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Shiraz Balolia
01-09-2008, 07:49 PM
Just a quick note to let everyone know that we managed to secure a small booth in the Firearms section of the SHOT Show that is being held in Las Vegas next month (Feb 2 - 5).

Gordy Gritters will be there demonstrating the lathes and you can see the lathes under power as well as talk to Gordy.

BOOTH 1973.

mike in co
01-09-2008, 09:28 PM
you are mean and evil!

i had just decided to not go this year..........

dang you!

mike

dennisinaz
01-09-2008, 10:20 PM
I will have to stop by- do you know the booth number off hand?

Thanks
Dennis

Jan
01-09-2008, 10:53 PM
.........lathe models will be demonstrated?

Spott3r
01-09-2008, 11:23 PM
I'll see you there, Shiraz.

Best Regards,
John M. Paton

:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D

Ps. Gordy too, of course.

Bob Boldman
01-09-2008, 11:27 PM
Thanks for the info. Much appreiciated .

Bob Boldman

Shiraz Balolia
01-10-2008, 12:00 AM
.........lathe models will be demonstrated?

G0509G Lathe (Demo)
G4003G Lathe (will have power)
G0670 Lathe (maybe will have power)
We might even have the new EVS Mill there.

Dennis - booth 1973.

Mike - bummer. Supposed to be the biggest show ever. They have huge tents outside with booths as they ran out of space inside. That's why we turned down the show initially, and then out of the blue, someone dropped out in the main Firearms hall inside and we got a 10' x 20' booth. Had to get creative with the layout. Very tiny space, but gives us presence.

Spott3r
01-10-2008, 12:47 AM
I have a spare bedroom. You'd be welcome.

All I ask is that I can ask you a couple of machining questions.:rolleyes:

Regards,

John

:D:D:D

mike in co
01-10-2008, 01:01 AM
spott3r/john...
thanks for the offer...
my work is compromised by the dates. i have a gun show on that sat/sun.
close enough to make it for mon/tues.......but not a reasonable plan....so i'll wait till next year.
thanks again...
mike in co

dennisinaz
01-11-2008, 12:16 AM
OK, thanks- will stop by

lngrng
01-11-2008, 06:39 PM
Just a quick note to let everyone know that we managed to secure a small booth in the Firearms section of the SHOT Show that is being held in Las Vegas next month (Feb 2 - 5).

Gordy Gritters will be there demonstrating the lathes and you can see the lathes under power as well as talk to Gordy.

BOOTH 1973.

Shiraz,

My wife will be there running the Kershaw Knives booth. I'll tell her to visit your booth so she can see who all our money is going to! :D

bryan
01-11-2008, 11:40 PM
What is the new EVS Mill?
Bryan

Don
01-11-2008, 11:54 PM
What is the new EVS Mill?
Bryan

Electronic Variable Speed (EVS) Milling Machines.........Don

Shiraz Balolia
01-12-2008, 12:19 PM
What is the new EVS Mill?
Bryan

This one:

http://www.grizzly.com/catalog/2008/Main/586

dennisinaz
01-12-2008, 12:36 PM
That does look nice- hope it is there!


Shriraz- on another note, if I may be critical, I went ahead and ordered the DVD so I could see this lathe run. I thought $12 shipping for a DVD was quite excessive! Is that you standard rate or is that next day air???

Jan
01-12-2008, 01:04 PM
please check your mail

Shiraz Balolia
01-12-2008, 01:09 PM
That does look nice- hope it is there!


Shriraz- on another note, if I may be critical, I went ahead and ordered the DVD so I could see this lathe run. I thought $12 shipping for a DVD was quite excessive! Is that you standard rate or is that next day air???

Dennis - our S & H charges are a fixed flat rate on small items, whether you buy a DVD or a vise. Please see the attached chart:


http://www.grizzly.com/catalog/2008/Main/699

Don
01-12-2008, 06:17 PM
Shriraz- on another note, if I may be critical, I went ahead and ordered the DVD so I could see this lathe run. I thought $12 shipping for a DVD was quite excessive! Is that you standard rate or is that next day air???

Please take this petty complaint off-line. If you have a small complaint like this, contact the company directly.

Thats all we need is to run off a great supplier information resource because someone thinks he has a direct pipeline to the president of a company, and can mis-use it by airing every little whim and complaint that comes to mind by embarrassing the resource.

Ive seen this happen on other medical and professional boards where invaluable professional contributors are driven off the board because posters have direct access, that they normally would not have without the internet, and then abuse it................Don

Butch Lambert
01-12-2008, 06:43 PM
Dennis, are you the same guy that complained that Tony Boyer got better barrels than you? I'm seeing a trend from your posts.
Butch

Jim Borden
01-12-2008, 08:08 PM
Shiraz and his company are first rate to deal with.

