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Because of all of Mike McElfish's (Uncle Mike) generosity to the troops, SEI built him a Crazy Horse M14SE rifle. He was so excited about it and the effectiveness of the rifle he wrote us an email. Here is what Uncle Mike wrote:
Thank you so very much for the job on the Crazy Horse, M-14
I took it out to the range with my son and his wife while
they were here on leave, and the guy next to us had a couple of steel targets
that he had made. So we set them out at 100 yards and let them have it. The target is 1/2 inch steel plate and the ammo was
Remington 308, 150 grain out of the box from walmart.
This seems to be a pretty quick way to put holes in a steel
plate, might not be just where you want them, but with some more practice maybe
I will get there.
Thanks again for putting together such a
beautiful rifle. This thing really kicks *ss!
As an AZ native, I'm a big SEI supporter. My Platoon Sergeant, XXX, coordinated with SEI and got us Vortex Flash Hiders, platoonwide. From the long guns to the M4s, MK46s, and MK48s we were good to go. At night the Taliban never knew what hit them, and our AO presented many opportunities to put them to good use. Odds are that several American lives were saved thanks to your incredibly well made products.
I used XF-7 with great success on every weapon system I was issued, from the M2 on down. Mad Dog McClung was kind enough to give my platoon a bunch of it, and I'm really glad to see that you folks sell it for him, as it's the best weapons lube I've found.
Feel free to use this testimonial if you're so inclined, as long as you redact my and XXX's name beforehand. Thanks again for all you do.
For those of you who have ever received a free Vortex while in harms way, Uncle Mike McElfish of Smith Enterprise is one of the main guys behind making sure troops got what they needed even if the government didn't want to fund it. He lost his nephew, Joshua Rodgers, in Operation Iraqi Freedom. You can contact Uncle Mike by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and it will be forwarded to him.
SEI is doing a new promotion for our loyal customers - both civilian and military alike. We want to start rewarding our high dollar customers. For anyone that buys $10,000 worth of SEI products -OR- buys 60 of our products through an ordering system (if the dollar amount is not available), SEI will send that customer a bonus care package.
So to reiterate the requirement is:
$10,000 total order value
60 parts when the order value is not available (in an NSN order this is sometimes the case)
This amazing unprecedented care package will include:
1. x1 G6A3 Vortex for the M4 (PN 1001V)
2. x1 Good Iron Muzzle Brake for the M4 (PN 1002)
3. x1 BFA for the M4 (PN 1015)
4. x1 A set of Scope Rings (PN 7008 or 7002)
5. x1 Highly sought after Smith Enterprise Velcro Patch
6. x1 The coveted Smith Enterprise Shirt
7. x1 A Smith Enterprise Sticker
8. x1 And other goodies depending on what is available
For any orders over $20,000 (or 120 parts) we will throw in some bonus surprises not listed above that will surely be worthwhile. In order to claim your care package, please follow the below steps:
1. Send your receipt(s) showing a total amount of items or dollar amount to email@example.com or fax it to 800-958-1776 with a cover letter explaining what is included/needed.
2. Include your mailing address and phone number.
3. We will follow up with you via email or phone when your package ships.
We want to start rewarding our high value customers who order a lot from us and this is a way to start doing that.
We accept reciepts or screenshots from Brownells.com, GSA Schedule GS-07F-0144X, NSN Orders (see listing below), government contracts, or credit card orders. For credit card orders direct with SEI, please call 813-527-6334 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Often we have found that most customers who buy over $10,000 are usually GSA or NSN customers.
Below is our NSN listing: 1005-01-588-9516 - PN 6021V - Vortex .50 Cal Flash Eliminator 5120-01-512-4959 - PN 1035 - M4/M16 Armorers Wrench 1005-01-535-4385 - PN 7010 - 30mm Heavy Duty Scope Rings, High, 0.865" high for lenses up to 56mm* 1005-01-535-4374 - PN 7008 - 30mm Heavy Duty Scope Rings, Low, 0.264" high for lenses up to 44mm* 1005-01-535-4423 - PN 7018 - 30mm Heavy Duty Scope Rings, Medium, 0.50" high for lenses up to 50mm* 1005-01-535-4417 - PN 7002 - 30mm Heavy Duty Scope Rings, Low, 0.25" high for lenses up to 44mm* 1005-01-535-4395 - PN 7003 - 30mm .50 Cal BMG Scope Rings* 1005-01-535-4430 - PN 2005 - M14 Scope Mount Assembly, ACOG/MIL STD 1913 5855-01-506-5750 - PN 2006 - M14 Scope Mount 1005-01-533-8160 - PN 2008 - M14 Extended Scope Mount 1005-01-534-8696 - PN 1037 - M4/M16 Carry Handle MIL STD 1913/STANAG 1005-00-790-8766 - PN 2070 - SEI M14 Gas Cylinder 1005-01-506-5750 - PN 2006 - M14 Scope Mount
There has never been a Patriot Care Package Award offered like this before by any company we know. We encourage all our customers to take advantage of it while it lasts.
