Originally Posted by BillyBob79
But the manufacturers you pointed out more or less all used the same technology as CCM and Palmers when those companies still made mech guns.
That is my entire point. At the time the technology those companies used was the most radical new technology anyone dreamed of. Cockers, mags and stacked tube blowbacks where revolutionary new high end technology when most people where running around with pumps. What made those companies "highend" back in the day was thier new technology. Those companies continued to innovate through the years. All making advances in technology witch allowed them to maintain their highend status. Eyes, electropneumatic, magnet controlled poppets, LCD LED boards, guns that chirp, guns that talk, spool valves and so on.
Its no different today. Its a technology race. Thats why my definition of what it means to be highend is entirely based on technology.
Yes cockers, palmers mags and blowbacks where all highend at some point in their life, but are not anylonger no matter how much collector value they might have. No matter what outstanding quality they are made with (I have many mags, old school cockers ect, I will and always be a old school fan boy)
Its the same thing that is going to happen to my Clone or Alien in 2-5 years. Hopefully technology passes them both and I can shoot my new highend Alien and Macdev and chuckle at my primitive 2010 guns.
And so is progress and that is it what it means to me to be highend in my opinion.
Great discussion billybob79. You made me think today!