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Posted: 6/15/2009 5:00:01 PM EST
In my lifetime I've had many guns that I loved, but I could not shoot them well.
1- Browning High Power, I could never get the gun to group worth a shit. Sold it to my brother and it shot great!
2- Sig 210-5 Very accurate gun, but ate the web of my hand with hammer bite.
3- Desert Eagle .44 mag could the grip be any bigger!
4- LAR Grizzly .45 Win mag same as the DE

What are yours?
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 5:02:20 PM EST
My P85 Ruger, I can't hit "anything" with it. It's sentimental though. I got it out of lay away the day before comrade Clinton signed the Brady bill.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 5:04:00 PM EST
HK USPs, except the "Tactical"

Link Posted: 6/15/2009 5:05:48 PM EST
Beretta .25

Grouped like a shotgun for me, a tack driver for everyone else.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 5:07:01 PM EST
HK USPs have always been a problem for me. Inadvertent double taps suck.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 5:19:00 PM EST
Glocks
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 5:19:12 PM EST
No, I haven't. My "love" for a firearm is directly related to how it performs. If it is a poor shooter, I have no affection for it.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 5:24:44 PM EST
I had a smith and wesson model 360pd. Scandium framed rev that weighed 12 oz. That gun showed me no love when shot with 357 loads.

I had alot of fun with that gun, especially letting friends shoot it for the first time.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 5:26:51 PM EST
My Sig GSR (1911).

Love the gun, can't hit shit with it.

I am a decent shot with other 1911s as well as my other Sig pistols.

Just not this one..

Thought it was the gun for a long time but my brother and my girlfriend are great shots with it.

Confusing
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 5:27:30 PM EST
HK USP compact.

Don't drop the hammer by hand. It will shoot the wall.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 5:30:03 PM EST
Originally Posted By TC6969:
Beretta .25

Grouped like a shotgun for me, a tack driver for everyone else.


haha, I just took mine to the range today. My grip slipped on the gun and the slide cut the shit out of my hand. I think I am going to melt it down for pay back.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 5:32:32 PM EST
Sig 226 .40sw

Can't hit a damn thing with it.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 5:33:09 PM EST
Originally Posted By Wheelie:
I had a smith and wesson model 360pd. Scandium framed rev that weighed 12 oz. That gun showed me no love when shot with 357 loads.

I had alot of fun with that gun, especially letting friends shoot it for the first time.


I have one of those on the way...should be here by Friday. I hear the recoil is like shaking hands with the devil using .357 Mag loads.



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Link Posted: 6/15/2009 5:36:33 PM EST
Originally Posted By Apollos:
Originally Posted By Wheelie:
I had a smith and wesson model 360pd. Scandium framed rev that weighed 12 oz. That gun showed me no love when shot with 357 loads.

I had alot of fun with that gun, especially letting friends shoot it for the first time.


I have one of those on the way...should be here by Friday. I hear the recoil is like shaking hands with the devil using .357 Mag loads.



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It used to draw blood thru the skin in between my pointer finger and thumb from the recoil.

Link Posted: 6/15/2009 5:37:35 PM EST
Swedish 1896 Mauser I bought with the full intent of making it a silhouette rifle. Cost $100, no blueing, stock was beat to crap. Put a new Shilen barrel on it, bent the bolt handle, polished, blued, Timney trigger, Fajen thumbhole stock, glass bedding, 2-piece scope mount, decent scope.

YEARS of load testing, and I could not make it shoot well. Traded it in on a revolver.

Second one was a Kimber Eclipse Pro II I bought used. External extractor model. Couldn't get through a magazine without at least two failures to extract. Sent it back to Kimber, they put a new, internal extractor upper on it. Extracted, but it didn't like the pet .45 load that all my other 1911's shoot well. Front sight was loose, too. Traded it in on an EAA Witness Match .38 Super this weekend.

Those are the only two.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 5:41:28 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/15/2009 5:44:20 PM EST by Hendricks5150]
My dad's Ruger P95 9mm... The feed ramp on it is a POS

Edit: 1911s... I LOVE the way they look and feel, but my hands are too damn small. I cant reach the slide release with my thumb
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 5:42:03 PM EST
Ruger P89, same problem as the OP.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 5:42:09 PM EST
Originally Posted By P08:
In my lifetime I've had many guns that I loved, but I could not shoot them well.
1- Browning High Power, I could never get the gun to group worth a shit. Sold it to my brother and it shot great!
2- Sig 210-5 Very accurate gun, but ate the web of my hand with hammer bite.
3- Desert Eagle .44 mag could the grip be any bigger!
4- LAR Grizzly .45 Win mag same as the DE

What are yours?


