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Posted: 4/29/2010 12:14:46 AM

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Anybody know the scoop on Red Jacket firearms? I'm thinking of ordering one of their rj132
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Posted: 4/29/2010 10:45:18 AM
Red Jacket is outstanding. I've had three different builds by Will, he does quality work. Buy with confidence.
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Posted: 5/1/2010 8:24:07 PM
They are not as good as ARSENAL
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Posted: 5/2/2010 12:08:17 AM
Originally Posted By moeller2917:
They are not as good as ARSENAL


I second that.

I'd just get one of the arsenal converted saigas myself.
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Posted: 5/6/2010 9:59:29 PM
never heard anything bad about Red Jacket firearms. Pretty good crew, they almost got their own reality show, but all they did was work (to boring for TV). google saiga 12 forums. that website rocks on info about the saiga comversions and who are good at them.
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Posted: 5/6/2010 10:58:27 PM
They do a good basic conversion but my experience with having them do a non-standard conversion left me lacking.

They do have awesome CS though!
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Posted: 5/6/2010 11:09:50 PM
Originally Posted By moeller2917:
They are not as good as ARSENAL


Are you kidding? You're comparing a mass produced high priced gun to a custom built firearm. Will (Red Jacket) does great work and will stand by his products if they are not exactly what you want. Both are gtg...if you can get an Arsenal without canted sights.

Red Jacket 8" and 12.5" Saiga-12s



Arsenal 107UR and 107CR

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Posted: 5/7/2010 7:18:12 PM
Originally Posted By sunnybean:
Originally Posted By moeller2917:
They are not as good as ARSENAL


Are you kidding? You're comparing a mass produced high priced gun to a custom built firearm. Will (Red Jacket) does great work and will stand by his products if they are not exactly what you want. Both are gtg...if you can get an Arsenal without canted sights.

Red Jacket 8" and 12.5" Saiga-12s

http://i897.photobucket.com/albums/ac180/AssSupt/saiga/P1070452.jpg

Arsenal 107UR and 107CR

http://i897.photobucket.com/albums/ac180/AssSupt/saiga/P1060714.jpg


Your rifles look very nice. Red Jacket did a very good job on them.

Unfortunately I didn't have as good of results as you. Will did end up making it right but I really didn't like having to send the rifle back to be reworked after waiting 6 months to have a conversion done.

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Posted: 5/7/2010 10:25:19 PM
Originally Posted By JesseJames:

Your rifles look very nice. Red Jacket did a very good job on them.

Unfortunately I didn't have as good of results as you. Will did end up making it right but I really didn't like having to send the rifle back to be reworked after waiting 6 months to have a conversion done.



Funny, I had the same experience with Arsenal. However, they didn't take a half year to get it back in my hands. I did have to pay shipping to get it to them. Sucks that two of the three Arsenal AKs I have came with canted front sights.

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Posted: 5/7/2010 11:25:13 PM
Originally Posted By sunnybean:
Originally Posted By JesseJames:

Your rifles look very nice. Red Jacket did a very good job on them.

Unfortunately I didn't have as good of results as you. Will did end up making it right but I really didn't like having to send the rifle back to be reworked after waiting 6 months to have a conversion done.



Funny, I had the same experience with Arsenal. However, they didn't take a half year to get it back in my hands. I did have to pay shipping to get it to them. Sucks that two of the three Arsenal AKs I have came with canted front sights.



So it's safe to say that they both have occasional QC problems at time. You experienced Arsenal's, I got Red Jackets.

Good info to know either way. We can't just post all of the good. What use would that be, huh?

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Posted: 5/10/2010 6:32:51 PM
I've had 3 conversions done by them. One full and the other two just the front end work. The common sentiment on Saiga12.com and the Ak forums is that Red Jacket is to Saiga rifle conversions what Tromix is to the S12. Not to mention their OTB thinking on some of their custom/concept work. They warranty all their stuff and will fix it if something isn't right. Besides their prices are down right reasonable compared to some of the other guys who do lesser work and with out RJ good CS.
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Posted: 5/11/2010 12:50:56 AM
Good guys, good work, generally a long wait.......
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Posted: 2/27/2011 8:44:16 PM
+2 on Arsenal.
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Posted: 2/27/2011 10:43:24 PM
I like the Arsenals personally. Never tried Red Jacket's stuff. Their "flair" on their custom builds just doesn't talk to me. I've heard nothing bad about their work though.
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Posted: 2/27/2011 11:22:06 PM
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Originally Posted By moeller2917:
They are not as good as ARSENAL


I haven't had any experience with Red Jacket: however, I have had experience with Arsenal. I purchased a NIB SLR 107FR a few years ago on GA. Upon inspection of the weapon I found the front sight severely canted. The finish on the rifle was chipping. I contacted the dealer & he agreed to switch the rifle. The only Arsenal he had in stock was this CR. A few weeks later I received the NIB CR. The pictures are below. The canting on the front sight wasn't as noticeable as the FR's but nonetheless it was canted. Certain sections inside the rifle were rusted & the finish was chipping. I called Arsenal & was told by the rep that these were cosmetic & weren't covered by the Arsenal warranty. This brings me to my next point. Whatever product you choose make sure the builder warrants the work. Read Arsenal's warranty & then read Red Jacket's warranty.




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Posted: 2/28/2011 12:41:15 AM
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Red Jacket just converted my Maadi ARM to a Khyber Pass. Fucking awesome!

And, here's my Saiga 7.62x39 that was converted (way back before the Arsenal conversions) to a folding AK103 style. And a Yugo m92 Krink build. Both fucking awesome! The only think that I didn't like was the trigger guard on the 103. I should have sent a more traditional squared off TG for him to use on it (but I totally forgot about that). I don't think it looks good when Saiga TGs are reused... but.






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Posted: 3/5/2011 7:26:41 PM
I called them three times now about suppressing my IZ-108 and received three different answers. When I called on tuesday I was told it would cost 2k to integrally suppress my Saiga even though I'm sending it to them. I'm thinking..................really? Their titanium 7.62 can is like a grand cheaper. Can anyone explain?
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Posted: 3/10/2011 10:26:18 PM
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