We are working on populating our products in our online store. This means that we are inserting pictures of our items, inputting inventory levels, entering descriptions, etc. This is slow going but we are actively working on it. We apologize for the delay and any inconvenience. Right now, all of our products are showing as out of stock because we are still building our shipping and online payment modules. We don’t want to make anyone really really mad by trying to place an order online and running into errors upon completing your order.
There is good news though, we DO have products for sale and we ARE machining parts and repairing/modifying MAC Machine Guns on a daily basis (this is why it’s taking us so long to get our online store up and running!) We are also capable of taking credit card payments over the phone. If you have any questions about our products and/or services, please do not hesitate to contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-404-0320.
After numerous calls to ATF, we finally have our license! We have been cutting out parts and building M11 Stocks, our Side Cocking Uppers and M10 .22 Kit parts. Almost all of our machines are now set up and operational, however we are still setting up the shop and are not totally up to speed. If we have spoken with you recently and you have been waiting to send us your gun for repairs/modifications please contact us at 410-404-0320 or email@example.com to discuss getting it shipped to us. We appreciate your patience and look forward to working with all you again!
We are caught up enough on our projects to where we can turn our attention to our inventory. The M10 and M11 stocks are done all but parkerizing so you can expect them this weekend. The NEW 22 kit for the M10 is done all but review by ATF Tech Branch. This kit is basically the same as the old kit with the exception of a replaceable chamber in the barrel (not a floating chamber) and a bolt face that now has an extractor. This kit is way quieter than the last kit and at some point the parts should be available to update the old kits if necessary. We will see how ATF views the project.
We will be adding inventory to the new site as we can. We will be concentrating on the side cocking uppers as soon as we finish this run of stocks. We have lots of the parts already made for the uppers so look for them soon.
We have fitted a few M11s with kits and they run just as reliably as the M10s. We will begin working our way through the list as soon as we have our magazine perfected.
Magazines: We have approximately 200 magazine bodies back from the laser welder and we are working the bugs out. The 20 and 30 round mags work great. The high cap mags, however, continue to be a bit of a problem. We tested several 40 round mags (in the white) with our local beta testers and it was thumbs up all the way. We then parkerized them and in an effort to save time and reduce costs, we replaced our follower with a Black Dog Machine follower. Before test firing the new follower, we sent them out to beta test volunteers. As soon as we had those practice mags in the mail, we discovered that the Black Dog Machine followers (through no fault of their own) were too small for our spring. The parkerizing also made the inside so rough that the follower would not slide correctly. Our high cap mag that (in the white) would hold 42 rounds were now only allowing 17-20 rounds if you smashed the last rounds into the mag. So, we have modified the followers so that they work with our springs in our mags and sent them out to our volunteers. To avoid the rough interior wall caused by parkerizing, we have set up for bluing the mags to keep a smooth polished finish on the inside. We will be test firing the latest mags this week and are waiting for reports from our volunteers.
We are currently bending the magazine bodies so that they can be sent out to the laser welder. Below is a picture of the unfinished 12″ mag bodies w/ an H&K 270 20 round mag in the middle for comparison.
M11 Kits: All of the programming for the parts is completed and we are currently machining the first run of 10 kits. We expect to send these kits out to be coated late next week.
We have located a company that will do the laser welding we need for the back of the magazine bodies. Shipping today, is enough sheet metal to fabricate 200 magazines. We anticipate receiving the materials next week, however we are preparing for vacation (13th-19th) and will probably not start bending up the sheet metal until we get back – Christmas week. After we have them bent, the laser welder speculates a turn around time of 3 weeks. When we have the completed mags inhouse, we will have them beta tested and begin sending them out to those that have already purchased one of our .22 kits.
M11 Kit: We have cut up the material and it is piled everywhere. We are in the process of programming the rest of the pieces that make up the kit. We anticiapte that we’ll have some kits ready to be sent out for coating by the end of the month.
We are also working on the hardware for side cocking uppers for the M10 and M11 .22 kits. This hardware will also retro fit any side cocking M10 or M11 upper. The difference between ours and other manufacturers is that ours is spring loaded and the charging handle will always return to the front of the upper on it’s own.
The picture below shows the results of our dry run for our new tooling. As you can see, we’re displaying 30 and 40 round mags sandwiched between the H&K 20 round mag we are currently selling with our kits and a typical Sten mag. We have not yet testfired these mags but intend to do so in the near future. Our first step was to make sure we could fabricate what we wanted in the way of mag pieces. There are some quirks in the tooling that make reproduction difficult at best and we are working that out now. Next, we will begin beta-testing. We apologize for the delay. We have undergone a few setbacks, design changes, and delays; but we are pushing forward as fast as we can.
M11 Kit update: Because we made a slight design change early in the summer, we resubmitted our M11 Kit to ATF for approval (because they instructed us to do so if we made even the slightest design change.) We have finally received a positive response from ATF and are free to move forward with production of the kit. We will be working on them over the next couple of months and will get them out as soon as we can.
We have come up with a better way to form the 40 round magazines. Unfortunately, this requires different tooling. We hope to be doing our bending trials by the end of this week.
We’ve uploaded a new instructional video for the M10 .22 conversion kit. This video is for new owners and it demonstrates how to install the kit. For those of you that would like to get a closer look at the unit, this video may be helpful. Click here to view the M10 .22 conversion unit instructional video.
We have also successfully created and test fired our own 20 round magazine. Now that we know we can reproduce the magazines we already have, we will lengthen the size of the magazine body and begin beta testing the higher capacity mags. Stay tuned…
We have just uploaded a video on youtube.com demonstrating the M11 22 Kit. Click here to see the video of the Practical Solutions .22LR Conversion Kit. Both of our 22 kits (the M10 and M11) are very similar in design. The beta testing of the M10 kits allowed us to easily make design changes to the M11 kit, as well. We are currently undergoing beta testing for the M11 kit and we expect to begin delivering the units late Summer or early Fall.