Words of Advice:

"Never Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Owns an Airplane."-- Tina Marie

"
If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"
Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It.
" -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

S&W Hates Aftermarket Parts

So there is some deal where Smith & Wesson is sending out "cease and desist" letters to companies that make after-market parts fr their guns.

Which isn't exactly what's going on. But it's as stupid as objecting to a custom shop turning out a highly worked-over Ford Mustang. And what it'll do is piss off a lot of people.

You don't license a gun, you buy it. And once you buy it, it's yours and if you want to tinker with the internals, all the company can do is say "you've messed with it, the warranty is voided."

AR-15s and 1911s are as popular as they are because gunsmiths and home tinkerers can and do swap parts and try to improve on the basic design. There is a huge market for after-market Glock mods.

But if S&W's going to try and choke off the after-market modifications to their guns, all they are going to really do is cut into their own sales.

1 comment:

Robert Fowler said...

The only S&W I own is a old 39 that I bought in really sad condition. Someone had done a nice parkerizing job on the slide, but the frame looked like someone had drug it behind a truck down a dirt road. I've since cleaned it up and cerokoted the frame. Unless I can find a good used 29 at a decent price, this will probably be the only Smith I will own. They can be the next Colt.