Welcome to The Windham Weaponry Newsletter – Vol. 4 / Issue 1
Mark Eliason, VP Sales & Marketing
With January’s ice, cold and snow making itself felt over the country, we thought we would highlight a rifle that embodies January’s stark beauty, our Electroless Nickel finish .308 Hunter with Pepper laminated hardwood stock & forend set.
This is just one of the many new rifles we’ve introduced. With its e-nickel receivers, Hogue Beavertail Overmolded pistol grip and 8.5lb light weight, it has been very well received not only for its accuracy, durability and value, but also its striking good looks!
See details in our Featured Rifle section below.
For those in the firearms industry who will be attending SHOT Show, please be sure to stop by
the Windham Weaponry Booth #10376.
We would love to shake hands, talk shop and show you all our new offerings.
Happy New Year!
This Month’s Featured Rifle
Windham Weaponry Electroless Nickel .308 Hunter
Model: R18FFTWS-1-308 MSRP: $1587
Weight: 8.5 lbs. without magazine Length: 39.5″
Caliber: 308 Winchester
Type: Rifle – Semi-Automatic, Gas Impingement System
Capacity: 5 + 1 – Ships with one 5 Round Magazine – Accepts all other standard sizes
Receivers: Forged 7075 T6 Aluminum – Flat Top Upper Receiver – with Integral Trigger Guard
Rear Sight: None – Ready for optics or other type accessory sights
Front Sight: None – Ready for accessory sights on Full Length Mil Std 1913 Railed Forend
Includes: Hard Plastic Carrying Case, Black Web Sling, Operators Manual, Transferable Lifetime Warranty
FROM THE GUNSMITH’S BENCH
Erik Winter, Gunsmith
Installing the Mission First Tactical’s
2-piece Railed Handguard Set
First, make sure the rifle is unloaded, and then push out the takedown pin and the pivot pin and remove the upper from the lower receiver.
While pulling back on the delta ring tap the seam where the handguards come together on the edge of a table. When the handguards separate remove them from the upper. This may require two hands. If it is too difficult to remove, have another person separate the handguards while you hold the delta ring back.
The largest half of the MFT handguard goes on top. Note the orientation and where the groove in the back of the handguards will fit on the teeth of the barrel nut.
Put the front portion of the top handguard under the handguard cap, pull back the delta ring enough for the back of the handguard to rest under the delta ring. Then put the front portion of the lower handguard under the handguard cap and also pull the delta ring back far enough for it to rest on top of the handguard.
Now squeeze the two halves together until they snap all the way under the delta ring. If they are too difficult to seat all the way by squeezing them together use a plastic or wooden mallet to tap them into place.
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:
I am interested in your new 7.62×39 rifle, R16M4FTT-762. Will standard AK magazines fit this rifle?
No, AK magazines do not work in our 7.62×39 rifle.
The magazine needs to be an AR style magazine to be able to be retained properly in the lower receiver. The magazines we are currently shipping with our 7.62×39 rifles (shown at right) are stainless steel and designed for that cartridge.
Magazines designed to be used in an AR15 in the 7.62×39 caliber should work.
FROM THE EDITOR
Karen Fogarty, Asst. to VP Sales & Marketing
I just left this review on Google and I thought you might be able to use it.
I’ve owned the Windham Weaponery “CDI” for about a year and I have to say that it’s as tight as the day I bought it. The Diamondhead sights are spot on and the only adjustment is making sure the Picatinny rail is lined up from the upper to the hand guard (I strip the entire weapon after each use). At 100 meters the guns makes you look like a real pro. I’ve not had the chance to reach out beyond 100 meters, but given the opportunity I would bet money on the “”CDIs”” ability to accurately go much further. As far as the warrantee goes…I’m impressed. The dust cover started having a tough time of staying closed when not in use. I sent it to Maine and they replaced the entire upper as opposed to trying to bend probe, whittle or otherwise rig it to stay closed. I’m also very impressed with what I hold to be top priority; Customer Service. Every email or phone message was followed up very quickly and the level of courtesy equally impressed me. Among other thing anyone you talk to knows the business without trying to give it to me….. 10 out of 10
3 shots at 100 yards with 50 gr V-Max Blue Hills 223 Ammo
WINDHAM WEAPONRY NEWS
Richard Dyke and Windham Weaponry receive Chamber of Commerce Service Awards
Pictured L to R are Allen Faraday, Matt Snow and Warren Dyke
At the Annual Meeting of the Sebago Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce on January 8th, Annual Service Awards were presented to those whose 2014 accomplishments were outstanding in leading and supporting our business community. Richard Dyke received the “Frank Koenig Business Person of the Year” Award for his many years of exceptional encouragement, support and promotion of our business and personal community. Warren Dyke, President of Windham Weaponry accepted the award on behalf of Richard Dyke.
