I was looking for a new gun recently and wanted either an Alpha or a GunX. Did some research and found that the GunX is made in US and Alpha isn't. That sold me on the GunX plus a lifetime warranty. You're gonna pay for both but the GunX is worth it.
I've had two Alphas. Both died of some kind of cylinder jaming issue after about a brick/brick and a half of primers through them.
Anyone know if they can be worked on? Where?
I bought a used ALFA that was an apparent fake not made by the original company because the patent info was stolen... But I completely tore it down and rebuilt it and it has been flawless.
For I think $50 you can send it to their warranty company and they rebuild them and send em back. They even service the fake ones but won't honor the ALFA warranty. I have found so far the Remington primers are very sooty. Got CCI to try out now.
Authorized Alfa Gun Repair agent for all warranty and non-warranty repairs:
Pitchford Custom Gunworks
28703 Margerstadt Rd
Thanks a lot on the Alpha repair info. I called them up and I'll send it in. Right now it's only good as a decoy anchor.
There are some cleaner burning primers now, made for in-line muzzleloaders. Remington makes one and I believe there is another company making them also. Look in the muzzle loader section.
Originally Posted by winSX3tom
Alpha repair is done by Pitchford Custom Gunworks, 28703 Margerstadt Rd, Waller, TX 77484, 936-372-9017, they are the repair shop for the importer TBI. The Alphas are much touchier for dirt and dirty primers than the Gun X pistols. Our only problems with Gun X have occured at about 6000 rounds and the plate between the hammer and fireing pin will break and GunX turnes them around in a week. We have three GunX and the Alphas are used only for back up.
I had all kinds of problems with the Winchesters. The pin would penetrate the primer or dent it enough that the cylinder would not rotate and it was nearly impossible to open and get them out. No problems with the CCI
Originally Posted by Kelly Greenwood
I have both a GunX and an Alpha. The Alpha has been repaired twice once by my husband and then by a gunsmith. Gunsmith told me they were cheaply made and wasn't sure it was worth fixing. I use it for a back up now. No problem with the GunX. We use CCI or Federal primers.
Just get the GunX. You won't be sorry.