Vol. 5 / Issue #7 / July 2016

Mark at SFGC
Mark Eliason, VP Sales & Marketing

We hope you all enjoyed a wonderful 4th of July! Here in Maine we're appreciating all the beautiful sunny weather we've had - and we invite you come to Maine whenever you can to enjoy all our beautiful State has to offer. You could even stop in Windham to try our new 12, Lane State of the Art Shooting Range. Yes, we have Rental or Try Before You Buy Firearms!  

If Varmint Hunting is part of your future plans, consider one of our superbly accurate VEX models. This month we are featuring the R20FSSFTWS-EN-1 model. What - you might wonder - does all that alphabet soup mean? R20F indicates a 20" barreled rifle fluted for light weight; SS describes the 416R Stainless Steel barrel material; FTWS says that this model features a full laminated stock and forend set of Maine Birch Hardwood; and EN indicates the unique Electroless Nickel finish on the forged aluminum receivers. The VEX series is specifically chambered for .223 Rem. to handle the heavy bullet varmint cartridges most hunters would select - though it will just as easily and safely fire 5.56mm ammunition. This fine Varmint Rifle is shipped with a 5 Round Magazine to comply with hunting regulations, a non-slip and comfortable Hogue Overmolded Rubber Pistol Grip and a set of Picatinny Rail Scope Risers, so all you have to do is add your favorite scope, sight it in and go looking for woodchucks, prairie dogs or coyotes.

All our rifles and accessories can be seen at or call us for a free catalog (1-855-808-1888).

As always, hunt and shoot safely, and feel free to contact us with any AR related questions.
This Month's Feature:
Windham Weaponry VEX Pepper/Nickel Varmint Rifle

Enough Varmint Rifle to make critters shake in their boots (if they wore boots!)
Model: R20FSSFTWS-EN-1   MSRP: $1,480.00
Caliber: .223 Rem.
Weight/Length: 8.35 lbs without magazine. / 38.1875" overall
Type:  Rifle, Semi-Automatic, Gas Impingement System
Magazine: 5 Rounds (accepts all other capacity magazines)
Receiver: Forged 7075 T6 aluminum flat top upper receiver with integral Mil Std 1913 rail 
Receiver Finish: Electroless Nickel Plated
Bolt:  Carpenter 158 Steel
Barrel:  20" Stainless Steel - Fluted - Matte Finished - with Sling Stud
Barrel Material: Precision 416R Stainless Steel
Rifling: 1 x 8" Right Hand Twist
Stock/Forend: Laminated Maine Birch Hardwood - Pepper Finish
Pistol Grip: Hogue Overmolded Rubber Pistol Grip
Rear Sight: None - Ready for Scope or Optic of Choice on ½" Riser Blocks
Front Sight: None - Picatinny Rail Gas Block
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: Installing the Phase 5 Extended Bolt Release for .308

First make sure the weapon is unloaded and remove the upper from the lower half of the rifle.
Using a 1/16" Allen wrench, remove the bolt catch pin. A long straight Allen wrench as pictured is easiest, but you can also use a small L shaped Allen wrench as well.

Place the Phase 5 bolt release in the bolt catch slot and reinsert the bolt catch pin. Tighten down with the Allen wrench. You can also put a small drop of blue 242 Loctite on the threads to insure that the pin will not work loose over time.

Now by simply using your trigger finger you can release the bolt from the locked back position. This makes it very quick and easy to release the bolt after a magazine change without having to move the rifle from your target or your left hand from the handguard.

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
This month's question is:
What is the Special Build Program ?
Our Special Build Program allows you to order a custom built rifle through your local FFL Dealer. Your uniquely configured rifle will be built at the factory to suit your individual taste and shooting style. Most Windham Weaponry rifle models can be ordered with a wide variety of our Windham Weaponry accessories custom installed by our professional Gunsmiths.

First, choose the rifle and list of accessories we offer (see website or catalog) that you would like installed on your rifle. Then visit your local FFL gun dealer and ask them to call us for pricing. The dealer will order the rifle, we will build it and ship directly to your dealer.

If you have any questions about this process, or parts compatibility, please give us call.

Note: You can also have us build an Upper Receiver Assembly with accessory parts of your choice. We can do that through a direct factory order, so just tell us what you want!

Questions? Send to:

Karen Fogarty, Asst. to VP Sales & Marketing   

Last Month, we notified you all about Windham Weaponry's Newsletter Editor, Karen Fogarty - who is also our Assistant to the Vice President of Sales and Marketing. She was struck from behind by an uninsured motorist while riding her Harley on May 21st. 
A Fundraiser has been established to help her through this difficult and expensive time, so we offer to all our readers the opportunity to help Karen, and at the same get a chance to win one of 3 great rifles! Go to this link to purchase tickets:

Matt Hasty, Retail Sales Manager

Field Repair Kit for 7.62x39mm Rifles 
Price: $ 39.95
This Kit will keep your 7.62x39mm Windham Weaponry Rifle fully functional in the field - a complete selection of the necessary emergency parts to keep your rifle firing. All are top quality Windham Weaponry parts including: a 7.62x39 Firing Pin (note the groove around its head for 7.62 identification); a Firing Pin Retaining Pin; Bolt Cam Pin; 7.62x39 Extractor Cartridge; Extractor Pin; Extractor Spring; Extractor Spring Insert; a set of 3 Bolt Gas Rings; Hammer and Trigger Springs; Disconnector Spring; Hammer and Trigger Pins; a Front Sight post (the taller .040" height); an A1/A2 Front Sight Adjusting Tool; and a CP-02 Chamber Plug/Safety Tool. Never be without these critical parts in your range bag!
Todd C
Todd J. Coons, VP Law Enforcement & International Sales


I hope that everyone had a fantastic July 4th holiday!
I would like to give a personal THANK YOU to all of you out there who have served, and who are serving this great country. We here at Windham Weaponry appreciate you all so much.
I'll be heading to Texas shortly for the Texas Sheriff's Show that is being held in Grapevine, TX at the Gaylord Texan Hotel. I will be in Booth #708 so if you plan to attend, PLEASE come by and say hello. I will have our prototype AR Pistol with a Folding Arm Brace to show you.
Last month I ran a special on the AR15 Pistol with the NEW Arm Brace and I would like to thank all of you that took advantage of thAT special as we sold out in 4 days!
I know that the AR market is in a buying mode right now, but please remember if you are in law enforcement or in the military, and you are in need of one of the best AR's on the market please don't hesitate to reach out to me here at Windham Weaponry. We will always be here to fill your needs.
Also if you are a department that is being told by another manufacturer it will be several months for your rifles to arrive, please give me a call as we will prioritize your order to make sure you have the right tools for the job. 

Stay safe out there, 
Todd J. Coons
Vice President, Law Enforcement & International Sales 
If you're vacationing in Maine or live nearby, 
remember we're always open, rain or shine! 
Come in to put a few down-range...
And keep watching our website for news of other special events in the future! 
We are conveniently located in the Windham Business Park on Rte 302 in North Windham, Maine.
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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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