An interesting editorial: "Who are we?" Based on a poll of gun owners....

An interesting editorial: "Who are we?" Based on a poll of gun owners....

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    An interesting editorial: "Who are we?" Based on a poll of gun owners....

    This was an editorial by Roy Huntington, editor of "American Handgunner" magazine.

    It's about who we are and what kind of guns we buy. The following is a very short snippet from the article about what guns 'we' buy the most. I bet you'll be surprised:

    What "we" buy, by the numbers:

    Ruger.............38%
    S&W...............33%
    Glock..............17%
    Tarus..............15%
    Springfield.......14%
    Colt................13%
    Sig.................10%
    Beretta.............9%
    Browning..........7%
    Kimber.............7%

    Surprised? I was.

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    what supprises me is I've had one each in the past and almost all of them at one time .... and taurus is in front of colt

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    I doesn't surprised, seems about right- when you consider the array of offerings and price spectrums-
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    Im just curious what percentage of the Rugers are LCP's....

    and why I don't have one yet!
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    Tuarus surprised me...
    Ruger I can understand with their offerings (are they counting rifles also?)
    I have seen at the range a lot more S&W's recently. Father-in-law bought one recently

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    It makes sense to me. I own something from each of the top 4.

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    Those are almost the numbers that I would have guessed.

    I expect Taurus to be high since there are so many 'new' gun owners entering the market.
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    I expected Glock to be at the top.
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    Why do the percentages add up to more than 100% of the guns sold?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lindy1933 View Post
    Why do the percentages add up to more than 100% of the guns sold?
    Because some people own more than one gun. Think of the survey as asking the question "what make guns do you own?" If you had a Ruger, and a Glock, and I had a Ruger and a Sig, the numbers for the 2 of us would look like 100% Ruger, 25% Glock, 25% Sig.

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    I'm surprised Taurus isn't higher because Taurus is cheap, compared to the others. I don't like Taurus and probably will never own one (due to two family members having theirs break while new, right out of the box first time firing), but people do like cheap, especially if they are first timers. They LOOK nice and they are normally lower priced than most other things in there (except for HiPoint and a few others). Glad to see S&W above Glock in that survey though (lol).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lindy1933 View Post
    Why do the percentages add up to more than 100% of the guns sold?
    He must have be watching Maury while he worked the math. "I am 127% sure he is the father!"

    Although, more than lilley it was what Smitty said. Makes more sense.
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    Quote Originally Posted by accessbob View Post
    I'm surprised Taurus isn't higher because Taurus is cheap, compared to the others. I don't like Taurus and probably will never own one (due to two family members having theirs break while new, right out of the box first time firing), but people do like cheap, especially if they are first timers. They LOOK nice and they are normally lower priced than most other things in there (except for HiPoint and a few others). Glad to see S&W above Glock in that survey though (lol).
    My wife wants some thing by Cobra for her carry gun, because its $100. She shoots a .40 P226 just fine, better than me even but wants the $100 gun shes only seen and held at shows, never shot.
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    I have at least one of everything mentioned...except for a Kimber.
    That'll I probably never own.
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    I am surprised that there isn't more Glock, Sig, and Keltec. According to this ATF report for 2009, those three, plus Ruger, Smith and Beretta have the most total handguns manufactured. http://www.atf.gov/statistics/downlo...ort-report.pdf

    Edit: I suppose Glock and Sig can contribute much of their sales and manufacturing to law enforcement purchases. Well, Smith and Beretta could too, anyways, I thought that stat sheet was interesting, I'm sure there is a 2011 floating around somewhere too.
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