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Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by Tenderribbs, Jun 3, 2012.

  1. Tenderribbs

    Tenderribbs New Member

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    Manufacturing AR 15 and assembling AR ? I love the show Redjacket if this is the same company that everyone is referring to . But arnt they just doing the same thing thAt many of us are doing ? assembling Ar ? I guess my question is how many companies actually produce their own uppers ,lowers, mags , etc.. As compared to outsourcing all componets and assembling them?
     
  2. Quentin

    Quentin New Member

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    Well nobody does it all in house but Colt, Daniel Defense and S&W come pretty close. They would be true AR manufacturers.
     

  3. Jpyle

    Jpyle New Member

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    To a certain extent, yes what many manufacturers do is assemble from outsourced parts. The difference lies in the volume. Building the occasional AR does not require a license, doing it frequently with the intent to sell is another story as you are now "in the firearms business."
     
  4. MikeJK

    MikeJK New Member

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    Q has it nailed.

    I think DD even makes some of their own fasteners.
     
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  5. jg3

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    Not that I am a fan of red jacket, but they do cnc both recievers in house rather than using forgings
     
  6. Quentin

    Quentin New Member

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    Of course their CNC equipment consists of a sledgehammer, pickaxe, shovel, duct tape, tie straps and bailing wire run by the bubba crew. :p
     
  7. SSGN_Doc

    SSGN_Doc Well-Known Member

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    Also for NFA weapons, if they are assembling into a NFA weapon that requires a tax stamp, due to being full auto, SBR, SBS, AOW, or assembling firearms for profit, they haceto be a manufacturer according to BATFE.