Armscor USA

USA office opened in 1985
Nevada, Montana

Armscor history in Philippines

  • 1905 – Squires Bingham & Co starts as a print shop
    – sells sporting goods on the side
  • 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
  • 2014 .22 TCM
  • 2015 .22 TCM 9R
  • 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

Cooper Firearms of Montana

founded in 1990
Stevensville, Montana

“Rifles should shoot as well as they look and vice versa”

 

  • 1990 founded  by Dan Cooper and two others in Stevensville, Montana
    – all former employees of Kimber of Oregon
    – over 50 years in combined experience
  • created to build affordable custom-quality accurate rifles
  • 2009 under new ownership

Cooper Firearms
3662 Hwy 93 North
Stevensville, Montana 59870

406-777-0373

cooperfirearms.com

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

Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation

 founded in 1984
Missoula, Montana

  • opened, secured or improved public access to more than 911,000 acres of elk habitat
  • more than 500 chapters across the country
  • 2016 220,000 membership

Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
5705 Grant Creek
Missoula, Montana 59808

(406) 523-4500

rmef.org

Shiloh Rifle

began in 1976
New York, Montana

  • 1848-1881 32-year run of original Sharps rifle production
  • March 12, 1874 Sharps died (64)

Modern Sharps

  • 1976 started as Shiloh Products, Inc
    – in Farmingdale, New York
    – founded by Len Mulé & Wolfgang Droege
  • Len Mulé
    –  manufactured high quality bullet moulds for blackpowder shooters
    –  four-cavity design
    –  sold as the “Shiloh IV” moulds
  • 1975 the premiered New Model 1863 Rifle & New Model 1863 Carbine
    – worked with Pinetree Casting (a division of Ruger)
    – used original Civil War salvage parts from Dixie Gun Works
  • 1976 percussion rifles and carbines produced at Farmingdale, New York plant
  • 1976 Len Mulé began researching and working on the blueprints of the cartridge models Shiloh Model 1874
  • 1977 Model 1874 metallic cartridge rifle models went into production
  • 1983 Shiloh Sharps Rifle Company
    – moved to Big Timber, Montana
    –  Merged with C. Sharps Arms
    –  180/acre shooting range
  • 1986 Shiloh Rifle Manufacturing Company split from C. Sharps Arms
  • 1990 Quigley Down Under – Shiloh manufactured the Sharps rifle
  • 1991 purchased by the Bryant brothers
  • 1996 started in house Foundry

Shiloh Rifle
201 Centennial Dr
Big Timber, Montana 59011

shilohrifle.com

Wild Sheep Foundation

started in 1974
Bozeman, Montana

  • 1974 formed Foundation for North American Wild Sheep (FNAWS)
  • 1977 incorporated as a non-profit
  • 2008 FNAWS changed name to Wild Sheep Foundation (WSF)
  • has raised and put on the mountain more than $115 million
    – desert bighorn sheep have soared threefold in North America, from around 25,000 in the 1950s to 85,000 today
  •  12,000 WSF, Chapter and Affiliate members

Wild Sheep Foundation
412 Pronghorn Trail
Bozeman, Montana 59718

406.404.8750

wildsheepfoundation.org

Pat Spurgin

first markswoman in history to win Olympic Gold medal

  • Born in Billings, Montana
  • now living in Fairbanks, Alaska
  • competed and won a gold medal in the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles
  • the first Olympic Champion in Air Rifle for Women
    while a student at Murray State University, Kentucky
  • Pat Spurgin Rifle Range in Murray, Kentucky is named after her
  • 2014  torchbearer for the Sochi 2014 Olympic Torch Relay
  • 2014 appointed as director of the Alaskan Office of Management and Budget

Judy Woolly

 

  • 1980s Moved from Massachusetts to Montana
  • 1986 – 1990 shot professionally at events & competitions around the country
  • 1990 professional shooter and instructor for Smith & Wesson
  •  first professional woman shooter since the great Annie Oakley
  • Two World Speed Shooting Championships
  • Chevy Truck Shooter of the Year Award, inaugural year
  • first woman ever allowed to compete at the Buckmasters Invitational in Alabama
    – took second overall
  • 1996 – 1999 Smith and Wesson Academy shooting instructor
  • travels to Arizona for Babes with Bullets, shooting camps for women
  • use their Montana land as a tree farm