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Windham Weaponry is one of the most exciting up-and-coming gunmakers in America. The Maine-based manufacturer has dedicated themselves to producing top-shelf rifles, especially on the AR-15 platform, but is constantly expanding their collection. “The Quality Goes In, Before The Rifle Goes Out” is their motto and it’s clear that they take this very seriously. So let’s get to it and take a closer look at this truly an American success story.
Windham Weaponry has a short yet quite interesting backstory that helps explain how they’ve grown so quickly. The Maine-based arms company is run by Richard Dyke, the man behind Bushmaster Firearms’ resurgence. Dyke purchased Bushmaster back in 1976 after an unfortunate bankruptcy and helped rebuild the gunmaker into a market powerhouse. After selling Bushmaster to Cerberus Capital Management in 2006, Dyke launched Windham Weaponry and brought many of his former employees with him. Besides for a show of good faith, this respectable decision enabled Dyke and Windham to start one-step ahead and produce top-shelf products from the get-go. In fact, the small gunmaker almost feels like a family business, where everyone is invested in the company’s success.
Windham Weaponry AR 15
Windham’s collection of AR-15 platform rifles is rather unusual and quite impressive. Although many of these rifles have more traditional designs, they offer premium modern performance. Windham has a surprising catalog filled with all kinds of firearms, including rifles, pistols, and state-compliant firearms. For instance, the Maine-based gunmaker has rifles specially designed for those fascist-leaning states, such as California and New York. Likewise, they offer users a wide-variety of calibers, including some less than traditional options. In addition to .300 Blackout and 6.5 Creedmoor, they also manufacture firearms chambered in .450 Thumber and .224 Valkyrie.
One of the best Windham rifles on the market is the Way of the Gun Performance Carbine, chambered in .223 Rem/5.56mm NATO. The semi-auto carbine is loaded with sweet specs and features including a Magpul MOE 6-position telescoping buttstock and Midwest Industries 15” free-float SS KEYMOD forend. Furthermore, they’ve integrated a BCM MOD1 Compensator, charging handle, and Gunfighter MOD2 Pistol Grip.
Windham Weaponry 308
The .308 Winchester round is gaining popularity more and more every day and is arguably the most popular short-action, big-game hunting cartridge on the market. Windham decided to join in on the fun and the result is pretty spectacular. I’m particularly fond of their .308 Hunter in their Electroless Nickel finish (MIL-C-26074E). These long-range rifles also feature a Hogue overmolded grip and 4150M chrome moly vanadium steel fluted barrel, topped with a classic A2 flash suppressor. Overall, their premier .308 rifle won’t disappoint. It simply works and works well, shot after shot.
Windham Weaponry SRC
Windham Weaponry is famous for their variety of SRC firearms, or Sight Ready Carbines. While there are a few of these highly-rated carbines in their catalog, it’s hard not to get caught up on the SRC-THD. This unique rifle is truly something to behold. Its unusual style is thanks to its New York-compliant Thordsen stock, but there’s more than meets the eye with this guy. The SRC-THD also features a durable hardcoat black anodized finish, chrome lined barrel with a crowned muzzle, and M4 double heat shield handguard.
Overall, the sky is the limit with Windham Weaponry and I’m excited to see where it’ll go. Although they primarily manufacture AR-15 platform rifles, the Maine-based gunmaker is constantly expanding and now produces pistol caliber carbines, law enforcement weapons & equipment, offers firearms training, and even has an indoor range.
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