BREAKING: Slide Fire and Bump Fire Settle Lawsuit

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In late 2014, Slide Fire Solutions initiated a patent infringement lawsuit against Bump Fire Systems over the use and ownership of intellectual property that is the backbone of their rapid-fire stock products. It appears that Slide Fire has won the suit and is set to receive damages from Bump Fire who will no longer be allowed to sell their bump-fire stocks.

From the Bump Fire Systems homepage:

Slide Fire Solutions, LP and Bump Fire Systems, LLC announced that they have resolved their patent infringement lawsuit. Pursuant to their agreement, Bump Fire Systems, LLC pays a confidential sum of money to Slide Fire, acknowledges the validity of four patents asserted in the litigation and agrees to a judgement under which it must cease and desist from any further sales of bump fire stocks for the duration of the terms of the patents.

TFB has contacted Slide Fire Solutions for further details and we will update the story with any additional information.

UPDATE 17:30 (Eastern):

TFB just received a response back from Slide Fire Solutions:

Slide Fire Solutions, LP is pleased to announce the resolution to the patent infringement suit with Bump Fire Systems, LLC. As part of the agreement, Bump Fire Systems, LLC acknowledges the validity of patents possessed by Slide Fire Solutions, LP, and agrees to a judgement under which they will no longer infringe on the patents in question. It is great to have another instance of verification as the sole patent holder of bump fire technology. We are eager to put this situation behind us, and look forward to continuing to expand our product line in the future.


SLIDE FIRE – http://www.slidefire.com/contact

PO Box 143
Moran, TX 76464

Phone: 325-945-3800
Fax: 325-945-2356

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  • Dave D Dave D on Jul 23, 2016

    Sorry to see Bump Fire Systems go. While I don't have any of their products, I do feel they are responsible for the price going from $300+ to $99 for a plastic stock. Any guesses on which way the price will go now?

    • Lee Enfield Lee Enfield on Jul 24, 2016

      @Dave D I got an AR and AK from Bumpfire for $90 each. The AR version on a 6920 runs at 800RPM rate.

  • AJ187 AJ187 on Jul 24, 2016

    A screw, a piece of rolled over kydex, a sloppy fitting M4 stock and rubber band solved all my desires for a bump firing device. I know someone that 3D prints a design based on mine. Not hard to do and very inexpensive. With less companies making these, it'll only ensure either the ATF and/or the legislators have less hassle in banning them outright.

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