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For Those Who Are Brand Loyal...

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Dynasty, Oct 8, 2008.

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  1. Dynasty

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    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.
     
  2. Disaster

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    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.
     
  3. dsw3131

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    Springfield because of reliability and quality. I've yet to use their customer service, but I hear good things.
     
  4. The Lone Haranguer

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    My loyalty is fickle. ;)
     
  5. benderx4

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    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!
     
  6. benderx4

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    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!
     
  7. Deanimator

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    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.
     
  8. Phil DeGraves

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    S&W. They have been great, both reliability and service. But I also own Colts, Kimbers, Rugers, Brownings, FNs, Berettas, Marlins, Winchesters, etc.
     
  9. possum_128

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    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.
     
  10. possum

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    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.
     
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    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
     
  13. armoredman

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    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...
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  14. crebralfix

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    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
     
  15. glockman19

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    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.
     
  16. weisse52

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    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.
     
  17. phrozenlikwid

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    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.
     
  18. Rexster

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    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.
     
  19. NonConformist

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    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
     
  20. foghornl

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    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
     
  21. searcher451

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    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 ...
     
  22. Doogy

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    Smith & Wesson and FN are both terrific in product and customer service
     
  23. Breakdaddy

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    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 :)
     
  24. mpmarty

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    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!
     
  25. CZF

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    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.

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