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Old 12-04-2010, 03:43 PM   #11
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I am really sorry to hear about your situation.

It's times like this you wish you could shove his nose in it and wack his bottom with a rolled up newspaper.

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Well, that does suck bear nuts!

I would give them a chance to fix the firearm, and have it inspected by another smith. If they hesitate or attempt to blame you, hand them your attorney's card and walk out before anything else can go wrong.


Another thing, name the shop right here in this thread.

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Old 12-04-2010, 09:37 PM   #13
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Diggs - How many ranges you have in your area??

The absolute BEST counter advertising for a gunshop is for ONE guy to take the word of event, especially with pictures of the gun in question, to visit a couple of serious gun ranges and tell the tale to anyone who asks.

You don't need to solicit sh*t. Just set the rifle at the bench with a note that says "8 inch groups at a 100 yards, ask me how" and WAIT.

Tell anyone who asks the story. Show them your pictures and let THEM spread the word for you.

You may never get satisfaction out of that gunshop, but I can ASSURE you that they will have business suffer and THEY will hear about your dissatisfaction TIME and AGAIN.

Best I have for you brother, but if I can help with your new accuracy build, you know where I am. *fistbump*

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Damn Diggs I feel for you brother. I can definitely understand your frustration and anger with what is going. I can't believe there was any reason to have to cut the barrel nut off and definitely no rational reason to tack weld on the flash hider.

I hope it is only just the barrel that has been ruined but please make sure you have it checked out by at least 1 other smith. +1 on what JD said, when it's all said and done and you get your AR working properly again do not hesitate to spread the word about what happened.

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Diggs - How many ranges you have in your area??

Best I have for you brother, but if I can help with your new accuracy build, you know where I am. *fistbump*

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We have a couple outdoor ranges. The one I frequent is affiliated with the "other" shop in tow. They have already seen the barrel nut and that'll do a CHUNKS damage in itself.

The Construction Giant that I work for (~1,500 employees site wide, between craft and "non-manual" workers) also sets up massive sporting clay shoots periodically. I could lay the rifle down in the clubhouse between rounds, with the cut barrel nut/barrel on display.

Truthfully, I just want my gun back to what it was!!!

If that means eating the cost of a new barrel, fine, but they won't see the end of me for quite some time and they WILL! End up dishing out something. But in the meantime It takes time. . . time that I could be shooting or spending with my family.

One of the comments made by the owner of the shop was "Now that you took off the handguards there's nothing holdin' this barrel stable on the front of it." WTF??? I klnow this guy is a shooter, so was he either trying to play me as being that vaive or just isn;t hip to AR type rifles??? I don't even know what to make of that.

When I went in this last time I told you boys of how he had all his buddies waiting to throw their 2 cents in, remember? Well, this time I going in with one other guy. The one I'm bringing has built ARs since before the ban years and is closer to their age. They are in their 60s and I can only account for half of that.
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That guy is not a gunsmith. No real gunsmith would trash a gun like he did. He is a gun butcher.

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I'm sorry, Diggs. Name the shop, if they don't make things right. We'll put the word out NATIONWIDE!

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I'm sorry, Diggs. Name the shop, if they don't make things right. We'll put the word out NATIONWIDE!
I know the place. "Bread Smithing".

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I know the place. "Bread Smithing".

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I'm sorry, but I laughed my ass off!
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But don't you feel enlightened now?

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