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    First off, the M-16 was a military version of the AR-15, thank you. The AR-15 was a civilian firearm adopted by the military and not the other way around.

    Second “might very well show some interest in the high-powered AR-15.”, that the heck is that? In the 70s they were concerned about the high power of a coyote round?

    No need to read any further, total BS article.

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    Gilroy I hope you do realize that the AR15 shoots a 223 round and probably not even close to the power of your deer rifle. I assume you also realize that there are many firearms that you can stick a military stock on should they be banned?
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    ďThe future availability of the AR-15 and similar guns in Canada therefore appears to rest on the results of the upcoming federal election.

    Canadians must decide if such guns should remain on the market or whether Canada will take a course similar to the United Kingdom, Australia and, most recently, New Zealand, and limit the availability of such firearms.Ē

    The United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand are islands or island groups, what may work for them because of their geographical isolation, is not likely to bear fruit here in Canada which is part of the North American continent, that we share with the United State, which is one of the largest firearm arsenals in the world, with which Canada has essentially an open border. Only a idiot would imagine Canada might be made safe, by a ban on such military style firearms like the AR15, considering our prolixity to our next door neighbour. Add to that a government that has demonstrated over and over again an inability to effectively prevent firearms from crossing our international border. Ultimately all firearm bans do is simply leave the pubic with a false sense of security.

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    Colt has decided to discontinue the civilian version all together.

    https://time.com/5681534/colt-suspen...ion-civilians/

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    Quote Originally Posted by outdoorlife View Post
    Colt has decided to discontinue the civilian version all together.

    https://time.com/5681534/colt-suspen...ion-civilians/
    That is because it does not make sense for them as they are competing with tons of other companies making more affordable ones for the consumer market. They stopped making the civilian model before too then brought them back when there was a market again for them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fox View Post
    That is because it does not make sense for them as they are competing with tons of other companies making more affordable ones for the consumer market. They stopped making the civilian model before too then brought them back when there was a market again for them.
    Actually it seems like they are just too busy... selling a rifle they can make good margin on or a low margin civilian one ... looks like a good decision to me


    https://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/...olt-continues/
    COLT CONTINUES: Pauses Civilian AR-15 Market For Military Contracts

    The statement also explains the company has a number of high-volume military contracts and that their entire rifle production capacity is needed to fulfil these orders. This is something which Colt have done in the past when completing large scale military contracts. The statement follows the news that the company has been awarded a $41,924,594 firm-fixed-price contract to provide M4s to more than a dozen countries through US Department of Defense foreign military sales. While the number of rifles to be produced is not specified the completion date is set for 18 September 2024, and depending on per rifle cost may run to between 50-70,000 rifles, not to mention earlier M4 contracts recently awarded to Colt.
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    Hereís Coltís Statement on their decision in full:

    There have been numerous articles recently published about Coltís participation in the commercial rifle market. Some of these articles have incorrectly stated or implied that Colt is not committed to the consumer market. We want to assure you that Colt is committed to the Second Amendment, highly values its customers and continues to manufacture the worldís finest quality firearms for the consumer market.

    The fact of the matter is that over the last few years, the market for modern sporting rifles has experienced significant excess manufacturing capacity. Given this level of manufacturing capacity, we believe there is adequate supply for modern sporting rifles for the foreseeable future.

    On the other hand, our warfighters and law enforcement personnel continue to demand Colt rifles and we are fortunate enough to have been awarded significant military and law enforcement contracts. Currently, these high-volume contracts are absorbing all of Coltís manufacturing capacity for rifles. Coltís commitment to the consumer markets, however, is unwavering. We continue to expand our network of dealers across the country and to supply them with expanding lines of the finest quality 1911s and revolvers.

    At the end of the day, we believe it is good sense to follow consumer demand and to adjust as market dynamics change. Colt has been a stout supporter of the Second Amendment for over 180 years, remains so, and will continue to provide its customers with the finest quality firearms in the world.


    Coltís decision to temporarily leave the civilian AR-15 market coincides with the award of a sizeable foreign military sales contract to provide an unspecified number of M4 and M4A1 carbines to countries including Afghanistan, Bahrain, Djibouti, Federated States of Micronesia, Hungary, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Macedonia, Marshall Islands, Palau, St. Vincent and Grenadines, and Tunisia.
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