Originally Posted By Nefarious7907:
Originally Posted By azeyecap:
Maybe a bad business move, what share larue might steal back from their lower cost competators might not make up for the reduced sales on their original mounts. When it comes down to it, most people don't need QD, especially when they get to buy a cool, cheaper larue mount instead. But what do I know, I'm sure I'll buy one.
I doubt it...the people that bought LaRue QD mounts in the past were buying the best and I doubt that demograph will shift to these. Yes some probaby will but I see that being a small margin.
Agreed. I think it's a good move, and expands their customer base. I think there is a large demographic that would like to buy quality, but are either cost-limited, or don't understand the real value already built into high quality items. If you think about how many gun owners who used to just own bolt action rifles, and often times used cheap rings/mounts on their rifles, but are now purchasing AR platform rifles. That group isn't used to spending $200+ for mounts/rings, and they probably haven't been exposed to the difference in quality between a set of $29.95 rings from Dicks, and a LaRue mount. This move targets both groups. Those that couldn't justify, and didn't need the QD ability, but wanted top quality can now get it for a reduced cost. And those that don't really know what they are missing by not buying high-end, might now be more tempted to experiment and see what all the fuss is about.
Originally Posted By Kar15:
now if only lowly small time retailers could carry LaRue gear instead of having to carry competitors brands...
There are quite a few small retailers that do carry LaRue mounts. When things were tight, delivery time wise, at LaRue, I managed to pick up a LaRue mount and Aimpoint ML3 at one of their authorized retailers. Didn't get any schwag, but I got a top-quality mount for a good price.