LaRue Tactical sent out an email announcing 7.5% – 12.5% price increase across all their product line. They claim it is because the government is printing a lot more money (by which I assume they mean inflation).
Normally I am a lot more diplomatic, but I am going to call complete BS on this.
Over the past year, in the United States, inflation has (officially) been stable, interest rates are about the same, steel is a little cheaper. I don’t know how many raw materials, if any, LaRue imports, but regardless the USD has strengthened over the past year.
LaRue is a capital intensive company. Take a look at their facility.
I think demand for LaRue products has been high for quite some time, and is increasing, and they have determined that they can make more money if prices increase. I happen to love profit. I am pleased they are making a profit, I have no problem with this , I am expecting gun-related prices to rise over the next 6 months, this is Economics 101. What I don’t like is companies claiming an indeterminable force, like the treasury printing presses, are forcing them to raise prices.