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Production Update 6-25-10

Friday, June 25th, 2010

As you know, our molder told us that they were supposed to run our 6th and final part of the stock kit this past week. As a result of the machinist’s hospital stay, he was backed up with other jobs, as well as ours. However they were able to start on the 6th and final run today. They are well into the run and it looks like they will be finished Tuesday 6-29-10 with our order. Inserting has begun and we expect that to be completed soon.

Production Update 6-15-10

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

The receiver cover is slated to be run today or Wednesday. This was scheduled to be completed last week. The Director of Operations (who takes care of the company’s machining needs) was rushed to the hospital last Wednesday. He had heart attack-like symptoms, but tests revealed that he had massive amounts of ulcers. Around 40 ulcers that were severe and 13 that were bleeding. The good news is he doing well and will fully recover. He returned to work today and he is working on reconfiguring our jig to run the upper rear receiver cover. As a result of pricing confusion, the parts that need to have inserts were never taken to the other shop. The pricing issue was resolved today and they have assured us the parts will be delivered either today or Wednesday.

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One To Go

Monday, June 7th, 2010

Our molder told us they will finish running the main housing mold (the 5th of six parts) this Monday, June 7, 2010. They will then start set up to run the final mold. They are scheduled to take the parts that need inserting to the shop this Monday. The shop doing the inserts say they need about a week turn around time to get set up with part supports. The actual inserting operation will go quickly.

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Four Down, Two To Go

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

Today we had another update meeting with our molder. They will be finished tomorrow 5-26-10 with 4 out of the 6 mold runs. Some of the gates and certain parts of the mold had to be polished up better after they began the full scale run, which set back the projected completion times. The jig, which is designed to work on both the main housing as well as the upper receiver cover is almost completed. They are waiting on some lock levers which will lock down the part in the position it needs to remain in. They should arrive any day now. They fully expect to begin running one of the final two molds by Tuesday, June 1st.

On another note, it looks like we are going to have another shop install the inserts. Our molder has never had to heat stake inserts in material as hard as our stock parts before. Without the right machine, it is taking three times longer to insert than anticipated. They have already dropped off sample parts today and should have the answers we need in a day or two. This will help speed up the inserting process.

As our policy has always been for the pre-sale, if the wait becomes an issue for any reason, please contact us for a full refund.

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