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Colt Ceases Civilian AR-15 Production #5217249 09/19/19 04:50 PM
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Re: Colt Ceases Civilian AR-15 Production [Re: billt460] #5217260 09/19/19 05:00 PM
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Makes sense. If you know what your buying in a semi-AR Colt is way down that ladder. They relied on their LE/MiL quality AR's to get people to buy the lower tier AR15's sold to the masses. LaRue, Noveske, DD, CMMG, Bravo, STAG, S&W, etc... Unless LE or Mil a Colt is not the best choice in this flooded market.


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Re: Colt Ceases Civilian AR-15 Production [Re: billt460] #5217262 09/19/19 05:03 PM
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Re: Colt Ceases Civilian AR-15 Production [Re: billt460] #5217293 09/19/19 06:02 PM
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It doesn’t really surprise me. FN won the US military contract and replaced Colt as the supplier for M4s. The Colts couldn’t hack it early on in Afghanistan. Radical Firearms just won a contract with Brazil to supply the civilian police forces with their RF-15s. Of course, the RF-15s were built to Brazil’s specs.

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Re: Colt Ceases Civilian AR-15 Production [Re: billt460] #5217298 09/19/19 06:06 PM
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Colt suspends productions of all models except those with military (or LE) contracts. It's simply a capacity issue right now.

Re: Colt Ceases Civilian AR-15 Production [Re: billt460] #5217333 09/19/19 06:42 PM
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I honestly didn't know colt made ar15s.


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Re: Colt Ceases Civilian AR-15 Production [Re: billt460] #5217359 09/19/19 07:27 PM
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Its all politics. Who really cares! They never made a decent AR-15 anyway!

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Its all politics. Who really cares! They never made a decent AR-15 anyway!

Re: Colt Ceases Civilian AR-15 Production [Re: billt460] #5217414 09/19/19 08:30 PM
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Please keep political opinions and commentary to yourselves.

Stay factual or this will end.

Re: Colt Ceases Civilian AR-15 Production [Re: billt460] #5217420 09/19/19 08:42 PM
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Pretty disappointed to see this decision made by Colt. In my opinion every collection should have a Colt AR simply because of the lineage. Sounds like that won’t be possible going forward.

Will be interesting to see if they still make parts available to channels other than LE/Gov.

I’ve seen Some PD trade in Colt’s pop up. I guess going forward the departments that do this will get a bunch more money for their trade ins.

Re: Colt Ceases Civilian AR-15 Production [Re: billt460] #5217453 09/19/19 09:26 PM
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It is NOT politics,

Colt sucked, still sucks at AR's(Armalite rifle) That is why they lost that contract, Colt is known for their pistols.

Purely a business decision, which some on this board can't figure out. crzy

Honestly nobody is prying my beloved Rock River Arms Entry Tactical, come and get it from my hands!. smile

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Re: Colt Ceases Civilian AR-15 Production [Re: Vern_in_IL] #5217461 09/19/19 09:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Vern_in_IL
Colt is known for their pistols.
Yeah and somehow they managed to mess that up too by ceasing production on those. The days of the "snake" pistols were sublime. I sold all of mine a few years ago at 5x what I paid for them .


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Re: Colt Ceases Civilian AR-15 Production [Re: billt460] #5217473 09/19/19 09:44 PM
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Colt has been bankrupt before.


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Re: Colt Ceases Civilian AR-15 Production [Re: billt460] #5217499 09/19/19 10:42 PM
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It honestly makes sense to me. They have been broke before. More than once I think. They typically are a little higher priced. The market is flooded with cheap AR’s from other manufacturers and there are plenty of consumers that buy on price. They really aren’t competitive in that space. The military/LE contracts are their bread and butter. If they were trying to make a statement about civilian ownership of the product I think they would just come out and say it. It’s a business decision.


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Re: Colt Ceases Civilian AR-15 Production [Re: fisher83] #5217503 09/19/19 10:49 PM
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Lots of people have expressed opinions and plans related to these. I have expressed my opinions by not owning one. Simple huh? Break my door down at 2 am and you will find us ready without this kit. Simple huh?

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