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Charles Daly DOA

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by Jedburgh, Jan 29, 2010.

  1. Jedburgh

    Jedburgh

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  2. Broncbuster

    Broncbuster Dying Breed

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    Hate to hear this. I have a shotgun and a CD1911. The 1911 is actually one of my more accurate pistols next to my Sig. I have never had a problem with CD products.
     

  3. RonS

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    To all our friends, fans, supporters and consumers of Charles Daly and by extension, KBI products, I regret to inform you that the rumors of our demise are true.

    KBI is going out of business and closing its doors, effective today, January 29, 2010.

    I don't want to go into each and every detail as to why this has occurred, except to say that there have been a multitude of events over the past five years that have contributed to our current situation.

    For those of you with ongoing service requirements please be advised that we are currently negotiating with several companies that will be performing after-sale service of Charles Daly, CD Defense and Jericho firearms. As soon as we have finalized a contract with one of these companies we will post the name, address and contact details of that company on www.CharlesDalyForum.com, so you will know who to contact to obtain service on your KBI firearm.

    Again, I wish to thank all of you that have supported our company, Charles Daly and all the other fine firearms that we have sold over the years.. This spells the end of KBI but I imagine it will certainly not mean the end of Charles Daly® and CD Defense™. Look for this excellent brand to resurface in the very near future.

    Sincerely,
    Michael B. Kassnar, President
    K.B.I., Inc.
     
  4. okie

    okie GT Mayor

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    That's to bad:sadangel:
     
  5. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr CLM

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    Never owned any CD firearms,......have a friend that loves them!
    So long,............:wavey:
     
  6. AZ Husker

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    Outsourcing overseas killed them.
     
  7. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    Hate to see a gun company or any company in this economy go belly up. Somehow, I'll figure out a way to blame it on the current administration.
     
  8. AZ Husker

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    Put the blame where it lies...with the company itself. Daly used to make their own guns. They had a fine reputation. Then they started to outsource with foreign countries. "Daly" was only a rollmark. Look at the highly successful gunmakers. They build THEIR OWN guns. The only exception I can think of is Springfield, and if the general public knew they were buying Filipino guns, the sales would plummet.
     
  9. bac1023

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    What a shame.

    I've always liked my Charles Daly EFS (which was built in the Philippines by Armscor. ;))


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  10. HAIL CAESAR

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    For once we totally agree. And you put Philipino and you meant Brazil. I know you know better and it was a brain freeze, I do it all the time.
     
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    And we wonder why there is a trade deficit?
     
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    You're right Caesar, my fingers outraced my mind! :embarassed:
     
  13. HAIL CAESAR

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    I figured. We don't agree much on Kimbers but I know you know your stuff...except for Kimbers.:tongueout: