Meanwhile, Kel-Tec is a privately held company that is responsibly managed, using revenue from sales to fund expansion rather than relying on credit, and Kel-Tec is doing quite well. Long live Kel-Tec.
That is the way America used to work. Now it's HOW CAN I GRAB MORE MONEY AND THEN DUMP ON EVERYBODY ELSE.Meanwhile, Kel-Tec is a privately held company that is responsibly managed, using revenue from sales to fund expansion rather than relying on credit, and Kel-Tec is doing quite well. Long live Kel-Tec.
I think this runs deeper than the so-called "Trump Slump." The problems with Remington started before the election run-up. I believe that the issues stem from poor decision making at the top coupled with mismanagement and terrible customer interaction. For one dramatic example, the whole issue with the failure of the initial launch and then "soft recall" of the R51 was completely avoidable. Plenty of other companies have had Gen 1 product failures and pulled it out. But the way Remington's brass managed the issue, from an optics perspective, totally pooched it. Deny and obfuscate that some percentage of the guns had issues. Do a "soft recall" without actually admitting there might be a systemic problem. Then don't say anything for, literally, years, while customers stew and get more and more angry. Just some simple contrition and good communication with the customers could have dramatically reduced this, but instead they turned thousands (apparently) of former Big Green customers into never again-ers.
I was interested in buying a Remington 597 rifle in 17 HMR sometime around 2009 and fortunately read the online reviews. There were significant problems with case necks splitting and magazines being blown out of the mag well. The problem persisted long enough that the ammunition manufacturer, Hornady, was forced to release a carefully worded public statement to let people know that there is nothing wrong with their ammo and implying that they had warned Remington engineers that the 17 HMR was not suitable for use in a blow back operated firearm and had warned them that these problems would happen. Obviously, it's possible to shoot 17 HMR in a properly designed semi-auto, but you can't simply rebarrel a 22 LR blow back operated firearm and call it good. It seemed that Remington didn't test the 17 HMR and just rushed it to market. Worse, they denied there was a problem for years and only the roar of complaints on the internet forced them to address the problem. By then, they had a lot of 17 HMR rifles in the field and the problem that wouldn't go away as they hoped was by then a very large and expensive problem. They should have done the engineering they didn't do up front and create a working 17 HMR (maybe a delayed blow back system) and upgraded the existing rifles. They didn't. Instead, they issued some weasel statement that the ammunition manufacturer had informed them that the ammunition wasn't suitable for a semi-automatic firearm so they were recalling the Remington rebranded Hornady ammunition and because there was no ammo, they would offer a buy back program for the rifle. They never admitted fault and acted as if they were doing their customers a huge favor to give them a $250 voucher on the purchase of a different 597 rifle, when their customers specifically bought the 17 HMR version and not another .22 LR, and their customers had paid around $350 for the 17 HMR 597, and would pay about the same for the .22 LR 597 they didn't want....the whole issue with the failure of the initial launch and then "soft recall" of the R51 was completely avoidable. Plenty of other companies have had Gen 1 product failures and pulled it out. But the way Remington's brass managed the issue, from an optics perspective, totally pooched it. Deny and obfuscate that some percentage of the guns had issues. Do a "soft recall" without actually admitting there might be a systemic problem. Then don't say anything for, literally, years, while customers stew and get more and more angry.
I wont go near Walmart either. If Amazon ain't got it, you don't really need it. And +1 for avoiding the general public whever possible. I get more human interaction than I need at work every day.Six pack of 10 ounce aerosol cans, at Amazon. About the same price as WalMart, but I don't need to deal with WalMart. I've actually bought groceries at Amazon. I'm turning into a shut-in. I'm a hoplophiliac agoraphobic.
RemOil is probably my least favorite of gun specific oils. Not that I have a problem with it in general, I think that pretty much all gun specific oils are over-priced and over-hyped for being basically just light weight oil with (hopefully) some anti-oxidant additives. For gun specific, I prefer BreakFree CLP and Ballistol. Past that, I like 3-in-One and light weight synthetic motor oil. I have a preference for 5w20 full synthetic (I've been using Castrol Magnatec) and often use for cleaning a modern reformulation of "Dr. Hudson's nitro solvent."But hey! I bought $51 worth of RemOil last week. I'm trying to support Remington when they make a good product. I'm not a hater.
https://bearingarms.com/tom-k/2018/05/15/new-york-times-wants-see-remington-bought-run-ground/?utm_source=thdailypm&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nl_pm&newsletterad=New York Times Wants To See Remington Bought, Run Into The Ground
Most amusing article I have read in a long time!
Bearing Arms pointed out the obvious flaw:NY Times said:"A reimagined Remington with a new management and mandate could develop smart-gun technology. It could back fingerprint technology meant to prevent anyone who is not the gun’s owner from shooting it, a measure that could greatly reduce suicides and the potential for guns to be stolen. It could add an identity stamp to ammunition fired from any of its guns. It could also establish and standardize responsible sales policies for retailers to sell its firearms."
Aaaand now they're back:Well, it's official. Remington is dead:
(except of course, that they will continue to make guns and it will be business as usual except without a lot of debt that got written off).
Only in America can you buy a bunch of stuff with other people's money, scream "11", get to keep it all and not pay for it View attachment 35379 .
It can take a fair amount of time for gun-counter sales to trickle back up to the manufacturer and, even then, they don't benefit from increased retail prices.Hard to understand with high sales they fail