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Old 09-18-2019, 07:56 PM
hardspunned hardspunned is offline
 
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Default Colt out of the AR 15 business?

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Old 09-18-2019, 08:08 PM
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Colt website shows all AR-type rifles out of stock with the only exception being the XM177E2 Retro Carbine.
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Old 09-18-2019, 08:48 PM
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For civilians.

Colts were a very small portion of the market sales. With makers like palmetto state who offer good rifles at low prices it really drove them out. Who wants to pay twice as much for a colt when the palmetto will do the same thing? Palmetto is just one of many manufactures who are fighting for market shares.
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Old 09-18-2019, 08:55 PM
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They’re just temporarily stopping making them for civilian sale, supposedly to focus on mil/LE contracts. I think the reality is the AR market like all the gun market is very soft right now and this will increase demand and hopefully sell off unwanted inventory. Once demand for ARs returns to Obama era levels they will be back. If not sooner.
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Old 09-18-2019, 09:02 PM
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I don't think Colt can compete in the AR-15 market.

About 50 other companies make the rifle just as good, or better.

Good riddance.
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Old 09-19-2019, 04:02 AM
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Colt website shows all AR-type rifles out of stock with the only exception being the XM177E2 Retro Carbine.
Rather ironic because those builds are outsourced.
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Old 09-19-2019, 04:19 AM
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Yes 50 other companies make them, no they don't all make them better. A Palmetto AR runs a chance at being a stable rifle for anything more than the average shooter. If you are someone that needs an AR platform for work, a palmetto does not fit the bill.
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Old 09-19-2019, 06:08 AM
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Colt is but a shell of its self from years gone By... Colt Management is PC. So many ar 15 builders today there is no $$$ in it.
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Old 09-19-2019, 07:04 AM
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Yes 50 other companies make them, no they don't all make them better. A Palmetto AR runs a chance at being a stable rifle for anything more than the average shooter. If you are someone that needs an AR platform for work, a palmetto does not fit the bill.
My Palmetto has been 100% reliable. What is the source for your comment?
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Old 09-19-2019, 07:27 AM
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My Palmetto has been 100% reliable. What is the source for your comment?
Working in an AR customizing shop. Palmetto can sometimes be fine but we run into more problems with them than others. Lots of over torqued barrel nuts. Occasional mismachimed parts that stack tollerances and cause problems. Even headspace issues.

Now, if you're like most of us just shooting for fun a palmetto is fine. But they don't assemble to a constant TDP, and if my life were on the line I would want a manufacturer who sticks to platform standards.

There is a reason palmetto costs what it does.
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