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Old 03-28-2017, 06:08 AM   #41
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Colt needs to move to Texas or some other pro-gun state. Why any company would stay where they aren't wanted boggles my mind.
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My point exactly, Top.
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Old 04-26-2017, 04:54 PM   #43
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Inspired by all the comments about Colt quality, I ordered a 1911 Series 70 barrel assembly. It was back ordered and finally showed up awhile back. Looked at it carefully today. The feed ramp is so bad the barrel is scrap.

I'll NEVER order anything else again from them.
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And yet you have people on other forums that insist that any M4 part that doesn't have a stupid Prancing Pony on it should be thrown in the garbage without even unwrapping...

Oh, that's different, their AR parts have a higher expectation between the Mil M4 and LE markets... though I've also been hearing rumblings that for a lot of Civ LE contracts they've just been importing Diemacos.

*snort*
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Old 04-26-2017, 07:25 PM   #45
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Inspired by all the comments about Colt quality, I ordered a 1911 Series 70 barrel assembly. It was back ordered and finally showed up awhile back. Looked at it carefully today. The feed ramp is so bad the barrel is scrap.

I'll NEVER order anything else again from them.
Send it back.

My most recent Colt .38 Super is an absolute gem. I think Colt is really squared away on their 1911's. Their quality is higher than most and the prices are extremely competitive. I think their AR's are the bottom rung of the top end of AR's. Yeah, you can certainly buy a better AR, but you'll pay a LOT for it in the process.
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Where 1911's are concerned, Colt's internal parts are these days; as good as anyone else's. When it comes to their frames and slides...Colt's are the best money can buy. You can spend considerably more for a frame or slide and end up with maybe as good as Colt. When building a full house custom 1911 Colt is my favorite to work with because I know cosmetically the frame & slide will be 100% correct, and I won't have to correct any unsightly flaws.
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I'm sorry you got burned Mr. Moore...sure hope that Colt will make it right for you.

I have not had any issues with my LWC. In all fairness I certainly haven't torture-tested it, but it is my duty and EDC gun, so it's carried a lot. Haven't shot it as much I would have liked to, but it has been great as far as accuracy and reliability are concerned, and is only exhibiting the wear and tear I would expect on duty/carry gun.

I traded my Rock River Operator 2 in on a Colt M-4, mainly because as good as the Rock River was, it was heavy. The Colt was much lighter and already had some goodies on it that I would've ended up buying anyway. It too has not disappointed me in the least.

I know Colt has issues as a business, most of which are their own fault. I wish they could get on a solid footing and stay there.
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How much would a Coalition of the Willing need to spend to buy a majority of the outstanding shares? Trying to figure out if spearheading such a coalition would be a viable add to my Powerball List...
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How much would a Coalition of the Willing need to spend to buy a majority of the outstanding shares? Trying to figure out if spearheading such a coalition would be a viable add to my Powerball List...
Supposedly Colt is loaded with debt. Deliberately.
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Supposedly Colt is loaded with debt. Deliberately.

Sounds like they want to ward off a hostile takeover.
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Sounds like they want to ward off a hostile takeover.
A hostile takeover only makes sense if the company has valuable assets. Colt has a trademark and nothing else.

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Who does not like the idea of "distant" ownership.
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A hostile takeover only makes sense if the company has valuable assets. Colt has a trademark and nothing else.

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Who does not like the idea of "distant" ownership.
Colt has very good products and a decent reputation that's increasing. But even good products and "goodwill" can be completely offset by too much debt.
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Send it back.
Brownells should have it Monday. A couple of internationally known barrel makers taught me not to buy direct. Shame, they did make good (not great) barrels for a very reasonable price.

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I think their AR's are the bottom rung of the top end of AR's. Yeah, you can certainly buy a better AR, but you'll pay a LOT for it in the process.
I used Colts and others for over 20 years in an environment considered "abusive". You can buy at least equal, possibly better-certainly with a better warranty, for the same money. Possibly a (very) few bucks less. Probably less likely since they allowed reality to determine prices.

Are some ARs overpriced? Heck yeah! I don't doubt you get a Rolls quality product for $2500+, I just don't think it's necessary for probably 99% of those buying them.
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