If I am a homer to any firearms manufacturers they are Glock, Smith & Wesson and Ruger… but come on guys, build us something we want!
Glock of course makes my favorite pistol the G19. It is one of 2 guns that I think every gun owner should own and it has been the most commonly carried gun in EVERY CCW survey I have ever run. The 3rd gen 9mm Glock is to me the apex of Glock perfection.
Smith & Wesson is the one manufacturer that has embraced When the Balloon Goes Up! I have tested the M&P and the Shield (Actually kept and started carrying the Shield) and I would switch to the M&P in a heartbeat if they would only make it in a 15 rd variety.
Ruger makes the other gun that I think everyone should own… the 10/22, the 3rd CCW that I recommend for people that insist on pocket carrying… the LCP and the only revolver in the Top 20 responses for carry guns in my most recent survey.
Obviously I am a fan of these 3 companies but I am not too excited about the pre-SHOT Show press releases.
Glock has announced a small single stack .380 instead of the M&P Shield competition single stack 9mm that everyone has been asking for… for years.
Smith & Wesson won’t make the G19 slaying M&P that I know they can, instead responding “We make the M&P9c and you can use the pinky extender.” If I’m going to do that I want the extra rounds and by the results of my survey… so does almost everyone else. They instead sent out a press release today that announced 5 new revolvers.
2 of the new revolvers are competition guns… What? Why? It seems to me that the competition revolver classes are… um… less than full.
The other 3 guns are an existing 2+ pound 7 shot .357 snubbie, which has been reworked by the performance center and 2 3.5 pound guns chambered in 44 Magnum and 460 Magnum… one of which is 14 inches long.
The new hand gun culture is a self-defense culture and the new self-defense culture is a semi-auto culture.
Ruger at least announced that the 50th anniversary 10/22 was going to be a gun that looks built for learning to shoot… which is the guns strength… and they came up with the concept by asking their customers. Good going!
Still the other gun they announced is another GP100 variant.
Come on guys. Build us something we want!
Glock we want a single stack 9mm… Then a 22LR trainer…. Oh and Magazines!
Smith & Wesson we want a mid-sized M&P. If you have to make a revolver… Remake the 940.
Ruger we want that 50th anniversary 10/22. We want a scout rifle in .223. The SR22 should be holster compatible with the SR9 and for the record a carry revolver with an exposed hammer is bad ju-ju.
Kel-tec the .223 RDB is a great idea… like the Ruger Scout in .223 but we really want you to make the guns you have already announced… and we want them to work.
SIG great job with the 320 concept. I hope it is under 1.2” wide.
Taurus SMH. We want inexpensive guns that are reliable for CCW (and a few people want those miniature shotgun revolvers) I am not sure what to think of the 85 view. I don’t think we need to see the internal workings of the gun… I am predicting within 3 months of the release someone gets shot as a shooter holds the gun sideways and touches off a round wanting to see the parts move. I also think it is a warranty service stroke of genius. If you don’t want to fire a 2nd shot very few will get shot enough to cause a claim.
Colt please ignore what I said to Smith & Wesson… I really want a new Detective Special.
1911 manufacturers… many of us want 1911 design guns that don’t have the button thingy on the grip that prevents it from firing (grip safety). If you want to sell a bunch of them give them Novak style sight cuts with a fiber optic front and plan rear blade sight, serrations front and back, checkering front and back and a small mag well. Personally I would like to see Rock Island make it in 45, 9mm and .22TCM
If you could tell a manufacture exactly what you want from them… what would it be?