There were other choices they could have made that might have been in the interests of Magpul, the producing company, and the public at large all at the same time.
Quoted:In the original press release they had an estimated MSRP of right around $1400. This isn't going to be another SCAR game? The guys at FN must be off their rocker to think people are going to pay $2700 for that rifle, with that said, what makes you think anything will be different with the Masada? (if they even decide to release the rifle at all)
1. Magpul has repeated the sub-$1500 pricepoint several times. (Here's a recent example.
) No idea how much influence they have on that, but it doesn't sound like it will be Magpul's fault if the price is higher than that. (Granted, there's no word on what, exactly, you get for that: might be fixed stock and etc.)
2. They have repeatedly committed to the claim that the rifle will be released, including civilian sales. T
3. There is no pre-existing military contract for the rifle. Unless the Army takes a chance on a large order, civilian sales will probably dwarf LE/military orders for this rifle. While I wish them luck, I don't like the odds of the M4 being replaced with the ACR at this time.
Quoted:Don't get me wrong, I'm not knocking the company or their theoretical rifle, however I believe they made a huge mistake here. It's the reason I stand behind the statement that they just did it to say, "Look what we can do" and nothing else. Had that been different, rifles of the Masada design would be... getting sold out just like everything else right now, but it'd be released.
I dunno. I don't really get the impression that they operate that way. If they'd just wanted to show off their chops, why license it to anyone?
I'm going to duck out of this pretty shortly. I don't think there's enough information publicly available to debate this much farther.