Maybe they wanted the machinery. You would have to buy 50 companies to dent the 1911 market. Everybody makes one.You don't buy out the brand to always keep and promote the brand, sometimes you simply buyout and eliminate the competition. However, this does also allow you to bring the brand back at any future time. Kind of like Hummer is looking to make a possible come back in the market place.
Well having bought a para over the holiday - I wonder if the warranty will still be good? Sure hope so? I am not a Remington fan. I have had two of their shotguns that have been the subject of class action law suits or safety recalls. I think that's enough for me to walk away from the Remington Co for a while and hope they get their crap together. Enter the R51 9mm debacle & 887 12GA firing upon loading a shell into the chamber due to the firing pin not retracting fully...Para did just recently move to the USA from Canada.
I own 2 Para's and both are quality pieces.
Remington has been gobbling up all sorts of firearm related companies recently, maybe if you can't make quality , then you just buy quality and rename it.
I hate to see para go away myself.
Don't worry, Remington will just tell you that its not broken, that you're an idiot, and save you the trouble of sending it in. Three of my good friends have bought new 870s in the last few years, all three have been plagued with failures to extract. All three received no help from Remington . Two of them sold the guns off to someone else. The third fixed his with some valve lapping compound, a dremel, and 45 minutes or so of polishing and cleanup. The guns were pieces of junk and Remington told them it was cheap ammo, even though the problem existed with all ammo. I will never buy another 870 and I advise against purchasing a new one to anyone interested in a pump gun.I sure hope I never have to send in my LDAs, Remington probably wouldn't know what to do with them.
"What n the hail is theeus? It looks lack uh 1911, but tha hammer an trigger are all squirrley..."