WTTA

Walk the Talk America

WTTA initiative, a non-profit organization dedicated to making positive change in relationship to mental health, and firearm awareness. Through organizing a profound team of experts from different fields, and all walks of life, unbiased by politics, media, or personal prejudice – WTTA seeks to input opportunities to enhance communication, compassion, calls to action and education.

  • June 15, 2018 by Michael Sodini

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Armscor USA

USA office opened in 1985
Nevada, Montana

Armscor history in Philippines

  • 1941 – Don Celso Tuason purchases Sportsman’s Headquarters
  • 1952 – In postwar Philippines, Don Celso Tuason obtains the first license in his country to begin firearm and ammunition manufacturing
  • 1952 – The company is renamed Squires Bingham Manufacturing Inc.
  • 1965 – Don Celso turns over control of the company to his three sons: Bolo, Butch, Concoy
  • 1980 – Squires Bingham Manufacturing Inc. is reorganized
    – becomes Arms Corporation of the Philippines (ARMSCOR)
    – Demetrio “Bolo” Tuason is named Chairman and President
  • Armscor bult 1911s for
    – Charles Daly
    – Tanfoglio
    – Rock Island Armory


  • 1985 – Armscor Precision International opens its first office in the US
  • 1985 – acquires the Rock Island Armory brand
    – partly outsourced to IMBEL (Indústria de Material Bélico do Brasil)
    – distributed in the U.S. by SARCO
    – rebranded Armscor  1911s
  • 1997 – the second manufacturer awarded the ISO 9001 certification
  • 2011 – new production facilities in Stevensville, Montana
    – Armscor USA Ammo
  • 2012 – Martin Tuason becomes new president
  • 2016 – Open US Manufacturing plant in Pahrump, NV
  • 2017  M200 .38 caliber revolver


Armscor USA and Rock Island Armory
150 North Smart Way
Pahrump, NV 89060

(775) 537-1444

Jimenez Arms

2004
California, Nevada

  • August 2004 Paul Jimenez, bought the bankrupt Bryco Arms
  • reopened in Costa Mesa, California
  • August 30, 2006 moved to Henderson, Nevada
  • one of the “Ring of Fire” Manufacturers
  • 2020 Kansas City, Missouri sued the company
  • February 2020 filed for chapter 7 bankruptcy

Jimenez Arms
7380 Eastgate Rd #150
Henderson, NV 89011

jimenezarmsinc.com

Chipotle Publishing

started in 2017

  • E. Daniel Shea Editor-in-Chief
  •  two physical magazines
  • 1997 Small Arms Review magazine
  • Small Arms Defense Journal

Chipotle Publishing
631 N. Stephanie St. #282
Henderson, NV 89014

702.565.0746

chipotlepublishing.com

Mule Deer Foundation

formed July 1988
California, Nevada, Utah

  • 1988 Founded in Redding, California
  • 1992 first National Convention in Reno, Nev
  • 1992 – 2006 national headquarters moved to Reno, Nevada
  • 1995 began publishing Mule Deer magazine
  •  1995 to 2004, MDF experienced highs and lows as a conservation organization
  • 2003, the Board of Directors implemented the Chapter Rewards Program for local chapters
  • July of 2005, the old Mule Deer magazine changed its format and look, turning into the MDF magazine
  •  2006, MDF teamed with the Foundation for North American Wild Sheep (FNAWS)
    –  “Buck-A-Rama.”convention in Reno, Nev
  • 2007 the first-ever Western Hunting and Conservation Expo (WHCE) in Salt Lake City, Utah

Mule Deer Foundation
1939 South 4130 West, Ste. H
Salt Lake City, Utah 84104

801-973-3940

muledeer.org

Rock Island Armory

USA office opened in 1985
Nevada, Montana

Armscor history in Philippines

  • 1941 – Don Celso Tuason purchases Sportsman’s Headquarters
  • 1952 – In postwar Philippines, Don Celso Tuason obtains the first license in his country to begin firearm and ammunition manufacturing
  • 1952 – The company is renamed Squires Bingham Manufacturing Inc.
  • 1965 – Don Celso turns over control of the company to his three sons: Bolo, Butch, Concoy
  • 1980 – Squires Bingham Manufacturing Inc. is reorganized
    – becomes Arms Corporation of the Philippines (ARMSCOR)
    – Demetrio “Bolo” Tuason is named Chairman and President
  • Armscor bult 1911s for
    – Charles Daly
    – Tanfoglio
    – Rock Island Armory


  • 1985 – Armscor Precision International opens its first office in the US
  • 1985 – acquires the Rock Island Armory brand
    – partly outsourced to IMBEL (Indústria de Material Bélico do Brasil)
    – distributed in the U.S. by SARCO
    – rebranded Armscor  1911s
  • 1997 – the second manufacturer awarded the ISO 9001 certification
  • 2011 – new production facilities in Stevensville, Montana
    – Armscor USA Ammo
  • 2012 – Martin Tuason becomes new president
  • 2016 – Open US Manufacturing plant in Pahrump, NV
  • 2017  M200 .38 caliber revolver

 


Armscor USA and Rock Island Armory
150 North Smart Way
Pahrump, NV 89060

(775) 537-1444

Calico

Calico Light Weapons Systems

founded October 1982
California, Nevada, Oregon

  • Oct 1982 in Bakersfield, California
    – California Instrument Company
    – totally new concept in firearms magazine technology was developed
  •  Pistols and pistol-caliber carbines
    – with 50 and 100 round magazines
  • May 1985 first working 100 round helical feed .22LR carbine prototype  successfully tested
  • 1985 first guns
  • June 1987 first 50 and 100 round 9mm “double helix” firearms were produced
  • 1998 moved to Sparks, Nevada
    – replacement parts produced
  • 2006 moved to Hillsboro, Oregon
    – full production of firearms resumed

Calico Firearms
1090 Hemlock St
Elgin, OR 97827

(541) 437-1031

calicofirearms.com