Skip to comments.Remington Sells Out To NY For $80 Million “Sniper” Rifles Government Contract
Posted on 04/13/2013 5:55:09 PM PDT by TurboZamboni
Back in February, several gun manufacturers decided to boycott law enforcement in states that are hostile to the Second Amendment, states like New York for instance. They would not be providing weapons or ammunition. Within a week that number had grown by over 700%. In the first article I provided information for several gun manufacturers that could be contacted to come on board with this boycott, including Glock, Sig Sauer, Smith & Wesson and Remington. Well, now we know where Remington stands. They stand on the side of government as they have let it be known that they will be staying in New York and they have now acquired a government contract worth $80 million.
$70 mil is chump change in the weapons business, but their lack of fidelity will certainly become well known anyway.
That's $16,000 per rifle.
Remington's version of the $5,000 hammer.
Tis Sad, they make a fine rifle.
Remington, remember Smith & Wesson?
The only Remington firearm I own was made by the typewriter company.
80 million over 10 years, calculates to 8 million per year. Is that a lot of business for the company. Sounds like BS to me.
Gun safety ping!
People often wonder why business supports Democrats. The answer is quite simple: Democrats are for sale and everyone knows it. They will give you what you pay for and they will punish your competition. They are not bound by any moral scruples or political philosophy, so everyone is welcome as long as you bring lots of money.
Republicans do this too, but they aren’t really serious about it, aren’t well organized to do it on a large scale, and sometimes take a stand on principle. They can’t be relied upon to practice corruption at a professional level.
think about this! “over 5,000 rifles”? The contract is over 10 years. That is 500 rifles at $16,000 per rifle per year.
A stupid 500 rifles per year. This is nuts.
The free market strikes again. A two edged sword.
I remember when they listed Lon Horiuchi’s name as a satisfied customer of their H-S precision sniper rifles. I wrote their president a very polite but venomous email and actually got a response. My suggestion of a boycott rattled him. He changed his stance and pulled all the advertising.
Perhaps someone here can use this: firstname.lastname@example.org
Be polite and remember that he is a gunmaker and generally on our side. He might still be planning on moving outta New York. Is the contract tied to producing it in NY?
That’s a shame, a Custom 40x in 25-06 was on my list. I’m not sure what I’ll replace it with, few rifles even compare.
The announcement “did not” say Remington is not moving any of it’s production from NY. It said they were awarded a 80 million contract over 10 years and that they were spending 20 million on the plant. This is the new “modular” rifle for the U.S. military. That contract translates into 500 guns per year (total of 5,000 weapons).
I think it is early to assume some of the other production will not be moved. They do produce weapons in other places and in foreign countries. Nothing new there.
We shall see.
I'm more than a little disappointed in their decision to do this, I always thought they would take the high road but you never know, it may not have even been their decision, they are held by someone else now.
I understand, but I am holding judgement for a while. It may be as presented, but this did not come from Remington, It came from a ComDem POL.
We shall see.
Umm, what am I missing here. The article says they are contracted to make new modular rifles for the US military, not for NYS LEOs. Just happens that they’re making them in the NY factory.
excellent post....very well said...
Doesn’t make sense to me.
Something is hidden from the public.
Marine snipers use the Remington 700 frame. It’s all the attachments that make it an M40 “sniper rifle”, and those attachments cost a lot more than the rifle. A LOT more.
When it came out the Lon was promoting HS, somebody posted a picture of Vicki Weaver to their “Trophy Page”. They took it down, but not before it got all around the net.
Y'all are barking up the wrong tree, here. Remington began in New York, that's their historic main plant in Ilion. Going on two centuries of history there, tradition, jobs at stake, longtime employees.
Trying to boycott every single company that doesn't act in absolute perfect accord with demands, and demands made after the fact at that, will weaken the meaning and impact of any such boycott in general.
Remington Arms is not your enemy. They've just elected to stay in the manufacturing facility they've always been in.
What in the world does New York need with $80 million dollars worth of sniper rifles? That seems to be the real question.
Tex. Ive had both Remington and Savage varmitt rifles. Still have one in a Savage .223. IMO the Savage rifles have been more accurate right out of the and a much better value. Their accu trigger is is as good as it gets for an OEM trigger set up.
Regardless I will not buy any Remington again. Screw em.
