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WillWork4Ammo 12-05-2013 07:48 AM

Worst Handgun You Ever Owned?
 
For me,the Lorcin L380.What a piece of doo doo!
Long story short,before I knew squat about quality firearms,while firing it,the slide broke off,flew at my face and hit my chin and needed stitches.
I know the Lorcin L380 has been resurrected by Cobra as the Cobra Freedom FS380.Not sure how much better they are from the old Lorcins.
I had a Bryco Jennings 59 that never broke,but I sold it and specifically told the buyer I am not responsible if it fails.I once fired a friends Jimenez JA9 (a reincarnation of the Jennings 9) and it was a jam-o-matic nightmare.He paid $179 for it and he finally sold it and bought a Glock 19.
This isn't my Lorcin it is from another forum but this is exactly what happened to mine.
These guns are more dangerous to the owner than they are a criminal.
http://img403.imageshack.us/img403/647/brokenlorcin.png

sweeper22 12-05-2013 08:45 AM

ATI/GSG 1911 22lr- Pot-metal guide rod broke in half after a couple hundred rounds and it can have a finicky appetite. I haven't been too impressed with the mags either. Cheapo pistol.

More 'mildly bad' than terrible. But it's the only pistol I've ever regretted purchasing. Still have it, LOL.

WillWork4Ammo 12-05-2013 08:58 AM

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Originally Posted by sweeper22 (Post 1449633)
ATI/GSG 1911 22lr- Pot-metal guide rod broke in half after a couple hundred rounds and it can have a finicky appetite. I haven't been too impressed with the mags either. Cheapo pistol.

More 'mildly bad' than terrible. But it's the only pistol I've ever regretted purchasing. Still have it, LOL.

Is that the one with the faux suppressor?

GunsGodAndCountry 12-05-2013 10:42 AM

Taurus PT140. Ugly as sin, not comfortable, and the magazine would eject after nearly every round fired (no my hands were nowhere near the button). Plus the front sight came off after shooting it twice. That was 2 years ago and we are still waiting for them to send the correct screw.

Donn 12-05-2013 11:50 AM

S&W Bodyguard 38. Timing, lock-up issues after less than 100rds. Sent it back to the factory, trouble returned after 20rds. Couldn't get rid of it fast enough.

ScottA 12-05-2013 01:53 PM

I've chosen pretty well on most of my handguns, so my worst really wasn't all that bad: Smith & Wesson Model 411. Pretty decent gun, but not all that accurate. At short range, it would still ruin anyone's day. But I would always shoot tighter groups with friends' pistols than with it. It wound up being my first trade.

Drauka 12-05-2013 02:06 PM

A Bryco/Jennings Nine. I've never even shot the thing, and I'm almost afraid to. I got it at an auction for $100. I bid just for the heck of it, not thinking I'd win. I've broken it down, polished the trigger and everywhere that rubs, and done what I can to make it function smoother if I should ever need it....but I'll never really trust it.

It lives in a lockbox in my car.....it's my "I was stupid and left without my glock" gun.

JTJ 12-05-2013 02:37 PM

Taurus PT92. Went back 3 times and still was not fixed. Trigger would stack. Every time you fired the trigger got harder. By the 3rd round it was up around 12 lbs and only got worse. That was single action.

indy36 12-05-2013 04:42 PM

Century made Galil Golani. Nothing but trouble. Not a handgun but still, stay away.

gr8oldguy 12-05-2013 07:25 PM

My Ruger LCP. Carried it for a year, shot it on a regular basis. It never failed to fire and was accurate. I just hated it. Traded it off about a year ago and never regretted getting rid of it for one second.


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