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Anyone stuck on one gun company?

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by thefamcnaj, Aug 14, 2011.

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  1. thefamcnaj

    thefamcnaj Member

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    Hey guys, I was just going through my safe and got to thinking "besides my wifes charter arms pink lady all I own is glocks. Now I know what your thinking....and this isn't a Glock fan boy thread I'm starting here.
    I own 9 of them. I've owned: rugers, tauruses, h&k's, xdm's, and kel tecs. But in the end they were all either sold or traded to get a glock.
    My first pistol ever was a g27 and I instantly fell in love with it. Its what I learned to shoot with and 7,000 rounds later its malfunction free as well as all my glock models.
    If I purchase a non glock fire arm and take it to the range its almost like I'm hoping it has some sort of failure so I can say " Ugh its not a glock, got to go trade it". I also compare every gun I fondle and shoot with a glock. I trust my life to these weapons and they never give me a moments grief.
    I'm currently drooling over a p226 but I think " thats alot of money to spend for you to say its not a glock. I would lose money on that deal.
    Having said all that do any of you guys have one company whose guns you die hard by and find it hard to step out of the box and get something made by a different company.
    That one company that you are so loyall to that in your mind its the say all and end all? Just curious as to wheather anyone is in the same boat as myself.
     
  2. BIGBANG

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    For me it's Ruger. say what you want about Bill Sr. but his company produces fine guns, P89, GP100, SR9c, and 2 10-22's and never had a problem with any of them. I'm sold on Ruger and I can't wait till I can get the new SR 1911
     
  3. hardluk1

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    10 different brands here.
     
  4. jleyring

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    Multiple. Ruger, Bushmaster, Beretta, Sig, Remington.

    Im a big brand guy. I like to stick to a few. I will probably only shot Ruger Rifles. Pistols will switch. i plan on getting a Springfield Armory 1911
     
  5. fastbolt

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    Not anymore. Not for many years.

    Before I entered LE work I fancied myself an experienced and enthusiastic owner of Colt & Ruger handguns. Then I had to learn to use, if not like, S&W ... and then Walther, Glock, Sig, HK, Beretta, etc.

    I later became a LE firearms instructor, and then over the years also an armorer for several makes/types of firearms commonly seen as duty & off-duty weapons in LE work.

    Fast forward throughout my career and I've seen, or learned (from reliable sources with the armorer & instructor field) of all the makes/ models and calibers of revolvers and semiauto pistols experiencing stoppages, malfunctions or some type of failure while in-service. Sometimes in a range environment, and sometimes while being used in an actual deadly force encounter. (Whether or not you hear about it on the internet, or read about it in some magazine, things still happen in the real world. They just may not get reported in venues the common owner/shooter may be able to access.)

    Nowadays I look for good quality firearms made by reputable, experienced manufacturers. For guns which will see use as dedicated defensive weapons, I tend to look toward those manufacturers who have established a reputation for making respected, reliable firearms which have seen use in the hands of LE/Gov users. Not hard to do.

    Yes, my experiences as both a firearms instructor and an armorer have greatly influenced me, as well. Why shouldn't they?

    All of that said, I own, carry and use firearms made by 5 of the major manufacturers.
     
  6. ColtPythonElite

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    More Colts than fingers and toes here.
     
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    When I first started shooting/buying guns, I owned and stuck to Remingtons. Over the years though, I've had the opportunity to use or own many lesser known brands and realized they shoot just as good and are just as reliable as the name brand guns. Generally, they're much cheaper also. I now own many different makes and styles and if a new gun comes out that happens to not be one of the mainline companies, I'll give it a second look and try it out. Go ahead and go off brand, you may be pleasantly surprised.
     
  8. Tape

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    glocks and 1911's
     
  9. goon

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    I also like Rugers, but not because they always run right.
    A couple of my Rugers weren't perfect out of the box but Ruger has taken care of me. To date, Ruger is one of the few companies that's resolved defective guns to my complete satisfaction. I don't only own Rugers and want a few other guns that they don't make - and a few from other manufacturers that are in direct competition with them - but I own more Rugers than anything else.
     
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    After owning a few of everything and a bunch of some, I still buy whatever catches my eye.
    But as to what I actually own, and carry every day...it is mostly S&W revolvers and 1911s. And almost all of my 1911s are Kimbers...because that is the only 1911 manufacturer that has not yet let me down (eight and counting).

