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Old December 26, 2012, 09:00 PM   #55
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I just can't help but constantly wonder...if companies can put hundreds or thousands of hours into R&D for new weapons and sell them for $500-$700, why is it that a "good" 1911 that requires no R&D costs upwards of $1000?
That's because modern guns are designed for modern production methods. Injection molded plastic frames are quick to produce and the materials are much cheaper compared to the blocks of the forged steel that require a number of complex machining processes done to them to turn them into frames and slides.
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