Originally Posted by bountyhunter
Whatever. Track S+W prices over the years and compare to Taurus. Track Browning HI-Power prices and compare to HP clones. The quality guns always go up over time, the prices are a matter of record. The others don't.
I am also philosophically opposed to buying a gun I don't consider to have quality I believe in.
then you are biased and narrowmided. just because it does not have the name S & W, Colt, Browning or Remington on it does not mean that it is inferior and lacking in quality. you are entitled to your opinion, but you will miss a lot of nice, quality firearms because you limit your choices and that is your right. agree that you have the right to your opinion, but i don't agree with your opinion. granted some name brand guns will more than likely hold or raise in value, but a lesser cost gun that performs like it should each and everytime, is accurate, durable and well made out of quality materials is nothing to laugh at. IMO, i believe that any item that is manmade is subject to failure, regardless of name or price. another point i will add, if a name brand pistol (Smith&Wesson) is neglected and abused, VS. a lower cost pistol (Taurus) that is taken care of and maintained, which would be wrth more and would you trust your life with?