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.
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
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.
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