Which companies "present" their guns to the customer best?


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breakingcontact
November 19, 2012, 12:01 AM
Packaging? Accessories? Good manuals?

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Dr_B
November 19, 2012, 01:07 AM
I like the cases Sig Sauer ships its guns in. Presentation is good, but accessories are lacking.

Inebriated
November 19, 2012, 02:50 AM
Springfield gives you a dang briefcase full of stuff.

CharlieDeltaJuliet
November 19, 2012, 09:53 AM
The best packaged and presented gun I have is my Bushmaster BA50. Just because of the Hurricane case and extras it came with. But for a normal pistol or rifle, I like Sig and S&W. both have nice cases and manuals etc..

bannockburn
November 19, 2012, 10:11 AM
I would have to say my CZ P-01 had the best overall presentation, mainly because it came with 2 extra magazines, a mag loader, and snap caps.

jem375
November 19, 2012, 10:32 AM
Springfield and Ruger

fanchisimo
November 19, 2012, 11:13 AM
I third the Springfield. My XDm came with a holster, the mags, a gun lock, a bore brush, two alternate backstraps, a mag holder, and what I think is supposed to be some kind of speed loader.

Ehtereon11B
November 19, 2012, 11:46 AM
As much as I hate to say it, Ruger has the worst packaging in my opinion. Always sounds like everything is sliding all over the place inside the box. Taurus is also pretty bad. They use the same size box for their K sized revolvers as their J sized.

I would say the best packaging are Springfield and Walther. They both line their cases with foam and plenty of accessories. I haven't bought any HK or Sig yet but expect them to be pretty good as well.

RFMan
November 19, 2012, 11:51 AM
Dan Wesson 1911s come in a very nice case, and even include a small vial of oil...

InkEd
November 19, 2012, 01:05 PM
Springfield Armory.

Skribs
November 19, 2012, 01:32 PM
I've bought Benelli, Ruger, Springfield, Mossberg, and S&W. Springfield is the only one that did not come in a cardboard box (but rather a nice plastic case), that came with TWO extra magazines instead of one extra (okay, the shotguns and revolver didn't come with spares, but the Ruger LCP only had one spare), and it is the only one that included extras beyond a couple ergo options and a lock (specifically, paddle holster, mag holster, and mag loader).

So, from my experience, I have to say Springfield Armory has the best package.

Nushif
November 19, 2012, 01:37 PM
I like the "less is more" approach, so I like Beretta. A mandatory lock, extra mag and a fitted case.

I don't like carrying suitcases. 8) So to me a box for a gun should be small and unobtrusive, but still cushioned.

esheato
November 19, 2012, 01:51 PM
I would never use half the crap they package and charge me for.

Give me the gun I ordered in a cardboard box and put my money into hand fitting and finish work any day. I've got holsters, mag pouches and enough cleaning gear to last me...

EDIT: Don't own a Springfield, but if I bought one, I'd give away everything but the gun. IMHO, Baer has got it right.

Skribs
November 19, 2012, 02:02 PM
esheato, that makes sense for people who are veterans to the shooting sports, but when I bought my Springfield it was my first gun. Having the magloader and holster was a huge plus for me.

esheato
November 19, 2012, 02:08 PM
Oh I understand that...personal preference is all.

LeonCarr
November 19, 2012, 02:19 PM
A buddy purchased a Barrett .50 a few years back and it included a .50 Caliber M2 Machine Gun Cleaning Kit dated 1945 :).

Just my .02,
LeonCarr

Fishslayer
November 19, 2012, 09:06 PM
I like the cases Sig Sauer ships its guns in.

Very robust cases. The best I've seen.

Bubbles
November 19, 2012, 09:28 PM
The high-end Italian shotgun makers do it right - Bosis, Franchi, etc. Velvet-lined leather cases, fine wood stocks, engraving to die for... just gorgeous.

Not something I'd every buy for myself, but the white gloves come out when they get transferred.