Windham Weaponry received the “Business of the Year” Award for its support of the business community and many programs to help those in need in the ten communities served by the Sebago Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce. Allen Faraday, Exec VP of Operations of Windham Weaponry and VP of the Chamber, received the award on behalf of Windham Weaponry.
All of the Windham Weaponry employees are extremely gratified to be recognized along with Richard Dyke for these two awards recognizing all of our hard work and effort.
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WINDHAM WEAPONRY FEATURED PRODUCTS
Matt Hasty – Retail Sales Manager
Here is your chance to show your Windham Weaponry pride at the range, around the kitchen table or anywhere in between. The Windham Weaponry 16 oz. coffee mug looks great and is easy to hold with a large handle. The travel mug will keep your hot drinks hot up to 5 hours and cold drinks cold for 8 hours with a non-spill top. Just click on the links below to place your order.
Windham Weaponry Mug
Part Number: ACC-MUG
For coffee, tea or any other beverage of your choice, we’re proud to offer the Windham Weaponry Logo Mug. This sturdy, gloss black mug holds 16 oz. and is emblazoned with our gold Windham Weaponry script logo measuring approx. 2.5″ wide x 1.25″ high. Makes a great gift for any Windham shooter in your life. Cheers!
For those Windham Weaponry fans on the go, we offer this handy 16 oz. Windham Weaponry Travel Mug. With its sturdy aluminum body and clever trigger spout, this quality Contigo brand mug will keep your cold beverages cold, or the hot drinks hot! Bright blue anodized finish with the Windham Weaponry script logo in gold.
Todd J. Coons, VP Law Enforcement & International Sales
What’s New in LE…
As many of us know, January is a crazy time in the gun business – with all of the Distributor shows, and of course the show of all shows, SHOT Show in Las Vegas. I will be at SHOT Show from January 20th to 22nd. If you are planning on attending the show, please stop by our booth, #10376, to see what’s new.
I would like to also let everyone know that I will be hosting an Armorer’s Course here at the factory on March 3rd and 4th. Please check out the training section of our website for a complete list of upcoming training opportunities:
Snow has been falling here in Maine and around the country, so I would like to showcase my VEX Snow Camo rifle R20FSSFTS-C1. From now until February 15th I will be offering this rifle at a discount. Please contact either myself (Tcoons@windhamweaponry.com) or my assistant, Cindy Thompson,(Cthompson@windhamweaponry.com) for special pricing.
As always, I want to personally thank everyone for supporting Windham Weaponry, and if you are traveling this show season, stay safe.
Todd J. Coons
VP Law Enforcement & International Sales
Meet the WINDHAM WEAPONRY TEAM
Nick Catruch – Quality Control
Nick began working at Bushmaster in 2004, where he started out in the Production Department. After Bushmaster closed, Nick was hired to come back and work with the crew at Windham Weaponry in the Quality Control Department.
Outside of work, Nick likes to kayak, fly fish, duck hunt and biking if it is an easy trail. He spends his weekends seeking out amazing fine foods in Maine, as well as learning about businesses and their workings. He enjoys networking with people of all trades and the occasional dicker, swap or trade.
Nick is also very proud of his 7 year old son, Lucas, and enjoys spending time with his Papillion, Zoey.
Windham Weaponry on AR15.com
We regularly respond to questions and topics on this informative website.