NEW - Atlas CAL (Cant and Loc) Bipod - PRE-ORDER (added 12.14)

Timetoshoot

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Kasey
Appreciate you business ethics and philosophy. I have benefited from your ingenuity and generosity to us here on the hide. I’m grateful for what you do to support our troops and I’m damm proud to hear that your aggressively defending your patents.


Good luck with the biz and other challenges you are facing. I’m seldom a ‘fan’ of a business venture, yours is one of the few stickers ill put on water bottles or bumpers........
 

jsimonh

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Regarding the CAL, the CAL Gen 2 will have several improvements, tension that is end user adjustable (in addition to a Pod-Loc), legs that are out front, a higher Apex for starters and I'm trying to get the cost down without sacrificing strength.
Our plan is to offer a Gen 2 upgrade to Gen 1 owners with no timeline (we still get V7, the original pull leg design, back for upgrades...) and we plan to be in production this month.

Last, we have a newsletter we use for an information vehicle, we send it out monthly and/or as needed. We will also be using it to introducev some new kit soon as well.. http://www.accu-shot.com/newsletter-signup.php

I sincerely thank you for your patronage and patience.
Any teaser pics of the updated design? I signed up for the newsletter as well. Looking forward to the G2 CAL release.
 

ViP

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any updates? Signed up today to the newsletter so not sure if I missed an announcement. Thanks.
 

Gil P.

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Wow, I'm glad to hear about the gen 2 CAL. I got one of the first pre-orders, but like others have said, the cant is all loose, or completely locked. There is no in-between, even after the upgrade. Not a problem during practice, but it becomes a hindrance during fast paced matches. That being said, I love the design of the legs and how much closer the barrel sits to the center of the bipod.
 
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awp762

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Signed up for the newsletter today. Have the CAL with the last updates & like it so far, was thinking about getting another one. Will be interesting to see the newest updated design.
 

kft101

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Guys I apologize for my absence here, been living in a blender on both personal and buiness fronts. On the business side, B&T has successfully sued a US infringer of our patents, entered a licensing agreement with another company and are negotiating a licensing agreement with a third. And we are working with FBI and DHS on counterfeit Atlas bipods. (I no longer feel the love from china I once did as they are now counterfeiting some of the infringing bipods...). On the personal side, I will keep that personal.

Regarding the CAL, the CAL Gen 2 will have several improvements, tension that is end user adjustable (in addition to a Pod-Loc), legs that are out front, a higher Apex for starters and I'm trying to get the cost down without sacrificing strength.
Our plan is to offer a Gen 2 upgrade to Gen 1 owners with no timeline (we still get V7, the original pull leg design, back for upgrades...) and we plan to be in production this month.

What is interesting is we have people that have a CAL Gen 1 and are contacting us to buy another. And people that are "no way keeping it".... If you can, please stand by to see the Gen 2 before acting. My hope is you will be 95% satisfied with the CAL Gen 2.

Last, we have a newsletter we use for an information vehicle, we send it out monthly and/or as needed. We will also be using it to introducev some new kit soon as well.. http://www.accu-shot.com/newsletter-signup.php

I sincerely thank you for your patronage and patience.
Great news. Definitely looking forward to seeing the improvements noted for the Gen 2.
 

5RWill

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Anyone know when the upgrade is due? While i love the stability of the bipod the pod loc is all or nothing even with the fix that was sent.
 

5RWill

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Yeah i saw that on FB and it's what prompted me to post ha. I refit the fix that they sent us but didn't really change anything. So definitely interested in sending it for a refit/upgrade. I love the bipod i mean as far as stability goes it's amazing. Pod-loc needs work obviously.
 

TheOE800

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Yeah i saw that on FB and it's what prompted me to post ha. I refit the fix that they sent us but didn't really change anything. So definitely interested in sending it for a refit/upgrade. I love the bipod i mean as far as stability goes it's amazing. Pod-loc needs work obviously.
Yeah, the fix didn’t really do much for me either. Haven’t shot much since then, but it was still very much on/off.
 

Laseredge

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Kasey sent this out in the Nov 1st. newsletter. It had a link to get an RMA number to have your gen1 converted to gen2.
I sent mine in to be converted, if I get them back by March, I will be happy. Other than the tilt tension, it is pretty much perfect bipod for me, and I have owned every Atlas bipod. I still have a V8 and 2-PSR’s.


CAL Gen. 2
Delivery Update:
The Gen. 2 CAL is on the way! Yes, really. It is! We have prototypes that we, of course, made adjustments to, but we do expect to have raw parts next week. Then they are off to the metal finishers where we will be calling in an expediting favor. Our hope is to be delivering these by the end of November.

While we have gotten great feedback from CAL Gen. 1 users, we suspect the Gen. 2 to be an even better bipod. If you bought a Gen. 1 CAL and wish to have it rebuilt as a Gen. 2, please return it to us and we will do the conversion and send it back at no cost. The main difference is the Gen. 2 will have adjustable pre-loaded tension that the Pod-Loc will lock up whereas, the Gen. 1 was either locked or loose. The Gen. 2 does not have the means to attach a rubber bumper up front. We will be issuing RMA’s for these to convert as parts become available:

Please, understand there are customers that ordered and paid for a Gen. 1 CAL and never got it because we stopped production. These customers will be the first to get the Gen. 2 CAL. We will be doing our best to satisfy as many customers, as quickly as we can.

