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Posted: 12/22/2020 3:14:34 PM EST
I know they are closed for holidays but has all this pistol bs got them afraid to chop a barrel? The link was supposed to be under "thread barrel" I thought but the "button" seems dead Jim.

Adco barrel threading

Maybe they just killed the links whilst they are closed for Christmas I hope.
Link Posted: 12/21/2020 10:23:45 PM EST
Looks like they changed the list of services they provide , nothing about p/w anymore :( i was gonna send them a colt 14.5 to do
Link Posted: 12/22/2020 7:20:41 AM EST
I got an email reply back from ADCO. The link is down simply because they are closed for Christmas. Thank goodness.
Link Posted: 12/22/2020 7:32:46 AM EST
From my personal experience and that of a friends that I witnessed first hand, I’m no fan of ADCO.

I only use http://www.dwilsonmfg.com/ now. Turnaround time, quality, and finished product are light years better then my experience with ADCO.
Link Posted: 12/22/2020 3:14:34 PM EST
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Link Posted: 12/22/2020 3:33:53 PM EST
Ask in their Industry Forum
Link Posted: 12/22/2020 3:36:21 PM EST
Not the answer you're looking for, but go to John Thomas.  I've never seen such a perfectionist.  

He gets all my business now.
Link Posted: 12/22/2020 3:39:29 PM EST
John at RAW > ADCO
Link Posted: 12/22/2020 3:44:41 PM EST
+1 for dwilson and RAW.
Link Posted: 12/22/2020 3:47:50 PM EST
Dwilson MFG is my go-to these days for anything I can't handle.
Link Posted: 12/22/2020 4:00:45 PM EST
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Originally Posted By SirSqueeboo:
Not the answer you're looking for, but go to John Thomas.  I've never seen such a perfectionist.  

He gets all my business now.
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150% this is the way to go, his turnaround time and communication is amazing

I cant say enough good about JT

Link Posted: 12/22/2020 4:29:11 PM EST
Here is link so you don't have to google John Thomas RAW and find out there is a gay porn star of the same name: Retro Arms Works
Link Posted: 12/22/2020 4:30:25 PM EST
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Originally Posted By SirSqueeboo:
Not the answer you're looking for, but go to John Thomas.  I've never seen such a perfectionist.  

He gets all my business now.
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Nothing against ADCO.  They have always done great and quick work for me, but on the go forward John will be my first choice.
Link Posted: 12/22/2020 4:47:32 PM EST
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Originally Posted By eodinert:
Here is link so you don't have to google John Thomas RAW and find out there is a gay porn star of the same name: Retro Arms Works
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LOL, appreciate that
Link Posted: 12/22/2020 4:53:40 PM EST
John Thomas built a couple 11.5 uppers for me an did a great job.
Link Posted: 12/22/2020 5:18:16 PM EST
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Originally Posted By GrimEReaper:
I got an email reply back from ADCO. The link is down simply because they are closed for Christmas. Thank goodness.
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Not so. ADCO has eliminated most of their gunsmithing service for around six months now. "Discontinued because of health issues". If Steve (the owner) or his employee's are ill isn't specified. I have several projects backlogged because of their status.

Link Posted: 12/22/2020 5:39:16 PM EST
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Originally Posted By sidewaysil80:
From my personal experience and that of a friends that I witnessed first hand, I’m no fan of ADCO.

I only use http://www.dwilsonmfg.com/ now. Turnaround time, quality, and finished product are light years better then my experience with ADCO.
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Wow....thanks for that....I need a gas block pinned ...excellent price!

