For Those Who Are Brand Loyal...


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Dynasty
October 8, 2008, 11:29 AM
For those of you who are brand loyal, what exactly made you loyal to that brand? What made you loyal to Glock, Beretta, Sig, Springfield, S&W, Ruger, etc? Maybe some interesting stories will be shared.

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Disaster
October 8, 2008, 11:39 AM
Excellent reliability and good customer service...in that order. HK has been particularly impressive on the first one (but not the second) and S&W has been pretty good on the first, and amazing on the second.

dsw3131
October 8, 2008, 11:42 AM
Springfield because of reliability and quality. I've yet to use their customer service, but I hear good things.

The Lone Haranguer
October 8, 2008, 11:43 AM
My loyalty is fickle. ;)

benderx4
October 8, 2008, 11:47 AM
HK

Their customer service can be a bit sparodic, but it is seldom required. The weapons reek of quality, accuracy, and reliability. German engineering at its best.

Seecamp

What other company allows you to email/message their CEO to ask him questions personally? Top notch gun, top notch service!

benderx4
October 8, 2008, 11:50 AM
HK

Their customer service can be a bit sparodic, but it is seldom required. The weapons reek of quality, accuracy, and reliability. German engineering at its best.

Seecamp

What other company allows you to email/message their CEO to ask him questions personally? Top notch gun, top notch service!

P.S. Sorry for the double post, computer hiccup!

Deanimator
October 8, 2008, 11:52 AM
I've got two Glocks and after some minor upgrades and tweeks, I absolutely trust my life to them. They worked perfectly well before the modifications. They just work even better specifically for ME now.

Phil DeGraves
October 8, 2008, 12:32 PM
S&W. They have been great, both reliability and service. But I also own Colts, Kimbers, Rugers, Brownings, FNs, Berettas, Marlins, Winchesters, etc.

possum_128
October 8, 2008, 12:36 PM
I own many different brands. Some brands out there I will swear by, others I will swear at. Not loyal to any one brand. I love most of them in one way or another. Although, However my most carried gun is my Glock. But I own only one Glock and have doubles of other brands.

possum
October 8, 2008, 12:43 PM
i am a springfield armory loyalist. i have 2 xd's and the Mc Operator, they have all been great and they run like champs. I did have an issue at one time with one of my xd's, not a problem i called sa and they squared me away in a giid amount of time and did more that i though they would. sa makes great reliable, accurate weapons, and they back thier products up for life.

Schofield3
October 8, 2008, 12:44 PM
S&W

:D:D

Treo
October 8, 2008, 12:46 PM
CZ
Quality, reliablity, customer service is great. If you send a gun in for a warranty job they tend to throw in extras for free

armoredman
October 8, 2008, 12:57 PM
CZ. The people at CZ-USA rock, the product is perfect for me, and are the most reliable, accurate and dependable firearms I have owned yet.
My wife seems to share my sentiments...
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b13/armoredman/Brandloyalty.jpg

crebralfix
October 8, 2008, 01:00 PM
SIG: Great gun, great customer service

Glock: Great gun, never needed their service since the guns are so easy to work on.

S&W revolvers: Great gun, great customer service

glockman19
October 8, 2008, 01:07 PM
I stick with:

Glock in 9mm
Hk & Sig in .40
Springfield, Colt, Kimber, Les Baer 1911's in .45
REvolvers I stick with Ruger S&W. Colt and Beretta for SA revolvers.

Why loyalty to these companies?

Becaues of Excellent product and customer service.

Also, I think they are best of breed in each catagory.

weisse52
October 8, 2008, 01:08 PM
Colt, and to a lesser degree S&W. I grew up during the 50's and 60's. Read all the gun magazines of the day. These where the top brands and the top quality. Colt for auto pistols and Smith for revolvers.
I have tried numerous brands over the years, but nothing has ever felt as right as these two. They are what I have confidence in, so they are what I carry and keep.

phrozenlikwid
October 8, 2008, 02:46 PM
I'm not "brand loyal" per se, I just stick to what works for me.

That used to be Sigs, but most of those have since been replaced by CZ's. While I have no qualms with CZ as a company, that's certainly not the reason I buy their pistols. I just shoot them well, and at the moment they are the best I've found for my needs. If something better comes along, I'll likely switch.

