How Not To Resign From A Firearm Company

Last night 3/27/17, David Merrill of Recoil Magazine shared this on Facebook. As of last night, the link to the NRA Annual Meeting showed what you see above. The photo is a screen cap of what was posted. The blurb about Warsport has since been corrected. Click here to go to the NRA website.

War Sport is dedicated to producing the highest quality weapons systems and components for the modern shooter leveraging the latest advancements in technology and innovation. Through a superior process of design and engineering, our products are built to a custom standard providing remarkable accuracy and a meticulous quality that remains unmatched across the industry. From raw materials to shooter ready, War Sport rifles, components and accessories are made in house with an attention to detail that enables our products to excel beyond expectation. For more info, go to warsport.com

That is one way to quit your job. Not sure who posted this information, if it was someone at Warsport or someone at NRA?

For those not familiar with Warsport, they are the ones who make the LVOA rifle with their iconic LVOA handguard.

 





Nicholas C

Co-Founder of KRISSTALK forums, an owner’s support group and all things KRISS Vector related. Nick found his passion through competitive shooting while living in NY. He participates in USPSA and 3Gun. He loves all things that shoots and flashlights. Really really bright flashlights.

Any questions please email him at nicholas.c@staff.thefirearmblog.com


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  • simpy

    I have no experience with Warsport as a company or their rifles. I remember a few years ago everybody wanted one of their rifles or at least their handguard. Then I felt like I was hearing rumors of some big problems with the company and I feel like the “want factor” has all but disappeared with this company. Can anybody fill in on what has been happening to the company over the last 18-24 months?

    • Harry’s Holsters

      You’re dead on. “Want factor” has disappeared. They went from a couple month backlog to having a bunch of sales that cut their prices significantly. They also seemed to have a ton of other projects in the fire and as far as I’m aware they haven’t come to fruition. Being they are a local NC company I hope they are doing well but I’ve yet to meet anyone local who owns one of their products despite meeting multiple people with contacts at the company. But at 3k+ for a rifle that’s not surprising.

      • Sunshine_Shooter

        3 grand for a rifle isn’t necessarily a bad thing, as long as with that money comes a lot more than just a rifle. I better get the best customer service ever, superb fit & finish, and service that is second to none.

        The fact that anyone has anything negative to say about their customer service product quality is a huge red flag.

        • Harry’s Holsters

          Agreed. To have a premium product that receives a premium product everything must be premium.

  • Rick O’Shay

    We care about this drama, why? Especially when this has little to nothing to do with the industry as a whole, and is likely one person’s petty revenge quit?

    • RightWingDeathSquad1939

      I guess it’s a good note what isn’t a right wing way to leave your place of employment.

      • Rick O’Shay

        I’m not a smart man, but I like to think I’d know better than that….

    • TheNotoriousIUD

      Because its pretty funny.

    • gusto

      agree Rick

      especially without any sort of source behind the spat

  • Walter E. Kurtz

    The horror….the horror….

  • SP mclaughlin

    I remember that the LVOA was in The Division.
    Ninja-needing indeed

  • Bierstadt54

    Funny.

  • MrBrassporkchop

    Hahaha “Ninja-neering”! I’m using that!

    • Wow!

      I’m going to make a plaque of that certifying me as a professional ninja-neer now. I knew I would have a purpose for those trash cans of copper bullet jackets I have out in the back.

  • Mrninjatoes

    When Costa left that was the nail in the coffin.

  • TheNotoriousIUD
  • Reality

    On instagramm theyr deleting customer questions who paid a TON of money, and ignore emails. And for that insane price its a terrible setup and heavy.

    • Reality

      *And that they actually dare to say ” leveraging the latest advancements in technology and innovation” HILARIOUS, and a shame.

      • Ebby123

        I think we’ve found the author of that little blurb!

        So, “Reality”, did your petty revenge quit fill the void inside your self-esteem?

        • Reality

          Im just someone who spoke with a good friend who buyed an LVOA, and had serval experiences with war sports.

          So what the f*** youre talking about idiot.

