JECIII

Lightning Link Services, hosts, AR15/10 Paddles

Location: JEC Enterprises Ohio

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All we are a 07/SOT Manufacturer in Ohio- still taking work during covid! About 1 week turnaround on most work.  1 to 2 days shipping on parts.

  Now that M60 Joe has retired we here to serve the needs of LL owners I own a few registered links myself, and we have made a run of paddles for registered link owners.  They are EDM cut and already enhanced for use with KNS protector.  We have been out of these for a while and just ran another batch so grab one now as an insurance policy for years of additional use.  Again these are good EDM cut out of Spring steel not a hacksaw blade or other home hack job so they will not crack or break and are better than the origional.  There are a lot of Substandard ones floating out there.  worst thing is to use one of those out of spec ones and you have broken ears.

AR-15 Paddles Thick .050 or Thin .032  $30 for 1 shipped,  $20 for each additional

AR-10 tall Paddle Thick only works in Armalite only  $35 for 1, 25 each additional shipped

We also do the following carrier modifications for use in various setups: call or email for pricing

AR-15, HK 416 upper, 9mm ramped (Colt or Glock Mag), FM9 beltfed, CMMG Banshee BCG (All calibers), AR-10 .308 (Armalite Only) FIGHTLIGHT MCR BELTFED UPPER !!! New!

Build Work/Repairs:

Receiver relief cuts on AR15 and Armalite  lowers, insuring proper clearances for your link

Custom Host builds, troubleshooting 

Link Repairs (if totally broken)

Select fire modified fcg for lightning link.  Safe-semi-auto-  limited avaliability

Select Fire modification  service (requires you supply 3rd burst kit trigger and disconnectors)

Hosts/Stripped Lowers in stock ready to ship to your FFL

M4A1 carbine US GOVT PROPERTY reproduction lower by palmetto state armory.  Has factory safe semi and auto markings.  Brand new All proper relief cuts milled in and ready to go for the link guaranteed to work.

AR.10 308 lightning link host build set - Stag Arms striped matched reciever set with modified bcg and charging handle. Complete upper with door and fwd assist.  Lower has been milled for clearance for use with link.  Bolt carrier has been cut to work with stag arms reciever set utilizing ar 10 tall paddle.  Includes 1 paddle.  Utilizes readily avaliable DPMS parts kit, barrel nut, barrels and accessories.to finish off your build. Best part is uses DPMS/Magpul mags not proprietary armalite.   Will also work with RLL select fire kit allowing for safe semi full operation with link guaranteed to work with link.

Additional paddles and limited number of select fire link trigger groups in stock.

We are working during corona most items ship in 1 to 2 days.

Other Items Avaliable

Rear repair sections including ears- can be used to repair a broken link (Just repair section only can not make a new link from it)

75% Lightning Link Templates Kits- avaliable to 07/SOT only. With proper form 2 and some finish work near exact copy of origional 

Thanks

JEC Enterprises

John Ciszek 07/SOT Owner

+1.510.406.4193 call or text

jecayc@hotmail.com

PS we are only taking Lightning Link work now sorry we do none of the other repair great work that Joe used to do on recievers.

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Just found a couple select.fire kits.  Already.modified for the link.  210 shipped.  Have 2 left.

Update both kits.sold 1/15.  Looking for reasonably price source of burst kits.  Only.ones I can find now are dpms and are 50 to60 bucks more.

Let me know if anyone has a better source.

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So, are you doing all the mods that M60 Joe Does/did? 

Lets hear it.. What exactly do you do? I know cusz,we've done

business in the past through a third party.So what is exactly you? time frames? 

If I remember correctly, they were in between your trips to Asia? anything changed?

Just wondering.., I have customers  asking

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Jim

   I laid out the basic stuff in the add.  We are mainly.focused on link work.  For all the normal.stuff carrier cuts and other modifications we are running a week or 2 if that.  Recievers your.looking about 2 to 3 weeks at most.  I'm a sole prop and I do all reciever work  and custom stuff as where my.guys can do some of the other work like bolts and kits.  

Yes I do travel about once a month for about a week which is why recievers take a little.longer.but again max.3 weeks. If you hit it right short as a week.  Back when I did those recievers for your customer.i was traveling for 3 weeks out of the month at.the time.  So it did take a long while and was not the norm. No longer the case with my schedule

 Also if I remember the those were in nfa wait times.anyway so.the customer.was.not in a hurry. And was ok with the extended wait

In addition to the standard services in the ad.  Where we shine is in the custom work for links.  If you want a shooter reciever hell.you can take a diegrinder.to an anderson or other cheap reciever your self and get.it to.work.or buy one of my stripped adersons for 160 bucks ready to go.  Where we excel.is the non standard recievers where the owner wants that specific reciever host.   For instance the 2 colts I did for your customer.  Both were not standard work and had a lot.of extra issues to be used as a host  the reissue M4 one had that damm steel sear block pinned in into the shelf and a.large.diameter.pin through the side of the where the sear pin would be on the reciever.  That was a real bitch to remove not mess up the gun amd also not leave a big pin hole in the side of the reciever.  Colt were.such.bastards who puts a steel block in an aluminum reciever WTF.  They got their wish it was in no way cost effective to allow.it to be used as a auto host.  In the time.i spent on that one I could.have built 3 other hosts.   But the customer wanted that prancing horse and it to say M4 amd thats what he got.  

