Welcome to The Windham Weaponry Newsletter – Vol. 2 / Issue 12
Mark Eliason, VP Sales & Marketing
Is there a “Muddy Girl” under your Christmas Tree?
This hot new camo pattern is popular all over the country, so we’re bringing it to you as a special “wrapping” on our SRC model. See details at www.windhamweaponry.com or if you’re planning a trip to SHOT Show in Las Vegas (Jan 14th – 17th at the Sands Expo), we’d be happy to show it first hand at Booth #10376. Please note that admittance to Shot Show is limited to credentialed members of the firearms and outdoor trades industries, their guests, and the media.
This Month’s Featured Rifle…
Windham Weaponry “Muddy Girl” SRC
Attract some attention at the range with this hot camo pattern!
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 Carrying Case, Web Sling, Operators Manual, Transferable Lifetime Warranty
FROM THE GUNSMITH’S BENCH
Erik Winter, Gunsmith
Dimpled Primers After Chambering
Occasionally a customer contacts me with concerns about primers being slightly dimpled upon chambering a round. This is completely normal and is a characteristic of all basic AR15/M16 rifles. The firing pin in an AR15 is free floating inside its chamber. The forward inertia of the bolt upon chambering a round causes the firing pin to bounce forward with just enough force to leave a small mark on the primer. This is never enough force to cause a slam fire in an AR15 though. I do recommend rotating the rounds though when un-chambering and re-chambering rounds frequently. And as always have the rifle pointed in a safe direction at all times.
Examples of live rounds that have been chambered, then cleared without firing. Note dimple marks in primers.
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:
What are the high wear parts of an AR15 type rifle?
The items that see the most wear in an AR15 type rifle are located in the bolt carrier group and fire control group. They are the extractor, extractor spring and insert, gas rings, ejector, ejector spring, disconnector, disconnector spring and the hammer and trigger springs. These parts see use every time the rifle is fired and will wear over time. Although these parts will be serviceable for several thousand rounds, many people replace the extractor related parts and the gas rings every 1,500 to 2,000 rounds as part of a preventative maintenance schedule. All of these items are available individually from our website and we also offer a Field Repair Kit for $34.95 that contains most of these items.
Unbelievable. I am amazed at the extreme accuracy I have experienced with my first rifle from your team. As an ole SF team member of the Tenth Group you can imagine my appreciation for quality, durability and of course functionality. While at the range and with the lead sled I proceeded to sight in a new optic and found shot groups so tight others took fast note. Using a Winchester lot run I found round placement within a dime at 500 yards at our local range. To our amazement, we first thought they were totally off paper, then come to find at that range I was shooting within previously shot holes. At 500 yards my pattern showed with a 30 round magazine, I had to expand my target as dime size holes where created with less than 10 rounds. To everyones amazement, everyone at the range asked to shoot my Windham Rifle. I absolutely love this new Windham Weaponry AR 15 .223. It has amazing accuracy right out of the box.
You guys and gals are doing it right. I’m now going after yet another fine rifle from your company.
Love my rifle – I’ll never buy an AR from another company. Thanks for making this skeptical buyer a believer.
I really love my Windham, I have owned the SRC model for a little over a year and I have not found one single issue at all with this rifle! The quality of perfection is outstanding!! Keep up the AMAZING work and I do have to say I would LOVE to see a pistol, been anxiously waiting for that. 🙂
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Retail Sales Manager
This month every retail part on the website is 10% OFF.
Merry Christmas from Windham Weaponry!
(Excluding BATF controlled Complete Rifles and Gift Certificates)
Todd J. Coons, VP Law Enforcement Sales
What’s New in LE?
The month of November brought with it our first Armorer’s Course on the road. The class was hosted by Brewer Police Department in Brewer Maine. I would like to personally thank Director Perry Antone and Deputy Chief Jason Moffitt for helping to organize the class. This was the largest class yet as we had 23 students attend.
The next armorer’s course will be held at the Windham Weaponry factory on March 11th and 12th. The class is open to active law enforcement personnel and civilians. In order to qualify as a civilian student, one must have any one of the following;
Hold a current and valid concealed carrying permit;
Working for or possessing a current FFL; or
Be covered under HR218.
Next on the radar screen will be Shot Show in Las Vegas. Windham Weaponry will be at the show in Booth 10376. Please swing by and say hello. It’s always great to meet folks from all over the country at the show.
Jenn joined the Windham Weaponry team in May 2012 as the Chief Pilot for Windham Weaponry’s Bell 407 Helicopter, splitting her time between the Maine and Phoenix locations in her first year. She has also worked in various departments from accounting to production, and now works with the team in shipping/receiving in addition to her flying duties.
Before joining WW, Jenn was a flight instructor in the Boston area. Jenn has two German Shepherds that she hikes with regularly. She also enjoys horse training and barrel racing.
Windham Weaponry on AR15.com
We regularly respond to questions and topics on this informative website.