Windham Weaponry? Heard of it?


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MolleMan
February 5, 2012, 07:15 PM
Acadamy Sports has a good deal on a AR-15, would like some input on these rifles. Internet says that there us made out of a old bushmaster plant. Anybody know if there any good and are milspec?

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NeuseRvrRat
February 5, 2012, 07:32 PM
Bushmaster (well, Freedom Group, really) abandoned the overpriced yankee labor and left Windham, Maine for North Carolina. Some of the ex-employees got together and started Windham Weaponry.

It's got a transferrable lifetime warranty, so at least if it's junk you can get a new piece of junk to replace it every time it breaks. Still kinda early to tell if it's worth a crap, but they probably don't actually make any parts anyways. They just snap the parts together.

68wj
February 5, 2012, 07:44 PM
The one that I held looked good, but that doesn't mean much. Basically, it is a Pre-Freedom Group Bushmaster.

Z-Michigan
February 5, 2012, 07:59 PM
As you already know, the prior owners and employees of the original Bushmaster, now that FGI has moved Bushmaster-brand production to Ilion, NY (not NC as far as I know) alongside Remington, Marlin, and whatever else is getting made there.

They are probably decent but nothing special. I'd consider one at a very good price, but wouldn't pay any premium at all - too many better choices that are quite affordable right now.

MolleMan
February 5, 2012, 08:23 PM
$799? i don't know, about every LGS around me is out of decent ARs that arent $1200 its getting quite fustrating

mshootnit
February 5, 2012, 08:27 PM
I would put my money down for one. These folks have it all on the line, and when American workers are motivated like that they usually turn out a hell of a product. That, and they are out to make a name too.

NeuseRvrRat
February 5, 2012, 09:05 PM
As you already know, the prior owners and employees of the original Bushmaster, now that FGI has moved Bushmaster-brand production to Ilion, NY (not NC as far as I know) alongside Remington, Marlin, and whatever else is getting made there.

you are correct. they are made in NY. only Bushmaster's headquarters is in Madison, NC.

RustHunter87
February 5, 2012, 09:10 PM
Ya bushmaster left windham , so they could make Cheap Rem Crap and sell it at the same prices

Detritus
February 5, 2012, 10:52 PM
$799? i don't know, about every LGS around me is out of decent ARs that arent $1200 its getting quite fustrating


Have you tried your local Academy store yet? $799 is their (our, i work for the local store) going rate for the Windham version of an Optics Ready Carbine (Flat top M4gery)

68wj
February 5, 2012, 11:28 PM
Have you tried your local Academy store yet? $799 is their (our, i work for the local store) going rate for the Windham version of an Optics Ready Carbone (Flat top M4gery)
Yep: http://www.academy.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product_10151_10051_465709_-1?N=39632024+933739036+4294953904

The S&W Sport can be had for even less: http://www.academy.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product_10151_10051_407803_-1?N=39632024+933739036+4294965779

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