Most Overrated Handgun Manufacturer?

Most Overrated Handgun Manufacturer?

This is a discussion on Most Overrated Handgun Manufacturer? within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I definitely have my opinions, but I am very curious in what you guys think....

View Poll Results: What gun maker do you feel is overated?

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  • HK

    26 6.50%
  • Sig Sauer

    31 7.75%
  • Glock

    115 28.75%
  • Ruger

    18 4.50%
  • S&W

    12 3.00%
  • CZ

    2 0.50%
  • Springfield

    15 3.75%
  • Kimber

    154 38.50%
  • Colt

    12 3.00%
  • Other

    15 3.75%
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    Most Overrated Handgun Manufacturer?

    I definitely have my opinions, but I am very curious in what you guys think.
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    let the wars begin.
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    No doubt about it Glock.

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    Kimber is the first one that comes to mind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smitty901 View Post
    No doubt about it Glock.
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    OVERATED?? There are many ways of looking at that. Past, present, past & present

    If you are relating to products being manufactured today vs. advertising, hype and popularity I would have to say Smith & Wesson, Glock, Kimber and Sig.. In that order. I am the owner of at least 2 guns from each of these manufacturers...
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    I edc a Glock, and I say Glock.

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    I have a Kimber stainless. I like it a lot. Accurate and very dependable. Sweet shooter.

    But Kimber isn't the end all that they would have you believe.

    I don't regard them as poor quality, but they get hyped as though their slides read Les Baer.
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    I say Glock, not because it's a bad gun maker - it's very good - but because of their horrifyingly overzealous fanboys.
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    Quote Originally Posted by maxwell97 View Post
    I say Glock, not because it's a bad gun maker - it's very good - but because of their horrifyingly overzealous fanboys.
    Watch out!!!! That could be construed as an insult.. I know, I have been accused for less...
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    Will be interesting to see the correlation between price and the results. My guess is HK gets a lot of votes, from people who have never shot one.

    Agree with the Kimber comments - I had a hard time determining the reason for a $400 price difference between their low end Kimber Custom II and my RIA tactical. Fit and finish doesn't match their price on their low end guns.
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    That's what I love about the FREE MARKET and competition. I have my likes and dislikes. I am not sure why Kimber is leading this (unscientific) poll. I am not crazy about Glock, but no way find them overrated (they do what they do, and maybe are not for everyone)

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