Vol. 5 / Issue #11 / Nov. 2016



Mark at SFGC




Mark Eliason, VP Sales & Marketing
Not trying to scare you about the snowy prospect of the coming Winter – just reminding you that plenty of good outdoor sport exists in the colder months. And what better way to revel in the season than to take a Windham Weaponry Snow Camo VEX out for a varmint hunt in the snow!
This is the perfect rifle for calling those wary coyotes. The matte finish stainless fluted barrel is not only accurate, but glare free so you won’t spook them, and the beautiful Snow Camo finish on forend, receivers and stock will help you blend in to your winter surroundings. With a Compass Lake Chamber & Matched Bolt specifically designed for .223 Rem. caliber varmint rounds up to 77 grains bullet weight, and a free floating tubular aluminum hand guard, you’ll have the accuracy and reliability to reach out to any varmint that comes your way.
Check out the Windham Weaponry R20FSSFTS-C1 Snow Camo VEX below – or go to  www.windhamweaponry.com  to see all our rifles and accessories. Or, call us for a free catalog (1-855-808-1888) – we’d love to hear from you.
As always, hunt and shoot safely, and feel free to contact us with any AR related questions.

This Month’s Feature Rifle:
Windham Weaponry Snow Camo VEX-SS 




Model: R20FSSFT-C1   
MSRP: $1470.00



Caliber: .223 Rem.
Weight/Length: 8.2 lbs without magazine. / 38.5″ overall


Type:  Rifle, Semi-Automatic, Gas Impingement System
Magazine: 5 Rounds (accepts all standard AR platform sizes)
Receiver: Forged 7075 T6 aluminum flat top upper receiver with Aluminum Trigger Guard
Receiver Finish: Hardcoat Black Anodize Finish with Snow Camo Hydrographic Coating
Bolt:  Carpenter 158 Steel
Barrel:  20″ Stainless Steel, Fluted, Matte Finish
Barrel Material: Precision 416R Stainless Steel
Chamber: Compass Lake Specification with Matched Bolt
Rifling: 1 x 8″ Right Hand Twist
Stock/Forend: Solid A2 Stock with Sling Swivel & SNow Camo Coating 
Forend: Knurled, Vented Aluminum Free Float with Snow Camo Coating
Pistol Grip: Standard A2 Plastic Pistol Grip with Snow Camo Coating
Rear Sight: None – Ready for Optics or other type accessory sights
Front Sight: None – Picatinny Rail Gas Block – Ready for accessory sight
Includes: Lockable hard plastic case, black web sling, Full Color Operators Manual, Transferable Lifetime Warranty
See your local FFL Dealer to purchase.

Erik at his bench
Erik Winter, Windham Weaponry Gunsmith
TOPIC: Installing an Elftmann .308 Trigger


First make sure the rifle is unloaded, and separate the upper from the lower receiver by pushing out the takedown and pivot pins in the lower. Set the upper aside.

With a 1/16″ T-handle allen wrench, remove the pistol grip screw. With the lower upside down slowly pull the pistol grip up off the receiver. Note the two springs and their locations. One spring gives tension to the takedown detent and the other spring gives tension to the safety detent. The safety detent spring is in the pistol grip, and the takedown pin detent spring will be sticking out of the smaller hole in the lower.  Just leave the safety detent spring in the pistol grip when you remove it. Remove the pivot pin detent spring and set it aside.

The safety detent will most likely fall out when you remove the safety, and the takedown detent may also fall out. Just be careful not to lose them and make sure they go back in the correct holes when you are reassembling. Also note the correct positioning of the takedown pin.

With a small punch, drive out the hammer pin first then the trigger pin. It’s best if the hammer is decocked before doing this. Remove the hammer, trigger and disconnector.


With the allen wrench provided with the Elftmann trigger, screw the two screws down so they are about flush with the bottom of the trigger housing.

