Windham Weaponry News -> AR15 Bolt Carrier Cleaning and Way of the Gun” Performance Carbine
Windham Weaponry News -> AR15 Bolt Carrier Cleaning and Way of the Gun” Performance Carbine
Vol. 6 / Issue #6 / June 2017
HoaxAndChange.com note – I love my Windham Weaponry Carbon Fiber SRC .223 Rem./5.56mm NATO Semiautomatic Rifle – it is a fine rifle! And after 37 years in Law Enforcement, I can attest to the quality that goes into the Windham products! John Hames, Tennessee.
Mark Eliason, VP Sales & Marketing
Summer brings a whole host of outdoor activities, and one of the most fun & challenging is 3 Gun Competition Shooting. Requiring expertise with pistol, rifle, and shotgun over a timed course, 3 Gun Competition events are held all over the US.
Frank Proctor – owner and lead instructor at Way of the Gun – knows more than most about competition shooting due to his lifelong passion for the sport and his career as a Special Forces Operator. Frank says “Performance Shooting – In a nutshell – is putting bullets on targets quickly in any situation and winning in any arena, combat or competition”. Frank has developed and continues to evolve a simple and proven methodology for training to master the 5 components of Performance Shooting: Processing, Control, Mechanics, Movement and the Mental aspects of shooting to win. Way of the Gun operates out of it’s private training facility near Talladega, AL. The WOTG facility features 11 pistol bays with over 100 AR 500 steel targets. WOTG has 3 dedicated rifle ranges out to 475 yards covered in steel targets. The rifle ranges offer natural terrain such as trees, boulders, and vehicles to shoot from in order to hone the skills to win in any environment. See more on Way of the Gun at: www.wayofthegun.us
Frank asked Windham Weaponry to build a carbine to his detailed specifications, and the resulting carbine – our Featured Gun of the Month – includes a Midwest Industries Key Mod 15″ Forend; Magpul MOE Telestock; BCM Pistol Grip, Charging Handle & Compensator; CMC Trigger; Mid-length Gas System and Frank’s Way of the Gun DVD & Sling. See all the detail below.
To see all our rifles and accessories, go to www.windhamweaponry.com
or call us for a free catalog (1-855-808-1888) – We would love to hear from you.
As always, hunt and shoot safely, and feel free to contact us with any AR related questions.
This Month’s Feature Rifle:
Windham Weaponry “
Way of the Gun” Performance Carbine
Caliber: .223 Rem. / 5.56mm NATO
Type: Rifle, Semi-Automatic, Gas Impingement System / Mid-length Gas System
Magazine: 30 Rounds (ships with one 30 Round Magazine – accepts all std sizes)
Receiver: Forged 7075 T6 Aluminum Flat Top Upper Receiver with laser engraved Way of the Gun logo
Receiver Finish: Hardcoat Black Anodize Finish
Bolt: Carpenter 158 Steel
Barrel: 16″ Medium Profile, Chrome Lined with BCM MOD1 Compensator
Barrel Material: 4150 Chrome Moly Vanadium 11595E Steel with M4 Feed Ramps
Rifling: 1 x 7″ Right Hand Twist
Stock: Magpul MOE 6-Position Telescoping Buttstock
Forend: Midwest Industries 15″ Free-Float SS Key MOD Forend
Pistol Grip: BCM Gunfighter MOD2 Pistol Grip w. Storage Compartment
Rear Sight: None – Ready for Accessory Optics or Sights on Receiver Picatinny Rail
Front Sight: None – Ready for Accessory Front Sight on Forend Picatinny Rail
Includes: Lockable Hard Plastic Gun Case, Way of the Gun Web Sling, Way of the Gun DVD, Full Color Operators Manual, Transferable Lifetime Warranty
See your local FFL Dealer to purchase.
FROM THE GUNSMITH’S BENCH
Erik Winter, Windham Weaponry Gunsmith
TOPIC: AR15 Bolt Carrier Cleaning
Shown here is a rather extreme example of a dirty carrier which hasn’t been cleaned in about 5000 rounds.
For cleaning a carrier I like the Carbon Scraper Tool (WW Part # CARBONSCRAPER – $36.00 – with a model also available for .308 / 7.62x39mm caliber) and Wipe Out Tactical Advantage Solvent (WW Part # CLEANER-TACADV – $15.95). Here I just simply applied the Tactical Advantage and used a toothbrush. You can also soak the carrier in this solvent to make carbon removal even easier as it won’t harm the chrome lining. Any places you can’t reach with the carbon scraper you can use a razor blade to carefully remove thick carbon deposits. But if you don’t go 1000 rounds or more without cleaning your carrier you won’t have this much carbon to scrape off. Also, note that you can use the part of the scraper used for the bolt tail to clean carbon from the retaining pin area of the firing pin.
Clean and ready to roll…
If you ever have questions about your rifle, you are always welcome to call
Windham Weaponry Customer Service (Toll-Free: 1-855-808-1888). Shoot Safely!
CUSTOMER SERVICE CORNER
Cheryl Eliason, Customer Service Manager
This Month’s Question is:
People often ask “What is included with a new Windham Weaponry Rifle?”
