Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Alpha mags still GTG?

Collapse

728 Ad Widget

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Alpha mags still GTG?

    I know there was hiatus at some point about how they were failing to meet orders and there was months of wait.Though he currently has the WSM mags in stock which is all i want. Has anyone used them recently?
    "Combined synergy of a man and rifle is matchless, the steadiness of hand and acuity of vision, and finally the art of knowing how to make the rifle an extension of the body, all equate to the ultimate synthesis of man and machine."

    "Quidvis recte factum quamvis humile praeclarum"

  • #2
    I ordered a type four ten round mag a couple of weeks ago. Should be showing up anytime according to the person I talked to on the phone at Alpha. I already have a type three seven round that I am real happy with.

    Comment


    • #3
      Good deal i went ahead and ordered one since they were in stock.
      "Combined synergy of a man and rifle is matchless, the steadiness of hand and acuity of vision, and finally the art of knowing how to make the rifle an extension of the body, all equate to the ultimate synthesis of man and machine."

      "Quidvis recte factum quamvis humile praeclarum"

      Comment


      • #4
        Well ordered a Type 3 WSM Tuesday, been charged, but have no confirmation of the order other than the paypal receipt. Can't find the status on the site and haven't received a shipping notification. Does it usually take a while for him to ship out a mag?
        "Combined synergy of a man and rifle is matchless, the steadiness of hand and acuity of vision, and finally the art of knowing how to make the rifle an extension of the body, all equate to the ultimate synthesis of man and machine."

        "Quidvis recte factum quamvis humile praeclarum"

        Comment


        • #5
          Originally posted by 5RWill View Post
          Does it usually take a while for him to ship out a mag?
          Yeah, years from what Ive gathered. Cant say whether hes picked the business back up again or not though but I would doubt it.

          Comment


          • #6
            Originally posted by spife7980 View Post

            Yeah, years from what Ive gathered. Cant say whether hes picked the business back up again or not though but I would doubt it.
            Damn i wish you would chimed in when i started the thread, i'd have just gone accurate.
            "Combined synergy of a man and rifle is matchless, the steadiness of hand and acuity of vision, and finally the art of knowing how to make the rifle an extension of the body, all equate to the ultimate synthesis of man and machine."

            "Quidvis recte factum quamvis humile praeclarum"

            Comment


            • #7
              I would love to pick up a couple Alpha 2's, but don't dare until things get consistent again.

              Comment


              • #8
                I'll be calling monday.
                "Combined synergy of a man and rifle is matchless, the steadiness of hand and acuity of vision, and finally the art of knowing how to make the rifle an extension of the body, all equate to the ultimate synthesis of man and machine."

                "Quidvis recte factum quamvis humile praeclarum"

                Comment


                • #9
                  Called today but got an answering machine..
                  "Combined synergy of a man and rifle is matchless, the steadiness of hand and acuity of vision, and finally the art of knowing how to make the rifle an extension of the body, all equate to the ultimate synthesis of man and machine."

                  "Quidvis recte factum quamvis humile praeclarum"

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    I've got some alpha 2's I'll be letting go once the arc mags hit shelves

                    Sent from my SM-G935V using Tapatalk

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Originally posted by 5RWill View Post

                      Damn i wish you would chimed in when i started the thread, i'd have just gone accurate.
                      IME, slow, yes. Years, no. Worst I remember hearing was a couple of months. I recall someone stating the owner is a fireman full-time and does this on the side. I have 7 mags ordered separately and always got what I paid for.

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        I guess I got a little lucky, I placed an order for a type 2 mag on May 6th and got it this past monday or tuesday, so right at 10 days or so for me.

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Patriots1884 View Post
                          I guess I got a little lucky, I placed an order for a type 2 mag on May 6th and got it this past monday or tuesday, so right at 10 days or so for me.
                          Did you go through paypal? And could you find your order on the site? I registered and went through paypal although my paypal email is different from the one i registered with, there's no history of my order when i go to order history.
                          "Combined synergy of a man and rifle is matchless, the steadiness of hand and acuity of vision, and finally the art of knowing how to make the rifle an extension of the body, all equate to the ultimate synthesis of man and machine."