Walther PPK/S; sexy as a woman to look at but hurts the web of my hand too much to shoot for any length of time! And my first two pistol were a 6" Python and a 6" Mod 29 S&W, so recoil isn't the problem. I decided it boils down to a short, very sharp recoil impulse concentrated by the very narrow backstrap into a similarly narrow area of my hand.

Link Posted: 6/15/2009 5:54:35 PM EST
Sig P250. Still haven't mastered the trigger pull on the DAO. Fits like a glove and I can shoot it well enough to pass CC (10 rds and 5 different distances) but it frustrates the hell out of me.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 5:54:49 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/15/2009 5:55:17 PM EST by orangelo]
Originally Posted By c350z:
Glocks


+1

The grip angle just hates me.

And the Stemple 76/45 is too damn expensive to feed these days.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 5:55:18 PM EST
S&W 659. First pistol I bought after turning 21.

Loved the gun but could not hit crap with it. My dad was retired Army at the time, and he could not hit with it either.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 5:56:34 PM EST
G17,G21.

Liked the way they shoot but ended up selling because of the crappy ergos.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 5:57:18 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/15/2009 5:58:14 PM EST by marksman121]
Benelli m4. Never fails to FTE.

ETA- Was usuing some cheap-o #7 shot. Super Nova had issues with it too.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 6:03:00 PM EST
S&W 422. Everyone on teh intarwebs seems to love them, but for me it's just too light. After a couple of mags, the target looks like I patterned a shotgun.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 6:03:32 PM EST
Springfield SOCOM 16. I liked the idea of it, couldn't hit shit. Sold it for a profit
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 6:07:18 PM EST
Sig P229R that I got for a song. Wanted a 229 for the longest, felt great, looks good. Couldn't hit shit with it. Always shot left for me. Let someone else shoot it, shoots good. Traded it for a 1911 officers model. Which I may trade for a full size....we shall see
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 6:08:19 PM EST
470 Nitro Express
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 6:40:59 PM EST
The Judge... Fun as hell to shoot, but it hurts my hand
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 6:41:23 PM EST
Originally Posted By 33shooter:
Sig P229R that I got for a song. Wanted a 229 for the longest, felt great, looks good. Couldn't hit shit with it. Always shot left for me. Let someone else shoot it, shoots good. Traded it for a 1911 officers model. Which I may trade for a full size....we shall see


My usp does the exact same thing. Ive never figured out why.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 6:43:16 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/15/2009 6:45:07 PM EST by Frost7]
Ruger Mark I.

Nice little .22LR pistol, accurate, shoots great. But my God, when I take it apart to clean it, putting it back together is a bitch every fucking time. That fucking swing-out key thing that goes in the grip... what the fuck. What fucking lunatic thought that shit up. JESUS. I want to find his address and mail him a bomb.

That gun never goes back together before I've gone through at least two strings of profanity at it.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 6:43:57 PM EST
Not so much the gun but I had a Glock 17 with Ameriglo Ghost ring sights and couldn't group worth a damn past 10 yards. Same thing with XS Big dots. Anything else like factory sights, TruGlo TFO's, and Meprolights I did extremely well with at most distances.

...And the Glock 27 w/o the magazine extension.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 6:45:25 PM EST
I never could hit a thing with my Springfield XD for some stupid reason. My friends shot well with it though. I still own it.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 6:46:27 PM EST
Walther PPK/s

Beautiful jam-o-matic.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 6:46:58 PM EST
Originally Posted By Frost7:
Ruger Mark I.

Nice little .22LR pistol, accurate, shoots great. But my God, when I take it apart to clean it, putting it back together is a bitch every fucking time. That fucking swing-out key thing that goes in the grip... what the fuck. What fucking lunatic thought that shit up. JESUS. I want to find his address and mail him a bomb.

That gun never goes back together before I've gone through at least two strings of profanity at it.


Do what my dad does:

Spray it down with CLP till its oozing everywhere then hit it with the Air Compressor to blow the excess off.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 6:47:10 PM EST
Turkish Mauser. I love it and its farily accurate but it has too many problems to mention.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 6:49:31 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/15/2009 6:51:10 PM EST by toddlerp]
My Springfield 1911.

