what is the most improved firearms manufacturer in last 5 years?

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    what is the most improved firearms manufacturer in last 5 years?

    what would you say is the most improved firearms manufacturer (gun company) in the last five years?

    I say Ruger

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    You say Ruger, I say why? I'm not knocking them, just want to know why you picked them. As for my answer, I am thinking....
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    Creative question. I need to think on that........
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    Improved by what measure? Number of new guns introduced? Total sales? Market share? Reliability? Customer service?
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    Good question.
    I say Ruger, too. They seem to produce quality stuff, don't flood the market with ten varieties of the same thing, American made, no really bad raps.
    I would be curious though to know Armscor's growth in the last five years. I mean, they came out with their own caliber even.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpencerB View Post
    You say Ruger, I say why? I'm not knocking them, just want to know why you picked them. As for my answer, I am thinking....
    increased availability, lots of new models, reintroduced .327 revolver, fixed reliability issues with some models.
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    Well I can't say Ruger. I've bought a bought a sp101 and their CMD during your time frame. The sp101 they replaced with a new one and the CMD needed a new barrel and extractor.IMG_0033.JPGIMG_0038.JPGIMG_0043.JPG
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    Quote Originally Posted by halem1 View Post
    Improved by what measure?
    thats your discretion
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    Quote Originally Posted by PAcanis View Post
    Good question.
    I say Ruger, too. They seem to produce quality stuff, don't flood the market with ten varieties of the same thing, American made, no really bad raps.
    I would be curious though to know Armscor's growth in the last five years. I mean, they came out with their own caliber even.
    Armscor is aggressive and hungry . They do have great Customer Service, they improve their line geometrically . They ramped up their ammo production , good stuff BTW. Their 1911 clones get a little nicer all the time.

    I'd love to have said Colt. No complaints about the product, plenty about the chaos at Corporate level, the 18 month lead time for Custom work reflects this .
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    Ruger could have had two good platforms, but they cheaped-out on the LCP and kowtowed to California-Legal requirements in the LC9. We got rid of both of them.

    I pick Sig-Sauer with their upgradable platform. Glock hasn't done badly either.
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    Once upon a time in a perfect world....
    By what measure?
    I'd say that Ruger customer service if one of, if not the best in the business.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hatrix View Post
    Hi Point!
    Yeah, I wondered when that was gonna pop up.

    Seems like many have actually dropped a notch or two. Likely due to maximum demand.

    Gen 4 Glocks, SIG p238 and p938, XDs, all have had their issues.

    I just bought a j frame that's headed back to Smith. They've only been cranking those out for 1000 years.

    I'd ask what manufacturer has held their standards of the past?
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    It depends on what you call improved, Ruger has made a lot of changes or modifications to a lot of their existing line, and got into the 1911 game pretty well. Ruger along with S$W got sucked into the California Compliant mode of new gun designs and lost. They both pulled their existing semi auto pistols from the Caldoj roster of approved handguns (except the shield, and the sdve). Now it's going on 2 years and both companies are tailoring their new designs to the national market.

    I'd say it's close between the two companies as far as innovation with quality designs over the last five years. Sig has been offering up a lot of new models as well but they're all 1911s of one caliber or another.

    A sad side note: California has not offered a new model (within 2 yrs.) semiauto pistol for sale because any new model or any changes to an existing model requires that the pistol microstamp the bullet casing in at least 2 locations with the serial number make and model. It's been two years since anything new has been seen at the LGS. You can look at pictures of them but you can't touch, unless you're in law enforcement, or an ffl. The clock is ticking and eventually California guns will look like Cuban cars with everyone driving 50's Chevys that have been rebuilt ten thousand times.
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