Discussion in 'Firearm Business Discussion & Reviews' started by bunkerguy, Dec 13, 2012.
how high is it?
It seems that brand new firearms have +/- 5%. How much distributors, wholesalers and others suck up no idea.
I would guess 5-10%.
R&D, Tooling, machinery, insurance and advertising are extremely expensive that's why you rarely see a firearms mfg startup. Not to mention the stigma involved in producing goods that kill. Most are an offshoot or subsidiary of another company. Companies spend millions trying to get government contracts and it is a gamble.
Do it smart and anything is possible but start up costs are considerably higher than you think. You're not just going to buy a CNC and start popping out lowers or whatever it is. Mine were over a year in the making and untold, rather, painful-to-tell, sums of money. If done right though you can do OK.
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