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Old April 26, 2000, 09:57 AM   #1
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CCPD,,,I'm with you, I like Colts too, never had a Kimber or Les whats his name or any of the other high dollar shops guns. I guess they are OK but so are the Colts. Read these boards and you will find as much squawing and kicking about the so called custom 1911 as you do about the Colts. I cant help that Colt and now S&W made deals with the devil but I will not boycott them. I like my Colts and when you hear that someone built a gun on a aftermarket frame it ususlly gets refered to as a parts gun. If it is not a Colt it is a parts gun, period, the end. I have built the 1911 on Essex and Ranger and they are parts guns for sure, the Kimber and Les, and Springfield are not Colts so I guess that makes them just parts guns too, but with a damn site higher price than Colt ever stuck us for. There's my nickles worth[/quote]
This was on a different forum. What I can't get over is, why are people so ignorant? It's one thing to have a preference to certain makes of handguns. Does that make it a right to rant off dumbass remarks like that? Colt was just lucky to win the damn contract. The idiocy of some people absolutely amazes me.

I used to own 4 Colts but now only 3. Sorry, but I'll take my Wilson or Les Baer "parts" gun over a new Colt any day. Hell, with the BS that Colt pulls, I'll take a Charles Daly over a new Colt.

I apologize for this rant. I'm just bitching outloud.

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Old April 26, 2000, 11:18 AM   #2
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Colt made a deal with the devil? I think this guy has had his head in the sand for the last 6 months or experiences selective hearing and didn't get the story straight. S&W did sell out and deserve whatever happens to them.
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Old April 26, 2000, 11:32 AM   #3
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Uh, Jeff, Colt stopped making most of its civilian line and said they want to concentrate on LEO and military sales. Of course, the real reason is that they're about to go belly up....

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Old April 26, 2000, 11:44 AM   #4
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I have not seen actual evidence that Colt made any deal. They cut out parts of their product line that simply were not selling, and then took a rather pious attitude about it.

S&W did make a deal, but really is taking it on the chin. Customers and distributors are furious. Worse perhaps is that cities that agreed to the deal have reneged and are still suing, while Philadelphia has joined the crowd, claiming recompense for past "damage" no matter what S&W does in the future.

Of course the real motive of the anti-gun gangsters is to put the gun companies out of business, but they can't say that. Tort law only allows recovery of damages, it can't be used intentionally to destroy an industry.

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Old April 26, 2000, 12:33 PM   #5
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I guess the problem with freedom of speech is everyone gets the chance to voice their opinion. Then again maybe that's not a problem at all, so long as we disagree without being disagreeable.

The guy's remarks speak for themselves, no need to burn him at the stake, he already self combusted.
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