Kahr Arms

Founded in 1995
New York, Pennsylvania

  • founded by Justin Moon son of Sun Myung Moon (founder of the Unification Church)
  • 1999 Kahr Arms bought Auto-Ordnance Company
  • June 2010, Kahr bought Magnum Research
  • July 1, 2013 left New York state because of New York’s
    – Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act (NY SAFE Act)
    – purchased 620 acres in Pike County, Pennsylvania
  • January 2015, the Kahr Arms company changed to the Kahr Firearms Group
  • August 11, 2015 grand opening of 40,000-square-foot headquarters

 

Kahr Arms

Kimber Manufacturing

founded in 1979

  • 1950s Jack Warne started Sporting Arms (Sportco) in Adelaide, South Australia
  • 1968 Omark Industries purchased Sporting Arms
  • 1968 Jack Warne moved to Oregon
  • 1979 founded as “Kimber of Oregon” by Jack Warne in Clackamas, Oregon
    – accurate .22 long rifle caliber rifles
  • second manufacturing plant in Colton, Oregon
  • 1989, Kimber of Oregon sold to WTD Industries, Inc (Bruce Engel)
    – later went bankrupt
    – Kimber of Oregon’s tooling ended up in a Portland junkyard
  • 1990 Dan Cooper (fomer Kimber employee) founded Cooper Firearms of Montana
  • February 1991 Jack Warne founded the Warne Manufacturing Company
    – manufactured new rifle scope mounting system
  • Mid 1990s  Greg Warne & Les Edelman purchased the original tooling and partnered to found Kimber of America
    – Edelman forced Greg Warne out
  • 2002 LAPD SWAT chose a Custom TLE II as standard issue

Dan Wos

  • 2nd Amendment  public speaker
  • 2016 Author of  “Good Gun Bad Guy – Behind the Lies of the Anti-Gun Radical”
  • 2017 Author of   “Good Gun Bad Guy 2 – Destroying the Anti-Gun Narrative.”
  • Loaded Mic Podcast
  •  

www.goodgunbadguy.net


From the Gun Rights Policy Conference 2019

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Exeq4FOG5hU

https://gunstreamer.com/watch/the-word-need-dan-wos-good-gun-bad-buy-grpc-2019_oVmcTYLxEKlorb4.html

Dr Robert Young

– Practicing psychiatrist
– Member of Doctors For Responsible Gun Ownership (DRGO)

Dr. Young speaks with Charles Heller of “America Armed & Free” about allowing hospital workers to be armed, boundary violations by unqualified doctors talking to patients about guns and other subjects. (Related to FOPA) Originally aired 3/6/2016

Dan Wesson

 incorporated in 1968
Norwich, New York

  • 1852 Smith & Wesson was founded by Horace Smith and Daniel B. Wesson
  • 1873 Daniel B. Wesson. Mr. Wesson purchased Mr. Smith’s interest in S&W
  • April 22, 1916 Daniel B. Wesson II  (born) in Springfield, Massachusetts
  • 1938 – 1963 Daniel B. Wesson II worked at Smith & Wesson
  • 1965 Smith & Wesson purchased by Bangor-Punta
  • 1968 Dan Wesson Arms founded in Monson, Massachusetts
  • 1996 moved to Norwich, New York
  • 2005 bought by CZ-USA
    Female CEO Alice Poluchová

Dan Wesson
65 Borden Ave.
Norwich, NY 13815

(800) 955-4486

danwessonfirearms.com

Peggy Tartaro

1955

  • 1979 joined Gun Week newspaper
    – held positions in circulation and advertising through 1989
    – published by the non-profit Second Amendment Foundation Inc
  • 1989 Joseph Tartaro (father) took over the then-new “Women & Guns” magazine
  • 1989 associate editor “Women & Guns” magazine
  • 1993 became Executive Editor
  • 1990- 2019 Editor of Women & Guns magazine
  • 1997 trustee of the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms
  • treasurer of Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms
  •  managing editor of The Gun Mag.com
  • 2007  NRA’s Sybil Luddington Women’s Freedom Award
  • member of Shooters Committee on Political Education (SCOPE, Inc.)
  • NRA Life Member
  • served for several years as a member of the National Rifle Association’s Women’s Policies Committee

Paxton Quigley

Coming from a liberal, mid-western, anti-gun background, Paxton Quigley made an about-face when her best friend was raped. She vowed not to let it happen to her. She bought a gun and became an expert on self-defense. Her first book Armed & Female was a best seller. She became a spokesperson for Smith & Wesson and a firearms instructor.

