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Thoughts on ljutic

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by threedeuces, Apr 12, 2013.

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  1. threedeuces

    threedeuces TS Member

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    Was looking for info and thoughts on a ljutic one touch mono. Been thinking of going that direction and would like to here all the pros and cons.
    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Limpy100

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    Sstg; I have 2friendsthat shoot them and love them. The onlything is I find the resale value is very poor and no one I talk to knows why.
     
  3. SPACE GUN

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    The most underated trap gun EVER! One down side the bluing wears off real easy, I would go with stainless steel.
     
  4. Gulfstream

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    Unmatched quality for the money!
     
  5. leadoff2

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    I have shot one for the last 10 years. Extremely reliable and tough as nails. Only four moving parts in the mono gun which leads to very few repairs. Only thing that I have done is replace the hammer spring and that should be done every 25-30 K rounds. Yes, the receiver bluing does wear but this is more of a tribute to the hardness of the steel in the gun rather than a fault. No rust has ever appeared where the bluing has worn. The only thing about a Ljutic is that there is a learning curve in order to be able to shoot it consistently. Once you get on to the gun, it is fantastic. Would not trade mine for any K gun or P gun out there. Good luck with your choice.

    Leadoff2
     
  6. k80bav

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    Deuces, I have a one touch I am thinking of selling. Send me your E mail address through PM and I will send some pictures.
     
  7. elinvar

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    I have several nice ones new and used to pick from- If interested I can send you a list of what I have.

    I have had about every trap gun made and I still like my Ljutic the best.
    Simple and reliable.

    Terry Jones
    Terry's Gun Vault
     
  8. mshep

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    I don't think you'll be disappointed. I bought a Stainless One Touch Mono last year after shooting a 391 for 10 years. It actually shoots softer than the Beretta. Great gun. I just need to get used to it. Scores are still about a target lower on average, but I've only put about 1200 rounds through it.
     
  9. rdland

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    As others have said, they take a little getting used to but once you do, you will crush targets. With minimal maintenace they will virtually last forever. I have several Ljutics and have never had one problem with any of them.

    One of them is a 70's vintage Dyna Trap. I do not know how many years ago Ljutic stopped making that model but I must have put a boxcar full of shells through it, posted a lot of great scores with it and it never had a hick-up. It is still going strong as my wife now shoots it alot and shoots it well.

    Like Leadoff mentioned, all I have ever done to my Ljutics is replace a few hammer springs and I was good to go. The design is extremely strong and simple. If parts are needed, customer service from Ljutic is outstanding.

    Some nice Ljutics come up regularly on this site at fair prices. I have personally dealt with Larry Prior who always seems to have a Ljutic or two for sale. He is great to deal with and offers a no fire return if you don't like it. I have also heard Sangamo Special (Terry's Gun Vault) always has some ljutics, is good to deal with and will give you a good gun. Sangamo Special and Larry Prior are regular posters on this site so you should have no trouble finding them.

    If you get one, have a little patience in getting used to it and you won't be disappointed.
































    Give it some time to get used to and you won't be disappointed.
     
  10. Sky Buster

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    Most trouble free trap gun made. Period!
     
  11. shot410ga

    shot410ga Well-Known Member

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    500,000+ rounds through a Ljutic Mono. Reblued once. Original parts with the exception of the springs and trigger pins. My great grand kid will probably be shooting it. Resale? Who cares about resale, there is no other gun I want.
     
  12. Chango2

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    Ljutic owners say: "I came here to shoot!"
     
  13. luvtrapguns

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    One charactistic you may find with the Mono Gun is the weight balance. Many find them to be heavy in front. I suggest you check out the Ljutic Pro-3. The Pro-3 was designed to be lighter in front than a MG so that it would swing more like the P-Guns. I have had several MGs and still have one from the mid 70's. Heavy in front and weighs 10 1/2 lbs. My gun of choice is a Pro-3 LTX. Designed and built to be lighter, yet it still weighs 9lbs 4 oz. Swings much faster yet still carries enough weight to not be wippy and has good follow thru charactistics. Perfect balance with equal weight in each hand. I have had at least eight Ljutics, two (both MGs) were special built to my specs. The Pro-3 is the only one I will never sell.

