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Good things to say about you guns

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by Ford, Sep 30, 2003.

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  1. Ford

    Ford Member

    Sep 16, 2003
    Good things to say about your guns

    I know that people often times use these types of forums to do nothing but bash companies that they have had a bad experience with. Most of the time we are quick to do this but less energetic to give praise to the companies that got it right. I just wanted to take this oppurtunity to give praise to some of the gun Manufacturers that have done a good job.
    Please keep this a positive thread. If you can't say anything nice........well you know the rest.

    The following guns I have or have owned

    Kimber - The two that I have, have had only minimal problems. I really do love my Kimber Compact CDP.

    Smith and Wesson - Not going to comment on the semi-auto but the model 29 revolver was a class act. Also had a couple of snub nose .357's that were nice guns but I am not much of a revolver guy.

    Para-Ordnance - The LDA has a great trigger for a double action type pistol. nice gun.

    Glock - Models 27, 23, 33 All are great reliable guns and do exactly what they were made to do.

    H&K - The USP Expert was one of the best guns I have had. One of the dumbest things I ever did was sell this one. Had to have money at the time but should have found a way to keep it.

    Ruger - That little .22 is a great shooter

    Taurus -

    Wilson - My Stainless Protector is WONDERFUL. I have had to deal with Wilson customer service once. Only the second time I have ever had to deal with a customer service dept. from any gun manufacturer. Other companies should try to follow Wilsons lead in this department. They are first class all the way.

    Kahr - My new little PM9 is quickly becoming a favorite.

    I think this is all of them.

    Last edited: Sep 30, 2003
  2. CrudeGT

    CrudeGT Member

    Sep 27, 2003
    SLC, Utah
    Ruger p89 - great gun, the size and weight make it very comfortable for me, and while it may not be my first choice in a gun fight, it's definitely a great practice gun, to teach me the ropes and help me learn the ins and outs.
  3. Hkmp5sd

    Hkmp5sd Member

    Dec 24, 2002
    Winter Haven, FL
    S&W - Models 59 & 5906 are two of my favorite 9mms. Accurate and reliable.

    Glock 17 - Holds a bunch of bullets and goes bang every time I pull the trigger.

    Ruger - Revolvers will eat anything you can feed them and keep on shooting.
  4. sm

    sm member

    Dec 22, 2002
    Between black coffee, and shiftn' gears
    I grew up with "Colts for semi's and Smith's for revolvers". Typical me, I tested the waters.

    Hgh Standard Sentinel, my first gun, next to my crib when I came home from being born, learned to shoot, with it used it in defence, hunting,many memories, always worked accurate, reliable.

    Various HS semi's too. Duramatics, Victors,...

    Singer made gummit 45 ACP, my first centerfire I shot at age 6, hooked on 1911 ever since.

    Old Colt 1911s, includes the Combat Commander I bought as my first personal owned in '73. Various Mil-Specs over the years.

    Colt Woodsman (s)

    Old Smiths, never had a bad old Smith, newest I have is an '80 -'82 model 64. Partial to K frames...but all , regardless of frame/caliber been great.

    Series I Kimbers

    Ruger: Security Six, MKI, MKII, 22/45, SP101, BH in .44 mag, and 30 carbine

    Browning: BHP in 9mm, older ones, "made in Belgium".

    Springfield,1911 style various Mil-Specs

    Beretta, Jetfire, 21A, and a Minx ( wish I still had that fun gun).

    Caspian built 1911 style

    Only polymer I still own, and I won't buy anotherpolymer that has been 100% reliable, hate to mention a darn P-11 in the company of these others.

    probably others I have forgotten.
  5. Ala Dan

    Ala Dan Member in memoriam

    Dec 24, 2002
    Home Of The First Capitol Of The Confederate State
    Definitely positive experiences:

    Smith & Wesson model's: 10, 13, 15, 18, 19, 27, 28, 29,
    30, 34, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 49, 57, 59, 60, 66, 67, 459, 629, and

    Colt model's: 1st generation Agent, Cobra*, Dick Special,
    Trooper MK-III & MK-V, 3rd generation Woodsman Match Target,
    70's series Government Models & Gold Cup National Match.

    * Included a 3" .22 LR caliber.

    Ruger model's: Security-Six, Blackhawk, and Blackhawk

    Glock model's: 17, 19, 23, and 27

    Beretta model: 92fs Centurion

    SIG-SAUER/SIGARMS models: P220, P226, P228, and P229

    Browning model: 9m/m Hi-Power "Practical"

    ***Disclaimer*** if a particular popular model was omitted,
    it doesn't mean that I had a bad experience with this weapon;
    simply stated, I probably never owned one to begin with!

