Colt will stop making the AR-15

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  1. Bren

    Bren NRA Life Member

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    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?
     
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  2. fnfalman

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    Nobody wanted to buy Colt ARs yet they at the same time they expect Colt to keep making guns that it can’t sell.
     

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    Biggsly Good looking deplorable

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    I agree with some of the others. The AR market is flooded. You can build a really nice gun cheap. You can build a good beater gun for really cheap.
     
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    There is more fail in this thread than the other. I'm sorry I clicked in.

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    The_Dan The underscore is silent

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    Another issue is that guns last a very long time. What used to be an ABC market for that type of rifle has become A-Z. They are made by big companies and small, and even home hobby level gunsmiths. I have many friends and family members who own AR platform rifles and not a single one is a Colt. I suspect losing the military contracts helped make the decision, their limited penetration in the civilian market came back to haunt them.
     
  8. glockhoarder

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    What I don't get about this is that they will still be making them for the law enforcement market so why not to sell to civilians?

    If they were going to discontinue it all together I could completely understand. however if they are already making them for the law enforcement Market what do they care if some of them go to the civilian market to the extent that demand dictates?
     
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    From the story:



    This headline makes no sense. This is exactly why I don't bother with the mainscream media.
     
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    For a strictly business decision the timing of this strikes me as extremely suspect.

    It was not long ago that they came out with what I consider to be the very cool Vietnam retro issues. While obviously overpriced they're pretty need rifles gear totally to the civilian collector market. Now it just so happens that in the setting of Walmart and all the other BS companies that are going antigun that they're just going to stop selling civilians strictly is a business decision. Right
     
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  11. billorights

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    So will the Colt ARs become more valuable like Winchester 94s did?
     
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    My issue rifle was made by General Motors Hydramatic Division.
     
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    BobbyS Truth always sounds like lies to a sinner

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    never mind, can't say that anyway
     
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    For many years one of my primary collecting interest has actually been Colt ARs. It will be interesting to see how this affects in value over time.

    Of course living in Virginia I might not be able to own any of my collection after January
     
  16. TBO

    TBO Why so serious? CLM

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    I still haven't fired the new pencil barrel Colt I picked up a while ago.

    I had been thinking about breaking it in when I head out to break in a new big game rifle.... but might wait to see what the resale market looks like. :cool:

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  17. Will Rudy

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    who cares? there are 400 other gun companies building AR'S.
     
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    Wasn’t it just a few years ago that Colt ARs were the ‘Gold Standard’ of AR rifles?

    For my next AR purchase, which brands are as good with a better price?
     
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    What 'choo takin' about Willis
     
  20. glockhoarder

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    They used to use HK416s. That's what they had in the UBL raid.

    I had a patient just a few months ago whose husband was a current Seal Team Six Operator. We got to talking about guns and he told me that. We had an extensive discussion about guns, unfortunately slightly to the annoyance of his wife. He said in their latest trials the Noveske out performed all others including HK so they adopted it.
     
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