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Bad Deal: Armament Services Int./Autoweapons
Posted By: San Antonio Arms Co, in San Antonio,TX
Date: 3/30/15 22:57
Armament Services International d/b/a Autoweapons sold me a Bell Labs type suppressor for my M3a1 grease gun. I complained to Vaghan about the $2000.00 price tag but was reassured that it was so quiet that I would only hear the bolt click. I was also told that the suppressor was patterned after the WWII Bell labs suppressor which is also mentioned in Autoweapons website.
When the suppressor finally arrived at my class 3 dealer here in Texas, he and I tested it. It was extremely loud - much louder than any grease gun suppressor which either of us had fired in the past. The suppressor lacked a diffuser and the barrel was not ported like the Bell labs unit and most other grease gun suppressors. When my form 4 cleared I contacted the manufacturer AWC and was told to return it. This I did with a letter explaining the circumstances advising that in my view and that of other professionals who listed to the "can" that it was near useless and needed to be repaired or replaced. Instead, I received the can back from AWC with a snotty letter stating that they would not fix the "can" as it reduced the sound level sufficient to prevent hearing loss or words of similar import. AWC did not address their failure to port the barrel or include a diffuser in the first stage. I then contacted Armament Services International d/b/a Autoweapons which denied any misrepresentations and refused to refund my $2000.00 plus the $200.00 transfer fee. I purchased the suppressor based upon Vaghan's personal representations to me which were false.
This company is on the recommended dealer list. Has anyone had similar problems with it or its staff? It looks like I will need to to file suit against Vaghan and his company. Perhaps he should be removed from the recommended dealers list.
San Antonio Arms Company,LLC
San Antonio, Texas
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