Colt suspending production of AR-15 for civilians

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Colt suspending production of AR-15 for civilians

Postby Bearcatrp on Thu Sep 19, 2019 4:03 pm

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Postby Holland&Holland on Thu Sep 19, 2019 4:13 pm

They claim it is a market decision, not sure I believe them fully but one cannot deny that the market is flooded right now.
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Postby xd ED on Thu Sep 19, 2019 5:59 pm

Holland&Holland wrote:They claim it is a market decision, not sure I believe them fully but one cannot deny that the market is flooded right now.


Listening to one of the radio talkers just now; he questioned why, even assuming it's true, a company would feel the need to make such an announcement.
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Postby Rip Van Winkle on Thu Sep 19, 2019 6:24 pm

It isn't the first time they've suspended civilian sales.
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Postby Grayskies on Thu Sep 19, 2019 7:03 pm

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Re: Colt suspending production of AR-15 for civilians

Postby Holland&Holland on Fri Sep 20, 2019 7:38 am

xd ED wrote:
Holland&Holland wrote:They claim it is a market decision, not sure I believe them fully but one cannot deny that the market is flooded right now.


Listening to one of the radio talkers just now; he questioned why, even assuming it's true, a company would feel the need to make such an announcement.


Because of the reaction they are getting questioning if it is politically motivated.
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Re: Colt suspending production of AR-15 for civilians

Postby Grayskies on Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:27 am

The NRA and other pro gun talking heads and pro gun journalists are all saying Colt is overloaded with military and law enforcement contracts, tho they did lose the M4 contract, the market is saturated with ARs and Colt will return to the civilian market when they get caught up. Colt apparently is on board with the above or so they say.

I don't see Colt wanting to piss off the gun community but who knows they could be pulling a Dicks...
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Colt suspending production of AR-15 for civilians

Postby dismal on Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:30 am

Don’t the Colt AR’s have a rep for being a bit overpriced? My understanding is that you’re for the name.
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Postby 870TC on Fri Sep 20, 2019 9:10 am

dismal wrote:Don’t the Colt AR’s have a rep for being a bit overpriced? My understanding is that you’re for the name.

Yep, snob appeal is strong with colt. I personally have trouble thinking of a gun company that has a more mismanaged consumer/retail division.
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Re: Colt suspending production of AR-15 for civilians

Postby Holland&Holland on Fri Sep 20, 2019 11:29 am

870TC wrote:
dismal wrote:Don’t the Colt AR’s have a rep for being a bit overpriced? My understanding is that you’re for the name.

Yep, snob appeal is strong with colt. I personally have trouble thinking of a gun company that has a more mismanaged consumer/retail division.

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Re: Colt suspending production of AR-15 for civilians

Postby Ghost on Fri Sep 20, 2019 11:31 am

dismal wrote:Don’t the Colt AR’s have a rep for being a bit overpriced? My understanding is that you’re for the name.

Yep, there are better options for less money.
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Re: Colt suspending production of AR-15 for civilians

Postby Holland&Holland on Fri Sep 20, 2019 11:33 am

I get the snake gun appeal but beyond that, pass
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