I think we can all agree that Stan does not spend too much of his time on the computer or dealing with customer service issues. I hope everyone started their adventure with Stan knowing that he does not work fast and he is somewhat of a blackhole on comms.
Stan and Jorge built an RPD, Bren and SBR Sterling for me. My PPSh-41 SBR project has been on Stan's shelf for two (2) years now. I suspect it is as it was shipped to him. Stan does run a small shop and he does nice work. He is a great niche builder who has turned out a number of re-vitalized classic firearms. With the exception of recent RPD builders, who else builds some of the guns that Stan is capable of delivering? (Bren, DPM, Vickers et cet)
I will leave my PPSh-41 with Stan and hope that things slow down for him enough to give it a crack. I know he can build it and do a great job. I just need to get going on the paperwork with ATF as that will build in enough delay. In reality, who else can do a high quality PPSh-41 SBR build?
I suppose everyone has their breaking point. Some of my buddies think I am nuts for waiting around 2 years and say I should drive down and pick up the parts. Whatever you decide, there is no need to slam a hard working guy who really does try to do the right thing and who is good for the industry. Just my penny's worth.