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September Holster contest!
« on: September 12, 2016, 12:43:49 PM »
We're going to be doing a give away, basically a $50 discount on a holster of your choice. The drawing will take place on the first of the month, and the specific rules  for the drawing will be laid out in an introductory post. We are still working out all the details and whatnot on this whole setup so things may change going forward.

But for this first one here is the rules. You need to post to get a number assigned once that number is assigned you will not get another number if you post again. So your not increasing your odds by posting more than once though your welcome to continue the conversation with more posts. Those numbers I'll assign in order, IE the first person to post will get #1 and second will get #2 and so on. Once the thread is locked say a day before the end of the month I'll go to a random number generator online and have it pick a number from the posts then I'll put a final post in the thread with the persons forum name announcing they won.

Then once the drawing is complete I'll send you a private message on WTA to get your full name as it will be listed on your order. When you place the order copy a link to the WTA thread so I can make sure that I've got the right person etc. And then I'll take care of applying the discount to the order for you. You'll still be responsible for the balance on the order once I get ready to build it out like I normally do less the $50 discount.

For now I'm not going to put a limit on the time frame you have to use the discount within, but I'd prefer guys use them fairly quickly just so I don't have to keep too many active at once and make things more confusing on my end.

Do keep in mind this doesn't effect where your order falls in my lead time. So once the contest is over, and the person who won places an order it falls into my normal timetable. Also that discount doesn't apply to orders already paid or complete. However if you've got an order still waiting that hasn't been paid for, then I'd be more than willing to apply the discount to that order for you.



Now onto this month's contest and how to enter. I want to know what gun you've bought over the years that you thought you'd love but found out it just didn't work for you. Doesn't have to be long but the background on the gun. I'm not eligible but I'll type mine up as an example below:

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So over the years I've owned quite a few guns, the vast majority I still own. The closest thing I can come up with here would be my Mossberg 500. While good gun, solid no major issues. I just never warmed up to it despite owning it for years and years. I didn't like how noisy it was in the few times I wanted to be quiet in the dark while handling it(couple times bump in the night sort of thing). And overall I just never loved the gun, so I sold it and picked up an 870 that I much prefer.
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    Re: September Holster contest!
    « Reply #1 on: September 12, 2016, 02:37:17 PM »
    CETME.   I bought it because I wanted a 308 MBR.  I got it for a great price, had a friend back east who swore by his, and I really like the look of the CETME/G3/PTR91.  I also got in on a mag blowout and have one hundred 20 round mags for the platform.

    And it has always run perfectly with spec ammo.  I had an issue with some low power lead handloads, but that is hardly the gun's fault. Runs like a top with surplus ammo.

    And it is reasonably accurate.  Not a laser beam, but it gets the rounds where you want them.  Minute of milk jug just fine.

    But, I just don't like to shoot it.  It never gets range time anymore.  I don't plan to sell it, cause it is a good reliable gun, but I also don't shoot it.  If I had to sell a gun or two, it would be on the top of the list.
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    « Reply #2 on: September 12, 2016, 03:24:45 PM »
    For me it was a relatively recent gun.  I bought an M&P Shield.  Thought it would be a great little gun.  Even got a holster for it.  After carrying it for about a week, I just though why not just carry my regular guns.  It was only 1 inch shorter and that really didn't change how I wore it.

    For what it was I just didn't love it the way I thought I would.  Owning mostly full size guns, I've never seemed to love the subcompacts.  I've pretty much sold them all.  As a replacement, I've been considering the Glock 43 but I think I may just rent one and put 500 rounds through it to see if I'm really committed.
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    « Reply #3 on: September 12, 2016, 03:31:00 PM »
    There's a few of these stories, but the biggest disappointment was my Beretta 84f. Its a beautiful series of guns, and my 92's are among my favorites, and the 84 was so sleek and compact. Even holding one, it just felt perfect. And then I took it to the range, loaded it up, aimed it downrange, and slammed my hand in a door. Or at least that's what it felt like. The recoil was so sharp it reminded me of an airweight .357 without the muzzle blast. I developed a flinch shooting it, my wife couldn't get through a magazine with it, and after a box of ammo through it the web of my hand was too sore to continue. I sold it, and I don't miss it.
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    Re: September Holster contest!
    « Reply #4 on: September 12, 2016, 03:49:54 PM »
    I really do love these threads.  The chance at $50 is nice, but even better is the member participation and the stories that come along with it.

