We are pleased that our website is finally live. I hope you find it user friendly, and informative. We are now taking orders and will start shipments the week of March 25th. The testing we have been doing has been very valuable to the final product and has yielded many improvements. Shooting accuracy tests have yielded 5 shot groups less than 1” at 100 yards with a 5.56 x 20” long heavy profile barrel. Our simulation test stand has had upper assemblies exceed 100,000 cycles successfully, and with little to no measurable wear.
We have increased the number of gas settings from three to four. This will allow the user to have three settings for the gas flow, and one for no gas flow. We feel that this will make for a better, more user friendly situation for various types of factory ammunition as opposed to the three selections we had.
One of the changes we have implemented was a result of our article in Recoil Magazine. They noted the liability of the lower recoil lug being able to be dislodged accidentally. We agreed with this assessment and made an engineering change to fix this concern. We now have a cross pin that will secure the lower recoil lug in position. We believe that this will eliminate that concern 100%. We thank our friends at Recoil Magazine for the feedback.
Another thing we will be doing when we start shipping ARAK-21™ uppers is to include a thank you card in each box. This card will have a website that we would appreciate if you would share your experience with us. We want to know if you received the products in good shape from shipping. We also want to know how our upper receiver fit your lower receiver. And most importantly, we would love for you to send us a picture of your newly assembled rifle, and some pictures of targets you have shot with your ARAK-21™,so we can share them on our website in the photo gallery.
We are excited about this new venture, and we are glad that you chose to be a part of the ARAK-21™ Evolution with us.
Sincerely and with appreciation,
The Faxon Team