Pennsylvania Firearm Owners Association
Page 4 of 5 FirstFirst 12345 LastLast
Results 31 to 40 of 48
  1. #31
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    bloomsburg, Pennsylvania
    (Columbia County)
    Posts
    990
    Rep Power
    21474847

    Default Re: Colt is stopping civilian production of their rifles

    Maybe this is the reason they stopped production for civilians:

    The Pentagon on Wednesday announced that Connecticut-based Colt’s Manufacturing is the winner of a big contract to supply M4 carbines to allies overseas.
    The U.S. Army Contracting Command at Picatinny Arsenal in New Jersey announced the firm-fixed-price award, valued at $41,924,594, the same week that Colt said they were pausing production of rifles for the consumer market to concentrate on military contracts.

    “Our warfighters and law enforcement personnel continue to demand Colt rifles and we are fortunate enough to have been awarded significant military and law enforcement contracts,” said Dennis Veilleux, Colt’s president and Chief Executive Officer, in a statement Thursday. “Currently, these high-volume contracts are absorbing all of Colt’s manufacturing capacity for rifles.”
    https://www.guns.com/news/2019/09/20...verseas-allies

  2. #32
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
    (Monroe County)
    Age
    33
    Posts
    2,053
    Rep Power
    21474848

    Default Re: Colt is stopping civilian production of their rifles

    Quote Originally Posted by Hodgie View Post
    In order to complete today in the military contract arena you have to be high speed and low drag. I hear every rifle purchased comes with a free operator beard grooming kit and a pair of 5.11 pants.
    5.11, the "colt" of pants.
    "Live free or die. Death is not the worst of evils. John Stark

  3. #33
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    (Philadelphia County)
    Posts
    2,825
    Rep Power
    21474845

    Default Re: Colt is stopping civilian production of their rifles

    Quote Originally Posted by Hodgie View Post
    In order to complete today in the military contract arena you have to be high speed and low drag. I hear every rifle purchased comes with a free operator beard grooming kit and a pair of 5.11 pants.
    .....and,don't forget the parachord bracelet.
    There are no pacts between lions and men.

  4. #34
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Glenmoore, Pennsylvania
    (Chester County)
    Age
    60
    Posts
    2,270
    Rep Power
    21474849

    Default Re: Colt is stopping civilian production of their rifles

    Quote Originally Posted by Noah_Zark View Post
    ^^^ This. Lower-cost options such as complete guns and DIY builds using parts from PSA and dozens of other vendors have put a hurt on Colt for civilian sales. The only people buying Colt ARs are those that "accept no substitutes."

    Colt could be timing this move with the current political climate to transfer some of the "blame" away from commercial reasons to political ones, but as always, "follow the money."

    Noah
    Of course, this is genius! It’s all about marketing and public relations... they’re positioning themselves for the future. Their government (non-civilian) contracts are their bread and butter anyway, (i.e., zero impact).

    Shareholders are happy, including mutual fund managers whose index funds include Colt investments.

  5. #35
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
    (Monroe County)
    Age
    33
    Posts
    2,053
    Rep Power
    21474848

    Default Re: Colt is stopping civilian production of their rifles

    The current Army contract is in the form of Foreign Military Sales to several U.S. overseas allies to include Afghanistan, Bahrain, Djibouti, Federated States of Micronesia, Hungary, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Macedonia, Marshall Islands, Palau, St. Vincent and Grenadines, and Tunisia. The award, for production of M4 and M4A1 carbines, has an estimated completion date of Sept. 18, 2024.
    last i knew, we were at war with afghanistan?
    "Live free or die. Death is not the worst of evils. John Stark

  6. #36
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Douglassville, Pennsylvania
    (Berks County)
    Posts
    3,645
    Rep Power
    21474847

    Default Re: Colt is stopping civilian production of their rifles

    Quote Originally Posted by fallenleader View Post
    last i knew, we were at war with afghanistan?
    Only half, we're arming the other half.
    Where's Hunter?

  7. #37
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    On top of a hill, Pennsylvania
    Posts
    7,721
    Rep Power
    21474850

    Default Re: Colt is stopping civilian production of their rifles

    Colt has long been in the Pentagon’s Foreign Military Sales pipeline. Earlier this year, the Army expedited delivery of 2,200 M4s under an existing contract from Colt to the military of Senegal prior to deployment of forces from that West African country on a UN-backed peacekeeping mission in war-torn Mali. Senegal paid roughly $1.6 million for the M4s, which replaced older M16s, and troops in the country were trained on the new carbines by a team from the Vermont National Guard.
    $1,600,000/2200=$727.27 each/shipped

  8. #38
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
    (Monroe County)
    Age
    33
    Posts
    2,053
    Rep Power
    21474848

    Default Re: Colt is stopping civilian production of their rifles

    Quote Originally Posted by Walleye Hunter View Post
    Only half, we're arming the other half.
    until they turn on us and we arm the half we didn't.
    i seem to recall iraq's military folding after we armed them up, having to go back and destroy munitions we left behind for them when they became terrorists.
    "Live free or die. Death is not the worst of evils. John Stark

  9. #39
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Belly of the BEAST, Pennsylvania
    (Montgomery County)
    Posts
    986
    Rep Power
    17755067

    Default Re: Colt is stopping civilian production of their rifles

    Quote Originally Posted by fallenleader View Post
    until they turn on us and we arm the half we didn't.
    i seem to recall iraq's military folding after we armed them up, having to go back and destroy munitions we left behind for them when they became terrorists.
    We gotta arm the next generation so we can keep playing in their sandbox. Duh.

  10. #40
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Douglassville, Pennsylvania
    (Berks County)
    Posts
    3,645
    Rep Power
    21474847

    Default Re: Colt is stopping civilian production of their rifles

    Quote Originally Posted by fallenleader View Post
    until they turn on us and we arm the half we didn't.
    i seem to recall iraq's military folding after we armed them up, having to go back and destroy munitions we left behind for them when they became terrorists.
    That is the cycle of history, no doubt.
    Where's Hunter?

Page 4 of 5 FirstFirst 12345 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. First Year Production Colt 1911
    By bamboomaster in forum General
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: December 13th, 2016, 04:50 PM
  2. [CLOSED] Commercial Colt Super .38, year one production (1929).
    By WhiteDingo in forum Firearms
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: October 19th, 2013, 02:37 PM
  3. Replies: 2
    Last Post: June 3rd, 2013, 01:01 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Local gun shops | Local shooting ranges | Philadelphia Shooting Ranges | Philadelphia Gun Shops | Pittsburgh Shooting Ranges | Pittsburgh Gun Shops