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Old May 8, 2019, 08:59 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by precision_shooter View Post
Glock never offered their pistols under any other name except Glock. I know full well about the markup from mfg, then you have the markup from retailers. It’s called capitalism and I’m fine with that.
Springfield can’t design nor produce a pistol that is not 1911 pattern so they bought a well designed Croatian-made gun, slapped their name on it, and yes increased the price 300% over what the same pistol sold for when it was known as the HS2000. Glock designed and still mfg their own guns, to which EVERYONE has tried to immigrate or approve upon their base design somehow. Remember when s&w got sued for making an exact copy of Glocks design? A lot of people don’t, but this is why you have the M&P line. You say Springfield were upfront, and maybe they mentioned it at some point. We will just have to agree to disagree about what being “upfront” is... Anyway, I digress. You seem to like the XD, I don’t and stated why. You, nor anyone, have to agree with my view.
I bought my HS2000 back around 2001 online for around $280 plus shipping and transfer. If you look on there are new XD9 pistols selling for under $300, starting at about $280 plus shipping. Even though these guns come with only one mag that's hardly a 300% mark up. Also Springfield has a very good warranty that covers shipping. When I bought my HS2000 not so much. I had used parts sent to me for repairs because the importer didn't have new parts.
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