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Say it ain't so........

Post by RJT » Tue Apr 15, 2014 11:05 am

You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.

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Re: Say it ain't so........

Post by DarkPhoenix » Tue Apr 15, 2014 3:41 pm

Better not be. Just got the email today that they are offering a $200 credit if you buy a can. Might be a good way to sell out some cans and clear out their website products. I really hope it is not true because I love all of my aac cans.

PS: now all I need is a 3 lug smg can for my mp5
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Re: Say it ain't so........

Post by doubloon » Tue Apr 15, 2014 4:26 pm

What is a TAPCO?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BDtd2jNIwAU MUSAFAR!
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Re: Say it ain't so........

Post by cyclone72 » Wed Apr 16, 2014 1:23 am

TAPCO is a company that makes accessories for ak's and AR's.

Well, guess they're thinning the herd. Thank God There is still Silencerco and a few more great can makers but I hope that is not true. TAPCO and AAC merging could be good or bad. Mergers and changes usually mean bad juju to me but it may tighten up a few minor gremlins that AAC has. AAC always seemed to me as somewhat of a trendsetter for gearheads in the silencer world and I have had a few of their cans and I liked them. Their CS has always been good to me.

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Re: Say it ain't so........

Post by cyclone72 » Wed Apr 16, 2014 1:24 am

doubloon wrote:What is a TAPCO?

http://www.tapco.com/

or maybe it's these guys https://www.tapcocu.org/

or these http://www.thetapcogroup.com/brands/tapco-tools

or these http://www.tapcoinc.com/

or these guys http://www.tapcoroofingproducts.com/

it would be cool if they merged with these guys, http://www.tapconet.com/

I would like a stop sign red .22 silencer with a serial number of stop-0001 from them.

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Re: Say it ain't so........

Post by cyclone72 » Wed Apr 16, 2014 1:33 am

or maybe they could make me a park bench green .22 silencer http://www.tapconet.com/store/products/ ... or%7CGreen

with this design on the bad end of the can

http://www.tapconet.com/store/product-d ... sku=304240




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Re: Say it ain't so........

Post by kalikraven » Thu Apr 17, 2014 5:47 pm

Tapco = Crapco!
Going a little more discrete here due to some of my opinions...

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Re: Say it ain't so........

Post by cyclone72 » Thu Apr 17, 2014 6:12 pm

kalikraven wrote:Tapco = Crapco!
yep, sad but true.

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Re: Say it ain't so........

Post by aries14482 » Sun Apr 20, 2014 7:53 pm

Tapco is a maker of shitty plastic aftermarket 'tactical accessories.' If you've ever seen some new guy or goofball at the range with an AR15 loaded down with all kinds of stupid bulky s--t, you've seen TAPCO products. They make a lot of money because they target the uniformed with lots of well-placed (gun rags) advertising.

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Re: Say it ain't so........

Post by 66427vette » Sun Apr 20, 2014 8:51 pm

Wait until you see a press release. Until then consider it a rumor at best.

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Re: Say it ain't so........

Post by doubloon » Mon Apr 21, 2014 7:17 am

Thanks for all the info on TAPCO. Of all the links provided I believe I am most likely to do business with these guys http://www.tapcoroofingproducts.com/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BDtd2jNIwAU MUSAFAR!
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Re: Say it ain't so........

Post by MCKNBRD » Mon Apr 21, 2014 10:01 am

Tapco might not be the best stuff for ARs, but I love the Tapco stock I have for one of my 10/22s...it collapses down far enough that my 7yo son can use it, and extends far enough out that I can, too. For about $55, IIRC. Plus, if you have an issue, they're pretty damn responsive. I cracked the piece that goes over the barrel once reassembling it, and called them...had one at my house in less than 72 hours, no hassle.

Granted, most of their other stuff isn't the greatest, but if you're looking for basic parts for range toys or similar, they aren't the worst in the market.

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Re: Say it ain't so........

Post by silencertalk » Mon Apr 21, 2014 5:41 pm

You guys still talking about this?

When you see something without a named source, then it generally cannot be trusted.

