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What handgun manufacturer will you not buy from?
« on: May 18, 2012, 08:39:39 AM »
Please vote in the poll and let us know :)

(I saw this on another forum - and over a year or more, it will be interesting to see the results)

I can't possibly list everything - and, many "junk" guns are no longer made - so, I excluded some brands - like Jennings, Llama and Raven, etc)

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Re: What handgun manufacturer will you not buy from?
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2012, 08:00:53 AM »
I voted. FYI.....Keltec is listed twice.

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Re: What handgun manufacturer will you not buy from?
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2012, 09:04:18 AM »
I voted. FYI.....Keltec is listed twice.

Thanks. Fixed it :)

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Re: What handgun manufacturer will you not buy from?
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2012, 11:41:20 AM »
Voted other as I'm sure there is some manufacturer that is so terrible but none on the list strike me that way.
Some on the list though would need to be an exceedingly good deal for me to consider at all.
Hi-Point is one I would likely never buy just because they are ucking-fugly but if I was broke and had no other guns I would feel ok buying one as they do seem to have a reputation for working.
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What handgun manufacturer will you not buy from?
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2012, 07:03:54 PM »
Apparently tapatalk doesn't list polls. Lol. I'll vote next time I get on my PC

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Re: What handgun manufacturer will you not buy from?
« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2012, 07:23:30 PM »
Well, its not only the junk gun - it may also be some gun you just will never buy...

I like Steyr AUGs. But, I absolutely do not care fo their pistols. So, I voted for them. But, that doesn't mean its a bad gun. I just don't like it...

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What handgun manufacturer will you not buy from?
« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2012, 08:35:28 PM »
I've been trying to teach myself to never say, "Never."

K ... edited 11/13 - I've developed an attitude about the quantity of money Kimber spends on marketing versus manufacturing.  It's not a dig against the guns - rather it is an observation that I would rather see 1) manufacturing brought home to USA, 2) higher quality materials, or 3) more enduring quality than the 3+ full page spreads in every gun rag I leaf through.  The marketing is expensive and IMO there is room for substantial improvements purchased with a portion of that budget.  If I ever own one - I'll bet it is purchased on the secondary market (used).
« Last Edit: November 14, 2013, 06:25:52 AM by dred »

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Re: What handgun manufacturer will you not buy from?
« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2012, 09:02:29 PM »
Some fool voted for Beretta  :scream3:

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Re: What handgun manufacturer will you not buy from?
« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2012, 10:46:03 PM »
Taurus, Chiappa, and Hi Point. 
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Re: What handgun manufacturer will you not buy from?
« Reply #9 on: May 19, 2012, 10:50:22 PM »
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Re: What handgun manufacturer will you not buy from?
« Reply #10 on: May 20, 2012, 12:46:05 AM »
While a lot of these manufacturers on the list rank " highly unlikely to purchase" to me, there is only one that stands out as being "NEVER" and that is Chiappa. I read something on thefirearmblog a while back about them supporting installing rfid chips or some form of tracking into their weapons. I will never support them...and this goes for ANY firearms manufacturer who thinks rfid/tracking is a great idea.

http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2011/07/29/chiappa-adding-rfid-chips-to-their-guns-mks-suggests-concerned-consumers-wrap-the-revolver-and-their-head-in-aluminum-foil/

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Re: What handgun manufacturer will you not buy from?
« Reply #11 on: May 20, 2012, 07:32:47 AM »
While a lot of these manufacturers on the list rank " highly unlikely to purchase" to me, there is only one that stands out as being "NEVER" and that is Chiappa. I read something on thefirearmblog a while back about them supporting installing rfid chips or some form of tracking into their weapons. I will never support them...and this goes for ANY firearms manufacturer who thinks rfid/tracking is a great idea.

http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2011/07/29/chiappa-adding-rfid-chips-to-their-guns-mks-suggests-concerned-consumers-wrap-the-revolver-and-their-head-in-aluminum-foil/

You do know that HK and Walther does this too.

I would take the chip out, but the myth that it tracks round count as its being fired is not true. That can be manually be put into there with a computer accessing the chip. Some people think the chip ACTS like a computer, and it doesn't.

However, I hear ya - it makes some people uncomfortable. But, other companies use this chip too

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Re: What handgun manufacturer will you not buy from?
« Reply #12 on: May 20, 2012, 07:58:47 AM »
Some fool voted for Beretta  :scream3:
Three fools voted for Glock.  :facepalm:

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Re: What handgun manufacturer will you not buy from?
« Reply #13 on: May 20, 2012, 08:07:25 AM »
I did not know HK and Walther does it, but that would be a deal breaker for me. It isn't the round tracking that concerns me, and I don't mean to go too far off-topic but I'm just anti-anything that involves tracking/recognition/registration in any way. What little conspiracy theorist is in me...I say even if the RFIDs are harmless, I still think it can lead to precedence for would-be gun registration proponents. Co-mingling electronic technology with mechanical technology seems to be inevitable but I guess while I still have choices, I will choose those without electronic technology inside.
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Re: What handgun manufacturer will you not buy from?
« Reply #14 on: May 20, 2012, 08:13:27 AM »
Well, on most of the guns, if you take the backstrap off, you can remove the chip.

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Re: What handgun manufacturer will you not buy from?
« Reply #15 on: May 20, 2012, 08:19:55 AM »
Some fool voted for Beretta  :scream3:

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Re: What handgun manufacturer will you not buy from?
« Reply #16 on: May 20, 2012, 08:28:35 AM »
Some fool voted for Beretta  :scream3:
Three fools voted for Glock.  :facepalm:



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Re: What handgun manufacturer will you not buy from?
« Reply #17 on: May 20, 2012, 02:27:17 PM »
I said Kimber just because i think they are over priced and there are many other 1911s that i would buy even if kimber was cheaper. That being said there is not a gun on this earth that i would be disappointing if somebody gave me for free. There are just guns that would be a better buy.
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Re: What handgun manufacturer will you not buy from?
« Reply #18 on: May 20, 2012, 05:00:04 PM »
I said Kimber just because i think they are over priced and there are many other 1911s that i would buy even if kimber was cheaper. That being said there is not a gun on this earth that i would be disappointing if somebody gave me for free. There are just guns that would be a better buy.
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Re: What handgun manufacturer will you not buy from?
« Reply #19 on: May 20, 2012, 05:06:52 PM »
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That being said there is not a gun on this earth that i would be disappointing if somebody gave me for free.

Well, that wasn't the poll question  :thumbsup1: