Remington Auctioned Off

From Bloomberg News: Remington Auctioned Off to Seven Bidders in Bankruptcy Court.

The business is being carved up as follows:

  • Vista Outdoor Inc. for its Lonoke ammunitions business and certain IP assets
  • Roundhill Group LLC for its non-Marlin firearms business
  • Sierra Bullets LLC for its Barnes ammunitions business
  • Sturm, Ruger, & Co. for its Marlin firearms business
  • JJE Capital Holdings LLC for DPMS, H&R, Stormlake, AAC and Parker brands
  • Franklin Armory Holdings Inc. for Bushmaster brand and some related assets
  • Sportsman’s Warehouse Inc. for Tapco brands

Vista Outdoor is the owner of Federal Ammunition, so a logical buyer for the Lonoke, Arkansas plant.  I don’t know who Roundhill Group is, but it looks like they’ll be selling the Remington rifles and shotguns going forward.  And Sturm, Ruger will pick up the Marlin brand.

10 Tips on Successful Firearm Maintenance for New Owners

From the CSSA e-newsletter I learn of this useful web page:

10 Tips on Successful Firearm Maintenance for New Owners

“Cleaning your firearms isn’t the most exciting of tasks, but it’s necessary to keep your gun performing at its best. “

If you’re an experienced gun owner, there’s probably little there that’s new to you, but if you’re just starting out, give it a read.

Regular Meeting Oct. 5

Our next meeting will be held on Thursday, October 5th, at 7:30 pm, at our clubhouse (click for map).  Visitors are always welcome!

At this meeting we will have samples and order forms for club shirts / hoodies / jackets.   If you are interested, come out and make your selection.  We will place the order very soon after the October meeting.

And don’t forget our Turkey Shoot coming up on Saturday, September 30th, from 10 am to 4 pm.  This is a friendly and informal target shooting competition, with opportunities for both .22 rifle and 12-gauge shotgun.

Regular Meeting Sept. 7

With the end of August, we resume our regular monthly meeting schedule.  Our next meeting will be held on Thursday, September 7th, at 7:30 pm, at our clubhouse (click for map).  Visitors are always welcome!

And don’t forget our Turkey Shoot coming up on Saturday, September 30th, from 10 am to 2 pm or thereabouts.  This is a friendly and informal target shooting competition, with opportunities for both .22 rifle and 12-gauge shotgun.  (Turkeys are the prizes, not the targets!)  Newcomers are very welcome — a great way to get started!