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Legion Firearms Update

I received this update from Legion Firearms last night and wanted to share it. I’m waiting on a rifle myself, I ordered right after SHOT Show. These issues aren’t limited to Legion Firearms. Everybody is feeling the limited availability of certain parts. The photos are of the LF4 MOD 1 and MOD 2 to give you an idea of some of the things they are doing to support demand.

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In 1914 Ernest Shackleton was recruiting for what would eventually be called the Imperial Trans- Antarctic Expedition. His pitch included the following statement: “Officers wanted for hazardous journey. Small wages. Bitter cold. Long months of complete darkness. Constant danger. Safe return doubtful. Honor and recognition in case of success.”

Legion Firearms believes candor is a Good Thing, even if the facts aren’t particularly palatable. We want to put the best weapon possible in your hands, but we’ve been having trouble doing so. We’ve made mistakes, been hobbled by others’ mistakes and hampered by our suppliers’ constraints, but we’ve striven to rectify the former and are working to mitigate the latter.

Legion builds guns every day but Sunday. We shipped 15 rifles last week, 15 the week before and will ship at least that many this week. Our ability to produce a finished weapon is entirely dependent upon certain components—current demand and our exacting standards decrease.

To that end we’ve sourced new manufacturers and built new facilities. Hundreds of uppers, lowers and other parts will now be built in-house. Eventually we’ll own almost all production ourselves, but will remain limited by the limits of man hours worked and our quality control.

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Availability for current backlogged orders: the LF-10D is not in stock; buyers are looking at a solid 8 weeks before they are. Unfortunately one of the major players bought up all 7.62 BCGs and they’re just now starting to trickle in. We encountered a similar problem with the LF-4. When FN shipped the CHF barrels to our supplier they sent carbine length rather than mid-length barrels. We’re acquiring CHF barrels from quality sources, but supply is limited. We’ve created the LF4 MOD1 and MOD2 by customer request to speed delivery times, but the LF-15C and LF-15D will still come sooner (though that may still be 12-14 weeks). Our barrel supplier’s factory was shuttered by a Land Reclamation act earlier this year, and though we’re receiving lots of barrels we’re keenly aware that we are way behind where we hoped we’d be.

“In a month or so we’ll literally have hundreds of parts coming off our own line,” says Adam Morehead, CEO of Legion Firearms. “We’ll be providing 15Ds and 15Cs in greater quantity than ever have before. The 15 Deltas particularly will be shipping in great numbers. There’ss just no way to build faster and maintain our level of consistent quality. Lead time for new orders is a solid 20 weeks.”

LF series rifles will remain available on a first come, first served basis. As hard as we’re working to catch up with demand, we would still urge those interested to order now and mitigate the delay. We appreciate your understanding.

Respectful regards,
The Staff of Legion Firearms

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3 Responses to “Legion Firearms Update”

  1. WhiskeyHammer says:

    I gotta say, as far as apologies go, that was pretty baller.

  2. Klaus says:

    So what your saying is you need a Process Engineer or CI Engineer with industry experience….

  3. Rjf98 says:

    This is exactly why I actually returned a stripped lower from another manufacturer and decided to give Legion a chance. I hope they receive lots of good press on the gun websites for their forthright approach to customers. I’ve got it that times are tough and timelines change, what I want is information. Guys, I’m waiting on that LF-10 and I will continue to wait as long as you continue to keep me informed and keep up the customer service I have seen to date. Chuck has returned phone calls and emails and spent about 25 min on the phone with me before I ever paid a dime to discuss the options I wanted on my weapon. Great job LF! I trust the product will be as good as the people behind it.