Colt suspending production of AR-15 for civilian consumers

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Colt CEO said they are not permanently ending the production for civilians but believe there is currently an adequate supply of sporting rifles available now. The company announced they would concentrate on fulfilling military and law enforcement contracts for the foreseeable future with their rifle manufacturing

The CEO said they remained committed to the Second Amendment and were adapting to consumer demand
 
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Colt CEO said they are not permanently ending the production for civilians but believe there is currently an adequate supply of sporting rifles available now. The company announced they would concentrate on fulfilling military and law enforcement contracts for the foreseeable future with their rifle manufacturing

The CEO said they remained committed to the Second Amendment and were adapting to consumer demand
A glass half full guy could say the Democrat candidate rhetoric is not startling anyone
 

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They really aren’t that good. They are getting dominated in that market
Some things I've gleaned from reading gun forums:

Colt just got a huge order for export. They've apparently had to move people from civilian assembly lines to government ones.

Colt hasn't updated their processes in decades, and is being undersold by equally good manufacturers. The market price is literally their manufacturing cost, not including cuts for distribution and taxes.

Colt had been poorly run ever since Sam was alive. They've been in and out of bankruptcy regularly, and are the poster child for bad management.
 

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Some things I've gleaned from reading gun forums:

Colt just got a huge order for export. They've apparently had to move people from civilian assembly lines to government ones.

Colt hasn't updated their processes in decades, and is being undersold by equally good manufacturers. The market price is literally their manufacturing cost, not including cuts for distribution and taxes.

Colt had been poorly run ever since Sam was alive. They've been in and out of bankruptcy regularly, and are the poster child for bad management.
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They really aren’t that good. They are getting dominated in that market
This....

They are picking a time when they think it sounds good to say this. They are premium priced but a slightly above average gun. For Colt money there are a lot better options or one can build their own. Colt is also missing the mark on the suburban guy that thinks because he went to a 6 hour three gun class he is almost a Navy Seal. This guy has everything tactical.....tactical light, tactical grip, tactical sunglasses, multiple tactical optics, tactical underwear even tactical bacon.....he needs all this to compensate for the delay taking off his C-PAP machine creates when combating night prowlers trying to steal the Amazon package he forgot to get of his porch. He buys an AR then puts 2-3x the cost of the gun all over it with tactical stickers. Colt is missing that entire market.

What they risk here is announcing a business decision in a way that impacts their handgun sales.
 
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Some things I've gleaned from reading gun forums:

Colt just got a huge order for export. They've apparently had to move people from civilian assembly lines to government ones.

Colt hasn't updated their processes in decades, and is being undersold by equally good manufacturers. The market price is literally their manufacturing cost, not including cuts for distribution and taxes.

Colt had been poorly run ever since Sam was alive. They've been in and out of bankruptcy regularly, and are the poster child for bad management.
When Colt got his first government order, he missed the deadline....significantly. Did not even have a single gun ready when the original deadline came and went. Wiggled his way out of the jam by bringing along a handful of parts where he illustrated the concept of interchangeable parts. Obviously, he got a pass. Was also known to be a proponent of getting potential clients drunk so they would buy more.
 
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Meh, I've got my eye on a Sig but can't justify the expense just yet. Now if they announced they were going to stop making semiautomatic rifles, guess I'd have to run out and buy one.
P220. As soon as I absorb the cost of this move, it will be my first SIGnificant purchase. Even before new sticks.
 

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When Colt got his first government order, he missed the deadline....significantly. Did not even have a single gun ready when the original deadline came and went. Wiggled his way out of the jam by bringing along a handful of parts where he illustrated the concept of interchangeable parts. Obviously, he got a pass. Was also known to be a proponent of getting potential clients drunk so they would buy more.
I think in this statement, you probably could replace "Colt" with almost every government supplier of anything.