  • graduate of Northwestern University in Communications
  • Masters Degree in Anthropology from the University of Chicago
  • 1968 presidential-campaign staff of Senator Robert Kennedy
  • Helped create the National Committee for Handgun Control
  • wrote a political science text- book
  • wrote a cartoon book on pregnancy for non-English speakers
  • director of community relations for Playboy Enterprises
  • a close friend was raped at home 10 minutes before police answered her emergency call for help
  • 1989 author “Armed & Female.”
  • as a firearms instructor, has taught 7,000 women how to shoot a handgun for self-defense
  • April 27, 1995 author “Not an Easy Target: Paxton Quigley’s Self-Protection for Women
  • August 30, 2005 author “Stayin’ Alive: Armed and Female in an Unsafe World”
  • September 15, 2010 author “Armed &  Female: Taking Control
  • spokesperson for Smith & Wesson
  • was Yoko Ono’s  bodyguard
  • has appeared on more than 300 TV and radio shows
  • hosts a radio show called “Cannabis Healing With Paxton Quigley,”

She trained at

  • Executive Security International
  • Lethal Force Institute
  • Gunsite Academy




Savage Arms

founded in 1894
Westfield, Massachusetts & Canada

  • 1892 Arthur Savage designed a rifle for Colt
    – magazine in the stock, not under the barrel
    – but contract was won by the Krag–Jørgensen
  • 1894 Savage Arms founded by Arthur Savage in Utica, New York
  • 1895 Model 1895 the first hammerless lever-action rifle
    – Savage invented the rotary magazine rifle
  •  one of six companies to participate in the United States Army trials for a .45 caliber semi-automatic pistol
  • 1897 – 1999 Model 99 lever-action rifle made for 102 years
  • 1908 invented the removable box magazine
    – but his patent expired in 1942
  • .300 Savage. Savage
  •  merged with the Driggs-Seabury Ordnance Company
  • World War I
    – produced Lewis machine guns in Sharon, Pennsylvania
    – produced Model 1899 muskets
  • 1919 approached by Chief Lame Deer to buy rifles for his tribe in New York
    – Lame Deer offered Savage to use his image as its logo in exchange for discounted rifles and an annual fee
  • 1091 – Arthur Savage moved to Duarte, California, and formed the Savage Tire company, he invented radial tires
  • 1920, Savage Arms bought Stevens Arms of Chicopee Falls, MA
  • 1929 Savage acquired the A.H. Fox Gun company of Philadelphia and moved production to Utica, New York
  • 1939 Model 24 combination gun
  • World War II
    – made most of the Thompson submachine guns used in World War II
    –  produced the British No. 4 Lee–Enfield bolt-action rifle
  • 1969 Canadian operations began called Lakefield Arms
    Lakefield, Ontario
  • 2002 the AccuTrigger
  • 2018 Savage Arms is still paying the annual fee to Lame Deer

Ammunition

  • 1894 –  .303 Savage
  • 1912 – .22 Savage Hi-Power
  • 1915 – .250-3000 Savage
  • 1920 – .300 Savage

Ithaca Gun Company

established  in 1883
in Ithaca, New York

  • firearms based on expired patents owned by Remington Arms
  • also purchased patents from other firearm designers
  • 1883 established the original Ithaca Gun Company
    – original factory was located in the Fall Creek
    – nearby waterfall supplied the main source of energy
  • 1895 Emil Flues invented a double barrel shotgun with only three moving parts per barrel
  • 1907 Ithaca bought the patent and upgraded the design
    – became the best selling American double of all time
    – Ithaca drove Remington out of the double gun market
  • World War II produced the M1911 pistol
  • Korean War produced the M3 Grease Gun
  • 1967 was sold to Jerry Baldritch & Assoc
  • December 1978 filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy
  • September 1985 filed bankruptcy a second time
  • 1987 new owners Ithaca Acquisition, Inc.
    – moved to King Ferry, New York
  • 1989, Remington purchased the Mag-10 shotgun
    – they produced as the SP-10
  •  2002 and 2004 moved 6,000 tons of lead-contaminated material
    – with cost of $4.8 million
  • 2005 moved to larger facilities in Auburn, NY
  • 2005 sold all assets, trademarks, and manufacturing rights to the Marshalls from Upper Sandusky, Ohio
  • All prints, programs, and processing were converted to CNC
  • March 2006 original factory was condemned only the smokestack remains
    – lead  Superfund remediation effort
  • June 2007 Dave Dlubak purchased the company
  • 2015 more clean up necessary

  • Annie Oakley used an Ithaca Flues model in her competition and exhibition shooting
  •  John Philip Sousa – the Sousa Grade, a shotgun in his honor

 

 

Ithaca Gun Company
420 N. Warpole Street
Upper Sandusky, OH 43351

419-294-4113

ithacagun.com

 

H&R Firearms

Harrington & Richardson

founded in 1871 – 2015
Massachusetts

  • 1875 Harrington & Richardson = Nathan Harrington and William Richardson (former S&W employee)
    – Harrington was president
    – Richardson was treasurer
  • 1871 – 1877 at 18 Manchester Street, Worcester, MA
  • 1877 – 1894 at  31 Hermon Street, Worcester, MA
  • 1897 Harrington and Richardson both passed away
    – held by  Harrington’s son and Richardson’s wife
  • 1894 new facility in Worcester, Massachusetts
  • 1950 new facility in Drummondville, Québec, Canada
  • 1960s was acquired by the Kidde corporation
  • 1986 original H&R company went out of business, and building was demolished
  • Was in business for over a century from 1871 to 1986

  • 1991 – H&R 1871, Inc., was formed
    – using original H&R designs
  • November 2000 bought by Marlin Firearms
  • December, 2007 acquired by Remington Arms Company
  • 2008 production was moved to Ilion, N.Y.
  • February 27, 2015 – “H&R 1871” ceased production