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Posted: 1/18/2011 7:58:28 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/15/2019 8:40:20 AM EDT by USSRangerSM]
So I knew we had some big names (relative to the industry) in firearms here.  What I did NOT know is how many we have until I started looking up places recently.  Here's a list of what we have so far:

World of Barrels:

Bartlein barrels, Jackson, WI

Krieger barrels, Richfield, WI

Obermeyer barrels, Bristol, WI

Rock Creek barrels, Albany, WI

Kolar Arms, Racine, WI

Badger barrels, 262 area code, WI

Broughton barrels, Campbellsport, WI

Brux barrels, Lodi, WI

Dez Arms, Adams, WI

World of the Firearms:

Bravo Company USA, Hartland, WI

d&h Industries, Oconomowoc, WI

Bison Bull, Ft Atkinson, WI

Top Glock, Green Bay, WI

Howell Old West Conversions, Beloit, WI

Precisions Sports, Oshkosh, WI

Firearm accessories/other:

Laurer Custom Weaponry, Chippewa Falls, WI

Lee Reloading, Hartford, WI

Mec Reloaders, Mayville, WI

Ultimate Sniper, Iron River, WI

Midwest Industries, Waukesha, WI

Storm Werkz, Superior, WI

Vortex Optics, Middleton, WI

Outers Guncare, Onlaska, WI

ATI Stocks, Milwaukee, WI

Griffin Armament, Wales, WI

American Defense Armament, New Berlin, WI

Huber Concepts, Fond du Lac, WI

East Ridge Gun Company, Bancroft, WI

Crane Technologies, Waukesha, WI

XRail Roth Concept Innovations, Appleton, WI

Milazzo-Krieger Accuracy Products, East Troy, WI (no website)
Link Posted: 1/18/2011 8:02:35 PM EDT
Laurer
Lee reloading

Its not all good though, places here means you got to pay sales taxes
Link Posted: 1/18/2011 8:14:22 PM EDT



Originally Posted By outlawZ79:


Laurer

Lee reloading



Its not all good though, places here means you got to pay sales taxes


Thanks: added.  I'll be updating as people add.

 
Link Posted: 1/18/2011 8:17:46 PM EDT
MEC reloading in Mayville

MEC

Link Posted: 1/18/2011 8:30:22 PM EDT
Vortex Optics is here also.
Link Posted: 1/18/2011 8:43:58 PM EDT
Maj. John Plaster, author of "Ultimate Sniper" books, Choate stock designer, etc.:  Way in the north woods
Link Posted: 1/18/2011 8:44:39 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/18/2011 8:59:56 PM EDT
Midwest INdustries
Link Posted: 1/18/2011 9:04:41 PM EDT
Don't laugh: ATI of the tacticool stock fame is located in.... MKE
Link Posted: 1/18/2011 9:11:34 PM EDT
http://www.stormwerkz.com/index.html

Stormwerkz in Superior, WI
Link Posted: 1/18/2011 9:22:50 PM EDT
I forgot about these guys: Outers
Link Posted: 1/18/2011 9:25:26 PM EDT
Don't forget Streicher's
Link Posted: 1/18/2011 9:32:42 PM EDT
Sorry, Corporate HQ of Streichers is listed as Minneapolis, MN
Link Posted: 1/18/2011 10:19:29 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/18/2011 10:21:04 PM EDT by Righteous]
Here is a biggie in the competition shotgun world...

Kolar

Link Posted: 1/18/2011 10:27:42 PM EDT
Don't forget about green0 & co.
http://www.griffinarmament.com/
Link Posted: 1/18/2011 10:33:22 PM EDT



Originally Posted By JakeThePimp:


Don't forget about green0 & co.

http://www.griffinarmament.com/



I was trying to remember these guys... I recalled they existed, but could not remember their names.

