Welcome to The Windham Weaponry Newsletter – Issue 1 / Vol. 4
From the onset, Windham Weaponry has had one goal: to build the finest AR-type rifles in the country. We have reassembled a team of the finest firearms people in the USA, who offer many years of experience in the industry and have built “America’s rifle” for literally two decades.
We are so sure of the quality of our rifles that we back them up with a Transferrable Lifetime Warranty. We all look forward to working with you, to serving your needs and to building you a great rifle.
Windham Weaponry is privileged to be invited to the 2012 Kansas Salutes the Troops event at Flint Oak in Fall River Kansas. This event, hosted by the Outdoor Recreation Heritage Fund and the Paralyzed Veterans of America, honors our Veterans and provides them with a weekend of pheasant hunting and clay shooting at the prestigious Flint Oak hunting resort. As may know, Windham Weaponry has teamed with Cabela’s nbsp;and PVA-ORHF to build two special edition rifles offered exclusively by Cabela’s to support and honor our military men and women, with a portion of the proceeds of each rifle donated to PVA-ORHF. For this event, we are donating 3 one-of-a-kind firearms for raffle with proceeds going to PVA-ORHF. We are excited and proud to be a part of such an amazing event. For more information on the event, please go towww.kansassalutesthetroops.com
Rugged and Accurate…
The Windham Weaponry HBC “Heavy Barreled Carbine”
Caliber: .223 Rem. / 5.56mm NATO
Type: Rifle – Semi-Automatic, Gas Impingement System
Capacity: 30 + 1 ( accepts all standard capacity magazines)
Receiver: M4A4 Type Flat Top Upper Receiver with A4 Detachable Carry Handle
Bolt: Carpenter 158 Steel – Magnetic Particle and High Pressure Tested
Barrel: 16″ Heavy Profile, Chrome Lined with A2 Flash Suppressor
Front: Adjustable Height Square Post in A2 Standard Base
Includes: Hard Plastic Case, Web Sling, 30 Rd. Magazine, Operators Manual, Lifetime Transferable Warranty
FROM THE GUNSMITH’S BENCH
Erik Winter, Gunsmith
TOPIC: Ban Compliant Models
I’ve had a few e-mails recently from customers thinking their tele-stocks were broken as they would not adjust. One person broke the latch trying to move a permanently extended tele-stock from one of our Ban Compliant guns. Unfortunately not all people know what the laws regarding assault weapons are in their states and some gun dealers fail to inform them of these laws. If you live in New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland* or New Jersey please note the following differences in the guns we manufacture for those states. Note: * Maryland is not a ban state, but does have a magazine restriction. Only magazines with capacity of 20 rounds or less are legal.
First, the permanently extended tele-stock. These are not adjustable and the length of pull cannot be changed as the receiver extension is longer than on an adjustable tele stock. These are not simply made out of adjustable stocks.
Top image above shows an adjustable tele-stock with recesses for the locking mechanism. Lower image shows the non-adjustable stock – no adjustment recesses on the receiver extension.
Second, the permanently attached muzzle brake. These are welded on and cannot be removed.
Third, NO Bayonet Lug:
Ban compliant models also are not supplied with 30 round magazines. They will have a 10 or 20 round magazine depending on the state they are intended for.
We also make models intended only for sales in California. For California, the only difference in the rifle is that they are required to have a “bullet button” magazine release installed and have a magazine that holds no more than 10 rounds for legality in that state. The law states that a tool is required for magazine removal. These models have a sleeve that replaces the magazine catch button that cannot be depressed. In order to remove the magazine a tool must be used to push in on the center of the sleeve where threaded end of the magazine catch comes through.
I have had rifles come back to me where it is stated in the notes “magazine catch does not work” and they are actually California models. I think sometimes California models accidentally get ordered through distributors for states other than California and that’s where this confusion comes in.
FROM THE EDITOR
Karen Fogarty, Asst. to VP Sales & Marketing
With each edition of our newsletter, I continue to hear from many of our customers and am enjoying hearing about your experiences, your constructive feedback and good humor (thanks, Ed and Randy B). We appreciate you letting us share it with our readers. Without you, our customers, we would not be where we are today. Thank you for taking the time to read the newsletter each month and for writing in – I’ve got a lot of you in this edition, and look forward to continuing to hear from you.
Took it out to the range last week to see how the new rifle would perform. Perfect. Never missed a beat !
Just got the chance yesterday to try out my new SRC… dealer was out of Magpul sights when I bought it and had to order. Anyway… my son and I put 200 rounds through it yesterday. Great gun… glad I chose this one. Very accurate… didn’t have to adjust the sights at all on an indoor range. I do need to adjust the rifleman’s (me) ability. Lots of practice coming up. Also used both 5.56 and .223 ammo… no problems at all.
