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#6979865 - 12/02/17 10:55 AM Remington may soon be out of business
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I just read this recent article from the Motley Fool regarding Remington. It is sad to read that an American company with such a great history and with so many of us enjoying a Remington at some point in our lifetime, most likely an 870, 1100/11-87 or 700, this company may not make it.

Here is the article:

https://www.fool.com/investing/2017/11/30/is-this-major-gun-maker-about-to-go-bankrupt.aspx

Sales are down 78% year over year, a $60 million net loss for the first 9 months of 2017, they have over 1 billion in debt, and are burning through the cash reserves.

Who would have thought 10 years ago that the Obama administration would create such a boom for the firearms industry and the Trump administration a cooling off period, or the strong demand out there for pistols and assault rifles over general hunting firearms?
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#6979869 - 12/02/17 10:59 AM Re: Remington may soon be out of business [Re: Sweese]
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Hope they make it......
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#6979877 - 12/02/17 11:11 AM Re: Remington may soon be out of business [Re: Sweese]
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Its their quality issues now days that's causing their business issues.....not the political climate.

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#6979883 - 12/02/17 11:31 AM Re: Remington may soon be out of business [Re: Sweese]
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When the head dies, the body follows. No bull market can compensate for incompetent management.
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#6979884 - 12/02/17 11:31 AM Re: Remington may soon be out of business [Re: Sweese]
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Registered: 09/21/11
Posts: 431
Loc: Katy Texas
The old BDL's were well made quality guns. It's amazing to watch a successful corporation in a mad rush to produce a lower quality cheaper gun to enhance profits. I would be sorry to see them fail but they got exactly what they wanted. So, "ya miss me now"!

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#6979896 - 12/02/17 11:42 AM Re: Remington may soon be out of business [Re: Sweese]
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Registered: 11/01/12
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Loc: Lubbock, TX
Savages shoot well and really upped their game in their offerings.
Tikka is catching fire, quality product in every aspect, affordable.
Howa is making a push.
S&W and Ruger making big pushes in handguns sales
Ruger American series and Savage Axis really cut into the economy market
Federal, Hornady, and some others pushed new and better products in the ammo market.


Meanwhile @Remington:
Horrible marketing of new products and calibers. R15 and R25 could have lead the way in AR market but fell on their face
Endless trigger/quality issues in the main line, 700s.
870s are much ‘cheaper’ than they used to be
1st relaunch of R51 was a dismal failure, BAD quality
2nd relaunch not much better
1911 models are some of the worst 1911s offered
Importing Turkish rebranded knockoffs was a bad idea that furthered the ‘Remington quality sucks’ outcry.
Bad quality ammo

Let’s face it, the last 10-15 years has really damaged the brand, maybe to the point of no return.
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#6979901 - 12/02/17 11:46 AM Re: Remington may soon be out of business [Re: JCB]
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Originally Posted By: JCB
Its their quality issues now days that's causing their business issues.....not the political climate.


That's it.
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#6979920 - 12/02/17 12:02 PM Re: Remington may soon be out of business [Re: Sweese]
gusick Offline
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Ruger, Winchester, and Savage brought out new economy models to market at Walmart. Remington revamped it flagship guns for Walmart. Bad bad idea.

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#6980055 - 12/02/17 02:13 PM Re: Remington may soon be out of business [Re: Sweese]
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A corporation going through a chapter 11 bankruptcy just helps it reduce and restructure debt down to manageable levels. It might end up with a better operating budget, which could help produce better products. The big losers are the holders of debt and pensioners.

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#6980063 - 12/02/17 02:21 PM Re: Remington may soon be out of business [Re: FiremanJG]
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Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
Originally Posted By: JCB
Its their quality issues now days that's causing their business issues.....not the political climate.


That's it.


I highly dislike obama in many ways but he never actually did anything real to the gun industry. In fact, the biggest growth ever was under his presidency.

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#6980078 - 12/02/17 02:38 PM Re: Remington may soon be out of business [Re: Korean Redneck]
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Originally Posted By: Korean Redneck
Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
Originally Posted By: JCB
Its their quality issues now days that's causing their business issues.....not the political climate.


That's it.


I highly dislike obama in many ways but he never actually did anything real to the gun industry. In fact, the biggest growth ever was under his presidency.
He went after banking rules making it harder for companies in the gun business to stay in business......
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Now that food has replaced sex in my life, I can't even get into my own pants.

"Death is permanent...everything else is temporary!"

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#6980153 - 12/02/17 03:56 PM Re: Remington may soon be out of business [Re: Sweese]
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It was the biggest growth ever because everyone was afraid of what he might do in the future.
Remington simply failed to keep up with their competitors offerings. The trigger debacle was a major factor...JG is 100% correct in that they could have gained leaps and bounds by partnering with Timney, instead they kept having problems.

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#6980226 - 12/02/17 05:09 PM Re: Remington may soon be out of business [Re: SnakeWrangler]
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Originally Posted By: SnakeWrangler
Originally Posted By: Korean Redneck
Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
Originally Posted By: JCB
Its their quality issues now days that's causing their business issues.....not the political climate.


That's it.


I highly dislike obama in many ways but he never actually did anything real to the gun industry. In fact, the biggest growth ever was under his presidency.
He went after banking rules making it harder for companies in the gun business to stay in business......

This^^^^

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#6980266 - 12/02/17 06:01 PM Re: Remington may soon be out of business [Re: Sweese]
ralph Offline
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I would hate to see the name disappear. I hope the company can recover one way or another but they do have a steep hill to climb.

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#6980305 - 12/02/17 06:44 PM Re: Remington may soon be out of business [Re: Sweese]
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I don't think the brand will disappear. If they fold up someone will pick it up and try to make it go.
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