Standard with every Windham Weaponry Rifle are:
1) A yellow chamber plug/safety tool (shown inserted in the rifle). This acts as a safe chamber indicator, and is also handy as a push pin tool for takedown and pivot pins, and can function as a magazine unloading tool.
All of these support pieces help you understand why a Windham Weaponry Rifle is the best value on the AR market today.
WINDHAM WEAPONRY FEATURED PRODUCTS
Matt Hasty, Retail Sales Manager
In Honor of the 4th of July, we offer:
A UNITED STATES of AMERICA FLAG
The glorious symbol of our wonderful country – manufactured right in our own fine State of Maine – we offer this 5′ wide x 3′ high all nylon construction United States Flag. Appropriate for use on 15′ to 20′ flagpoles or for mounting on building sides, it features strongly hemmed edges, embroidered stars, and brass rope grommets. Let your patriotism fly!
WINDHAM WEAPONRY RUBBER VELCRO U.S. FLAG PATCHES
PART#: ACC-PATCH-FLAG-TAN OR ACC-PATCH-FLAG-OD
Price: $3.50 EACH
Your patriotism will show with these Windham Weaponry Rubber Velcro US Flag patches. They are molded of durable, flexible rubber in either Coyote Tan or Olive Drab and have a velcro “hook” patch sewn on the back to allow attachment to any bag, backpack, or garment with an appropriate “loop” velcro area. Looks great on our Windham Weaponry Accessory Planner (Part # ACC-PLANNER). Photo shows front of patch and portion of velcro backing. Patches measure approximately 3″ wide x 2″ high.
Want to Order? or If You Have Questions?
Call Customer Service / Sales 1-855-808-1888
Todd J. Coons, VP Law Enforcement & International Sales
WHAT’S NEW IN LAW ENFORCEMENT
With summer upon us things sure are heating up here in Maine. Cindy and I have been very busy with our LE and International sales here at Windham Weaponry. We have also been running some great specials for individuals that qualify for our IO/Military discount programs so if you are in need of parts, accessories, an upper or a complete rifle, PLEASE reach out to us for discounted pricing.
I was able to travel to Lititz, PA this past week for an armorer’s class that WW held with DNA Weaponry. The class was awesome and we had 20 students attend for various agencies around PA and the US. We had one officer from as far away as San Antonio TX. A special thank you to my instructors, Greg Lee and Mike Sanders, as they did a great job teaching the two-day course.
MORE ARMORERS CLASSES ADDED AROUND THE COUNTRY
We also have some opportunities for those of you out there to attend one of our armorer’s courses around the country. Here is a link with those current opportunities, but please check back as we are working on adding a few more locations to the list very soon.
Stay safe out there,
Todd J. Coons
Vice President, Law Enforcement & International Sales
In this Section, we encourage our customers & friends to send us their comments, photos, and experiences with Windham Weaponry products.
What are you doing with your Windham?
Dear Windham Weaponry Team
Greetings from Switzerland!
I have recently purchased my very first AR15, a Windham Weaponry AR15 with a heavy barrel here in Switzerland and I’m extremely happy with my purchase! Thank you for making such amazing products, I will be recommending your brand to all my friends and also at the range that I go to!
P.S. Attached is a picture of my amazing WW AR15!
I am a 63-year-old lifelong hunter and sport shooter born, raised, and still residing in Northwest Ohio. I never really had a desire to have an AR or any other military style rifle because of the many liberal anti-hunt/anti-gun folks that have made their way into our rural communities. Many of those folks share Obama’s view of ARs as being a “high powered dangerous assault rifle”, or in some cases a “machine gun”. I just always wanted to avoid any confrontation with ignorance of guns and hunting.
My wife of 42 years and I have 3 sons that too are lifelong hunters and sports shooters. Two of them live in Phoenix, Arizona and the other lives in Las Vegas. They are still active hunters and sports shooters. A few years ago one of them bought a Spikes AR. I looked at it and put it to my shoulder and thought “yup, a machine gun”.
Now fast forward to a couple years ago when I was given a Windham Weaponry catalog by a co-worker who owns a Windham. He even came to my sportsman club and had me shoot it. I hadn’t taken the time to look through the catalog as I thought “all it contains are pictures of those dangerous machine guns, and if I get one, I’ll be looked at as a nut case old man with a machine gun”.
But then one day at work during my morning break, I began flipping through the catalog and stopped, mouth agape, when I saw the picture of the SRC in TreeBark Camo.” Now, this,”I said to myself “is a hunting rifle, not a machine gun”. Long story short, I bought one, absolutely love it, shoot it often, hunt varmints with it, and will keep it forever.
I did put a Geisele two stage trigger in it, put a Nikon ProStaff 3-9X40 camo scope on it, and bought a really cool camo sling for it that my wife did some incredible seamstress work in order for it to fit the rifle properly.
Recently, somewhere on your website or on a piece of Windham literature I saw an email address telling people to “send pictures of how you use your Windham”. I can’t remember where I saw that ad, but here are a couple pictures.
Thanks for a great rifle that opened my eyes (and brain) to the amount of fun that can be had with owning an AR15.
Buddy Van Sickle
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We look forward to hearing from you!
Put this on your July Calendar…