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Old 11-24-2017, 08:00 AM   #1
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Gunmaker Remington faces default as Americans buy fewer firearms

Gunmaker Remington faces default as Americans buy fewer firearms

They evidentially didn't set up their finances just in case a Conservative, pro 2nd amendment Trump won the election. The Barry Obama eight years panic buying is over. All Remington needs to do is last until 2020 when Michelle Obama will win the White House and gun sales will surge again on more panic buying. But then, the socialist/communist/Demoturds can try again to buy the 2nd Amendment rights away. Might stand a better chance if Trump gets to insert a few more Conservative Supreme Court Justices.

Of course, in the meantime, Soros and Bloomberg could put their cash in to buying Remington and basically shut them down or convert their facility into making Remington bongs and hashpipes!!
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Old 11-24-2017, 09:04 AM   #2
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I feel Remington is not making the quality of firearms they used to. The 870 pump has been one of their main stays but it is made so much cheaper that years ago. The model 1100 used to be a cost friendly shotgun but is moved up in price. They need to look at themselves.
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Old 11-24-2017, 10:07 AM   #3
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Having grown up in central NY Remington was part of the culture. Their products seemed to be at the front of the pack quality and development wise. Remember the "nylon 66" .22, how cool was that. A few years ago when I got back into shooting I looked at the little Remington .380, it wasn't even a consideration after holding it. I know there's more competition out there now but putting low end products out there won't solve their problem.
...Hey, any company can fail to keep up with the times and lose their edge. Remember Kodak???
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Old 11-24-2017, 10:49 AM   #4
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'Remember Kodak??? '

That's a place in Alaska, Right?

Just kidding but there are a few companies that no longer enjoy the prominence they once did. I'm sure there are myriad reasons but many of them likely include an inability to recognize changes or react to them?

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Bought one of their R1 full size stainless 1911's last July. It's as good as any Kimber I have and the triggers a little better. Made in the new plant in Alabama. I can vouch for their 1911, but their polymer line doesn't stack up as well and I think that has a lot to do with their troubles.
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They're not the only ones with poor management; S&W, Colt, Winchester, pretty much all of our commercial market arms producers.

Remember how the Brits bought S&W and took all the money out, then threw aside the empty shell?
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I have 5 Remington 700's that will all shoot sub MOA. Back in my day they were one of the most accurate over the counter rifles you could buy.
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Old 11-25-2017, 05:18 AM   #8
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I purchased an 870 a few years back and I had nothing but problems with that gun. It held 5 rounds but would only shoot one and the slide would lock up. After 3 trips back and the same results they refunded my money. I was real disappointed because the gun fit me perfect and I had great luck with my
2- 11-87’s. Their customer service treated me great and if there was another Remington I wanted I would give them another chance.
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Imagine all the nice guns that you and your buddies are buying nowadays, those that are flying off the gun store shelves like hotcakes. Think of their features and appearance. Does Remington build anything like that? No? So WHY is it a surprise that nobody is buying Remington's guns?

Oh, and one more thing: the R51!

Bwahahahahahaha!
They refused to let that abortion die, and they're STILL trying to convince us that it's a great idea.
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Originally Posted by RustyIron View Post
Imagine all the nice guns that you and your buddies are buying nowadays, those that are flying off the gun store shelves like hotcakes. Think of their features and appearance. Does Remington build anything like that? No? So WHY is it a surprise that nobody is buying Remington's guns?

Oh, and one more thing: the R51!

Bwahahahahahaha!
They refused to let that abortion die, and they're STILL trying to convince us that it's a great idea.
Funny that you would say that since I just read this earlier.

https://www.americanrifleman.org/art...on-r51-pistol/

I had to talk myself out of buying one when they first came out and thankfully I didn't....I thought someone here on KT has/had one before, but I may be mistaken.
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