    This month's question is easy to answer - an HK93 clone.  More specifically the C93 by CAI.

    The C93 was actually the first gun I ever bought. (not my first to possess, as was last month's thread)  I was always in love with the HK looks, and in deadly 5.56?  I had to have one.  I overpayed, of course.  Summer of 2010, so we were between panics.  First was the gun and two extra mags.  Then I figured out that the HK trigger absolutely sucked, so a trip to William's Trigger Specialties (highly recommended) was in order.  Then a top rail, then a cheek riser and... before I knew it I had a Lot of money into the gun.  As is common to HK rifles, it had a high amount of recoil for the caliber, and this was compounded by the looong stock and front-heavy balance.  The sights were terrific, too. ::)

    It was not fun to shoot, and I just didn't like it.  I kept it for a while, then sold it.  Did okay selling, but it was sold to an FFL that screwed me down the road, so it still counts as a loss. :shrug
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    Re: September Holster contest!
    « Reply #5 on: September 12, 2016, 04:10:05 PM »
    Ruger P89 - The first autoloader I ever owned. Despite being a bit ammo sensitive it was a good gun but I just never bonded with it.

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    Re: September Holster contest!
    « Reply #6 on: September 12, 2016, 04:56:08 PM »
    for me it would have to be my mosin 91/30 i bought into the whole the mosin is the greatest cheap rifle ever thing that seams to crop up all over the interwebs  i still have it but it mostly collects dust in the back of the safe.
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    « Reply #7 on: September 12, 2016, 05:04:29 PM »
    for me it would have to be my mosin 91/30 i bought into the whole the mosin is the greatest cheap rifle ever thing that seams to crop up all over the interwebs  i still have it but it mostly collects dust in the back of the safe.

    At least it was under $100.  That's one of the few guns that you can probably sell for more than you bought it for.
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    « Reply #8 on: September 12, 2016, 05:10:43 PM »
    At least it was under $100.  That's one of the few guns that you can probably sell for more than you bought it for.

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    « Reply #9 on: September 12, 2016, 05:35:12 PM »
    from the late 80's, early 90's time frame. mine would be the S&W 645.  Thot it would be a great gun, but just, , , not right.   not a bad gun by any means, just, not what I wanted.   Traded it for a 4506 when one became available, basically same thing,  good gun, not a great gun. Solid steel boat anchor that just did not fit my hand, traded it for a Sig P220, which I still have today.
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    « Reply #10 on: September 12, 2016, 05:38:03 PM »
    FNH FNP-45, I loved that it was a large bore, hi-cap .45, black slide with tan frame.  The problem was the 14-rd mags it came with wouldn't reliably feed Winchester White Box 230gr FMJ (the rounds would get stuck in the bottom of the mag, like they were too long and binding up the spring).  I called FNH and they had me send back all my mags (two 14rd malfunctioning mags, and one 15rd that worked perfectly fine), and I was left with a single shot pistol with no mags for six weeks.  I had to bug FNH twice before they finally sent me 3-15rd mags.  By that time I was done with the gun and got rid of it.

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    « Reply #11 on: September 12, 2016, 07:14:50 PM »
            S&W 28 that I got here, not very long ago, in a trade with a standup member on here.

          Always thought they were nice looking, solid guns, with a  reputation for good accuracy.

         Sadly enough the one I purchased simply didn't hold up in the accuracy department, I ended up trading it off.    Too bad as everything else was wonderful, however it's replacement groups half of what it did.

        I'd try another one in the future, but that particular most-wanted gun didn't turn out that well.
     
     
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    « Reply #12 on: September 12, 2016, 08:05:57 PM »
    Walther PPK/S (Interarms) .380 stainless. Wow, what a good looking gun it was. Then I shot it. Well, shooting it was not a pleasant experience at all. And to top it off, I don't think I was ever able to get through one mag without a failure to feed of one type or another. It, to this day, is the only gun I've ever traded.