    Best Wishes,
    Ala Dan, N.R.A. Life Member
  6. RWK

    RWK Member

    Sep 11, 2003
    LOTS of Excellent Handguns

    1. Pre World War II Colt MilSpec/GI 1911A1
    2. Kimber stainless Custom/Classic (I) 1911A1
    3. Springfield Loaded stainless 1911A1
    4. Springfield ArmoryKote TRP 1911A1
    5. CZ 97B
    6. Sip P-220
    7. Sig P-226
    8. Smith five-inch, P&R’ed 27-2
    9. Two Smith five-inch 627s
    10. Smith 625-9, .45 Colt Mountain Gun
    11. Two Ruger KGP-141s
    12. Ruger SP-101

    1. H&K USP Tactical
    2. Glock 23C
    3. Glock 36
  7. ACP230

    ACP230 Member

    Dec 26, 2002
    Upper Michigan
    Almost all my guns are more accurate shooters than I am.
    A couple of cut down military rifles are the exceptions that prove the rule.
  8. firestar

    firestar member

    Jan 2, 2003
    I'm going to steal some of Ala Dan's post because I am lazy.

    Definitely positive experiences:

    Smith & Wesson model's: 10, 19, 27, 36, and 586.

    Colt McCormic Commander Race gun.

    Ruger model's: Speed-Six, Blackhawk, MK-II, 22/45, and P95.

    Beretta model: 92fs and 21A.

    SIG-SAUER/SIGARMS models: P220

    Star models: "B", and Firestar.

    Kahr model: E-9


    Bersa 23

    ***Disclaimer*** if a particular popular model was omitted,
    it doesn't mean that I had a bad experience with this weapon;
    simply stated, I probably never owned one to begin with!

    My list only includes guns that I would consider buying again or another close model of, for example, the K-9 instead of the E-9. I've owned a lot more but for me, the above were some of the best and they would always be welcome in my home.
  9. Sven

    Sven Senior Member

    Dec 20, 2002
    Los Gatos, CA
    Here's to:


    /raises glass
  10. Mike Irwin

    Mike Irwin Member

    Dec 22, 2002
    Below the Manson-Nixon line in Virginia...
    S&W -- I've got 12 older S&W revolvers. I carry an S&W revolver daily. An S&W revolver is in my nightstand. I've often called the S&W Model 19 the single most perfect melding of ergonoics, power, reliability, portability, and esthetics ever offered for sale. Obviously I have a problem with the company as it now stands politically.

    Kahr -- I've got a K9 that has been flawless, absolutely no failures to feed, fire, or eject with factory ammo. I like that gun almost as much as I like my S&W revolvers. I bought it before Kahr started shipping 2 magazines with the K-series, so I contacted Kahr to see if I could get a discount on a magazine. They sent me one. Free.

    I REALLY wish they would bring one out in .45 ACP. I'd be there in a heartbeat.

    EAA Witness -- I bought a 10mm Witness a summer or two ago. What a fun gun. I bought it primarily for bowling pin shooting. It's GREAT. It's a little undersprung from the factory, but that can be solved easily enough. It's accurate, it handles excellently, and the Wonderfinish looks really good. In fact, it looks so good that it is the ONLY "silver" handgun that I own.

    Sprinfield -- I picked up a nused (used but like new in box, hardly shot if at all) Sprinfield MilSpec a few years ago. My first .45 ACP. It's my primary bowling pin gun. Reliable when I remember to lubricate it, and even with the military pattern sights does a damned fine job on bowling pins. Very reliable.

    Taurus -- I have a Taurus PT-22 that I bought some years ago. In something like 2,500 rounds of Winchester Wildcat, it has been absolute perfection. 0 failures to feed, 0 failures to fire, 0 failures to extract. I did have some problems with CCI Blazers, but I attribute that to harder brass, so I switched back to Wildcats. No more problems. It's a great pocket gun for when I need a gun but I really want it to be completely unnoticed.

    Browning -- I bought a High Power, virtually new (shot once) with 2 high cap magzines for a GREAT price from my next door neighbor. After I put wraparound Hogue grips on it, all I can say is "Baby, where the hell have you been all of my life?" The High Power is the one gun that could really make me seriously think about carrying Cocked & Locked.
  11. BHPshooter

    BHPshooter Member

    Dec 28, 2002
    Well, what can I say? With the 2 guns I own (only 1 of which is a handgun), I have had 0 problems.

