Olympic Arms are shutting doors. - Page 2 - M14 Forum

M14 Forum


Olympic Arms are shutting doors.

This is a discussion on Olympic Arms are shutting doors. within the M16 AR15 forums, part of the Rifle Forum category; Got an AR in 22-250 a couple years back, love it, no problems with mine. Sad to see them go, one less option. Oh well, ...


Go Back   M14 Forum > Rifle Forum > M16 AR15

38Thanks
Reply
 
LinkBack Moderator Tools Display Modes

Old January 25th, 2017, 06:30 PM   #16
Automatic Rifleman
 
abijohn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Mt. Angel
Posts: 145
Got an AR in 22-250 a couple years back, love it, no problems with mine. Sad to see them go, one less option. Oh well, glad I got her when I did.

abijohn is offline  
Remove Ads
Old January 25th, 2017, 06:39 PM   #17
Lifer
 
GardenValley's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Texas
Posts: 2,632

Awards Showcase

Quote:
Originally Posted by CAVman View Post
Just a side note...but some early Olympic AR's had problems...and in the firearms business, that can't always be easily overcome.
Even if the problems are fixed and the company moves onward and upward(no longer Boring!)gun guys will still be saying 20 years later---

Oh Yeah...OLYMPIC!!! They Got Issues!



CAVman in WYoming
I'm glad you mentioned this. Their early AR's were not something to be proud of.

Thanks from CAVman and charlie98
GardenValley is online now  
Old January 25th, 2017, 07:55 PM   #18
Grunt
 
Stevep51d's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: Nanning
Posts: 113
Olympic arms

I had one of their Ar's in the late 80s and the bolt hold open pin broke out of their receiver. The aluminum failed I guess. Long story short I called them to address the issue and they denied it was really one of their receivers and would not warranty it....Soooo after that stupid argument I never bought anything of theirs again.

Thanks from CAVman
Stevep51d is offline  
 
Old January 25th, 2017, 09:14 PM   #19
Old Salt
 
smoothy8500's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: San Clemente, California
Posts: 1,434
I still have my 1989 Oly...original barrel was total junk, shot trashcan lid sized groups at 100yds.

Thanks from CAVman
smoothy8500 is online now  
Old January 26th, 2017, 03:36 AM   #20
Cranky Old Vietnam Vet
 
CAVman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: WYoming
Posts: 10,660

Awards Showcase

Quote:
Originally Posted by Stevep51d View Post
I had one of their Ar's in the late 80s and the bolt hold open pin broke out of their receiver. The aluminum failed I guess. Long story short I called them to address the issue and they denied it was really one of their receivers and would not warranty it....Soooo after that stupid argument I never bought anything of theirs again.
Which is kind of a 'sub-set' to the problem of a manufacturer having a rocky start with their products...
If they promptly recall all defective products, get them off the market and make all the buyers 'whole', they have a chance of salvaging their reputation.
If instead, they engage in denial and stalling and refusing to repair and replace bad products, they can instead permanently and sometimes irreparably damage their reputation.
Once our American community of gun guys decides that Olympic or Para or Kimber, for example, has made some 'problematic' guns...the hesitation begins: Should I buy a gun that might be one of the 'bad' ones(esp. true of buying older, used guns)? How do I know for sure? If it is, or even if other guys just think it is...won't that affect it's re-sale value?

Sometimes...when someone 'shoots themselves in the foot'---they limp the rest of their life!



CAVman in WYoming

Thanks from 2336USMC and Dougboffl
CAVman is offline  
Old January 26th, 2017, 05:56 AM   #21
Old Salt
 
KyAggie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 1,124
I didn't even know they were making stuff like this:


http://www.olyarms.com/shop/rifles/mpr.html

Hopefully, some continues some of their better ideas!

KyAggie is offline  
Old January 26th, 2017, 06:00 AM   #22
Dodgin' The Reaper
 
Hgunner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Middle TN
Posts: 6,310
Still have a circa 1994 SGW 20" HB Service Match.

It has never malfunctioned and will put a 5-shot group in a dime sized area @ 100yrds.

Hgunner is online now  
Old January 26th, 2017, 06:07 AM   #23
Lifer
 
Wasted ammo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: GA
Posts: 2,005
Quote:
Originally Posted by CAVman View Post
Which is kind of a 'sub-set' to the problem of a manufacturer having a rocky start with their products...
If they promptly recall all defective products, get them off the market and make all the buyers 'whole', they have a chance of salvaging their reputation.
If instead, they engage in denial and stalling and refusing to repair and replace bad products, they can instead permanently and sometimes irreparably damage their reputation.
Once our American community of gun guys decides that Olympic or Para or Kimber, for example, has made some 'problematic' guns...the hesitation begins: Should I buy a gun that might be one of the 'bad' ones(esp. true of buying older, used guns)? How do I know for sure? If it is, or even if other guys just think it is...won't that affect it's re-sale value?

