For those that may not be aware of some of the more interesting strategic couplings occurring, here is one to kick off your weekend.
Surgeon Rifles Joins Forces with AWC Suppressors
August 19, 2011
Strategic Armory Corps ("SAC") today announced that it has acquired Surgeon Rifles, Inc. of Prague, Oklahoma. For the past nine years Surgeon has manufactured a variety of the highest quality rifles, actions and other accessories for custom hunting and tactical rifle enthusiasts utilizing computer numerical controlled machining equipment. The Company's three primary stock rifles are the Scalpel Surgeon Tactical rifle, the Laser Surgeon F Class 1000yard rifle, and the Remedy Extreme long-range rifle. Additionally, the Company sells its proprietary Actions know as the 591 Short Action BDL Style Repeater, the 591 Short Action Single Shot, the 591 WSM Action, the 1086 Long Action Repeater, the 1581 XL Repeater Action, and the RSR Action. Surgeon builds a high quality rifle that is practically indestructible and has one of the highest degrees of accuracy on the market. Surgeon's tactical rifles dominate the major sniper matches in the U.S. with a large percentage of the finalists utilizing its rifles. Preston Pritchett, Surgeon's founder and leader will remain with the Company and will assist Strategic Armory Corp in the expansion of its other products and services.
SAC is also the owner of AWC Systems Technology as well as AWC Ammo. AWC Systems Technology is a 27 year old leading manufacturers of firearm sound suppressor equipment systems, commonly known as silencers. It is considered to be one of the three largest and one of the highest quality manufacturers of its products in stainless steel and titanium. AWC's customers include law enforcement, wildlife management, US military, foreign governments and individual firearm owners. SAC acquired AWC Systems Technology in November, 2010. AWC Ammo is a U.S. based manufacturer of match-grade ammunition sold to the commercial market. AWC Ammo providesammunition in a wide range of calibers including 9mm, 40 S&W, 45 ACP, 223 Rem, 308 WIN, 300 Win Mag, 338 Lapua, 50 BMGand several unique items including the 308 sub sonic cartridge.
Strategic Armory Corps acquires and operates leading providers of products and services in the firearms related industry. The Company's strategy includes the belief that combining product leaders in the firearms industry will allow the Company to provide the most efficient and appealing method of servicing the needs of its customers. Additionally, the sharing of technologies and expertise between these product leaders will allow the Company to provide the highest quality and technologies at the best value to its customers.
If your hung up on buying a custom action then whynot go all the way and buy the best of the best,,,In Rathdrum Idaho you will find BAT actions. Check out Kelbys for the Stolle and of coarse a 9 lug Weatherby can be on of the best.
No, the same company did not buy McMillan. Kelly called our office personally to tell us about the sale but the name of the buyer was not disclosed as it will be released sometime at the end of September, at least as far as I know.
Believe or don't as you see fit. I don't start rumors.
Stiller also make an action to a Shilen spec, which you buy from Shilen. That one accepts the popular Savage prefit barrels, but takes Rem 700 triggers and stocks. Welcome to Shilen Rifles, Inc.
Despite the link, click on actions after you study the barreled action offers (quite competitively priced for a custom).
Then there is Pierce. They are close to me in Lansing, MI. They make a Rem 700 clone action and also special actions for tube guns. Check it out Pierce Engineering
Plenty more but these are ones I am aware of and they have been around for a long time.