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Mini-14, it was a rattle trap, the mags didnt fit, and it over heated
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Kimber BP Ten II - 14 round 45, polymer frame. Loved my old para ordinance that was 100% flawless, thought the kimber would be better... wow was I wrong. Accurate as hell, but wouldn't feed more than 4-5 rounds before jamming. Sent back to kimber twice, still ran like crap, traded it off for the second lemon gun I've owned:

Kimber Custom II - the model the LAPD swat team was supposedly carrying. Same problems as the BP Ten II. One factory trip to kimber, still ran like crap, traded it off for a para that ran 100% for me. Shortly after, Kimber changed their entire 1911 manufacturing line back to internal extractors.
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rounds limitied by a plug?
No, the magasinetube had pressed in dimples. (And its not the small dimples you see on a 870.) Due to the law regulation in Sweden. Today a autoloader(or pump) my carry 2 in the mag and 1 in the chamber.
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I liked my one Romanian WASR10 AK47 last year and so i bought another 2 days later (both new)...Using the same ammo,style of bench rest shooting ect at 25 meters no matter what it threw the bullets all over in about a 16 inch diameter area...After consulting with an AK blacksmith expert i traded it in...I knew that once in awhile a bad weapon was manufactured and i had one of them....I swear the one company must hire retarded monkeys to put them together.
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Hard to say, either a Norinco 1911 (firing pin jammed forward and slam-fired), or a p.o.s. Raven .25auto (only fired half the time).
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Colt Huntsman. It was jammy, wouldn't feed, wouldn't eject. Then after maybe 2,000 rounds, it began not recocking the striker. It would cycle and feed (if it was going to) and when you pulled the trigger, nothing happened. Even when it did manage to get through the entire cycle of ejecting, feeding another and recocking the striker, you were unlikely to hit anything since it shot groups that looked more like shotgun patterns. It had been back to Colt once, to the local gunsmith twice, and there was just no making this thing work.

A close second was an Para Warthog in .45 ACP. The Warthog would bottom out the recoil spring before the slide was all the way rearward, causing malfunctions. Clipping the coils slightly reduced the spring rate enough to induce other types of malfunctions. Para had it several times and could never get it working right.

Shooting the thing was a nightmare. The grip was horrid and the serrations were too sharp for a gun with that high of recoil. It was a skin eater.
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There is no such thing as a "bad gun" --only bad owners.

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Mine was a S&W sigma. POS
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There is no such thing as a "bad gun" --only bad owners.

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Oh yes there is. In the history of manufacturing there has always been some poorly designed or made items. Firearms are no different.
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SKS, fired no more than 30 rounds. Broke 1 bolt and 2 firing pins. It is in the very back corner of my closet.
You should give it to me!!! want to sell it?
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Browning Nomad .22 target pistol. Jammed on the first and last rounds in every magazine. New magazines, switched barrel (short to long, polished feed ramps, and change of ammo still couldn't fix the problem. Did sell it but sold it with the buyer knowing the history I had had with it. He said he knew what was wrong, wouldn't tell me, and that at the price I was selling it he was happy to make the fix.
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I've bought guns that were of a good dependable design that for what ever reason the one was a lemon.

S&W comes to mind, since I have recently purchased a "new" S&W mod 60 that probably should have never left the factory. First off the fitter, filed on the frame to get the rear sight to fit, You'd think they would have cleaned up the file marks and refinished a gun that lists at over a thou MSRP, think again.

The adjustable sight was broken internally, upon inspection the windage nut was cracked which rendered windage adjustment impossible.

I swear the front locking bolt is there merely as an ornament, because it sure doesn't lock any thing. There is so much slop at front of the cylinder it is a crap shoot as to whether or not the cylinder and bore are lined up when the gun fires.

The side of the cylinder stop ball is filed at an angle, from what I can see it didn't need to be filed at all since there is ample room in the cylinder notches to accomodate the ball. Which just adds to the slop at the front of the cylinder.

When I see stuff like this I gotta wonder, How'd this revolver ever make it out onto the dock and get shipped? S&W usually does a better job than this! The question is do I send it back for...repairs?
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I would. Gotta make em' work for your business. Besides you alredy paid for it. Now it's thier turn.
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Yeah, probably should, shipping firearms to the factory is a PITA. I played the shipping game with a Bushmaster AR10 a few years back. Yeah, a Bushmaster,go figure, I always thought they were rock solid.

For three months Bushmaster and FedEx spent more time with my new gun than I did. It went back twice, first time for a barrel problem second time to straghten out what they screwed up repairing the first problem.
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Taurus PT22 - Total POS... Only bad experience Ive ever had with a Taurus.
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My old .410 single-shot. What good is a shotgun without a pump? My weapons are all defensive. I am not a hunter.
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Lorcin .380. I gave it to a friend and now we are no longer friends.
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Mine was a Bersa Firestorm (.40). Got it brand new and fired the POS only twice. First time, a round stove piped. Second time, the shell failed to eject. I traded it for a (then) POS Remington 870, which got reworked and is currently my favorite.
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Calwestco .380. Now part of a reef system off the coast of Florida..
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Mine was a Bersa Firestorm (.40). Got it brand new and fired the POS only twice. First time, a round stove piped. Second time, the shell failed to eject. I traded it for a (then) POS Remington 870, which got reworked and is currently my favorite.
You do realize that most BRAND NEW semi auto handguns need to be broken in a bit by firing anywhere from 100-200 rounds downrange right?
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