Your favorite manufacturer...

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by 95sniper, Feb 10, 2013.

  1. 95sniper

    95sniper New Member

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    What is your favorite gun manufacturer? If you cant just pick one, leave a list and explain why you like them.
     
  2. ScottA

    ScottA FAA licensed bugsmasher Lifetime Supporter

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    I guess if it is judged by the most guns in my collection, it would be Ruger. Never intended it to be that.

    I really like Smith & Wesson's story (I have 2 of them). Taken over by a bunch of socialists bent on holding the rest of the industry hostage. But then the company was rescued by the rest of the industry by use of a poison pill.

    But i have to pick Springfield as my favorite since they are my hometown boys.
     

  3. BeyondTheBox

    BeyondTheBox New Member

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    Star, best value/quality blend there ever was. Too bad they're now out of business and extremely hard to find parts for. I'd have almost everything they produced of it weren't for that.

    If we're talking current production manufacturers... probably going to be Bersa or S&W, with a very close Taurus and Ruger!
     
  4. sputnik1988

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    I'm a big fan of Beretta, probably my favorite. I've only owned one but you couldn't make it jam.

    Every one of my guns is made by a different manufacturer, so I guess I like em all:D
     
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  5. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    I've not been around the block enough to really judge anything like this. I like my two Rugers. I like them A LOT. But that Sig...........there's just something about that Sig.........[​IMG]
     
  6. gearhead396

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    I love ruger everyone of their semi auto pistols I love I'm mainly in to semi auto handguns I have has better luck with them than any other handgun i don't know about their rifles also have a 357 mag by ruger that is so beautiful I just like to look at :)
     
  7. Fathead00

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    Mine would have to be every gun manufacturer I buy!!:D. If it is quantity then it is Ruger. I don't have a favorite because I buy what I want and not by company.;)
     
  8. drvsafe

    drvsafe New Member

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    I suppose I have a pair or SIGs and a pair of Berettas for a reason. :)
     
  9. nitestalker

    nitestalker New Member

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    Browning, CZ, Colt, Ruger, Sharps, S&W, Winchester. Milsurp, mostly Lugers and Mausers Garands and Spflds.:)
     
  10. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    Convince me..............:D
     
  11. DFlynt

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    1. Ruger, I've had my Mini 14 for 30+ years now and it's been solid and reliable for all that time. Had a 10/22 for 34 years and it was very reliable, one of the saddest days of my life when I had to sell it.

    2. Colt, owned 2 Combat Commanders (at different times), really love the Commander would love to get a replacement.

    3. Savage, they build a nice rifle, I had one and it was capable of shooting far better than I could.
     
  12. nitestalker

    nitestalker New Member

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    The Colt 1911 102 years of service. It remains the choice of knowledgeable handgun owners.:)
     

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  13. HockaLouis

    HockaLouis New Member

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    Apparently my favorite (not handguns but overall) are custom gun makers, one in particular, but commercially it has to be Browning. Boy do they orchestrate some nice arms!
     
  14. 7point62

    7point62 Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Probably have to be Ruger...because of the quality, price and ergonomics. Haven't met a Ruger yet that doesn't feel good to hold or shoot. Also Springfield Armory...Barrett...Sig...FN...and of course the Colt 1911A1
     
  15. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    1st place: Tie, SIG, FNH, Colt, Anschutz. S&W (revolvers)

    2ND: HK, Glock, Beretta , Remington, Benelli, CZ, S&W (autos)

    3rd: Norinco, Ruger, Savage, etc.
     
  16. eatmydust

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    There's just something special about a Smith & Wesson .357 Combat Magnum Revolver (in my case, Model 19-3, born December 16, 1970).
     
  17. Trez

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    1. International Harvester.... HA! :D (Made M1 Garands)

    2. Phillips & Rogers... Multi-caliber pistols and rifles.. 'Nuff said.. :p
     
  18. Bob Wright

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    The majority of my guns are Rugers. But all of my Rugers have had cosmetic changes made to suit me, so they have never produced what would be my favorite gun right out of the box.

    The only one that has done that is Uberti. I have threee Ubertis all of which are box stock.

    Colt may be onto something, if I ever see one and get my hands on one, the New Frontier in .44 Special. And, Colt does have an unsurpassed .45 Auto pistol.

    Bob Wright
     
  19. Bob Wright

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    So did Winchester, Harrington & Richardson, and the real Springfield Arsenal! (Note the upstart in Illinois)

    Bob Wright