9 and couldn't get it out of my mind.

Also a 1911 in 9mm. It seems so wrong but shoots so right.
Link Posted: 2/8/2016 12:06:10 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/8/2016 12:07:29 PM EDT by bradpierson26]
Beretta 92



Link Posted: 2/8/2016 12:50:55 PM EDT
A 1911 in .45ACP. I'm a 9mm guy. I never wanted anything to do with .45ACP or .40S&W.

Alas, my Israeli guns collecting hobby forced me into buying a .45ACP 1911... and then another. I'm undecided about a third (I'd like it in 9mm), but we'll see how it plays out. I don't really shoot them much, but have enough ammo and mags to press them into action in a pinch.
Link Posted: 2/8/2016 1:00:05 PM EDT
I bought a glock 17  swore I would never buy one but i did not buy just any glock 17 I got a gen 1 unused safe queen in the box( tupperware) with all the goodies dont own any other glocks  I am sig /walther man
Link Posted: 2/8/2016 3:01:09 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/8/2016 3:02:29 PM EDT by faldoc]
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Originally Posted By IslandTimes:
An AR15... it was too fragile, heavy, dirty, unreliable, and underpowered... until I actually tried one. Now I have many
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+1
Yup, all that plastic, no nice walnut, no glossy blued finish... Could have had one for about $200 in 1973-1974, ended up buying one a few years later at $409...

Over the years ended up trading that SP-1 in, and have several...

Now waiting on a 1921 Colt Thompson, never thought I'd get one of those...
Link Posted: 2/8/2016 4:55:04 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By IslandTimes:
An AR15... it was too fragile, heavy, dirty, unreliable, and underpowered... until I actually tried one. Now I have many
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Wow. Me too. Owned an ak before an ar
Link Posted: 2/8/2016 9:37:45 PM EDT
Glocks---- while they'll never win a beauty contest they are a god awful simple design and the damn things just work

Remington 7600 pump rifle----growing up in PA every dumbass road hunter or dip shit FUDD had one

AR's---until age 22 I believed all of the BS about them, even after being in the USAF for three years. Once I finally shot expert with a beat to shit FN A2 in 2007 I realized that I had been very wrong about the platform

SAA's---always thought the SAA was an overhyped and very dated design. While it is dated it is still a neat revolver

Ruger 10/22---always thought they were overhyped and homely looking. While still somewhat homely looking they aren't a bad .22 rifle, they just have a shitty factory trigger

Link Posted: 2/8/2016 11:18:33 PM EDT
Forgot to add that I am on my 3rd G20. Gen2 and Gen3 were complete POS's that broke and were very hyped up that they always went bang but obviously it missed the internet memo that it was supposed to.

I'm on a gen4 now, so knock on wood please
Link Posted: 2/9/2016 12:19:54 AM EDT
Sig P226.  I've now owned 3 and I'm down to my MK25.  
Sig P220.  Owned two, kept one.
Glock: owned 5, sold them at one time or another, wound up with a 34 and now it's part of the carry rotation

HK: Owned 2 USPs, 2 P30s, and an HK45.

I think the HK45 may make a reappearance in the safe.  I actually liked it.
Link Posted: 2/9/2016 5:05:41 AM EDT
Glocks. In the 80s I thought they were stupid and dangerous, I was convinced they would grenade. Now I live by the Glock- don't even know how many I have.
Link Posted: 2/9/2016 5:06:39 PM EDT
FN Five seveN and PS90. Couldn't believe anyone would spend that kind of money on a glorified 22Mag.

That didn't work out to well for me. I went deep, and the Five seveN has been my everyday carry for over a year now. Once you actually do some research and tests, sometimes you learn things aren't as they seem.










20 Rounds at 10 yards Offhand:





50 rounds at 25 Yards Offhand:


Link Posted: 2/9/2016 10:47:21 PM EDT
FAL's, I've had 6 of them over the years. Most of them were shit. Suprisingly the only one that ran really well was a Hesse.
Link Posted: 2/10/2016 1:48:25 PM EDT
Glocks.  Had one, sold it due to having the shittiest trigger pull on earth, and swore I'd never own another.  I ended up getting one as part of a trade so that I can have the proper credibility for hating them so much.
Link Posted: 2/10/2016 8:08:21 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/11/2016 5:40:24 PM EDT by governmentman]
AR-15 first one I shot seemed to try to throw the brass right in my face (I shoot left handed). Felt light and fragile compared to my AKs.

Still prefer AKs but I have warmed to ARs

Still don't see the benefit of high end optics ($300+), rather get something decent mid range and spend the extra on other stuff
Link Posted: 2/11/2016 12:22:37 AM EDT
Any gun or optic over 1000. All over now Elcans/Razors/USO and custom 1911s
Link Posted: 2/11/2016 6:12:58 AM EDT
I was another die hard AK fan that wouldn't even consider owning an AR, as they are unreliable mouse guns. 20 years later I have six ARs and not a single AK. I also dismissed the idea of owning a stoopid revolver because they only hold five or six rounds an they suck compared to a Glock. 20 years later I still own and carry Glocks but I own more revolvers by a good margin. Funny how things change.
Link Posted: 2/11/2016 11:15:45 AM EDT
Glocks here as well. now 17, 2-19's, 43 and no other brand of handgun minus my beloved mkII ruger 5.5 bull
Link Posted: 2/11/2016 1:08:51 PM EDT
Thus far I have not ruled anything out without buying it. But with revolvers and 1911's I have said "never again", then bought them again. Right now I am say "never Kel-Tec again" , but who knows? That M43 looks cool if they ever actually make them.
Link Posted: 2/12/2016 7:39:59 PM EDT
AR-15 and Glock.

AR's bore me and have little appeal to me but I bought one just to have one.

I like the simplicity and reliability of the Glock, but hate the trigger despite reducing the pull and different shooting advice. Just another gun I own just to have.
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