  • XT6Wagon

    sounds about right. Might as well tell the truth going out the door.

    but hey, they can buy their way into video games so must make awesome guns, right guys? Right?

    • Mark

      Have you seen their facility in Robbins? Met any of the folks who work there? Shot or owned their rifles? War Sport is solid and you’d be surprised who they OEM for.

      • XT6Wagon

        Well we know who you are buddies with given that you find it “quality” to sell <$2000 worth of parts as a $3K rifle and have a straight face about it.

        All I need to know is how they treat people who aren't paid shills, and I've seen that too.

  • Bob

    I have always had a philosophical beef with the name WarSport. Like the stupid zombie craze, the name feels like it trivializes a (literally) deadly serious set of tools meant for serious business. War as a sport? The gun industry and serious shooters should all cringe a bit when people try to make implements of killing into something entertaining. I’m fine with training and having guns as a hobby, but it’s a deadly adult hobby. It’s not yoga or crossfit.

    • Mrk

      Totally agree. If they made dedicate race guns and named themselves “Sportnetics” or “Trigger Sport” I’d have no issues.

    • Mark

      I believe the name plays on the “military athlete” concept adopted by some of the units stationed at Fort Bragg, NC near WarSport’s Robbins, NC facility: Lighter, sleeker, more efficient equipment.

    • Mike Crews

      I think yall are reading to much into the NAME it could mean “war or sport” or many other variations of but this is a bit like finding pictures of male genitalia in disney cartoons ….

    • neckbone

      Well we have been at war for going on 20 years. It’s become a sport for some it seems. But I don’t let things like the name of a company upset me, on the list of things to worry about. I suppose you cringe at all the shoot em up video games the kids play too?

      • Sean

        No, the Brits treat war as sport. We Americans treat like a business. A way to make money, and never stop.

    • James Young

      Huh, guns are implements of killing that shouldn’t be entertaining?? Um, how many of us use them for killing? How many of us use them for entertainment?

      • r h

        well killing time at the range can entertaining 😀

  • Seth Hill

    I hope that the only venting on the muzzlebrake is to the sides, otherwise that handguard won’t last long.

    • Sunshine_Shooter

      “…inferior process of design and ninja-neering…” Sounds like that’s a 50/50 chance.

    • noob

      Nah the only venting was on the hacked blurb

  • Scott P

    Replace Warsport with the likes of Century and I.O. Inc. you would be dead on!!

    • Wow!

      I really never had any problems with Century and IO, and no one else I know who uses their products have either. I heard things from cracked trunnions to poor mag fit, and off center sights but every single rifle from their company that I sold or bought was properly built.

  • Jim Slade
  • FearlessFarris

    For the price of one stock WarSport rifle, you can get a Knight’s Armament, Noveske, or LWRC, and then put in a top-of-the-line Giessele trigger and a JP Silent Capture Spring, and have a MUCH MUCH nicer and more reliable firearm.

    WarSport Rifles are for mall ninjas, air-softers, and video game jockeys. The brake on an LVOA is welded and pinned, too. So if you wanted to ever use a suppressor, you’re SOL.

    I’ll admit they have a cool looking rail, but that’s about where the attraction ends.

    • Kivaari

      A competent machinist can remove a pinned flash hider. I just saw one done on an LWRC.

      • Wow!

        At the price you pay for a Warsport, there is no reason to have to do extra work. I almost want to build some “Warports” clones and let people try them out and see if they start commenting on “the great trigger” and “tight feel” even if I just put mil spec internals. ARs from the factory are really good rifles. No need to pay more than $500 for a good one.

  • Mark

    I’ve had the chance to shoot a few War Sport rifles and have met a few of the folks involved. They make a solid product, have a state-of-of-the-art facility, and employ top-notch machinists and engineers. Don’t let one disgruntled employee form your opinion of the whole outfit.

  • Mike Crews

    I think it was the russian hackers ..

    • noob

      ‘Russia, Russia, Russia,’ and maybe it was. It could be Russia but it could be China, could also be lots of other people. It could be someone sitting on their bed that weighs 400 pounds… https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/7ef24d4f1fc2aed6ff1e181da5cdbda87d285bef3e029fab9d0982f989a8c27b.jpg

      • Wow!

