Originally Posted By Predator:
Originally Posted By hARd_time:
Questions for those "in the know" on the distribution process with Colt guns. They use wholesaler/distributors, correct? I don't understand why the larger Colt retailers, at least larger to my knowledge, haven't received any of these yet a couple of smaller places have popped up with them. I know Tanner's is a decent size dealer, but SAW, Knesek, Clyde's, etc., don't have them. I saw that someone posted a picture (on another forum) from a place that they had bought one from that I've never heard of and a place had them on GB over the last week, also that I'd never heard of. Knesek lists them but does not have them in stock. How can they get to smaller retailers before they get to the larger ones? It doesn't make a lot of sense, but I'm sure there is a good reason for it and they'll start showing up in more places.
Also, someone indictated on another thread that Colt told them that they are only doing one run of these a year now. I thought that they did two of them in the past, possibly one in the spring and one in the fall, if I remember correctly. Anyone know if this is correct and if so how many they would run? I tried calling Colt this afternoon to ask them and was on hold for what felt like forever and finally hung up.
How are you defining large vs small in the dealer category? To me based on sheer order numbers, MGE is large and Clyde and Knesek are small. So what are you basing it off of exactly?
I don't mean to be argumentative, but I would think it would be based off of number of Colt units bought and sold, no? I'm not sure of any other way to define it.
I will confess that I am not familiar with MGE. They may very well buy/sell more Colt guns than anyone else. Have they had any 6951's for sale? If I am looking at the correct site
then they don't have them either and my main point is still in order. Why would Colt ship just a few of them out to smaller places and none to the larger or more notable vendors? Or, does Colt not ship directly to vendors and for some reason a wholesaler is deciding where they are going? It's not a major issue, just something that I thought about when looking for one and has me wondering about the distribution process. Thanks.
ETA: Is MGE a wholesaler? That wouldn't be the same as the other vendors mentioned then.