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Post by st33ve0 » Tue Sep 29, 2009 12:30 pm

Thanks for updating the blog with pics from the event btw, any word on final totals for the WWP and attendance?

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Post by J Krammes » Tue Sep 29, 2009 2:02 pm

Tech stuff for sure, and how things are built (if you can show that).

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Post by Stickman » Tue Sep 29, 2009 2:21 pm

Kevin/AAC wrote:
Tutorials on copying the AAC website, blog, products, t-shirts, and other general douche baggery.


Pathetic how much of that goes on. Some manufacturers have zero imagination, and their version of "outside the box" is whatever spin they can put on someone elses work.
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Post by J Krammes » Tue Sep 29, 2009 2:39 pm

Stickman wrote:
Kevin/AAC wrote:
Tutorials on copying the AAC website, blog, products, t-shirts, and other general douche baggery.


and their version of "outside the box" is whatever spin they can put on someone elses work.
Or just make a "new" super special ultra tactical brick, I mean box... :roll:

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Post by firefighter509 » Tue Sep 29, 2009 3:55 pm

Update on the BLACKBOX!!!


Yes I said it. : )

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Post by joshrunkle35 » Wed Sep 30, 2009 9:35 pm

st33ve0 wrote: Back on topic: more skinny's showing how to service any and all of the cans and showing off the features. You started on that with the pistol cans, but I know you guys have more.
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Post by whiteboy » Wed Sep 30, 2009 11:16 pm

J Krammes wrote:Tech stuff for sure, and how things are built (if you can show that).

Jeremy
+1 !!!

As a Manufacturing Engineer for a CNC machine shop, it would be interesting to see some videos of parts being machined and maybe some commentary on just how difficult some of the materials that you use (i.e., Inconel & Titanium) are to machine.
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Post by tReznr » Wed Sep 30, 2009 11:50 pm

whiteboy wrote:
J Krammes wrote:Tech stuff for sure, and how things are built (if you can show that).

Jeremy
+1 !!!

As a Manufacturing Engineer for a CNC machine shop, it would be interesting to see some videos of parts being machined and maybe some commentary on just how difficult some of the materials that you use (i.e., Inconel & Titanium) are to machine.
I think it'd be interesting to watch the whole procedure from start to finish. Obviously it'd have to be edited for time, but that'd be pretty cool in my book.
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Post by Twinsen » Thu Oct 01, 2009 5:41 am

Go over every silencer you make in detail, on video.

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Post by rob_s » Thu Oct 01, 2009 7:51 am

Twinsen wrote:Go over every silencer you make in detail, on video.
This would be a great start. Focus on the products, independent of the competition, for a change. While laxative videos are amusing, the above would actually be useful.

Show the can, give it's basic specs (length, diameter, weight), go over how it mounts, comes apart, etc. It doesn't have to take long or go slow, people can re-watch to see what they missed. If you make more than one can for that caliber, side-to-side comparisons for size would be great. Leave your competitors' products out of things, and focus on the facts.

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Post by 3 » Thu Oct 01, 2009 9:18 am

The video with the split screen where you guys were testing stuff for sound level was nice too although it did show compeditors products. It is a delicate balance between showing what makes your product better than the rest and slaming someone elses. Also it is hard to show manufacturing practices without giving out trade secrets. I think the blog is entertaining and gives some technical info and gives the viewer a feel for what life is like at AAC. To really pull off some of this stuff it would take a big effort and usually the personel needed to do it right are busy designing, making, or selling product.
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Post by JasonAAC » Thu Oct 01, 2009 9:45 am

3 wrote:The video with the split screen where you guys were testing stuff for sound level was nice too although it did show compeditors products. It is a delicate balance between showing what makes your product better than the rest and slaming someone elses. Also it is hard to show manufacturing practices without giving out trade secrets. I think the blog is entertaining and gives some technical info and gives the viewer a feel for what life is like at AAC. To really pull off some of this stuff it would take a big effort and usually the personel needed to do it right are busy designing, making, or selling product.
True, to fully overhaul it/ produce totally original content would be a full-time job for a couple of people.

That said, i am still all for your idea of the foreign lands IMAX adventure- as long as I can go and film.
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Post by Bulwyeth » Fri Oct 02, 2009 10:23 am

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Post by ArevaloSOCOM » Fri Oct 02, 2009 11:01 am

3 wrote:The video with the split screen where you guys were testing stuff for sound level was nice too although it did show compeditors products.
Other industries do this all the time.

