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CZ aquires Colt
« on: February 13, 2021, 01:56:49 AM »

https://www.personaldefenseworld.com/2021/02/cz-acquires-colt-220-million/

Thoughts? Do you think CZ will reintroduce any classic Colt models? Anything on your wishlist?
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Re: CZ aquires Colt
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2021, 04:26:47 AM »

Not any more.  I've divested myself of a lot of guns --I just don'f shoot that much anymore.  I wonder if they'll change the logo to a "Grazing Colt" now.
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Re: CZ aquires Colt
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2021, 03:05:00 PM »

This could only be an upside for Colt.
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Re: CZ aquires Colt
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2021, 07:35:04 PM »

This could only be an upside for Colt.

Colt is dead.  They are just a brand now.  Or model in a catalog.  There are many more modern, capable, and flat-out better manufacturers now.
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Re: CZ aquires Colt
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2021, 08:03:53 PM »

I could see certain iconic models continuing production in the Colt line such as the Peacemaker, some variant of 1911, and the Python (for those who simply must have a gen-yoo-wine prancing pony on their gun).  I doubt anything truly new or innovative will be marketed under the Colt name.
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Re: CZ aquires Colt
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2021, 01:36:02 PM »

The iconic brand couldn't withstand the combination of union labor and abysmal management.
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Re: CZ aquires Colt
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2021, 04:06:17 PM »

If Biden gets an AWB passed in a form the Dems want, I could see CZ opening the old Colt catalogs and bringing back some of the classic revolvers, like the Detective Special and its like.  Revolvers seen politically safe (for now), and a good small six-shot wheel gun would sell well.
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Re: CZ aquires Colt
« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2021, 04:16:04 PM »

They would need to price it high or they would scream Saturday night special.
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Re: CZ aquires Colt
« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2021, 06:43:33 PM »

Colt is dead.  They are just a brand now.  Or model in a catalog.  There are many more modern, capable, and flat-out better manufacturers now.

Like CZ.

This is sort of like Winchester being bought by FN years back.
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Re: CZ aquires Colt
« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2021, 12:55:31 AM »

I've always liked the look of the Vietnam-era M16.   I heard Colt was making a civilian replica (the "M16A1 Retro Reissue") so I went to Colt's website.  MSRP: $2,500.00   :O :O   Thank you, no.   Now I'm hoping to get one of the Brownells BRN-16A1s.   I can buy 2 and about six extra P-mags for Colt's price.

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Re: CZ aquires Colt
« Reply #10 on: February 15, 2021, 08:27:52 AM »

A Colt 1911 (original design) or 1911A1 would be interesting.  The quality needs to be there without costing $2000. 

A Colt M16A1 clone and / or Single Action Army would be nice as well. 
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Re: CZ aquires Colt
« Reply #11 on: February 15, 2021, 08:28:38 AM »

They also need to look forward.  Colt shouldn't be solely based on nostalgia. 
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Re: CZ aquires Colt
« Reply #12 on: February 15, 2021, 09:38:22 AM »

Like CZ.

CZ dead?  Not even close.

They are making new designs that people actually want.  They have a variety of metal and polymer pistols that actually work and that accept red dots.  They are making the very popular Skorpion pistol and carbine.  Plus they make rifles, shotguns, and silencers.
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Re: CZ aquires Colt
« Reply #13 on: February 15, 2021, 09:43:58 AM »

CZ dead?  Not even close.

They are making new designs that people actually want.  They have a variety of metal and polymer pistols that actually work and that accept red dots.  They are making the very popular Skorpion pistol and carbine.  Plus they make rifles, shotguns, and silencers.

Yeah, I was like what? CZ sells a wide variety of high quality highly respected guns that usually sell as fast as they're made and is healthy. Colt has lived on name alone and has been on death watch for decades.
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Re: CZ aquires Colt
« Reply #14 on: February 15, 2021, 10:33:42 AM »

CZ dead?  Not even close.
I think that comment was referring to the "modern, capable, and flat-out better manufacturers" part, not the "being dead" part (or at least I would hope so).

CZ is excellent and I've never been disappointed by any of their products. My only complaint is lack of availability for some of them.
Colt on the other hand...  [barf]
I have a Colt Pocket Hammerless that's pretty slick but I've heard things have gone downhill significantly since 1916 :old:
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Re: CZ aquires Colt
« Reply #15 on: February 15, 2021, 10:44:06 AM »

I have a Colt Pocket Hammerless that's pretty slick but I've heard things have gone downhill significantly since 1916 :old:

IIRC they actually came of WW-II in the red. Now that's mismanagement.
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Re: CZ aquires Colt
« Reply #16 on: February 15, 2021, 10:48:24 AM »

I understood CZ was planning to set up some manufacturing in Arkansas.  At least they acquired land there and talk was the would make the Scorpion and polymer pistols here.  Maybe the Bren rifles also.  Now that they have Colt, they could manufacture their own guns at the Colt plant or move all the Colt machinery down to Arkansas.  It will be interesting to see what happens.
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« Reply #17 on: February 15, 2021, 10:51:45 AM »

I understood CZ was planning to set up some manufacturing in Arkansas.  At least they acquired land there and talk was the would make the Scorpion and polymer pistols here.  Maybe the Bren rifles also.  Now that they have Colt, they could manufacture their own guns at the Colt plant or move all the Colt machinery down to Arkansas.  It will be interesting to see what happens.

If what I'm hearing is true there isn't much in the way of machinery left and what is left is worn out. Colt is really not much more than an assembler of parts now.
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Re: CZ aquires Colt
« Reply #18 on: February 15, 2021, 10:56:34 AM »

Manufacturing guns in Connecticut is a bad idea in today's political climate.  CT is nearly as anti-gun as MA, NY, IL, CA,... etc.  The list gets longer every year.  The only gun friendly state in New England is NH and we lose a bit of that friendliness every year.

A smart company would be setting up shop in a gun friendly state that has low taxes and a low cost of living. 
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Re: CZ aquires Colt
« Reply #19 on: February 15, 2021, 11:03:36 AM »

A smart company would be setting up shop in a gun friendly state that has low taxes and a low cost of living.

This.

I understand that it is very costly to move manufacturing facilities, but it seems like even those gun manufacturers currently established in the commie states would in the long run be much better off eating the relocation costs now, and getting out while the getting is good.
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Re: CZ aquires Colt
« Reply #20 on: February 15, 2021, 02:23:04 PM »

If what I'm hearing is true there isn't much in the way of machinery left and what is left is worn out. Colt is really not much more than an assembler of parts now.
If that is the case, that makes the decision easy.
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Re: CZ aquires Colt
« Reply #21 on: February 24, 2021, 10:15:48 AM »

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4p3dh2tri9M

This is a clip from Gun Talk Radio from Sunday.  Tom interviewed one of the head guys at Colt. 

Main take away I got:  1) CZ may be looking at using the extra manufacturing space at Colt and 2) Colt may be coming out with an Anaconda revolver soon. 
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