Sometimes...when someone 'shoots themselves in the foot'---they limp the rest of their life!



CAVman in WYoming
You hit the nail on the head about Kimber. Their product value has dropped 50% or so in the past year.

Wasted ammo is online now  
Old January 26th, 2017, 06:10 AM   #24
Lifer
 
Snyper762's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Marietta, GA
Posts: 4,256
Kimber product value has been going in the drink for a while now. They need to cut advertising and put that $ into qc.

Sent from my SM-G930T using Tapatalk

Thanks from Hgunner and Wasted ammo
Snyper762 is offline  
Old January 26th, 2017, 06:12 AM   #25
Lifer
 
Wasted ammo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: GA
Posts: 2,005
I'm they don't do something and fast they will be next. I think bolt guns are the only thing holding them up.

Wasted ammo is online now  
Old January 26th, 2017, 06:16 AM   #26
Lifer
 
Snyper762's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Marietta, GA
Posts: 4,256
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wasted ammo View Post
I'm they don't do something and fast they will be next. I think bolt guns are the only thing holding them up.
Maybe they'll move into the ar market next...

Sent from my SM-G930T using Tapatalk

Snyper762 is offline  
Old January 26th, 2017, 06:18 AM   #27
Lifer
 
Wasted ammo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: GA
Posts: 2,005
Just what we need... LMAO

Thanks from Snyper762
Wasted ammo is online now  
Old January 26th, 2017, 08:25 AM   #28
Lifer
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Canada
Posts: 2,337
Back in the 1980s I was a licensed Canadian firearms dealer and gunsmith. I was primarily a pistolsmith specializing in PRACTICAL 1911 Govt type builds, and used some of the OLY pistol parts.

When I decided to get into PRACTICAL rifles as well, I started out with Dutch built surplus AR 10s. Then US GI M14s. Then, reluctantly, the AR 15 POODLE SHOOTERS. OLY Arms was the only convenient source for AR 15 parts kits. I built up a few dozen of the OLY AR 15s from parts, and only had one serious problem with a warped upper that was too tight for easy bolt travel.

Eventually, over the decades, I ended up building or buying about 6 dozen of the AR 15 type rifles. The most accurate AR 15 I have ever owned was one of the Olys.
Sad to see them go.

Lazerus2000 is offline  
Old January 26th, 2017, 02:35 PM   #29
Dodgin' The Reaper
 
Hgunner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Middle TN
Posts: 6,310
Quote:
Originally Posted by Snyper762 View Post
Kimber product value has been going in the drink for a while now. They need to cut advertising and put that $ into qc.

Sent from my SM-G930T using Tapatalk
It takes a lot of money to convince people that a pigs ear is a silk purse.

Kimber is all flashy magazine art and no substance.

Thanks from Snyper762
Hgunner is online now  
Old January 26th, 2017, 02:54 PM   #30
Fire Team Leader
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Montreal
Posts: 177
In Canada 2 years ago you couldn't find a decently priced bolt or any other part to build an AR-15.
Now that our dollar is in the tank and demand in the USA is down you can find anything you want and most of it is in stock.

I can't say that I hope it stays this way.

Say what you want about Mr Obama but his presence sure put a lot of money in gun makers pockets.

Thanks from Snyper762

Last edited by Thumprrr; January 26th, 2017 at 07:03 PM.
Thumprrr is offline  
Reply

  M14 Forum > Rifle Forum > M16 AR15

Moderator Tools
Display Modes


Similar M14 Forum Discussions
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Tyrant kerry to sign un arms treaty NORKALNIMROD Gun Rights 23 September 25th, 2013 04:11 PM
Olympic Arms, again GARRARD M16 AR15 8 September 25th, 2013 07:07 AM
Photo of a GI using ARMS 18 and KNIGHTS RAS simultaneously, should I use it too? xk319 Optics 14 April 10th, 2011 11:20 PM
Brothers in Arms CCKen Your War 1 March 9th, 2011 06:43 PM
Closer Look at ARMS Mount dighawaii The M14 3 April 20th, 2003 04:06 PM



Top Gun Sites Top Sites List