Knight closes doors!

Discussion in 'Muzzleloader Hunting' started by edge, Jun 5, 2009.

  1. edge

    edge Well-Known Member

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    Hard to believe that they would just shut down!

    edge.

    Knight Rifles Goes Under | Field & Stream


    Knight Rifles Goes Under

    From Shooting Illustrated Guns and Hunting:

    During the recent NRA Annual Meetings, Americanrifleman.org/Americanhunter.org learned that Knight Rifles is closing its doors after 24 years as a key American firearms manufacturer. That news was confirmed late last week via an announcement from Modern Muzzleloading, Inc., a related subsidiary under corporate parent, Pradco Outdoor Brands/EBSCO. The press release stated, “The decision to close the Knight operation resulted from an overall industry downturn.” Reportedly Knight sales had declined sharply in recent years and efforts to sell the brand and company assets were unsuccessful.
     
  2. 7mmSendaro

    7mmSendaro Well-Known Member

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    WOW! What happened to their bail-out money??lightbulb

    It shouldn't matter that they simply couldn't compete, shouldn't they be bailed out by the Obama administration?:D
     

  3. edge

    edge Well-Known Member

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    It must not have been a Union Shop....or affiliated with ACORN !!

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  4. Greywolf18

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    Dang it, I guess I'll have to break the news to my wife I need to go get a new one now! :p lol

    Really is too bad, I've only ever owned one BP and it was a Knight and it still shoots well enough that I never even thought of replacing it.
     
  5. Rustystud

    Rustystud Well-Known Member

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    When you have the competition that market has you have to stay leading edge or get out of the way.

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  6. sambo3006

    sambo3006 Well-Known Member

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    I hate to see it and feel bad for those losing their jobs because of it but I haven't been overly impressed with Knight compared to other muzzleloaders on the market of lesser price.
     
  7. blackpowder jim

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    to bad knight went south but the cap lock and the flinter are still my choices. if you want a real chalenge build your own. ps keep your powder dry.
     
  8. Nomosendero

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    Maybe Remington will buy them & scrap the loser products & keep the good ones, esp. considering that they don't have a MZ & have been in a buying mode.
     
  9. mindcrime

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    Nothing against you, but I work in a Union Shop, and we haven't got buttpuss from the Almighty Obama.
     
  10. edge

    edge Well-Known Member

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    And why should you?

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  11. Michael Eichele

    Michael Eichele Well-Known Member

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    Remington indeed has muzzle loaders.

    Remington Genesis™ Muzzleloaders
     
  12. Nomosendero

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    I thought they were no longer on their site but if they are, they still don't have any MZ's, woth counting at least.
     
  13. Forester

    Forester Well-Known Member

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    That is ashame for those losing their jobs, I know how that feels...

    But Knight has not had much out recently that was all that impressive to me, they just did not continue to innovate and stay in the lead like they once were.

    I wish more makers would go the smokeless route like Savage did, my 10ML-II is a heck of a fun to shoot MLer. Accurate, flat shooting, and little to no cleanup.