If you’ve been waiting for Ideal Conceal to get their “cell phone gun” ready for production, here’s some info for you. They recently sent out an update email. While they say they’re “not there yet,” they add that they “are ready to begin the process of making molds and buying the parts we need to get to production.”
Ideal Conceal has missed out on more than one target date, but at this time they are “speculating the first production run will be in May with full production in June.”
They don’t hide from their mistakes, saying “I’m sorry that I’ve made mistakes in getting here, I know I haven’t delivered on the timeline I laid out. Yet, I am now in a place to produce a dependable tough, light, and reasonably priced pistol I dreamed of, one my wife would carry…”
And in case you pre-ordered and are now over it, you’re welcome to back out: “We can turn your frown upside down by canceling your order and refunding your money.”
Here’s the entire update:
Monday was a hallmark day in the development of this pistol!!
The final design criteria was approved and it was successfully fired, with no demonstrated weakness! Huge!
This doesn’t mean we’re there, but it means we are ready to begin the process of making molds and buying the parts we need to get to production. Until Monday, that was not possible, now it is.
You have all been so patient, kind and supportive and I want to thank you for that.
Many of the delays have been due to my total insistence that we only produce a high quality pistol. One benefit of not having been from the gun business is that I didn’t know what I couldn’t do.
Building a high quality, light, totally custom pistol is not supposed to be affordable? No one told me that and here we are.
Many people have wanted a specific production date from us, and rightfully so. WE OWE YOU GUNS!
However, I have also given you dates that I haven’t met. Your trust is very important so the question is do I just throw another production date on the board? At least now, we have the proven frame, firing control and receiver; THAT IS DONE RIGHT!
Given it can take 8-12 weeks to get injection molds made, I am speculating the first production run will be in May with full production in June.
I’m sorry that I’ve made mistakes in getting here, I know I haven’t delivered on the timeline I laid out.
Yet, I am now in a place to produce a dependable tough, light and reasonably priced pistol I dreamed of, one my wife would carry and one I know it’s done right… Done my way, no shortcuts.
As soon as the patent receipt is back, I will show you all why we ditched a “functional” firing control group for a “fantastic” one.
It cost a lot of time and money to do; but after all that is what makes the difference. Doesn’t matter what it looks like, you have to trust it to fire, every time.
As always, if you’re unhappy – just say so. We can turn your frown upside down by canceling your order and refunding your money. I want you to love this gun, so just let me know.