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Zee wrote: »
Who gives a crap what Big Army uses for a handgun? If you aren't the end user.........sit back and watch the Clown Show.
shotgunshooter3 wrote: »
I find myself far too frequently being an unwilling participant in the Clown Show...
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Jeeper wrote: »
There is nobody here who would be happy purchasing a firearm that they knew was produced at $150 price point. Heck, you guys make fun of High Point, Taurus, etc for just that very thing.
cpj wrote: »
To the last part of your post...Economy of scale. When you make many of one thing, the cost per item is less, and you make your money on volume. Cost isn't an absolute indicator of quality.
I'd be shocked if there is over $30 worth of material in that gun. There's nothing hand fitted. Material goes in the machine, parts come out. An unskilled worker assembles it, a skilled worker checks it.
Wambli Ska wrote: »
That's a whole buttload of assumptions and assertions about the cost structure and profitability on the SIG offer. Do you have any internal insight to back that up that you can share? I'm pretty sure SIG stands to make a profit on the deal and also on the potential market share they will take from Glock when a bunch of other agencies and PDs say "me too" and start putting in orders for the same gun, which is exactly what happened to Beretta when they won.
bullsi1911 wrote: »
Material is one small factor of the final cost. The cost to design it, support it, labor, support people, the overhead of the factory, lights, water, air-conditioning, environmental scrubbers, disposal of waste material, cost of sale (and yes, sales does cost a lot), shipping, packaging, and it goes on and on and on....
Raw materials mean a lot in the final product, but somehow Glock and SIG come out with a product that is excellent from a barrel of polymer pellets and a few bars of cold rolled steel while Taurus makes absolute dog squeeze from the same thing.
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