It sucks but it doesn't feel like a swindle, at least not yet. It could be something as simple as the guy being lazy or maybe he doesn't have daily access to email. I suppose there could be any number of innocent reasons as to why things fell apart. I'm willing to give them the benefit of the doubt...until they give me a reason not to. If they try and send me a bill, for instance, then we have a problem
In the end, that design has since been revamped and the gun now looks way better than it did. So for me it could be a blessing in disguise.