I have strong opinions about certain companies. Some positive. Some negative. But all deserved from my experience. I had a Rem 7400 in 30-06. Pretty good gun really. But carry it through the woods with sweaty hands and look in the safe a week later, and you'll see a brown rusty receiver where your handprint was. That's not bashing, but it happened to me. Bill Ruger helped the klintons push the assault weapon ban through because he didn't favor mere civilians owning magazines with more than 10 round capacity. And is exactly why Ruger Mini 14 mags costed as much as they did. He's dead now, and the company has tried to right some of the "wrongs" of the old man, but gun guys don't forget when you screw them. A lot of people bash Hesse to no end. Some deserved, and I believe much not. Truth is, I bought one of their (Vulcan) MP5 versions and you'd think the world came to a full sudden stop. I had an intermittent feeding issue, sent the gun back under warranty, they fixed it and returned it the same day. But to hear a lot of the HK fanboys talk, I was scum of the earth for buying it. Hi point replaced a rusty pistol after it sat underwater for close to a week during hurricane Katrina. Covered it all under warranty. The only Mossberg that I own is a 500-A. Safety doesn't work because the tab is broken off. I contacted customer service, they wanted me to spend a fortune mailing the entire gun to them on my dime, when reality was all I really needed to mail was the trigger group that would've costed maybe $10 fully insured. Needless to say, the gun is still walking around without a working safety because I'm not going to spend $40 on round trip shipping for a $3 part. Owned a Taurus pt 9mm handgun that had light strikes routinely. Hadn't owned it a week. called their customer service and provided them the serial number, and they said it was no longer under warranty due to the age of it. Forget that the paperwork in the box said it had a limited lifetime warranty because springs were considered a wear part and were not covered under their warranty. Bought a Bushnell holosight. It was about a $225 optic. Bushnell marketed the holosight, though they were made my Eotech. Started draining the batteries even when turned off. Called Bushnell and they said they no longer sold or serviced them. It was 4 days out of warranty. It collects dust in a box now. Bought a pair of tasco trail cameras. Had it about 4 months and it started taking out of focus photos suddenly. Called tasco, got a return authorization number and had a brand new trail camera of the next higher grade model in the mountains two weeks later. Customer service can make or break a company. Above are just some of my positive and negative experiences with some of them.