4/13/10: We have been real busy with the aquisition of Hemmer Industries, but its really going to add a lot for us. The new Flush mount adapters are being tested and working great. We are still tweaking the release mechanism a bit based on customer feedback. Are your lugs ground on your barrel extension? Customers are reporting that the bottom lug on the barrel extension causes most of their FTF issues. When I gring mine down, I sight across the profile so it points right at the bottom of the chamber. We now offer stainless Tok Barrels. We received our first order of stainless blanks from Shilen and are chambering the first ones today.
3/27/10: We are producing parts and are running them through testing and operation. The new adapters take un-modified Pps-43 mags. We still find that some of the left hand feed lips on the mags rub on the carrier so we are looking into that. The surplus mags ( and ammo ) vary quite a bit so we are adjusting things to handle as much as we can without loosing any performance. We are making the Standard Adapters right now and will then switch to Flush Mounts with the new mag release. After the flush mounts we are going to produce a run of adapters for Colt/Cproduct 9mm mags and try some Glocks as well.
We just added some new equipment and will be offering more products "soon". That means as soon as we can. Thanks, Tim Aberegg Heavy Metal Group, Inc. www.heavymetalco.com
Greetings All, Wow, time flies when you are having fun! We are slowly getting our new equipment up and running and learning the new programming. We thought we had lost a motor on our main machining center for the Tok Adapters, but thankfully, a good cleaning was all it needed. It did put us behind about a (nother) week. On our last run of adapters we opened up tolerances to see where the no/go line was, and we found it. Now we have backed things down and fine tuning programming. It takes a lot of time and every change has to be tested, so that is time taken away from production. The surplus ammo and mags are all over the map so we have to say when at some point. Flush Mount adapters are in big demand and we are concentrating on those and have the next batch about ready to go. We will make another batch of the Standards after that, then the Tok Blow Back adapters. We have them in trials for a while and have more demand to Blow Back uppers so it is time to get the adapters going. There is a lot more going on and there is a batch of uppers that need to go out tomorrow so "It's time to make the donuts!" If you have any questions just drop me an email. email@example.com Thanks, Tim
Blow back adapters? Yes, and No...... We have a couple in the field that are running and I am trying to get the blowbacks on the machine center to test our new mods. We are getting more requests for blowback uppers so I am trying to move these up on the list. We are also working on a blowback upper that uses the standard Tok mag adapter. This project is in process and we have successfully fed, fired, and ejected rounds, but we have a lot of work to do yet before we have a product.
Had a couple reports from the field on bolt over feed issues. Mags are all over the place so we opened the stop up a little on the Flush Mounts. Check your mag spring, sometimes they need a little stretch if you are running a lighter buffer/spring set up.
Talking with some guys that are having the bolt over feed issue using our adapters and other adapters. Bolt speed also comes into play. People are using all sorts of buffer/spring/carrier combinations and one guy said putting in a heavier combo solved the bolt over feed issue. Still trying to get to the blowback adapters.....
Worked on more programming and editing, and made some standard Left and Right adapters this weekend. I have taken the original program and modified it for run each specific type of adapter instead of using sub-routines for different cuts. Now it is fine tuning for feeds and speeds and setting up some prep stations for the blanks to try and speed things up a bit.
Just finished a small run of standard adapters with the new programming sequence. Didn't gain a lot of timebecause we actually added a few steps, but took care of a couple nagging issues and the adapters look great. Will get them coated and ready to go in the next day or so. Then we will load up the machine with the new blow back program and hit the GO button.
We have seen an increased demand for blow back uppers. I think the cleaning issue has a lot to do with it and some of the postings out there of damaged carrier parts with the gas systems. But you have to realize that if you put 10,000 rounds through anything, you are going to have some wear. The gas guns I have shot are smoother. The Tok has a bit more power than the 9mm and has to be accounted for somewhere. The blow backs are cheaper and a bit simpler. We are working on some tuning to try and smooth out the blow backs a bit and are also working on a blow back system that uses our standard adapters and mags.........
Post by love2shoot on Aug 27, 2010 18:37:06 GMT -5
I think a lot of people do not realize that having to take the BCG every single time to clean it out can be more work then the blow back were they just take it apart and start spraying everything down.
Modified the machining sequence on Standard adapters this weekend and definately helped out on tolerances. Ran 10 through test firing with 100% Feed and Function. Putting a coating on these today so they can go out to those who have been patiently waiting.
During the process of making the blow back adapters we had to re-write some programming, not only to make it work, but also to improve the machining process. During this two year process of development, I have gone from tight to loose and back to tight again. Up, down, forward, back, cw, and ccw; full circle. Each time trying to improve upon function, an issue a customer may have, or testing an idea, but always causing delays. I would like to thank each one of our customers for putting up with all these changes, delays, and, your valuable input, because it has created a better product. We are going to incorporate some of these updates into the Standard adapters and hopefully do some steady runs so we have all products on the shelf and ready to go. Thanks again for your help, support, and above all, your patience, as we work to make the best parts we can. If you ever have a question, comment, or suggestion, please just drop me a line or give me a call. This is my full time job and I take it very seriously............. how lucky can a guy get Tim Aberegg Heavy Metal Group, Inc.