I am as guilty as a lot of other people by thinking that the Green (and Yellow) forums are what the rest of the world expect from airguns. We are on those forums to get knowledge necessary to wring more performance from what we shoot. A lot of people still theink "Airguns=bb guns/red ryder="you shoot yer eye out kid..."
Recognizing that Crosman (and other vendors) have a market to serve, and that market is much much broader than us elitists gathered on-line.
Having said that, seems to me that Crosman would lose nothing by expanding the custom shop offerings across a wider spectrum of their product line.
Here's my rationale: I buy a new Mrod. first thing I do is swap on a "better" (define that as per your particular needs), tune the trigger, polish the bolt and breech internals, install a weaver/picatinny rail, make stock mods or swap it off altogether etc. We recognize the platform the Mrod is, see its potential against our individual needs and make the mods to bring those capabilites out.
Why cant Crosman offer a custom shop Mrod thats been gone thru and tweaked/tuned/upgraded? Seems to me that they would then be serving the majority of the market the same way they are now, _and_ serve the more elite portion of shooters who want more out of the crosman offerings, and do this with little or no cost to the company.
Cost more? Absolutley. But not really (relatively speaking). If you order your Mrod, order the parts, pay the shipping, do the mods, tweak and adjust, your simply shifting the cost from the intial purcahse to the added cost of acquiring and installing and tuning the aftermarket parts. So why not just pony up for an Mrod thats been setup that way from the git-go? Semi custom gun, from the factory with a warranty.
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