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goober 08-23-2012 4:17 PM

GROUP BUY CLOSED - KTO 80% SIG P226/228/229 FRAMES
 
Quote:

7/15 UPDATE: Material Delay
hey folks-
hate to be the bearer of bad tidings but there has been another delay in the production of our paperweights.
as you recall, back at the beginning of July i posted that Rick was having issues with his metals supplier BTS- they sent him the wrong material and he had to send it back.
they promised him they would send the right stuff ASAP, but he still does not have it and things are falling apart with the company itself. Rick may have to sue them just to get his money back.

Rick has found another supplier that has the material he needs in stock and is ordering it out of his own pocket, rather than wait for his refund from BTS. he doesn't want to hold up production any longer while he gets thing sorted out with them.

what this all means is that in the two weeks since i gave you the last update, no progress has been made and we've lost some time. Rick was hoping to get a lot done on our parts while waiting for the 1911's (for Aimsmall's GB) to come back from heat treating, but that hasn't happened, so now he will not be able to really get started until after he finishes the final machining on the 1911s after they return from the heat-treaters in the next week or so.

bottom line: we're delayed again. this is due to no fault on KTO's part. BTS flaked bigtime and KTO is making it right for us, it will just take a bit longer than hoped. to be safe and avoid making promises that won't be met, i'm going to say that we may be starting the 3 month clock over again. sorry, i know everyone wants their stuff ASAP.
i'll keep you posted with any new developments.








UPDATE: SEND PAYMENTS NOW

Send payment via cashier's check or MO to:

Mad River Arms
2508 Rose Hill Lane
Riverbank, CA 95367


BE SURE TO INCLUDE YOUR CGN USERNAME AND EMAIL ADDRESS

Cost, including shipping by # frames:
1 $317
2 $629
3 $934
4 $1240
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11 $3390

If you are purchasing jigs - see below.

Rick has agreed to ship jigs direct to the end user. This is because the jig is rather large and heavy and although 2 can fit in a USPS Large Flat Rate box, every time he has tried this the box comes apart in transit.
A flat rate box is $16 + insurance. If the jigs ship to MRA first and then to end users, shipping will add ~$40 to the cost. The base price of the jig is $250.

So, KTO will ship direct and can fit up to 2 frames into the box.
According to my records, nobody is buying just a jig and no frames, or more than one jig.

So here is the pricing for those of you ordering jigs, shipped direct to you, including insurance and the $5 "appreciation" fee:

Jig + 1 frame: $580

Jig + 2 frames: $883

If you are buying a jig and > 2 frames, the fee schedule for the remaining frames is the same as before, minus the "appreciation" fee already paid in the jig + frames cost listed above. MRA will handle shipping these frames to the end user.

Jig + 3 frames: $312 + $883 = $1195
Jig + 4 frames: $624 + $883 = $1507
Jig + 5 frames: $929 + $883 = $1812
Jig + 6 frames: $1235 + $883 = $2118


Hope this makes sense to everyone.
BE SURE TO INCLUDE YOUR CGN NAME, SHIPPING ADDRESS, PHONE/EMAIL CONTACT INFO, AND HOW MANY FRAMES/JIGS YOU ARE ORDERING WITH YOUR PAYMENT.

Woohoo! Let's build Sigs! :cheers2:


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This is the official group buy thread for the KT Ordnance Sig P226/228/229 80% frame, originally introduced and discussed in this thread.

The previous thread was intended to gauge interest and discuss options while KTO was still in the process of getting BATFE approval for their 80% design.

The BATFE has declared the design a non-firearm, so as long as we can come up with a minimum order of 100 frames, the group buy is a GO.

Here are the specifics:

Cost per frame will be $300 + shipping (see below).
The frame will be steel (interest levels will not support both materials, interest in steel was higher, so that's what we'll be ordering. I know that's not what the poll says, but it's wrong.)
It will be originally machined in 2 parts which will be dip-brazed together.
There will be a picatinny accessory rail on the dust cover.
The operations to be finished by the builder are:
1) Slide rails
2) Take-down hole
3) Trigger hole
4) Hammer strut hole.
We must order at least 100 units.
Shipping will probably add ~ $7-15 to the total cost per order, depending on how many frames you buy ($7 for 1, $11 for 2-5, and $15 for 6-8 units).
There will be an additional fee of up to $5 per participant that will go towards buying a frame for the GB organizer; this is the ONLY compensation that the organizer will receive. No participant will profit from the GB in any other way. (This is how we ran the last KTO GB).

