The title of that thread on ar15.com is not accurate as we did not slam LaRue. His response on that thread just adds to the confusion. A business associate of ours and Mark's suggested we hook up as Mark said. I was not aware that he called here and if he did he did not speak to me. Our associate in common got off the phone with me, called Mark and said that he was trying to hook our two companies up as it would be beneficial to both. He called me back with the contact info, I called and spoke to Mark who did not seem receptive and hung up on me. I called our common associate back and told him what happened and he could not understand what happened and neither could I, so he called Mark back and that is when Mark told him that we were just after his price list so we could give it to A.R.M.S. I tried calling back to tell him that was not the case and to find out why he hung up on me. My first thought was that he must have had me confused with another dealer.
I can assure you that I never said any of the things to Mark that he is claiming. We were excited to offer his products and to deal with a Texas based company like our own. I am even more confused now after reading his account of what transpired. If I said those thing to him do you actually think I would stop by his booth at S.H.O.T. and try for a second time to become a LaRue dealer? At S.H.O.T. I told him that I don't understand what happened with our phone conversation and there must have been some confusion but that is neither here nor there, we are still just as interested as before to offer your products. He was cordial to us, never brought up anything about the odd phone mishap and explained that he was not looking to sign up any new dealers as he is too busy. I am not a rude or a disrespectful person and would never speak to someone like Mark has claimed I did. Do you think he would speak cordially with me at S.H.O.T. had I said those things to him?
I am not looking to rehash the ordeal and have nothing but praise for Mark and his company. We send him a lot of referrals and will continue to do so.
Mark, if you are reading this I would like to offer my apology for anything I did to that offended you. We both run successful firearms based companies, we are on the same team and don't need to be pitted against each other. There is obviously some confusion in regards to what happened. We would still like to offer your products but I don't think there is any chance of that happening after reading your comments. I'll even drive down, shake your hand and look you in the eye and tell you with all honesty that what ever happened was not intended on our end and we only had the best intentions and still do.
After reading your comments and really thinking about it, the only possible situation that could explain both of our accounts is that you spoke with another Mr. Farris here at SWFA. We are a family business and at one time there were four Mr. Farris' here and two of them named Chris Farris (my nephew). Chris Farris II was not taking any calls at that time but my brother Shawn Farris was and at that time he was our buyer. If you called and asked for Mr. Farris in regards to selling La Rue mounts you would have been sent to Shawn which would explain portions of what you recall and the confusion on both ends.