There are cheap counterfeit solvent traps on the market, which you may already know if you’ve purchased them firsthand. How do you know what is legitimate and legal, opposed to those that are not? We see advertisements for high-grade, high-quality, and top quality displayed everywhere. So, which products are reliable, legal, true grade 5 titanium solvent trap kit?
An Authentic vs. Counterfeit Solvent Trap
Is it worth saving a few dollars to end up with an illegally constructed solvent trap, or a steel composite of weak leftover metals when you paid top dollar for Grade 5 Titanium? This is the issue we find ourselves in today.
There are many offshore predominantly Asian-Pacific suppliers selling products advertised as Titanium, when they are not. They can turn out to be inferior, lower quality composite metals. Some contain titanium, but diluted with cheaper metal composites.
A majority of these products are imported and seized at Customs due to illegal features that can often create troublesome issues and results for buyers, and generally a visit from the ATF. Funny thing is, all of the overseas websites say, “Proudly Made in the USA”, but if you run a domain search, they are located in regions such as:
Constructive Intent & Illegal Solvent Traps
There are several reasons counterfeit solvent traps are seized at customs. The primary reason being constructive intent. For example, center marks on any piece of the product or any indication where the solvent trap would be used for anything other than firearm cleaning.
The issue is that these overseas suppliers will tell you there are no center-marks or post images of products without center-marks, and then they ship you center-marked items anyway. Once your order is seized at customs, you will receive a letter from the federal government. The rate at which products are being seized under the Biden administration is far more than ever before.
Armory Den = HELL YEA! 🙂
Finally a company who doesn't rip people off. I searched forever for a trap kit that matches industry design and option. Ran into tons of scam sites until now. I bought the 304 Steel Adaptive Trap (10" inch) and that was on a Friday. That same night or the next day they already had USPS label from Florida and it shipped out that same day! Armory Den is the best site out of all the knock off scams or just plain fraudulent sites claiming to sell traps. Everything from their shipping to the transparency of sells via Stripe payment, keeps reputation in the front seat. Thank you whoever runs Armory Den. You are doing so many people favors. Your prices are cheapest along with design and materials offered. Its China that makes knock offs and Armory Den DONT PRODUCE OR SELL THAT GARBAGE. (P.S. stay away from Solvent Traps Direct).
December 17, 2021.
Absolutely thrilled with the level of customer service. Anytime I had a question they respond very quickly and always answer my questions completely.
I love their packaging. While it may be somewhat difficult to get to their products through all the packaging, I really appreciate that they take the time to properly wrap their products. I feel like this attention to detail would protect my order if the delivery person were to leave it where it could get rained on or left in the weather. The packaging is amazing, and I will continue to return as a customer.
December 11, 2021.
Outstanding on all fronts
Great company! I am 110% satisfied with my experience. The ordering process was easy and secure. The package arrived 3 days early by USPS. The product was extremely well-packaged: outer bubble envelope, inner bubble wrap, a box, and the individual pieces were separated and secured within holes in foam material. The trap itself is very well constructed as advertised. I’m glad I paid the extra $$ for a high quality product rather than risk with a random internet company just out for sales. Also customer service responds within hours and is extremely responsive—they have actual humans interacting with you! Will use again. Thx!
June 19, 2021.
custumer of Armory Den for life.
where do i start, well for one thing these people have custumer service covered on a legit level. the best hands down communication with me then any company has ever had. up until my first purchase amazon had that on lock. but Armory Den has them beat. And if your skeptical of the quality of material or machining. one time is all it will take for you to truely trust that every single purchase you make with them will be the best you can buy. The best business and people you will ever spend money with. I am a customer for life and that is a fact! truely greatful for a business that actually cares about the people they do business with. thanks yall god bless you!! Adam Carruth
May 25, 2021.
Solid from website to my hand, top shelf
As I shopped for the product, I kept returning to the Den website. Descriptions are clear, lots of good information, very good value. Ordering is simple, terms are straightforward. I had special shipping instructions, followed perfectly. Secure packaging. The trap is well machined, fits tight, and is nicely finished. The hand-feel has heft and is of quality. Extra care at every step. Thanks.
May 15, 2021.
May 3, 2021.
They did the right thing!
Let me just start with Thank you Armory Den! What exceptional customer service! Their response time to emails, is faster response time then the police department has where I live for 911 calls lol j/k. Seriously, they answered me on Sunday, morning and afternoon. No company does that! Also, I asked about a part I thought came with my order. I was ready to pay for it, nope, they sent them to me for free, and shipped on a Sunday! No one does that! I’m a customer for life! I even canceled an order I had with another company, just so I can buy from ARMORY DEN! My business motto is “always do the right thing l, no matter what” they obviously follow it also!
April 7, 2021.
This company is the real deal
I was a little skeptical about ordering honestly. I hadn't heard much about armory den and could only find good reviews lol. But I took a chance and put through an order. Everything arrived as described and is awesome. Be aware that you may receive multiple shipments based on what you order. These guys respond fast and from what i have seen, produce quality products. They have my future business. I've put up similar reviews and given a recommendation on their FB page.
February 14, 2021.
Great experience. Product can exactly on time, as expected. Very pleased with product. Very well engineered and good quality. Customer service is excellent. Answered all questions quickly and very informative about products. Will definitely be ordering more in the future
We have an aggressive goal in our product launches going forward and we take pride in ensuring that our fit and finishes are flawless before pulling the trigger and setting them live for purchase. Having a perfect fit is important to avoid damaged during delivery and during transport after your product arrives, in 3-7 days after order processing.
Quality is more difficult to come by in our industry, therefore buyers should be aware that there will always be an abundance of products on the market comprised of blended steel and aluminum metals. If you are an experienced shopper who cares about quality, then you will find true quality titanium products in the den.
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