RISE Armament was established in 2013 and designs, manufactures and assembles all of its products in Broken Arrow, Okla. It’s no accident it took the company less than a decade to build a solid reputation for quality and performance in the guns and gear it makes. The staff brings to the firearm industry a wealth of knowledge and years of experience gained from their work in fabricating components for the oil and aerospace industries.
The attention to detail goes way beyond standard, run-of-the-mill visual inspection, though. Everything the company produces is manufactured to meet the aerospace industry’s demanding standards. RISE Armament’s high-tech inspection equipment is capable of measuring out to five decimal places, rather than the two often considered an acceptable tolerance. The operation and resulting manufacturing precision has earned the company certifications to submit products for government and military contracts, as well. The company stands behind what it makes, too. Every product comes with a 30-day money-back or replacement guarantee.
Enthusiasts took notice of the company’s quality quickly. The company’s 2014 introduction of the RA-535 performance trigger for ARs was hugely popular. The next year, the company rolled out the Black Fallout RA-140 Super Sporting Trigger (SST) and offered it for a limited time at an introductory price of $99. RISE Armament followed with the launch of interactive displays at FFLs that enabled enthusiasts to try out the company’s triggers before they buy. By 2017—to meet the growing demand for its products—RISE Armament expanded its plant to more than 55,000 square feet.
A variety of other products followed the early successes, including AR-15s, AR-style .308s, receivers, barrels, muzzle devices and more triggers. As for the quality of its firearms, American Rifleman’s review of the RISE Armament Watchman in 2020 concluded that, “The Watchman also performed well during our function testing, and we found that the trigger’s distinct reset made it possible to shoot quickly and accurately. Throughout our 300-round evaluation there were no stoppages or failures of any sort. Weighing a trim 6 lbs., 7 ozs., the Watchman is a handy patrol rifle for a lawman and makes for a good home-defense gun or general-purpose carbine for responsible civilians. It possesses the accuracy and reliability needed for serious work, and those same qualities will also make it attractive to those looking for a competition rifle.” The company backs its products with a lifetime warranty.
RISE Armament offers a 10 percent discount to active and retired U.S. military and law enforcement. Last year, the company was honored by the U.S. Department of Labor for its focus in hiring veterans.