Friday, January 23, 2015

New firearm created from Idaho-only parts, products

Thirteen Idaho recreation-technology companies joined to create a complete, functioning firearm made only from parts and products manufactured in Idaho. Nightforce Optics of Orofino is among the companies that participated.

The project was organized by tactical Export Strategies organized the project. The firearm will be on display at the 2015 Shooting Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show in Las Vegas, NV, this week, at the Sands Expo Center in the Idaho Commerce booth (booth 2943).

In addition to Nightforce Optics, who supplied the firearm’s scope and scope mounts, participating companies include: ATK Blackhawk in Lewiston, who supplied the stock, pistol grip, bi-pod, and sling; Seekins Precision of Lewiston, who supplied the lower receiver; Am-Tac Precision of Garden City, who supplied the upper receiver and bolt assembly; ‌Forward Moving Training Center of Boise, who supplied a training donation; and ‌Gem-Tech of Boise, who supplied the suppressor.

Also Hooker Tactical of Arco, who supplied the scope camera for training; Kryptek Outdoor Group of Eagle, who supplied the gun case; ‌Lone Wolf Distributors of Priest River, who supplied the trigger kit, custom engraving, and miscellaneous parts; ‌MCM Firearms of Nampa, who supplied the custom Kryptek camo skin; MGM Targets of Caldwell, who supplied the switchview scope lever; Primary Weapon Systems of Boise, who supplied the barrel and enhanced buffer tube; and Unique AR’s of McCall, who supplied the hand guard and custom cutting of IGC logo, and the paint design.

After being displayed at the SHOT Show, the firearm will be donated to the 2015 Governor’s Cup, a 501(c)(3) that provides scholarship money to Idaho students pursuing post-secondary education within Idaho.

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