What are the best warranties out there?

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    What are the best warranties out there?

    After reading posts about gun problems, it got me thinking about warranties. Which manufacturers have the most solid warranties? I have been leaning toward the purchase of a Springfield XD9sc, anyone know about their warranty? Who's are good, who's are to be avoided? Please share experiences.
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    Springfield has a lifetime warrantee. I only had one gun issue sent in the slide they took care of it with no problem. (XD)
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    Ill list the warrentys i know

    lifetime

    Springfield
    Colt
    Taurus
    Smith Wesson
    Ruger

    One year

    Kimber


    Ill look up some of the others out of catalogs i have later

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    I know for sure that Colt and Smith & Wesson take very good care of their customers... and that includes also paying for shipping both ways on warranty issues... with handguns, shipping alone can cost you over $100... these two are awesome companies which stand behind their products honorably for sure.

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    Dan Wesson/CZ is 4 years.
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    KelTek = Lifetime
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    Most of the big names have lifetime warrantys. They all can promise the sun, moon and the stars. The trick is to find the guns that dont need a warranty.

    Taurus is horrible at fixing guns, and they take forever. On paper though, they got the best warranty going. I will never own a Taurus for this reason.
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    Offer no warrenty according to there paper work but read as if they do have a lifetime warrenty
    Last edited by Bud White; March 18th, 2007 at 10:09 AM.

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    Why would a company like Kimber that seems to make some of the most beautiful guns out there that are very functional only have a 1 year warranty. IMHO 1 year warranty=stay away!

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    Quote Originally Posted by saltysquid View Post
    Dan Wesson/CZ is 4 years.
    The manuals you can down load for dan wesson say 5 years but Cz says 4 thats weird


    Krmnnghia Thats one of the many reasons i wont reccomend Kimber

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    Bersa/Firestorms - Lifetime warranty.

    I think NAA has a lifetime warranty to the original purchaser also.

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    Para Ordnace doesn't have a written warranty, but covers the gun for life to the original owner (and sometimes beyond)

    The reason they don't have a written policy is explained on their site.

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    Good service companies with good customer service IMHO are...

    Smith and Wesson - Lifetime for original purchaser
    Kel-tec - Lifetime for original purchaser but they don't ask and check if you are the original or not
    Hi Point - Lifetime for the gun period
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    To their credit, Dan Wesson tries hard to correct their problem guns, but they will NOT pay for shipping to them, so you're out at least $50-60 just to get the gun back to them.

    S&W doesn't ask for ownership information, they just take care of you period.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SIXTO View Post
    Taurus is horrible at fixing guns, and they take forever. On paper though, they got the best warranty going. I will never own a Taurus for this reason.
    I sent one Taurus back and it took about 10 weeks, that certainly felt like forever. The work was well done though and they included a free mag and new grips. So that made up for it.
    My gunstore friends are actually on the LE dealer list for Taurus which makes them a priority for repairs supposedly, that didn't work with the above mentioned gun as it was a .22 and obviously wasn't a LEO gun. I sent my 24/7 in 2 weeks ago for sight replacement and hope that it will be faster.

    To be honest I think that all the major companies stand behind the product more than the warranty states in legalese, the reason being that in this age of the webnets bad news travels so fast and wide. So although I have no proof I wouldn't be surprised if a 'one year warranty' was actually easily coaxed into being a 'limited lifetime warranty'.

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