Kevin did you just make 40million?

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Post by 2000army » Thu Aug 27, 2009 7:15 am

I do have a feeling that the report was legit .... Good for AAC if so. I also think everything will be denied until the Silencer Shoot. We will see.

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Post by BWT » Thu Aug 27, 2009 11:26 pm

I guess that's cool... to joke around by saying you were bought out?

:?

I wonder how many AAC employees were worried about their future?

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Post by apochachuva » Thu Aug 27, 2009 11:28 pm

BWT wrote:I guess that's cool... to joke around by saying you were bought out?

:?

I wonder how many AAC employees were worried about their future?
I bet zero, if it is true, and they do get screwed, they do have 40 mil to start another silencer company/go to another one/buy another one. Unless they sign a no compete.
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Post by BWT » Thu Aug 27, 2009 11:42 pm

apochachuva wrote:
BWT wrote:I guess that's cool... to joke around by saying you were bought out?

:?

I wonder how many AAC employees were worried about their future?
I bet zero, if it is true, and they do get screwed, they do have 40 mil to start another silencer company/go to another one/buy another one. Unless they sign a no compete.
Honestly if they were bought out.

You know they had to sign a no compete, that's buying out businesses 101.

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Post by apochachuva » Thu Aug 27, 2009 11:43 pm

BWT wrote:
apochachuva wrote:
BWT wrote:I guess that's cool... to joke around by saying you were bought out?

:?

I wonder how many AAC employees were worried about their future?
I bet zero, if it is true, and they do get screwed, they do have 40 mil to start another silencer company/go to another one/buy another one. Unless they sign a no compete.
Honestly if they were bought out.

You know they had to sign a no compete, that's buying out businesses 101.
Probably true, in which case they get to retire early.
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Post by BWT » Thu Aug 27, 2009 11:49 pm

apochachuva wrote:
BWT wrote:
apochachuva wrote: I bet zero, if it is true, and they do get screwed, they do have 40 mil to start another silencer company/go to another one/buy another one. Unless they sign a no compete.
Honestly if they were bought out.

You know they had to sign a no compete, that's buying out businesses 101.
Probably true, in which case they get to retire early.
Eh, Depending on how you manage it. Some people just go through money, I doubt he would blow it all though.

I was talking with someone else about it, if they were bought out, I imagine they'd keep on Kevin and crew, (Why ruin a good thing), put them on salary, etc., he could slow down the pace of things, and only worry about actually being a manager in the company, as he no longer has the head honcho woes.

As far as directions of the company, if purchased, that would come from Cerberus if they were acquired, but apparently it's all B.S., and that's all that matters now.

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Post by Outsydlooknin75 » Fri Aug 28, 2009 8:08 am

Guys, I think it sucks if its true. Hell the reason I liked AAC products is cause it was a small operation and hot a HUGE conglomerant like other companies and thats why the customer service was usually top notch because they had that small company mentality of "if our customers arent happy then we dont have jobs". I dont see the personalized service staying with them if they are going to be part of a larger companies ideal market plan and their way of doing business.

Who here favors the mom and pop hardware stores over the Home Depot because at the small store people ask if you need help and you can get help finding stuff if you need it. Not that way at the HD, and I am hoping that if AAC did get bought they keep the mom and pop feel over the big company feel.

Who likes to be able to call up Mers and shoot the s--t with him and ask about stuff ? All of us do I am sure. Is that going to still be there if they are bought and Cerebrus says we are now taking over and going to move the shop to MO?
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Post by jakjakman » Fri Aug 28, 2009 11:12 am

Ummmm, did you guys miss the part back on page one where Defense Review posting an update saying they contacted Kevin and the rumor wasn't true?

Here it is again:
Addendum/Update 8/25/09: DefenseReview managed to reach Advanced Armament Corp. (AAC) owner Kevin Brittingham by phone today, and we were able to confirm that Cerberus has NOT acquired AAC. So, the rumor that’s been floating around out there about it is untrue. So, rumor debunked. Makes you wonder who put that rumor out there and why. If anyone’s got any info on it, we’d like to find out. Editor’s Note: AAC makes great products, so it wouldn’t surprise us in the least if a larger company indeed wanted to acquire them. AAC’s stuff is solid.

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Post by renegade » Fri Aug 28, 2009 11:13 am

jakjakman wrote:Ummmm, did you guys miss the part back on page one where Defense Review posting an update saying they contacted Kevin and the rumor wasn't true?

Here it is again:
Addendum/Update 8/25/09: DefenseReview managed to reach Advanced Armament Corp. (AAC) owner Kevin Brittingham by phone today, and we were able to confirm that Cerberus has NOT acquired AAC. So, the rumor that’s been floating around out there about it is untrue. So, rumor debunked. Makes you wonder who put that rumor out there and why. If anyone’s got any info on it, we’d like to find out. Editor’s Note: AAC makes great products, so it wouldn’t surprise us in the least if a larger company indeed wanted to acquire them. AAC’s stuff is solid.

