Walking the show floor this morning, this sign attracted a lot of attention.
Charter Arms shipped four crates to Nashville via Yellow Freight, plus a separate crate broken out from one of the others, with a separate tracking number and manifest. That fifth crate still hasn’t turned up.
As it turns out, that crate contained approximately 70 guns in total, including several irreplaceable, one-of-a-kind 1st production examples, serial #000001, special millionth production gun, etc.
Charter Arms exhibitor Nick Ecker stated, “Yellow Freight told us that four crates were delivered and signed for. We told them that the shipment was 4+1, and provided the tracking number of the missing crate. That crate was delivered to an off-site warehouse and signed for, but it never made it to the show floor. No one knows where it is, and Yellow Freight insists it’s not their problem.”
According to Ecker, Charter Arms spent well over $15,000 on booth space and setup for the NRA Annual Meeting, one of the largest firearms exhibits and trade shows. Not only do they have not only have they potentially lost their show inventory, but the loss of potential sales opportunities has got to sting as well. Ecker stated that Charter would be reporting the loss to ATF as required by law, and was considering bringing suit against Yellow Freight for damages.