    The bluing on a Ljutic wears quickly because of the satin (non glossy) finish. This is basically a fine grit blast prior to bluing. With this type finish there are microscoptic peaks and low spots. When you handle the gun the bluing wears off the tip of the peaks much more quickly than if it were to be polished smooth prior to bluing.

    I found my Perfect Ljutic. And it only took 40 years of searching. Try before you buy. If it takes several thousand targets for an experienced shooter to adjust to a gun, that gun is probably not for you. Good luck, Marc
     
  14. birdogs

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    Great gun. No re-sale value.
     
  15. missemucho

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    The Dynokic has all the other Ljutic virtues plus even less recoil than the regular models. A buddy of mine has one for sale on here at a reasonable price: see the Ljutic Dynokic in "for sale" section. It's a great gun.
    John
     
  16. Kim Z.

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    The Ljutic Mono-Gun is a classic, high-quality American-made boutique firearm. They have the best feeling trigger I have experienced. Mine has a 2.6 lb. crisp trigger pull. The ergonomics and weight help contribute to a feeling of diminished recoil. Added to that, the grain and colour of the stock provides asthetic pleasure. I experience a psychological fun-factor; pride of shooting this object of art. Alas, there is cult-like brand loyalty and rivalry among competing shotgun owners. An analogy would be the tension between owners of Gibson vs. Fender guitars and Harley-Davidson vs. Indian motorcycles in years past. Some of my other shotguns, such as a 1973 "Y" Winchester Mdl. 12 and 1964 Browning Superposed, are proven classics. But I experience a passionate sense of satisfaction handling my Ljutic.
    Regardless, Ljutic and its rivals are financial investments that can be tangiblely enjoyed, unlike an asset held in a brokerage house database. Choose your gun as you would choose a mate. Sometimes we have to experience a few to recognize which ones are our soulmates.

    Kim Z.
     
  17. Rastoff

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    I don't find mine front heavy at all. I've been shooting it for 5 years now and will not sell it. I have the ultra rare Mono Gun ARS.
     
  18. Bill D.

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    I shoot a adjustable pro3. Best gun I ever shot. I don't worry about resale because I'll never sell it. In all honesty I had an issue with it today. About every 2nd or 3rd shot the adjustable rib would move. I don't know what that's all about and I don't see any way to tighten it so Mike at Ljutic will be getting a call on Monday. Ljutic's service is unsurpassed in my opinion.
     
  19. bossbasl

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    Find a Ljutic Mono in a variation that suits you, either fits you well or can easily be fitted, and you will have a trap single unmatched by anything else with a lifetime of near trouble free service. The detractors of Ljutic point to the low resale value. I don't have a clue about the reason for that; just use it to your advantage and find a gently used and cared for Ljutic and you virtually have no down-side depreciation to be concerned with. Can't say that for anything else in the same quality sphere (K-80, Perazzi, Kolar). As already mentioned the factory service is top rate (when rarely needed); give yourself time to learn to shoot with the Ljutic and you will never look back. Wishing you the best in your search. I know where a couple of Ljutics reside, but they are not for sale! Lyle
     
  20. Don Steele

    Don Steele Well-Known Member

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    Some shooters buy guns to enjoy for awhile, knowing that eventually they will want something different. There's nothing wrong with that. Some say it's part of their enjoyment of the sport. If you're one of those folks, don't buy a Ljutic. Pass'em by.
    For myself..I've been fortunate enough in my Trap career to have owned at least one(or more in some cases..)of pretty much every quality brand available. The one I finally settled on of course...is the Ljutic. Once you determine the model you like best, and get one that fits... The ONLY time you'll be sorry is when you try to sell it.
     
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