Vol. 6 / Issue #3 / March 2017








Mark Eliason, VP Sales & Marketing
The Maple sap is beginning to flow here in Maine – a sure sign of Spring, along with Mud Seaon and “Tax Time”.
Yes, that was a thinly veiled reminder that Windham Weaponry is offering some great deals in our Tax Time Savings Sale. We’ve been adding new items every week to this sale which goes on until April 30th. All sale items are priced at 15% OFF! Upper Receiver Assemblies, Barrels, Magazine, Parts & Accessories – maybe just what you’re looking for!
To see this week’s specials, just go to  www.windhamweaponry.com then click on Uncle Sam and be sure to use the Discount Code “Tax Time” at the website Checkout
As I looked back into the archives, I realized we hadn’t featured our very accessorized “CDI” rifle since June of 2012 – one of our first Newsletters. So, high time to reintroduce you to the well balanced, and very tricked out Carbine you’ll see in the masthead and in our Feature Rifle section below. The Windham Weaponry CDI was developed as a result of numerous customer requests for a rifle that includes many of our most popular accessories. Think of it as the firearms equivalent of a Shelby Mustang – already factory equipped for maximum performance!
To see all our rifles and accessories, go to www.windhamweaponry.com   
or call us for a free catalog (1-855-808-1888) – We would 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 “CDI”  


Model: R16M4FSDHTS
MSRP: $1680.00



Caliber: .223 Rem. / 5.56mm NATO
Weight/Length: 7.025 lbs without magazine / 36.125″ overall (32.375″ with Telestock collapsed)


Type:  Rifle, Semi-Automatic, Gas Impingement System
Magazine: 30 Rounds (ships with one 30 Round magazine) Accepts all std. sizes
Receiver: Forged 7075 T6 Aluminum Flat Top Upper Receiver
Receiver Finish: Hardcoat Black Anodize Finish
Bolt:  Carpenter 158 Steel
Barrel:  16″ M4 Profile, Chrome Lined with Vortex Flash Suppressor
Barrel Material: 4150 Chrome Moly Vanadium 11595E Steel with M4 Feedramps
Rifling: 1 x 9″ Right Hand Twist

Stock: Magpul MOE 6-Position Telescoping Buttstock

Forend: Diamondhead Free-Float Forend with Magpul MOE AFG Angled Grip

Pistol Grip: Magpul MOE Black Pistolgrip with Storage Compartment

Rear Sight: Diamondhead Dual Aperture Rear Flip-up Sight
Front Sight: Diamondhead Front Flip-up Sight
Includes: Lockable Hard Plastic Gun 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: How to Stake a Telestock Castle Nut 


I get asked now and then, “Why doesn’t Windham Weaponry stake their castle nuts on?”
The reason we choose not to is because many people want to upgrade some part of the stock, usually the endplate, and this requires loosening of the castle nut and removal of the stock. It’s much more difficult to do this if the castle nut is already staked on. The factory torque of our castle nuts is generally tight enough not to loosen under normal wear and tear.

But if you feel that you would like to stake your castle nut on to make sure the nut never backs off, it is very easy and takes less than 3 minutes. Here’s how:

First make sure weapon is unloaded.

Push in takedown and pivot pins and remove the upper receiver from the lower receiver.

Now with the lower on a non-marring surface, take a center punch and a hammer, and punch the end plate in the areas shown. That is what the little square cut outs are for in the castle nut:


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 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 We also offer similar kits for .308 & 7.62×39 caliber rifles. And, our “Most Wanted Parts” Kit for AR15/M16 includes a smaller selection of those critical maintenance parts.












Matt Hasty, Retail Sales Manager


Troy Flip-Up Battle Sight – Rear


Price: $119.00


Troy’s Rear Flip-up Battle Sight offers durability and dead-on accuracy – the choice of Special Ops and Tactical users worldwide. This a high quality aluminum auxiliary iron sight fits all M1913 Picatinny rail systems, is quick to install, and easily adjustable for windage. Solid push button operations deploys the sight instantly, then folds it away until needed again. A stainless steel cross lock system ensures that the sight remains upright and zeroed under extreme combat conditions. This sight is designed to work with same plane rail systems. offers low folded height, and dual locking rear apertures. The front of the sight base is marked with Windham Weaponry’s script logo. Lifetime Limited Warranty by Troy Industries – proudly made in the USA.





Troy Flip-Up Battle Sight – Front
Price: $99.00

The Troy Front Flip Battle Sight is a high quality auxiliary iron sight that fits all M1913 Picatinny rail systems. It is quick to install, and easily adjustable for post height. A solid push button system with stainless steel cross lock ensures the sight remains upright and zeroed under extreme combat conditions. Folded height is only 0.475″ above rail. This sight is designed to work with same plane rail systems. The front of the sight base is marked with Windham Weaponry’s script logo. Lifetime Limited Warranty by Troy Industries – proudly made in the USA.

