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Posted: 3/4/2010 11:47:48 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/4/2010 11:51:38 AM EDT by HardShell]
Link Posted: 3/4/2010 11:49:52 AM EDT
Maybe that'll drive down the price of uppers to something I can afford.

Also, declining gun-ownership? Pfft.
Link Posted: 3/4/2010 11:50:01 AM EDT
I like how that moron attributes the surge of gun purchases to the N RA

I wish I had money to take advantage of the market.
Link Posted: 3/4/2010 11:50:08 AM EDT
LOL!

Without this article I might have bought another AR
Link Posted: 3/4/2010 11:50:12 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/4/2010 11:51:08 AM EDT by LOW2000]
Link Posted: 3/4/2010 11:51:15 AM EDT
I like how they reference the vpc's stupid study to say firearm ownship is declining, even when every other media source clearly shows it on the rise. But that's Huffpo for you.
Link Posted: 3/4/2010 11:51:29 AM EDT
Anyone have a gif. for "clueless"?
Link Posted: 3/4/2010 11:51:47 AM EDT
Originally Posted By LoBrau:
Maybe that'll drive down the price of uppers to something I can afford.

Also, declining gun-ownership? Pfft.


He's slightly wrong. The public bought all they could afford, not all they wanted. Money is tight, that's all. It's the same reason ammo prices are dropping. Soon you'll see people selling from their ammo hoards to get cash.
Link Posted: 3/4/2010 11:51:55 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/4/2010 11:52:01 AM EDT by LoganSackett]
It's the Huffington Post. An IQ is optional to work there.
Link Posted: 3/4/2010 11:52:44 AM EDT
Yeah one company that apparently had a poor business model closes.That really shows a total market collapse. Maybe if they hadn't overproduced by so much and were not behind on the demand push...

Economics fail.
Link Posted: 3/4/2010 11:53:48 AM EDT
The strongest survive.

I guess I shouldn't be surprised that the media doesn't understand capitalism.
Link Posted: 3/4/2010 11:54:05 AM EDT
what do you expect from huffington? pro-gun news? the truth?
Link Posted: 3/4/2010 11:54:48 AM EDT
I'm still buying, I know others who are as well...
Link Posted: 3/4/2010 11:55:08 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/4/2010 11:55:27 AM EDT
many of us called this a couple years ago and refrained from purchasing during the panic...

prices have leveled out, good deals are to be found all over the EE and locally in person, and inventories have been replenished...

it only makes sense that a company that jumped in head first to make a quick buck would soon fail...
I give CD a lot of credit for coming into a saturated market and using input from the user community to build a decent rifle...
unfortunately Charles Daly didn't have any kind of reputation in the AR market, i think that played heavily into their failure...
look at companies like BCM or Spike's or DD or Larue Tactical, they all started in niche markets related to the AR15 and over the past two-three years have all introduced their own AR variants and are doing VERY well...
Link Posted: 3/4/2010 11:55:36 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/4/2010 11:56:13 AM EDT by cosmo05]
Yea, that article's bullshit. I ordered an upper from Bushmaster the other day and they have a 2 week backlog waiting for more barrels to come in.
Link Posted: 3/4/2010 11:55:44 AM EDT
I'll bet it was people "double backordering", and canceling one of the orders when the other got filled.
Link Posted: 3/4/2010 11:55:53 AM EDT
You had me until Huffington Post.

I have no desire to pollute my mind with anything written by those illogical douche bags.
Link Posted: 3/4/2010 11:56:19 AM EDT
lots of people will no longer discuss whether or not they have a firearms with outsiders so statics would reflect less firearm ownership will be misleading. it sounds funny that lack of sales is causing the down turn.
plus lack of affordable ammo may have the largest effect on gun sales
Link Posted: 3/4/2010 11:56:22 AM EDT
why wasn't this warehouse full of guns "nobody wanted" not liquidated via fire-sale prices on the internet?

I would have bought... a few.
Link Posted: 3/4/2010 11:56:34 AM EDT
I feel for Kassnar - I do.

However... the entire industry knew that EBR sales were in a blow-off parabolic direction, and that NEVER lasts forever. (See also "crisis, housing.")

Kassnar's timing couldn't have been worse. It was a business decision and it didn't go as planned. Basically CD got whipsawed, caught a falling knife, etc.

It's how business works.
Link Posted: 3/4/2010 11:56:59 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/4/2010 11:57:16 AM EDT by LightningII]
I'll bet josh sugarmann has a tiny pee-pee.
Link Posted: 3/4/2010 11:57:23 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Daytona955i:
Yeah one company that apparently had a poor business model closes.That really shows a total market collapse. Maybe if they hadn't overproduced by so much and were not behind on the demand push...

Economics fail.


This. Daley had the misfortune/bad sense to try and first enter the AR market right when the boom ended and the market was saturated with inventory from the established manufacturers. This combined with economic collapse left them high and dry. Simple market economics.
Link Posted: 3/4/2010 11:58:08 AM EDT
I wonder when the bank sale is and how little "$8million" dollars worth of AR's will sell for? If the auction company was smart they would spam Arfcom.
Link Posted: 3/4/2010 11:58:28 AM EDT
Originally Posted By 14point5:
I'm still buying, I know others who are as well...



me too
Link Posted: 3/4/2010 11:59:00 AM EDT
Hey Josh you cock sucker...Its a semi automatic rifle...Not fucking Assault Weapon you twat!
Link Posted: 3/4/2010 11:59:33 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Aimless:


Link Posted: 3/4/2010 11:59:59 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/4/2010 12:00:18 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Fincho:
Originally Posted By 14point5:
I'm still buying, I know others who are as well...



me too

me 3
Link Posted: 3/4/2010 12:01:16 PM EDT
Guilty....
Link Posted: 3/4/2010 12:01:35 PM EDT

Originally Posted By LoBrau:
Maybe that'll drive down the price of uppers to something I can afford.


