And an important aspect of that S&W "boycott" was it lasted for YEARS. The gun buying public did not stop all purchases for a few months. It slowly spread and ground away and NOTHING S&W did turned it around until the new owner flat out rejected the voluntary compliance. Once word got around S&W policies had changed and were backed up by actions things ramped up for them and they start coming out with the hugely popular M&P tactical line.
Any manufacturer that thinks they can turn their back on civilian sales for the sake of brown nose deals with govt agencies to the detriment of civilians will find the tactical crowd buys a BOAT LOAD of arms and gear and they have long memories of friend and foe.
Hard to say how this will play out but manufacturers would do well to make sure they are serving their gun buying customers and not govt whack jobs that may be out of office in 2-4 years.
"The ultimate authority ... resides in the people alone. ... The advantage of being armed, which the Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation ... forms a barrier against the enterprises of ambition."
- James Madison