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This is a discussion on Warranties within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I would like to know what kind of warranties most manufacturers have. specifically Springfield, Kimber, and HK. I heard springfield has "lifetime warranty" What does ...

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    Question Warranties

    I would like to know what kind of warranties most manufacturers have.
    specifically Springfield, Kimber, and HK. I heard springfield has "lifetime warranty" What does this mean exactly? And does it apply to all of their guns? If something breaks simply because it is worn down 50 years from now will they honestly replace it? If I am having feeding problems of FTF for some reason thats gun related will they just fix it? etc.
    I would like to hear about any manufacturer and any experience you have had with anyones customer service. thanks!


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    There was a post about this but here ya go

    Springfield Lifetime

    Kimber 1 year

    Hk lifetime

    Wilson 1 year but truthfully lifetime

    nighthawk lifetime

    Smith Wesson lifetime

    Colt Lifetime

    Ruger Lifetime

    As for what a lifetime is they will fix or replace any parts that break wear or the gun starts shooting weird no grouping or goes full auto for life..

    They will fix feed jams FTF FTE etc etc

    only Exp where i have had to use was Smith on a 1911SC they didn't take care of me but i could tell from talking to the techs on the phone they were having a lot of problems when the 1911's first hit and couldn't fix them

    Take it back ruger sent me a part

    and Remington STiffed me on a new gun with a warped stock

    I still buy Smith wheelies just not their autos

    I don't usually buy Remington


    Some places will send ya small parts to repair on your own .. other like HK require the gun no matter what is the problem

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    I have heard the HK customer service isn't great. Ditto GLOCK. Never had to use either *Knock Knock*
    Owners of Kel-Tec extol their warranty, and the way KT honors it.
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    Yes i have heard the Same on Hk to non LEO

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    Sig = Lifetime if you don't do one of the 30 or so things that voids the warranty.

    No handloads, no reloads, obstructed barrel (firing after a squib without clearing), any alteration, including cosmetic changes, damaged (not sure what qualifies), must be well maintained, no repairs by a non-Sig armorer
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    does anyone know what voids a springfield warranty? (im probably going with them)

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    Squibs blowning it up

    probley replacing parts altering certain things

    As long as you don't do anything dumb with it ya should be ok

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    im looking at laser grips for the EMP. i heard the right safety has to be shortened somewhat for it. something like that wouldnt void it would it?

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    It could but more than likely not especially if you tell them why it was shortened or went to a single sided

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    I sent my P229 back to SIG after a broken extractor (25K rounds)

    They returned the slide to me in less than 2 weeks, with a new extractor, firing pin, new springs, etc...

    I have zero complaints about SIG

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    Speaking of warranties:

    Does anyone know if you have to have the sales slip for the kel-tec lifetime warranty?

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    here is an example of the springfield warranty/shop work

    read this page first

    http://forums.1911forum.com/showthre...=174946&page=2

    then this page

    http://forums.1911forum.com/showthre...=174946&page=9

    only ended up costing him 150 plus shipping

    If springfield will do that they have my future buisness.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Protect View Post
    Sig = Lifetime if you don't do one of the 30 or so things that voids the warranty.

    No handloads, no reloads, obstructed barrel (firing after a squib without clearing), any alteration, including cosmetic changes, damaged (not sure what qualifies), must be well maintained, no repairs by a non-Sig armorer
    OBTW, the Sig "Lifetime" warranty only applies to the ORIGINAL owner, for pistols manufactured AFTER 2005. Buy a used Sig = no warranty, generally.

    Also, "repairs" by a non-Sig armorer INCLUDES removing the grips for any reason. If you're not a Sig certified armorer, and you take your grips off - even to replace them (with Hogues, etc), you have voided your warranty...

    Basically, I think Sig's warranty and CS are abysmal, especially considering the base price of their products.

    S&W's warranty is the model by which all others need to be judged.

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    Removing the grips voids the warranty huh? thats pretty Cheesy as said count the cost to get into a sig

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    fknra: holy crap! I cant believe that they, not only managed to fix his gun, but did all that for so little. if i were them i woulda been like.. uh yea right buddy, buy a new one.
    yea after hearing that springfield defiantly has my vote.

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