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I'm not sure if there are any gunstore counter guys out here, but I'm curious if the ACRs are moving in stores.

It seems that many here are frustrated with the lack of aftermarket parts and caliber options. I've read here that it is due to a factory move.

I want to see a 47 /74 mag accepting lower. If Bush/Rem doesn't offer it, then perhaps there is a business opportunity for another company to step in and offer it. Think I'm wrong, well look how Ruger screwed over Kel-Tec. Aren't there aftermarket performance parts that work with cars? However, that would only happen if the ACR market was deemed viable enough.

The mil may or may not replace their M4s in my lifetime (seriously), so if they don't the ACR will need to be able to stand on its own in the civ market.

So, how are the ACR sales?

I've been burned before by owning a better product than another, but the company behind it didn't support it properly and it died to the inferior product having better marketing and support. I'm really hoping that isn't the case here.
 

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Don't know how sales of the rifle are. I have observed an ACR bearing a serial number in the 6000 range. Doesn't mean much, I can assume that 6000 rifles have been serialed numbered and are out there somewhere. If you think about it, the basic has been just out over a year and the enhanced will be out a year next month.

Taking into concideration all the hurdles the platform has jumped since it release, rediculus MSRP, perceived over weight issues, firing pin recall, closing of the BFI plant in Maine, general hate, I would say it's doing ok with everything concidered.

Is it a perfect situation to sell a new platform, absolutely not. But it seems to be doing ok concidering. Am I happy with the rifle, YES. I will watch to see where it goes from here and hopefully Bushmaster will get their head outta their a$$ and let the platform start to move towards it's full potential.

disclaimer: I have no knowledge how many actual rifles have been sold, I'm just assuming 6000+ based on observed serial numbers.
 

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Seems like it's sold out at the local places and online shops I usually check.
 

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yep. also seems to go pretty fast as soon as someone wants to get rid of theirs
 

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APWR is tinkering with a billet lower, maybe, he can do a AK lower too? ;)
 

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I jumped on my basic black acr. I really wanted the tan and would have orders it but the store worker wasn't confident they would get another acr in let alone be able to order one. I didn't want to pass up the one they had because it would have been gone.
 

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The only problem I have seen where ACR's sit is when stores are still trying to sell it for $2500 when the market price has come down to less than $2000. Other than that, they seem to sell just fine. I think if BM gets their act together and starts producing things like caliber kits, shorter 1:7 twist barrels, etc., things should really start taking off. I think the ball is in their court.
 

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Buddy of mine that works at a gun store in Fort Worth says they are averaging 3 ACR sales a week, a mixture of enhanced and basic. Enhanced versions have been selling more as of late.
 

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The only problem I have seen where ACR's sit is when stores are still trying to sell it for $2500 when the market price has come down to less than $2000. Other than that, they seem to sell just fine. I think if BM gets their act together and starts producing things like caliber kits, shorter 1:7 twist barrels, etc., things should really start taking off. I think the ball is in their court.
A few days ago I noticed one of my primary FFLs had a basic ACR hanging on his wall for atleast a year. I called and asked what he wanted for it and realized he'd had it tagged for the $2500! He laughed, "that's why it hasn't moved". All said and done, I picked it up for a very reasonable price. It's pre recall so I'll send it in for my two free pmags.

Moral of the story, Yes they are selling but you can help out the stores that have the older stock that they HAVE to get rid of, by picking them up for a much more reasonable price.

I haven't decided if I'm going to just keep this spare or keep the barrel and part it out...
 

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A few days ago I noticed one of my primary FFLs had a basic ACR hanging on his wall for atleast a year. I called and asked what he wanted for it and realized he'd had it tagged for the $2500! He laughed, "that's why it hasn't moved". All said and done, I picked it up for a very reasonable price. It's pre recall so I'll send it in for my two free pmags. Moral of the story, Yes they are selling but you can help out the stores that have the older stock that they HAVE to get rid of, by picking them up for a much more reasonable price. I haven't decided if I'm going to just keep this spare or keep the barrel and part it out...
I wonder what I get being one of those limited capacity states. Deffinatly not two free pmags. Maybe a friendly letter from the company I can shoot five rounds at a time at. Ahhh its not fair. Haha
 

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Haha I did spend a few years in texas. It was ok. Not as scenic as ny. Alot cheaper though. Better roads here at least.
 

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Nah, NY is a beautiful state. It's just the folks running it that ruin it... Most of New England really... and CA... IL...
 

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Yeah, I love the climate and most of the people in California. I just detest Sacramento and the elected officials there. I can tolerate LA, but despise the bay area.
 

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I work for an FFL and I can tell you that we do not stock and will not order the ACR. When i bought my own gun i bought in on Gunbroker vs. through our store. Most people don't realize that while the retail cost on the has dropped a LOT, dealer cost has not. Most of the ACRs that are being sold on Gunbroker are being sold at a lost current DEALER cost from our distributor is $1569 on the basic and $1889 on the enhanced, and that has droppes about $300 from what dealer cost was last year. I bought my ACR on GB for $1500 new.
 

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I work for an FFL and I can tell you that we do not stock and will not order the ACR. When i bought my own gun i bought in on Gunbroker vs. through our store. Most people don't realize that while the retail cost on the has dropped a LOT, dealer cost has not. Most of the ACRs that are being sold on Gunbroker are being sold at a lost current DEALER cost from our distributor is $1569 on the basic and $1889 on the enhanced, and that has droppes about $300 from what dealer cost was last year. I bought my ACR on GB for $1500 new.
Sounds like your distributor may not be the cheapest one. Or you may not be getting the best pricing from them.
 

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As much as I love gunbroker, the prices there are gonna shut down local gun sales. I buy guns all the time on GB at less then my local dealers cost. Plus shipping is cheaper then tax anymore.
 
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