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Re: Need suggestions for my first gun.
« Reply #75 on: December 24, 2008, 09:06:24 PM »

Didn't Ruger pull some uncool shit a few years back?  Something about favoring the Big Black Scary Weapons Ban, I think.  My memory's fuzzy, so correct me if I'm factually wrong, but if I'm even vaguely close to being right then fuck them forever.

It'd be more difficult to say that if I didn't like semiautos more than revolvers, but I'd still say it.

They limited their first party magazine capacity on rifles to ten rounds. *Shrug*

Smith took more flak for putting locks on their guns at the same time.

And it was all about liability. Manufacturers were threatened (By the by Bush the Sr./Clinton administration) that gun manufacturers would be looking at a law permitting anyone to file suit against a gun manufacturer for wrongful death if someone was killed with their guns, if they didn't comply with a laundry list of demands regarding "scary" attributes of their guns.

Ruger and Smith buckled a bit. Can't blame them. At the time, they were worried about getting completely shut down.
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Re: Need suggestions for my first gun.
« Reply #76 on: December 25, 2008, 08:21:59 AM »

Didn't Ruger pull some uncool shit a few years back?  Something about favoring the Big Black Scary Weapons Ban, I think.  My memory's fuzzy, so correct me if I'm factually wrong, but if I'm even vaguely close to being right then fuck them forever.

It'd be more difficult to say that if I didn't like semiautos more than revolvers, but I'd still say it.

They limited their first party magazine capacity on rifles to ten rounds. *Shrug*

Smith took more flak for putting locks on their guns at the same time.

And it was all about liability. Manufacturers were threatened (By the by Bush the Sr./Clinton administration) that gun manufacturers would be looking at a law permitting anyone to file suit against a gun manufacturer for wrongful death if someone was killed with their guns, if they didn't comply with a laundry list of demands regarding "scary" attributes of their guns.

Ruger and Smith buckled a bit. Can't blame them. At the time, they were worried about getting completely shut down.

IIRC, smith isn't owned by the same people as when it "caved" to the gooberment...

ruger on the other hand...

still...buy used from some widow's closet and...


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Re: Need suggestions for my first gun.
« Reply #77 on: December 25, 2008, 08:26:29 AM »

IIRC, smith isn't owned by the same people as when it "caved" to the gooberment...

It is owned by the people who designed the locks. Saf-T-Hammer.

ruger on the other hand...

Or just respect their business decisions.
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Re: Need suggestions for my first gun.
« Reply #78 on: February 07, 2010, 08:37:01 PM »

John,

and whomever else has some knowlegable advise....
looking for a suggestion for a bottom feeder, will be mainly a range gun but want it to do double duty as a defense gun secondary to the shotgun.  Still in school so budget is a HUGE consideration.  No glocks, friend has a glock g26 and a 23, neither felt right (handle too small).  No concerns about conceal carry or keeping it concealable, actually my favorite range gun to date is a beretta u22 neo but I'd like something more acceptable for defense.  Also, which shop in this area would you send a newb to?
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Re: Need suggestions for my first gun.
« Reply #79 on: February 07, 2010, 09:13:15 PM »

I like my SW40VE Sigma.  It's a direct knockoff of the Glock .40.  I'm very happy with mine although the trigger is pretty firm (yet easy to fix) when you get it, feels like a DAO revolver.  They can be had for under 300 bucks new, and are basically S&W Glocks.
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