Eta- I emailed John Thomas yesterday, he said he is selective about what work he doing right now...I can imagine he has a huge backlog.
Link Posted: 12/22/2020 5:46:46 PM EST
@bigbore

Because guessing is pointless.
Link Posted: 12/22/2020 8:07:49 PM EST
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Link Posted: 12/22/2020 10:02:53 PM EST
JT at Retro Arms or D. Wilson gets all of my AR work. ADCO was a subpar experience for me, at best.
Link Posted: 12/22/2020 10:20:57 PM EST
Link Posted: 12/23/2020 7:10:32 AM EST
Link Posted: 12/23/2020 8:19:25 AM EST
This is why I love Steve and shamelessly rock an adco hoodie.... That and the mod 1 on it
Link Posted: 12/23/2020 8:43:33 AM EST
ADCO has done a few different jobs(thread, P&W, barrel contour, assemble/disassemble) for me over the years. Never an issue & no complaints...
Link Posted: 12/23/2020 8:56:08 AM EST
ADCO's always done right by me. Superb thread and custom jobs and fair pricing.
Link Posted: 12/23/2020 9:05:12 AM EST
Everything they have done for me has been absolutely perfect and sent back MUCH faster than I ever imagined.

I thoroughly read their web site and followed directions. I even ziploc bagged my parts, zip tied them to the respective uppers with copies of the work orders and notes about what i wanted done. I made sure the packages were properly and securely taped up.

I would go right back to ADCO without hesitation.
Link Posted: 12/23/2020 9:13:26 AM EST
Had ADCO assemble and p&w an upper a few months ago.  My experience was great work and customer service (even emailing me back on a Sunday).
Link Posted: 12/23/2020 9:20:59 AM EST
It's officially a fanclub rally.
Link Posted: 12/23/2020 9:31:12 AM EST
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Quoted wrong person...
Link Posted: 12/23/2020 9:33:14 AM EST
multiple customers have sent multiple firearms to them for threading and it was quick and with no issues.


The only thing that raised a stink about it was that their work is so precise and well done that I have had customers swear the barrel isn't threaded and then they start to twist it and it starts coming out and then I hear the 'ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh­hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh ".

In the end... I usually send to Tornado tech or ADCO.....

nobody else for customers.

Link Posted: 12/23/2020 9:41:15 AM EST
Adco is really good but John Thomas is incredible and his turn around is fast
Link Posted: 12/23/2020 9:41:57 AM EST
In most cases, people who come to public forums to trash companies don't have the balls to bring up the issue directly with the company.  They just live with what they got then try to bash  when they find the opportunity.
Link Posted: 12/23/2020 9:52:10 AM EST
I've had 3 issues that I can remember with Adco over the years so I've moved on.

1. Bought a specific muzzle device from them and sent an upper to be assembled for work with said muzzle device. Upper came back with wrong muzzle device. They did refund me the muzzle device cost.
2. Sent an upper in to be assembled and a few weeks went by where I didn't hear anything. Followed up and they were able to track down my parts. Was told no instructions were included (they were) and job was referenced on box. I don't appreciate being told I didn't do something as a customer when I did.
3. Sent a barrel in for a cut and thread. Barrel was chopped to the incorrect length so I had to send it back. I asked about return shipping and my refund was a $20 bill casually thrown in the box with no mention of that being my method of refund. I had tossed the box because I wasn't expecting cash to be in the box.

Maybe these aren't legitimate issues in the eyes of others or I am "soft" but I don't like it when business is made more difficult than it should be. Their work has always been good, I just don't care to deal with the headaches that have come with it.
Link Posted: 12/23/2020 9:56:40 AM EST
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Originally Posted By sidewaysil80:
From my personal experience and that of a friends that I witnessed first hand, I’m no fan of ADCO.

I only use http://www.dwilsonmfg.com/ now. Turnaround time, quality, and finished product are light years better then my experience with ADCO.
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Link Posted: 12/23/2020 10:04:21 AM EST
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I sent ADCO a FSB to be shaved and they charged me like $25 or $30 for return shipping on a FSB. Hard pass from here on out.

Found the email. Return Shipping to me was $27.43 for a FSB
Link Posted: 12/23/2020 10:22:42 AM EST
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Originally Posted By bigbore:



What was the problem, and when did it happen? Order number?  Did you reach out to me at the time?
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Originally Posted By bigbore:
Originally Posted By Wake27:
ADCO was a subpar experience for me, at best.



