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Posted: 1/27/2006 7:33:24 AM EDT
READ THIS BEFORE VOTING:

Imagine we live in a world where all the domestic arms makers are like lorcins, jennings, or bryco.

They make all sorts of arms - pistols, revolver, shotguns, rifles, EBR's. But they have a very bad reputation for quality and reliability.

Then there are foreign companies that make the same kinds of products, but their quality and reliability are regarded as much, much better. They cost a little more but people pay for the quality.

Would it be unamerican to buy from a foreign gun maker when there are American companies making similar but inferior products?
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 7:34:53 AM EDT
IBTP
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 7:35:34 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Gravity_Tester:
IBTP



no you weren't!
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 7:35:51 AM EDT
just like cars... most us made is crap...
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 7:36:54 AM EDT
You buy the best gun. If you show up with an inferior weapon to a fight and you might lose because of it.
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 7:37:18 AM EDT
Buy foreign, and if the domestic producers want to stay in business, they'll have to increase quality.
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 7:41:16 AM EDT

Originally Posted By mr0w1:
Buy foreign, and if the domestic producers want to stay in business, they'll have to increase quality.





Can't, Unions wont let em'
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 7:41:36 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/27/2006 7:45:22 AM EDT by 89grand]
Everybody should only buy foreign goods. Americans suck at everything, there should be no manufacturing in this country at all. All foreign nations are better than us at everything.

You pro- foreign, anti-America types make me sick.

This thread is assinine!
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 7:42:26 AM EDT
GET BOTH!
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 7:42:47 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/27/2006 7:43:05 AM EDT by bastiat]
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Link Posted: 1/27/2006 7:43:53 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/27/2006 7:45:49 AM EDT by fight4yourrights]
Nice analogy.



HOWEVER, this ASSumes that American made cars are crap, and they aren't.


FWIW - most of my guns are American made - Kimber, Bushmaster, RRA, Browning, Mossberg, Winchester, Kahr, Remington


Do own one Glock, one Beretta and a K98 Mauser. I think that's about it for foreign
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 7:47:42 AM EDT

Originally Posted By fight4yourrights:
Nice analogy.



HOWEVER, this ASSumes that American made cars are crap, and they aren't.



A lot of car buyers would disagree with you on that.

Perception is reality. Right now American car companies have the perception of producing cars the either are of less quality that foreign brands, or are simply what americans don't want to buy.

But let's keep it on guns, ok?
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 8:00:58 AM EDT
Depends on who you're asking. Pose the same question on hkpro and they'll tell you to buy foreign if possible and avoid the inferior U.S. made parts. On the AR15 board it's just the opposite - any foreign made parts are considered junk. It's interesting to see the contrast between viewpoints from one board to another. Ultimately, we all would like more guns, foreign or domestic.
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 8:01:05 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 8:06:44 AM EDT
Being an american means dealing with competition, forgin and domestic. Being an american also means having a choice.
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 8:09:45 AM EDT
ignoring the quality of the product and focusing on where it was made...

Hmms, doesn't sound much like capitalism, and more something like socialism. Buying like a socialist, now THAT'S unamerican.
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 8:10:01 AM EDT
No, I claim no allegiances when it comes to my firearms.
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