Ah, my apologies. I did in fact think you were referring to IP infringement. I do agree that the price is pretty steep, particularly for what we're getting. I am curious to see how the Webleys will do now that Glock has also made landfall here and Taurus might to.AgentDoubleS wrote: ↑Wed Jan 27, 2021 12:13 amPartheus, if you read my post carefully you will notice I said “What a rip off for a 100 year old design” ... not “What a rip off of a 100 year old design”. The post is not about IP infringement, it’s about the price of 1.6lakh for a 100 year old design.
The fault was on my end, Timmy. I should've been more specifictimmy wrote: ↑Wed Jan 27, 2021 1:48 am
Sorry about that, Partheus; your point here is well taken. I was thinking narrowly about extending what the market already has, which is 32 caliber guns. There is certainly nothing wrong with the 357, though, and thinking about an export version where India could make a little extra would be a welcome thing.
Agreed. I think the incredible interest in Glock proves your point aptly. Most people would gravitate towards proven, modern firearms. I see no reason why that won't apply to revolvers as well. I guess we shall see how it does against the competition.timmy wrote: ↑Wed Jan 27, 2021 1:48 am
But my feeling is, if someone came out with a nice alloy framed, modern, practical weapon like the Ruger I posted and marketed them in India, I bet that they would sell like hot cakes. Women would have them in their purses and men in their waistbands. Once that is established, moving on to longer barrels, target sights, fine finishes, etc. would have no trouble following. The public would be happy. The dealers would be happy. The gun clubs would be happy. The only people who wouldn't be happy are the haters, but then again, I don't think those types can ever be happy, as there's always some part of someone else's life they need to correct.
That being said, we got Webley and a few indigenous products to work with as of now. I think we can hold off judgement on the fit, finish and performance until someone actually gets their hands on one. So far, much like the Wheeler gun, all we have are pictures. For all we know they have reworked the internals and the final product may turn out to be better than its ancestors.
Personally, I think Webley made the right move starting out. They're known for top-break revolvers so they went with them in chamberings popular here. But, I do hope they explore other avenues as well.