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Old 07-15-2004, 02:21 PM   #1
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Will we ever see a civie version of the XM-8?

Might be kinda neat w/the optics and all built in.
I imagine that production will be military only for quite a while but say,about 2010 I would think that it's possible.
Any bubble bursting thoughts?
 
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Old 07-16-2004, 10:13 PM   #2
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I highly doubt it will even see spec op

issue, much less GI, and MUCH more "pc-looking" autorifles are ALREADY banned from being imported here. There'll never be enough civilian demand to justfiy HK building a factory for making it here, so no, you wont be seeing one in civilian hands.



 
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Sure there will be. There are M4 look alikes all over the place with gadgets galore. HK does make several rifles that sell here and look futuristic. Beretta sells the Storm here to. I have no doubt there are people who will shuck out 1500 clams for one. Far more than would spend $3000 for a pos star butchered piece.
 
 
Old 07-18-2004, 09:02 AM   #4
 
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There'll never be enough civilian demand to justfiy HK building a factory for making it here, so no, you wont be seeing one in civilian hands.
Strong words...especially when referring to a nation that has more privately owned firearms than people. As Americans, it is our duty to acquire as much heavy weaponry and a high-powered rifles as possible, and if the XM8 is high-powered, than we MUST have it.

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and MUCH more "pc-looking" autorifles are ALREADY banned from being imported here
H&K is already building a factory (built?) in the US. It's somewhere south of the Mason Dixon, Georgia?
 
Old 07-18-2004, 09:07 AM   #5
 
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Yep.

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Congressional and industry sources told CongressDaily this week a "mitigating" factor for Heckler & Koch was its timely announcement in August, during TSA's bid re-evaluation process, that it would build its first U.S. factory. The plant will be built on a 29-acre site in a Columbus, Ga., technology park.
This is from Oct of last year, but I don't know if the facility has been yet.
 
Old 07-18-2004, 10:47 AM   #6
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maybe, to to make WHAT? :-) it wont be the xm8,count on that.



 
Old 07-18-2004, 12:14 PM   #7
 
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They're building the plant because they won a $3.3million contract to supply the TSA with .40 handguns. Obviously, they're making more than handguns there, because it would cost more than $3.3 million to build the plant alone. If HK gets the Gov't contract to build the XM8 for the military, it will be built in their American plant.
 
Old 07-18-2004, 01:16 PM   #8
 
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If HK gets the Gov't contract to build the XM8 for the military, it will be built in their American plant.

Actually, that would give them a LOT of leverage in the contract negotiations.
 
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