*The purchaser is responsible for accounting for all equipment properly in accordance with their organization's guidelines
*Items subject to change based on availability
SEI recieved the following letter and picture today. We love when we get feedback from our happy customers:
Hi Andy and staff,
Take a look at the photo that's attached to this email.
This is 300 yards, iron sights this weekend. The only shot that was not in
the orange was my sighter. After that, I'm on target. Love this rifle and
the work you did.
Let me know when you receive the new tee shirts, I want
to buy 3.
We are getting tons of government orders for scope rings. Many Soldiers and Marines in Afghanistan are buying our scope rings for their designated marksmen and snipers. If your unit needs some good scope rings, just tell your supply sergeant, company executive officer, or company commander that you need them and give them our NSN listing which is at this link. Below is a list of our awesome scope rings and their National Stock Numbers. You can also get them on the GSA Schedule GS-07F-0144X.
30mm Wire EDM 0.50 Caliber BMG Scope Rings,* NSN 1005-01-535-4395 P/N 7003
Wire EDM manufactured from 4140 Chrome Moly bar stock to assure extremely long service life in heavy recoiling 0.50 Cal. BMG weapons.
U.S. Patent nos. D447,532 S and 6,629,381 B1. GSA Link to Product
Heavy Duty (HD) 30mm Rings,* MIL STD 1913, Low, NSN 1005-01-535-4417 P/N 7002
0.25" high for objective lenses up to 44mm. 4140 Chrome Moly, Heat Treated.
HD 30mm Rings,* MIL STD 1913, Medium, NSN 1005-01-535-4423 P/N 7018
0.50" high for objective lenses up to 50mm. 4140 Chrome Moly, Heat Treated.
Wire Electro Discharge Machine (EDM) 30mm Rings,* MIL STD 1913, Low, NSN 1005-01-535-4374 P/N 7008
0.264" high for objective lenses up to 44mm. Wire EDM 4140 Chrome Moly, Heat Treated.
Wire EDM 30mm Rings,* MIL STD 1913, High, NSN 1005-01-535-4385 P/N 7010
0.865" high for objective lenses up to and including 56mm. Wire EDM 4140 Chrome Moly, Heat Treated.
Here are some of our other NSNs, in case you want some rails, mounts, and flash suppressors.
1005-01-535-4385 Scope Ring
1005-01-535-4374 Scope Ring
1005-01-535-4423 Scope Ring
1005-01-535-4417 Scope Ring
1005-01-535-4395 Scope Ring (our best one)
1005-01-535-4430 M14 Mount Assembly
5855-01-506-5750 M14 Scope Mount
1005-01-533-8160 M14 Extended Scope Mount
1005-01-534-8696 M4/M16 Carrying Handle
1005-00-790-8766 M14 Gas Cylinder
1005-01-506-5750 Scope Rail Mount
5120-01-512-4959 M4/M16 Armorers Wrench
1005-01-588-9516 .50 Cal Vortex Flash Suppressor
M240H M240L Flash Suppressor
If you are in the military and you can't order on GSA or through the NSN system, please send an email to email@example.com with your situation and we will help get it sorted out.
This is a wonderful email we just recieved. We are honored and humbled by the dedication of our men and women in uniform and thank SGT Gimmy and his fellow Soldiers for all they do for our country.
Mr. Smith and employee's of Smith Inc.,
My name is Keith Gimmy, at the end of 2010 I contacted you about the purchase of 15 Vortex flash eliminators for my platoon as they prepared to go to Afghanistan. I did not make that deployment with them because I was honorably discharged as they left. Your generosity and patriotism led to an order of 84 flash eliminators for the men of Bravo Troop, 1-75 CAV, 2BCT, 101st ABN (AA). This Troop was made up of Cavalry Scouts, Medics, and Fire Support Team Members. Survival for men like these is dependent on stealth and subversion. The noise of a gunshot is loud and narrows the search pattern of the opposition as to where the shot came from. The hills and mountains of Afghanistan echos these shots, thus making the source of the shot difficult to locate. A muzzle flash does not echo, and gives away the shooter's position to the exact place. Their deployment sent these men to a southern portion of that country that had not seen US presence in significant force in a long while. Throughout the year they were there, they engaged in numerous firefights, encountered explosives and enemy threats, and suffered the expensive loss of three good men, Sergeant Justin Officer, Staff Sergeant David Weigle, and Corporal Loren Buffalo.
This last Sunday, I had a cookout with another close Army friend and his wife. During the course of this visit, conversation turned to those we remembered and those who gave all in the protection of American citizens and our way of life. I asked him how your flash eliminators worked for them, and saying he was extremely satisfied and grateful just doesn't do justice to the appreciation he had. He went onto say that your eliminators saved not only his life, but that of many scouts in the field. The only drawback he noticed was that the flash eliminator tended to collect more brush and foliage than the standard flash suppressors, but that was miniscule and a bit of muzzle control soon mitigated that issue. The ability to fire and bring almighty thunder upon the insurgents without giving away their positions kept my friend alive, and that of the men under his command. I cannot thank you enough for donating your product and aiding these men in their mission.
