GUN Vector closing

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  1. Soybomb

    Soybomb New Member

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    http://www.uzitalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=38261&page=2

     
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    Man.... That sucks.

    I've had an AK through them, and thought rather highly of it. They seemed to do good work.
     
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    what happened? I've only heard good stuff about them....
     
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    so like, major discount prices on the horizon? :x:
     
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    Your grasp of supply and demand needs a nobel peace prize
     
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    this is a realy realy shitty deal
     
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    That sucks. I wanted one of their MP5 replicas one day. :(
     
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    Federal indictment for selling ammunition that somehow ended up in the hands of Afgan terrorists..


    Accordind to a guy here that is friends with the owner.

    EDIT: That's what I heard second hand....could be wrong.
     
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    no shit :rofl:
     
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    http://www.usdoj.gov/usao/fls/PressReleases/080620-02.html

    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/27/world/asia/27ammo.htm?_r=1&pagewanted=1&oref=slogin

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Cars..._W0QQitemZ320264836727QQddnZCarsQ20Q26Q20Truc

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    Wow.

    So this might be a lot more than simple "fraud". From the NYTimes article (and I'm not saying I put a ton of faith in that...), this is straight Lord of War type gun-running.

    They guy in charge is 22? Holy shit... I'm 23 and can't even imagine being involved in something of this magnitude. My friends/family make fun of me because I buy and sell a lot of guns; but a ~300mil contract?! Where the fuck do you even get the capital to purchase the initial ammo supply?

    Very good read, thanks for finding those.

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    Goddamn.... Read the entire NYTimes article. I'm absolutely amazed at how something of this magnitude can transpire so quickly. It sounds like those guys didn't know fuck-all wahat they were getting into, and ended up right in the midst of some big time players. Notice the Swiss Thomet, who the article says is the possible middle-man (and I'm betting actual guy who made those deals happen)..... Brugger and Thomet, anyone? Arms dealing seems like such a grey thing. Thinking about all the drama that surrounded POF (Pakistani Ordnance Factory), Steyr, and now Vector and possibly B&T, I wonder just how many people are involved in what.

    Fuck.... I wanna run guns and get 7.62 for $22 per K.... Sounds like a helluva lifestyle if you even make an attempt to keep it on the up and up.
     
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  13. Soybomb

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    bobomb no torque, no care OT Supporter

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    Weren't these the fuckers that had the sole rights to the SP89?
     
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    kinda sucks all these gun manufacturers going under.pick up a polish underfolder from them a year ago and the sight was canted end up fixing it myself and sold it.
     

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