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Colt suspending production of AR-15 for civilians
« on: September 19, 2019, 06:18:35 PM »
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Re: Colt suspending production of AR-15 for civilians
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2019, 07:22:50 PM »
Unless things have changed, it's 'supposedly' temporary..... Not the first time Colt's has shirked the public market for the gubmint contract route because they lack the wherewithal to do both.
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Re: Colt suspending production of AR-15 for civilians
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2019, 08:12:28 PM »
Got a Colt upper on a Bushmaster lower.  Not planning on selling.  Not that thrilled with Colt.

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Re: Colt suspending production of AR-15 for civilians
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2019, 10:40:22 AM »
They said they're losing money...purely a business decision.

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Re: Colt suspending production of AR-15 for civilians
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2019, 11:07:59 AM »
They said they're losing money...purely a business decision.


To hear them tell it, Colt's has never made money.  ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Colt suspending production of AR-15 for civilians
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Re: Colt suspending production of AR-15 for civilians
« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2019, 07:53:30 PM »
They said they're losing money...purely a business decision.

The thing is that this isn't your daddy's Colt anymore.  They lost one military contract,and they could not recover from it.  The way I see it is that their marketing department is no longer able to sell their mediocre products.
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Re: Colt suspending production of AR-15 for civilians
« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2019, 08:35:56 PM »
Yep.  That's the way I see it.

Where is Bill on all of this?  He usually has an opinion....
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Re: Colt suspending production of AR-15 for civilians
« Reply #7 on: September 21, 2019, 04:08:19 PM »
The thing is that this isn't your daddy's Colt anymore. 

Pop was more of a Savage or Monkey Wards kind of guy...   :D

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Re: Colt suspending production of AR-15 for civilians
« Reply #8 on: September 27, 2019, 02:19:05 PM »
I have been working in the Aerospace/ITAR world for the last couple of months as a Manufacturing Engineer and the amount of documented process/associated costs is enough to keep Colt's price-point significantly higher than its competitors.  My employer is trying to transition back to being a Job Shop from a dedicated Aerospace Machine Shop and I am trying to encourage a dual path through the shop, 1 for AS and 1 for Joe Schmoe.  Too much "Process" to be competitive if we don't.
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Re: Colt suspending production of AR-15 for civilians
« Reply #9 on: September 27, 2019, 02:43:45 PM »
I have been working in the Aerospace/ITAR world for the last couple of months as a Manufacturing Engineer and the amount of documented process/associated costs is enough to keep Colt's price-point significantly higher than its competitors.  My employer is trying to transition back to being a Job Shop from a dedicated Aerospace Machine Shop and I am trying to encourage a dual path through the shop, 1 for AS and 1 for Joe Schmoe.  Too much "Process" to be competitive if we don't.
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Is your shop AS9100?

 

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