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“To SELL, Of Course!”

(from TFB, in part)

They say there’s a sucker born every minute.  No where does this seem to be more true than in the firearms industry.  Poorly thought of add-ons, holsters, ammunition design, etc.

I remember Col. Cooper being asked (with regard to the latest variant of some pistol, which certainly was not necessary), “Jeff, what’s it for?  To sell, of course!” was his reply.

I’m certain you can think of many others, as well as selections of the ‘good’ variety that didn’t get marketed properly and went away.

Such is the nature of business…

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About guffaw1952

I'm a child of the 50's. libertarian, now medically-retired. I've been a certified firearms trainer, a private investigator, and worked for a major credit card company for almost 22 years. I am a proud NRA Life Member. I am a limited-government, free-market capitalist, who believes in the U.S. Constitution and the Rule of Law.

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4 thoughts on ““To SELL, Of Course!”

  1. For every dumb product or poorly-executed idea, there’s a sucker who’ll think it’s the greatest thing since sliced bread – and will be willing to pay big bucks for it. But bad ideas/products generally disappear, given a bit of time.

    Posted by Rev. Paul | May 17, 2017, 7:58 am
  2. Agree with Rev, and the occasional GOOD idea usually dies for lack of marketing too… sigh

    Posted by Old NFO | May 17, 2017, 6:45 pm
  3. Much like fishing tackle, first step in making money is to catch the fisherman.

    Never heard of the bungee holster before. A new version of a 75 year old idea. The OSS string or loop holster was thought up in WWII for resistance folks. Ditch the gun and you didn’t have a holster attached to you, just an innocuous loop of string.

    Posted by KM | May 17, 2017, 7:30 pm

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