Here is a vendor taht has taken a serious interest in providing customers in a specific field some thing that they need. Shiraz worked with Gordy and collected input and developed a product focused on a rather small industry.

Packing/shipping/handling small orders often takes more effort, resources and time than larger orders and the system Shiraz has makes sense.

I agree with Don---a complaint such as this should be handled individually with the vendor for understanding.

Jim

wnroscoe
01-12-2008, 08:37 PM
I purchased one of your G4003G's and love it. I had a small problem with a thread dial gear and your staff jumped on it :), you and your company are first class. Please donít let the comments of "Dennisinaz" trouble you. His statement is in no way a reflection of the feelings that the majority here have concerning your products. Thanks again for your service to our need, keep the products coming, great DVD also.

Don, I agree with you 100%

William

dennisinaz
01-12-2008, 09:02 PM
Whoa, whoa, let's not all jump on me at once. I simply made a comment. If that's their policy, that's fine. It is quite a bit to ship a DVD. If I had that much of a problem with it, I wouldn't have bought the DVD-I could have waited until SHOT and hoped that they had them there at the booth.

I haven't complained about anything other than my experiences with Hart barrels. Jump on my all you want about that. I have no complaint with Grizzly.

Rough crowd.

pinzmann
01-13-2008, 05:14 PM
Just saw this post and its great news. I am in the market to upgrade my small lathe and have been eyeballing these lathes in the catalog. It will be great to see them in person and in action.

Gordy Gritters
01-13-2008, 06:06 PM
I'm really looking forward to meeting some of you at the SHOT show in a few weeks. Shiraz recently called me and asked if I would be willing to come to the SHOT show to demonstrate the Gunsmithing Lathes and explain them to people.

I will be at the Grizzly booth almost the whole time, and will be chambering a couple of Shiraz's match barrels while I'm there - just as well be productive while I'm there, huh:) Maybe some of Shiraz's F-Class rivals will come by and try to distract me so I make some mistakes while chambering his barrels and give them a better chance against him this summer!!!

But seriously, I was very impressed with the quality of the Grizzly machines and have no problem at all recommending them to other gunsmiths wanting a high quality machine capable of doing extremely accurate work.

For those of you who can't make the SHOT show, I am just finishing an article for Varmint Hunter Magazine describing these Gunsmith's Lathes, how they came to be and just how well they work for chambering barrels, etc. Plus, Grizzly just got the "Chambering a Championship Match Barrel" DVD onto the market that shows these machines and just how well they work for gunsmithing - Shiraz hired a professional video company to make a DVD of me chambering a match barrel and using one of the Grizzly Gunsmith's lathes to do it.

Gordy Gritters

lilguy
01-14-2008, 11:46 AM
Gordy

How do we get in touch with you?

Gordy Gritters
01-14-2008, 03:53 PM
My shop phone # is 641-628-3044. I can be a little hard to get ahold of - I am usually in my shop all day from 7 am - 6 pm, but I'm so busy that I only answer my phone from 2-5 pm Central time (since I'm in Iowa), Monday to Friday.

Gordy Gritters

Dusty Stevens
01-14-2008, 04:43 PM
I'm thinking of buying a 4003G. looks like exactly what I need. does the video come with the 4003g? all I can seem to gather from the catalog is that it comes with the bigger one.

flatlander
01-16-2008, 06:00 PM
I'm planning to be at the SHOT Show, and am looking forward to getting an up-close look at the Grizzly gunsmithing lathes. I'm also hoping that you'll have a good supply of the GG barrel-fitting DVDs for sale at the show - I'm currently very satisfied with the results I'm getting using my methods, but am not about to pass up the opportunity to learn something more.

dennisinaz
01-17-2008, 11:23 PM
Shiraz and Gordy- I got the DVD today and watched it tonight. Very well done. Kudos to both of you. The lathe obvious is the real deal.

Dennis

Shiraz Balolia
01-31-2008, 03:12 PM
Quick update to the guys coming to see us at the SHOT show:

I just got off the phone with my guy who is setting up the booth and he said our location is terrible. Unless you are standing in front of the booth, you will not see the Grizzly sign.Therefore, remember the booth number 1973.

We are in the section with all the Italian companies, so if you forget the booth number, walk the Italian exhibitor lanes. See you there.

dennisinaz
02-01-2008, 12:29 AM
Bummer on the location! But you will get to smell pizza and calzones all day while manning the booth!!!;)