FWIW: Top 5 handgun sales 2015 (Yahoo article)

Discussion in 'Ruger Center Fire Pistols' started by djb383, Dec 27, 2015.

  1. buster40c

    buster40c Well-Known Member

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    I was surprised to see the Kel-Tec PMR 30 the number one. I guess that high capacity of 22 magnum ammo is the reason. Taurus did sort of surprise me but I guess the PT111 being a very affordable good gun got them in the running.
    I was surprised to see a few of the big advertising gun makers weren't in the top 5. The product brand name doesn't always make the winner.
     
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  2. djb383

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    A friend of mine strongly recommended that before buying "that 1st gun", don't think about brand alone.....I should go to a gun show to see how the various models feel/fit in my hand. I really wanted a Glock so I went to the 1st Glock display I saw. Kinda disappointed in how most of the Glocks felt in my hand. Went to multiple brand display tables multiple times and ended up with a Taurus PT111 G2 9MM for my 1st gun. It just fit so good. A few months later at another gun show I was looking for a really small, light weight, deep concealable pistol. The Ruger LCP felt best to me. I now carry the LCP 99.9% of the time. Next gun show I'll definitely check out the Kel-Tec PMR 30 for a fun gun.:)
     
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  3. buster40c

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    That's how I came to own my Kimber Ultra Carry II. I saw it at a gun show and liked the looks of it. Then when I picked it up it felt like it was made for my hand. I don't see ever selling it as I like it that much. It resides in my night table for unexpected guests.
     
  4. djb383

    djb383 New Member

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    "unexpected guests"...........LOL, that's a good one.
     
  5. smokier

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    With your permission, I would like to steal your tag line! I like it!

    "If you can hit where you aim, caliber don't matter... If you cannot hit where you aim, caliber don't matter..."
     
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    The Taurus is a Shied knock off.
     
  7. djb383

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    Use it all u want......I've borrowed it from whomever the original author is and think it is spot on.
     
  8. djb383

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    .......and I really like the fact that the 9mm G2 holds a whopping 5 more rounds than the "Shield", costs +/-$200 less, size/weight are about the same and the G2 really fits my hand well.......better than the "Shield" ;)

    I'm sure the "Shield" is a fine gun.......it's just at the gun show the G2 "felt the best" for "that 1st gun" and seemed like a good logical choice.
     
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  9. gunslinger669

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    Imitation is the highest form of flattery. Especially if the imitation gets it done better!
     
  10. TeleGuy53

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    Sales are sales. No doubt about it. But I wonder how many of those sales are made by "brand envy" Kool-Aid drinkers!
     
  11. djb383

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