According to a certain member of this board, 12,000 is a good number. Then again that is for a huge, well known company with a vast dealer network, huge advertising budget, full in house production capability, whose significantly lower street priced rifle can trade off the name and rep of a rifle made by another company.As far as guns go... how many sold is a lot sold???
I saw Rock River at 17,500 in that 2006 production report. (remember that includes stripped receivers too) So, I think 12,000 would be huge indeed! I see RRA dealers everywhere and a ton of them are at the gun shows.
I was at "Nations Gun Show" last week and once again, I did not see a single XCR. This is a Walmart sized show with a fair number of black rifles (Actually held in what use to be a Home Depot). For example, one dealer had 30 bushmasters stacked on his tables. Most of these ARs are fairly generic as you would expect. You don't see to many rifles in the class of the XCR (rails, pistons uppers, etc), so a gun show might not be the best measurement.
Other highlights from 2006:
KEL TEC 7,542
I don't know how they were 30 years ago, and really don't know what they are about now either.Armalite isn;t the same company it was twenty/thirty years ago. It's a much smaller operation now.