Well there are many companies making commercial semi-auto versions of the gun and $1500 is easy to spend buying one of their rifles. So, no, it’s now way out of range in my opinion.
At 16 lbs it aint fit for battle though
>As Colt pumps out 800 new M4s every day to meet U.S. and overseas demand,<
Can the other companies match 800 new rifles per day? I would imagine that has something to do with why they were selected.
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.