this brought a new ar15 off the shelf

Discussion in 'Alaska Gun Forum' started by redpurpleblue, Apr 26, 2013.

  1. redpurpleblue

    redpurpleblue New Member

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    when I went out to shoot it I pulled the trigger back once the gun spit three bullets and the gun broke in off it was a Olympic Arms my question is are many people been injured using a off the shelf gun meaning brand new and how may other people had this same problem using a Olympic arms AR15 style guns ? this was my first AR 15 style gun and my last they at Olympic firearms told me two different stories today one person said they stopped using castings twenty years ago the other guy said they stopped using casting 6 or 7 years so I can not believe either one of these person that work at Olympic firearms so do they still us casting instead of forgeing which I can not believe any gun manufacture using castings it should be illegal to have any casting parts on guns so what do you believe?
     
  2. MisterMcCool

    MisterMcCool Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Lots of companies use cast receivers.
     

  3. redpurpleblue

    redpurpleblue New Member

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    I wish it was your money not mine
     
  4. KG7IL

    KG7IL Well-Known Member

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    Take some time and write the best letter that you can.
    Stress that this was your first time shooting the rifle.
    Indicate what kind of ammo you were using.
    (I hope it was factory loads and you still have samples if requested)
    Offer to send them the fired/ejected shells as well as the box information).
    Ask for their assistance in resolving the problem.

    Be sure and let them know of any injuries (OR LACK OF INJURIES).

    THEN Have a good friend or teacher help proof read and correct your writing, including punctuation.

    Be curteous and polite in ALL DEALINGS with the manufacturer. I would expect some help in getting the rifle functioning again.

    Hope that you are fine.
     
  5. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    most AR recievers are cast then machined. fairly common.

    Ruger has been using investment casting for many years on many different types of firearms.

    the question is the whether to use casting, but the quality of the material and the methods used to make the casting.
     
  6. towboater

    towboater Well-Known Member

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    I'd take it to the dealer.
     
  7. redpurpleblue

    redpurpleblue New Member

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    I am fine and just upset with what junk they sell to the American people for the cost the manufacture told me that this gun retails for $ 525.00 the gun dealers charge in Alaska around $1100.00 to $1400.00 for this casting made gun but every body is just taking advantage even your NRA group why would I join a organization to rip me off and let the gov take are rights to bear arms slowly I used to be a until I grew up and found out what they were doing and still doing and I would tell you what they are doing for you but when one day they come and ask you for your guns that's what the NRA is about plus they will not stop their just me once a organzations except funding from the gov to party or lobby for you watch out.
     
  8. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    maybe you just got one that was defective. why not try contacting the manufacterer before flaming on them? does have a warranty doesn't it? try using it first before badmouthing them.

    and the NRA is constantly battling for our gun rights. why do you feel they aren't? so is it your opinions we should just take it and give up? if so then. do so. the rest of us will stand and fight for our rights and freedoms and support the NRA.

    partner, you might seriously consider taking a Valium and chilling out.
     
  9. customammo72

    customammo72 New Member

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    I agree with axxe about the whole thing and I don't recommend coming on here and bashing the NRA like you are and claiming they are fighting against us instead of for us. I am a lifetime NRA member and very active in what they are doing to help us keep our 2nd amendment rights and to keep our guns. If you wanna go bash them, well I welcome you to the site but you might just wanna go find one of those gun bashing, anti-second amendment obama supporting sites instead of coming here with this kind of attitude. Just my 2 cents...... We are all about support and our rights here......
     
  10. customammo72

    customammo72 New Member

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    Oh and the cost of the gun is higher because you are in Alaska, just like the price of everything else up there.... Nobody is trying to rip you off and I am sorry if you really feel that way..... Everything up there costs more...... Sometimes you just get a defect in the build, as long as you weren't hurt I would be very thankful and do exactly what was suggested to get the situation resolved. Hope things work out for you and your anger settles a bit and you decide to change your mind about bashing everything.
     
  11. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    well said Custom! he could use a period in his sentences every once in awhile too. that or go on decaf coffee!:D
     
  12. Jagermeister

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    One of the disadvantages of mass production is the inevitable bad apple. This happens with all companies. Apple, BMW, Sig, Glock, etc....This is coupled by the recent strain of demand by the consumer. The result being more bad apples. Remington ammo quality is a perfect example. This is why we have warranties.

    The second part of your post made no sense, so I can not comment on it:confused:
     
  13. coyotex

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    I agree with KG = deal with the manufacture but go with as much ammo (proof) as you can and be diplomatic as possible. I know how emotional you must be about this situation but......... Olys are a economical AR but personally I wouldnt want one. Try to get your money back and spend a little more for a Billet receiver rifle = just my opinion. Ar prices are dropping like a lead sinker as I type this, and I would imagine this will happen in AK.