Vol. 5 / Issue #4 / April 2016

Mark at SFGC
Mark Eliason, VP Sales & Marketing

Spring is certainly upon us and with varmints afoot, what better season to go afield with a new camo Windham Weaponry Varmint Exterminator? 

Our feature gun this month in TrueTimber Camo, it has a 20" precision stainless barrel fluted for light weight and chambered in the Compass Lake Spec with matched Carpenter 158 steel bolt; it will bring those long shots within reach. The TrueTimber Camo finish "lock, stock & barrel" keeps you from spooking the wariest of critters and is tough enough to outlive them all.

We are counting down the last few days of our Spring Retail Promotion.  If you need extra magazines, a scope or whatever that tax return might prompt the need for, we are offering a 10% discount and free ground shipping on all orders of $50 or more. Just use the code "PHIL" at checkout.
If you'll be at the NRA Show in Louisville, Kentucky May 20 through 22, please drop in at our Booth,  #2847.  We'll be pleased to see you!

See all our rifles and accessories at or call us for a free catalog.

As always, hunt and shoot safely, and feel free to contact us with any AR related questions.
This Month's Feature:
Windham Weaponry TrueTimber Camo VEX
A camo model ready for the varmint hunters!
Model: R20FFSSFTS-C6   MSRP: $1,470.50
Calibers: .223 Rem.
Weight / Length: 8.2 lbs without Magazine. / 38.5"
Type:  Rifle - Semi-Automatic, Gas Impingement System
Magazine: 5 Rounds for hunting regulations - accepts all other sizes
Receiver: Forged 7075 T6 Aluminum -  Flat Top Upper Receiver with Integral Mil Std 1913 Rail 
Receiver Finish: Hard Coat Black Anodize with TrueTimber Camo Finish
Bolt:  Carpenter 158 Steel   Chamber: Compass Lake Specification with Matched Bolt
Barrel:  20" Stainless Steel - Fluted - Matte Finish
Barrel Material: Precision 416R Stainless Steel
Rifling: 1 x 8" Right Hand Twist / 6 Lands & Grooves
Pistol Grip: A2 Plastic Pistol Grip with TrueTimber Camo Finish
Buttstock: A2 Solid Stock with SLing Swivel - TrueTimber Camo Finish
Forend: Knirled, Vented Aluminum Free-Float Handguard with TruTimber Camo Finish
Rear Sight: None - Mil Std 1913 Rail ready for Scope; Optic or Accessory Rear Sight
Front Sight: None - Railed Gas Block ready for Accessory Front Sight
Includes: Lockable Hard Plastic Case  / Black Web Sling / Full Color Operator & Safety Manual / Transferable Lifetime Warranty
See your local FFL Dealer to purchase.
Erik at his bench

Erik Winter, Windham Weaponry Gunsmith

TOPIC: Inside the Windham Weaponry WW-15

The vast majority of AR15 shooters have a good idea about how the weapons work, but for those of you that might like a clearer view, here is a look inside. 

First, here is the gas port coming out of the barrel and into the gas block. When a round is fired and the bullet passes the port, the hot gasses enter the port and then into the gas tube.

The hot gasses travel down the gas tube entering the gas key on top of the bolt carrier. Through a port in the carrier the gasses blow into the area at the back of the bolt itself. This forces the carrier backwards away from the bolt. As the carrier moves backwards the cam pin that goes into the bolt through it, slides in a notch that forces the bolt to rotate. This rotates and unlocks the bolt after the pressure of the fired round has dropped with the bullet exiting the bore. This allows the carrier to continue its backward motion to the rear stopping when it goes as far back as it can against the buffer and spring. The empty case is simultaneously extracted and ejected from the gun and the carrier moves back forward under tension of the buffer spring, stripping a fresh round from the magazine and chambering it into battery.

Carrier compressing buffer and spring all the way to the rear.

This shows what the hammer and trigger positions look like when the bolt is locked to the rear. When the gun is fired and the hammer comes back, the disconnector engages the hook on the back of the hammer holding it back. When the trigger is released it drops off of the disconnector and stops on the sear which is on the trigger at the sear notch in the hammer. This makes it so the gun can only be fired one shot at a time or in "semi-auto" only.