What was the problem, and when did it happen? Order number?  Did you reach out to me at the time?


ADCO has always had a stellar reputation. And for good reason; they do quality work and are reasonable with their prices. They have chopped a bunch of barrel's for me and those barrels were completed earlier than quoted, and they looked like they rolled off a factory line. Really fine work. Merry Christmas.
Link Posted: 12/23/2020 10:31:53 AM EST
Link Posted: 12/23/2020 10:33:31 AM EST
ADCO did to barrel work and pin of the moderator of the 629.  It was a week turnaround door to door and the work was amazing, I really appreciated the quality.  Great job ADCO!!!

Link Posted: 12/23/2020 10:40:13 AM EST
ADCO has cut/threaded many uppers for me. I never had an issues and their turnaround time was good.

Link Posted: 12/23/2020 10:45:37 AM EST
Another perfectly satisfied, long time ADCO customer, including a couple of recent upper builds.

Link Posted: 12/23/2020 11:01:16 AM EST
I had ADCO cut and thread a barrel, all went as expected.

I have also used this member, had him do a 336 and a M44 with the receivers attached.

https://www.ar15.com/forums/equipment-exchange/Barrel-Threading-sale-50-PTR-91-Aug-Scar-Sig-MPX-Beretta-21A-FAL-PAPM92-Pin-and-Welds/143-1029861/&page=67&anc=5813188#i5813188
Link Posted: 12/23/2020 1:28:12 PM EST
ADCO cut down a FSB for me, looks great even with their disclaimer  The turn around was also faster than USPS could update tracking since I got it back before they showed it delivered to ADCO
Link Posted: 12/23/2020 1:49:13 PM EST
I should send my 16” colt barrel to ADCO.

Hey ADCO, what kind of turnaround time am I looking at if I send you a barrel after the new year to get chopped to 14.5” and drilled for pin?
Link Posted: 12/23/2020 1:53:07 PM EST
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Originally Posted By bigbore:



Maybe 2-3 business days in house.    I put all the services back up.  I mainly didn't want people shipping stuff to the store with it being closed all week.
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Originally Posted By bigbore:
Originally Posted By JRBilt:
I should send my 16” colt barrel to ADCO.

Hey ADCO, what kind of turnaround time am I looking at if I send you a barrel after the new year to get chopped to 14.5” and drilled for pin?



Maybe 2-3 business days in house.    I put all the services back up.  I mainly didn't want people shipping stuff to the store with it being closed all week.


Sweet. I’ll be emailing you later.
Link Posted: 12/23/2020 2:54:31 PM EST
i got COVID from ADCO!  

errr, actually, i've only had good experiences with them.  

NO COVID, FALSE ALARM.
Link Posted: 12/24/2020 2:07:00 PM EST
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Originally Posted By bigbore:



Shoot me an email with what you need done.  We can still do 90% of the stuff we cut out the last 9 months, we're just too swamped with the basic services to offer everything to the public and keep reasonable turn around times.
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Originally Posted By bigbore:
Originally Posted By borderpatrol:


Not so. ADCO has eliminated most of their gunsmithing service for around six months now. "Discontinued because of health issues". If Steve (the owner) or his employee's are ill isn't specified. I have several projects backlogged because of their status.




Shoot me an email with what you need done.  We can still do 90% of the stuff we cut out the last 9 months, we're just too swamped with the basic services to offer everything to the public and keep reasonable turn around times.


I honestly don't blame you. I'm in the same boat myself and am steady thinking about how to restructure for next year to stick to the basics.
Link Posted: 12/24/2020 2:28:16 PM EST
Adco has done work for me in the past. Top notch. Good guys to deal with.
Link Posted: 12/24/2020 4:06:58 PM EST
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Originally Posted By GrimEReaper:
I got an email reply back from ADCO. The link is down simply because they are closed for Christmas. Thank goodness.
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Yup, same thing.
Link Posted: 12/24/2020 9:02:43 PM EST
ADCO is good to go
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