Herr Bubits are you paying attention?

Discussion in 'Ask Bubits' started by schgsd, Jan 15, 2015.

  1. schgsd

    schgsd Active Member

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    I Quote... And from the article I suspect you can gather that I think it would be very smart to try to have a Steyr to submit Ja?

     
  2. Syntax360

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    There's no way Steyr could handle something like this. As it stands, they don't even have a pistol that would be in the running - virtually all their competitors bring more to the table in terms of adjustable ergos, optic compatibility, etc. Also, isn't one of the requirements a domestic manufacturing plant capable of the sort of production runs that a contract like this would necessitate?
     

  3. 73sbVert

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    I agree. Unfortunately, as good of a pistol that Steyr makes, and as much as we like them, there's no way Steyr could come up to the production levels that a contract like this would require, not without serious capital investment, training, and manufacturing capacity, in the time frame that is needed.

    Just not possible at this point. :eek:(
     
  4. schgsd

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    As much as I'd be happy to see Steyr factories ramped up to the size needed to supply our military I'm not thinking that. I'd envision a more Eugene Stoner kind of outcome. Caracal apparently had some hot looking stuff at SHOT2015. If Herr Bubits is behind what was shown there why not try to come up with a design that eventually is sold to a Colt or S&W that has the manufacturing capability?
     
  5. Syntax360

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    I suppose anything is possible, but I still chalk it up to being a total pipe dream. S&W would have no trouble selling their existing designs. The industry is a crowded playing field right now - just about every manufacturer has gotten off top dead center and started making at least one really great striker-fired, ergonomic pistol. It's a good time to be a shooter. :thumbsup:
     
  6. ThaiBoxer

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    I like My Steyrs, I like my M&Ps. I would love to see an M&P in .45 win. If it actually happens.
     
  7. Polecat

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    If you go back in the Bubits posts, he alludes to a new design he is working on. This sound like a fully modular design, unique, not like a Sig P250, but wherein you could have 1 base gun and change grips and dust covers and calibers. He did not elaborate on the Company. Interestingly I did find a recent pistol patent with Merkel that he designed that uses a "rolling locker" system for recoil managment. Merkel and HK, I believe are somehow related, but who knows what this means.

    Steyr was supposed to be desiging a .45 and ultra compact pistol a few years ago, but sounds like they have dropped the ball. Ya know I just think it is their culture to enter into endeavors half assed. Just really short sided.
     
  8. tenchu74

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    That would be great if Bubits could sell a design to Colt. They really could use a win right now. A pistol they could market to law enforcement as well as any upcoming military trials.
     
  9. Polecat

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    I think with the SIG P320 and P250 modularity, and now the Beretta APX, others will have to step up their game. I hope S&W brings out a new design with full modularity. HK, Glock would need something as well.
     
  10. Bittrich

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    Steyr has its hands more than full filling Eastern European (Police/Military?)orders. While I do not know for sure, my guess is Poland and or one or more of the Baltic States. They can thank Mr. Putin for that.

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  11. revjen45

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    I would like to the M,S,C,& L in .45.