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Old 07-13-2017, 04:25 PM
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Browning's problem is simple, and doesn't have a good solution on their part.

There are tons of used HPs available on the market, for maybe half the price of a new one. These guns don't just fall apart, so once you get one, you will have it awhile. You can have one refinished to like new, and still beat the new sticker price.

So, many, many HPs are being owned and bought/sold, but Browning isn't getting any cut of that business... they're sitting on an expensive model and watching it gather dust on the shelves. Even for those buyers that only want new, that's a small percentage overall, and a one-time group that can't be counted on for further sales.

I think S&W ran into this business decision with their metal guns, and Beretta and Sig might be approaching the same issue soon; they have a great product that has reached market saturation, and it's not profitable to keep making it.
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