Monday, April 05, 2010 Filed in: What's New!
I've completed the data entry for the reservation requests, and found that I had more than double the number of requests I expected! I find it difficult to convey my appreciation for your continued support of my work. It's heartening to have what I do resonate with so many people!
Some interesting things came out of the requests: Colt requests were WAY up this year. In the last couple of years most of the requests were for S&W work, second for Ruger, with Colt bringing up the rear. This year it was Colt by a huge margin, with S&W and Ruger darn near tied for a distant second place. Colt entries were double what the other two were.
Another oddity: Ruger "Six" guns (Speed-Six, Service-Six, etc.) showed up in numbers this year. I haven't had a "Six" in the shop for three or four years, and this time there were more than a dozen. I'm not sure how to explain that statistical anomaly.
Again, thank you to everyone who put in a reservation. It is most appreciated!
-=[ Grant ]=-
Saturday, March 27, 2010 Filed in: What's New!
The waiting list is now closed; thank you for all your support!
Those who sent in requests will receive an email from “the system” sometime this week.
-=[ Grant ]=-
Sunday, February 21, 2010 Filed in: What's New!
As I detailed last Wednesday, the waiting list closed Thursday at midnight. I've gotten several requests since then, which I'll honor. Any received from this moment on, however, will be deleted.
Also as noted, I will open the list up again in the next couple of weeks. If you want a spot on the list, watch for that opening.
-=[ Grant ]=-
Wednesday, February 17, 2010 Filed in: What's New!
Many people have written to me over the last year, lamenting that they "just missed" getting on the waiting list. The last time the list opened, there was a huge rush of reservations. The list filled very quickly, and since they were submitted on a first-come first-served basis those who got in a little late were left out in the cold.
This time I'm going to do something to level the playing field a bit.
I am opening up my waiting list for a limited number of entries. I'll take reservation requests until midnight Thursday, and sometime in the next couple of weeks I'll do the exact same thing again. This will hopefully give more people a chance at getting on the list. (Of course the second opening will be announced here on the blog, just like this one has been.)
If after both sessions have closed I've received more reservations than I can handle, I'll let my database program select - at random - those that go into the list.
I know this is a bit unusual, but it's the only way to give everyone a fair chance. I receive many more requests for work than I can accommodate, and while I'd love to do them all the reality is there are only so many hours in a day. (I have to eat and sleep sometime!)
Here's how to submit a reservation:
1) Send me an email with the subject line "Reservation request" - nothing more, and without the quotes of course.
2) In the body, include the following information:
Daytime phone number
The gun you wish to send (one gun per reservation)
A rough idea of what you'd like done
Don't obsess over which gun to list - you can substitute models later if need be. Please, don't say "I just want you to look it over/check it out"; if you need that kind of service, it's best to visit your local gunsmith.
Understand that these reservations will be roughly two years from now. Just to be clear: that means I probably won't call for your gun until sometime in 2012. If you don't want to wait that long, please don't put in a reservation.
These requests will be used only to fill out the waiting list, and my database will automatically send confirmation emails when the list closes in a couple of weeks. The reservations will not get any kind of individual response, so please save any questions or dialogue for a separate email.
-=[ Grant ]=-