Duck Dynasty launches line of guns

Eat lead, ducks! Aaron Smith, at CNN:

The gunmaker Mossberg has teamed with Duck Commander, the company owned by "Duck Dynasty's" Robertson clan, to release nine different shotguns, as well as two semiautomatic rifles and a semiautomatic pistol. Mossberg has begun shipping some of the shotguns to distributors, according to spokeswoman Linda Powell. She declined to name specific retailers that will carry them.

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  1. jerwin says:

    A pistol? On a duck hunt?

  2. Each bullet leaves a beard-shaped exit wound. Hit your targets in the back of the head for that Duck Dynasty-chic!

  3. Given that the original rise to prominence was on hunting accessories, it isn't wildly divergent; but the timing just screams 'eh, we'll slap some paint on existing stock from a few major OEMs and cash in on the current controversy'...

    Nothing says 'values' like milking the culture war for cash, no?

  4. I suspect that anybody willing to pay extra to sully an otherwise stock gun with a dubious paint job and a celebrity endorsement is 127% more likely to purchase post-controversy. Even among firearms enthusiasts, d-list celebrity-endorsed paint jobs seem like kind of a niche thing(especially given the strength of the traditionalists' "wooden fittings and blued steel" and the tacticool "Bad, basic, black, like I kill VCs for a living, and I'm not talking about Silicon Valley" school).

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