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$70 to make a glock

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by SCC, Jul 30, 2012.

  1. SCC

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  2. Bruce M

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    Thanks - interesting article. I wonder if the 70 is in 1980 or today.
     

  3. tampashooters

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    :deadhorse:

    My truck cost me $30,000, but I am sure it cost much less to make.
     
  4. ojabog

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    Dyson vacuums are built for about $80 in Malaysia.
     
  5. Happy Hunting

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    I would buy a dozen glocks before I plunked down a comparable figure for a vacuum that I will hate using anyway.
     
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    why would you hate a dyson? They work really good.
     
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    Whatever the cost is, I would pay a few dollars more to avoid MIM parts.
     
  8. bac1023

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    I thought it was over $100 these days. :dunno:
     
  9. gdiddy

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    I understand your apprehension to an extent. However, I can't recall a firearm failure due to MIM components being used. Can you?
     
  10. Bren

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    Newbs on the internet say MIM parts suck - how can you dispute that?
     
  11. kodiakpb

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    Your not supposed to use it....your wife is!
     
  12. 220-9er

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    Looks like the article is referring to several years, or decades, ago.
    There are also several layers of distribution and other costs of business before us peons get to plunk our money down on one. But yes, it seems to e a profitable business, as it should be.
     
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    don't forget they are recouping r&d costs into the price.
     
  14. PAGunner

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    How About all stovepipes due to crappy MIM extractor? Not to mention the erratic ejections and BTF
     
  15. Bren

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    They don't exist. Unfortunately, this forum draws a lot of newbs with no more knowledge opf guns than shooting, hence GT General Glocking as the sun-source of Glock problem myths.
     
  16. CDW4ME

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    If you search with words like broke or broken the examples turn up. I found these last year when shopping for a 1911; there are likely more now, but these were convenient:

    http://forums.1911forum.com/showthre...ighlight=broke

    http://forums.1911forum.com/showthre...ighlight=broke

    http://forums.1911forum.com/showthre...ghlight=broken

    http://forums.1911forum.com/showthre...ghlight=broken

    http://forums.1911forum.com/showthre...ghlight=broken

    http://forums.1911forum.com/showthre...ghlight=broken

    I'm no newb. :miff:

    MIM is about producing cheaper, not better, components than cast or forged.
    It may be "good enough" but as I said I'd pay a few dollars more to avoid it.