Guns That Don't Do It For You?

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  • Wambli SkaWambli Ska Moderator Posts: 25,435 Senior Member
    Walther PPK, GREAT gun with a fantastic history, never mind the link to 007! Have never seen a reason to buy one. I've owned several Remington 870s and have never hung on to one. And now for the :fan:, Garands, M1As and most military type battle rifles. I have TRIED to love them..... and yet there is not a single one left in my collection...
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  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 19,076 Senior Member
    This is too hard to define. Much like Early, I am an opportunist of sorts. But, the first dislikes that come to mind, aside from the general cheap Lorcin and similar ilk, are as follows.

    Springfield XD
    Milsurps (other than Springfield 03a3 and Lee-Enfield)
    Flintlock/Caplock (I like to look at them and like the idea of owning them.......not the application of using them)
    BullPup Rifles
    Colt Handguns (Pistol/Revolver)
    Taurus Handguns
    Modern Browning Rifles
    Beretta anything

    ,,,,,,I'll likely think of some more........

    Bullsi jogged my menory.

    Edit to add:

    Sig firearms
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  • bullsi1911bullsi1911 Moderator Posts: 9,078 Senior Member
    Sig 22x series pistols. They just do nothing for me.
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  • Jeff in TXJeff in TX Senior Member Posts: 1,197 Senior Member
    snake284 wrote: »
    Oh Picky Picky Picky Picky!...:rotflmao::rotflmao::rotflmao:

    Snake that's just plain hurtful! I left the .270 off of my list. Oh yeah it was about guns and not calibers! :guns:
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  • DanChamberlainDanChamberlain Senior Member Posts: 2,961 Senior Member
    PPC revolvers and Glocks.
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  • BigDanSBigDanS Senior Member Posts: 6,614 Senior Member
    The Enfields are the ugliest guns made and have no appeal to me.

    D
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  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 30,719 Senior Member
    BigDanS wrote: »
    The Enfields are the ugliest guns made and have no appeal to me.

    D

    Just gotta learn to appreciate them, think of them like a Fugly girl that was the best sex you ever had, even though you wouldn't wanna be seen in public with her. :yikes: :tooth: :roll2: :roll2:
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  • Gene LGene L Senior Member Posts: 9,426 Senior Member
    I've got a GREAT looking sporterized No 4...I think it was built as a sporter from the factory. Got a five round magazine, reblued, no headspace problems, nice walnut stock. I guess you have to like them a little, which I do. If I could, I'd take a picture of it to get your opinion.

    Here's a picture, I think:

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  • cpjcpj Senior Member Posts: 37,118 Senior Member
    Gene L wrote: »
    I've got a GREAT looking sporterized No 4...I think it was built as a sporter from the factory. Got a five round magazine, reblued, no headspace problems, nice walnut stock. I guess you have to like them a little, which I do. If I could, I'd take a picture of it to get your opinion.

    Here's a picture, I think:

    P1010082_zpsngvb1w6z.jpg

    That would be a definite YES
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  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 19,076 Senior Member
    cpj wrote: »
    That would be a definite YES

    What he said.
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • LMLarsenLMLarsen Senior Member Posts: 8,164 Senior Member
    I'd have to say the little NAA-type mini revolvers. They're built like Swiss watches, but I can't hit the side of a barn with one if I'm standing in a stall. Too tiny for my hands.
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  • breamfisherbreamfisher Senior Member Posts: 12,602 Senior Member
    LMLarsen wrote: »
    I'd have to say the little NAA-type mini revolvers. They're built like Swiss watches, but I can't hit the side of a barn with one if I'm standing in a stall. Too tiny for my hands.
    So... sized just right for Zee, Wambli, and CPJ?
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  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 30,719 Senior Member
    So... sized just right for Zee, Wambli, and CPJ?

    Three fer one tonight, huh ? :tooth:
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  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 19,076 Senior Member
    So... sized just right for Zee, Wambli, and CPJ?

    It's not CPJ's hands that are small. It's a different body part.
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • jbp-ohiojbp-ohio Senior Member Posts: 8,501 Senior Member
    Glocks (grip angle)
    Anything black powder
    Anything KelTec
    Anything Taurus
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  • cpjcpj Senior Member Posts: 37,118 Senior Member
    Zee wrote: »
    It's not CPJ's hands that are small. It's a different body part.