Rexster
October 8, 2008, 03:20 PM
I choose my weapons first because I have good results with practical accuracy and reliability. If those are good, then fit, finish, and customer support come into play. I am not a "fanboy" for any brand, but will be enthusiastic about something that works well in my hands, and is reliable, so that will guide subsequent purchases, but each individual weapon must prove itself.

NonConformist
October 8, 2008, 03:23 PM
For me it was HK. I despise their politics and picking and choosing which guns we 'should' have from them my USP has digested thousands and thousands and thousands of rounds and its never jammed, FTF or anything

I ended up buying the New HK45 and though its had far fewer rounds through it its benn 100% too

foghornl
October 8, 2008, 03:27 PM
Depends on the type of gun...

.22LR and/or .22Mag..Have 3 Rugers & 1 Marlin
Shotguns Mossberg
SA Revolvers Ruger
Centerfire Rifle No Preference
Centerfire pistols 2 Springfiled 1911's and a Ruger P-90
Lever gun Marlin

searcher451
October 8, 2008, 06:44 PM
Walther's tag line says it all, and has for years: Nothing but the best for the best.

Of course, I feel pretty good about the Rugers that I own as well. :)

And I have a few Berettas that are nice guns, too ...

Doogy
October 8, 2008, 07:46 PM
Smith & Wesson and FN are both terrific in product and customer service

Breakdaddy
October 8, 2008, 07:55 PM
I'm very loyal to the Springfield brand because of out of 5 Springfield handguns I own or have owned, I have never once needed to test their customer service skills :)

mpmarty
October 8, 2008, 08:05 PM
I am not loyal to any particular brand. I buy guns that feel good in my hand and are chambered for what I consider adequate handgun calibers (10mm and 45acp). After buying one I wring it out with hundreds of rounds of various ammo from factory to handloads. If it is flawless I keep it. If not, I send it in ONCE to the mfg. and if that doesn't do it I sell the failure and move on. I've had very good luck with Springfield Armory, but then I've had very good luck with Taurus also. Go figure!

CZF
October 8, 2008, 08:48 PM
CZ, great people in Europe and Kansas City, fantastic products and customer service.

Besides, who else would name a gun because I told them to.
They wanted my input, and a few months later,.I was very surprised to see that they used my suggestion.

Like the Armoreds:) they are like my extended family.

I might own and experiment with other brands on the market, but CZ remains my favorite company.

http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb26/czrami/vacation/czbest06m.jpg


http://www.hunt101.com/data/500/15103kev527a.JPG

Hunter0924
October 8, 2008, 11:11 PM
My brand loyalty stems from first hand experience with that particular brand.
I will admit what I hear about them plays a small part in my opinion, if it is creditable information.

tinygnat219
October 8, 2008, 11:38 PM
S&W autos, 3rd Gen in particular. S&W Revolvers, 686 and J-Frames in particular.

Nagants. Hey, in continuous service since 1905 Russo-Japan War.

Lookn4Brass
October 9, 2008, 12:06 AM
Brands have never been an issue for me. Kinda like the way I vote: I look for what a candidate stands for, and that is how I vote. Not a party. Anyway, the brands that I have seen put out more consistent pistols are Beretta, Ruger, Springfield Armory, and of course Glock. I don't own a Glock anymore, because I don't enjoy shooting one. Just preference, that's all. I mainly use an old Springfield 1911 that I lovingly customized, and mostly likely will trade in one of my seldom used pistols this weekend for an XD service model or .45 compact as a carry gun, 'cause I like the way it points, and the grip is fairly thin for what it is. I don't particularly like the trigger, but found out there's a kit available to greatly change it. Soo... I'm game!

MICHAEL T
October 9, 2008, 12:17 AM
Colt, and to a lesser degree S&W. I grew up during the 50's and 60's. Read all the gun magazines of the day. These where the top brands and the top quality. Colt for auto pistols and Smith for revolvers.
I have tried numerous brands over the years, but nothing has ever felt as right as these two. They are what I have confidence in, so they are what I carry and keep.


+1 on above

igpoobah
October 9, 2008, 01:37 AM
Find something that works and stick with it.

MCgunner
October 9, 2008, 06:44 AM
I'm not "brand loyal". I have different brands. I seem to have more Rugers than anything else, though. I grew up in the 60s reading all the gun rags, too. I own one Smith and no Colts. :D

Lessee, off hand, Ruger, Smith and Wesson, Taurus, Kel Tec, Rossi, Grendel, NAA, and a few others and guess what? They all work.

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