Would be nice. I have two lowers just begging to be mated....
Link Posted: 3/4/2010 12:02:19 PM EDT
Well, I can admit I bought a whole lot more from Oct 2008 to Oct 2009 than I will in the Oct 2009 to Oct 2010 year. Then again, it wasn't just the politics that drove me to buy at a high rate... it was the lack of availability even at high prices. If something came available, I bought it without being very patient.

The NRA had nothing to do with driving me to buy more... it was Obama, Eric Holder and Hilary Clinton. If anything, the NRA was far less worried than I was.

This article seems misleading, beyong the basic observation that demand rises and falls, and some are unprepared for either side of it the curve.

I think demand was PRETTY high still for the 3rd quarter of 2009, so I don't know how anybody ended up with $8 million in rifles that nobody wanted in July. Unless of course they were priced too high or a configuration that nobody was interested in.
Link Posted: 3/4/2010 12:02:56 PM EDT




i'd wager that most of the people who bought "assault weapons" in a panic after the election aren't NRA members anyhow. this isn't a decline or a collapse in the "assault weapon" market. it's a rapidly growing market that is saturated at the moment.



Link Posted: 3/4/2010 12:03:09 PM EDT
Originally Posted By RRA_223:
why wasn't this warehouse full of guns "nobody wanted" not liquidated via fire-sale prices on the internet?

I would have bought... a few.


Time to start keeping an eye on CDNN.
Link Posted: 3/4/2010 12:05:57 PM EDT
Josh Sugarmann can fuck off and die.

He is head of a gun control group, and holds one of the few FFL's in DC.

Link Posted: 3/4/2010 12:06:17 PM EDT
lol, declining ownership.

Wishful thinking, much?
Link Posted: 3/4/2010 12:07:01 PM EDT
Josh Sugarman is the person that came up with how to market 'assault rifle' hysteria in the late 80's. He's famous for saying that if it looks like a machine gun, most people will think its a machine gun and that this could be used in efforts to have them banned...
Link Posted: 3/4/2010 12:08:45 PM EDT
lmao @ declining ownership

I have never seen so many people with guns in my life.
Link Posted: 3/4/2010 12:09:47 PM EDT
Originally Posted By whomper:
Josh Sugarmann can fuck off and die.

He is head of a gun control group, and holds one of the few FFL's in DC.


How much for a transfer?

Oh wait, never mind, he won't do them...

1-54-000-01-1C-00725
Link Posted: 3/4/2010 12:10:29 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/4/2010 12:10:40 PM EDT by JAShooters]
AR's are pretty much my entire business - if your prices are fair, you'll move inventory. Though there has been a noticable slowdown, our last gunshow was all but a sell-out.

Link Posted: 3/4/2010 12:10:38 PM EDT
"Declining gun ownership" indeed.

In his fucking dreams.
Link Posted: 3/4/2010 12:15:55 PM EDT
I guess I'm not seeing the decline in price. Can someone point me in the direction of declining prices on AR lowers?
Link Posted: 3/4/2010 12:16:31 PM EDT
Libs live in a constant state of denial, their social ideas demand it.
Link Posted: 3/4/2010 12:17:52 PM EDT

Originally Posted By sixnine:
Libs live in a constant state of denial, their social ideas demand it.

http://www.amazon.com/Intellectuals-Society-Thomas-Sowell/dp/046501948X


Link Posted: 3/4/2010 12:18:21 PM EDT
tag for later
Link Posted: 3/4/2010 12:19:02 PM EDT
I'm one of those who laughed at the panic buyers and waited for prices to drop. I stocked up in the early 90s with ammo prices super low. After that I could sit around and wait for great deals to replenish. For new shooters, the panic was a disaster. I had several people I taught how to shoot who decided not to buy a gun because ammo costs were so high. Fewer gun owners means fewer people who will never accept limitations to the 2nd. This boom and bust wave hurt more than just CD.
Link Posted: 3/4/2010 12:19:35 PM EDT
The AR market is the most crowded with brands.

Due to the enormo-popularity of the guns, virtually everyone is making or marketing them now.

One of the weaker players went bust when a sales frenzy petered out? Big deal.

By the way, we were duped by the evil NRA into buying ARs.

The reason I became a life member of the NRA is so I could truthfully tell liberals that fact and watch them sputter with anger and hatred. Well worth the cost.
Link Posted: 3/4/2010 12:19:59 PM EDT
Declining gun ownership!?!?!?!?!?!


Everybodys got a fucking AR-15 now!

The market is flooded and I will lurk in the shadows until they hit bottom.

Link Posted: 3/4/2010 12:20:09 PM EDT
Charles Daily wasn't always known for their quality to begin with. People that know about guns are somewhat wherry about the name. I think that ultimately led to their demise.

They seen the AR15 market explode and decided they wanting in. Well, old feelings remained and no one wanted to chance their money on a CD AR15 when they could go out and buy a proven manufacture for less money. In the end CD poured a bunch of money into the market hoping to capitalize and failed.

IMO it was because of the companies past reputation for quality. No one is going to pay $1200 on a gamble.
Link Posted: 3/4/2010 12:21:49 PM EDT
Declining gun ownership? Holy shit, even the liberal newspapers have been running stories on the surge of new gun owners.
Link Posted: 3/4/2010 12:22:23 PM EDT
Charles Daly made AR's?
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