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Old 05-17-2015, 05:16 PM
 
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My first rifle and my first handgun:

ar-15 - it's a boring appliance with no soul. the toyota camry of the gun world.
XD-40 I'm not a fan of plastic guns, it turns out.
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Old 05-22-2015, 02:43 AM
 
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I regret buying my first 1911. Because you can't have just one and I've been broke ever since!

But I never regret shootng one!
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Old 05-22-2015, 02:47 AM
 
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My mint condition REAL Russian AK-47. I had to give it to my now ex-husband as a condition of our divorce settlement
I wouldda given it to him all right! On full auto!
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Old 05-22-2015, 02:49 AM
 
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My first rifle and my first handgun:

ar-15 - it's a boring appliance with no soul. the toyota camry of the gun world.
XD-40 I'm not a fan of plastic guns, it turns out.
The AR15 is a Barbie doll for boys. They get to dress them up and change their furniture around, add accessories.

Give me an AK and a Rem 700.
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Old 05-22-2015, 07:54 PM
 
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I bought an Olympic arms AR15 years ago. It was a very finicky gun that jammed frequently. I ended up dumping it at a gun show for a 200 dollar loss. I didn't care though, just wanted to get rid of it. I had a bunch of magazines for the AR platform and quite a bit of ammo but I decided to not replace the gun with a better quality AR. I decided to move on to only owning M1a's as rifle.
I recently bought an Olympic Ar-15 Upper in 7.62x39. It fires anything, Wolf, Soviet, Bulgarian. No FTF or FTE. The only stuff I have had problems with are East German low power practice ammo. Not enough oomph to cycle the bolt and ejector. So, keep that stuff for my MAK-90 and Soviet SKS which like it.
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Old 05-22-2015, 10:08 PM
 
Location: Suburban wasteland of NC
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I regret the first rifle I ever bought, a Springfield M1A. I also regret buying a Sig 556 back when they were going for ~$1,500. If I had that one to do over I'd have just bought a Colt 6920 and a Sig 522 for the same $1,500.

I don't regret buying a RRA lower and a pair of CMMG uppers in 22LR (one with irons and one with a 2-7x scope). I've put something like 18,000 rounds through them, managed a 214 at an Appleseed with it, and been able to keep going to the range as a hobby for years without going broke.
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Old 05-23-2015, 07:24 PM
 
Location: occupied east coast
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For me, my biggest regret (to date), is a Sig P-938.

What a piece of junk.

Cost approx. $600.00 when I bought it.

At approx. 300 rounds, it broke it's extractor.

Sent it back to Sig.

After approx. 2 weeks it was returned with a new extractor fitted. (Hey things happen).

A couple of weeks later, after running maybe another 3-400 rounds through the pistol ..It breaks AGAIN.

This time, I had learned my lesson and pre bought spares.

Now I have a wearing away of the mainspring housing.

All are know issues with the P-938.

Apparently they have been reported on the Sig forums since the pistols were first put out.

Sooooo, What did Sig do?

Ignored the problems!

What a SAD state for a previously reputable company.

I advise caution when looking to buy a new Sig.

Learn from someone who got burned so badly... I'm still smoldering.
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Old 05-26-2015, 07:20 PM
 
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The AR15 is a Barbie doll for boys. They get to dress them up and change their furniture around, add accessories.

Give me an AK and a Rem 700.
Yep, i got over that fast. My SKS is way more fun
Not to mention garand... so nice i bought twice.
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Old 05-27-2015, 05:45 PM
 
Location: Metro Seattle Area - Born and Raised
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Topher5150, I think that your Yugoslavian SKS gas setting is set on grenade launch.... Push the setting to the other direction, that should correct that issue.

The two guns I seriously regret ever buying are the Msar's StG-556... Copy of the Steyr AUG and the Sig-556 Classic rifle... Nothing "classic" about it!! Tried to sell both at a major loss, but no takers. I guess I'll wait for the next gun-ban scare to push them.
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Old 05-27-2015, 10:27 PM
 
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Topher5150, I think that your Yugoslavian SKS gas setting is set on grenade launch.... Push the setting to the other direction, that should correct that issue.

The two guns I seriously regret ever buying are the Msar's StG-556... Copy of the Steyr AUG and the Sig-556 Classic rifle... Nothing "classic" about it!! Tried to sell both at a major loss, but no takers. I guess I'll wait for the next gun-ban scare to push them.
It's a all American Steyr AUG CNC machined out of the finest aircraft grade aluminum and high tech tool steels. SIG 556 ain't got nothing to do with it at all. Microtech closed their MSAR division and are no longer making any firearms as they returned to their bread and butter in automatic knives. I'd hang onto it.....especially if it's NIB like mine is.

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