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Old 09-12-2013, 01:17 PM   #11
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let's see.

1. anything quality made.
2. anything with inherent accuracy.
3. anything with lots of aftermaket support in parts and accessories.
4. anything priced at what it's worth to me.
5. anything that captures my attention.
Agree with this list.


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1. Vintage Smith and Wesson Revolvers. While I love their wheelguns, never cared for their automatics except for model 41; don't like the new Smiths with the internal lock/safety.

2. Ruger. On pistols alone they would be a close number three, but when you throw in their rifles, that bumps them up a notch.

3. Colt.

4. Browning. For the Hi Power and the A5 shotgun.

5. Remington.

Now, I have shot a lot more makes of handguns than rifles, so I'm having to go by with what I've shot.



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I have to go with S&W and Colt tied for #1 for all their fine revolvers, semiautos and ARs. Then Remington #3 for all they've done in the past, you just can't ignore their shotguns either.

Also you can't ignore what Glock has done to transform the handgun market over the last few decades, #4.

Now it gets tough, I want to go Marlin for #5 for their amazing rifles over the years. But really it's a tie with Winchester, Ruger and a dozen other makes. Actually there are too many great manufacturers to limit the list to five.

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Ruger

CZ

Sig

Benelli

Beretta

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For rifles:

Mauser, Steyr, Sako, Weatherby, Browning.

If I could have any rifle, it would be the new Mauser M-12

http://us.mauser-m12.com/m12-features-technical-specifications/

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1. CZ
2. Ruger - revolvers only
3. Taurus/Rossi - revolvers only
4. NAA
5. Browning
These are some of the ones I own. good luck

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1. S&W
2. Ruger
3. Colt
3. Fn
4. Savage
5. Henry

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Sako, Sig Sauer, Pre-64 Winchester, Smith&Wesson, Browning. I'd squeeze in FN as a 6th.

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Default Top 5 Firearms Companies

1.Accuracy International makers of the AIAW
2.Sako their Tikka line and TRG 22
3.SIG especially their early West German pistols, PE 57 and AMT
4.Noveske
5.LMT & LWRC

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What is a real shame is companies that were bought, and then the name dissapears from History. Berretta has done this with Husqvarna, HVA.

Rifles and handguns are 2 seperate lists.

Rifles:
Husqvarna/HVA
FN
Mauser
Howa
CZ No specific order.

Handguns:
Sig Sauer
Wilson Combat
S&W (wheelguns)
H&R 9 shot .22's, Just love 'em
Pretty much any 1911.



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