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    « Reply #13 on: September 12, 2016, 10:40:17 PM »
    Kimber Target II 10mm.  I bought this pistol, which is one of four I have ever got rid of, at a gun show with the knowledge that the owner had never been able to get it to run a full mag with out issues.  I had heard lots about the 10mm and Kimber so took a careful look at it and noticed that the mag had .40 stamped on it in very tiny markings.  I negotiated with the guy and got it for 40% of MSRP.  Stopped at one of the LGS on the way home, and bought three Wilson 10mm mags and never looked back.  I had no failures of any kind after it got dosed with Slipstream.  I never cared for the feel of the grip, the very nice checkering on the grip.  The sights were nice, and shot poa/poi, but it was so uncomfortable to shoot I never got consistent with it.  I kept it for almost 10 years, simply because I got it so cheap and it was a moderately hard to find model in a very hard to find caliber.  After buying two other 10mm and realizing that the G-29sf was easier for me to hit with, and more comfortable to shoot, I finally gave up on it and traded it for something else that I actually want and shoot.     
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    Re: September Holster contest!
    « Reply #14 on: September 12, 2016, 11:09:53 PM »
    A gun that I thought I'd love but have just never really warmed up to... that's a tough call. My first thought was my SIG-Sauer P232, but I don't know if that's fair because the gun turned out to be a lemon that I had problems with literally from the moment I bought it. If it hadn't been a lemon, I'm sure I would've loved it and would probably still own it today. Or maybe not, who knows? But since I didn't like the gun because it didn't work rather than just "because," I'm going to go with the gun that I traded the SIG in towards: my Springfield Armory 1911 Range Officer Compact in .45 ACP.

    Originally I was planning on getting an XD-S in 9mm, but decided I wanted a 1911 instead. Now the RO Compact is a good gun, don't get me wrong. Way more accurate than I am. Trigger is nice, but a bit on the heavy side for my taste. Balances very well, if a bit muzzle heavy. I don't particuarly care for the sights (Novak-style with a fiber-optic front) or the thin-profile grips the gun comes with, but those are easy fixes.

    My main peeve with the gun is the fact that it uses a bushingless bull barrel and a very heavy dual-stage captive-spring guide rod assembly. Combined, those two features make field stripping and reassembling the pistol a royal pain in the @$$. Specifically taking the slide off the frame and putting it back on. The pistol comes with a little doodad to hold the slide back for disassembly, but it's maybe a quarter inch too short, so the takedown notch on the slide doesn't line up with the tab (for want of a better word) on the slide stop. The end result is you almost need three hands to get the pistol apart.

    I took it out to the range this past weekend. First time I've shot it probably since I moved across the state (I've been shooting my CZ-75 almost exclusively). I forgot just how much I enjoyed shooting it. But I still can't decide whether I should keep it and change out the grips and sights to my preferences, or save up and trade it in towards a CCO-style 1911 with a traditional GI guide rod and barrel bushing setup. There was a Dan Wesson Valkyrie in the case at the shop, and I made the mistake of asking to hold it. Oh baby...
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    Re: September Holster contest!
    « Reply #15 on: September 12, 2016, 11:32:08 PM »
    Raptor, if you're selling that gun, let me know what your asking price is. It's not my intention to trade, I would write a cheque.

    This thread is a difficult one for me because I love all of my guns. But I'll admit that I have difficulty with my collector guns. I have a Mauser K98 that I've had that is in flawless condition, but I never shoot it. I also never shoot my premodel 10 and the same went for my Smith and Wesson model 28, which I ended up trading for that very same reason.

    My tastes seem to have evolved where if it's a handgun I can't pack, or a long gun that I can't "be mean to" in the field; then eventually I just stop using it. It's a sad state of affairs, because I really do love the historical guns. I need to take that model 10 to the range, cos I know I can pack it. I just need to get the ball rolling and then my flame for it will be lit again.
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    « Reply #16 on: September 13, 2016, 08:55:05 AM »
    .22LR  AR-15.   Unfortunately, I've never been able to get the damn thing to run reliably.  I initially bought it because I wanted to use it for Appleseed shooting,  but I gave up and just bought a 10/22.

    Oh, don't bother entering me in the contest either,  since I won last month I want to give someone else a chance to win. 


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    « Reply #17 on: September 13, 2016, 12:53:34 PM »
    UZI. Reliability personified, right? Nope. Great looker, fun to shoot, but when ATFE mandated the changes to the UZI Model B from the UZI Model A full auto model, one change was what was called the "three piece bolt". Mine was supposed to be lucky, having a serial number of mostly 7s, but I discovered it was the worst jammamatic I ever owned, wouldn't get through a single magazine without multiple jams. I could have left it with the solid submachinegun display fake barrel in it and gotten almost the same level of reliability. I sold it to a superstitious gun shop owner who wanted that "lucky" serial number. He is dead now. I'm thinking the luck was upside down.

