Look at the AR market. Colt makes overpriced AR's with nothing but a name stamped on them to justify the price and even in the "overpriced brand-name AR" market, their competition is doing better. A monkey can build an AR and a smart monkey can build one as good or better than Colt, but Colt is trying to compete while paying Yankee union wages to union workers . . . for work they should have hired the monkey to do. If the work requires skilled labor, the worker doesn't need a union and if it doesn't, the union is just making the product too expensive for the market. I don't know how it took them this long to decide to quit making them and I wonder how long they will last in the 1911 market (or the gun market, in general). Colt announcing they won't make AR's is a blow to the gun market on par with Winchester deciding to stop making bolt action rifles. In other words, so what?