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Kind of a wierd question, I know, but I thought I'd ask anyway:

I know that most semi-custom pistol manufacturers have a sole owner. Wilson Combat has Bill Wilson, Ed Brown has Ed Brown (duuuuuh) and Baer has Les Baer Sr. What happens when they pass away or retire? Do these companies default to someone else like, say, a production company, or do they just disappear like full custom shops? If they will continue on, who takes over? Baer Jr, Wilson's son, etc? I know the way Nighthawk is set up ensures that it's here to stay, but what about the others? :thinking:

I know this may be one of those questions with an obvious answer, but I haven't been on the semi-custom circuit for more than a couple years, and I haven't ever seen one go out of business before. So, anyone know what happens?
 

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Well Clark Custom went to Clark JR .. Ed Brown has his Kids that help run the shop and im guessing Les Baer Jr will get the shop .. as for wilson no clue
 

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Many go to the kids but not all. Bo-Mars kids are selling out, sorry to say soon you will see no more Bo-mars and I for one love them.
 

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Very true .. I still hope Brownells will buy Bomar and make um themselfs
 
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Absolutely. I mean, Bo-Mar is world-renowned as the undisputed BEST manufacturer of adjustible sights. They're used by EVERYONE! How could Brownell's not make loads of cash?
 

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I hate to throw a monkey wrench into the spokes, but have to say I've seen something happen many times in the "small" biz catagory

When the original founder passes on or retires and hands overe the reigns to familiy member, the results are not always so good with in a few years.
Rarely do the children have the same "fire in the belly" as the originator


..L.T.A.
 

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Cap' I hear you and it is a shame, I am still wondering what will happen.All we can do is hope someone buys them out that has a passion for guns. I do know only Gil Hebard is now the master dealer for Bo-Mar's
 

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I hate to throw a monkey wrench into the spokes, but have to say I've seen something happen many times in the "small" biz catagory

When the original founder passes on or retires and hands overe the reigns to familiy member, the results are not always so good with in a few years.
Rarely do the children have the same "fire in the belly" as the originator


..L.T.A.

I hear ya and it is a Shame some people just don't care about what was set up by their parents
 
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Absolutely. Even if they're not shooters, some respect for their fathers' legacies would be nice, huh?
 
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