"Reading this thread seems to indicate that no one should start up a new company and build a new gun because nobody will buy them. And a gun company shouldn't introduce any new products because no one will buy them. Gun owners don't want innovation or change, they like keep things they they've always been. That ain't us, is it?
If people don't buy the first run, there won't be a second run. But then you say a lot of first time gun owners will buy it. Do you really want first timers evaluating a new design? Wouldn't experience shooters over all offer much better recommendations and suggestions?
Although recently we saw recalls from Springfield, Ruger and Caracal this is still an uncommon thing. Given these guns were introduced prior to and during this unending gun scare with most of the manufacturing of these new designs done throughout the panic, it's no wonder we didn't see more things go wrong.
Remington is a stand up company with an excellent reputation, I can't see buying a first run model as a risk. The worse case scenario may be an inconvenience if there is a problem with the design or production. You shouldn't buy a gun just for the gun, the company should instill some confidence whether it be well established or even a start up. Besides, Remington has publicly started they want to be known in the future as a handgun company
. It would be silly for them to put it all risk with a flawed and faulty design so early in their long term plan. I bet they did their homework on this one.
Long live American Free Enterprise!"