GUN AR sales data

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  1. Soybomb

    Soybomb New Member

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    As seen at http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=364454
    Who is stocking up? :rofl:







    I was thinking about making ar15 lowers at an affordable price, would anyone buy them?


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    are you gonna do em 80% in your garage then go down the road to your "class 3" to finish them in his garage and sell them with his markings?
     
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    Who told you about my idea? Why is someone always taking my ideas changing them just a little if any at all and profiting? :wtc:
     
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    To give some idea of scale, in 2005 DPMS produced 22k rifles (rifles meaning receivers and complete guns), in 2006 47.5k. I haven't found data for 2007 but if they're 32k units behind now they must be selling at an amazing rate.
     
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    That's pretty ridiculous.
     
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    Pineapple Devil beat it!

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    The real question is why are people not stocking up with higher quality rifles.
     
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    It looks like a significant number are going to be stripped lowers to start with and I wouldn't hesitate to use a dpms lower. As far as the whole rifle goes I'd guess that most people are buying plinkers and fun toys, recognize that and are going to go with the better deal. Bad staking, no proofing, etc could be a bummer but if you're just shooting for fun it might not be worth the money.
     
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    good point about the lower. But I think unfortunately alot of the people that buy DPMS also just don't know any better :hsd:
     
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    Is DPMS bad?
     
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    Yes. DPMS barrels are the only thing good on a DPMS gun.
     
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    Bad to me implies they'll not work or blow up in your face. I don't think they're bad. I don't think they're great choices for a defensive rifle though. The most common parts reported to fail by instructors seem to be bolts and carrier keys. DPMS doesn't proof their bolts, MPI test their bolts, or stake their gas key. I'm not sure if you can even get them in 1/7 twist off hand. I believe their castle nut is unstaked too. Some of this you can fix your self, some is just a short coming of the part. If I had to trust my life to a gun I wouldn't want the dpms. If I wanted some cheap plinking fun I'd probably seriously consider one.
     
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    there are many better companies to go with for AR-15 stuff. The thing DPMS has going for it (in my opinion) is they are one of the few AR-10 manus.
     

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