Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by John_R, Oct 16, 2021.
Anyone know the story behind it? Should we write it RUGER, COLT, etc. now?
I have no idea -- probably something their marketing department dreamed up. Just for the record, Glock is a family name, so there's no reason for it to be all caps. SIG and SAKO, on the other hand, are acronyms: Schweizerische Industrie Gesellschaft ("Swiss Industrial Group" in German) and Suojeluskuntain Ase- ja Konepaja Oy ("Civil Guard Gun and Machine Works" in Finnish). They should be all in caps, like NATO or UNICEF.
Its the same thing. Or it's the same thing.
My GLOCK’s name is all caps........SUSIE Q.
Because people want to find fault with brands they don't like, even if its a minor, irrelevant, nitpicking fault.
Not liking the font GLOCK uses is not a very big complaint.
I suppose the thing to do, if one feels it's important, is to follow the company's lead on capitalization schemes--since it is their brand name after all.
Not exactly -- those companies only use all caps in site menus, headlines, etc. In regular text, they use first-letter caps as standard. From those sites:
All Rights Reserved Wilson Combat©.
Springfield Armory® is a company with a history of producing high-quality products, and proudly stands behind them.
Ruger is dedicated to the growth and development of our associates who make this Company one of the nation's leading manufacturers of rugged, reliable firearms.
Glock (or GLOCK) does it everywhere. From their site:
Registering your GLOCK provides an additional level of protection and allows GLOCK to provide you with timely information, quickly and efficiently.
Because we've beat up just about every imaginable gun topic... 3 times, at least.
I think the bigger question is why isn't Smith & Wesson all caps?
Or like this:
SMITH & WESSON!
Some of you care more than you think you do.
The brand stands on its own just fine, without clever marketing gimmicks like ALL CAPS.
GRAND POWER is another gun company that uses all caps pretty consistently for their brand name. As far as I recall, MOLOT uses all caps any time they referred to the VEPR brand. I had never really thought about it before.
Actually, I know the reason…just to give the folks who like to throw rocks one more stone!
The real trick is to pronounce it in all caps.
Beats another “what AR”, “Hornady or Dillon” thread at lest until Wednesday
Separate names with a comma.