Current market trends concerning firearms and ammo

Current market trends concerning firearms and ammo

This is a discussion on Current market trends concerning firearms and ammo within the General Firearm Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Okay...here we go. In response to the 'people effect', (my term for the thread 'The Obama Effect'), I was wondering very seriously. Does anyone think ...

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    Current market trends concerning firearms and ammo

    Okay...here we go. In response to the 'people effect', (my term for the thread 'The Obama Effect'), I was wondering very seriously. Does anyone think that given the current panic buying mode some of the nation is in, that there is the remote possibility that manufacturers of arms and manufacturers of ammunition will be cutting corners, running products past QA, and getting sub standard products out the door to keep up with or meet current demands? I know....I'm probably the only one to think up such a crazy idea right? Just come out and tell me then. Do you think sub standard products will fill the market in light of the current demand in order for manufacturers to keep up and make profits?


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    I didn't vote, but the solid, good reputation manufacturers, I'd guess will jack up production, but not at the expense of a drop in quality. QC is too easy to not do if the system is already in place.

    The lower quality folks might well ignore the QC matter (if they don't already) anyway, and just ramp up the lines to pump out more junk.

    The biggest risk might be the part suppliers that provide parts to the industry players that do not have all parts done in-house?

    Happy customers are good customers. unhappy customers cost a lot of money.

    Just my $.05


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    I love the unbiased selection of possible answers to this poll.

    Stick with the name brands and everything will be fine...Glock, Sig, S&W, Bushmaster, etc are not going to ruin their reputations by making substandard products. It would cost them way more in the long run. Reputation for quality is HUGE in firearms...that should say it all.

    How many people do you know that when asked what the best handgun is would answer Hi-Point?

    Imagine for a minute that someone like Glock decided to start churning out crappy products to meet demand.

    The next thing you know, you'd be hearing stories like "Police officer dies after Glock fails to fire". After a few of those, nobody would buy one.
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