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Old 24 July 2017, 10:40
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Didn't Colt make a XM-177 and a Son Tay Raider Special a year or two ago?

I though saw that somewhere.
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Old 24 July 2017, 11:18
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Didn't Colt make a XM-177 and a Son Tay Raider Special a year or two ago?

I though saw that somewhere.
Is this what you're thinking of?
https://myservicerifle.com/product/troy-xm177e2/
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Old 24 July 2017, 11:24
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Here is what I was think of:

http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2...am-era-ar-15s/
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Ah. It was my understanding that Colt was actually contracting those out. Can't think of the name of the company, but Colt recently (a year or so ago?) released some fairly low priced ARs. Research indicated that they were actually produced by another company under license from Colt to use their logo. I think the same company is producing these retro ARs.

This might be related. http://www.guns.com/2017/07/12/colt-...roduction-run/

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Old 24 July 2017, 11:44
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The full size A1 had a sticker price of $2500! I think that turned a few folks away from a Colt retro model. I don't think they released the CAR yet.
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Ah. It was my understanding that Colt was actually contracting those out. Can't think of the name of the company, but Colt recently (a year or so ago?) released some fairly low priced ARs. Research indicated that they were actually produced by another company under license from Colt to use their logo. I think the same company is producing these retro ARs.

This might be related. http://www.guns.com/2017/07/12/colt-...roduction-run/
Yeah, that's the Colt Expanse program, IIRC. A fucking full-on shit show by all accounts. Colt is literally cashing in all the prestige and quality saved up by decades and decades of previous generations of workers and engineers. I cannot believe they'd allow their brand to be stamped on such pieces of shit as they have the Expanse program. Who in the shit is running things over there? Geez.

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The full size A1 had a sticker price of $2500! I think that turned a few folks away from a Colt retro model. I don't think they released the CAR yet.
Colt seriously has GOT to get their shit together. I swear they are the most out of . An A1 retro should in no way shape or form be $2500 --- even if that is MSRP and we can expect a ~$400-$500 drop at the street level. An A1 retro should probably cost around $1500 at the most. I mean, they should have the tooling, jigs, and other manufacturing necessities all sitting in a friggin warehouse somewhere (probably).

Their complacency and lackadaisical attitude that basically was "well we're a 'military contract' company now, so we don't need to innovate and/or improve our product or try to break new ground in other areas" basically fucked themselves into bankruptcy.
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