Page 5 of 5 FirstFirst ... 345
Results 41 to 50 of 50

Thread: Now that CZ owns Colt, what should they do first?

  1. #41
    Join Date
    Apr 2020
    Posts
    1,119
    Feedback Score
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by Arik View Post
    And CZ is no better, although their new new firearms are ambi (P10, Scorpion,) VZ58 is accidentally lefty.

    Their legacy handguns.. The 75 and it's newer versions have decockers on the left side but finding one with a right side decocker is like finding a unicorn. And they make like one left hand bolt action in a limited amount of calibers. It's 2021! Let's step out of 1980

    Sent from my moto z4 using Tapatalk
    When they canít keep up with demand in right handed rifles, why would they shut down and change everything over, wasting valuable time, to cater to the less than 3% of rifle sales? There are holster makers out there that donít even offer lefties because it isnít profitable.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

  2. #42
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    suburbs of Philly Pa
    Posts
    5,421
    Feedback Score
    1 (100%)
    Quote Originally Posted by PracticalRifleman View Post
    When they canít keep up with demand in right handed rifles, why would they shut down and change everything over, wasting valuable time, to cater to the less than 3% of rifle sales? There are holster makers out there that donít even offer lefties because it isnít profitable.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    Because left handed people existed before this panic. S&W figured it out in 2005 with the introduction of the M&P. Ruger( my Ruger is from the mid 90s), Savage and Remington didn't seem to have a problem making left handed bolt action rifles. Even shity Bersa was making completely ambi handguns back in 08. Just add a decocker to the other side. Not exactly redesigning the entire gun from the ground up



    Sent from my moto z4 using Tapatalk

  3. #43
    Join Date
    Apr 2020
    Posts
    1,119
    Feedback Score
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by Arik View Post
    Because left handed people existed before this panic. S&W figured it out in 2005 with the introduction of the M&P. Ruger( my Ruger is from the mid 90s), Savage and Remington didn't seem to have a problem making left handed bolt action rifles. Even shity Bersa was making completely ambi handguns back in 08. Just add a decocker to the other side. Not exactly redesigning the entire gun from the ground up



    Sent from my moto z4 using Tapatalk
    They may exist but that isnít where the profit is.

    Remington and Savage do make left bolt but not every model and caliber is available.

    When itís more profitable not to, they wonít.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

  4. #44
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Sparr, Florida
    Posts
    484
    Feedback Score
    1 (100%)
    Quote Originally Posted by PracticalRifleman View Post
    I think itís hard to argue that moving and ditching the union will be in Coltís interest. A real market research operation is also imperative moving forward.

    They need to be competitive. I know many will prefer a stock 6920, but in the commercial market things like the Springfield Saint outsells 6920s. Being ďpureĒ doesnít matter if it doesnít keep the lights on.

    And quit making butt-ugly 1911s....hereís looking at you new Combat Elites.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    A major reason for Colt to keep the basic 6920 is LE purchases. Most times they need to stay within budget constraints in order to purchase quality equipment at the quantity they need. Also most cops arenít gun guys/gals. Just go to the annual rifle training and watch them fumble around just trying to clear basic jam.

    Letís face it the 6920 is similar to the F150 bone stock work truck. It sells.

    Dan


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    Support your local Deputy.

    It is better to sweat in Training than Bleed in Battle.


    www.usnst.org

  5. #45
    Join Date
    Apr 2020
    Posts
    1,119
    Feedback Score
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by agr1279 View Post
    A major reason for Colt to keep the basic 6920 is LE purchases. Most times they need to stay within budget constraints in order to purchase quality equipment at the quantity they need. Also most cops arenít gun guys/gals. Just go to the annual rifle training and watch them fumble around just trying to clear basic jam.

    Letís face it the 6920 is similar to the F150 bone stock work truck. It sells.

    Dan


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    Except 6920s make a small small small minority of civilian sales.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

  6. #46
    Join Date
    Dec 2015
    Posts
    436
    Feedback Score
    0
    I'll second the idea of a SOCOM profile midlength

  7. #47
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Wet Side of Washington
    Posts
    1,339
    Feedback Score
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by PracticalRifleman View Post
    Except 6920s make a small small small minority of civilian sales.
    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    The LE6920 should be one of Colt's bread and butter rifles that they churn out like the F150. Again, Colt marketing is a$$ compared with even Anderson's Poverty Ponies.
    Reads a lot, posts little.

  8. #48
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Posts
    10,170
    Feedback Score
    1 (100%)
    Quote Originally Posted by Vandal View Post
    The LE6920 should be one of Colt's bread and butter rifles that they churn out like the F150. Again, Colt marketing is a$$ compared with even Anderson's Poverty Ponies.
    Agreed, and I like that analogy of the Colt 6920 with the Ford F150.
    Stick


    Board policy mandates I state that I shoot for BCM. I have also done work for 200 or so manufacturers within the firearm community. I am prior service, a full time LEO, firearm instructor, armorer, TL, martial arts instructor, and all around good guy.

    I also shoot and write for various publications. Let me know if you know cool secrets or have toys worthy of an article...


    Flickr Tumblr Facebook Instagram RECOILMAGAZINE OFF GRID RECOIL WEB

  9. #49
    Join Date
    Jan 2015
    Location
    East of Atlanta
    Posts
    589
    Feedback Score
    0
    Keep the 6920
    Market the 6960
    Add a stainless recce or spr to the 5.56 line
    Offer the C20 in the US with a longer handguard with 16, 18, and 20” barrel options.
    Offer the C20 in 6.5Creedmoor with options above.
    Bring back the CM762 and CM6.5
    Offer and stock parts for the large frames. Charging handles, bolts, bcg’s, barrels, etc.
    Bring the 1911 quality up to the price point.
    Put Colt’s name on the P 07,09,10
    Roll out a social media campaign that isn’t Fudd Centric
    Sponsor some forums. Lulz, but for real.
    Give away a shitload of rifles and handguns to social media influencers
    As stated earlier, put new management in place and give the current management the 2 weeks severance and security escort off the property.
    Move to a gun friendly, right to work state.
    Continue to build quality duty grade firearms. People will pay the price if they offer what the market wants.
    ďI prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery.Ē Ė Thomas Jefferson.

  10. #50
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    CONUS
    Posts
    5,215
    Feedback Score
    3 (100%)
    Improved quality control and customer service will carry a lot of weight with the shooting community. Do not ship any product to vendors that looks like it was machined with a dull hatchet. Respond quickly to the private sector when they have a warranty issue or want custom shop work performed.

    The accountants should look at what was most profitable over the years and start producing those firearms until the company gains momentum. Do one or two things well, then expand the product line.

    If I was on the board of directors at CZ, I would not count on any government contracts to aid in Colt's recovery. Decisions about how to improve sales in the private sector should be their first priority. After they are established and doing well in the private sector market, bidding on government contracts would be a future option.
    Train 2 Win

Page 5 of 5 FirstFirst ... 345

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •