America's oldest firearm manufacturer has re-materialized under the RemArms name and is making Remington-branded guns in its Ilion, N.Y., factory. Remington Model 870 shotgun inventories are finally re-filling, and a press release issued by AG Composites—a veteran-owned company—this week indicates Model 700 Alpha 1 bolt-action rifles may be next. The latter firm employs Computer Aided Design (CAD) models and software to create composite rifle stocks. One of them will be on the latest iteration of the venerable Model 700.
“We are honored that Remington has chosen AG Composites to produce the stocks for Remington’s exciting new line of hunting rifles,” said AG Composites owner Matt Tandy. “Our company uses modern design software from Solidworks and AutoDesk to create Computer Aided Design models of every stock we manufacture. Our design engineers bring their aerospace industry CAD modeling experience to every stock we design. In addition, we use only the highest-quality carbon fiber, epoxy and paint products to manufacture our premium line of composite rifle stocks.” The initial Model 700 A1 stock will have a charcoal gray finish.
“I’m a hunter, and Remington is returning to its roots and developing firearms for hunters,” RemArms CEO Ken D’Arcy said. “I looked at the market and saw what a hunter wants and needs, and that is what we are going to make. Serious hunters and shooters know that one of the foundations of an accurate hunting rifle is the stock. That’s why we chose AG Composites to be our stock-making partner.”
AG Composites designs and manufactures its products in Owens Cross Roads, Ala. “ ... our proprietary manufacturing process is the ‘secret sauce’ behind our ability to produce best-in-class stocks with delivery times that are a fraction of our competitors,” Tandy said. “Our goal is to give all our customers, from individuals looking for a custom stock for a personal rifle to a new Remington Alpha 1, outstanding value and superior performance.”