The contract is for the M2010, 700 action, but everything else is new. Very good sniper rifle.
Color me Rip Van Winkle, but when did the U.S. military become “law enforcement in states that are hostile to the Second Amendment, states like New York?”
It doesn’t look taken down to me:
will those rifles be for domestic use?
Here is an announcement about a contract they made with the US Government on April 20, 2012 for the procurement of a maximum of 120,000 M4/M4A1 carbines by the US Army.
The Army has initially ordered 24,000 M4A1 carbines from Remington; deliveries will start in September, 2013
The company has had a history of large government contracts for weapons. They are the oldest company of it’s type in the US.
They have also had a history of financial problems. Feast or famine type production really hurts a company that is heavily dependent on government contract.
They consolidated their Marlin production in upstate NY. Their headquarters are in NC.
So, it appears they have a large Government Contract with delivery scheduled to begin in September. And now this new contract for $80 million over 10 years.
My conclusion is that this had NOTHING to do with the gun legislation, but was due to a shift from civilian to military production by the ownership (Freedom Group).
I do not work in this industry, but it looks like their focus is military now.
while the ground the plant stands on is now openly hostile to freedom
Sorry - business is business - I dont do business with people that support abortion either - as the politics dont match my own. If remington chooses to do business with people that take away my freedoms, I no longer do business with them
I read that the same way as you did.
The plant is in NY, the buyer is the US military.
“U.S. Representative Richard Hanna today announced that Remington Arms has been awarded a nearly $80 million contract to produce more than 5,000 sniper rifles for the U.S. military.”
Did you read that sentence in your post to its end? That whole “U.S. military” thing? Do tell how, exactly, U.S. military is New York State law enforcement?
Ubama bribed them.
I am not defending them.
I simply do not believe the gun grab is the reason they are expanding in upstate NY.
Yes, I have heard the Savage bolt action rifles are very good. I have not bought a new rifle in a long time. But made a commitment in January to beef up my reloading equipment and supplies. That is almost all in place. Do I expect to need it? Not sure. But I think I will be able to reload what I have and hunt if I need to.
There is a great rumbling in the ether. I smell the scent. This summer will not be without gatherings.
You realize the contract in question was military and not with the State of New York, don’t you?
Let me see if I have this straight.
Our country is at war and an American firearms company (Remington) is selling firearms to our military to be used in this war and there are those on this website who are offended by this.
Have I stumbled across a DU website?
I’m out of here.
I think THIS boycott will work. They are getting absolutely steamrollered on their Facebook page. Boycotts are easy to publicize these days.
I agree. Wonder what the real deal is and who really gets the greatest amount of the profits.
The expansion of the Ilion, NY facility was under discussion before this controversy ever began. I told several people who were insisting on FR that Remington was moving from NY to TX this some time back, that they were slated for a major expansion in NY which is odd behavior if they’re about to move it all to TX. Whatever the source of that rumor might have been, clearly it was incorrect regarding this plant in NY.
And it’s utterly inane, Emily Litella level misunderstanding. It’s a US military contract for one, and they were planning on expanding that plant before the controversy ever began.
80 mill in sniper rifles alone how many snipers do the military have now and they need more?
Give me a break here kids. We have 80mil dollars worth of sniper rifles that need a home! This is BS to the max!
More Like 80mil payoff to keep what 1000 jobs in the state of Ny!
Take our weapons but keep their jobs! Sorry Remmington I was lookin at a new 30.06 but it will not be from you!
“but when did the U.S. military become,,,,,
I would say the Military became law enforcement worthy of high suspicion and close scrutiny when NDAA passed saying they could arrest US citizens, in America, and hold them incommunicado, with no hearings or attorneys, no due process, no trials, as long as they want. All they must do is deem that you “support terror”. This could even be with writings opposing Obama.
And also, when the military began using TEA party activists as a fictional insurgent enemy instead of “orange republic” etc,,, as they have for decades. When the troops are trained (like last week) that Christianity is terror related, as are people who wish the constitution to be followed.
In 2010, Empire State Development, the agency that works with private companies to attract and retain jobs, announced $2.5 million in grants and subsidies to help Remington bring its Marlin lever-action gun production from Connecticut to Ilion and add 100 jobs. That followed two grants in 2009 worth $3 million for renovations and machinery.