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Ajax Grips

Discussion in 'Handguns: Holsters and Accessories' started by 2RCO, Aug 31, 2010.

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  1. 2RCO

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    OK guys and gals I need your help on a wild goosechase. As you know I'm in the Polymer Gun Grip business and have been for several years now, doing so as more of a hobby than anything. Well my primary business has done well and I'm looking at using some of those proceeds to expand the 2RCo line into a bit more of a market force. That being said Ajax filed Bankruptcy and dropped off the planet last December and I would be interested in getting ahold of their designs and equipment in order to quickly expand my offerings.

    If anyone can get me into contact with whoever holds their designs and equipment please PM me. PS if you all can help me out I will make it worth the while for all THR members with generous discounts on the new line.

    Thanks,

    Raleigh
    2RCo
     
  2. dogtown tom

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    Ajax Grips
    9130 Viscount Row
    Dallas, TX 75247
    (214) 630-8893
    Business Contact and Profile
    Name: Ajax Custom Grips, Inc.
    Phone: (214) 630-8893
    Fax: (214) 630-4942
    Additional Address: PO Box 560129
    Dallas, TX 75247

    Website: www.ajaxgrips.com
    Original Business Start Date: January 1967
    New Owner Date: January 1990
    Principal: Mr. Norman Rosenberg, President
    Customer Contact: Mr. Norman Rosenberg, President - (214) 630-8893
    Email Address: Send email to Ajax Custom Grips, Inc.
    Type of Business: Manufacturers & Producers
    BBB Accreditation: This company is not a BBB Accredited business.
    Additional DBA Names: Ajax Shooter Supply

    On December 1, 2009, the company filed for bankruptcy under Chapter 7 of the federal Bankruptcy Act, case number 09-38295-sg7. Those with monetary claims against the company are advised to obtain a Proof of Claim form by writing to Texas Northern District Court CM/ECF, 1100 Commerce St. Room 1254, Dallas, TX, 75242 for resubmission to that court. The case number should be entered on the form.
     
  3. 2RCO

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    Dogtown,

    Thanks for the BBB info although I've called the contact numbers and will send a letter. I may also check with the Texas Northern District Court.
     
  4. Full Metal Jacket

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    maybe the bankruptcy court's records are public info?
     
  5. DCR

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    You'll need to contact the Bankruptcy court using the case no. information dogtown tom posted, and likely sign up for the PACER system to view, download and print copies of the relevant documents. I think it's about 8 cents per page, whether you end up using it or not. Note the creditors and submit an offer to each of them for the intellectual property rights to the company for the materials you seek and see if they agree to it. Wouldn't hurt to send the same offer to the bankruptcy trustee. Good luck.
     
  6. 1KPerDay

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    It's too bad... they made good stuff.
     
  7. carbuncle

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    PM sent.
     
  8. 2RCO

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    As an update to all my fellow THR members I just wanted to let you know that 2RCo has acquired all of Ajax's CNC machines and the lion's share of all their remaining stock and equipment. I'm currently in the process of retooling this machinery for the new 2RCo line that will be introduced in mid November.

    In the next few weeks we will start selling off the inventory we acquired from the Ajax Liquidation through the 2RCo website.

    The Former Ajax Facility
    Ajax-600x450.jpg

    The First Truck with Ajax's Former Machinery on it's way to it's new home in Missouri.
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  9. statelineblues

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    Good to hear - Ajax had some good products. Hopefully you'll be able to incorporate them into your current product line (and BTW, if you come across any grips for a 1903 Colt .32 auto...:D)
     
  10. hoghunting

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    The last few years, Ajax sold grips that didn't fit correctly, and some that were cheap trash. Their customer service was nonexistent. That's why they went out of business. Hopefully you will go through the grips and toss the cheap crap.
     
  11. 2RCO

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    Hoghunting: I plan on continuing with the quality control we already have at 2RCo as well as our no questions asked refund on all 2RCo products as long as they are returned in as shipped condition.
     
