Words of Advice:

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It." -- Unknown

“Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level
and then beat you with experience.” -- Mark Twain

"Colt .45s; putting bad guys underground since 1873." -- Unknown

"Stay Strapped or Get Clapped." -- probably not Mr. Rogers

"Let’s eat all of these people!” — Venom

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Friday, February 12, 2021

The Czech Pony

CZ has aquired Colt. It's a little more financially complicated than that, but that's the essence of the story.

On the one hand, it's a foreign company taking over a historic American company.

On the other hand, it's hard to see how CZ could run the place any worse than the endless parades of chuckleheads who have "managed" Colt for many decades.

Oh, the right-wingers love to blame Colt's unions, but that's bullshit. One doesn't have toxic labor-management relations without idiots in management who have no clue how to lead and motivate people. It gets worse when you toss in B-school bozos who treat people like interchangable parts.

I've heard decent things about Colt's new Python. But truly, if you're going to drop $1,800 or more for one, a better move might be to double up and get a Korth Mongoose from Nighthawk.


dinthebeast said...

They aren't the same CZ that makes motorcycles, are they? Wait, a quick check and it seems their name is the same, so maybe?
If so, Colt may be OK, as CZ made top flight racing motorcycles for years and years and if you could get past the long shifter throw, you could win races on them.

-Doug in Sugar Pine

Stewart Dean said...

I once ran across (upstate NY) an older house with a Colt electrical panel. They were in that business in the Depression. Google to see one

Chief Squirrel said...

Does anyone remember....
Hostess (Twinkies, Cupcakes)?
Chrysler (hanging on by a thread)?
The list can go on but the common cause is Mismanagement... with a capital "M"!