Insert the housing in the lower and put the hammer and trigger pins and the safety back in the lower.
Also note that there is a metal plate with the Elftmann trigger assembly you can put in as well. This is primarily used on carbon fiber AR15s to prevent cracking the lower. This is optional in an aluminum receiver. You can put it in if you don’t want the tensioning screws bearing directly on the lower or leave it out. It will operate the same either way.

Tighten both of the tensioning screws down into the lower evenly on both sides until they are snug and the hammer and trigger pins cannot be pushed out.

Insert the locking screws in on top of the tensioning screws to lock them in place. These screws are supposed to be Loctited in with Loctite that is provided with the trigger assembly. I don’t show it in this demonstration.

Reinstall the pistol grip, making sure the detents are in their proper locations as well as the springs. Compress the springs down straight and be careful not to bend either spring to the side.
Do a function and safety check on the trigger group to make sure everything is working properly and that the hammer will not drop when the gun is on safe.

Buy It Now:


If you ever have questions about your rifle, you are always welcome to call Windham Weaponry Customer Service (Toll Free: 1-855-808-1888). Shoot Safely!


Cheryl E

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:
Where is the serial number located on my Windham Weaponry rifle?


The serial number on your Windham Weaponry rifle is located on the left side of the Lower Receiver – on the Magazine Well just below the Windham Weaponry script logo. Exceptions to this are our Carbon Fiber and RMCS Multi-Caliber Rifle models where the serial number is located just below the Safety.

     Here’s the WW Aluminum Lower Receiver…

     Here’s the WW Carbon Fiber Lower Receiver…
     Here’s the WW RMCS Multi-Caliber Lower Receiver…











Matt Hasty, Retail Sales Manager


Windham Weaponry Free-Floating Railed Handguards for Carbon Fiber Rifle – 15″ / 13″ / 7″
Windham Weaponry now offers railed, M-LOK compatible forends specifically designed for our Carbon Fiber Rifles. These high quality forends are 100% CNC machined from American made 6063 aluminum extrusions to exacting tolerances, then hard coat black anodized to MIl SPEC 8625. They are machined for maximum weight reduction while retaining rigidity and strength, and the top Picatinny rail is manufactured to MIL STD 1913. The M-LOK system mounting points are manufactured to Magpul technical specifications to ensure perfect fit with all Magpul accessories. Built-in Q.D. Sling Swivel pockets at 3:00 & 9:00 forward positions on the hand guard offer convenient mounting for your sling of choice. The American made Barrel Nut is 100% CNC machined of 4140 pre heat-treated steel (28 to 32 Rockwell hardness), drilled for weight reduction, and black nitrite
finished (a QPQ corrosion resistant finish). These handguards also feature the Windham Weaponry logo engraved into the side panels.
Here’s the WW Carbon Fiber Rifle with a 13″ Railed Handguard installed
Because Barrel Nuts on Windham Weaponry Carbon Fiber Rifles are factory installed with Loctite,it is recommended that this handguard be installed by Windham factory technicians – a service we offer at no charge with purchase of the hand guard. Contact Customer Service for instructions about sending your Carbon Fiber rifle in for this upgrade.

Carbon Fiber Rifle Railed Handguard Weights:
15″ – 12.0 oz. / total weight with barrel nut – 14.4 oz.
13″ – 9.6 oz. / total weight with barrel nut – 12.0 oz.
7″ – 6.4 oz. / total weight with barrel nut – 8.8 oz.