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    Quote: The last few years, Ajax sold grips that didn't fit correctly, and some that were cheap trash. Their customer service was nonexistent. That's why they went out of business. Hopefully you will go through the grips and toss the cheap crap.

    +1, particularly on the custommer service......
     
  13. Full Metal Jacket

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    +2. they were selling some real garbage.
     
  14. 2RCO

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    Well folks, at 2RCo we're putting a good chunk of change into getting this new line launched and we believe in putting out a quality product. Although we bought out the Ajax machinery we'll be using it to manufacture our own designs and increase our output in order to be a bigger player in the industry.

    Since Ajax had 40+ years in business and put out some excellent products throughout the years I won't comment on their mistakes. All I can do is let you guys (and gals) know that when you buy 2RCo branded products we will stand behind them.


    Thanks,

    Raleigh Ritter
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    Good to hear. Keep us updated... if you can match their former quality (before they apparently went downhill; I've loved the stuff I got from them) you'll earn a lot of customers, IMO. :cool:
     
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    Good to hear their machinery isn't going to a scrap heap. Wish you the best of luck.

    I had hits and misses with Ajax grips. I really like the slim 'gunfighter' grips they did in buffalo horn. The first set of ivorex grips I bought from them cracked after just a few months of use. I sanded the cuss out of them and they might end up on another Vaquero someday. The look and feel was nice but the plastic had flaws.

    Please be sure to let us know when you start making new stuff, there's a ton of us out there that will give your goods a spin.
     
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    Hope you have great success with the increase in your business, Raleigh. I didn't mean it as a slam on you. Ajax had different ownership a few years ago, and the business tanked. I am in the N Texas area, and saw them regularly at the gun shows. When ownership changed, the grips went from being very well made to cheap junk. With your attitude and business plan, you should do very well.
     
  18. 2RCO

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    Hoghunting - I took no offense at your comments. THR will get the first look at the new products. I'll have a five table Endcap at the November Wanenmacher Tulsa Gun show. Fingers crossed we'll have some of the new line ready to go by then.
     
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    Update for my friends at THR:

    Part of the New Line is going into production this week. Not unlike most other business pursuits ever undertaken things have progressed slower than anticipated.

    There should be some pretty interesting news in the next couple weeks and you guys and gals will hear it first. :D

    Thanks for you help, support and advice.

    Raleigh Ritter
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    I have a pair of buffalo horn Gunfighter style on a Vaquero also...no problems here. In fact, I didn't even realize they went under.

    Best of luck to you 2R...
     
  21. 2RCO

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    A little update for you folks. 2R LLC, you know us as 2RCo, has acquired the Ajax™ Name and Trademarks, primarily including Pearlite™. If you've been following this thread you know we already had the equipment and remaining inventory. I got clearance from my attorneys to proceed with the new product a while back but wanted to wait until I had the new production ready to roll. We are in full production of 1911 grips and several S&W, Ruger, Colt SAA and Taurus models will be coming on line by the end of the month at latest.

    Just thought I'd share a picture of the first Pearlite™ production 1911 grips to be made in Missouri.

    12pearlite-606x451.jpg

    Thanks for the encouragement and support from one THR member to the rest!

    Raleigh Ritter
    2R LLC
     
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    I checked out your website, great prices on some good lookin grips. Do you make any slim grips?
     
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    Cool, thanks for the update, 2RCO. :cool:
     
  24. 2RCO

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    I have actually been messing around with different thicknesses on the Pearlite 1911 grips and may offer thicker and thinner options on a custom basis. We have some pretty interesting stuff in development and THR will get the news first.

    Thanks,

    Raleigh
    2RCo
     
  25. 2RCO

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    The most popular of the Polymer grips are in full production and will be available soon. Pearlite™ will be limited to the #12 for the 1911 for the initial relaunch.

    Once again thanks to THR,

    Raleigh
    2RCo
     
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