Saturday, December 06, 2008

HS Precision responds

I was reading the forums over at The High Road and saw that HS Precision has issued a statement.
To Our Valued Customers:

H-S Precision has received comments relating to individual testimonials in our 2008 catalog. All of the testimonials focused on the quality, accuracy and customer service provided by H-S Precision.

The management of H-S Precision did not intend to offend anyone or create any type of controversy. We are revising our 2009 catalog and removing all product testimonials.


The Management of H-S Precision
That's idiotic on its face. HS Precision gets flak over one testimonial, so they decide to remove all testimonials from the catalog.

Horiuchi might be the best shot in the whole world. He might be able to knock a fly off a swishing burro tail at 1000 yards. He might be able take that shot only with HS Precision rifles. HS Precision should be rightfully proud that they make such a product, but if they have their finger on the pulse of the rifle world, they'd know that Horiuchi's name is extremely corrosive to discourse. Many, many people will quit using a product if Horiuchi endorses it.

There are just some things I don't want to know. I don't want to know the brand of aftershave that Mohammed Atta used. I'm not interested in knowing what brand of knife OJ Simpson prefers. And I don't want to know which rifle Lon Horiuchi prefers. Please don't tell me what brand of ammo he prefers. Really. I don't want to know.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The HS response is that of people who won't take responsibility for making decisions.

It's like the "zero tolerance" policies of various organizations from schools to businesses. Do the shotgun approach and it's safe from decision-making and risk of subsequent criticism -- gutless wonders.