The GB will be managed by myself and MadRiverArms. We co-managed the first KTO 1911 group buy about a year ago.

Here is the current list

CONFIRMED (frames-jigs):
AndrewH 11-1 PAID
Movin&Shakin 6-1 PAID
Anonymous 6-1 PAID
Plum1 4- PAID
d.schulz 4- PAID
Saintless 4-1 PAID
goober 3-1 PAID
MotoriousRacing 3-1 PAID
jqpham 3-1 PAID
jackandjill 3-1 PAID
jonnyboy 3- PAID
Alajuela 3-
waho 2-1 PAID
trance 2-1 PAID
vma03 2-1 PAID
jc619 2-1 PAID
Rudolph 2-1 PAID
bigcalidave 2-1 PAID
Mrbfox 2- PAID
ke6guj 2- PAID
coma13 2- PAID
oogiemonsta 2- PAID
Dazzlebert 2- PAID
MrN 2- PAID
mcnm 2-1 PAID
nmstew 2-1
redvetteguy 2-1
nick 2-1 PAID
docflash 2- PAID
TheEnthusiast 2-
Coto 2-
Rational1 2-1 PAID
rocketmench 1-1 PAID
jungleshot01 1-1 PAID
bakemono 1-1 PAID
Finish it SOLD TO d.shulz 1-1 PAID
StuckInMaryland 1-1 PAID
bignish 1- PAID
jsuros 1-0 PAID
Jovifly 1- PAID
a1c 1- PAID
RalphAdopolis 1- PAID
Prankster 50 1- PAID
kg6hum 1- PAID
gsv 1- PAID
monsterhook SOLD TO eagershooter 1- PAID
Dark 1- PAID
C4Charlie 1- PAID
welansons 1-1 PAID
kojac 1-1
Dark Sky Solutions 1-1
sdaviddiaz1 1-1
Hannabal 1-0 PAID
bmacpolo 1-
Dakine_surf 1-
d-r 1- PAID
Cali-V 1-
Freedomfighter247 1-
hated 1-
E81 1-
drew222 1- PAID
jaguargene 1-
janvier 1-
av8erprince 1-
meowd0r 1-
82Landy 1-
cpl_dan 1-
1957vespa 1-
zterminator 1-1 PAID





PAID so far:
104 frames
24 jigs

Please see the original thread before posting questions here; I'd like to keep this thread dedicated to the GB logistics themselves as possible.

jingerale 08-23-2012 4:42 PM

Thanks for posting this, but can you please change my commitment to only 1. Thanks.

I got in on the Ares 1911 frame, so 1 Sig should be enough.

nick 08-23-2012 4:45 PM

I'm in for 2.

Cali-V 08-23-2012 4:45 PM

I'll do 1 or 2 maybe depends on timing...

Jeepers 08-23-2012 4:55 PM

wish i had the cash but dont at this tine, so not in on this GB but wanted to say thanks for doing it in the right order , meaning letting them get the BATFE approval before accepting $$ :thumbsup: good job goober and happy building :D
Quote:

The previous thread was intended to gauge interest and discuss options while KTO was still in the process of getting BATFE approval for their 80% design.

The BATFE has declared the design a non-firearm, so as long as we can come up with a minimum order of 100 frames, the group buy is a GO

savs2k 08-24-2012 1:20 AM

whats the turn around time kto is offering? depending on the turn around i'm in or out. i'd be willing to pick up a few if the gb needs it to go through

section31 08-24-2012 3:19 AM

I am joining new. One frame.

ptoguy2002 08-24-2012 8:49 AM

I hate to tell you that I am out, but I need to be out.
-1, sorry.
(A self imposed "No new projects" ban)

glbtrottr 08-24-2012 9:17 AM

in for 2

goober 08-24-2012 10:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by savs2k (Post 9192780)
whats the turn around time kto is offering? depending on the turn around i'm in or out. i'd be willing to pick up a few if the gb needs it to go through

don't have a concrete answer but it will not be fast. i will check w/ KTO to see how their schedule looks.
keep in mind that although this product is a KTO original, he has not offered it for many years and is going to have to write & test code, make fixtures, etc.; he is completely re-tooling for this run. if it goes well he will start selling them regularly again.
if I had to guess, we are probably looking at 2-3 months from when payment is made. it may take us another couple weeks to a month to get the minimum order. so to be realistic lets just say end of year. may be sooner, but i don't want folks to expect that.
we will of course nail down a deadline when payment is made.

list has been updated w/ additions/changes since my last post.

goober 08-24-2012 11:26 AM

By way of full disclosure, I'd like to point out that Bruce Gray of Grayguns, Inc. has posted some concerns about the strength and durability of a home-built pistol based on this product.
I'd like to keep the discussion of such matters in that thread; please do not post questions or comments here.

d.schulz 08-24-2012 1:08 PM

I'm in for 4 frames.

