Stephen Troy (Troy Defense, of Troy Industries Inc.) released this statement earlier today regarding the decision by Dick’s Sporting Goods to stop selling ‘modern sporting rifles’.

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Troy Defense (Troy), a division a Troy Industries, Inc., was deeply dismayed and shocked to hear through national media outlets that Dick’s Sporting Goods (DSG) made the decision to stop selling the Troy Carbine along with other modern sporting rifles. DSG did not contact or inform Troy of this decision prior to notifying the public. Nor was Troy informed by DSG that cancellation letters were being sent to customers, set to arrive on Christmas Eve (a day Troy was closed).

Troy has invested millions of dollars in its facility and operations to bring its first ever modern sporting rifle to the market under an exclusive contract with DSG. In selecting DSG as the sole distributor of the Troy Carbine, Troy relied on DSG’s high sales forecasts and sales potential prior to undertaking the significant financial and corporate commitment necessary to design, develop, manufacture and bring a new modern sporting rifle to the marketplace. Based on DSG’s press release, DSG’s anti-gun stance is clear – DSG will not continue modern sporting rifle sales and Troy will sadly not see its Carbine readily available — despite the outlay of millions of dollars by Troy and its commitment to support DSG in its distribution efforts.

Troy is currently researching other channels to ensure continuous and consistent distribution for its rifles. But please note, Troy’s pricing to DSG was based upon volume sales. It is unlikely that pricing to any other outlet in the future will support the pricing granted to DSG. Troy understands the anger of certain DSG customers whose purchases have been cancelled – you got a great price from DSG. However, Troy, itself, cannot come anywhere close to offering the Carbine at the price DSG was offering it. DSG devalued and diluted Troy’s brand when it offered for sale the Carbine at a steeply discounted price during Thanksgiving week. As a result of the sale price set by DSG, DSG oversold and overpromised its inventory. Nonetheless, the current ill-will could have been avoided had DSG not terminated modern sporting rifle sales, promptly canceled overpromised orders, and forthrightly communicated with Troy.

Troy is hopeful that it will soon identify a new distribution channel for its Carbine. We ask for your patience and support during this difficult and transitory time.

Best regards,

Stephen Troy
CEO & Founder
The Troy Group
www.troydefense.com
www.troyind.com
www.troyprepared.com

 

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Sol December 26, 2012 at 8:13 pm
Mike Egan December 26, 2012 at 8:26 pm
Doug Gilmer December 27, 2012 at 2:07 am
DB Cooper December 27, 2012 at 8:18 am
Don December 27, 2012 at 8:33 am
Kerry Satterwhite December 27, 2012 at 7:03 pm
DB Atkins December 28, 2012 at 7:50 am
Mike December 30, 2012 at 2:00 pm
Go Navy! January 2, 2013 at 4:40 am
Steve Gronkowski March 29, 2013 at 10:22 am

I won't be shopping Dick's anymore…for anything.

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t p May 31, 2013 at 10:55 pm

U were warned before the ban that they were not displaying ure products to troy company standards many of yours customers including myself contacted your company and told you personally that dsg was not the right company to use but you did not listen you only thought about the bottom line because things were going good and remeber this you jacked up the prices of your products during the so called ban today to get rid of your products dsg is marking your accessories down as much as 45%

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