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#41 Sweet T

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Posted 01 May 2017 - 10:47 AM



- it rarely end good for anyone except the lawyers and since Matt has a public defender, he's probably hosed.


I see you don't know shit about federal defenders.



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Posted 01 May 2017 - 11:21 AM

I see you don't know shit about federal defenders.


I'm guessing even if they're competent, if you qualify for a public defender financially, you're hosed - one way or another.

This guy had people lined up to give him $5-$6K for guns built with with a few hundred bucks in parts and a few hundred bucks in labor. If he hadn't stretched the "I'm a custom gunsmith give me your money and I'll give you a gun FUCK YOU ILL TELL YOU WHEN" bit a little too far, he'd be in a much better situation.

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Posted 01 May 2017 - 11:32 AM

I've known Matt a long long time.  Perhaps the good the bad and the ugly to steal a movie title.

 

The bottom line is Matt is a good guy.  I have never known him to screw someone over intentionally. Never. In fact I have known him to help people out.

 

Did he make some bad decisions along the way-seems reasonable.  Show me a small business person who hasn't!  Does he have an ego the size of Arizona-sure but so do a lot of others in this sport.

 

There is more than one side to this story.  You got the scum bag version in the indictment.  Interesting enough one of the names in the document supposedly has received his gun(s). 

 

The is information in there that IMHO only former employee(s) would know. There was enough bad blood to spread around.   It sounded like sour grapes to me.

 

Slam him while he is down is just being worse than a troll. 

 

There is a fine line between "I'm temporarily down on my luck but turning my life around" and "hustling suckers is my profession, so I try to maintain appearances".

 

Honestly, would you front him cash today for a gun to be delivered in the future, after he fulfills his current commitments?

 

If so, help him out of his hole and, if you don't want the gun, you can always re-sell it when you receive it.

 

 

I'm old enough to be cynical. 


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Posted 01 May 2017 - 11:36 AM

I've known Matt a long long time.  Perhaps the good the bad and the ugly to steal a movie title.

 

The bottom line is Matt is a good guy.  I have never known him to screw someone over intentionally. Never. In fact I have known him to help people out.

 

Did he make some bad decisions along the way-seems reasonable.  Show me a small business person who hasn't!  Does he have an ego the size of Arizona-sure but so do a lot of others in this sport.

 

There is more than one side to this story.  You got the scum bag version in the indictment.  Interesting enough one of the names in the document supposedly has received his gun(s). 

 

The is information in there that IMHO only former employee(s) would know. There was enough bad blood to spread around.   It sounded like sour grapes to me.

 

Slam him while he is down is just being worse than a troll. 

Shot with a couple of his employees this weekend, they had no clue what had happened.


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Posted 01 May 2017 - 11:39 AM


I see you don't know shit about federal defenders.



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Posted 01 May 2017 - 11:54 AM

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Posted 01 May 2017 - 12:28 PM

I've known Matt a long long time.  Perhaps the good the bad and the ugly to steal a movie title.

 

The bottom line is Matt is a good guy.  I have never known him to screw someone over intentionally. Never. In fact I have known him to help people out.

 

Did he make some bad decisions along the way-seems reasonable.  Show me a small business person who hasn't!  Does he have an ego the size of Arizona-sure but so do a lot of others in this sport.

 

There is more than one side to this story.  You got the scum bag version in the indictment.  Interesting enough one of the names in the document supposedly has received his gun(s). 

 

The is information in there that IMHO only former employee(s) would know. There was enough bad blood to spread around.   It sounded like sour grapes to me.

 

Slam him while he is down is just being worse than a troll. 

 

Responsible businessmen who make some bad decisions typically stop the mess long before it gets to this point.


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Posted 01 May 2017 - 01:05 PM

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Posted 01 May 2017 - 02:05 PM

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Posted 01 May 2017 - 02:31 PM

This is pretty fucking disappointing. I was planning to take my Night Shrike with me to the Bahamas to shoot a couple of matches after my VIP experience at Fyre Festival ends. It's like you can't trust anyone these days - 2017 sucks!
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Posted 01 May 2017 - 03:07 PM

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Posted 01 May 2017 - 04:17 PM

Interesting comment from some LEO friends; PD are often Zealots and believe very strongly in their mission and Federal PD are among the brightest grads wanting Litigation experience.  I know a couple of career PD and DA staff.  These guys were not the bottom of the barrel folks at law school. 

 

I have shot with Matt's guys before.  Most of the trouble started before they went to work for him.



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Posted 01 May 2017 - 04:33 PM

Interesting comment from some LEO friends; PD are often Zealots and believe very strongly in their mission and Federal PD are among the brightest grads wanting Litigation experience.  I know a couple of career PD and DA staff.  These guys were not the bottom of the barrel folks at law school. 

 

I have shot with Matt's guys before.  Most of the trouble started before they went to work for him.

 

I'm sorry if my comment implied that the Fed PDs are not competent. They are. Google Judy Clarke.

