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41mag said:
:laugh: hope the cows weren't home!
No, it was out going. :)

I had a 50 foot range in the barn.
That Tec 9 would go FA and before I could get my finger off the trigger it climbed above the backstop and put a couple rounds through the wall, several times.
Lucky, at the time there was just a big field out back.

I sent it to Intertec twice.
The second time I told them if it goes FA when I get it back I'm going to send it to the BATF and Intertec can explain to them why they are selling FA weapons.

Intertec sent me a new gun and I sold it without firing it.

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OK, I have another one.

The Colt Python, including the Colt company.

Before you form a lynch mob let me tell you why the Python is on my POS list.

My wife bought the Python for me at a time we were right hard up for money.
She spent more than we had ever paid for a gun but the Python was worth it, right?

The short version.

I found it was shaving lead when fired.
The cylinder wasn't always lining up with the barrel.
If the hammer wasn't pulled back fast, or there was a LITTLE drag on the cylinder, like a high primer or being dirty from a bit of shooting, the cylinder wouldn't rotate far enough to lock up and align with the barrel.

Probably a new "hand" would fix the problem. Colt would not sell me one.

I took the gun to the local Colt approved gunsmith.
He said, Yes it's dangerous and I'll contact Colt and fix it.
When I picked it up he had done nothing. He said Colt says there's nothing wrong with it.
I pointed out to the "butt head" that he's "expert" opinion, a few days earlier, was that the gun was dangerous and now he's got the nerve to say there's nothing wrong with it.
The conversation went down hill from there.:angry:

Later I talked to a Colt rep who offered personally to take the gun to get it fixed.
He also said it was dangerous.
He returned the gun unrepaired and said the Colt gunsmith said there's nothing wrong with the gun.
I also pointed out to him that he had said the gun is dangerous.
His answer was, "What can I say, I work for Colt".

The store where I bought the gun, had gotten in 5 more Pythons.
I showed them my problem and checked the other 5 by LIGHTLY laying my finger on the cylinders as I pulled the hammer back.
3 out of 5 failed to lock up.
The salesman said, That's dangerous.
(where had I heard that before:rolleyes: )

I sold the gun to a co-worker (big $$ loss) after explaining the problem and telling him I would not buy this gun, but he just had to have a (cheap) Python.

Now I don't even look at ANY Colts at the gun shows :mad:

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I know what the Colt trigger is suposed to do.
But the fact is it wasn't doing it and cylinder was not locked when the hammer was back and many times when the trigger was pulled it was so out of alignment it was shaving the bullet.

I didn't want to make my post too long going into too much detail.

Bottom line is, with all the quality wheel guns on the market I don't want one that doesn't have the cylinder locked when the hammer is cocked.

Then to I was very disapointed with the Python's accuracy. My $175 Ruger Security Six was much more accurate.
That was one of the things that got me looking closely at the Python and seeing the shaving bullet thing.

Of course I'm not saying all Pythons are crap.
Just that I'll never buy another one.:)

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OK, you have a deal, if anyone gives me one you've got it.:)

I agree making a judgement call based on one or two examples of a gun doesn't mean much.

The Charter Arms for instance.
I had a 44 Bulldog that was a good gun. I had no problems with it.
I didn't especially want to get rid of it but I sold it to a friend at work for his wife.
She liked the little 44:eek:

They split up and the wife got custody of the gun:D
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