I bought a VEX a few months ago. The hand guard wasn’t aligned correctly so I called (a real person answered the phone) and spoke with Cheryl. She apologized and sent me a shipping label and instructions. I sent it and received outstanding and personal service from Eric Winter. I am keeping this story a whole lot shorter than it is but please know that I received such great service from them both that I bought my wife an SRC a month after the service I received from them. I have actually emailed Eric on several occasions with other questions and he responded right back. I have told this story to my family and several of my friends. My son bought a VEX and one of my friends bought a MPC. He had planned to buy different brand rifle. Thanks from some loyal new friends.
Want to talk about customer service? Normally that brings negative connotations from most these days. I try to tell customer service specialists when they’re doing a good job because it might be a rare occurrence. Well, I am going to tell you that and more. Recently I purchased a CDI. The first day I was able to get to the range it was raining cats and dogs. No worries, right? Well…. I had jams, misfires, and was lucky to get off 3 shots in a row. I was frustrated to say the least.
When I got home I was inspecting the weapon to assure there was nothing obvious causing all this. I noticed some friction evidence on the mag. I contacted WW and within what seemed like minutes Erik was in touch with me. Within an hour I was in touch with Cheryl and within 24 hours I was holding a new mag that had been test fired.
I made it back to the range again with the new mag, new ammo, a new rainstorm and let loose enough rounds downrange to let me know that the weapon is functioning perfectly. I was also impressed with the groupings with open sights.
Great weapon, great customer service and a great company for sure.
Just sighted in my MPC (with the help of my wife) last night and was very impressed. Did a lot of homework prior to purchase and everything said “buy Windham…” boy, was that ever a smart move. You’ve got the bases covered, very fine weapon for the price, help with our troops (I have a son in the Army’s Old Guard and a daughter in the Marines and they both love their M types) and lots of online information only add to our shooting enjoyment. Very happy with how wife and I shot at 200 yards after sighting in and we are looking forward to a .308 version…
Windham Weaponry is such a Great Company. I was trying to put a Single Point Sling on my AR15 when I ruined the Take down detent spring. I mentioned what I did in a review and I told Windham Weaponry that I could not find the part on their website. They offered to send me the part that I needed free of charge. I could not believe the company offered to do that for me. That is what I call Customer Service. I will be visiting their website more often. Not only do they have the best AR15 made, they have wonderful and pleasant people working for them. You cannot beat them. This company deserves to have a 10 star rating. Thank you Windham Weaponry.
Through our partnership with Patriot Ordnance, Windham Weaponry can now offer their high quality ambidextrous safety. These black phosphate finished steel parts are machined to close tolerances for crisp operation of the safety mechanism from either side of the receiver. An easy installation for any AR15 or M16 that will enhance the safe handling of your rifle. Made in U.S.A.
September has proven to be a great month for the LE division here at Windham Weaponry. It’s quite clear that the Windham Weaponry reputation for quality products, great customer service and prompt delivery of our products is spreading in the Law Enforcement community. Part of getting the word out is taking our show on the road and the month of September is no exception.
I had the opportunity to travel to Factoryville, Pennsylvania for a Law Enforcement Demo Day put on by Jerry’s Sport Center. To say it was a success would be an understatement. In attendance were over 200 Law Enforcement officers from the surrounding area. It was a great opportunity for vendors to show off their products and to allow officers the chance to not just look at the firearms, but to shoot them as well.
Windham Weaponry teamed up with Pestilli & Associates to show off some of the WW line of ARs. The officers were able to hear the Windham Weaponry story and they were able to put some lead down range, testing the SRC, MPC, CDI and one of our newest additions to the LE line, the 11.5″ SBR. Some of the rifles also featured EoTech optics, which just made the range time that much more fun. They went through over 1,500 rounds without one malfunction of any kind. The day was a huge success for Windham Weaponry and Jerry’s Sport Center.
With a quick turnaround, I was back to Maine for the National Troopers Coalition Picnic being held at Fort Williams in Cape Elizabeth, Maine.
Everything about the event was just perfect. From the location, the food, the weather and the number of Troopers that attended the event. There were over 2,000 Troopers from around the country in attendance and a good time was had by all. It was just a great opportunity to spread the WW word to Troopers from Maine to California, as well as to allow them to handle the rifles. The comments were all positive, great product, great fit and finish and great prices.
Every month the LE division of Windham Weaponry gets stronger and stronger. It’s clear to me that the officers around the country
Erik is known throughout the industry as an extremely knowledgeable and skilled gunsmith, who turns around customer repairs and upgrades quickly. After 13 years with Bushmaster, we were lucky enough to have him continue his work with Windham Weaponry. His ability to repair any brand of AR, high level of customer care and easy rapport is part of what makes him sought out by many to repair and upgrade their ARs. Besides being a valuable member of the WW team, Erik is also a talented musician and songwriter, performing with his own band, as well as with many local Maine based bands on their albums and even appearing in videos. He even has gotten in front of the camera for WW, playing the part of the perp on our LE page with his vintage 1987 Cadillac. He writes songs on the piano and has a passion for old pianos in general. He also collects and studies old handguns. He lives with this wife, Bethany, and their two cats Murray and Schubert Fluffenstien.
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