    Like I tell my wife. "A deals a deal."
    Not that it matters anymore.
    "I'm here for the guns, hunting, and skirt wearing men."
    Zee
  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 13,657 Senior Member
    Yep...it's a sad day whenyou realize that it's only there for decorative purposes.....
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  • breamfisherbreamfisher Senior Member Posts: 12,602 Senior Member
    Should he have a funeral for it?

    Maybe a viewing beforehand? We'll let Buffco know when to come by. He can bring a pie.
    Overkill is underrated.
  • JermanatorJermanator Senior Member Posts: 13,821 Senior Member
    snake284 wrote: »
    And finally sub 22 caliber anything. To me they're useless. They're cute, and they are a novelty. But I think that their use on medium game and larger should be discouraged for anyone except a skilled shooter who can surgically place the bullet in a small but very lethal area.
    Not all rifles are deer rifles. A .204 Ruger going 4600fps is a hoot! It is an excellent target/varmint round.
  • cpjcpj Senior Member Posts: 37,118 Senior Member
    Should he have a funeral for it?

    Maybe a viewing beforehand? We'll let Buffco know when to come by. He can bring a pie.

    It's not dead, just unused. Well, that's not true. Anyway, I wonder what one goes for on the open market? Kind of Like an unused gun. No reason for it to be hanging around. Might as well pass it on (for cash ) to someone who needs it.
    "I'm here for the guns, hunting, and skirt wearing men."
    Zee
  • breamfisherbreamfisher Senior Member Posts: 12,602 Senior Member
    Might need a good cleaning...
    Overkill is underrated.
  • tubabucknuttubabucknut Banned Posts: 3,520 Senior Member
    cpj wrote: »
    It's not dead, just unused. Well, that's not true. Anyway, I wonder what one goes for on the open market? Kind of Like an unused gun. No reason for it to be hanging around. Might as well pass it on (for cash ) to someone who needs it.

    Buffy says it has a weird grip angle. That will hurt the resale value.
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  • JermanatorJermanator Senior Member Posts: 13,821 Senior Member
    cpj wrote: »
    Might as well pass it on (for cash ) to someone who needs it.
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  • orchidmanorchidman Senior Member Posts: 7,365 Senior Member
    Jermanator wrote: »
    Not all rifles are deer rifles. A .204 Ruger going 4600fps is a hoot! It is an excellent target/varmint round.

    Ahem..........Shot the last 4-5 deer with my 204 using factory 45g psp. Got more 'grunt' than a 222 with 50gr psp's according to the ballistic charts I have perused.......
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  • cpjcpj Senior Member Posts: 37,118 Senior Member
    orchidman wrote: »
    Ahem..........Shot the last 4-5 deer with my 204 using factory 45g psp. Got more 'grunt' than a 222 with 50gr psp's according to the ballistic charts I have perused.......

    Yes, but you are a marksman. You don't hit deer in the ass whilst aiming for the neck.
    "I'm here for the guns, hunting, and skirt wearing men."
    Zee
  • cpjcpj Senior Member Posts: 37,118 Senior Member
    Jermanator wrote: »
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    This is an excellent idea. Not to sell it, but to rent it out. I work cheap. Figure I make it up in volume.
    "I'm here for the guns, hunting, and skirt wearing men."
    Zee
  • shootbrownelkshootbrownelk Senior Member Posts: 1,979 Senior Member
    cpj wrote: »
    Hehehehehehe

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  • 41magnut41magnut Senior Member Posts: 1,109 Senior Member
    Ok, I'll join in.

    Mausers.

    I have a couple of friends that can go on, infinitum, ad nauseum.

    Swede this, Argentine that, Egyptian so forth. Spanish what have you.

    I get it, the grand daddy of the vast majority of modern bolt action rifles.
    when I see one there is just no emotional stirring.

    I suppose I have no soul.

    Ok, true confession time is over.

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  • Gene LGene L Senior Member Posts: 9,426 Senior Member
    41magnut wrote: »
    Ok, I'll join in.

    Mausers.

    I have a couple of friends that can go on, infinitum, ad nauseum.

    Swede this, Argentine that, Egyptian so forth. Spanish what have you.

    I get it, the grand daddy of the vast majority of modern bolt action rifles.
    when I see one there is just no emotional stirring.

    I suppose I have no soul.

    Ok, true confession time is over.

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  • JasonMPDJasonMPD Senior Member Posts: 6,058 Senior Member
    Shotguns of any flavor. I have a few for their prescribed utilities, but I have not and will not seek them out for whimsical purchase.
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