It does bring an interesting idea to point. What if Kel-Tec changed their name and business model to Kel-Tec Design Group and was purchased by Ruger? Like, Ruger turns them into a think tank and lets them run wild. Go, go and think up some other crazy design that people will fight over and throw money at us for. Don't worry about production, we'll take care of the scary assembly things.
I actually think it would work. Everyone apes on Ruger for following Kel-Tec's designs, but you have to admit that have a better track record on QA, for the most part. And they're definitely better able to keep up with demand. This way, Ruger gets new designs and Kel-Tec gets to run wild without having to be bothered by quality issues.
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