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    « Reply #18 on: September 13, 2016, 12:58:29 PM »
    UZI. Reliability personified, right? Nope. Great looker, fun to shoot, but when ATFE mandated the changes to the UZI Model B from the UZI Model A full auto model, one change was what was called the "three piece bolt". Mine was supposed to be lucky, having a serial number of mostly 7s, but I discovered it was the worst jammamatic I ever owned, wouldn't get through a single magazine without multiple jams. I could have left it with the solid submachinegun display fake barrel in it and gotten almost the same level of reliability. I sold it to a superstitious gun shop owner who wanted that "lucky" serial number. He is dead now. I'm thinking the luck was upside down.

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    Do we forget that cops were primarily still using 6 Shot Revolvers well through the mid 80's? It wasn't until after 1986 that most departments then relented and went to autos.
    Capacity wasn't really an issue then... and honestly really it's not even an issue now.
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    Re: September Holster contest!
    « Reply #19 on: September 13, 2016, 06:26:48 PM »
    Raptor, if you're selling that gun, let me know what your asking price is. It's not my intention to trade, I would write a cheque.

    If/when I do decide to sell it, you've got first dibs.
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    « Reply #20 on: September 13, 2016, 06:32:57 PM »
    FNH FNP-45, I loved that it was a large bore, hi-cap .45, black slide with tan frame.  The problem was the 14-rd mags it came with wouldn't reliably feed Winchester White Box 230gr FMJ (the rounds would get stuck in the bottom of the mag, like they were too long and binding up the spring).  I called FNH and they had me send back all my mags (two 14rd malfunctioning mags, and one 15rd that worked perfectly fine), and I was left with a single shot pistol with no mags for six weeks.  I had to bug FNH twice before they finally sent me 3-15rd mags.  By that time I was done with the gun and got rid of it.

    I'm surprised you had this issue.  I love my FNX Tactical. Essentially same gun.
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    « Reply #21 on: September 13, 2016, 07:00:16 PM »
    I think it would be the Browning Hi Power in 40.  I bought it during the AWB to replace the Ruger P89 with the vague trigger.  I had always wanted a BHP, and it was when the 40 was the new darling of the handgun writers.  It has a decent, if heavy trigger, accurate enough, reliable as hell, and it just doesn't do it for me.  The heavier slide changes the near perfect balance of the 9mm model, the spring weight makes it hard to rack and reassemble, and the recoil is too sharp for my taste.  I should sell it off and find a Mk II to replace it, because I never shoot it anymore.
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    « Reply #22 on: September 14, 2016, 01:14:42 AM »
    I'll have to second Grant's nomination of the S&W Model 28 "Highway Patrolman" .    Nice revolver in terms of fit and finish and mine is even reasonably accurate compared to his experience but the thing is just a freakin' load to pack around.  Load it up with 180 grain Federals and a reload, then spend the day walking around with it on your belt and you'll either be looking for a shoulder rig, an across the chest rig or another gun eventually.   I bought it because the damned thing just oozes old school cool but infatuation has its limits.   :bash
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    « Reply #23 on: September 14, 2016, 08:20:04 PM »
    Colt Gold Cup, bought in the early 80's, when Colt still believed that QC was optional.  Fought that thing for 6 months, trying to get it to run ANYTHING with some degree of reliability.  No luck.  It wouldn't run hardball reliably.  Sent it back to Colt twice, with a distinct lack of success.  Wound up selling it for what I had in it, to an incurable optimist.  He had to send it to Cylinder and Slide, who finally got it to work, but the gunsmithing cost more than the gun did. 
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    « Reply #24 on: September 15, 2016, 11:30:15 AM »
    BLR Lightning takedown.

    I have an older model 81 in 308 that was my preferred hunting rifle for years.  I bought a new Lightning takedown thinking it would be just as lovable but found it awkward and uncomfortable to shoot.  The LOP was too long and the trigger reach was a little too far for comfort.  After a couple of years of trying to get used to it, I just sold it.

    I still like the steel receiver Model 81.  It is on the list of rifles I will not sell unless I really need the money for groceries or medical bills.
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