The Army approves Multicam for OEF.
I never liked the ACUs, I complained loudly about them, as did everyone I knew in the Army, and thankfully was participating in OEF while DCUs were the standard. Maybe if I get back in I can get some free cool camo.
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
To all retail customers:
On January 2010 American Tactical Imports Inc received official notification from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and explosives that the original barrel shroud (aka: fake suppressor) supplied with your GSG 5 SD model must be replaced. It has been determined that this shroud is regulated under the National Firearms Act. American Tactical will provide a replacement shroud at no charge for each GSG 5 SD model sold or currently in inventory.
Consumers in possession of a GSG 5 SD model with the original shroud in place on the firearm are now in violation of the NFA. To avoid continued violation of the NFA, ATI asks that all persons in possession obtain a replacement shroud as soon as possible. We anticipate arrival of the new shrouds to begin by the middle of February 2010.
IMPORTANT: THE ORIGINAL SD MODEL SHROUD MUST BE RETURNED ACOMPANIED BY THE FIREARM SERIAL NUMBER BEFORE A REPLACEMENT SHROUD IS ISSUED. THE DIAMETER OF THE SD SHROUD IS 1-9/16”. DO NOT RETURN THE SMALLER CARBINE SHROUD.
WHAT TO DO:
If possible return your old shroud to the dealer where purchased and show him this notice. The shroud will be returned to ATI along with a list of serial numbers from the guns that the shrouds were removed. ATI will send replacements to the dealer for pick up at your convenience; ATI will be sending replacements as fast as logistics allow. If your dealer is out of business or difficult to reach, or you purchased your gun used, from a consumer, return the shroud directly by US mail or UPS to American Tactical Imports Inc. 100 Airpark Drive Rochester, NY 14624.
PLEASE TRY NOT TO CALL US. We will provide comprehensive information on our web site www.americantactical.us , and www.ar15.com or by e-mail to email@example.com
REMEMBER, INCLUDE THE FIREARM SERIAL NUMBER WITH EACH SHROUD OR A REPLACEMENT WILL NOT BE ISSUED.
This action IS NOT being instituted through any fault and is strictly due to NFA compliance. American Tactical will assume the responsibility to satisfy the requirements in an effort to minimize the impact on our customers and protect your investment.
We at American Tactical Imports Inc. sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused by this unfortunate situation.
President C.E.O. retailcandoc.021210
The ATF, after looking at them and OKing them for import, has changed their minds and deemed the barrel shroud for the GSG-5SD to be close enough to a suppressor that they're to be considered cans. So if you have an SD model with the bigger shroud, you need to remove the shroud, return it to the dealer you bought the gun from, along with a note with your guns serial number, and wait for a new ATF approved shroud.
Massive pain in the butt hassle? Yes.
Retardedness on the part of the ATF? Hell yes.
ATI is rather miffed, to say the least (apparently the ATF won't tell them why they changed their minds either), and those of us with the regular carbines are probably going to have to jump through the same hoops in a matter of weeks I'd bet (and so does quite a few others).
Anywho, just in case you haven't heard, and have an SD model, for your dog's sake, bring in your evil baby killing tube.
At least for us gun owners and self defense advocates.
Sunday, Feb. 21st, is apparently the chosen day.
I've never really been a big Starbucks fan in the past, in fact I've been quite anti-Starbucks in the past. (Overall their coffee has always struck me as overpriced and mediocre. Not complete truck stop sludge, but nothing to write home about either.) And I'll more than likely continue to frequent the locally owned, roast our own in house, coffee place, despite it's location (inside a magic 1000' school zone bubble),because their coffee tastes better and I'd rather give my monies to a locally owned place.
But, I will be stopping by the Starbucks out in the Crossroads Commons area in Plover to sit down for a cup or two and write up a couple posts that have been bouncing around inside my head and being deflected by diary cows and earthquake data. (Stupid homework taking up my time...)
Although some people are a bit against the outward statement to the local employees (and for some good reasons), I'll be the one with the Sig on my hip and the netbook with the Magpul 10th Anniversary sticker. It's not like I can hide my gun in this state after all.