Others Whatsup with airforce pricing?

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I realize that costs of materials etc have risen over the years and exponentially gotten worse over the last 2-3 ... but , $850 for a TalonP that was $540 dollars 2 years ago? , the Texans are nearing the $1500 mark and theyre really the same rifle they were 4 years ago.... I was looking into a Talon P recently as I had one a couple years ago and it was pretty good little rig and wanted one for a cool little project rifle but at $850 , single shot loading, no regulator, and a design thats quite old , I was pretty turned off.
 
I hear that, and on top of the prices the quality has went down too IMO. I have an original Texan .457 I bought back in 2019 and it’s been bullet proof. Great accuracy, never leaks. I bought a CF Texan SS in 2022 and it’s had numerous leaks, bad valve, stripped screws and I’m sure there’s more I’m forgetting. The customer service has been great in fixing all these issues under warranty, so I do want to point that out. Hopefully they have sorted those things out since but I will not buy another AF product again.
 
Such is life in the fast lane.

I also am a big fan of AirForce. I have a very old Talon SS (no side screws) and a Texan LSS CF. I also would like a TalonP carbine. Maybe I can pick up a slightly used one at the upcoming NC Airgun Show.
 
I realize that costs of materials etc have risen over the years and exponentially gotten worse over the last 2-3 ... but , $850 for a TalonP that was $540 dollars 2 years ago? , the Texans are nearing the $1500 mark and theyre really the same rifle they were 4 years ago.... I was looking into a Talon P recently as I had one a couple years ago and it was pretty good little rig and wanted one for a cool little project rifle but at $850 , single shot loading, no regulator, and a design thats quite old , I was pretty turned off.
I have noticed the opposite in their RAW brand though. Those prices have not increased and it makes me want one more!
 
I realize that costs of materials etc have risen over the years and exponentially gotten worse over the last 2-3 ... but , $850 for a TalonP that was $540 dollars 2 years ago? , the Texans are nearing the $1500 mark and theyre really the same rifle they were 4 years ago.... I was looking into a Talon P recently as I had one a couple years ago and it was pretty good little rig and wanted one for a cool little project rifle but at $850 , single shot loading, no regulator, and a design thats quite old , I was pretty turned off.
Look at the FX line you get so much more for so little more.
 
I realize that costs of materials etc have risen over the years and exponentially gotten worse over the last 2-3 ... but , $850 for a TalonP that was $540 dollars 2 years ago? , the Texans are nearing the $1500 mark and theyre really the same rifle they were 4 years ago.... I was looking into a Talon P recently as I had one a couple years ago and it was pretty good little rig and wanted one for a cool little project rifle but at $850 , single shot loading, no regulator, and a design thats quite old , I was pretty turned off.
What other platform is capable of shooting over 2000 yards, didn't you know they hold the world record? Lol
 
Items are not always on sale , and when they aren't they're full price.

Pyramydair....
Isn’t that a marketing thing they do? Make you feel like you’re getting a deal? I’ve personally never seen it actually be that amount but nothing surprises me these days anymore. Buy them while they’re ok priced because the Talon P Carbine is awesome I have one and that’s exactly what I paid 3 years ago $629
 
Material cost didn’t go as high as you think it did. At least truly not enough to justify a couple hundred dollar cost increase per unit. What I’ve seen because of this cost increase is the overhead the company has to stay in business. Employees, insurance, the government itself and countless other reasons a company is paying out more money because of increases. Even all safety cost, apparel and training goes up.
If you really want to look at a cost increase throughout the last couple of years look at SCOPES. The UTG SWAT series literally doubled. Remember the bug buster that was a 70 $80 scope? It now list at 170
 
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Material cost didn’t go as high as you think it did. At least truly not enough to justify a couple hundred dollar cost increase per unit. What I’ve seen because of this cost increase is the overhead the company has to stay in business. Employees, insurance, the government itself and countless other reasons a company is paying out more money because of increases. Even all safety cost, apparel and training goes up.
If you really want to look at a cost increase throughout the last couple of years look at SCOPES. The UTG SWAT series literally doubled. Remember the bug buster that was a 70 $80 scope? It now list at 170
basicly the dollar is worth less today then yesterday. inflation across he spectrum.
 

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