15″ Part Number: HGD-WW-CF-15 / Price: $ 154.95
13″ Part Number: HGD-WW-CF-13 / Price: $ 144.95
  7″ Part Number: HGD-WW-CF-7 / Price: $ 134.95


Want to Order? or If You Have Questions? 
Call Customer Service / Sales  1-855-808-1888



Todd C

Todd J. Coons, VP Law Enforcement & International Sales
It’s hard to believe that winter is just around the corner and that means SHOT Show. I will be attending SHOT Show again this year and if any of you are going to be doing the same, please come by the booth to say hello and check out our NEW products. We’ll be in Booth #10376
As I mentioned in last month’s newsletter I was going to be attending the Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Officers Association Conference. I would like to thank all of you that attended the conference and came by to say hello. Also a big shout out to those that attended the Windham Weaponry Armorers Course at the conference. We had 25 students in the class and once again it was a great class taught by Retired Metro Nashville Officer Greg Lee.
Here is Greg Lee (right) with the Winner of the Windham Weaponry Rifle – Michael Brock (left) at the the TLETOA Conference:


I also attended the Orlando SWAT Round Up for the first time this year and that too was a huge success. We had the opportunity to get some time on the range with two one hour live fire demos. We had over 60 officers and visitors attend the two live fire demos, and it was awesome!
Please keep in mind that if your department or agency is looking for rifles, and if you have firearms to trade, PLEASE reach out to my assistant Cindy Thompson:



 Cthompson@windhamweaponry.com  or me, Todd, at  Tcoons@windhamweaponry.com  as we would LOVE to work with you.

Thank you all for your support.



Stay safe out there,
Todd J. Coons
Vice President, Law Enforcement & International Sales 



CUSTOMER FEEDBACK  In this Section, we encourage our customers & friends to send us their comments, photos and experiences with Windham Weaponry products. What are you doing with your Windham?


A Note from a Veteran…

RE: Windham Weaponry Gov’t. Model
I received the Government model last week and cannot be happier with it. It reminded me of the first M-16 issued to me in 1967 as to size and feel. A real rifle. The quality of workmanship is just amazing! The range results was better than I ever expected. The trigger crisp, action smooth and sub MOA groups out to 300 yards. It was like shooting a laser. Thanks so much for your generous offer to us NRA instructors. I know this is not my last Windham firearm.

Walter Lee
Major, US Air Force (Retired)






A Windham Fan…


I recently purchased one of your awesome SRC’s in .223/5.56 and I’ve done minor trigger polishing on other rifles I’ve owned… decided, after watching several YouTube videos, to polish your trigger group… DAMN!!! You guys beat me too it… ruined all my fun… LOL… you did a nice job… didn’t expect that… now I have to find something else to polish…
Tony A.


To send items, please email:  newsletter@windhamweaponry.com   We look forward to hearing from you!


On Nov. 19th, the Windham Indoor Shooting Range & Retail Store celebrated its One Year Anniversary 


We had lots of exciting events to mark the date….  


Our Raffle for a Windham Weaponry SRC 1st Anniversary Rifle
 was won by Rebecca Poole.


The Door Prize Raffle –  a Glock Pistol – was won by Eric Tarbox.


And, as all proceeds went to help support Local Food Pantries, 
we were able to donate $2,700 to these worthy causes. Thank You!  
We had a Chili Cook-Off! 




Thanks to all our “Chef Competitors” – voting on the favorite pot results were:


First Place – Allen Faraday
Second Place – Harvey Macomber
Third Place – Peter Joyce
Fourth Place – Dale Lauten
Fifth Place – Sam Chidester
And, we were happy to have some of our Veterans with us from the
Southern Maine Marine Corp League. Thank you for your service!


We had representatives from some of our local Fire; 

EMT & Law Enforcement Departments on hand.

Portland Maine Bomb Squad; Windham Fire Dept. & others – thank you all!
And, the Store & Range were very busy all day

The Windham Indoor Shooting Range
where “Training Begins at the Door.”
For complete information see:  www.windhamindoorshootingrange.com
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Contact Us:


Windham Weaponry, Inc.
999 Roosevelt Trail
P.O. Box 1900


Windham, ME  04062  
Tel: 207-893-2223
Fax: 207-893-1623


Phone Sales/Customer Service:
Toll Free: 1-855-808-1888



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