Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by AFSG, Oct 26, 2020.
I say a year but by this summer I had a hellcat, so who knows. My hypocrisy knows no bounds.
In reality, I'm pretty much with NorthBorder.
That being said, if it was a variant / new model of an already well-established and reliable make and model, then my caution wouldn't apply.
My belief is more black-and-white:
If I trust the company and their customer service - no wait at all.
If I don't trust the companies customer service - I won't ever buy their stuff.
The normal cycle seems to be something like this: a new release gets hyped, some people rush out to buy them, some number of these people then either passionately rave or bitterly complain about them, and in about a year or so the emotional energy subsides enough for folk that aren't willing to be beta testers to sort through the fanboi and hater content (and recall notices) to arrive at some conclusion as to the good/bad of the product. So, I give it at least a year for most guns, just to know what I'm getting.
I agree except one thing.
Only problem is new manufactures don't get a fair shake.
I'll find the bugs a squish them myself as often as not....
Even new manufacturers have some indicators on how well their future CS will be. If they are promising a trip to the moon and all they have ever done in the past is shoot Estes model rockets, I am skeptical. If they new guys previously worked for a company that had a poor reputation, I am skeptical. If I pre-order and start hearing of people not getting but one magazine, I will probably be cancelling my order...
Except lithium ion battery powered hand tools.
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