I do not know if it is mag related or not, but it is unreliable. I am just not that eager to spend $$ on it. It is like new, maybe 50 rounds through it too.

I will get to it one day, or maybe not. It ain't hurting anything sitting around. Besides, it is pretty.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 6:49:54 PM EST
Originally Posted By Frost7:
Ruger Mark I.

Nice little .22LR pistol, accurate, shoots great. But my God, when I take it apart to clean it, putting it back together is a bitch every fucking time. That fucking swing-out key thing that goes in the grip... what the fuck. What fucking lunatic thought that shit up. JESUS. I want to find his address and mail him a bomb.

That gun never goes back together before I've gone through at least two strings of profanity at it.


Just keep doing it and it'll come to you. It took me a few tries to get it right.

Link Posted: 6/15/2009 6:54:33 PM EST
Originally Posted By Wheelie:
Originally Posted By Frost7:
Ruger Mark I.

Nice little .22LR pistol, accurate, shoots great. But my God, when I take it apart to clean it, putting it back together is a bitch every fucking time. That fucking swing-out key thing that goes in the grip... what the fuck. What fucking lunatic thought that shit up. JESUS. I want to find his address and mail him a bomb.

That gun never goes back together before I've gone through at least two strings of profanity at it.


Just keep doing it and it'll come to you. It took me a few tries to get it right.

Yeah, takes me a few tries to get it right too.

Every single damn time.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 6:57:24 PM EST
Browning Buckmark

Constant F2F's
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 7:08:07 PM EST
I love the look and feel of SIGs and Berettas (especially the look of Berettas. Mmnn, baby.) but I have such small hands that I can't reach their double action triggers to save my life.

~BakerMike
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 7:11:00 PM EST
Ruger PC40.

Sweet little carbine, shitty groups. I still have it, hopefully we can get along someday.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 7:18:26 PM EST
T/C Contender .357 Magnum; I could barely keep it on the paper at 15 yards, benched.
I traded it at a gun shop, and the guy who got it next was shooting one hole groups with it a week later.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 7:37:36 PM EST
S&W .500 Express w/ 3 inch barrel.

It felt like someone had slapped me in the face. Hard.

I fired it 3 times - had enough and thanked the kind gentleman for the opportunity.

He was all over the place with it - fired it once, the cannon barrel came up, he double-fired it at the top of the travel, and I was honestly a little concerned for the aircraft I could see...

Link Posted: 6/15/2009 7:44:38 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/15/2009 7:44:55 PM EST by motown_steve]
HK SL8-1

Fucking low capacity, heavy ass, butthole stock, expensive ammo only, plastic piece of crap.

I fucking LOVE that gun!

Sold it and miss it like hell.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 7:50:24 PM EST
Colt Ultimate Stainless Gold Cup fucker looked like a mirror I bought some ajax pearlite grips for it
It was truly bad ass too bad the older stainless like that galled like a motherfucker , the disconnector broke , and the stupid collet barrel bushing broke
At least I got it (for a gold cup anyway) cheap traded it at a gun show for a sporting clays gun
over the next decade or so saw it on the local gunsmiths bench about 5 diffrent times and saw it at at least 4 different gun show dealers tables in the same period fucker was truly cursed
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 7:53:49 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/15/2009 7:56:29 PM EST by Zardoz]
My pristine M1 Garand. She's been successfully playing hard-to-get for years now.

Seriously? The 1911. As much as I like 'em, I'm just not all that great with 'em.

I would like to find a pristine M1 Garand, though.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 7:54:01 PM EST
1911's

Handle oh so well, but none I have owned/used have been reliable.
Perhaps someday I will drop 3 grand to own one that works the way they all should.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 7:56:43 PM EST
My Garand doesn't love me but I have enough for the both of us.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 7:58:33 PM EST
Handguns in general. I can hit anything with a carbine, but handguns are for noise making.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 8:01:00 PM EST
The HK45. I sold it after a couple months cause it was just too small for my hand.

I sold it and got a DE50 though
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 8:24:58 PM EST
H&K USP45 - Looks great on paper, but the ergonomics just weren't there for me.
H&K P7M8 - Heats up way too fast for me to really train with

I purchased a P7M8 without regrets, but while looking for the USP45 as my first sidearm purchase, my FFL pulled a beat-to-hell range rental 1911 (an SA Loaded) from the case, checked that it was empty, and handed it to me. I fell in love as soon as I picked it up.
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