PLEASE NOTE: THERE IS A STONG BACKLOG OF THE CAL. WE ARE IN FULLL PRODUCTION, BUT EXPECT DELAYS. ORDERS WILL BE FILLED ON A "FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED" BASIS.

AND LIKE ALL ATLAS BIPODS, THE CAL DOES NOT INFRINGE ON ANY PATENTS.
SHOP Gen. 2 CAL Atlas Bipods
 
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MarinePMI

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Thanks for the reminder, I forgot about that e-mail. I was hoping retro kits could just be sent out (I hate sending stuff back).
 
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blbennett1288

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It was between the CAL and Ckye Pod for me. I am just an impatient SOB and dont want to wait until Shot Show or later for the backorders to be filled. I picked up a Ckye Pod and plan on picking up a CAL when they become readily available.
 
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DDRH65CM

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Never got an email...that I know of. When are we able to send in the Gen1 for Gen2 upgrade?
 

Sig Marine

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When I spoke with them, I was told, as mentioned in an earlier post, that those who ordered a bipod but did not receive one because of the problems and stoppage in production would be first in line for the gen 2s. It was suggested that I wait until after the first of the year to contact them about returning my bipod for the upgrade; this timeframe was due to production levels and shipping to those waiting, nothing more/nothing less
 

Kasey

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Thanks for your patience and patronage on this effort, mostly your patience!

The Gen 2 CAL is in production we will start shipping them this week but we have a significant back log going back to January 2018 (yes, that is about a year ago!). Please understand, We are going to fulfill all original CAL orders before we start doing the Gen 1 CAL to Gen 2 CAL conversions. I am guessing we will have these original CAL orders fulfilled by January/February time-frame. Please note, the Gen 1 CAL works, this is not a recall this is a new version that we believe works better, you do not NEED to do the upgrade it is an option.

You can send us your Gen 1 now but it will go onto a shelf until we get original orders fulfilled, so if you don't want/need access to your Gen 1 CAL till Jan/Feb, send it in. HOWEVER, please do not send your Gen 1 CAL in then start calling/emailing asking about status as this will move you to the back of the stack. We will notify you that it's been received, then you will get a email stating it's been shipped. These conversions will be processed as parts become available and according to date received.

We will use our newsletter to announce when we are caught up where we can do Gen 1 to Gen 2 conversions in the normal 2-3 business days.

If you want to convert your Gen 1, you will need to pay to return it.

We will not send Gen 2 parts out.

There is no expiration of this offer.

To those that did not get our email newsletter, sign-up here - http://www.accu-shot.com/newsletter-signup.php our newsletter mailing systems does not discriminate, if you are on our mailing list, we send you the newsletter.

To return your Gen 1 CAL here is the link for a RMA - https://www.accu-shot.com/bt/rma

Also, the SH CAL intro pricing is long past, please do not call or email us about getting a CAL at the intro price. In addition, the Gen 2 CAL will see a price increase January 1, 2018 of the following- BT65- $239.95, BT65-NC- $239.95 and BT65-LW17- $299.95.

Last, for those that don't know, we have historically done SH intro offers out of a desire to give SH members first shot at a new product at a one time intro price. Sort of a "benefit" of being a SH member. We do not do sales nor discount except to LEO/Military that get 10%. This is the only forum we make these offers available.

Again, thank you for your business and trust in B&T and the Atlas bipod line, we have grown with precision shooting and continue to listen and improve our products to deliver a better experience afield.
 

Kasey

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srt-4_uk - We appreciste your business and patience!

TheOE800 - no worries, for every question asked here we get that in multiples via email and calls, so I'm glad you asked!
 

DOA

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I'll wait. I only have the CAL 1 version and no other bipod.
 

Dirtracer151

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Anyone else get their Gen2 yet?

While i do agree that it is able to go loose, med, and full tension better than gen1, im not so sure i like how little adjustment there is in the podlock between the 2 outside limits. It literally goes from no tension to full lock with a 1/8th turn of the podlock. With a harris you have at least a half turn or more to fine tune it. You still get medium tension but its more like 1/16th of a "bump" on the podlock.
 

PLX65

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This is good news love my atlas bipods. Thanks Kasey for a great product and service.
 

DDRH65CM

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Just wanted to make sure, Gen1 update to Gen2, shipping, we have to pay both ways, correct? To and from? Thanks!
 

Kasey

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I wasn't aware the upgrade was available. Can we just send or gen 1's in with a note, or should we email B&T first?
Get a RMA from customerservice@accu-shot.com probably be Feb before we start doing conversions.

See post #632
Thanks

This is good news love my atlas bipods. Thanks Kasey for a great product and service.
Thank you for your patronage! We couldnt do it without folks like yourself supporting us!

Just wanted to make sure, Gen1 update to Gen2, shipping, we have to pay both ways, correct? To and from? Thanks!
First, thanks for your business and patience on this. No, you pay shipping to us, we pay for the conversion and return S&H. Please use the RMA system (see above) and again, probably be Feb before we start doing conversions.
 
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armydog

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Nice, mine is being held hostage by Post office, bad weather shut them down for two days. Should see it tomorrow.