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Dumbest SIG magazine ad

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by Zerstoerer, Jul 31, 2009.

  1. Zerstoerer

    Zerstoerer Well-Known Member

    …they show the new SIG P238 with no mention of caliber or anything.

    It is a 6 + 1 .380ACP and it is barely out and there is already a recall going on for it.
  2. cchris

    cchris Well-Known Member

  3. David E

    David E Well-Known Member

    Not as stupid as the HK catalog page/ad that had the ammo inserted into the magazine BACKWARDS
  4. gudel

    gudel Well-Known Member

    I think the HK ad was photoshop. nobody was stupid enough to put the ammo backwards.
  5. David E

    David E Well-Known Member

    Odd they should photo-shop their CATALOG picture and distribute 1000's of them, eh ?

    (I'd bet the photographer was stupid enough to put the ammo in backwards, and apparently no one who ok'd the pics for print didn't know enough to catch it)
  6. seanie!

    seanie! Well-Known Member

    Are you talking about the ad for the gun that weighs under a pound, where it's on the scale?
  7. jad0110

    jad0110 Well-Known Member

  8. Girodin

    Girodin Well-Known Member

    What is the recall on the sig p238 about? I haven't heard of it previously.

    *Never mind I saw the sticky
    Last edited: Aug 1, 2009
  9. rainbowbob

    rainbowbob Well-Known Member

    I didn't think that was even possible until I saw the evidence provided by jad0110. It's hard to imagine that photo wasn't reviewed by a pair of eyes that had actually loaded a mag before putting it into print.
  10. Vern Humphrey

    Vern Humphrey Well-Known Member

    The RAH 66 Commanche team distributed a poster showning the RAH 66 engaging an enemy armored column. The helicopter was launching an anti-tank missile at a Russian tank. In the column, right behind that tank was a ZPU-4 anti-aircraft system!!:what:

    Very poor target selection skills!!;)
  11. Acera

    Acera Well-Known Member

    gudel wrote:
    1st is was not photo-shopped.

    2nd you underestimate how stupid some people can be.
  12. cchris

    cchris Well-Known Member

  13. atomd

    atomd Well-Known Member

    Every time I see that HK ad it makes me smile. Gotta love it. I can't believe that got to the point where it went into print. Hilarious.
  14. cratti

    cratti Well-Known Member

    If that HK ad is a photoshop I'd love to meet the person talented enough to make that...
  15. Easy public relations to claim it is a "joke" after the fact, to avoid admitting it was a goof.........
  16. Acera

    Acera Well-Known Member

    SharpsDressedMan. I don't think the original HK ad has ever been called a joke by the company or it's representatives. They actually f'd up that ad, and did not catch it until it was too late.

    A lot of people have copied their mistake as a joke. That is what is in cchris's link.

    SharpsDressedMan did you follow that link to the bottom of the page? Or did you just post based on the following comment from someone who had followed the link, and had the knowledge of what was being discussed?
  17. Double Naught Spy

    Double Naught Spy Sus Venator

    What makes it a dumb ad? The ad sounds fine.
  18. gofast

    gofast Member

    I thought it was a poor ad because my first question was "what caliber?" I searched the entire page and found no mention of any specifics.
  19. bonedust

    bonedust Well-Known Member

    the 'joke' is post-add running is magazines worldwide. HK owners post pics of their guns with the ammo backwards to try and cover HK major blunder.
  20. Baneblade

    Baneblade Well-Known Member

    Wow, that was awesome. Jad0110, thanks. That made my day. I almost think that is too obvious to be a mistake. There must be a couple of disgruntled employees in the works for that to be pulled off.

    That or someone got a few high fives and free beer for pulling off an awesome prank... right before quiting.

    Perhaps the Sig ad isn't so dumb. I imagine that most of us who saw the ad recognized what we were looking at, and then asked ourselves if we needed it.
    Do I need it. No.
    Do I want it. Yes.
    Am I willing to buy it right now. No. I'll wait until next year.

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