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DRG goes Maritime with Saltwater Arms

The beauty of AR-style firearms is their ability to adapt to a great variety of situations. From battle-proven guns that have gone to hell and back, to the sewing machine smoothness of high-end competition rifles, from CQB to precision, from grungy to gawdy, it goes where you take it. As a manufacturer, DRG produces everything from tip to buttstock, and after acquiring Saltwater Arms, adds not only corrosion resistance options for those near the high seas, but a new outlet for those looking for specialized parts.

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DEMAND ADVENTURE…Corrosion-Resistant Rifles Designed by Saltwater Arms now Manufactured by DRG

DRG is a U.S. leader in the firearm component manufacturing industry centrally located in Lake Zurich, Illinois.
We manufacture a full portfolio of precision parts for the AR15, AR10 and AR9 platforms. As a total solution manufacturing facility, we internally produce an extensive lineup of high-demand products including bolt carrier groups, lower receivers, complete upper receivers, handguards, upper receivers, barrels and bolts. One of the
keys to our success is our in-house Quality Control lab that examines all our products to ensure consistency and accuracy that results in superior performance.

Saltwater Arms Barracuda Rifle 13 MLOK

In striving to offer the growing firearms market more innovative solutions, we are excited to announce the acquisition of Saltwater Arms, LLC. The addition of Saltwater Arms to our brand family will enable us to provide our online customers complete, fully assembled firearms supporting calibers of 9mm, .308, 5.56 and .300 blackout on our e-commerce store: Saltwater Arms rifles will also be available to our dealer network on Saltwater Arms emerged on the market in 2019 focusing on high quality, corrosion resistant rifles for those in maritime and other harsh environment situations.

Saltwater Arms Blackfin Rifle 13 MLOK

 “We set out to offer distinctive solutions to our customers and choosing to manufacture a new line of fully assembled rifles and pistols seemed to be the natural direction. Saltwater Arms rifles met our high standards and unique “out-of-the-box thinking” and we’re excited to add our expertise to the production. The firearm’s key components are made from stainless steel with highly durable corrosion-resistant coatings to provide users the utmost strength and longevity in the harshest of marine environments as well as worry-free relief for the prepper community.” states DRG Manufacturing CEO Chris Gosell (and avid fisherman). The style and performance of the Barracuda and Blackfin AR15 rifles will be our front runners in what will be a family of fully assembled firearms. Both style rifles are designed from the ground up to meet the rigorous demands of maritime environments with corrosion-resistant materials and technologies adaptable for saltwater and freshwater alike. In addition to the aesthetic beauty of the stainless-steel components, they are easily compatible with most AR-platform accessories and furniture. Upgrades to some components, such as the bolt carrier group will now use DRG’s sought-after, proprietary BCG with its precision grinding and finishing applications. Known and trusted by our customers for its durability and reliability.

DRG proudly designs, engineers, manufactures and assembles our products in Illinois. Our modern and cutting-edge manufacturing facility is driven by a workforce of robots and automated cells including our fully automated robot-driven barrel drilling and reaming cell, our barrel profiling and chambering cell, our carrier cell, our upper receiver and lower receiver cells and our bolt and gas key cells. Working in concert with these fully automated robots and feeding devices are our technical experts in our QC lab with their integrated quality control and measurement protocols for each component produced. Our synergetic manufacturing processes allows DRG to turn out high quality products at low relative costs to our customers, who like us, take great pride in 100% American made products.

Saltwater Arms Blackfin Rifle 13 MLOK

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