    Mine is a BHP MkIII. Beautiful, functional, and stone-cold reliable. I would rather lose an eye than lose this gun.

  12. Kamicosmos

    Kamicosmos Member

    Dec 26, 2002
    Kansas City, Missouri
    This thread reminds me that I need to write a letter to a few companies to thank them for putting out good guns.

    Magnum Research

    All of my guns from these makers have been perfect in functioning, fit, and finish. Service from Ruger and Magnum Research was outstanding and free (both in terms of cost and trouble). (Pesky question asking of MR, 30mm scope rings and mount exchange with Ruger). Haven't had to contact Beretta or Bushy yet.

    And I defineately need to write Bushmaster to thank them for good guns, not just for me, but for our troops as well. Also need to give them a nod for supporting gun rights AND putting up with all the DC Sniper fall out.

    (Edited to add: much like forgetting about them in the back of the safe, Marlin is another excellent manufacturer. Haven't had a single problem with either of my rifles, and my dad's 40+ years old Marlin is still going strong!)
  13. BigG

    BigG Member

    Dec 24, 2002
    Check out one of the L.A.R Grizzly 44 Magnums (discontinued). They also came in 45 Win Mag, 50 AE, etc., but I like the old revo catridge, meself.

    A big, burly 1911 pattern pistol with honest forgings, excellent machining, millett sights, quite comfortable to shoot due to the excellent attention to fit and finish. Really a shame that they're discontinued. :( It is a lot of bang for the buck.
  14. Okiecruffler

    Okiecruffler Member

    Dec 27, 2002
    Del City, Okla
    I've had really good luck with firearms and there have been a rare few that I didn't like. I even carried a Grendel for a few years that never gave me any problems. A few that have sttod out...

    Rossi M88, for many years this was my only pistol and endured long weekend sessions, digested loads that probably shouldn't be fired in any .38sp, got the wife into shooting and now keeps her company when I can't be with her.

    Taurus 650, on my hip as we speak, several K rounds and I'm still waiting for a hiccup, what I saved on it compared to a S&W managed to load alot of practice rounds.

    Kel-tec P-11, I tortured this gun, over 10,000 rds, carried it everywhere until I decided I really was a wheelgun kinda guy.

    Mitchell Sportking, I've heard horrible things about Mitchells, but mine was a doll, never failed me, golf ball accurate out to 25yrds, and haunted by the ghosts of hundreds of squirrel. The one gun I most regret losing. Hope I have the same luck with the Trophy II I just put on lay away.
  15. 10-Ring

    10-Ring Member

    Dec 24, 2002
    I have had a really good experience w/ HK's, my Italian Berettas & my S&W revolvers
  16. Ky Larry

    Ky Larry Member

    May 22, 2003
    I've had good luck with all my guns excert two. A nickel-plated S&W Model 29 I bought NIB about 15 years ago lost all the plating around the front of the cylinder and the back of the barrel the first time I shot it. Sent it back to Smith. Two weeks later it came back with the best nickel plating job I've ever seen. The other was a POS .25 auto I paid $25 for.
    I've had good luck with Kimbers,CZ's,Rugers,S&W's,Colts, and Berettas. They all shoot better than my limited ability to shoot them.
  17. Raz

    Raz Member

    Jul 30, 2003
    Alexandria, VA
    Springfield XD9 service.

    Accurate, super comfortable fit, stable platform, stone-cold reliable, and rugged. And it eats everything I feed it. I LOVE this gun!

    Kimber Ultra compact.

    Extremely comfortable to carry, light, powerful, and fits my hand well. Also stone-cold reliable.

    Kimber Eclipse Custom II.

    Well ... it's pretty. And accurate. And well balanced. Did I say pretty?
    That's really all the good I can say about it, tho.

    S&W 686.

    Classic lines ... beautiful, absolutely BEAUTIFUL revolver.
    Trigger pull is sweet ... firm but smooth.
    Shoots well and is reliable ... but then again I don't hear much about realiability issues with revolvers.

    It's a CLASSIC!


    - Raz
  18. BryanP

    BryanP Member

    May 25, 2003
    Lavergne, TN
    SIG - My P220 .45 is pure joy. Accurate, reliable, fun.

    Ruger - My 22/45 is a great little plinker. Never a problem.

    Taurus - My 66SS, 617S and 94 revolvers (.357, .357 & .22lr respectively) may not be the prettiest and they may not have the greatest trigger pulls between them, but they never failed to go bang when I pulled the trigger, they were affordable, and reasonably accurate. What more can I ask?
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