...i don't think its the popularity that's hurting the ACR...it has been popular... i think its all bushmaster and its business sense...if i was a business and saw what has been going on, would i invest money to create accessories when i never know what BM could do tomorrow?...same if i was a possible acr buyer...the proof is in your suggestion people should convince more people to buy ACRs...it should be the quality of the product and the trust in a company that does that...not some consumer crusade...seems like they're in their own world right now...and if they made the damn barrels, i bet you my ACR they would have no trouble selling those things...id buy any one they had, period...and i think anyone with an acr would do the same, because that's what an ACR IS...and why most people bought it because its ADAPTIVE...not a scar knock-off...which is what it would be if it stayed 5.56...IMO...5.56 is the most common config for semi autos out there right now. It does not make economical sense for BM/Rem to release caliber conversion kits for the rifle until a certain number of ACRs are sold to support the building and stock supply of said calibers.
You want caliber kits, start convincing more and more people to buy the ACR. You can start buy getting people to come here and talk about the rifle. Go to other forums and mention the ACRForum anytime someone shows an interest in the platform.
The number of accessories for the AR are tremendous because of the popularity. Companies like Geissele are making triggers specifically designed for the ACR, I think Spike's Tactical is making SBR barrels, etc. So there are companies out there seeing a market. But caliber kits are a whole other consideration.
The only thing we have been told is that the calibers in 6.8 and 7.62x39 should be available mid 2011. Sorry that is all I have at this time.
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they were told three months ago who wouldn't have a job by March, even the gunsmiths are gone, the assist ACR Product I have spoken to before is gone... it's sadAs far as the BM reps go, I would have to think that at this point there probably isn't going to be much motivation or excitement on their part to spill there guts about release dates and the like, when some or all of them may already know that they will definitely be getting the axe soon. I mean seriously....how motivated would you be to do your job if you knew your days were numbered? I know I would'nt be. I'm actually quite surprised, that one of the reps (Harvey) bothered to say any anything at all..... maybe he's not one of the unlucky ones.
threadjack:how motivated would you be to do your job if you knew your days were numbered?
If the gunsmiths are gone, who is repairing all the ACRs that people have been sending back for various issues???they were told three months ago who wouldn't have a job by March, even the gunsmiths are gone, the assist ACR Product I have spoken to before is gone... it's sad
I'm just repeating what I was told by a Service Tech at Bushmaster. I personally don't think Gunsmith were doing the updates, but I could be wrong. Bushmaster had three Gunsmiths.If the gunsmiths are gone, who is repairing all the ACRs that people have been sending back for various issues???