Welcome to The Windham Weaponry Newsletter – Vol. 2 / Issue 11
Mark Eliason, VP Sales & Marketing
TheWindham Weaponry .308 is here!
Our .308 is now in production with shipping expected to begin in late December. The rifle has an MSRP of $1,413.00, weighs 7.5 pounds and has a 16.5″ medium weight 4150 chrome moly vanadium barrel. Specifications for rifle are featured below. We expect these to be available through your local FFL dealer in late December and early January 2014.
Rear Sight: None – Ready for optics or other type accessory sights
Front Sight: None – Picatinny Rail Gas Block – Ready for accessory sights
Includes: Hard Plastic Case, Web Sling, Q.D Sling Swivel, Operators Manual, Transferable Lifetime Warranty
FROM THE GUNSMITH’S BENCH
Erik Winter, Gunsmith
Brass Deflection for Left Handed Shooters firing the CF-15
I have had a few left handed shooters asking me how to more effectively deflect the brass out of our Carbon fiber rifles. Brass is sometimes deflected back at a sharper angle on the Carbon rifles and some left handed shooters have been struck with empty brass. The most effective solution is to use the TC-Accessories brass deflector. This installs very easily and deflects the brass away from the left handed shooter. Mount it at about the forth groove in the Picatinny rail on the upper receiver. For sighting it is easiest to mount a holographic sight ahead of the deflector. You can also use a small scope mount ahead of this if you choose to use a scope. The TC Accessories Brass Deflector will also work on our rifles with aluminum receivers. It is useful in deflecting brass downward as well if positioned further forward on the rail. This makes the brass easier to pick up in the field.
CUSTOMER SERVICE CORNER
Cheryl Eliason, Customer Service Manager
We receive a variety of customer service related questions from our customers, and in order to better serve all of you, highlight one question each month.
This month’s question is:
How do I transfer the warranty on my Windham Weaponry rifle ?
To Transfer the warranty just fill out the Warranty Registration form. It can be submitted electronically, printed and mailed or provide the information by telephone.
Here’s a link to our online warranty registration form:
This photo came in from Rick Windham, Outdoor Recreational Writer & Lecturer.
Yes, he says, “same name as your company! I am an outdoor recreational writer and radio show host in Western Nebraska and regular shooting buddy to Fred Werkmeister. Fred just bought a Windham Weaponry AR and loves it. It is a fantastic rifle.”
Fred Werkmeister, of Gothenburg, Nebraska, checks out his target while sighting in his new Windham Weaponry AR-15 rifle. This was three shots at 100 yards from a right-out-of-the-box rifle. Outstanding!
I am a retired San Antonio police officer and had the good fortune to speak with Todd Coons several months ago regarding the purchase of one of your rifles. Todd had just returned from a Texas hog hunt so an immediate bond was formed. He took the time to explain the history of Windham Weaponry and professionally answered all my questions. I chose the SRC model and received it 21 days after placing my order. Todd was a great help and during this application and purchasing process, I not only became the proud owner of a fine new rifle but made a new friend too. I was more than pleased when I took my SRC (Texas compliant, meaning anything goes on our guns) to the range and shot near minute of angle groups with a Vortex Optics red dot scope. It digested bullet weights from 50 grains to 63 grains without a hitch. The SRC is everything I expected and more. Quality and accuracy are tops and I commend you for supplying us old ‘law dogs’ with a quality product.
This is without a doubt the most accurate AR I have built. My son has shot half inch groups @ of 100 yds from bench rest. Scope is Nikon Prostaff 4-12 X 40mm @ 8 power mounted with BSA tall mounts. Trigger is POF which I really like since I’m not a big fan of light triggers. Even so, the POF is very smooth. All in all, this is a very fine rifle. Getting my eyes (cataracts) fixed soon and fully expect to be honing my skill @ 400 yds.
I sent an email to you guys right before your first news letter. I purchased my SRC in mid 2009, this weapon has been a blast to shoot. After 5,000 rounds and being knocked around, its still going. I was able to put 1/2 moa groups at 100 yrds with an eotech/ magnifier combo and my personal reloads. 1moa with any commercial. As i said in my last letter it will be the next foundation for my next rifle. And its already started….
My wife is next in line for one. Guess what she’s getting.
Sure hope this gets through, like to thank Erik for an excellent job done on the custom upper he put together for me. Couldn’t be more pleased, now I’ll have an excellent rifle for mid sized animal, such as Texas Whitetail, and Aoudads out to 200 yds, need yet to find 77/80gr hunting bullets. You folks can be proud of Windham, and competent people like Erik.
This lightweight, steel construction brass deflector redirects empty rounds to one place for easy pickup, and protects your face, skin and clothes from hot, discharging brass. Especially helpful to left handed shooters, it is also useful to reloaders by making brass pickup easier and more manageable. Legal for use in NRA High Power competition. Installs with little or no gunsmithing by clamping with thumbscrew to the AR flat top’s Picatinny rail.
Todd J. Coons, VP Law Enforcement Sales
What’s New in LE?
We here at Windham Weaponry are very excited to announce that we have been awarded the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources bid. We will begin shipping the rifles to Wisconsin the first week of December and will have all 279 rifles shipped by the end of December.
The month of October has been an extremely busy month for the Law Enforcement Sales Division here at WW. We have been to the IACP (International Association of chiefs of Police) in Philadelphia, traveled to Richmond VA to spend a day with Southern Police Equipment and also made it to NASGW in Grapevine TX.
November is shaping up to be another very busy month for LE. I will be traveling to Canada for a show at North Sylva, as well as hosting another armorer’s class. My next armorer’s class will be on March 11th and 12th here at the factory. Space is limited and will fill up fast so please contact my assistant, McKenna, for registration information at firstname.lastname@example.org
I know that many of you out there in the LE world have been patiently waiting for WW to introduce the .308. Well, that time is here. For those of you in the Law Enforcement community please feel free to email me with questions about our newest caliber as we will begin shipping very soon. email@example.com
I was working a dead end job when a long time friend, Robert Webber, approached me and told me I should apply to Windham Weaponry. I’d always aspired to work at Bushmaster, so when this new opportunity arose I jumped at the chance to join the WW team. I couldn’t be happier with my decision to change careers. I wake up every day excited to go to work and feel truly blessed to say that because I know many people cannot. The WW team have taken me in and have made me part of their family.
Below: Travis, with son Logan and wife, Amy Travis and his brother Bill.
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