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Old 12-05-2013, 06:44 PM   #11
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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.
hmm,wow.I was thinking of getting one of those but decided to wait for a Beretta 92FS.
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Old 12-05-2013, 06:57 PM   #12
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Vote #3 for Taurus...

PT709...I guess the 'PT' stood for Piece of Trash...

Front sight fell off almost right away, rear sight wouldn't stay put, jam-o-matic with FT-everythings...

Sent it back tor warranty work and it came back worse...was like the dern thing would shoot around a corner...

Took a $30 bath and put the money towards an LCR

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Old 12-05-2013, 07:17 PM   #13
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An Iver Johnson starters pistol. That was gifted to me used, and had been futzed with by only God knows how many idiots.

Other than that I've never had a bad one. But, then again I never have bought the newest whiz-bang it's new and in style this week gun. I've always bought tried and true weapons, made by known manufacturers.

S&W J, K & N frame designs are older than I am, and they have all the bugs worked out. Colt Python, same thing. The 1911 and its derivatives by Colt, S&W, and Springfield Armory, are all examples of a tried and proven design, well manufactured. None of them have ever given me any trouble.

Buy quality once.

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Old 12-05-2013, 09:10 PM   #14
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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.
Did they fix the magazine problem?
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one of the worst pistols i have ever owned was a Norinco 1911 copy many years ago. should have been called the Jamomatic!

my friend that owned the gunstore i bought it at tried to warn me, but i was foolish in not listening. he quit selling them because they were problematic and poorly made.
Funny. I had two of them that I bought with consecutive serial numbers, one for myself and one as a gift for my Dad. Both were utterly reliable. Some 1911 smiths that I know state that the slide and frame steel is harder in than a most 1911's and that they don't liek to work on them due to the additional wear on tools. Don't know how true it is though. I ended up giving the second one away to keep my father-in-law from trading his Fox Sterlingworth double barrel 12 ga. for a cheap .380. He say's I'll get the pitol back one day. Standard 1911 parts can be fitted to them , and I have some ideas of what I want to do with it if I ever do get it back.

My worst Pistol was a Norinco also though. It was a Tokarev copy. It locked up in some fashion that made it mechanically impossible to disassemble, cycle or properly fix. The importer sent me a new pistol, but I traded it in.

Kind of ironic that I had Norinco 1911 copies that have been reliable, and the Commie Tokarev was the one that they didn't get right.
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Smith and Wesson Model 547 - 9mm revolver. Had a POS design that eliminated need for half moon clips. Bought it on a whim and gave it away to a nephew I didn't like much!

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Did they fix the magazine problem?
No, but we also haven't turned it in for that because we pretty much just don't like the gun anyway
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Taurus pt111

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I second the Lorcen 380. That gun would Ftf and Fte every other round. It sucked. I spent more time picking up unfired bullets than shooting them. The next was a Raven .25 auto. It actually shot but would throw bullets like a kindergartner. Key holeing.

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I had an old RG .22 revolver that I retired a few years back for safety reasons. Worst piece of junk I ever had. The cylinder was loose, trigger was horrible. It looked just like this one:

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