This is where the forward assist pawl engages the notches in the bolt carrier assembly. If the weapon does not go fully into battery when chambering a round, pushing the forward assist helps the carrier forward to send the bolt all the way into battery.

We will have this Cutaway Rifle on display at the NRA Show in Louisville, Kentucky, May 20 - 22, along with lots of other fine Windham rifles. Come see us!
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
QUESTION:  How do I install the black web sling that was included with my rifle?  Part Number 12624561)

ANSWERThe following pictures will show you a step by step guide.:

Karen Fogarty, Asst. to VP Sales & Marketing   

In this Section, we feature comments and photos from our Customers. We welcome your submissions at
Subject: VEX Barrel Kit Build
I wanted to share with you guys my AR build that features your VEX barrel kit. This barrel has surpassed
my accuracy expectations and delivered exactly what I was after in my search for the ultimate prairie dog gun. 
Thanks for the great product!
Blake K.

Subject: Hog Hunt

My SRC-308 TimberTec Camo rifle is not only my favorite gun to shoot. I bought it last year for hog hunting this year. Wanted to share how it did. This gun is a beast.
Thanks Windham Weaponry

Vincent M.

Subject: Thanks for a great gun.

Thanks for a great gun, I've harvested many animals and was very surprised with the accuracy.
Thanks Again Dan P. a/k/a Dano

To send Newsletter comments or suggestions, contact:
Matt Hasty, Retail Sales Manager

Rubber Plug for AR15 / M16 Standard Plastic Pistol Grip
Part #: PG-A2-PLUG
Price: $4.50
This pressure fit black rubber plug inserts into the base of standard A2 plastic AR15/M16 pistol grips to provide an internal storage space for small parts, and a more finished appearance to the grip. It is molded of black rubber with ridges to hold it securely in place within the base of the grip. This grip will also fit Hogue Grips. Made in the U.S.A.

Buttstock Q.D. Sling Mount Socket for AR15 / M16 Telestocks
Price: $8.95
This machined steel Quick Detach Sling Mount Socket replaces the sling loop on most Telestocks. To install, simply utilize the existing screw, and add your own Q.D. Sling Swivel to make sling removal much easier & quicker. Will also fit solid A2 Buttstocks. Machined steel with a black manganese phosphate finish. Made in the U.S.A.

Todd C
Todd J. Coons, VP Law Enforcement & International Sales


I would like to give a big shout out to all the officers that stopped by our booth at TTPOA, Texas Tactical Police Officers Association Conference, as it's always great to be able to meet in person the officers that I've been doing business with over the years.

TTPOA is a show that I look forward to every year and this year was no disappointment. I would like to give a special thank you to Christian from Dallas SWAT as well as the guys from TX DPS that stopped by the booth.

May is going to be an exciting month as we will be attending the NRA show in Louisville, KY from the 19th to the 22nd. We will be in booth #2847 so please come by and see what's new with Windham Weaponry.

I would also like to remind you all to check out our training link to see where we are holding our Windham Weaponry armorers courses:

If you have any questions on the training please reach out to Cindy or me  and we would be glad to assist you. or

Some of you might know that Windham Weaponry sponsors a few cowboys throughout the year, and for the NFR finals in Vegas at the end of the year. One of those cowboys is Tim O'Connell and WW is proud to be a sponsor for Tim. Congratulations Tim on another GREAT win!!  Keep up the great job.

Stay safe out there, 
Todd J. Coons
Vice President, Law Enforcement & International Sales 
Come try Southern Maine's newest and finest shooting range!
The Windham Indoor Shooting Range and Retail Store offers classes for concealed carry, basic personal defense, advanced personal defense, and many other fields of firearms training.  For their NRA qualified instructors "training begins at the door" no matter what level of experience you have.
Experienced gun counter sales personnel and attentive Range Safety Officers will ensure that you enjoy a satisfying shooting experience in a safe environment. 
For a complete list of instructional courses, go to:!classes/c20uh

The state-of-the-art 12 lane, 25-yard firing range is ready for your next practice session, recreational outing or corporate event.

The Retail Store offers a broad selection of parts, accessories and ammunition, and even antique firearms appraisals. If we don't have what you want, our dedicated staff will order it for you. We are conveniently located in the Windham Business Park on Rte 302 in North Windham.
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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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