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Old February 26th, 2012, 10:19 AM   #1
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Windham Weaponry AR-15 Rifles

Anyone have any knowledge on the quality of their rifles ? http://www.windhamweaponry.com/shopc...sp?type=Rifles

I have an opprotunity to pick up one for a great price but because I have never heard of them I'm a little leery.
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Old February 26th, 2012, 10:21 AM   #2
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It's my understanding that they are essentially a Bushmaster. I believe the ocmpany was founded by employees of Bushmaster after they were bought out.


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Old February 26th, 2012, 10:25 AM   #3
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I found this:
http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/201...dham-weaponry/


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Old February 26th, 2012, 10:50 AM   #4
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Nice to see someone bring jobs back to people who were laid off so a multi million dollar company could save a few pennies.
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Old February 26th, 2012, 10:54 AM   #5
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Looks like I'll be picking up a new rifle for a great price
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Old February 26th, 2012, 11:02 AM   #6
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Is there a dealer in md carrying these?
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Old February 26th, 2012, 11:04 AM   #7
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Is there a dealer in md carrying these?
Engage has a few.


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Old February 26th, 2012, 11:05 AM   #8
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Is there a dealer in md carrying these?
Gun Connection is.


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Old February 26th, 2012, 03:22 PM   #9
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I just spent some time trying to find out as much as I could on this company and the quality of their merchandise and I stumbled upon this interesting comparison thread where a rep from windham gives detailed specs and some pics on their product. The link to that thread if anyone is interested is here. http://forums.1911forum.com/showthre...=343485&page=2

The hbc model coming in at around 800 give or take really seems like a great buy after looking at the comparisons not to mention the lifetime warranty even if ownership is transferred.
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Old February 26th, 2012, 03:27 PM   #10
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The one's I've seen look better than the current Bushmaster stuff as far as fit and finish goes. I don't much like how their barrels are 1:9, but they seem otherwise legit.


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Old February 26th, 2012, 03:34 PM   #11
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I looked into them when I was deciding what upper I wanted. They are the folks who made bushmasters before Freedom Group bought the brand. The reviews I've read said the quality was equal if not better than the older bushmasters, the good ones that made the bushmaster brand famous.

I asked them a few questions on ar15.com and they answered promptly.


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Old February 26th, 2012, 03:35 PM   #12
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Yes they are working on gov profile barrel and I think they have 1:7 now as well or are about to
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Old February 26th, 2012, 03:41 PM   #13
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From what I could tell they seem to be very interested in public response and opinions on mil spec and quality of materials. From the looks of it they are going to try and become a well respected brand and seem to be taking the right steps toward that goal.
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Old February 26th, 2012, 04:16 PM   #14
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The one I handled at Gun Connection looked nicely built to my untrained eye.


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Old February 26th, 2012, 05:34 PM   #15
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+1 on this, I held one a couple weeks ago.


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Old February 26th, 2012, 06:39 PM   #16
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Accurate Pawn and Tackle had a bunch in stock last week when I was there.
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Old February 26th, 2012, 06:43 PM   #17
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Almost positive I'm going to try and find a good price on a hbc.. Waiting on windham to get back to me about their heavy barrels being engraved as hbar. Hoping for a yes as this will make finding c and c much easier
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Almost positive I'm going to try and find a good price on a hbc.. Waiting on windham to get back to me about their heavy barrels being engraved as hbar. Hoping for a yes as this will make finding c and c much easier
I'd send Engage Armament a PM, if you're really trying to get the rifle. They sell HBARs as HBARs regardless of how they're labeled.


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Old March 3rd, 2012, 08:26 PM   #19
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I just bought one today at Engage, I'll post range results after I finish the 7 day MSP waltz
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Old March 3rd, 2012, 08:39 PM   #20
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Well...just cause no one else has said it and because we need a dose of AR snobbery around here...
Just buy a Colt.


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