 



Thanks
Link Posted: 1/18/2011 10:43:26 PM EDT
Another gun related, somewhat corny:
Gun Digest Publications (Krause) in Iola, WI
Link Posted: 1/19/2011 12:06:58 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/19/2011 1:22:52 AM EDT by rugger]
Badger barrel
Broughton barrels
brux barrels
american defense manufacturing
D&H industries
And the most infamous....Topglock.com ala the VT shooter
Link Posted: 1/19/2011 12:59:46 AM EDT
yes but cheaper shipping, though i understand what you are saying. We get some jobs for Wi and their tax revenue, but no local discounts, they dont do the local shows or offer store fronts. So in the end there isnt much benefit for us. But it is still nice
Link Posted: 1/19/2011 7:54:12 AM EDT
I had Krieger do some cryo for me, dropped off and picked up at their shop.
Link Posted: 1/19/2011 8:20:37 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/19/2011 8:27:50 AM EDT by Murooka]
Not a manufacturer, but pertinent as well...
Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership
Hartford, WI

ETA: Not a bad way to use post 308, at least I didn't waste it on a OST
Link Posted: 1/19/2011 11:24:59 AM EDT
Doesn't seem to have a web presence but I've heard of this guy on some 1911 boards,

Milazzo-Krieger Accuracy Products, East Troy, WI
Link Posted: 1/19/2011 12:42:43 PM EDT
Wondering why we didn't have a list before....
Link Posted: 1/19/2011 1:02:32 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/19/2011 1:44:12 PM EDT
Originally Posted By JakeThePimp:
Doesn't seem to have a web presence but I've heard of this guy on some 1911 boards,

Milazzo-Krieger Accuracy Products, East Troy, WI


Ack, can't believe I forgot about him.  I have one of his old-school triggers on my service rifle.  
Link Posted: 1/19/2011 2:29:38 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/19/2011 2:54:02 PM EDT
The Holy Trinity of Sausages or the Sausage Industrial Complex...  Johnsonville, Klement's and Usinger's.   And for the children...  Oscar Meyer.
Link Posted: 1/19/2011 8:19:10 PM EDT
Now if only we did a group buy on the Badger ammo plant before they started tear down.
Link Posted: 1/19/2011 8:22:21 PM EDT
Don't forget that the legendary Phakophia armory is located in an isolated well stocked dane county compound
Link Posted: 1/19/2011 9:53:01 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/19/2011 10:02:02 PM EDT by prebans]
Originally Posted By gene_wi:
Don't forget that the legendary Phakophia armory is located in an isolated well stocked dane county compound


There is no such place as the Dane County Compound.

Crane Technologies of Waukesha makes decent mounts and pintles.

Originally Posted By neoinarien:
Oh, and these guys: I hear they do good work .  But I was thinking of manufacturers.


He's a manufacturer of ammunition- that's a Type 06 FFL and he pays excise tax like any other manufacturer.  

Mike
Link Posted: 1/19/2011 10:32:03 PM EDT
"Hawzwood's Fine Firearm Storage"



Storage is free and as a value-added service to set us apart from the competition, we're willing to take it out for exercise on a regular basis.



Link Posted: 1/20/2011 8:49:53 AM EDT
Yes "sticky" it, but remove the poll and this post.
Link Posted: 1/20/2011 9:34:13 AM EDT



Originally Posted By Shooterer:


Yes "sticky" it, but remove the poll and this post.



If it's going to sticky, either I or someone else can just repost it.





 
Link Posted: 1/20/2011 10:33:08 AM EDT
IIRC, these guys were at the Waukesha show this last week.



D&H (AR magazines) - http://www.dhmetalstamping.com/magazines.htm
Link Posted: 1/20/2011 12:48:20 PM EDT
These guys: DEZ Arms were at the last Waukesha gun show. They are out of Adams and punch their own barrels. Not sure how much other work they do.
Link Posted: 1/20/2011 12:55:17 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/20/2011 10:29:03 PM EDT by JakeThePimp]
Roth Concept Innovations, Appleton, WI
http://www.xrailbyrci.com/

Makes the xrail system. Somebody brought one to the roasted nuts shoot this summer.

Link Posted: 1/20/2011 8:55:00 PM EDT




Originally Posted By JakeThePimp:

Roth Concept Innovations, Appleton, WI

http://www.xrailbyrci.com/



Make the xrail system. Somebody brought one to the roasted nuts shoot this summer.



http://www.xrailbyrci.com/images/Swat-1100-Stairwell-Compact-version.jpg


You are correct.  I believe it was Billetman.  Cool stuff.



You must have stuck around towards the end.  



