rtschl wrote: ↑Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:55 pmThis is fake news that the media and antis want to claim that they have scored a victory in our back yard. Colt had already announced that their LEO and military contracts were a priority and without trying to say it - that their civilian competitors were essentially outselling them. So they posted a message on their website to correct the misconception that they are not committed to the civilian market. But you can read their actual statement here: https://www.colt.com/news/2630
There are so many better rifles and competitively priced lower end ones that Colt can't compete. For the average or serious rifle customer, Colt just isn't a really good choice and hasn't been for a very long time.
Colt ARs are not the industry standard, they never worked to increase their civilian market, nor lowered their prices, to compete with better rifles, at better prices. In fact Colt has done very little to appeal to the civilian market with any of their firearms. The believe that they can rest on the laurels of their 1911s, SAA etc. other manufacturers, such as Ruger, and S&W have surpassed Colt, by meeting consumer demand and innovation. JMHO