                          "Quidvis recte factum quamvis humile praeclarum"

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            Chris Parker is the proprietor of Alpha mags. Alot of people in my neck of the woods as well as myself use his mags & are satisfied with them. But yes, unfortunately Chris has developed a reputation for being slow on order fulfilment. Sometimes alot. He is a wildlands firefighter and yes this interferes with his business on occasion. I suspect he is a person that is not terribly well organized but everyone I know personally are happy with his product. My smith had a standing order for 10 or so of his magazines and was lamenting the tardiness of a recent order from Alpha with me the other day when low and behold he received a phone call from Chris apologizing for the the order delay. Chris told him he'd get the order in the mail asap and throw in an extra free mag for the hassel. Sure enough the order showed up 4 days later with a free extra mag. If you're in a hurry for a mag, Alpha is probably not the best choice. But he makes some unique products and if you have the time and aren't in a rush for your product, chances are good you'll get your order eventually! On the other hand I've gotten orders filled from Chris two weeks on other occasions. A little "hit & miss" I guess but I believe him to be an honest guy that's just too many irons in the fire at times.

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              Been well over a month since I ordered a type 3. No mag and no return emails either?

                              Comment


                              • #16
                                I mean i'm in no rush, the rifle isn't done. The reason i ordered was to avoid the delay of waiting on the next batch. I just at least want a confirmation that he got the order. I have an email from paypal authorizing the payment and a registration email but can't find any verification that the order was placed.
                                "Combined synergy of a man and rifle is matchless, the steadiness of hand and acuity of vision, and finally the art of knowing how to make the rifle an extension of the body, all equate to the ultimate synthesis of man and machine."

                                "Quidvis recte factum quamvis humile praeclarum"

                                Comment


                                • #17
                                  Pay your fee and hope he gets around to it. Nice mags or not his customer service and order fulfilment are shit. How/why anybody hasn't heard about this and continue to do business with him are beyond me.

                                  The ARC mags will likely be the final nail in the coffin he's been building for years.
                                  AccuracyTech - Articles & Reviews for the Precision Shooter

                                  Comment


                                  • #18
                                    Originally posted by HKpirate
                                    I've got some alpha 2's I'll be letting go once the arc mags hit shelves

                                    Sent from my SM-G935V using Tapatalk
                                    Aren't the arc mags already out?

                                    I placed my order on a type 2 3 weeks ago and no reply. I am thinking of canceling but assume his refunds will take longer than filling the orders.

                                    Sent from my SM-G930T using Tapatalk

                                    Remember... The world was flat until someone proved it wrong.

                                    Comment


                                    • #19
                                      Originally posted by LawnMM View Post
                                      Pay your fee and hope he gets around to it. Nice mags or not his customer service and order fulfilment are shit. How/why anybody hasn't heard about this and continue to do business with him are beyond me.

                                      The ARC mags will likely be the final nail in the coffin he's been building for years.
                                      Is ted going to do calibers like 300wsm/saum?

                                      Kind of feel the same as Utah Shooter cancelling might be an even bigger hassle
                                      "Combined synergy of a man and rifle is matchless, the steadiness of hand and acuity of vision, and finally the art of knowing how to make the rifle an extension of the body, all equate to the ultimate synthesis of man and machine."

                                      "Quidvis recte factum quamvis humile praeclarum"

                                      Comment


                                      • #20
                                        I ordered a couple months back. Same situation. I freaked out a little but they came after about 3-4 weeks. I don't think the status is accurate.

                                        Comment


                                        • #21
                                          Well after some debate with myself I have decided to cancel my order. Sucks he cannot even respond to emails.

                                          Sent from my SM-G930T using Tapatalk

                                          Remember... The world was flat until someone proved it wrong.

                                          Comment


                                          • #22
                                            Cancelling is easy, email, dispute charge with CC company. I had these mags years ago. Nothing but problems. Sold em, moved on. I just feel bad for the guys that keep going for a ride on the "you'll get what you paid for if/when I get around to it" merry-go-round.
                                            AccuracyTech - Articles & Reviews for the Precision Shooter

                                            Comment


                                            • #23
                                              Still waiting on mine. Not sure there are a lot of options for SAUM with out modifications.

                                              Comment


                                              • #24
                                                Accurate apparently has a SAUM/WSM mag.
                                                "Combined synergy of a man and rifle is matchless, the steadiness of hand and acuity of vision, and finally the art of knowing how to make the rifle an extension of the body, all equate to the ultimate synthesis of man and machine."

                                                "Quidvis recte factum quamvis humile praeclarum"

                                                Comment


                                                • #25
                                                  Just to update my mag shipped last week some time, should be here today. So roughly 3 weeks give or take.
                                                  "Combined synergy of a man and rifle is matchless, the steadiness of hand and acuity of vision, and finally the art of knowing how to make the rifle an extension of the body, all equate to the ultimate synthesis of man and machine."

                                                  "Quidvis recte factum quamvis humile praeclarum"

                                                  Comment

                                                  Working...
                                                  X