Legion Firearms talks availability, supply, mistakes and moving forward in the June 2013 press release.
In 1914 Ernest Shackleton was recruiting for what would eventually be called the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition. His pitch included the following statement: â€œOfficers wanted for hazardous journey. Small wages. Bitter cold. Long months of complete darkness. Constant danger. Safe return doubtful. Honor and recognition in case of success.â€
Legion Firearms believes candor is a Good Thing, even if the facts arenâ€™t particularly palatable. We want to put the best weapon possible in your hands, but weâ€™ve been having trouble doing so. Weâ€™ve made mistakes, been hobbled by othersâ€™ mistakes and hampered by our suppliersâ€™ constraints, but weâ€™ve striven to rectify the former and are working to mitigate the latter.
Legion builds guns every day but Sunday. We shipped 15 rifles last week, 15 the week before and will ship at least that many this week. Our ability to produce a finished weapon is entirely dependent upon certain componentsâ€”current demand and our exacting standards decrease.
To that end weâ€™ve sourced new manufacturers and built new facilities. Hundreds of uppers, lowers and other parts will now be built in-house. Eventually weâ€™ll own almost all production ourselves, but will remain limited by the limits of man hours worked and our quality control.
Availability for current backlogged orders: the LF-10D is not in stock; buyers are looking at a solid 8 weeks before they are. Unfortunately one of the major players bought up all 7.62 BCGs and theyâ€™re just now starting to trickle in. We encountered a similar problem with the LF-4. When FN shipped the CHF barrels to our supplier they sent carbine length rather than mid-length barrels. Weâ€™re acquiring CHF barrels from quality sources, but supply is limited. Weâ€™ve created the LF4 MOD1 oand MOD2 by customer request to speed delivery times, but the LF-15C and LF-15D will still come sooner (though that may still be 12-14 weeks). Our barrel supplierâ€™s factory was shuttered by a Land Reclamation act earlier this year, and though weâ€™re receiving lots of barrels weâ€™re keenly aware that we are way behindÂ where we hoped weâ€™d be.
â€œIn a month or so weâ€™ll literally have hundreds of parts coming off our own line,â€ says Adam Morehead, CEO of Legion Firearms. â€œWeâ€™ll be providing 15Ds and 15Cs in greater quantity than ever have before. The 15 Deltas particularly will be shipping in great numbers. Thereâ€™s just no way to build faster and maintain our level of consistent quality. Lead time for new orders is a solid 20 weeks.â€ LF series rifles will remain available on a first come, first served basis. As hard as weâ€™re working to catch up with demand, we would still urge those interested to order now and mitigate the delay. We appreciate your understanding.
The Staff of Legion Firearms
Find us on line at LegionFirearms.com or give a call to 1.855.4.LEGION.
Honesty is hard to come by in most industries. With the recent gun craze we all experienced and still are feeling in certain aspects its nice to see a company open up and admit faults and let us know they are trying to rectify it. Quality takes time and if I had the extra cash flow, it would be definitely be worth the wait.
Pretty much the same story everywhere, however, it’s really nice to have Legion let us know why things are so slow, and what they are doing to try and meet demand. I’d rather wait, then have to re-work a rifle.
Reminds me of MagPul’s letters.
Thanks Legion, you guys are all right.