 

The fact remains that in the USA, money buys a better outcome of justice. Google Leeland Lee and OJ Simpson.

 

Now fuck off!


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Posted 02 May 2017 - 12:07 PM

I'm sorry if my comment implied that the Fed PDs are not competent. They are. Google Judy Clarke.

 

The fact remains that in the USA, money buys a better outcome of justice. Google Leeland Lee and OJ Simpson.

 

Now fuck off!

 

I don't want just a competent attorney.  I want Johnny Cochran and the Chewbacca defense.  

 

Just like i don't want just a competent gunsmith--i want FRC! (oh wait...)


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Posted 02 May 2017 - 10:45 PM

The punch line to this shit is that Burkett basically operates only a notch or two below most of these other fucktard gunsmiths.

 

I suspect his downfall was failing to deliver on $80,000 worth of firearms to a single buyer.  If he had kept it penny ante and defrauded buyers for one pistol each,  federal law enforcement wouldn't have been interested in pursuing it, as they may require minimum losses before they will get out of bed.  Everyone would have to get together and make a case that the combined losses were substantial enough for federal law enforcement to pursue.  

 

The 'custom' knife maker world is worse. Knife forums are full of "I sent $1k through Paypal friends and family to a knifemaker that had been in business for 6 months on instagram with no website or physical address.  It's been two years and he stopped answering emails. Do you think I'll ever see my knife?"

 

Idiots. 



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Posted 03 May 2017 - 04:58 AM

The article written by Ray Stern of the Phoenix New Times is accurate. After about 2 years of trying to deal with Matt it became obvious to me that he was not operating "in good faith". Reading several posts on his Facebook page it was evident that there were other customers with similar problems. Some of those Facebook posts were damning and I found it alarming that he didn't seem to know or care to take them down.

Rather than act independently, I posted on the Brian Enos Forum. The purpose of my post was to identify other customers that were having similar problems with Predator Tactical. Between Enos and Facebook I quickly found 4 others. Enos shut me down, writing in a private email that his forum was not to be used to air "customer service issues". My claim that I thought that he had a responsibility to protect his members from shady vendors was ignored. Anyway the names and contact information of those 4 other customers (with their permission) was provided to the FBI.

The FBI had contacted me in April of 2015 seeking information about my dealings with Matt. At the time I had also been communicating with the Arizona Attorney General's office.

I finally did receive a 1911 from Matt but it was not the gun that was represented on his web site and/or the gun I handled at the NRA show in St Louis. The pistol had serious quality issues, for one thing the side safety was not functional. The only positive was that it was built on a Wilson Combat frame.

In summary I'd like to point out to Matt defenders that my case was not isolated. Within the past 6 months I was contacted by folks from Stumpies Custom Guns; they told me that they paid Matt 10K for work that was not accomplished. Look up "Stumpies" - owned and operated by combat veterans that lost limbs in service to their country. To Brian Enos and others that describe this conduct as a "customer service issue" I hold you in contempt.
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Posted 03 May 2017 - 05:13 AM

Face it. This place mostly survives because Enos and other forums suck. 


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Posted 03 May 2017 - 07:05 AM

Face it. This place mostly survives because Enos and other forums suck. 

 

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Posted 03 May 2017 - 07:08 AM

Enos is completely fucking useless as a forum, I'm surprised it's still even a thing.


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Posted 03 May 2017 - 07:10 AM

The article written by Ray Stern of the Phoenix New Times is accurate. After about 2 years of trying to deal with Matt it became obvious to me that he was not operating "in good faith". Reading several posts on his Facebook page it was evident that there were other customers with similar problems. Some of those Facebook posts were damning and I found it alarming that he didn't seem to know or care to take them down.

Rather than act independently, I posted on the Brian Enos Forum. The purpose of my post was to identify other customers that were having similar problems with Predator Tactical. Between Enos and Facebook I quickly found 4 others. Enos shut me down, writing in a private email that his forum was not to be used to air "customer service issues". My claim that I thought that he had a responsibility to protect his members from shady vendors was ignored. Anyway the names and contact information of those 4 other customers (with their permission) was provided to the FBI.

The FBI had contacted me in April of 2015 seeking information about my dealings with Matt. At the time I had also been communicating with the Arizona Attorney General's office.

I finally did receive a 1911 from Matt but it was not the gun that was represented on his web site and/or the gun I handled at the NRA show in St Louis. The pistol had serious quality issues, for one thing the side safety was not functional. The only positive was that it was built on a Wilson Combat frame.

In summary I'd like to point out to Matt defenders that my case was not isolated. Within the past 6 months I was contacted by folks from Stumpies Custom Guns; they told me that they paid Matt 10K for work that was not accomplished. Look up "Stumpies" - owned and operated by combat veterans that lost limbs in service to their country. To Brian Enos and others that describe this conduct as a "customer service issue" I hold you in contempt.

 

Good job on sticking with this, sucks that this happened to you.  Fuck BEnos.


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