PSA: Hurricane Irma causes closing of gun manufacturers in Florida

Phil White
by Phil White

We all know about the strongest hurricane in recorded history Irma. Irma is causing concern and fear in south Florida as well as North and South Carolina. In the interest of the safety of the employees, both Daniel Defense and Adams Arms are closing on tomorrow (Friday) and will only re-open when the storm has passed and conditions make it safe to return to work. Of course, the amount of damage will dictate when operations resume.

These are the statements from both companies. I’m sure there will be others we just haven’t been informed yet. Of course there will be no way for customers to call. We wish all of the good folks at Daniel Defense and Adams Arms the best as well as the people of Florida.

Adams Arms statement

For the safety of our employees, Adams Arms will be closing at 12 PM Friday 09/08. The office is expected to re-open Tuesday 09/12 unless weather permits. If that’s the case, we will notify everyone of when we will be back in office.

If you have any questions or concerns in the meantime, please email

Stay safe out there,

The Adams Arms Team

Phil White
Phil White

Retired police officer with 30 years of service. Firearms instructor and SRU team member. I still instruct with local agencies. My daily carry pistol is the tried and true 1911. I'm retired as associate editor since December 14th 2017. My replacement is my friend Pete M email: you can reach Pete for product reviews etc.

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  • TFB TFB on Sep 09, 2017

    They should put in their public announcement that there will be some armed guards on premises, even if its not true. It would make for one fine looting place.

  • Mr.SATism Mr.SATism on Sep 10, 2017

    I hope everyone evacuated to safe places outside of the wrath of the storm, other than that, hopefully their hurricane insurance will hold up!