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Re: Say it ain't so........

Post by cyclone72 » Mon Apr 21, 2014 8:15 pm

silencertalk wrote:You guys still talking about this?

When you see something without a named source, then it generally cannot be trusted.

So no park bench-green .22 silencer? :lol:

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Re: Say it ain't so........

Post by JasonM » Mon Apr 21, 2014 8:33 pm

I know nothing factual as far as this particular rumor, but I'd also not put anything past FGI/ROC/Cerb when it comes to perceived cost cutting/"efficiency"...
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Re: Say it ain't so........

Post by doubloon » Mon Apr 21, 2014 8:37 pm

I was just talking about TAPCO with byrdman.

The rest of it is just tabloid drama.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BDtd2jNIwAU MUSAFAR!
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Re: Say it ain't so........

Post by continuity » Tue Apr 22, 2014 3:39 am

Cost cutting is code for "the bean counters are in control".
What amount of a man is composed of his own collection of experiences... and the conclusions that those experiences have allowed him to "know" for certain as "Truth"? :Ick

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Re: Say it ain't so........

Post by CallMeShooter » Thu Apr 24, 2014 8:19 pm

This sucks. I love and promote AAC and hate Tapco...

Oh well, Surefire and SilencerCo still makes awesome cans.
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Re: Say it ain't so........

Post by aries14482 » Sun Apr 27, 2014 2:47 am

silencertalk wrote:You guys still talking about this?

When you see something without a named source, then it generally cannot be trusted.
Dude. Regarding Freedom Group, a rumor like this seems plausible enough. Whether or not it tuns out to be true, the fact that it's believable is bad enough. They seem to be in the business of "Sig USA"ing firearm companies to death. Their model seems to be profit margin centric, milking pre aquisition reputation until failure. "Aspiring to Tapco" is a perfect way to voice shooters' frustration with the group. I can personally picture high level persons chuckling about the "rednecks" that buy their products.

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Re: Say it ain't so........

Post by warjunky1428 » Sun Apr 27, 2014 7:26 am

Every time I hear about this "Freedom Group" I become more and more skeptical. They come out of nowhere, appear to have an unlimited amount of money, absorb company after company, and has their fingers in everything from production to manufacture to ammunition to accessories and even distribution. Centralization of control sounds more accurate to me. If/when such a shutdown happens, I wonder how much tooling and machinery is going to disappear along with former employees...
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Re: Say it ain't so........

Post by silencertalk » Sun Apr 27, 2014 11:36 am

aries14482 wrote:Dude. Regarding Freedom Group, a rumor like this seems plausible enough.
All hoaxes play on something that there is some reason why some people would believe it.

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Re: Say it ain't so........

Post by aries14482 » Sun Apr 27, 2014 6:24 pm

silencertalk wrote:All hoaxes play on something that there is some reason why some people would believe it.
Certainly. And all plausible rumors that do later turn out to be true could just as easily been hoaxes when they were first told.

I honestly don't care so much about this particular rumor as I do other evidence (Marlin, circumstances which led to Kevin being fired) that Freedom Group is steering a low innovation, cost cutting, profit margin and marketing centric course, seemingly with the likes of Sig USA as a role model for success. (They certainly are successful, from a high-level corporate view. Just not in the view of anyone who wants a quality piece of equipment.)

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Re: Say it ain't so........

Post by 1_ar_newbie » Mon Apr 28, 2014 11:08 am

This is NOT true

Why the "truth" about guns posted this is beyond me.

AAC will make Freedom Group tons of cash this year and the years ahead only look brighter.

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Re: Say it ain't so........

Post by silencertalk » Thu May 01, 2014 10:29 am

I didn't know SigUSA was known for that.

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Re: Say it ain't so........

Post by aries14482 » Thu May 01, 2014 3:02 pm

You didn't know the rifles and pistols made by SIG in the US had a reputation for issues with quality control? Do a google search for sig quality control.

If memory serves, SIG wasn't doing well and brought in the same guy who wrecked Kimber's quality to save the company. It worked, but SIG's US made products experienced a noticeable decline in quality as a direct result.

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