- Aug 28, 2018
You have seen the old company info. It was completely closed down. Then re opened by a whole new company.They have an interesting company history that you may wish to look into if you are concerned about that type of thing.
You may wish to be certain that it is what you want. They seem to have a 50% or more depreciation even in new condition based on those I have seen for sale on forums.
Good to know on the first part.You have seen the old company info. It was completely closed down. Then re opened by a whole new company.
Where are you seeing them for sale?
It was a simple question. But thanks for answering.To each his own, thank goodness we all have a opinion and a voice. Everyone that touches them fall in love. Is like anything we all have our likes, but damning a new company for trying to sell products isn’t really the best thing to do either. Devil Dog has donated over 20 guns this year already just to vet benefits. They are doing the right thing.
And yes I own a PR and marketing company that is working with or has worked with some of the biggest names in the industry. I do not rep anything I do not believe in and Frank knows that.
My point was more that it is a common feature on 1911s that retail in the $1000 range and generally adds value/desirability to the gun. Feature wise, these aren’t really cost competitive at MSRP.Ambi safety isn't really a feature on a 1911 unless you're a lefty.
That slide is pretty gross but the grips are worse.
My point is unless you're a lefty, the only time when you might ever need to manipulate the safety with your off hand, the safety should already be off.My point was more that it is a common feature on 1911s that retail in the $1000 range and generally adds value/desirability to the gun. Feature wise, these aren’t really cost competitive at MSRP.
Maybe they could consider this based on looks alone:
-Reduce Devil dog arms text size
-Lose Dog graphic
-Reduce serration cut size
-Keep grip checkering
-Undercut trigger guard
-Add ambi safety
-Keep mag release relief cut in grip panel
-Change grip panel cut design. Maybe ball mill dimple, or just anything but the way it is.
I considered changing grips but my hang up then is the price point and then adding more. So that makes a no name manufacturer with a price of upper mid range major brands and then increasing it.VZ's are only $60, so I suppose if the pistols were real nice & the rest of the aesthetics don't bother you, not really a huge deal. Or maybe other grips are an option.
thanks for the ideas. We are working on that as we speak. Its all getting better, alot of good is buried and we are pulling it to the top.Hi,
I understand you are the new marketing guy for DDA but are you the PR guy also?
Probably not but you are directly connected to DDA either way so this may be of some assistance to you/them.
I am not a pistol guy so I do not really keep up with what goes on in the pistol industry, so the comments here in regards to how people view DDA name and such; I decided to check and see what the issue was/is.
Long story short, since you know the history better than I do, lol...but from an outsiders view DDA needs to search themselves on every search engine and contact every website such as Firearms Blog, Truth about Guns, etc etc etc and plead with them to run a new press release advising of new ownership, etc etc.
Anything to knock the "bad" press releases down the google search totem pole
@TeamPOI Just jump straight up to building 2011's that way the purists know they need not apply. I'm not a 1911 a guy at all but the pics above at least caused me to look twice, which is more than any traditional 1911 can do no matter whose name is on the side. The 1911 market is maybe the only one more flooded with cookie cutter looking guns than the AR world. It's so hard to stand out I don't know why anyone would build one to look like it belongs in a Ford Model T.
I think all the nitpicking in this thread missed the point and these two posts really got it. Might benefit from an even more aggressive re-branding given that they don't seem to be trafficking on positive name recognition much at all.
Competing with $800 Colts, which will always have greater appeal to that market and residual value to anyone, in the nostalgia game is a great path to insolvency. The market below that price is so strong that even springfield ceded it to the Philippines.The competition market for 1911 race guns is small and already pretty well served.
In this world where there are many more modern designs in single and double-stack, nostalgia sells which is why classic lines with quality parts, fit and finish is the place to be.
Lots of people have been waiting a long time for the CMP to release surplus USGI 1911s. All they have is nostalgia because the vast majority will be re-arsenaled mix-masters that are pretty loose and not terribly accurate.
If you can deliver quality and nostalgia with tastefully done custom touches for the same price, you will find a market.