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SMK

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by jamjon, May 30, 2008.

  1. jamjon

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    I was looking for some pistols for back garden plinking so i went on the smk site and ordered there catalogue and it arrived with a personalised letter hand signed by the manager with the details of my nearest stockist there address telephone number the managers name his email address and details of the nearest car parking now i know smk get slated for some of there airguns but i was so impressed with this personalised service that i thought i'd write about it it would be nice if a few of the other companys took a leaf out of there book and cared about there customers as much :up:
     
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    well i'm glad SMK are doing something right:up:
    to be fair they never hit the airgun market with a high quality gun they are just vlaue plinking guns:up:
     
  3. jamjon

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    My opinion of smk has been raised by that service i wouldn't buy one as a main hunting gun but there is some good stuff in the catalogue some of the c02 pistols are nice
     
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    id trust them for plinking gear:up:
     
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    They can take care of their customers because they only have a few :D but that sounds like a really nice touch, I like it, to be fair many people make out SMK to be worse than they are. At the end of the day they're Chinese rifles, so they're not going to be great, but the service sounds good, and the price is right too, especially if you want to customise a gun ... their CO2 rifles are half decent and have potential :up: glad to hear about that :)
     
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    Iv Heard bad stuff about smk. But if there costemer services are good the if you do get a bad gun off them you should have no problem getting a replacement.
    Iv been reding on the net that the cheep smk rifles are resposable foe getting more people into the airgun sport than anyother make this is because of there price i think.
    So any compay that starts people off in the sport with a cheep gun can not be too bad. A lot of people just wont somthing to mess about with in the garden and whaen whay get into it thay go out amf buy somthing better.
    I belive that smk go have a place in the sport. And people with there guns should be incorged in moveing on in the sport and not slanted for there cheep set up
     
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    Thing is, you get what you pay for.
    If it does what you want, then no problems.
    Personal service is somtimes worth more than the product itself!
     
  8. jamjon

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    Smk sell more guns in the uk than anyone so to offer that level of service is in my opinion something special it's not like i was buying anything it was a free catalogue with free postage
     
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    well i notice you all say there are probs with smk,i can half agree with you as i got my qb78dl in .177 and it wasnt very good!!!

    HOWEVER....
    with advice from a few of the many tune up guides on the net and some friendly advice direct from people who tune them(one being my gun club owner and also an owner of his own field sports business) my qb now pumps out 11.7 ft lbs on a warm day!!! notice how i say warm and not hot day.

    with my bog standard smk 3-9x32 scopes i am hitting targets at 45 yards quite easily which makes me really proud to own one of these little gems,especially when last week there was an old fella sitting next to me on the plinking range with a bsa scorpion and a nice new daystate huntsman,both with big fancy scopes and he kept missing everything past 35 yards!!!!

    and while you can get co2 cheap if you are prepared to search on the net and buy in bulk,i dont think i will be getting rid of it just yet either.

    hope many others get the same pleasure out of thier rifles as i do with mine
     
  10. jamjon

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    It's not that smk make bad products they just have mass prodused chinese products that need working on if your prepared to put the work in some of the smk guns can be turned into something quite usefull but for a bit more money you can buy a nice bsa supersport or weihrauch hw30 and get a great gun that will be reliable and accurate
     
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    SMK service=:down: i ordered a catalogue, about 5 months went by and i get an e-mail asking for my details and they would then send one out. sent my details and another 3 months down the line i still haven't received the catalogue.

    pete.
     
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    I got mine within 48 hours with a personal letter from the manager and all the details of my local stockist including parking details and the store managers email
     
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    I bought a QB78 last week and took it to the range at the weekend. Once the scope was zero'd I was more than happy with the accuracy. I was hitting targets out to 30+ yards (which being new to the sport made me more than happy).

    Had it put on the chrono and it was only putting out 6.5ftlb average so deffo needs a tune up but not being very mechanically minded I'm a bit wary about doing anything.

    I have a couple of guides for stripping / tuning etc just need to build up the courage to strip it.
     
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    6.5ft-lbs:eek: oh dear...
     
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    You can find all the info you'll ever need about a gun online :up:
     
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    Oh dear mate thats not very powerfull. You better crack it up a bit if you can
     
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    But as long as you can hit the target then thats harf the battel
     
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    Keep it legal :D
     
  19. a1gunner

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    lol keep it legal!

    good luck making it illegal!:D

    thing will blow up if it passed the 12 mark:D
     
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    im still waighting for my new catalog and i think smk have started to do well i am very happy with my xs17 does a good job for close ratting and pigeons bunnies wen i put a scope on it i wood recamend a half decent smk to any one they have good build quality now lol
     

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