What about the new AR comp windham

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by Bender43718, Jan 19, 2012.

  1. Bender43718

    Bender43718 New Member

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    Do you think they will have same quality as bushmaster because they are ex workers?
     
  2. Quentin

    Quentin New Member

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    From what I've seen and read the Windham, Maine BMs are better than the new ones made in Ilion, NY.

    There are better choices for the same money so you might look elsewhere.
     

  3. Bender43718

    Bender43718 New Member

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    They are not BM firearms it is a entirely different company!Windham is a brand new company using Old BM workers.
     
  4. Quentin

    Quentin New Member

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    Do you have a link? Same machinery? Same suppliers?

    I'm curious, what makes you interested in trying a brand new company?
     
  5. tellmaster207

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    They're not a brand new company.
    The same owner who sold Bushmaster bought back his old facility & hired back his old employees. He did update some of the machinery. Most was still up to date.
    I wouldn't be surprised if one or more of his employes are members here.
     
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  6. Quentin

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    I bet there's an interesting story behind all this. And I wish them well but doubt the quality will be good enough to take a chance on this new venture when there are so many proven ARs already.
     
  7. mjkeat

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    It would be nice to have another quality AR on the market. The thing is if I'm not mistaken, same people, same machine, same product. I'm not holding my breath. Kicking old habits doesn't happen over night.
     
  8. tellmaster207

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    I'm not worried about their quality. Same machinery, parts & employees.
    I think they sold out @ a perfect time. But getting back into the already flooded market is kind of risky. Maybe they think they're going to get back all their clientele & those lucrative DOD contracts.

    I think the manufactures needs the new "must" have weapon. With so many company's concentrating on building AR's, 1911, building & importing AK's that some company will have the financing & vision for the next big thing.
    FN (among others) have some nice rifles with some nice technology Behind them. They are not getting the following of the the common everyday buyer because of high prices & the lack of readily available aftermarket bling. Anybody build an FN90 lately?

    I really hope than Windham Weaponry will become a leader again in the firearm community. They have cash, skill & a great reputation behind them. But how will they stand out is the question.
     
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  9. Quentin

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  10. ebbs

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    Hey fellas, I haven't been too present on the forum because of time, but wanted to add my 2 cents about the "new" Windham setup...

    First off, not just same plant employees (30 some if I remember right), but the same executives as well. Dick Dyke is the one who had money from the sale sitting in his pocket and felt a moral conviction when he saw "his" people finding themselves out of work. Windham's leadership still has major inroads with other related companies. I'm generally a skeptical person, but after shaking Richard Dyke's hand, looking him in the eye, and doing the same with Sales VP Mark Eliason, I feel like they're in it for the right reasons. Add the fact that they're building CA, NY and NJ legal ARs right off the line, and it shows they care about shooters all over the US, not just the ones in free states.
     
  11. Quentin

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    Well their specs are run of the mill and their prices are right there with Colt and BCM. Not a good business model I'd say.