Why doesn't Shimano make a handgun?
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    Why doesn't Shimano make a handgun?

    They make lots of other sporting goods, have lots of fine-tolerance metal machining and manufacturing experience, and cater to overlapping demographics already through their fishing lines (NPI). They have access to distributors. So why not?

    Would Campy guns just really be that much better?

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    Quote Originally Posted by xxl
    They make lots of other sporting goods, have lots of fine-tolerance metal machining and manufacturing experience, and cater to overlapping demographics already through their fishing lines (NPI). They have access to distributors. So why not?

    Would Campy guns just really be that much better?

    Because every time they try to design a gun it ends up looking like a sword.

    /Besides, do you want a gun where if one tiny, infinitesimal part breaks you have to throw the whole thing out?
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    Yes, but you ONLY want to get Shimano Gun 105 level or better. And if you have to ask:

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    Is Shimano Gun 105 at all good enough for me??
    Then YES it is good enough.


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    Seriously, I imagine there's an image problem. Also the fact that some firearms manufacturing expertise is pretty unique to firearms; nothing Shimano makes has to contain and direct a small explosion.

    I would like to see H&K sponsor a bike team... I'd buy that jersey. Great for riding through questionable neighborhoods.

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    I would like to see H&K sponsor a bike team... I'd buy that jersey. Great for riding through questionable neighborhoods
    Would that come with integrated vertical or horizontal shoulder holsters? Or maybe a 4th rear pocket.
    Would H&K riders carry during races...if so we know they would be blackballed from the TDF. I'd love to see it though. It could be the NRA cycling league...Team 1852(S&W), the russian entry AK47, and Cipollini racing for GLOCK SAFE ACTION...

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    Bet it would have a nice ergonomic handle . . . or whatever you call it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Turtleherder
    Because every time they try to design a gun it ends up looking like a sword.

    /Besides, do you want a gun where if one tiny, infinitesimal part breaks you have to throw the whole thing out?
    That and every time there is a new innovation is involves proprietary bullets that change every two years.

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    It'll be overpriced and breaks easily, but damn... think of the bling factor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CurbDestroyer
    Bet it would have a nice ergonomic handle . . . or whatever you call it.
    It's called a grip.

    Personally, I like SRAM's better. Their new "double tap" triggers allow for more kills quicker. Pun intended.

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