Lead time is approximately about 6-10 weeks right now for slide work and refinishing in Black Nitride and 2-6 weeks for trigger work. 

Please, DO NOT send slides in only bubble mailers, as SHIPPER RELEASE or EARLY AM.

Shipper Release means the package will be left outside if no one is present. 


FDE PVD finish is a longer lead time than the approximate 6-10 week lead time for refinishing in Black Nitride.

Appointments are needed for dropping off or picking up orders.  Please give us a call to set appointments.

ATEi does not sight in firearms. 
Final adjustments of both iron sights and optics are the responsibility of the end user.


Changes in Shipping a firearm

Due to recent changes in carrier policies for the shipping of firearms, customers are reporting being unable to ship firearms if they are not an FFL or have an active shipping account.  Because of this, it is recommended to ship via FFL to FFL transfer when shipping a firearm to us. If your package is not going back to the FFL shipping the firearm, please contact us for the new FFL return ship to address.  

If shipping only a slide and optic, please consider using the USPS Flat Rate shipping boxes. Be sure to insure for the full value of the contents, request a signature and seal the boxes well.

We apologize for the inconvenience this causes.

When a package is shipped back from ATEi an adult signature is required.

Customers are responsible for shipping charges.

If you are purchasing an Accessory (such as sights, an Apex barrel or Trijicon seal plate), it is assumed that you will be sending in your slide or pistol for installation.  COST FOR ACCESSORY ITEMS DOES NOT INCLUDE  SHIPPING CHARGESShipping costs are a separate charge and a phone call to us with your credit card information is needed.

If you have any questions, please email us.

This is our shipping address:

20224 Lorne
Taylor, MI 48180
Ph: 313-388-8228
Fax: 313-388-9444


To check our FFL validity go to and input our number.
FFL# 4-38-163-07-4K-04955
A copy of our FFL is available upon request to other FFL’s ONLY.
NOTE: Because of fraud, we have been instructed by the ATF to not give out a copy of our FFL License to non-FFL holders.
Our Firearm transfer fee is $150 because we don’t want to do them.