I have gotten some questions about mounting for the RAPTAR ES. These units will come with the "PIC RAIL ADAPTER" which is shown in this pic. It is the black pic rail section shown in the center of the pic. The RAPTAR unit itself screws down on to this pic rail adapter which can then be screwed on to any pic rail section, like on the 9 o'clock, 12 o'clock, or 6 o'clock. There is a full function pressure switch which can then be mounted farther to the rear to enable the shooter to fire the range button as needed.
There are also specific RAPTAR mounts made by Spuhr, Badger Ord. and Larue. Those mounts have the holes in them so the RAPTARs can screw down on to those mounts without using the PIC RAIL ADAPTER. But for some users, use of these dedicated mounts may not be optimal, hence the PIC RAIL ADAPTER is provided with the unit.
One further note, it is my understanding that these RAPTAR ES units we are getting do NOT come with the pouch shown in this pic. Hence I was suggesting a Condor EMT pouch in an earlier post back on page 1 of this thread, which sells for $20 on Amazon. It is exactly the same dimensions as the wilcox pouch and is available in the same multi-cam as shown in the pic.
Yesterday I sent out reminders to all committed buyers to send in their funds. 19 of 26 responded so far. Most said they had either already sent in their funds or would do so this week.
Two pulled out saying they could not get the funds in time. I wished them well.
One new person made a buy commit, so net loss of one commit (from 27 down to 26).
We have received funds from 6 people so far.
If anyone thinks they might want to buy a unit but have questions, please PM me and ask and I will try to answer.
03 people have yet to respond to reminder to send payment on 05/12
08 units are "payment received" status
I received ITAR forms from the supplier and will be sending those out to the buyers today as well as sending a second reminder to the 3 folks who have not responded yet. Buyers should complete the ITAR forms and email back to the supplier.
Thanks for participating, and please PM with any further questions.
Payment deadline is 24 May (I had said it was 25 May, but that is a Saturday).
I got a check, but I cannot match the real name on the check up with the hide handles. I sent a PM to the individual I think sent this check, so please check your PMs and respond if I asked you about a check I cannot match up. Thanks !!
26 commits (I removed 2 from the forecast who have been unresponsive)
23 units in "payment received" status (2 have said "funds have been sent" and another will pay making 26 total)
Payment deadline 24 May
Ship Date 4 June
More detail, on the ship date. All units tied to payments received on or before 20 May will ship on 4 June. We are allowing 7 days for paper instruments to clear. The batch I deposited today and will deposit tomorrow, should clear by 7 June at the latest (Monday 27 May is a bank holiday) ... so those units should ship 10 June (I will confirm with PRG tomorrow). Shipment of your unit is contingent upon you getting me your shipping address and sending in your ITAR form to PRG, via the email shown on the form.
Ok final price determination by PRG is complete. I will notify everyone who sent payment as to the number of units you will receive and when as well as the amount of any refund.
You need to make sure you have sent in the ITAR form.
PM me with any questions.
If anyone else wants in, PM me for the price. But for the remainder of this group buy, any new players must send funds by wire (to reduce turn around time). I can provide instructions for wiring if interested.
Everyone gets the same price. Only one final price, which I can share in PM.
At this point, it looks like "group 01" will ship on 4 June and "group 02" will ship on June 11.
This issue, is not all of the funds which were sent via paper instrument will clear prior to 4 June.
Restated, 2/3rd of the units (those for which funds have cleared prior to 4 June) will ship on 4 June and the remaining 1/3rd will ship on 11 June.
For those receiving refunds, those will go out as soon as your funds clear. The first batch is ready for the post office and will mail tomorrow.
Ok, just got off phone with distributor. We are still GREEN to ship the first batch of RAPTAR ES on 4 June. Right now it looks like that will be 14 of the 24 units which have been committed to.
I've seen funds receipts for 23 of the 24 units.
So I will wire the distributor the cleared funds as of Monday morning.
I will send the list of corresponding names and addresses for the group 01 shipment to the distributor monday morning.
Between now and then I will reconcile the list of ITAR forms received by the distributor as of this morning and notify all those who have not sent in the ITAR forms. The distributor can not ship your unit(s) until they receive your itAR forms.
I will let you know, if you need to (re)send the ITAR forms.
The group 02 funds should all clear next week and the tentative date for the group 02 shipment will be the following Tuesday, June 11th.
And further, there are still plenty of RAPTAR ES units on the shelf (approximately 30 more), so if anyone wants one of these, we can still accommodate, PROVIDED you can wire the funds, to eliminate any funds clearing delays. If interested just PM me for the price and wiring instructions. Thanks!!!
24 units committed (other commits non-responsive have been removed).
Payment received for all 24 units.
At least 15 of the units have payment which has cleared, those 15 will ship out on 4 June.
The 9 additional units will ship out 11 June, after all funds have cleared.
Received spreadsheet from PRG regarding who has sent in ITAR form. I am going thru that and PMing those who have deficiencies in the ITAR area. I will PM you if you have a deficiency. Your (correctly completed) ITAR form must be received by PRG before your unit can ship.
If anyone still wants in, you can still get in, provided you wire the funds. PM me to receive the final price or for other questions.
Ok PRG confirms receipt of my wire of the group 01 funds and that group 01 shipping will start tomorrow. I told them to keep me appraised of shipments so I can answer questions.
Group 02 funds will be wired next Monday and group 02 shipments will be 11 June.
As of now, all 24 units will ship either in Group 01 or Group 02. That is 15 units in group 01 and 9 units in group 02.
The reason for the two groups was to allow time for funds to clear for all instruments.
10 out of 15 group 01 units have shipped. There were some issues with ITAR forms. Two issues with ITAR forms still remain outstanding for group 01. Three of 5 group 01b units will ship today. The other two will ship today if the ITAR issues can be resolved this morning.