Thank Jocob for your post,
To address others, there is no substitute for truth in all of this.
Bill Alexander is a great guy, who I have worked with for over 3 years in development of the Grendel which started as a personal project of mine almost 8 years ago. However, Alexander Arms has gone through a tremendous period of change in 2005. Senior Management, except for Bill Alexander himself, has completely changed and a major reason for this was because of slow order response to dealer orders as demand has increased. As such, we have included a message in every order about extended delivery times on Alexander Arms products for most of 2005. Only last week, I flew to meet with the new leadership team and spent 5 hours discussing order response and other issues.
We communicate with Alexander Arms every day of the week and a major topic is keeping on top of where product is in the delivery schedule. Unfortunately, sometimes there have been incidents when we are told something and it does not happen that day, but happens the following week or week after, needless to say, the conversations become rather heated as we work to meet our personal customer service belief.
I see 2006 as a great new year for Alexander Arms products, we have received commitments from Alexander Arms to receive a large stock of Beowulf products on the shelf on the beginning of the every month and have scheduled deliveries on this for 3 month commitments.
On the Grendel, we are taking things on to levels which all of will apprciate including new chrome moly chrome line short barrel models and a full custom configuration program that will allow you to select various handguards, flash hiders, etc. In addition, we are looking at offering the beowulf in a custom configuration.
Again, 2005 has been a tough year with demand increasing and supply being slow to keep up. We have continued to work with Alexander Arms to keep products that you want coming, rather then just say, enough of these issues with the Beowulf and go on to selling are other products which we can ship within a day.