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Old 01-14-2020, 09:42 AM
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CEO for a day

If you could be ceo for a day of any gun company what would you have them make or bring back out?

Colt blessed us with a new python so that eliminates about 7 pages of replies. I would like to be the ceo of glock for a day and shut the company down so we can spare the world from any more perfection

Put down the flamethrowers I'm kidding.
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Old 01-14-2020, 10:02 AM
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Remington. I'd bring back the 742 woodsmaster. I had one in .243. Man that was a tack driver! Unfortunately it was stolen and never recovered. I can find a few in other calibers but not one in the .243. It was a retired Florida Dept of correction duty rifle. Carried by the tower guards. Pristine condition. Killed many deer with that rifle.

Also Marlin. I'd bring back the .35 lever gun. My father in law has one and I love that gun. I'm always on the look out for one to buy.
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Old 01-14-2020, 10:13 AM
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My first thought was I'd go to Ruger and have them start back making Model 44 rifles. I've got one. I've killed deer, bear and hogs with it.

If not Ruger I'd go to Hi Point and have them make a "Yeet Cannon" in a 1911. (just kidding)
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Old 01-14-2020, 10:28 AM
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Old 01-14-2020, 12:33 PM
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Hi. Springfield Armory. I would move the company to a more gun friendly state. I would reopen the Custom Shop to customer orders.
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Old 01-14-2020, 01:01 PM
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Winchester : a M1 carbine that would work as it did before.
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Old 01-14-2020, 01:54 PM
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It would still be Colt, and I would have them bring back a PROPER pre-Series 70 1911 with the correct rollmarks, polished flats, and GI ejection port. It would be so easy for them to do that I'd be able to take the rest of the afternoon off.
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Old 01-14-2020, 02:09 PM
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I'd like to be SIG's CEO for a day, I'd split the classic P-Series guns - P220/P226/P229/etc., into a separate division. The rest of the company can do whatever they want.

I'd drop every model that isn't a basic Nitron DA/SA model. I'd have the P220, P224, P225, P226, and P229 in the line-up and that's all. They will all have a milled slide, external extractor, and aluminum frames.

I'd tell the company to spend the next two years not even thinking about a different model or product and spend the time fixing the quality control issues with those guns and concentrate on making those five models the best they can be.

I'm not even a SIG fan, but there is a market (maybe a small one, but some dedicated professionals) for those guns and it's a shame they have lost the reputation they had years ago.

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Old 01-14-2020, 03:09 PM
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What DSK and JTQ said!

Especially on the SIGs. I traded off my shiney, fancy SIG P220 Elite because I found I so much more preferred my old SIG P220 with the German made, assembled in the US alloy frame before they put the Exeter markings on them. Just the right balance, not excessively heavy, and laser accurate.
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Old 01-14-2020, 04:06 PM
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Winchester

I'd bring back a Bolt Action 22 ala the Model 52, a pump 22 ala the Model 61 and a Semi Auto model 63.
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Old 01-14-2020, 06:01 PM
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Winchester

I'd bring back a Bolt Action 22 ala the Model 52, a pump 22 ala the Model 61 and a Semi Auto model 63.
I've got an old jc Higgins (Marlin model 100)
This thing is dead accurate with factory iron sights. Bolt action single shot. Handed down from my dad. He purchased it in 1959 used. Original stock broke and he hand carved a new stock in the mid 70's. I'm currently searching for an original stock to replace the handmade cedar stock. He didn't quite get the "look" 100% but he did a great job on fitting the barrel and receiver to the stock so that it's still accurate.
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Old 01-14-2020, 06:17 PM
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Walther GmbH.

I would bring back the steel frame P.38 with all of the safety features of the last P5 variation.

I would bring back the PPK and PP, and find a way to build the PPK without altering the dimensions to make it importable to the US.

I would bring back the P5 with a steel frame and reduce slightly the bulk of the grip.

I would introduce a normal P99 duty pistol with a steel frame. There would also be a 5" model available.

Anything currently produced with a polymer frame would now be produced with either an alloy (except the P99) or steel frame.

I think that about covers CEO for a day at Walther.
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Old 01-14-2020, 06:39 PM
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Thats easy,

McMillan Firearms, and they would produce more of the TAC-338 Chris Kyle rifle, of witch being CEO I would get the first one!
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Old 01-14-2020, 06:56 PM
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Wilson combat, a comped X9 frame gun and a open class double stack.

Semi auto shotgun options.

Piston AR option.

A micro size in house designed poly gun like the ADP but better.

Yes I'm a fanboy and want all my guns to be WC
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Old 01-14-2020, 07:58 PM
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Pardini.

I’d restart limited production of the steel-frame versions of the GT9 and GT45, which are basically never seen in the wild. My severance package would include a few of each.
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Old 01-14-2020, 09:30 PM
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Pardini.

I’d restart limited production of the steel-frame versions of the GT9 and GT45, which are basically never seen in the wild. My severance package would include a few of each.
I've shot both, I second this.
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Old 01-14-2020, 10:05 PM
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I'm absolutely sure that if I were to become CEO of any company, I would have reached my 'level of incompetence' as stated in the 'The Peter Principle', so I'd pass the opportunity on to someone more deserving. I would like to see someone other than Les Bear build a ~3.5" barrelled sub-compact .38 Super 1911.
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Old 01-14-2020, 10:06 PM
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Well, since everyone has a good handle on what each of the companies they have chosen needs, I think I would go to Kel-Tec and put enough refinement into their extremely innovative designs to make them competitive on the world market. Keep the price fair but make it profitable.
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Old 01-14-2020, 10:54 PM
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I'd have a bunch of ideas that would get shot down by the board of directors & shareholder reps.

Then I'd get tormented with labor disputes, gun law changes, slip-n-fall + sexual harrassment/unfair firing lawsuits.

And we wouldn't meet our quarterly sales targets. Again. Because Corporate refused to accept the TRUTH that Accounting / CFO gave them in their first, and accurate, sales forecast.

Dudes, you can have your CEO job. I don't want it.
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Old 01-15-2020, 12:46 AM
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People, Winchester is NO MORE. It's merely a name.

If I were CEO of Colt I would dump the union and move the co. to another state like say Montana. Then I would take the money saved and "poach" an engineer from Glock to do R&D on a new line of modern handguns that will sell and pay the bills.
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Old 01-15-2020, 06:49 AM
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Colt. I would bring out a copy of the Model 1903 in 9mm.
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Old 01-15-2020, 06:56 AM
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I would bring back s&w gen 4 pistols with single action models added to each caliber and size - pre M&P !
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Old 01-15-2020, 08:28 AM
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I'd pick S &W and bring back revolvers without the Hillary Hole.
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Old 01-15-2020, 08:32 AM
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HK P7M8 at an affordable price.
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Old 01-15-2020, 08:48 AM
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Dan Wesson. I'd bring back the original CCO and make it available in 38 Super with a good ambi safety installed. I'd also make it in 9 mm and 45 of course!!
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