Skip to comments.Colt's Grip on Military Rifle Market Called Bad Deal
Posted on 04/20/2008 1:10:11 PM PDT by kellynla
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It probably does a better job at sealing its critical parts from the dirt than the M-4. Colt may be able to do minor design changes to the M-4 that could make it comparable to the HK416 at protecting it from the elements.
I’ve always wondered if a heavier caliber, perhaps in the .30 range, might not be a better investment.
And what was the price of the firearms just fifteen years ago, before all the assault gun band BS. You could buy an m16 for about $350.00, to $400.00 and an AK style for 125.00 and an sks was about $89.00.. The good old politicians.
I question the $1500 per rifle. I’ve spoken with folks who reported the base M16A1 cost under $200 a copy at government rates. Could be way off of course.
Almost bought one. I still prolly will
The better question is , why do we need 800 new one's a day?? Are they so bad that breakage is that high.
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Yup.. I like the Panther.
Its just heavy as hell
"General Sorenson has not demonstrated any incentive to consider a salary reduction" 2111USMC wrote in a April 20, 2008 post.
The economic system is designed to support a military/industrial complex. There is money in supplying armed forces. Always has been and always will be, so quit bitching and support the war.
30 plus caliber is designed to kill with one shot, below 30 caliber requires two or more rounds. If you want to kill your attackers, use something like a .308, if you only want to discourage them, use a .223.
Colt is overpriced. You got a problem with oversight?
A great man, you probably never heard of told me not to do that, some say he was a five star general. But like I said you probably never heard of him since you know nothing of free speech as well.
The .223 made some sense where guys are truckin it thru the bush, I guess. That way they could carry a lot more ammo to piss people off.
I like the idea of putting someone down and out with one shot.
I gotta Tx made High Standard AR15 here. $750
Jap Hakko scope $125, Bipod? $25
Never jams, never miss.
Colt could do better
“Colt is overpriced. You got a problem with oversight?”
At first glance a lot of government contracts appear over priced. They rarely are unless a Senator or ex General is involved in the procurement.
Many times the govt gives you only brief requirements which are changed a million times. And/Or they require extensive oversight which has to be included in the product or service price.
I was at one event a few weeks ago. The govt was requiring a full time person to be assigned prior to award and with no guarantee of award. Their opinion was this was a cost of doing business. So that persons cost gets built in to everyone elses price. If the contract isn’t won then its added to the next contract.
The amount of bureaucracy and numbers of people whose sole purpose was ‘manage’ procurement was astounding. They thrown a ton of this at procurement and expect it to be more efficient.
“I gotta Tx made High Standard AR15 here”
I have a bushmaster and have had good luck with it. But then I’m not running around in the sand, mud, or salt water.