Thank you , truly . That was very graciously said . WillHi Will,
I think it is obvious that you are well regarded by the Community. I share that regard, and I would say that you have taken this sick and twisted hobby out of the shadows and into the mainstream.....America loves what you do, and it is a positive reflection on all of us.
Apologies if I am sharing in your accomplishments, but a lot of my friends have commented on your show and asked me if I was jealous....I tell them No..Not jealous, just happy that SOMEONE has figured out the right balance between cool, fun, and business savvy to make a good living. It is very satisfying that one of "us" is doing so well. Take a bow, you have earned the respect of your peers, myself included. I personally loved the AK Sniper project. When I read your post on the method you used, I slapped myself on the head for not thinking of it myself. I have done pretty well, but I never could build two that would perform comparably.
I look forward to your future accomplishments, and I really love the show too. Take your time, don't burn yourself out. Stick to your own personal guns, and do what makes you most happy. I think that some of the other folks who have commented on this thread are right. You could bring your own design to market, and probably do very well with it. Let me say this: AR-180, all stamped steel, using AR barrel, a piston, AR mags, and a redesigned cocking handle...Something HK in essence.... I will buy the first five.