No, at least two people posted it on page 1.

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Post by rob_s » Fri Aug 28, 2009 11:26 am

Continuing the theme of ignoring the update saying it's untrue....

The way I see it, the sticker/patch collectors, leg-humpers, and "branded for life" participants would be upset by this as it affects the "lifestyle" that the AAC advertising campaign has so effectively worked to portray and that they so excitedly want to be part of. Those that own, or are interested in owning, suppressors would be more likely to be happy by such a takeover.
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Post by Army Chief » Fri Aug 28, 2009 1:30 pm

To be clear, the rebuttal said that no agreement had been reached, and no pending acquisition was in the offing; it didn't really say that there was no ongoing dialogue, did it? There might very well be, and honestly, I'm not sure that it should concern us either way.

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Post by Cortland » Fri Aug 28, 2009 4:34 pm

rob_s wrote:the sticker/patch collectors, leg-humpers, and "branded for life" participants
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Post by 3 » Fri Aug 28, 2009 6:37 pm

I just hope I can finally get that 20$ that Kevin has owed me for like a year. Also my dad is so pissed that he got an AAC tattoo on his ass and has not gotten his can yet.

Personally I love AAC's marketing .
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Post by paco ramirez » Fri Aug 28, 2009 6:39 pm

:lol:

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Post by cwilliams » Fri Aug 28, 2009 8:35 pm

3 wrote:I just hope I can finally get that 20$ that Kevin has owed me for like a year. Also my dad is so pissed that he got an AAC tattoo on his ass and has not gotten his can yet.

Personally I love AAC's marketing .
if your old man can shoot a steal plate at 200 yards with a MK23 for $5 i hate to see what he's going to do over that tat :lol:

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Post by rob_s » Sat Aug 29, 2009 7:52 am

3 wrote: Personally I love AAC's marketing .
clearly from a business standpoint it works wonderfully. No argument there.
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Post by GRANDPA07 » Sat Aug 29, 2009 9:16 am

Many businesses have seperate entities(divisions) under one roof with almost identical titles and provide the same functions. For multiple reasons this is just good business practice. And while one division may be up for grabs the other may not. As I read Kevins posts it becomes apparent that his ultimate goal is for AAC to become a household name for civies as well as military. Military obviously trumping the civilian market. I'm not too concerned because...

It is a denied rumor

Only a division might be sold

Kevins earned arrogance and competativeness would not allow him to sell(not sure of actual owner of entity in question)

Depending on arrangements and other expenses considered, 40 mil may not satisfy a potential unless again only a seperate entity is sold.

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Post by lovdasnow » Wed Sep 02, 2009 9:38 pm

seems weird that AAC has not said much in here? maybe i missed it, but just seems a little quiet.

nothing wrong with selling either, just curious.

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Post by 1_ar_newbie » Thu Sep 03, 2009 7:06 pm

lovdasnow wrote:seems weird that AAC has not said much in here? maybe i missed it, but just seems a little quiet.

nothing wrong with selling either, just curious.
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Post by paco ramirez » Thu Sep 03, 2009 7:13 pm

1_ar_newbie wrote:
lovdasnow wrote:seems weird that AAC has not said much in here? maybe i missed it, but just seems a little quiet.

nothing wrong with selling either, just curious.
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Post by Kevin/AAC » Thu Sep 03, 2009 10:29 pm

3 wrote:I just hope I can finally get that 20$ that Kevin has owed me for like a year. Also my dad is so pissed that he got an AAC tattoo on his ass and has not gotten his can yet.

Personally I love AAC's marketing .
First of all, Ric Flair... I only owe you $18. Secondly, it has only been 3 months. Finally, your dad's tattoo did not meet the minimum size requirements, clearly laid out in the posted rules of the contest. Besides, how could he have even gotten a tattoo on his ass... with all of those VP's heads up it all of the time?!?!?!

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Post by TradingPlace » Wed Sep 09, 2009 12:45 pm

well i heard from an inside source it is true and kevin is being paid 300k a year to continue to run AAC.

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Post by cowboy7242001 » Wed Sep 09, 2009 1:12 pm

i heard from an inside source that AAC, Larue and ARMs Inc are all they same people.

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Post by Suppressor Professor » Wed Sep 09, 2009 1:14 pm

I heard from an inside source that Cortland was taking over Star's position at AAC. He wants to be an AAC babe o' the day.
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Post by SilentMike » Wed Sep 09, 2009 4:25 pm

cowboy7242001 wrote:i heard from an inside source that AAC, Larue and ARMs Inc are all they same people.
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