Originally Posted by NGIB
The link you posted to Gunweek doesn't work. Personally, I never put any stock in gun magazine reviews as they make their money from advertisers. Never forget that with guns as with anything else - you get what you pay for.
Even though it's only $300 - I'd do a lot of research on this one...
Sorry about that link,but it seems to work for me-anyone else have any trouble with it?
Heres another magazine review-A Hard Look At The Arcus Pistol
I highly doubt Arcus is paying them all to do favorable reviews....but on that note,I have a friend who has one.It probably isnt fair that I failed to mention this in the original post,but I've shot it and it was one of those 'gems'.I really liked it.
What Arcus did was simply clone an already outstanding design,they tweaked it a bit-but so far the Arcus is getting good reviews from everywhere I've read about them.
In the article that the link you cant use points to,it mentions "that Arcus is fully certified under ISO 9001-2000 and NATO AQAP 2110 quality standards."
I dont really know what that means,but if its good enough for the military,its certainly good enough for me.
But you know what-I hate that saying "you get what you pay for".
Anyone whos ever bought tennis shoes knows better.
You can pay thru the nose for the 200 dollar nikes with some athletes endorsement,or you can buy the 50 dollar sports brand that doesn't try to sell shoes for 20 times their worth by justifying the extra cost with a name brand and some guys signature.(And maybe even a silly little air pump thingy on the tongue-remember those?)
And both pairs always tend to last the same........
Also,anyone whos ever bought a good milsurp firearm can testify that this sentiment is just as sound in the 'gun world'.
For example-I paid less than 100 bucks for a Mosin Nagant M44 carbine -all matching numbers,excellent bore,beautiful stock,smooth action (as far as Mosins go);vintage 1946 or so- I paid more for the long eye relief pistol scope than the rifle(!)-and I have a decent 'poor mans' scout rifle' that pretty much fits the bill Jeff Cooper wrote for the 'scout' concept in all but maybe 1 item-heavier than a 'true' scout rifle,cause I kept the original stock.
I paid maybe 300 bucks.
Its functional,reliable,and accurate.
How much is that Steyr Scout?
How much is a Makarov compared to a Walther PPK?
I'm not bashing on anyones preferences here-but sometimes cost does not equal quality.
I'll most certainly do careful thinking before I go off and spend $300 bucks on something,but ao far I believe Arcus is a good deal......