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Which companies "present" their guns to the customer best?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by breakingcontact, Nov 19, 2012.

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  1. breakingcontact

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    Packaging? Accessories? Good manuals?
     
  2. Dr_B

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    I like the cases Sig Sauer ships its guns in. Presentation is good, but accessories are lacking.
     
  3. Inebriated

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    Springfield gives you a dang briefcase full of stuff.
     
  4. CharlieDeltaJuliet

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    The best packaged and presented gun I have is my Bushmaster BA50. Just because of the Hurricane case and extras it came with. But for a normal pistol or rifle, I like Sig and S&W. both have nice cases and manuals etc..
     
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    I would have to say my CZ P-01 had the best overall presentation, mainly because it came with 2 extra magazines, a mag loader, and snap caps.
     
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    Springfield and Ruger
     
  7. fanchisimo

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    I third the Springfield. My XDm came with a holster, the mags, a gun lock, a bore brush, two alternate backstraps, a mag holder, and what I think is supposed to be some kind of speed loader.
     
  8. Ehtereon11B

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    As much as I hate to say it, Ruger has the worst packaging in my opinion. Always sounds like everything is sliding all over the place inside the box. Taurus is also pretty bad. They use the same size box for their K sized revolvers as their J sized.

    I would say the best packaging are Springfield and Walther. They both line their cases with foam and plenty of accessories. I haven't bought any HK or Sig yet but expect them to be pretty good as well.
     
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    Dan Wesson 1911s come in a very nice case, and even include a small vial of oil...
     
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    Springfield Armory.
     
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    I've bought Benelli, Ruger, Springfield, Mossberg, and S&W. Springfield is the only one that did not come in a cardboard box (but rather a nice plastic case), that came with TWO extra magazines instead of one extra (okay, the shotguns and revolver didn't come with spares, but the Ruger LCP only had one spare), and it is the only one that included extras beyond a couple ergo options and a lock (specifically, paddle holster, mag holster, and mag loader).

    So, from my experience, I have to say Springfield Armory has the best package.
     
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    I like the "less is more" approach, so I like Beretta. A mandatory lock, extra mag and a fitted case.

    I don't like carrying suitcases. 8) So to me a box for a gun should be small and unobtrusive, but still cushioned.
     
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    I would never use half the crap they package and charge me for.

    Give me the gun I ordered in a cardboard box and put my money into hand fitting and finish work any day. I've got holsters, mag pouches and enough cleaning gear to last me...

    EDIT: Don't own a Springfield, but if I bought one, I'd give away everything but the gun. IMHO, Baer has got it right.
     
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    esheato, that makes sense for people who are veterans to the shooting sports, but when I bought my Springfield it was my first gun. Having the magloader and holster was a huge plus for me.
     
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    Oh I understand that...personal preference is all.
     
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    A buddy purchased a Barrett .50 a few years back and it included a .50 Caliber M2 Machine Gun Cleaning Kit dated 1945 :).

    Just my .02,
    LeonCarr
     
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    Very robust cases. The best I've seen.
     
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    The high-end Italian shotgun makers do it right - Bosis, Franchi, etc. Velvet-lined leather cases, fine wood stocks, engraving to die for... just gorgeous.

    Not something I'd every buy for myself, but the white gloves come out when they get transferred.
     
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    I've always been very fond of the 'presentation' that Kahr gives their guns.

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    Tanfoglio; The elite witness pistols come in a really nice compartmented, velvet-lined hard case with accessories and a combo lock.

    S&W autos came in simple but very functional cases with nicely cut out foam

    Armalite AR-50. It came upright on a mini pallet, wrapped in plastic. Not exactly spectacular. It was the accessory that made me smile; In a little Armalite-labeled squeezy pouch was a pair of earplugs and a packet of aspirin.
     
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    EAA changed the Match case recently. Saw a picture the other day and it looks like a black Pelican case with foam. The grey felt lined with combo cases are sweet (got two). They are cheaping out too!

    Ruger cases suck. Springfield cases are pretty okay and my Dan Wesson case was pretty nice.
     
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    When I originally posted I was thinking primarily handgun cases. Now that I think about it I would have to say that my Franchi O/U shotgun had the best case and best presentation of any gun I have owned. Everything was held securely in place, thanks to all the foam padding, there were places to hold the various choke tubes and wrench which came with it, a small bottle of gun oil, and a storage area to hold other accessories as well.
     
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    Springfield. Even though the mag holder is useless, the paddle holster is right handed and the cable lock is cheap. The box is just awesome, however.
     
  24. breakingcontact

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    They can all keep the lock and give me another mag. But I don't blame them for sending the locks.
     
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    Taurus does a good job also. The case is heavy duty and the accessories are adequate, even if the keys are useless to me. The manual is good, once you get past all the legal safety crap.
     
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