I forget all the names of who was who, sorry.
Link Posted: 1/20/2011 10:28:09 PM EDT
Originally Posted By hawzwood:

Originally Posted By JakeThePimp:
Roth Concept Innovations, Appleton, WI
http://www.xrailbyrci.com/

Make the xrail system. Somebody brought one to the roasted nuts shoot this summer.

http://www.xrailbyrci.com/images/Swat-1100-Stairwell-Compact-version.jpg

You are correct.  I believe it was Billetman.  Cool stuff.

You must have stuck around towards the end.  

I forget all the names of who was who, sorry.


He let me try it but his 1100 didn't like the ammo I brought along.

You were rocking my saiga 12.
Link Posted: 1/21/2011 12:00:01 AM EDT
http://www.bisonbull.com/BisonBull/specs.html



This .45-70 WI made revolver looks awesome!
Link Posted: 1/22/2011 9:41:12 PM EDT




Originally Posted By JakeThePimp:



Originally Posted By hawzwood:





Originally Posted By JakeThePimp:

Roth Concept Innovations, Appleton, WI

http://www.xrailbyrci.com/



Make the xrail system. Somebody brought one to the roasted nuts shoot this summer.



http://www.xrailbyrci.com/images/Swat-1100-Stairwell-Compact-version.jpg


You are correct. I believe it was Billetman. Cool stuff.



You must have stuck around towards the end.



I forget all the names of who was who, sorry.




He let me try it but his 1100 didn't like the ammo I brought along.



You were rocking my saiga 12.


Yep, I remember who you are!  
Link Posted: 1/28/2011 3:27:20 AM EDT
Here's another one for the list.

Howell Old West Conversions LLC.
5728 East County Road X
Beloit, WI 53511

http://www.howelloldwestconversions.com/index.html

Kenny Howell is the maker of the R&D cartridge conversion cylinders for cap & ball revolvers. he also makes museum quality reproductions of old west guns for Hollywood types Like Tom Selleck,  Kevin Costner,  Will Smith and others.

Interesting newspaper article about him and his work: http://kirstenbuys.com/pages/gunmaker.htm



Link Posted: 1/29/2011 12:57:00 AM EDT
here is another...

Precision Sports
Oshkosh, WI

http://www.precisiongunworks.com/
Link Posted: 2/9/2011 8:18:05 PM EDT
Originally Posted By prebans:
Crane Technologies of Waukesha makes decent mounts and pintles.


I sooooo wanted that whaler they had for sale.
Link Posted: 2/20/2011 12:23:38 PM EDT
New Member here and new to WI so this thread is great for me.  I just found this  http://www.ctkprecision.com/  while searching for a Monopod for an AR and they happen to be in Wisconsin.
Link Posted: 2/20/2011 12:24:37 PM EDT
Originally Posted By DrCyCoe:
New Member here and new to WI so this thread is great for me.  I just found this  http://www.ctkprecision.com/  while searching for a Monopod for an AR and they happen to be in Wisconsin.


Link Posted: 3/2/2011 12:21:18 PM EDT
I'm surprised no one here has mentioned Midwest Indstries. Although theyre not a gun maker they are a pretty big name in the mount biz. Out of Waukesha.
Link Posted: 3/2/2011 8:12:14 PM EDT



Originally Posted By jgeiken:


I'm surprised no one here has mentioned Midwest Indstries. Although theyre not a gun maker they are a pretty big name in the mount biz. Out of Waukesha.


It's already on there

 
Link Posted: 3/18/2011 9:14:21 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/18/2011 9:14:58 AM EDT by Allerian]
Did we add D&H in Oconomowoc?  They used to be called LaBelle industries, makers of AR mags.

http://www.dhmetalstamping.com/magazines.htm
Link Posted: 3/18/2011 10:43:13 PM EDT



Originally Posted By Allerian:


Did we add D&H in Oconomowoc?  They used to be called LaBelle industries, makers of AR mags.



http://www.dhmetalstamping.com/magazines.htm


Already on there

 
Link Posted: 3/20/2011 7:51:31 AM EDT
Originally Posted By neoinarien:

Originally Posted By Allerian:
Did we add D&H in Oconomowoc?  They used to be called LaBelle industries, makers of AR mags.

http://www.dhmetalstamping.com/magazines.htm

Already on there  


Ah, didn't notice it right away because the city is listed wrong.
Link Posted: 7/19/2011 10:03:32 PM EDT
High Preformance International. Outstanding work on AR service rifles and AR match rifles
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