Throughout my search for equipment and weapon care products, led me to discover that the generosity you showed is unmatched by anyone else. No one had bulk rates, or donated any specialty items like your eliminator. You and your company are true Americans. I wish your company prosperous business for many, many years to come.
Ron and Andy went out to a Naval Base in California with some Special Operations forces to try out our Wind Talker sound suppressor on the MK48 and MK46 machine guns. We also put it on an M4 and shot 7 magazines through it on 3 round burst and full auto. Most sound suppressor have back pressure issues because they are too small or the blow wide open because they are not rugged enough and cannot withstand the heat, but our suppressor held up even though we put thousands of rounds through them.
The SEI Wind Talker passed with all flying colors. We had a Larson Davis sound meter there and were able to test the decibel reduction - and we can't publish how much, but it was significant! Also, we were able to fire 120 rounds through the MK46 and MK48 on full auto with no issues to our Wind Talker sound suppressor. Below are some pictures and videos.
Here is the SEI Wind Talker on a MK48 Machine Gun
Here is the SEI Wind Talker on a MK46 Machine Gun
Here is the SEI Vortex Flash Suppressor on the MK46 and MK48 (Random Shooting)
More Pictures with our Vortex and Wind Talker on the Weapons
We got the below email from SSgt Charles Freeman who we sent Vortex Flash Hiders to. He is really kind to us and we thank him. Also please check out these pictures!
Here are just
a few pics zoom in and you can see the vortex's we have more pics and video but
we're crazy busy so ill get those to you as soon as I find time. Also that
package with free gouge in it got buried by other [stuff] we had to ship out but
you'll get it here in a few days.
I spoke with Ron Smith, Smith Enterprise, Inc., today about the new SEI radiused groove M14 gas piston. Here's what I learned. The USGI M14 gas piston major diameter is 0.4975 " - 0.0005 ". The new radiused groove SEI M14 gas piston major diameter is 0.4975 " + 0.0005 ". Thus, there is less area for gas to blow by between the gas cylinder wall and the gas piston. The SEI radiused groove gas piston is made from 420 stainless steel that is heat treated to 58 HRC. The piston is then plated with thin dense chromium and baked to prevent hydrogen embrittlement cracking corrosion. The chromium plating is given a highly polished surface finish, 9 microinches as measured by profilometer, through several operations on an OD surface grinder. The surface finish requirement for a USGI gas piston is not as smooth, 16 microinches. The circumferential grooves are fully radiused instead of being flat bottomed. This feature will make it easier to remove carbon when cleaning. The large interior hole is drilled, reamed and bored. The small interior hole is drilled and reamed. Both holes are held to 0.001 " tolerance. This is significant as the USGI tolerance is 0.004 " for the two internal cavities. FYI, dealer pricing on the SEI radiused groove M14 gas piston is available. That said, I have no financial interest in Smith Enterprise, Inc., just passing along one of the latest developments for the beloved M14 Rifle.
We have received an increase in orders from our government customers and would like to reach out to others who may not be accessing all of the tools available to them. Not all are aware, but SEI has both an NSN list and a GSA Schedule. These two vehicles make it very simple to buy our much needed products. Please consult the below if you are a government customer and considering buying our products.
Below we have compiled a list of NSNs to help you with your weapon part ordering. You can also access the PDF version of our NSN listing here.
1005-01-588-9516 - PN 6021V - Vortex .50 Cal Flash Eliminator 5120-01-512-4959 - PN 1035 - M4/M16 Armorers Wrench 1005-01-535-4385 - PN 7010 - 30mm Heavy Duty Scope Rings, High, 0.865" high for lenses up to 56mm* 1005-01-535-4374 - PN 7008 - 30mm Heavy Duty Scope Rings, Low, 0.264" high for lenses up to 44mm* 1005-01-535-4423 - PN 7018 - 30mm Heavy Duty Scope Rings, Medium, 0.50" high for lenses up to 50mm* 1005-01-535-4417 - PN 7002 - 30mm Heavy Duty Scope Rings, Low, 0.25" high for lenses up to 44mm* 1005-01-535-4395 - PN 7003 - 30mm .50 Cal BMG Scope Rings* 1005-01-535-4430 - PN 2005 - M14 Scope Mount Assembly, ACOG/MIL STD 1913 5855-01-506-5750 - PN 2006 - M14 Scope Mount 1005-01-533-8160 - PN 2008 - M14 Extended Scope Mount 1005-01-534-8696 - PN 1037 - M4/M16 Carry Handle MIL STD 1913/STANAG 1005-00-790-8766 - PN 2070 - SEI M14 Gas Cylinder 1005-01-506-5750 - PN 2006 - M14 Scope Mount
*NOTE TO UNIT LOGISTICIANS & COMMANDERS: Above items are cataloged in DLIS as follows:
“GUN, COMPONENT, RETAINER.” Be sure sure to use DLIS Noun Nomenclature when requisitioning
through logistical channels.
Our GSA Schedule can be accessed
Also, you can purchase almost all of our products on our GSA Schedule at http://www.gsaadvantage.gov. Just search schedule number GS-07F-0144X and our products will come up.