I had a thread earlier on this but wanted to start a new one. What would you do ( I want your advise) if you bought a new S&W 460 revolver from Gander Mtn. You shoot two boxes of Hornady 460’s a box of 454’s and a box of 45 long colts. The whole time you would shoot it, it would miss fire every 8th round or so, so you take it back to Gander Mtn and the gunsmith takes it in back to test fire it and tells you that the dam thing has a hell of a lot of blow back hitting your face. He even had a burn mark on his face. I thought it was an inherent thing from the 460 cartridge. He notes that too and sends it to Smith and Wesson. They replace the hammer and Cylinder and state the timing was off.
Now I’m happy and we buy a box of Hornady 460’s for the next time we go to the range. We fill the gun with the Hornady 460 with witnesses around. We are at the outdoor pistol range and I shoot it once (about all I can handle) and hand it over to my son. He shoots the rest (4 rounds) and comes back to the table. We were in disbelief when we saw this hole in the barrel.
We tried to figure out when it happen and asked the others if every blast they heard from the gun was the same and all said the same. No difference. I have heard a squib before and was able to tell the person to ceasefire and I have seen pictures of gun blown up by a squib but never saw this before and each fired round was the same. With a 460 it is hard not to notice. Now I hit the target that was 20 feet away and my son did not hit a thing. He is an outstanding shooter much better than me so I think it happen when I shot it.
I send it back to S&W stating what happen and that I’m afraid to shoot that gun again. I was hoping that they would send me a new once with an apology for all the hassle that gun put me through.
Now they want me to pay over 300 dollars. I’m getting ready to call them but want to get advice and cool down from my anger. If I pay to have it fixed I end up with a gun I’m afraid to shoot and one I would not sell to others because of the history of the gun.
I want a brand new one. If they won’t then I want to ask for my pistol back and post on a website that I will put together what I have been through with this pistol with pictures. I also will rent a table at the gun shows here in NE Texas to show off the gun and tell my story. I have plenty of time on my hands. Also I will be posting on all the gun forum I know and that right there is over a million people. I will be out of 1100 dollars but what the Hell. I don’t know if I can take them to small claims but if I can I will. I refuse to use a lawyer because I have paid over 100k to them last year for services (business related)
What would you do in if you were in my place?
Would you want the pistol with the history it has??
Would you sell it to a friend and not tell them the history?
PS I might be selling all my S&W but don't let that get in your way on giving me advice.
I hit the edit button I can't tell you how mad I am. Right now I own 11 S&W firearms and over the years have bought close to 40 and I have given away to close friends 8 S&W firearms and they treat you like dirt.