There will never be meaningful crossover to PB crowdSeptember 19 2011 at 11:08 AM
|LexingtonGreg (Login LexingtonGreg)|
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Response to I disagree
Firearms are so easy to get in the United States, that there will never ever be any meaningful crossover to that crowd. I live in Kentucky, everybody I know around here has a safe full of firearms, and I'm always the odd guy out with my airgun talk. Firearms enthuiasts will look at airguns with mild curiosity, but there is still the unshakeable perception in this country that airguns are "toys", that they are not "real guns", or that they outgrew airguns when they turned 18, firearms people largely don't buy airguns...instead, they wonder why I don't get a "real gun".
Really, look at the economics of it, what's the cost to buy a Rogue and supporting equipment from scratch?...its at least $2000. I can get several superb firearms for that money. They're simply not gonna cross over in any meaningful numbers.
This is an airgun forum, Rogue discussion here is preaching to the choir. Everybody here knows the firearm crowd is biased, narrow minded, and largely missing out on something good with airguns. But that's the realities of the market, and is not gonna change anytime soon.
In the end Crosman needs to focus on owning the airgun crowd, not attempting to take a portion of the firearm market. And the way Crosman will own the airgun market is to improve already decent designs like the gas rams, and be smart about their PCPs like going after the Edgun market. Look, Edguns cost more than a Rogue, and there's no technology in an Edgun, its a bolt action single shot PCP.