ElectronWrangler 08-26-2012 1:35 PM

I'm in for one.

goober 08-26-2012 2:05 PM

Totals updated. Looks like between 58-70 so far. Let's keep em comin'! :D

savs2k 08-27-2012 12:21 AM

I'll put in my order count depending on the turn around we are looking at. 1-5 depending on dates and how many the buy would need

goober 08-27-2012 12:23 PM

Richard says it will take about 3 months from receipt of payment to delivery.
3-4 weeks for programming and building fixtures.
A month to make them, and a month for heat treating (which needs to include shipping to heat treaters and back, so with one week each way that means actually 2 weeks for the actual treating).

Not sure how long it will take us to get to 100 firmly committed units, but add a couple weeks for payment collection and it looks like we are indeed talking about EOY for delivery.

nick 08-28-2012 10:34 AM

If you're looking for parts, check out the caliber conversion kits on Gunbroker. Also, there're parts kits there occasionally. And this guy usually sells a lower parts kit, he only lists one at a time, but he's been doing this since last year, so he has to have quite a few of them:

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/Vie...Item=303546626

Ebay often has parts cheaper than Gunbroker. And if you're missing something and can't find it anywhere else, check out Top Gun Supply and Numrich. They have the parts diagrams too, so you can determine, if you're missing anything.

So, the caliber conversion kit gives you the upper, and finding the lower parts isn't a big deal. Now, if you want a true stamped P228 slide, it'll take you some time to find, especially the breech block for it. However, there's nothing wrong with a forged stainless slide, there's a reason SIG moved to it (they were moving into calibers other than 9mm, and the stamped slide just wasn't strong enough).

goober 08-28-2012 12:41 PM

Well, shoot...
Due to the worries that some folks have over the strength & durability of 6061-T6 in this design, KTO has again offered the option of steel, at a $50 cost increase.
As I posted in the other thread, he had this to say:
Quote:

I have put thousands of rounds down range in an Alum with NO anodizing.
I sold close to 4000 in alum, and no one has ever said anything.
If everyone would like steel (same as 1911's), add $50.
If you really wanted a top notch coating (on aluminum), Hard Anodize with Teflon would be the better choice, hard and self lubricating. It does add .001 per surface, that means a hole will be .002 smaller. Slide rail width would be increased by .002, and depth by .001
When he says thousands of rounds he is talking about 9mm however, and did say that for safety he might go with steel for a .40 cal build rather than unanodized 6061.
And yes, back in the day he did sell that many of these frames.

So we're back to the Steel vs Aluminum quandary. The rub is that we must all agree, we can not mix n' match, unless we want at least 100 of each material.
So its 6061 for $250, or steel for $300.

Much as I hate to bring in this option at this late date (it makes organizing a GB like this MUCH more difficult), I'm adding a poll to this thread.

ETA: Unfortunately, I screwed up and added a multiple choice poll (against my better judgement), rather than a single-choice with more options. If I can revise the poll, I will be doing so, to include options for those that will only buy frame(s) in Aluminum or Steel, for those that will accept either but prefer one, and those with truly no preference. I'm hoping that by having it broken down into those categories we can not only find a consensus but also get a feel for whether we will have the numbers needed for the chosen material. Its imperfect, but hopefully it'll work.
If I have to leave it with the lame multi-choice poll, then I'll just make the best sense of it that I can.
Does anybody know how to remove or re-do a poll? :o

walt_in_hawaii 08-28-2012 2:31 PM

It's about 3 times denser and 3 times the weight. Setup time would be the same, of course, and tooling. Tool life isn't really a consideration if you are only doing a few, but I know I wouldn't have a concern about strength of one in 9mm. The tensile strength of even unanodized 6061 in 0 state (no heat treat or next to a weld) is close to tens of thousands of lbs and in T6 state, near 40k psi. I'd prefer alum due to the weight of a completed project.

nick 08-28-2012 11:58 PM

Either one's fine for me. I prefer aluminum, as I already have two steel frames, and I only have one .40 kit. However, I'll go with either.

