We are set up with our OEM for receiving our first round of barrels in June. We have launched our online store so you can reserve your barrel and we can ship it out to you as soon as we receive them. So don't miss this opportunity to be one of the first people to get a barrel from Wynter Precision Arms.
Wynter Precision Arms is in its infancy. We've chosen the route of crowd-funding to help us grow. Why? Because we want our customers to know what they mean to us and that it is your generosity and patronage that will help us grow.
Please, share us with your friends and co-workers. The quicker we meet our goal, the quicker we can get barrels made and out to our customers.
We are currently preparing a presentation on Indiegogo to set up a crowd funding site. This has been a process, since we were going to initially use the Rockethub website. Rockethub told us they were not taking on any projects in our category and to check back in a few months. Of course they said this after we had taken all the time to create a presentation. Well, I am not going to be told no, so it was time to move on to another site. Indiegogo looks like it will be the one. So check back soon to see how we are doing.
So, I have been trying to find a drawing for the STOCK (basic) barrel for the AR-15. Talking to Colt was like talking to a brick wall. I found the MIL specs on-line which had an email address at the ARMY only to be told that they couldn't give out the drawings anymore. Clearly, this is because of the whole fiasco with Colt and the M-4. So, now, I am back to square one on trying to figure out the dims for the AR-15 barrels. What is irritating is that Colt let their patent rights lapse on it, yet they staunchly fight to keep people uninformed..
EDIT: I decided to add more tonight. I am also in the process of nailing down material costs, cost of machinery, and cost of a building. Going to be talking to some of the contacts that I made at SHOT Show this week to see about travel plans in the near future.. Georgia, Maryland, and Virginia seem to be in my future.. Probably in late March, early April.
Going to see the lawyer this week to start the ball rolling on a bunch of the legal stuff that needs to happen. Also need to find an artist to sit down and work with my on my LOGO... Got something in mind already, just need the "TOUCH" as I call it to make it come to life..
The first day of SHOT Show produced connections to Daniel Defense, Steyr and American Metal Suppliers. It also allowed me to meet Kris Ford and Stephanie (Hayden) Ford from Red Jacket Firearms and Discovery Channel's Sons of Guns.
Day two led led to connections with Epilog Laser and the American Gunsmithing Institute. It also led to me confirming with the Bureau of the ATFE that I do not need an FFL to proceed with my manufacturing plans. The best part of day 2 was meeting SSgt. (retired) Al Mampre and Sgt. Sammy L. Davis. SSgt Mampre is a former member of Easy Company, 506th Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division. Many of you might recognize Easy Company from the HBO Epic series "Band Of Brothers". Al, as he likes to be called, is now 92 years young and still very sharp. He loves to talk and tell stories.
Sgt Sammy L. Davis earned the Congressional Medal of Honor for his actions in 1967 during the VietNam War. Sgt. Davis was part of Battery C, 2nd Battalion, 4th Artillery, 9th Infantry Division.
I met many great people during the 2 days that I spent walking through the Sands Convention Center.
After months of working to get the business started, the ball is rolling to make this dream a reality. The website is up. The business cards are printed. The business license is in process with the State of Texas. Then it's just a matter of getting the FFL from the ATFE. But, in the mean time, I get to come to Las Vegas for the premier Trade Show of the Firearms industry in SHOT SHOW.
I wanted to go see Penn & Teller as part of the SHOT Show, tickets sold out too quickly. However, I was able to see them at the RIO Monday Night. What a fantastic performance. It's a must see for anyone coming to Vegas.
I'm am extremely nervous to meet people tomorrow and to see how my concept continues to be accepted.