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Hi,
Here's another story and does not involve US Arms manufacture but does relate I think...

I have a, friend that has Gunsmithed for 40 years, and although not a specialist on anyone thing, he is more like an MD, working on everything, that comes through the door, and does good work.

We were talking one day years ago, about quality, and he brought up a point about Browning A5 Shotguns, the old "humpback" model, thats been around forever.

He said when production left Belgium and went to Japan, the Old Timers, got on their hind legs and howled at the moon, that was the end off the good A5's, ect.,ect...

As he had worked on these all his life, he was familar, and when he first saw a Japanese A5, he said he did some comparision on the parts and said the Japanese were closer to spec than the old Belgiums!!!

Just sayin, maybe there is always room for improvement?
 

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If it makes you feel better the Czech Republic is relatively gun-friendly and they even relaxed their gun laws in recent years. I believe they're also one of the few countries besides the USA to have the right to bear arms.
Thats indeed good to know.
Ruger taking over Colt???? CZ makes much higher quality pistols than any Ruger ....product.
My inference to Ruger has nothing to do with product comparisons between Colt, Ruger or CZ. It has everything to do with Colt being under the umbrella of a true US based firearms company. Ruger knows how to manage firearms production facilities, and unlike Colts current leadership, Ruger would focus on marketing, vice sucking the Colt name dry and moving onto the next lucrative financial adventure.
I generally agree but I have a major soft spot for CZ since they are unbeatable in terms of price to performance and make very very reliable guns.
No doubt, CZ does more things right than wrong. I admire the company, I think they’re innovative and quality driven, but that has nothing to do with my objection to an American icon being owned by a foreign company.
 

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I could wish an American owner could appreciate Colt, for its heritage, for its earning capacity yet untapped. CZ's not a poor choice though. CZ's firearms catalog is impressive as is their quality. Only a CZ 75 BD lives here, but it's a very fine pistol, both design and workmanship.
 

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Losing made in America. I hope the people do not lose their job like Remington.
What makes you think they will move production out of the US?

Where are Dan Wesson pistols built?
 
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What makes you think they will move production out of the US?

Where are Dan Wesson pistols built?
I do not know where they will be made. I hear Apple is an American product because it is American owned. However, Apple products are primarily made overseas. Business is business, and things happen. I prefer iconic American owned gun companies to stay American owned. Dan Wesson is a great gun. If this does happen, I hope Colt's improve. I do feel bad for the people that got laid off at Remington. What are your thoughts?
 

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I have bought a half dozen 1911 from Colt the last couple of years, the quality for the price is great, they aren't Wilsons, but are of fine quality. I haven't used Colt customer service for over 30 years, so can't comment on that. At that time took less than a week to get warranty parts.
 

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CZ has done a good job with Dan Wesson. I can't believe that they will worse managers of Colt than the revolving door of private equity firms that have sold and re-sold Colt like an old trollop for the past few decades.
 

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Glad to see this happening. I mostly stopped paying attention to Colt when they introduced Series 80 1911 and dropped their DA revolvers. Looking forward to new and better products!
 

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Since that Colt has full handgun and rifle production capacities, I can see CZ simply making guns over here instead of worrying about 922r compliance for those evil “assault weapons”.

BREN 2 in .308, come to papa!!!
 

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I don't really think it'd be bad for CZ to buy out Colt, but I can't understand why they would want to. Not sure how much Colt is still legally bound to Connecticut, but moving the factory seems a big expense right after buying the company. As Beretta showed, moving to a more gun-friendly state doesn't mean you'll suddenly have the same or better quality, either.
You can look at the ATF sales numbers to see that Colt isn't a major player in the commercial market and hasn't been for many years, even though I like their products. So do you buy Colt for the M4 market and overseas contracts that go with it? Seems sort of pointless at this stage of the M4's life, especially when the Bren seems well received for the most part.

I don't know, doesn't really seem to make sense for CZ to want to buy Colt.
 

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How so? Several years ago I commissioned a brand new, Special Order stainless Specialist Commander 10mm from CZ/DW. It had an issue with the slide locking up on the frame. I contacted them and they fixed the issue and sent the pistol back to me free of charge. And it only took them a week to fix and send back to me.

I think that CZ's higher quality should rub off on Colt's manufacturing and produce better quality Colt products. I think this is fantastic news. I've been wanting a brand new Colt Python to pair up with my original Colt Python and if CZ is involved I want one even more so. The only thing holding me back is that I won't pay more than retail price for one.

Gratuitous photo of my two CZ 75 (B and pre B) pistols.
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This cz82’s and the cz83 are as good in quality as any other cz pistol. After shooting the cz85 dB I had to have the cz82’s & 83 too.
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There are no plans to build guns overseas, Colt will continue to be made in the USA but you will see some joint ventures...
They will move colt out of ct the taxes to operate in ct will kill them. The other states will offer tax breaks to get colt to move there.
 
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Losing made in America. I hope the people do not lose their job like Remington.
We lost that made in America many decades ago into the last century. The first wave in my companybin ‘83 took out 990 jobs due to imported machine tools. I was number 991 they got me. We had over 1,000 employees. The industry was dying in the northeast. Now the buildings that are left are apartment buildings. The tradesmen with the knowledge on how things work is gone. The CNC machines took away the talent you needed and now they just push the go button and feed the hopper.
 
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