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Re: Standard Mfg 44-40
« Reply #20 on: July 14, 2021, 01:21:01 PM »
Along with the CNC lease machines they got from USFA , they also must have acquired the ZIP syndrome.

Yeah ....imagine that all roads and doors lead to the long line up for this POS  ::)
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Re: Standard Mfg 44-40
« Reply #21 on: July 14, 2021, 05:43:42 PM »
At the risk of starting a fight, why are these supposed to be great?  Are they better than a 3rd Generation Colt?  No dog in the fight here, just curious.
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Re: Standard Mfg 44-40
« Reply #22 on: July 14, 2021, 06:37:45 PM »

 :)  Niederlander  ;)

Supposedly, the Standard Mfg. offering is well above 3rd Generation Colt.  Trust me, the 3rd Generation Colt is, for the most part, nothing to brag about.  Supposedly, the Standard Mfg. offering is on par with the offerings from USFA.  Standard does have USFAs "x" machines.

Again, from my frame of reference (Gunplumber - Retired), the Standard Mfg. SA is well made, superbly finished, no better than X-USFA and, like USFA and Colt, require some judicious rubbin and buffin the be truly user friendly and CAS ready.  At their price point, THAT is ridiculous.

Money better spent for a Pietta built Great Western II.

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The "Bottom Line."  Standard doesn't choose to add anything to their line.  We are talking about a fairly small market segment.  Competition from more affordable offerings is really beating them up.  Simple Math.  Compare prices. 

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Re: Standard Mfg 44-40
« Reply #23 on: July 15, 2021, 06:34:40 PM »
Standard is pretty much a sideline/backdoor operation of Connecticut Shotgun.  CSM is kind of an odd outfit, high dollar bespoke shotguns and the occasional sally into the bottom of the market plastic 22s.  The have a reputation as the "Soup Nazi" of gun makers.  (No refund for you!)  Not sure I fully trust them yet, but I keep an eye on them.
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Re: Standard Mfg 44-40
« Reply #24 on: July 16, 2021, 01:20:57 AM »
At the risk of starting a fight, why are these supposed to be great?  Are they better than a 3rd Generation Colt?  No dog in the fight here, just curious.

For the most part, Standard is a legend In Their Own Mind.

Their marketing department specializedin hyperbole to the point that one would think Standard
Invented the SAA And even the screws!

One early reviewer who dared to speak truth was put on their blacklist and Standard demanded early return
Of the review gun.

Many reviewers were heavily chastised by Standard when they found and reported that the firing pins of the first guns had been bent in order to work properly.

I find their  methods disturbing and heavy handed, and the product over rated , especially with regard to the price. The lies of the sales guy taking an order for (and shipping ! ) A 44-40 only add to their poor reputation.

 only saving grace is that they are another outfit producing a quality ( if overpriced )  SAA.
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Re: Standard Mfg 44-40
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Re: Standard Mfg 44-40
« Reply #25 on: July 16, 2021, 02:55:13 AM »
Ah yes !   placed on a pedestal of their own hype
Priced in a lofty and as mentioned " fairly small market segment "
a rabbit hole, We'll see if it survives.... 
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Re: Standard Mfg 44-40
« Reply #26 on: July 16, 2021, 07:51:21 AM »
At the risk of starting a fight, why are these supposed to be great?  Are they better than a 3rd Generation Colt?  No dog in the fight here, just curious.

Depends on what 3rd gen Colt you speak of. The early ones almost anything was better, more recent productions were really good.

Regarding Standard, I can see a small company wanting to get their return on investment before expanding tooling, etc, to make another caliber. Although how much extra tooling I'm not sure. Do they actually drill and rifle the barrels or outsource barrel blanks since that would be the most involved part in producing other calibers?
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Re: Standard Mfg 44-40
« Reply #27 on: July 16, 2021, 08:51:15 AM »
All the 3rd Generations I've seen recently have been really nice pistols.  The couple I've shot were great shooters, too.
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Re: Standard Mfg 44-40
« Reply #28 on: July 16, 2021, 11:37:23 AM »
I've got 3 of the sxxxxa late 3rds,they are all excellent.  But I may just be lucky that way.  I handed my 7.5" to Mike Venturino one time, he cycled it, then asked me who had done the action job.  When I said it came from the factory that way, he handed it back and told me to buy a lottery ticket.
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Re: Standard Mfg 44-40
« Reply #29 on: July 16, 2021, 12:22:12 PM »
I have a circa 2009  3rd Gen.  S594XXA
It too is very nice
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Re: Standard Mfg 44-40
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Re: Standard Mfg 44-40
« Reply #30 on: July 16, 2021, 01:37:11 PM »
I've got a factory fresh S90XXXA on the way.  Report will follow.
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Re: Standard Mfg 44-40
« Reply #31 on: July 29, 2021, 11:16:01 PM »
If yall have not read my previous postings on Standard you should. Standard will not stand behind their guns. Shane is as bad as it gets. He is lacking in knowledge. Why he is in charge seems a bad management call.  There are good people up there but their hands are tied.

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Re: Standard Mfg 44-40
« Reply #32 on: July 30, 2021, 05:47:55 PM »
That's kinda the way the shotgun side of the business seems to work.  If it goes out the door it must have been perfect.  If it's not perfect, it must be your fault. 
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Re: Standard Mfg 44-40
« Reply #33 on: July 31, 2021, 01:29:32 PM »
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Re: Standard Mfg 44-40
« Reply #34 on: August 01, 2021, 07:29:30 AM »
Maybe he's "Special"!  Does make you wonder what's going on............
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Re: Standard Mfg 44-40
« Reply #35 on: August 01, 2021, 12:42:52 PM »
They did make some.  They were supposed to make them but have not continued.  A friend did get one.  That doesnt change how totally awful they are as a company.

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Re: Standard Mfg 44-40
« Reply #36 on: August 09, 2021, 06:26:06 PM »
Hello ,
Drydock , I am the guy with the 44-40 Standard Mfg.
I've had it for 6 months or longer . it is the second one I have .
The first one was in 45 colt , flawless and shoots like it .
The second one is the 44-40 , it now shoots POA and small groups .
Never had a problem with Standard or it's people . Sent the second one back and they fixed the problem .
No problems with either one . They both shoot as good as the look .
Steve

 

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