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Posted: 9/13/2004 9:52:13 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/13/2004 9:52:29 AM EST by MisterFloppy]
They have a factory here, right? Whats stopping them?
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 9:53:52 AM EST
Yea I rember when SOF magazine did a write up on them, seemed lie a very nice fifle and it takes USGI mags.

The carbine model looks like it would be the Heat!
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 9:59:35 AM EST
I think it was one of the rifles listed in the ban. However, I dont know if they were even available before the original ban, so who knows.

I would definately buy one in a heartbeat if they did make it here. Beretta supports RKBA and donates money to the NRA. I'll support those kinds of gun makers.
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 10:03:04 AM EST
You folks have got to be realistic, the AR70 is an imported rifle. I doubt if Beretta can sell enough rifles in the USA to justify Berreta setting up a plant here. They weren't all that popular when they were legal to import.
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 10:06:25 AM EST

Originally Posted By warlord:
You folks have got to be realistic, the AR70 is an imported rifle. I doubt if Beretta can sell enough rifles in the USA to justify Berreta setting up a plant here. They weren't all that popular when they were legal to import.



But Beretta already has a plant here. Sure it makes pistols and shotguns right now, but they could add rifles to that too.


Link Posted: 9/13/2004 10:06:30 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 10:08:20 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/13/2004 10:08:41 AM EST by Lumpy196]
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 10:08:54 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 10:10:02 AM EST

Originally Posted By guardian855:

Originally Posted By warlord:
You folks have got to be realistic, the AR70 is an imported rifle. I doubt if Beretta can sell enough rifles in the USA to justify Berreta setting up a plant here. They weren't all that popular when they were legal to import.



But Beretta already has a plant here. Sure it makes pistols and shotguns right now, but they could add rifles to that too.





I doubt very much taht Beretta is going to re-tool the plant in the US to start making AR-70's.
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 10:10:29 AM EST

Originally Posted By Lumpy196:

Originally Posted By MisterFloppy:
They have a factory here, right? Whats stopping them?



Umm...profit. As in they like to make money.


6 people buying one aint gonna do it.



Oh, I'm quite sure they could sell almost two dozen of them. After all, folks buy Glocks and think they're good.
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 10:15:28 AM EST
Did a google search; they already make a civilian AR70 in Italy. They wouldn't have to change much in the factory here. They could just manufacture the correct amount of American parts to put into imported guns to make them legal. If they were to begin selling them here.


Link Posted: 9/13/2004 10:15:42 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 10:19:04 AM EST
I have one, and the mag is unique to the rifle. The 70/90 version (no semis or transferable NFA) is the one that has the NATO standard interface.

It's a nice workable rifle, but doesn't do anything better than the AR 15 does in all reality. Excellent for a collector, probably not a good one for a non collector.

Link Posted: 9/13/2004 10:21:33 AM EST
I'd like to know when HK is going to make some civilian stuff down in Georgia for us commoners.

I wouldn't mind a G3 and MP5.
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 10:31:58 AM EST
The feeding of AR-70/90 series weapons is achieved by using STANAG (M16-type) compliant magazines

world.guns.ru/assault/as11-e.htm
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 10:36:18 AM EST

Originally Posted By Jeeper21:
Did a google search; they already make a civilian AR70 in Italy. They wouldn't have to change much in the factory here. They could just manufacture the correct amount of American parts to put into imported guns to make them legal. If they were to begin selling them here.


According to fellow member PaoloAR15, the Italians can own any kind of gun whether semi or full-auto as long as it is on the national registery, pretty simple. True Beretta can import semi-finished guns to the USA, and contract out for the correct parts count for USA legalality.
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