February 1st, 2010

SHOT Show Report: KBI/Charles Daly Shuts Down Operations

There were rumors about problems at KBI/Charles Daily during SHOT Show this year. On Friday, January 29th, the company confirmed that it was going out of business. On the www.charlesdaly.com website, K.B.I, Inc. President Michael Kassnar, declared:

“To all our friends, fans, supporters and consumers of Charles Daly and by extension, KBI products, I regret to inform you that the rumors of our demise are true. KBI is going out of business and closing its doors, effective today, January 29, 2010.” Kassner blamed the business closure on a “multitude of events over the past five years”.

The Charles Daly Defense Unit produced US-made AR15 platform rifles for LEO and civilian buyers. Otherwise, most of KBI/Charles Daly’s product line were imported pistols, rifles, and shotguns. The company imported Armscor pistols from the Philippines, Jericho pistols from Israel, and both side-by-side and self-loading shotguns from Turkey.

Third Parties May Provide Product Support
What if you have a KBI or Charles Daly product — can you still get replacement parts and warranty repairs? The Charles Daly website states: “we are currently negotiating with several companies that will be performing after-sale service of Charles Daly, CD Defense and Jericho firearms. As soon as we have finalized a contract with one of these companies we will post the name, address and contact details of that company on www.CharlesDalyForum.com, so you will know who to contact to obtain service on your KBI firearm”.

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