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Hi-Point 9mm ... but they fixed it by replacing the frame and sending me another magazine for free. It was given to me in the first place by someone who was throwing it away. I sent it to the factory and they fixed it.

Still yet, it was the worst ... no, wait. Probably in the Davis Industries or Lorcin pocket pistols that are stashed away in there somewhere?
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M6 Scout

Triggering lever, that 'throws off' any accuracy the rifle barrel 'may' have had, coupled with a rear sighting aperature large enough for birds to nest in.
EDIT: Barrel selector is fragile & catches grit. All metal construction guarantees frostbite in cold climates.

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LLAMA .380, 1911 design.
I thought it would be great until I got it to the range.
Parkerized, inside and out, including the feed ramp.
There was a small pin that held the "last round-hold open" device that kept falling out.
The trigger was very nice though...
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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.
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Henry 22lr lever action. More than one trip to the factory, still only shoots 6" groups at 50 yards.

Only reason I haven't sold it because I don't want to sell someone junk.
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Kimber ultra cdp II. Most accurate pistol I have ever owned but absolutely useless for anything other than a range toy. Multiple FTF and FTE every magazine. I bought three different type mags and chip McCormick, factory and Wilson combat so it wasn't the mag sent it back to the factory where they polished a few areas, but you would still get ftf and fte at least once a mag. Traded it for a glock and havnt looked back since.
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Mini 14 ranch model

Accurate till the barrel gets warm and then accuracy goes all to hell.
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70's era AR-7.

You will need to make another topic for something worse than the 'worst' in order for me to feel vindicated.
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Kimber Lightweight .308 bolt action rifle.

1. Holds only 3 round, and that's with one in the chamber! You load in three, and close bold to chamber a round which is grabbed by extraction claw and held.
2. Mine had to go back to the factory. Even then, jammed in opening chamber if extraction claw did not properly "control round feed"
3. Recoil on the .308 was far greater than my Weatherby .30-06.

Their .22 is as good as the .308 is bad. Really loved the wood on both. Shame.
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AMT backup .45
You get what you pay for.
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Grendel P10 .380 (Grendels were made by the company that now makes Keltec).

Unreliable (jammed in different ways). Horrendous recoil that bruised my hand - and I have shot a lot of big handguns, and light handguns in large calibers - this was the absolute worst. The trigger pull was horrendous - absolutely gross; it is the worst trigger I have ever encountered.

I gave the gun away with a long warning to the recipient to never trust it.
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Winchester 1500 XTR.

Why?
It could only carry 2 rounds.
It jammed sometimes.
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I must write up 2 firearms as they are both te bottom of the barrel.

1. Ruger Mini-30. Same as a Mini-14 except it shoots a 7.62x39 round. Also like the Mini-14, couldn't hit the broad side of a fat dude at 50 yards. These guns are known for their inaccuracy and I bought one stupidly. Never again. Do not waste your money as you cannot depend on hitting anything without hundreds of dollars worth of upgrades. And even then, it is spotty.

2. Japanese made Arisaka 1939. This was made before the war took all of Japans manufacturing capabilities and it is still terrible. It was given to me by my grandfather who was in the military in WW2. It holds a special place as I do not have much from him. But the love affair ends there. The gun is AWFUL. If a moving function could be made to work with 2 moving parts, the Arisaka uses 4 or 5. And all of them are extremely small and fragile and prone to dirt ingress.

American, German and Russian guns of 40-60 years EARLIER and far far better and would put any Arisaka to shame. Neat collectors piece, but don't buy one with the intent of sporterizing it and making a shooter. Not worth it.

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Llama Comanche .357.

After 200 rounds something got screwed up in the timing. It would get stuck on one cylinder. Not very accurate either. I got it in the late 70's and sold it to a guy who just couldn't live without it.

He wound up shooting his stepfather with it and it's still in evidence. Was straight up self defense, Stepdad was kicking the crap out of his mom.
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Winchester 1500 XTR.

Why?
It could only carry 2 rounds.
It jammed sometimes.
rounds limitied by a plug?
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It's a tie between a Keltec p32 and a PTR91.

The Keltec had FTF issues on the last 2-3 rounds of the magazine, had to send it back and they replaced the slide and barrel. Still has a sh1tty trigger and horrible recoil.

I know there are ppl in love with the PTR91, but I absolutely hated it. Heavy, crappy trigger and FTE on EVERY round of Lake city ammo. Also tried many different types of commercial ammo. I sold it and got an M1A.

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I love this thread. Haven't had any bad experiences yet, but I'll post in here with one sooner or later I'm sure.

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I sold it and got an M1A.

-J
I finally decided on this goal just last night. I'm sure I don't even need to ask, but how do you like yours?
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Calico .22LR. The 100rd magazine wouldn't hold tension and at the time I couldn't replace it thanks to the Brady Bill.
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AMT Auomag .22WMR.

Uncomfortable grip, impractical for carry or defensive use, poor fit & finish. Then there's the small fact that I couldn't find any ammo that would feed an entire magazine without a malfunction of some sort. I've heard that you can experiment with different ammo and find one that works well in your particular gun, but that's not something I wanted to mess with. Glad I got rid of it. (And I did clearly spell out my issues with the gun to the buyer, he was glad to have it!)
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