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Old 02-20-2011, 07:39 PM
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just out of curiosity what happened at smith & wesson to make them change from the blue hard case to cardboard boxes to ship the sigma in?

I keep seeing people posting pictures of theirs in a hard case, but mine shipped in blue and white cardboard
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Old 02-20-2011, 08:19 PM
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They ran an email poll right after I got my Sigma asking if I would prefer to keep the plastic hard case, or go back to the old cardboard box. I voted for the cardboard box. I don't know what the results of the poll were, but I wouldn't be surprised if most people didn't agree with me.

I suppose if you only have a gun or two the plastic boxes are nice, but if you're like me, what do you do with them? I think I've got a dozen of them (not all S&W). They take up space, but they're too nice to just throw away. I'm sure they cost more than a cardboard box too.

Mostly I suspect it was to reduce costs.
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Old 02-21-2011, 01:42 AM
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Are you talking about a box like this?
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Old 02-21-2011, 04:39 PM
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I didn't hear about the poll before. I thought the hard case was a plus. I would of voted for the hard case myself.
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Old 02-21-2011, 07:49 PM
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This is the first I hear of this.

Count me in for the hard case too.

Going to cardboard is all about profit, nothing more, just profit!

Poll, what poll?
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Hard case here! My buddy picked up his 357 last month. Was in a hard plastic blue case.
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Old 02-21-2011, 09:44 PM
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That is very very surprising!! Personally I never use the box after I get the gun home but I still like having a nice plastic case sitting at the bottom of the closet.
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Didn't know about a poll, but cardboard is fine with me. I have a variety of the plastic boxes around, but never use them unless I am disposing of the gun. Until that time they just take up space and have no real alternative use. Same with Ruger's boxes.

Some day I will probably just toss them.
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Going to cardboard is all about profit, nothing more, just profit!
Well of course it is. That's why they're in business.

Maybe "poll" wasn't the right word. I get emails from Smith & Wesson all the time. Probably got my email from the Sigma warranty card, or I might have given it to them years ago.

One of those emails, not too long ago, asked my opinion of the plastic box and asked how I would feel about going back to a cardboard one. I replied that I wouldn't care one way or the other. I'd just as soon have cardboard.
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That is very very surprising!! Personally I never use the box after I get the gun home but I still like having a nice plastic case sitting at the bottom of the closet.
First few trips to the range I did. Now I use my back pack.
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Elvis' sigma came in a blue suede case! LOL! j/k
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I use the plastic boxes to store my spare parts. If I had the card board box, I would still keep it, because eventually I usually sell the pistol to replace it with a new one that might catch my fancy and like to have the box and manual with it. I am sure that S&W have gone to paper vs plastic in an attempt to keep their cost down on these pistols.
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I think the cardboard box is a crock. The blue case have to only cost them a 2-3 dollars. Cutting costs is one thing but come on.
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it could come in a brown paper bag for all I care, I am buying a firearm if I wanted a plastic box I would go get one. Besides those plastic boxes are cr@p anyways.
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Old 02-22-2011, 08:31 PM
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I've thrown out every case I've ever got with the purchase of a handgun. I have a 3 cases that can hold multiple guns and don't use the originals. Mainly becuase the original case is typically designed to carry one gun and/or shaped for a certain gun. Way too many handguns to carry each in an individual case to the range. I can put 3 or 4 in an aftermarket case if I fit them in just right.
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Old 02-22-2011, 09:13 PM
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Yep, that's what makes the shipping label valuable down the road. Did you bother notice it....prolly not. I have mine and will have someone notice it down life's long road...in my opinion. spricks
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Was at the gun shop today and over heard a man complaining about his gun being shipped in a cardboard box. Clerk said he has no control how S&W ships them. Man was not happy.
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I'm a dealer and while Yes, S&W just got a raise, giving out cheaper boxes & charging the same rates (or higher) I am sick of the room storing all those plastic boxes take up. Have you seen the M&P auto plastic boxes? They are big as a briefcase!!!
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well my sigma box came in a OLIVE DRAB color.take a look



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Elvis' sigma came in a blue suede case! LOL! j/k
And my Blue Suede Shoes.
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I think it shows a companies willingness to go a bit farther than the opposition. For the price of some of these guns it should come in a gold case. I think cardboard makes it look cheap, I vote for the case. If they stop using the cases I want an extra mag!
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it could come in a brown paper bag for all I care, I am buying a firearm if I wanted a plastic box I would go get one. Besides those plastic boxes are cr@p anyways.
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Didn't know about a poll, but cardboard is fine with me. I have a variety of the plastic boxes around, but never use them unless I am disposing of the gun. Until that time they just take up space and have no real alternative use. Same with Ruger's boxes.

Some day I will probably just toss them.
Send them to me...I need at least one!

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