Whenever we post something about Springfield Armory (as we will later today), aggrieved members of TTAG’s Armed Intelligentsia swear a blood oath not to buy from the Illinois gunmaker. They’re pissed that the Illinois gunmaker paid-off anti-gun pols and engineered a carve-out on a dealer licensing scheme. But Springfield isn’t the only company on gun owners’ “no buy list” . . .
There are consumers who won’t buy from Ruger, harboring a grudge against the late Bill Ruger for selling out on the “assault weapon” ban.
There are gunnies who will never forget Smith & Wesson’s capitulation to the forces of gun control — including the addition of the so-called “Hillary hole” lock on Smith’s revolvers. Despite the fact that Smith’s British management are long gone.
And then there are manufacturers whose customer service — or lack thereof — has alienated potential buyers for life (cough Taurus cough). And gun makers whose quality control — or lack thereof — has alienated prior consumers (cough Charter Arms cough).
Who’s on your “no buy” list and how did they get there?