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Posted: 4/6/2016 3:24:11 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/6/2016 3:28:43 PM EDT by HarrishMasher]
Wondering who your favorites are and why?

I think my absolute favorite firearm manufacturer is FN. They go above and beyond to release their new tactical and military/leo designs to consumers, and they do it quickly. Not only that, but their designs are incredibly innovative and in some cases astounding engineering marvels. While I own many firearms, two of my favorite have to be my PS90 SBR and my several Five seveN pistols (my CCW gun). The quality of their firearms are also some of the best I have seen in the industry. I know they are expensive, but you get what you pay for.

My second favorite would have to be CZ. While I have only owned their 22lr rifles, which are a great value for the money, they seem to have a similar strategy to FN. They to seem to go above and beyond to release their new tactical and military/leo designs to consumers. They also seem to listen to consumer feedback and make changes to their firearms and accessories. The fit an finish seems to be some of the best around as well.

If customer service is important, and it should be, in my experience Smith & Wesson is top notch. If you have a problem, you call them. They email you a UPS label. You ship it, and two to three weeks later you have your repaired gun in your hands. All on their dime. I have a pretty large collection of S&W revolvers and unfortunately many of the newer ones have had to go back for timing issues and fit issues. But at least they back up their products with excellent warranty service.

Who are your favorites?
Link Posted: 4/6/2016 3:29:51 PM EDT
Probably CZ (CZUB) based on the value for the money of my CZ-452.
Link Posted: 4/6/2016 3:49:00 PM EDT
Glock. Bravo Company.
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Link Posted: 4/6/2016 3:55:34 PM EDT
Colt or Beretta or HK.

If I had to put one on top it would be Beretta... Only because they offer both a rifle and a pistol that I like.
Link Posted: 4/6/2016 4:23:11 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/6/2016 4:25:49 PM EDT by katrina24]
<---------------------- because I was Army issued a M16A1 --4159158 , and P10 --1063302 1911 as my first weapons
Link Posted: 4/6/2016 4:28:47 PM EDT
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The one I had in basic had a Lion on it (H&R) .
Link Posted: 4/6/2016 4:39:05 PM EDT
Tikka and Howa on the Fudd side.

LMT and Molot on the tactical side.

Ruger and S&W for sidearms.
Link Posted: 4/6/2016 4:59:27 PM EDT
FN all the way. We should have had the FAL as our issue rifle. As the OP said, they're innovative, they get the latest to the civilian market and their products work!
Link Posted: 4/6/2016 10:32:37 PM EDT
I am a pretty big Glock fan followed by S&W.
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Im a big fan of SIG, between my wife and I we have 4 (2 pistols, 2 rifles) ranging from 1942- 2015 production.
Link Posted: 4/6/2016 10:59:39 PM EDT
Beretta has the most expansive product line covering the most areas of the shooting sports, IMO.

I'd go with them.
Link Posted: 4/6/2016 11:26:58 PM EDT
Primary Weapons Systems
Not sure if Arsenal counts, but Arsenal.

I'd like to add Larue, but I have only shot an OBR, never owned one.
Link Posted: 4/7/2016 12:33:40 AM EDT
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Colt, Ruger, Remington, CZ, H&K, and S&W all make stuff I own and like.
Link Posted: 4/7/2016 1:32:38 AM EDT
LMT and Glock
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Link Posted: 4/7/2016 7:20:19 AM EDT
AR Rifles: LMT
Handguns: CZ

Link Posted: 4/7/2016 8:15:01 PM EDT
I'm real impressed by adm... Otherwise kac, and arsenal are muy favorites.. And Daniel defense.. Well all off them!!
Link Posted: 4/7/2016 8:45:07 PM EDT
I don't really think I have a favorite. There are definitely companies I look at first to buy something new though. FN, CZ, Beretta, Glock, LaRue, BCM. I'd buy some HK stuff as well, but they hate us.
Link Posted: 4/9/2016 5:39:22 AM EDT
HK because they do not hate us and they've got some of the best pistols out there and their revamped CS is top notch.

Sig, because they have some of the best pistols out there as well.

DD, Stag, Noveske, Vltor, and LaRue for AR parts.
Link Posted: 4/9/2016 2:41:44 PM EDT
FN and IWI. For all the reasons OP gave about FN. Sig is growing on me. Just incredible quality.
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Marlin....before they sold out to Remingfail.

I love FN. I don't think any company can match them in terms of both innovation AND quality control.

I do love me some Sig too.
Link Posted: 4/9/2016 5:55:27 PM EDT
If I had to pick one, probably FN. There's certainly other ones out there and honestly I'm thankful for them. Everybody wins when they compete with each other.
Link Posted: 4/9/2016 6:40:35 PM EDT
Berreta, S&W, SIG
Link Posted: 4/11/2016 3:38:29 PM EDT
FN. Love the FAL and Hi Power. Manufacture d'Armes de St. Étienne would be number two.
Link Posted: 4/12/2016 1:59:21 PM EDT
Larue Tactical
Link Posted: 4/12/2016 5:18:08 PM EDT
Based on offering what I want and like in a firearm mixed with (perceived or otherwise) quality, I'd go with FN, CZ, and Ruger.

FN and CZ try to make pretty much every firearm they make available to the civil market. FN's prices aren't always what I like but I think you get what you pay for with them. CZ is probably the best value in a handgun or pistol cal carbine going, backed up by their strong service. The 805 carbine could be interesting if it doesn't get priced like a SCAR.

I'm very impressed with what Ruger has been doing the last few years. They fought in the political arena in the last panic, they innovate and offer some truly interesting products at what I think are reasonable price points. Firing on all cylinders and completely turned around from the Bill Ruger days.

Beretta almost made the list but due to their inability to give a solid date on anything and the limited post-release support for the ARX, but they make some good stuff.
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Link Posted: 4/16/2016 12:04:47 AM EDT
I like the AR's that I "assemble" . The lowers, I build. I'll stick with the premium uppers from PSA all day long.

I'm a big Springfield Armory fan. I really like the Mil Spec 1911 they make. I'd like to wake up one day and find a 9mm Mil Spec at my front door.
Link Posted: 4/16/2016 8:03:25 AM EDT
I'll go with CZ; at least they don't seem to have the quality issues of some others
Link Posted: 4/16/2016 10:24:49 AM EDT
For live guns...Colt and CZ ad ArmaLite.

For parts: JP Precision, Cylinder and Slide and Harrison Design.

Link Posted: 4/16/2016 11:30:06 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/16/2016 11:33:53 AM EDT by MS556]
Not mentioned but superb: Sako.

Next is Belgian FN.

Then, Glock, S&W and Ruger handguns.

Old Remington, pre-Freedom Group, especially the '60s to '80s era. Not the shit they call guns today.

Link Posted: 4/19/2016 1:36:47 PM EDT
Springfield Armory (Production and Custom shop 1911's) Beretta (92 series)
Daniel Defense (AR's)
Old Remington (Shotguns)
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 1:46:58 PM EDT
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Glock. Bravo Company.
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I like this
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 2:13:51 PM EDT
FN, Sig, glock, PTR.
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 11:59:33 PM EDT
I own four Blaser rifles, and three JP Sauer Sohn. The engineering, and versatility are second to none IMO.
Link Posted: 4/20/2016 12:02:02 AM EDT
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