MaterDei
November 19, 2012, 09:33 PM
I've always been very fond of the 'presentation' that Kahr gives their guns.

http://www.fairfaxunderground.com/forum/file.php?40,file=29014,filename=20100614_095612841495_5.jpg

MachIVshooter
November 19, 2012, 09:36 PM
Tanfoglio; The elite witness pistols come in a really nice compartmented, velvet-lined hard case with accessories and a combo lock.

S&W autos came in simple but very functional cases with nicely cut out foam

Armalite AR-50. It came upright on a mini pallet, wrapped in plastic. Not exactly spectacular. It was the accessory that made me smile; In a little Armalite-labeled squeezy pouch was a pair of earplugs and a packet of aspirin.

intercooler
November 19, 2012, 09:44 PM
EAA changed the Match case recently. Saw a picture the other day and it looks like a black Pelican case with foam. The grey felt lined with combo cases are sweet (got two). They are cheaping out too!

Ruger cases suck. Springfield cases are pretty okay and my Dan Wesson case was pretty nice.

bannockburn
November 20, 2012, 07:03 AM
When I originally posted I was thinking primarily handgun cases. Now that I think about it I would have to say that my Franchi O/U shotgun had the best case and best presentation of any gun I have owned. Everything was held securely in place, thanks to all the foam padding, there were places to hold the various choke tubes and wrench which came with it, a small bottle of gun oil, and a storage area to hold other accessories as well.

r1derbike
November 20, 2012, 11:47 AM
Springfield. Even though the mag holder is useless, the paddle holster is right handed and the cable lock is cheap. The box is just awesome, however.

breakingcontact
November 20, 2012, 06:31 PM
They can all keep the lock and give me another mag. But I don't blame them for sending the locks.

foxtail207
November 20, 2012, 07:31 PM
Taurus does a good job also. The case is heavy duty and the accessories are adequate, even if the keys are useless to me. The manual is good, once you get past all the legal safety crap.

TennJed
November 20, 2012, 08:32 PM
I would have to say my CZ P-01 had the best overall presentation, mainly because it came with 2 extra magazines, a mag loader, and snap caps.
My CZ 83 came with 3 mags and speed loader

CraigC
November 21, 2012, 11:42 AM
My Merkel 280 was the most impressive. It came in a fitted leather, lined case. Then again, for $4000, you might expect some niceties. Though I've heard they stopped doing that in the last couple years.

USFA has always impressed me with their packaging. Unlike Colt's who send you a 140yr old design in a modern plastic case, USFA uses an old fashioned cardboard box with original type markings and a soft bag.

I need to take some pics of both.

BTNut
November 21, 2012, 12:17 PM
My vote goes to Springfield. I don't necessarily want all the stuff it comes with, but it sure is a nice all-around package.

sig228
November 21, 2012, 04:31 PM
Another +1 for Springfield

My XDs came in a sturdy foam padded "pelican-like" case suitable for air travel, along with an extra mag, an owb holster, a two mag holder, decent lock, extra fiber optic inserts, smaller grip insert and a cleaning brush! (plus instruction manual, etc.)

k_dawg
November 21, 2012, 06:09 PM
You are all not even CLOSE.

It would have to be Holland & Holland. It comes encased in a special edition Overfinch Range Rover!

http://www.blogcdn.com/www.autoblog.com/media/2009/09/rr_hh_of_lo_06.jpg

It even comes with a Self-replenishing drinks cabinet featuring Pol Roger champagne, The Balvenie single malt whisky, Hendrick's small-batch gin, Ivan the Terrible luxury vodka and Willow Spring Water from the Lake District.

buckhorn_cortez
November 21, 2012, 06:35 PM
My Les Baer 1911 came in a nice case..a brown cardboard box....

ApacheCoTodd
November 22, 2012, 01:22 PM
Just found this one. while bordering on "mall ninja" it is still well executed and clever...

MachIVshooter
November 22, 2012, 01:47 PM
But I don't blame them for sending the locks.

Well, that's good, because it's not their choice. It is required for handguns.

It would have to be Holland & Holland. It comes encased in a special edition Overfinch Range Rover!

When the gun comes with a free Range Rover, it's definitely out of the working man's budget.

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