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Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by williamcjones1988, Sep 11, 2011.

  1. williamcjones1988

    williamcjones1988 Portland, OR Member

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    So I saw a post were someone made a comment that anyone how claim brand loyalty is a moron so I wanna see how many so call morons are here
     
  2. williamcjones1988

    williamcjones1988 Portland, OR Member

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    Heckler and koch loyalist
     
  3. Just Jim

    Just Jim Well-Known Member

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    Be it a company or a store, they have to earn my loyalty over time.

    jj
     
  4. df662

    df662 Hillsboro, OR Active Member

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  5. NuthinFancy

    NuthinFancy Seattle Area Active Member

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    The brand I spent money on makes the bestest pistols evar, goes bang every time, drives tacks, all day long, in a dime size hole, in a ragged single hole, more accurate than I am, never fails, all other brands are subpar, blah blah blah...
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    'nuff said.
     
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  6. deadeye

    deadeye Albany,OR. Moderator Staff Member

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    Anyone who buys a specific brand because it is that brand will soon find out the reality that every company makes lemons from time to time.
     
  7. tlfreek

    tlfreek Vancouver WA Active Member

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    Acura, Suzuki, Apple, Ford, Trojan, Ruger.
     
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  8. tlfreek

    tlfreek Vancouver WA Active Member

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    BTW one brand I wont touch with a ten foot pole regardless of how "great" the deal is - Century
     
  9. parsons_12b

    parsons_12b LaPine Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Im not so much a brand loyalist as a brand hater there are brands I have had bad experience with customer service wise and I will never b from them again Olympic arms is one.
     
  10. williamcjones1988

    williamcjones1988 Portland, OR Member

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    Look I don't care what you shoot or how well you firearm does this thread is not about that and I have to agree with dead eye eventually you will come across a lemon but that does not mean you wash your hands of that company there is nothing wrong with being a loyal consumer to a company I myself own a few firearms from different makers, but I'm a die hard HK owner and operator
     
  11. The Quiet Man

    The Quiet Man rural Washington County, Oregon Active Member

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    Company ownership, management, and product quality changes over time. Those who once deserved brand loyalty may no longer. Those who once didn't may once again.

    Look at the number of industries that "buy" your loyalty through affinity programs: airlines, car rentals, hotels, grocers, restaurants, retail, banks, credit cards,...and the list goes on nearly forever. Americans are drawn to perceived value, convenience, availability, and product quality. "Brands" are so much alike that most people must be bribed into picking one consistently over another.

    Moronic may be too harsh a term, but long-term brand loyalty is usually unwarranted and thus not how thinking people generally behave today.
     
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  12. plumberfishes

    plumberfishes Gresham oregon Active Member

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    I will always be loyal to ruger for their service, .... now that said, i only own 2 rugers out of many guns right now, but out of 3 guns i have had serviced by the "factory" ruger was perfect! H&R.. not so much.. smith was ok
     
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  13. Unicorn

    Unicorn Seatac, WA Member

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    Blind loyalty is bad, but based on long term experience it can be good. You're not going to find a more durable, reasonably priced revolver than a Ruger. Their .22 pistols have worked for a few decades. Their other autos... um yeah, I'll pass.
    Springfield Armory makes great 1911s and their customer service is fantastic when they do release a lemon.
    Things change for bad or for good though, and your choices need to be reevaluated once in a while.
    Colt 1911s used to be only good for base guns to build on, but were way overpriced for what they were. Now their quality is starting to actually be decent again.
    Toyota used to make damn good cars, but as their market share has grown so has the number of problems.

    I can't think of any companies that have recently lost my desire to own. I'm not really all that loyal to any company to begin with though.
     
  14. PDXSparky

    PDXSparky Keizer / Hillsboro Well-Known Member

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    Blind brand loyalty? Nope. However, I do have strong brand preferences.
    Cars = Acura/Honda
    Computers = Apple
    Soda = Diet Coke
    22 = Ruger
    Fast food = Carl's Jr

    YMMV
     
  15. Skang

    Skang WA Well-Known Member

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    Like Sparky said, NOT loyalty. Just preferences also.

    Since this is firearm related, Ill only list firearm brands.

    Hacker & Koch / Noveske / EdBrown / NightHawk / FNH / CZ .... lol I have favorite on every manufactures I guess. :bluelaugh:

    I am surprise no one mentioned GLOCK. :lolbeat:
     
  16. MrNiceGuy

    MrNiceGuy between springfield and shelbyville Well-Known Member

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    Glock!

    :winner:
     
  17. pokerace

    pokerace Newberg Well-Known Member

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    1911 I prefer Colt's. I like S&W Revolvers
     
  18. orygun

    orygun West Linn Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Ruger, Colt, Dan Wesson, Smith and Wesson.

    Funny thing, I recently got what I thought I wanted, Kimber Montana, and while it's an accurate rifle, I truly believe the Ruger M77 MKII's I've had functioned better.

    May have to spend elk season packin that .375 Ruger. I KNOW I can count on it!

    You'll notice I listed Ruger first. I've owned several and they have NEVER let me down.
     
  19. HappyRoman

    HappyRoman Sherwood Forest Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    LOYALITY 9/11/2011 GOD & Country
     
  20. orygun

    orygun West Linn Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Yeah, that kind of puts all of this stuff into perspective.....:flag: