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Colt stopping sale of AR15... GO BROKE!!!...there's plenty of better competitors our there...
Im guessing this has been coming for a while. The market is saturated right now and prices are at an all time low. I think your average joe that’s only shooting once a month isn't spending $1K on a colt when they can slap together a PSA for less than half. The guys building Gucci guns are also not buying factory colt rifles to strip down and rebuild. I think like you said there are plenty of competitors out there doing the AR so Colt would be foolish to try to complete. I think if things go as planned eventually the civilian market as a whole will go away and only the police & military will be purchasing. Colt has a solid foothold in those markets. Personally I’ve been doing BCM’s for about 12 years now with no reason to change.
 
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The optics and timing is not good in light of Dicks/Walmart/Amazon/you name it all moving in lock step becoming anti 2A...it will be not forgotten when they decide to come back into the game if what you're saying is true...
 
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Colt stopping sale of AR15... GO BROKE!!!...there's plenty of better competitors our there...

Fake news, Colt is suspending production to the civilian market to free up manufacturing resources to fill government contracts.

And the dipshit from RSR that leaked the email that started this debacle is unemployed.
 

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AR market is flooded. I can build a Larue on a stripped lower for $800. $1100 for a .308.

You don't pump shale oil, when the gas prices are lower than $3.00/gallon. This is no different.
 

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What am I missing in the article? Saturated market so redirecting production. As I said above it would be a poor business strategy to produce something that’s not selling. No mater what the perception might be I think they are clearly stating the reasons why.
Colt has not had the sales numbers like they had in the last century. My first AR was a Colt because all you could find was Colt or Bushmaster. Everyone since has been a parts rifle, Odin Works, Anderson, even a Plumcrazy (light pistol build). Sales are up 20% in the last month because of the political rhetoric.
 
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Colt recognizes their position in the consumer market and is adjusting production accordingly.

It really is as simple as that.

$400 will buy/build an AR and that fits the budget of a huge segment of the AR market (who will do nothing more than post pics of it on the internet and maybe run a couple magazines worth of ammo through it)

Mall Ninja AR's (and by proxy mall ninja operators) exist in epidemic proportions compared to mall crawler Jeeps.
 
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Thanks, The Noveske spits those 308's pretty darn accurately. I haven't built anything in about three years, I'm sure there is a bunch of new cool gear I have not seen. Building AR's can get to be a habit. I still want a .45acp AR pistol.
 
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Thanks, The Noveske spits those 308's pretty darn accurately. I haven't built anything in about three years, I'm sure there is a bunch of new cool gear I have not seen. Building AR's can get to be a habit. I still want a .45acp AR pistol.
Suppressed .45 is insane. Been considering the B&T 45acp for just that purpose but the price tag & new WA Laws made me hit the skids on any new purchases.

As for the the .308 I’ve dabbled in it a bit.
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