An Imaginary Conversation @ Colt Industeries


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ultramag44
October 30, 2011, 07:18 PM
Colt empty suits: "We have some of the most uber-successful guns in history! The Python, Anaconda, King Cobra, Woodsman, Detective Special and diamondback ...lets price them COMPLETELY out of the market!" :rolleyes:

2 years later...

Colt empty suits:"We can't sell our guns, what do we do??" :confused:

Bean Counting Rat in 'Accounts Receivable': "Discontinue them!

:barf:

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David E
October 30, 2011, 09:21 PM
I thought it was supposed to have been an imaginary conversation...

Elmer
October 30, 2011, 09:49 PM
I thought it was supposed to have been an imaginary conversation...

It had to be.

There was no UAW representative demanding more support for the Obama administration......

http://paeditorsblog.blogspot.com/2007/05/colt-uaw-contract-contains-surprising.html

918v
October 31, 2011, 12:26 AM
I dont understand how in todays world when we have multi-axis cnc mills and EDM that can hold tolerances to .0002" a Pythin can't be produced at a reasonable cost. Look at STI Texican. They can make a revolver that does not require any polishing straight out of the mill. The parts come out finished. They only need ro be blued or case hardenred. No polishing. No fitting. Surely, they could make a Python that way, but they did not want to invest and still don't wanna invest into modern manufacturing methods.

pendennis
October 31, 2011, 12:44 AM
Well, the UAW part was correct, especially during the late 1970's and early 1980's. Colt made every attempt to modernize it's operations, but they were continually rebuffed by the UAW's manning levels. So they hung on. There was no bean counter saying no; only saying this is what the bottom line is. The "bean counters" don't make the product decisions; they only publish the results.

The UAW had all the help from the Carter administration they could have asked.

The unions finally found out what legal extortion would wrought. Winchester/Olin/etc. told the union they had to modernize, and accept fewer jobs to keep the Connecticut faciliy alive. When the union said no, the plant was closed, and operations moved to Japan and South Carolina. Guess the union told them!

WardenWolf
October 31, 2011, 03:04 AM
pendennis, isn't that the story of the last 30 years? Unions bankrupting the great leaders of American industry. GM, Chrysler, nearly Ford, Winchester, Colt, the airlines. Their pure greed, and the (mostly Democratic) political administrations that empower them, have done irreparable harm to this country and turned us from a manufacturing powerhouse and major exporter to being primarily an importer. It's pure extortion and racketeering, except when a union does it, somehow it's legal.

Art Eatman
October 31, 2011, 08:26 AM
Somebody needs to start an "I hate greed" website, where folks can ignore issues of causality.

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