Spuhr and Forge Tactical are starting a co-operation. The outline can be found in the quoted Press Release below, but TFB also reached out and spoke directly to both Håkan Spuhr and John Chapman of Forge Tactical to get some more details.
In Europe Spuhr has a very solid reputation among hunters, sport shooters as well as professional users like Law Enforcement and Military. In the US Spuhr has the same reputation, but with a much lower market penetration. Those who know, they know. But very few know, so to speak.
In a World where a lot of products are driven more by mass production and offering the cheapest price, rather than trying to get it right the first time and offering a solution Spuhr certainly has a place in the market.
I can only speak from my own experience, where I had to spend hours to get a quality scope to fit in a cheap mount. This never occurred with any of my Spuhr mounts, I always had a perfect fit and could head to the range within minutes of installing. Did the Spuhr mount cost more? Yes, but time is money too and I prefer to get it right the first time.
Forge Tactical does a lot of training for the professional domestic Law Enforcement and the Military, and will provide their students with education and hands-on experience with the Spuhr product line.
A lot of shooters forget how critical the mount is. The mount is just as critical as the optic and if either fails you will have a very hard time hitting your target regardless how well you trained.
Forge Tactical will also transfer knowledge as well as feedback to Spuhr the needs and ideas of the end users, from the people who use loaded firearms as an everyday tool at work. Forge will also assist with R&D.
Top image: B&T APC-9 with Spuhr mount, available in several heights, for the Aimpoint H-2.
Below: America and Sweden in co-operation, just like Spuhr and Forge Tactical: Ruger Precision Rifle with a Spuhr mount.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Löddeköpinge, Sweden and Alliance, OH
Spuhr i Dalby AB, the international defense industry’s leading professional grade optic and accessory mounting solutions manufacturer, announced today the retention of John Chapman and John Spears, of Forge Tactical LLC, as Brand Ambassadors and Product Development consultants. “I am excited to work with Chappy and John Spears,” said Håkan Spuhr, Founder and Innovator at Spuhr i Dalby AB. “Their level of application and technical expertise, combined with their ability to communicate directly with our end‐users, makes Forge Tactical a natural fit for Spuhr.”
John Chapman, Director and Instructor at Forge Tactical, said “John Spears and I are honored to be trusted as Spuhr’s ambassadors to the end user community. Spuhr’s legendary innovation, quality, and application‐centered design philosophy align perfectly with the principals upon which we founded Forge; and as long‐time users of Spuhr products, we have absolute confidence in their ruggedness, precision and suitability for our military, law enforcement, self‐defense and recreational shooting clients.”
Founded in 2007, Spuhr I Dalby AB (CAGE SGD61) is a leading innovator and manufacturer of advanced mounting solutions and weapon upgrade kits. Originally focused on mounting solutions for NVG equipment, the revolutionary Ideal Scope Mount System (ISMS) – introduced in 2010 – has become the premier mounting solution for snipers as well as recreational shooters and hunters around the world. The company’s unique products embody a focus on strength and light weight without sacrificing user-friendliness. Today Spuhr I Dalby AB have several government contracts for scope mount systems, GLM sight mounts, and weapon upgrade kits.
About Forge Tactical:
Forge Tactical is focused on supporting the mission of our nation’s armed citizens, law enforcement officers and military professionals through evolved, realistic training. For a fighter to realize their potential, judgment, physical skills, weapon handling, marksmanship, leadership and aggression must be repeatedly blended and shaped in the pressure and heat of realistic training. Forge Tactical helps fighters achieve this potential through the delivery of programs that guide the student through the building of skills into techniques and techniques into procedures. More information about Forge Tactical can be found at forgetactical.com.
Below: Spuhr mount on a Ruger Precision Rifle and Zeiss optics.