Originally Posted by RustyShackleford101
What's wrong with Bravo Company?
That is what I would like to find out.
We had this guy here for awhile, actually I think he was here twice. MJKeat and then MikeJK, I believe, and he was dead set that BCM was THE ONLY AR that was built for battle. He would tought them in every thread and he just went on and on and on about them.
We got into it over companies a couple of times, nothing serious, just difference of opinion.
Then I got a warning, presumably he did too, about brand bashing.
So he got all bent out of shape and started a thread about why he SHOULD NOT buy a BCM as his next AR purchase. He was asking for reasons not to buy.
So, having a case of OCD, I started doing some digging. While a company like Yankee Hill Machine has been in business since the 80's, and has a spotless record with the BBB for the last three years, BCM has only been in business (possibly in this evolution) since about 2002/2003 (depending on when you factor sales vs. incorporation).
In the last three years they have 3 BBB complaints. Two were resolved, but one was not. I sent several requests to access to years beyond the publicly recorded 3 year period and have been denied at every turn.
I was e-mailed back by a representative, her domain name said she was from the Wisconsin Bureau of Business, but not the Better Business Bureau where I made the inquiry. She wanted to know why I was inquiring into the history of the company and what my purposes were.
I explained that I was doing history on the company for a piece I was planning on writing and left it at that.
She e-mailed back within an hour wanting to know what publication I worked for. When I explained it was for a website and gun forum, she wanted to know which one.
Since then someone matching her first name has visited my Linkedin page but has refused to acknowledge follow up e-mails and the BBB has not responded to my requests directly.
What I do know is the owner or founder has a criminal record and that he filed Chapter 11 on another business before the founding of BCM, though it appears to be a couple of years before.
I don't know there is ANYTHING wrong. But when public records are not made available, I begin to get a bit pissed off, so thus I can not and will not acknowledge BCM as a quality maker of anything including toothpicks until I can see their BBB records to see what the big deal is.