The other one was one of the colt 9mm guns with large trigger and hammer.pins and that stupid proprietary colt hammer designed to work with the notched bolt.  Well.once.the bolt.is ramped or.if you use a standard 9mm semi bolt it will not reset the hammer.  So we had to locate colt 223.large pin hammer and modify it to work.  Also the customer wanted select.fire.in it.  Well burst kits are.small milspec pin.  So we had to do the semi disconnector trick to get.select.fire for him. Went through 2 large.pin discos to get it right.  Which by the way large.pin hammers.and.fcg appear to be discontinued by colt.   But if you want ot to say colt then your choices are.limited. Same.with the 416 guys

As we do the hk416 uppers and bolt modification. That takes a while as for some.reason there is no standard carrier cut like a 556 that works each requires a unique cut and testing to work with the thin paddle.  Same with fm9.  Joe never would have touched the sear block.416 or fm9  or bamshee work he was strictly.556 and 9mm only.  I love my fa banshee 45 btw.

Same.with  carrier work if you want a standard 5.56 bcg young mfg.does make.one for the link its 200 bucks when in stock.  Where as of you have one cut you have about 150 bucks in it with the carrier and the cut. But usually you dont have me.cut a carrier to save 50 bucks.  If you want you carrier to say HK on on it and.work with a link  in your 416 clone your.choices are.limited.

You can not buy a fm9, 9mm,banshee, or ar10 carrier they have to be made for a link which is what we specialize in for link.owners.  Plus once.you.get imto.something.like.a banshee or similar they take a.little.tinkering to.work so if you want one of these then we are.your guy.  I specialize in links.because own 2 and have a passion for them not nessecarly.because it makes business sense. 9-)

So now after posting this I think you are.correct my ad.was missing some.of the additional link services that set us apart and hopefully adressed any concerns about backlog or current turnaround  time. 

Thanks

John

 

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Awesome JOB!!

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John is awesome to deal with.  I sent him a lower and link to get some fitting done and I couldn't be any happier !

 

Thanks John !!!

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I can also vouch for John's work as I bet I was one of his first FM-9 - RLL setup customers. Runs like a champ.

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This is my first post on Sturmgewehr. I registered just to post a positive review of John’s work. 

After contacting another gunsmith known for his work on Lightning Links and being told to pound sand, I hit the Internet in search of somebody to machine some left hand bolt carriers to work with my RLL.

I found this thread and e-mailed John about doing the work. He responded that same evening and after answering all my questions I boxed up 6 left hand BCG’s and sent them off to him. The work was completed in just a couple days and my BCG’s we’re back in my hands plus a couple of select fire kits I talked him out of.

Not only did he take the time to answer my questions but he e-mailed me the day I was to receive my BCG’s to ask if they had arrived yet and even called me later that evening to make sure everything was good and to answer any questions I might have! 

So far I’ve only tested 2 of the 6 BCG’s (300BLK and AR45) as that’s all I have fire control groups for at the moment but they run like champs! 

Here’s a short video of my AR45 (I hope)....

https://youtu.be/r4_dPADwcGw

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Ares fightlight mcr 5.56mm beltfed upper now running like a champ on a lightning link.  Little pricey  but Wow what a setup!  Ran pretty well on regular reused gi links nonbran new or stretched links.  Had to break in for a belt a few hiccups then ran as well ams my hk23 but smaller package

 

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4 minutes ago, JECIII said:

Ares fightlight mcr 5.56mm beltfed upper now running like a champ on a lightning link.  Little pricey  but Wow what a setup!  Ran pretty well on regular reused gi links nonbran new or stretched links.  Had to break in for a belt a few hiccups then ran as well ams my hk23 but smaller package

 

Good to know. I was actually going to contact you about modifying one for use with my RLL. Which one would I need to order to have machined, the semi auto or full auto bolt...or does it even matter?

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The one one I just did was our first and used a fa carrier.  Requires a little extra work in the lower and bolt.  I'm sure we can make a semi carrier work as well.

We are looking to try and make a bolt cut and paddle that would still keep some fa trip surface so mabye 1 bolt for both applications.  But it would be a specific paddle and bolt cut.  

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Just also finished up an AR-10 Boomstick.  Can use the link protector and select fire kit.  A real A@@kicker.  One of my new favorites!  Armalite are a little pricey but man they are a sweet looking gun.  Nothing like a AR 10 in your hand especially in fa.

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UPDATE 4-18

Cleaning out the shop found a colt style 9mm ar conversion bolt cut and ramped for lightning link.  You can use a standard hammer with this bolt.  Comes with 1 paddle

M4A1 carbine US GOVT PROPERTY reproduction lower by palmetto state armory.  Has factory safe semi and auto markings.  Brand new All proper relief cuts milled in and ready to go for the link guaranteed to work.

AR.10 308 lightning link host build set - Stag Arms striped matched reciever set with modified bcg and charging handle. Complete upper with door and fwd assist.  Lower has been milled for clearance for use with link.  Bolt carrier has been cut to work with stag arms reciever set utilizing ar 10 tall paddle.  Includes 1 paddle.  Utilizes readily avaliable DPMS parts kit, barrel nut, barrels and accessories.to finish off your build. Best part is uses DPMS/Magpul mags not proprietary armalite.   Will also work with RLL select fire kit allowing for safe semi full operation with link and guaranteed to work with link.

Additional paddles and limited number of select fire link trigger groups in stock.

We are working during corona most items ship in 1 to 2 days.

John ciszek

510 406 4193

Jecayc@hotmail.com

 

 

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