        The irony is that the “hack” on the democrats was just a phishing attack. That is like the codemonkey of neophyte exploits. Anyone can do that attack. You don’t need to have the backing of a national government and their computing power to pull it off. And that is the thing. People don’t realize that cracking like warfare, is most effective when you use the simplest and basic of cons.

  • Mikial

    First, this is sour grapes from someone who was disgruntled and angry about something at his job, or former job. Nothing unusual in any industry.

    Second, there are hundreds of firms making/assembling/manufacturing AR rifles these days at a range of prices from $500 to the cost of a good used car. Base your purchase on your budget and actual, verifiable technical information and experience, not on something you read on a Tweet or gun forum.

  • Hoplopfheil

    Are these the guys who make “acid washed” AR-15s?

  • Andrew

    I’m not getting why this prank has anything to do with someone “quitting their job”

  • Don Ward

    “Ninja-neering”? Well of course a term like that appears in a Nicholas C. post.

  • JoshCalle

    I don’t know, I’m way too broke to buy boutique Gucci guns but I trust Colin Noir as a reviewer enough to think the LVOA is probably alright.

    • Wow!

      I’m assuming sarcasm….? Noir is a good political commentator, but he isn’t a Clint Smith by any means. He likes finer tastes, not pragmatic tastes.

      • JoshCalle

        I’m not being sarcastic, but this person is basically claiming they sell a pot metal piece of crap. Noir said it was decent and I trust what he said. Obviously it’s not worth it when a decent AR costs $600, but I’m sure the LVOA is functional.

  • MK18

    I never understood the “desire” for these. That’s just a lame rail. I mean what is the point of having the rail go over and under the brake? Are you trying to “protect” the brake? Not only that, their prices were ridiculous. There is nothing about that gun that commands that kind of price point.

    • Bronson

      Only thing I can think of is that it give you extra room to support the rifle on a barrier without touching the barrel, but most people would be just fine with a rail that is 2-3 inches shorter and $1,500-$2,000 less.

  • Bob Barker MUahahaha

    You see all the carnage this WARSPORT has caused??? Good job Ninjaneers! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/31e2799c3a062d552558e690ffa9a5e43cb299817bc85e612ba86f2710744b70.jpg

    • Jim Slade

      Market that as an “Extreme Breacher” and some dudes would buy it.

      • Gary Kirk

        “Breaches so well, it may just breach your left hand”

    • Vet for Trump

      REALLY? Handguard OVER the muzzle brake?

  • hikerguy

    Seems he did not like his severance package, evidently.

  • Gary Kirk

    Welp… If that was some kind of resignation notice, that bridge isn’t just burnt.. They dropped a couple 2k pound JDAMs on that S.O.B..

  • Chris Chappell

    It has already been said but having fingered a few of these in shops I don’t see what the fuss is about other than the coolish handguard that isnt the newest thing on the block anymore. Fit and finish is on pair with guns half the price, frankly with ar15’s the law of diminishing returns comes into play once one gets to pushing $2k. You can only clean up and cerakote some aluminum so much until it is as nice as it is gonna get and you can only make a given platform so accurate, etc, etc. Eventually you are just charging more to see if some dumbass will pay it. Combine that with Warsport as a brand means nothing to me, even if they were as good as the Knights and Noveskes of the world they don’t even have the high speed low drag super tac delta ninja rep those companies have.

  • Vet for Trump

    Not counting the optics, I built 2 ARs for $1200.
    5.56 and 300BLK.

    • SGT Fish

      rookie! you can easily be sub 1000 for two rifles. and sub 900 if you try

  • DanGoodShot

    I would reeeeeally love to know the back story on this one. That is some funny poop though. Lovin’ the “ninja-neering”!

  • Cynic

    Their wabkers anyway especially with the ‘no you cant by the rail but can buy a picture of one’ t shirts pretensious douchebags and their airsoft rifles under license they don’t seem to care about the fact the marketing makes them sound even more douchey