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Post by rob_s » Wed Oct 07, 2009 12:05 pm

ArevaloSOCOM wrote:
3 wrote:The video with the split screen where you guys were testing stuff for sound level was nice too although it did show compeditors products.
Other industries do this all the time.

Compare and contast This is why our *widget* is better.

And it works.
There is a right way and a wrong way to do this.

If they want to video a 3-beta-magazine FA dump through an M4-2k and then the same thing through the competitors' cans that's one thing. To date this has NOT been the MO of the AAC marketing.
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Post by Twinsen » Wed Oct 07, 2009 12:21 pm

I don't know everything about the silencers AAC makes, and not because I haven't looked into them. I do not know what the difference between some models is, or why certain models exist. How many times do people ask "Element or Prodigy?" I don't know what to tell them. I have no idea myself.

Go over your .223 models, include the last generation, briefly mention what's changed since then. Smaller, lighter, quieter, that kind of stuff. Because last generation models still exist out there for sale, and they are cheaper. Do the same with the .22 models. There's like 5 of them out there, and I don't know the point in some of them. Not an insult, just saying that you guys in-the-know haven't made it GLARINGLY OBVIOUS TO IDIOTS. And that's what good marketing does.

And cover the accessories as well. But I mean just 5 minutes on each silencer you make would be awesome. Have those 5 minutes include comparing it to the one that came before it, as well as the other models in that caliber that you offer still.

I'm gonna watch that SPR/M4 and M4-2000 episode. I'll know how those two are different after that. I bet it's perfect.

Aha, so I'd want the SPR/M4 and super short SBR guys would want the M4/2000. Got it.

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Post by Outsydlooknin75 » Wed Oct 07, 2009 12:47 pm

Twinsen wrote:I don't know everything about the silencers AAC makes, and not because I haven't looked into them. I do not know what the difference between some models is, or why certain models exist. How many times do people ask "Element or Prodigy?" I don't know what to tell them. I have no idea myself.

Go over your .223 models, include the last generation, briefly mention what's changed since then. Smaller, lighter, quieter, that kind of stuff. Because last generation models still exist out there for sale, and they are cheaper. Do the same with the .22 models. There's like 5 of them out there, and I don't know the point in some of them. Not an insult, just saying that you guys in-the-know haven't made it GLARINGLY OBVIOUS TO IDIOTS. And that's what good marketing does.

And cover the accessories as well. But I mean just 5 minutes on each silencer you make would be awesome. Have those 5 minutes include comparing it to the one that came before it, as well as the other models in that caliber that you offer still.

I'm gonna watch that SPR/M4 and M4-2000 episode. I'll know how those two are different after that. I bet it's perfect.
And all this needs to be archived somewhere and easilly accessable so when asked questions on forums and such you can say .... here click on this and this is the difference. And not have to send them to a site that requires membership to see the reviews.
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Post by Suppressor Professor » Wed Oct 07, 2009 12:52 pm

3 wrote:The video with the split screen where you guys were testing stuff for sound level was nice too although it did show compeditors products. It is a delicate balance between showing what makes your product better than the rest and slaming someone elses. Also it is hard to show manufacturing practices without giving out trade secrets. I think the blog is entertaining and gives some technical info and gives the viewer a feel for what life is like at AAC. To really pull off some of this stuff it would take a big effort and usually the personel needed to do it right are busy designing, making, or selling product.
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3 wrote:The video with the split screen where you guys were testing stuff for sound level was nice too although it did show compeditors products. It is a delicate balance between showing what makes your product better than the rest and slaming someone elses. Also it is hard to show manufacturing practices without giving out trade secrets. I think the blog is entertaining and gives some technical info and gives the viewer a feel for what life is like at AAC. To really pull off some of this stuff it would take a big effort and usually the personel needed to do it right are busy designing, making, or selling product.
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Post by Outsydlooknin75 » Wed Oct 07, 2009 1:01 pm

Suppressor Professor wrote:
3 wrote:The video with the split screen where you guys were testing stuff for sound level was nice too although it did show compeditors products. It is a delicate balance between showing what makes your product better than the rest and slaming someone elses. Also it is hard to show manufacturing practices without giving out trade secrets. I think the blog is entertaining and gives some technical info and gives the viewer a feel for what life is like at AAC. To really pull off some of this stuff it would take a big effort and usually the personel needed to do it right are busy designing, making, or selling product.
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