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Tue Apr 28, 2015, 07:48 PM

37. market saturation

Colt has been going down hill for years. Colt's biggest sales have mostly police and military for years. Cops have been switching to European made semi autos like Glock and SIG for the past 30 years. Now the military uses pistols by the Italian company Beretta, and looks like DoD is dumping Colt for the German company Heckler and Koch for the M-4. That would now make all of our military small arms made by US subsidiaries of European companies, the other being Fabrique Nationale d'Herstal.
Of course, many cops also carried Smith and Wesson back in the day, and still do. They also have a wider civilian market in the US and Europe. Oh, then there is the RCMP contract. They also have a good reputation for CCW pistols and sell them. Colt, outside of their .38 revolvers (which IMNSHO is under rated for most people and situations, but that is another discussion) simply don't compete. Unfortunately, handcrafted wood and steel loses out to CNC machined plastic shit.

Guns are durable goods. Durable goods follow a cycle. The ban scare saturated the market. Granted, there are a few people who are to guns what Imelda Marcos is to shoes, but they are few. Most gun owners, including NRA members, and all of the ones I know buy only what they have a specific use for. I don't much red meat, so I don't hunt. That means I won't be shopping for a .270.

As for the Gawker article, which sucks as much as Daily Caller, a gang member is still a gang member.

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