    I do have my name on the waiting list for a Ruger SR1911 BTW....

    So no, I'm not "stuck on one", but I have narrowed it down quite a bit. :)
     
  11. Walking Dead

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    Pretty much if it goes bang it's got my attention.
     
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    Started out with Smith & Wesson revolvers ....... Then went to Sig Sauer ........ Now hung up on Wilson Combat 1911's
     
  13. thefamcnaj

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    I've tried branching out several times, but always come back to Glocks. I know the aren't the say all and end all in handguns but something a out them have me hooked. I think its a combination of the reliability and simplicity of them. Hopefully I can broaden my gun collection in the future.
     
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    Handguns... Primarily Sig Sauer and one FN
    Rifles: Stag Arms, Springfield Armory, and Ruger
    Shotguns: Remington and Franchi

    Get what you like and don't worry about anyone else's opinion... If its numerous Glocks that you prefer then that's your perogative.

    I've tried other brands, like others I keep coming back to one.
     
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    I'm not brand specific when it comes to firearms. I buy guns for a purpose and get whatever brand gives me what I want in that particular platform. I own guns from many major manufacturers. Colt, Browning, Ruger, S&W, Springfield, Remington, Winchester, Marlin, Mossberg, Rossi, Fox, Stevens and Savage. I only keep the firearms that work for me and I shoot them or they go down the road for something I will shoot. Sorry....no Glocks. Not yet anyway.
     
  17. csa77

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    only when it comes to revolvers, for me its S&W or nothing.
     
  18. Hossfly68

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    The first pistol I shot (when looking to buy) was a Glock. I tried three different ones and couldn't hit the back wall of the range. Wanted a 1911, but couldn't afford one then. The shop owner showed a full size EEA Witness .45. I tried it and the first shot went thru the target dead center. Fits perfect, fun to shoot, too big to carry comfortably though. Finally Bought an American Classic Commander and loved it but sold it to a buddy looking to upgrade cheap. Now I'm looking for a nice little CCW. I'm thinking the Rami might work....
     
  19. Josh45

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    Nope. Im still new to the world of guns and I plan to try out different names and different types.

    So far, Its Armscor, Taurus, Marlin, CZ, NAA, Mossberg, Ruger. More to come... :D
     
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    Nope. Right now in my safe, I have Mauser, Marlin, Marlin, Iver-Johnson, Smith & Wesson, Colt, Colt, Stoeger, & Ithaca.
     
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    For non 1911 semi-autos it's SIG for me. I have eight of them and I really don't have any interest in any other non 1911 semi-auto brand. I'm kind of a P220 (5), P225 (2) and P239 junkie and will probably add another P239 shortly. I bought my first SIG in '93 and have found them to be incredibly reliable, aesthetically pleasing and accurate. I've shot numerous pistols made by companies such as GLOCK, S&W, Springfield and Ruger but they simply don't appeal to me enough that I want to buy any of them.

    My taste in 1911s and revolvers is a little more diverse. For 1911s I own Ed Browns, Dan Wessons and Kimbers and I'm sure I'll own a couple of Wilson Combats and possibly a Les Baer or two. For revolvers I own Colt, S&W (pre-lock), Ruger and USFA with plans to add a couple more Rugers and at least one Freedom Arms.
     
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    I'm pretty much a Glock guy when it comes to pistols. I went through a lot of pistols in my youth before settling down with a Sig 226. I lost my Sig 226 in a divorce and being recently divorced did not have a lot of money so I bought my first Glock. 16 years later and in my 50s I don't really feel like learning to shoot anything different. I don't think its the end all and be all of hand guns but it is what is. An inexpensive, reliable, accurate, simple to use tool. I'm fine with that.
     
  23. newbuckeye

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    I get stuck on calibers more than brands. It's been 2 of each so far..... 2 1911's in 45 acp (Sig and ATI), 2 .357's (sp101 and GP 100), 2 .40sw's (beretta an SW Chief's Special). Only 1 .44 mag (Interarms) and 9mm (G17)so far......

    I have found that they each shoot different, some things I like and some I don't. They each have their own function, different barrel length, feel, and purpose.
     
  24. Dr.Rob

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    Not ALL Colts, but a big majority are.
     
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    Sigs and Berettas are my hangups, although I own smith's , Bersas and Rossi/Interarms.
     
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