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



Todd J. Coons, VP Law Enforcement & International Sales


I can’t believe that we are already into March. The winter here in Maine has been your typical winter… Long and Cold. Come on spring.
As many of you know I travel a lot attending shows and February and March are no different. I attended IWA in Nuremburg Germany in March and will be heading to St. Louis for the ILEETA on March 19th. If you’re going to be attending please come by the booth in St. Louis.

Look who I ran into in Germany – J Drake from Magpul

We’ve got some VERY exciting things happening here at WW in the LE Department so watch your emails for some CRAZY rifles specials. Cindy and I are currently working on a mass email blast for our LE/Military customers and some great prices on rifles.
Please keep in mind if your department or agency has rifles, AR15/M16, that are in need of repair we have ALL the parts you would need to make it like new again. We have deep discounts for Law Enforcement Departments and Agencies, so please contact Cindy or me for pricing.

Please reach out to my assistant, Cindy Thompson at Cthompson@windhamweaponry.com or me at Tcoons@windhamweaponry.com in order to give us the opportunity to earn your business.  We would love to work with you.







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



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?



Here is a picture for the Windham customer files. Upper is a Windam 7.62×39 with changed forward hand guard, flash suppressor, and Cera Koted, Troy open flip up sights and a Bushnell holographic red dot. Sweet little shooter!

Scott G.



In 2006, I utilized a Bushmaster carbine while in a child rescue in Tajikstan, N. Afghanistan.

I was delighted when Windham opened after the move of Bushmaster. Today, I bought a Windham 5.56 M4 16″ Upper to mesh with a lower I have. I purchased it from Machine Gun Tours in Colorado.

Needless to say, I am delighted. I thank you for the quality and durability of the product! It meshes perfectly with my lower and shoots beautifully! Very accurate. There were many other uppers available but I was set on a Windham.


Kyle W
Evergreen, CO


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



Windham Weaponry & The Windham Indoor Shooting Range Donate $100,000 to help build 
Boy Scouts’ Camp Hinds Shooting Facility 


Windham Weaponry, Inc. and the Windham Indoor Shooting Range, have donated $100,000 to support a new shooting range complex for the Boy Scouts’ Camp Hinds in Raymond, Maine. In recognition of the donation, the facility will be named “The Windham Weaponry Youth Shooting Sports Ranges”.
“We believe in teaching youth and families the safe, responsible enjoyment of shooting sports, and the Boy Scouts of America does that extremely well,” said Windham Weaponry President Warren Dyke in a Pine Tree Council of Boy Scouts press release.
Windham Weaponry’s owner, Richard Dyke, stated that “We are pleased to provide an exciting and safe experience for all youth and families who visit Camp Hinds”.
The new shooting sports range complex, which includes 4 multi-use bays, 5 range pavilions, a shotgun range, and a 100 meter rifle range, is the only Boy Scout-owned range of its type on the East Coast.

W.I.S.R. Mission Statement
We at Windham Indoor shooting Range & Retail Store pledge to practice high ethical business practices, superior customer service and provide only quality products for our customers. Our passion is providing world-class firearms training through the full spectrum of skill levels by our experienced professional instructors. Our highly qualified instructors are teachers first with a deep commitment to providing a safe, positive and effective learning experience. We believe in building strong relationships as we guide you through your selection of firearms, accessories and training to fulfill your shooting needs.
We’re always looking for your feedback on how we’re doing. Feel free to email me at anytime with questions or concerns – pjoyce@windhamindoorshootingrange.com  – Peter
What is Normalcy Bias?


Normalcy Bias is a state of mind that is common in our society. For every day that you live your life not touched by violence it takes you longer to identify and react to a violent situation. Identifying a potential risk or threat to your safety is called situational awareness. Once you identify the risk your training will give you the skills and you will commit to action instead of panicking in fear.


All of our instructors have real world experience carrying and handling firearms in stressful and sometimes chaotic situations. We offer a wide range of courses to build and master skills. Visit our website to view our courses and training schedule.
Don’t be a victim!
Register for Training Courses online at:
The Windham Indoor Shooting Range, 
where “Training Begins at the Door.”
999 Roosevelt Trail, Windham, Maine * Tel.: 207-892-0274
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We regularly respond to questions and topics on this informative website.


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



Your feedback is always welcome.
Feel free to send us photos of how you enjoy using your Windham Weaponry rifle. We would love to hear from you.
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