Now, if he goes with steel frames for the aliminum price, I'll up my order to 3. Can't be that much more complicated than a 1911 frame...

savs2k 08-30-2012 4:49 AM

If i'm going to put in the time to build quality I prefer everything I work with to be quality. I'd like to have my work last long and take a beating so i'm opting for the steel frame. It may be harder to cut then aluminum but nothing good in life comes easy.

tone415 08-31-2012 1:10 AM

In for 1

mcnm 09-01-2012 12:14 AM

I'm in for one too!

peterabbits 09-04-2012 9:25 PM

I'm afraid I'm going to have to back out of this one as much as I hate to. Bit off more than I should have a month or so ago financially so its back to "ramen" living for a while...

nick 09-08-2012 1:13 AM

Another parts set just closed. I expect this guy to list more:

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/Vie...Item=303546626

goober 09-08-2012 8:55 AM

hey guys-
just back online after a week floating around San Nicolas Isalnd w/ no access...
will update list and such before leaving for ~ week again on Monday.

RogueSniper 09-08-2012 5:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nick (Post 9287255)
Another parts set just closed. I expect this guy to list more:

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/Vie...Item=303546626

I bought a set from that Seller. If anyone wants me to post a pic, I'll be glad to.

nick 09-24-2012 9:33 PM

So, how many commitments do we have at this point?

Elvis 09-30-2012 7:24 AM

Put me down for 1 please!

ire76io 10-01-2012 2:57 PM

Put me down for 1 as well please.

docflash 10-01-2012 3:39 PM

I'm in for 2, steel or aluminum.

maxmuzz 10-18-2012 9:54 AM

My question would be where to get the parts to finish these frames into say, a p229 9mm elite? Will Sig sell all parts of specific models minus the frame? I don't want to commit if I'm not certain I can finish them.

mcnm 10-18-2012 1:16 PM

I'm curious about completion parts too.

Put me down for one frame definitely, possibly two.

TheEnthusiast 10-21-2012 3:23 PM

Put me down for 2 :)

mongorsc 10-26-2012 2:03 PM

Put me down for 1, 2 if it happens around tax time, and a jig.

nick 10-27-2012 11:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by maxmuzz (Post 9541320)
My question would be where to get the parts to finish these frames into say, a p229 9mm elite? Will Sig sell all parts of specific models minus the frame? I don't want to commit if I'm not certain I can finish them.

Your best bet is the caliber conversion kits for the upper (about $270-320) and buying lower parts wherever you can find them cheap. A guy on Gunbroker sells lower parts kits for P228/229/226, they close for anywhere from $50 to $150. Top Gun Supply has most of SIG parts, Numrich has them too, but for more money, of course. Check out Ebay, as well. They have SIG slides and barrels there every now and then. You can get the slides for as low as $50-75, and the barrels for $45-90.

Occasionally there's a complete parts kit on Gunbroker, but rarely so. I got a complete P229 parts kit in .40 from Gunbroker for $216 a couple of month ago, and a P226 in 9mm - for $204. Just making sure I get the SIG parts before there's extra demand for them :)

xbguru 10-28-2012 6:59 AM

if it is steel im in for 1, possibly 2. i want to make a 226 in 40

nick 10-28-2012 10:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by xbguru (Post 9606473)
if it is steel im in for 1, possibly 2. i want to make a 226 in 40

FYI, from what I read, P226 is the hardest build for these (few people have done it, for that reason).

goober 10-28-2012 10:45 PM

folks, i have been mostly out of circulation w/ work-related travel for several weeks- but i wanted to check in and say i will update counts and check in w/ KTO ASAP, probably in the next couple weeks.
sorry for the lack of updates lately, please be assured this thing is not dead.
(it better not be, i just scored 3 DLASK P228 parts kits (only 1 w/ barrel) :D

xbguru 10-29-2012 8:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nick (Post 9607214)
FYI, from what I read, P226 is the hardest build for these (few people have done it, for that reason).

it's just that 9mm is against my religion. :o


i have lots of friends who have done quite a few pistol and rifle builds as well, trust me i wont be tackling this on my own lol thanks for the heads up though


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