Olympic Arms Announces Closing

I received an email today which announced the closing of Olympic Arms.

After more than 40 years of business, it is with great sorrow that we announce that February 28th, 2017 will be the last day of operation for Olympic Arms, Inc.

The Schuetz family would like to express their heartfelt thanks to all their friends, associates, and partners that have been a part of the Olympic Arms experience. Most of all we would like to thank our loyal customers and patrons who have been with us all this time.

My Microsoft Gun Club Object Embedding Tool was made by Olympic Arms over 20 years ago.

I wonder what happened. Maybe AR-15’s becoming essentially a commodity and the resultant competition.

9 thoughts on “Olympic Arms Announces Closing

  1. Well I never heard anything good about the quality of their product, so maybe that was part of it.

  2. As some one who actually owns two Oly Arms products I can say they meet or exceed expectations for accuracy and reliability. I own one 1911 and an AR 15 chambered in 7.62X39. I’ve not heard any concrete facts but I’d guess their prices and the fact that Hillary lost, means a lack of demand in an already flooded and competitive marketplace.

  3. I think that their pistol caliber ARs had a very good and unique design in the bolt and barrel, I own 2 of them, but must agree with another comment that their quality control and parts quality were sub standard. Still hate to see them go.

  4. Well, the standard reason would be the next generation of the family not interested or capable of continuing the running of a company. It would be hard for most potential buyers to justify buying it either.

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  6. Isn’t this the company that made the 7.62 Russian pistol, that got the import ammo shut off? They were repeatedly told what the .gov response would be if they produced any, and arrogantly told them to F’ off. Lo and behold, the .gov followed through. This stupidity cost them a LOT of business. I had gotten the impression that they never really recovered from it.

    • I believe you are correct about this. They insisted on creating and selling a 7.62 x 39 pistol in spite of the fact that it would cause the immediate end to of the import of cheap, mostly Chinese manufactured milsurp ammo in that caliber. And in spite of the gun industries’ offer to pay them whatever profits they expected to make to not do so.
      That did indeed cause them the loss of goodwill in the shooting community even though they built an otherwise fine product.

  7. I’m also thinking that they’ve had it with the horrible atmosphere in the state every time the AG and the Governor get a bug in their asses and want to start banning things.

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