I voted Colt of course, but chosing a definitive favorite is impossible. I'd do better chosing the ones I didn't like 'cause there'd only be one.:smt083
That was a tough choice to make simply because there are so many good ones listed. I chose S&W because they have really turned that company around in the last few years. I remember when that total idiot Ed Shultz was running things back when they were owned by Tompkins PLC, a British holding company. He was the one that caved to the Clinton Administration with that silly, stupid deal. Shultz by his own admission, didn't know much about firearms, or what the buying public wanted. He was little more than a bean counter, and a poor one at that. The company was running in the red, and many shooters were boycotting S&W products because of that dumb agreement. Since Safe-T-Hammer bought them they have really come around. Many new innovative products and guns like the .460 and .500 Magnum revolvers that are selling like hotcakes in many different barrel lengths and configurations. A new model AR-15 rifle, again in several configurations, and vastly improved auto pistols. Also a greatly expanded Performance Center with many new offerings. It's hard to see how they could have done any better. Bill T.
This is an amazing post with (for me, anyway) surprising results. As of right now, with 286 votes cast, Walther is in the lead, with "the usual suspects" all hanging close together near second place. I had no idea that Walther was so popular, especially compared to S&W, Glock, HK and SIG. They must be doing something right, especially since they DON'T offer a bazillion different models like everyone else.
Hope I don't make Walther people mad at me for this opinion because I'm not putting Walther products down.:smt083
how did walther get in the lead? how many times did you vote shipwreck?:mrgreen:
im staying with my original vote for springfield arms.a deciding factor in my voting for S.A. is their customer service also i have more springers than any other brand.
Hard poll. I don't have enough of those choices to give an honest answer.
I'm working on it though.
Hecklar and Koch, all the way...
H&K are way too overpriced! Glock gives better offers. Bill T.
Looks like the XD crowd is growing... More Springers than Glocks...
i first voted for glock and they are pretty darned near perfect
but then i discovered the walther P22 and the new PPS - if that PPSdoesn't sell for ccw i will be surprised
I probably wont get the pps until i win the lottery or a bonus at work because i own a Glock 26 - an it is near perfection
Own one para but got to check out a couple of the LDA carries..Man those things are nice. But you want to know it's gonna shoot every time and I don't care what it's been through you got to give the Sig it's due
SIG - but there are so many others out there to try! Ask me again in 5 years!
Isn't Walther considered S&W now or manufactured by S&W? Can you consider Walther a line of S&W? Will Walther lose it's identity or will it be kept because they still have Walther in Germany? How much does S&W own of Walther or is it just the US side of the business? I know it's a lot of questions. I'm just hoping Walther didn't hand everything over to Smith due to their size and now they don't care about the customer.
Glock, My Fav is the G-21!!
I own a few Rugers and recently a Marlin all .22lr, but my new Beretta 92FS 9mm is my baby, so it wins.:smt066
I could only vote for HK, but CZ is also a favorite.
Since this is the semi-auto forum, I'd have to say EAA Witness, Ruger, or anything other than a Glock:vom: As for revolvers, I'd say Ruger.:smt033
That's a pretty tough choice. Colt sure made some fine pistols and revolvers, still among the best. And of course Smith & Wesson, especially the older vintage magnums. And Winchester, for rifles.
But then, there's Bill Ruger. Fine rifles, very good pistols, and second-to-none in the Single Action field.
Yep, its Ruger for me.
(Was I supposed to keep it confined to the bottom feeders? No matter, its still Ruger.)
I voted for Springfield, I have always been a big fan of there 1911's, I love my Dads SoCom M1A, Love the family M1, and everytime I touch my XD I fall a little bit more in love.
As a rookie to this forum, I've got to go with Springfield. Not because of the XD40 I have, although it's a good shooter. But I give the company more credit for the M-1. I even got a chance to use it at ITR before going to nam. It's got a great history and is still going strong. I know there are a lot of great handguns out there; most I don't even know about, being that I couldn't afford them. Hope I haven't skewed your poll.
I voted other. I don't really have a favorite but choose the best gun based on how I intend to use it. Right now I own guns from Ruger, Browing, S&W, Marlin, and Bersa. All are reliable and work great for what I use them for.
Military Police System makes my favorite home defense gun, the AA-12 with the optional 13" barrel.
Good for defending against hordes of home invaders and carjackers.
I carry a Springfield but my Witness Match is my favorite.