good submitted for approval for the Seal Of Approval will be accompanied
by a nonrefundable check for $100.00 to cover
the costs of grading, approval, disapproval and return shipping.
If the product is approved a fee of $300.00 will
be charged. The total cost for sealing a product will
be $400.00 or $133.33 per year.
a product is approved for the Seal Of Approval the manufacturer
of the product may use the seal to promote, market and advertise
based on the seal as he sees fit.
At the end
of the three year life of the Seal and the product has
not changed in form, function or quality in any way what-so-ever
the manufacturer will be required to pay a fee of $300.00
to continue to use the Seal for marketing and sales.
previously Sealed that changes in form, function or quality
will have it seal immediately revoked in writing and all benefits
and uses of the Seal terminated. If the manufacturer of the product
wished to have the innovated, altered, or changed product sealed
he will have to start the process over by submitting the product
to an inspector accompanied by a non refundable check for $100.
If the product is approved a final payment of $300 will be made
after which the manufacturer may use the seal in any way he sees
fit as to marketing and sales.
In order to
have a product graded and judged for the APG
seal of approval an online PDF form must be filled out and shipped
with the product to a field inspector who will be designated by
the Seal Of Approval Board Of Directors. The product will have
to be named, the location of manufacturer, the location of sales
and distribution, use of the product, whether the product is warranted
and the time and conditions of the warranty, and any other pertinent
information effecting quality and use.
of products that are put together as individual components
that have been individually approved will be eligible for a Seal
Of Approval. Grouped products such as a front sight that is approved
and a rear sight that is approved can be grouped together and
“sealed” as one product for no extra charge. Other
products such as variable sized revolver shims to correct end
shake, hammer shim, trigger shims will be judged as one product.
The same will go for screw driver sets or epoxy bedding products
that are sold as small and large packages. Products grouped together
as one will have to be given an ok by one field inspector
before it may be used as a group. In some cases this will be a
judgment call by the inspector and will be subject
to review by a review committee.