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Legion Firearms Updates Their Status (It’s Not Good)

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

Due to a technical error, this post was momentarily deleted, but it has now been restored.

Yesterday, troubled Legion Firearms posted this statement to their Facebook page. At this point, we are no longer in contact with them so we can’t clarify anything they’ve said.

Many of you have been waiting patiently for Legion products and we want nothing more than to deliver them to each and everyone of you. Unfortunately the mayhem of 2013 cost us dearly. Last November we released a press statement explaining why we were so behind in our delivery schedule and what was happening at Legion Firearms. Here’s an excerpt from that press release:

After the tragedy in Connecticut the landscape of the market changed drastically. More people bought semi automatic weapons than ever before. Dealers couldn’t keep product on the shelf. It was a fever without cure.

“For those of us in the industry it created huge challenges over night. Parts we had expected early in 2013 became delayed. Small parts, Bolt Carrier Groups, triggers, all dried up. The larger manufacturers were able to increase supply for their direct customers, but small customers like Legion Firearms ended up at the back of the line. We simply couldn’t compete with the big guys who could place a PO for 200,000 BCG’s with ease. We did whatever we could to keep shipping rifles and pistols, but we were no where near able to meet demand.

To make matters worse, our barrel manufacturer suffered a huge blow as their facility was reclaimed by the government forcing them to move at the worst possible time. Orders we literally expected in January didn’t begin arriving until August. After hex fluting and cryo treating the barrels we discovered a new problem: they were not up to Legion’s accuracy standards. This was incredibly demoralizing for us and for many of our customers who had been waiting patiently, some as long as a year.

Some of our staff suffered physically from the stress and setbacks, and we lost team members we loved. Our communication with customers suffered as well, as did our relationships with vendors and creditors.”

While circumstances in the firearms industry have improved, and we were able to fix our supply chain issues, the setbacks we encountered cost us dearly. Both in real expenses and opportunity costs.

Operating expenses, staff and rent ate away at our cash reserves, and we have been unable to secure outside investors to move forward.

This last month has been the most difficult of all. Our bank has called in our note and ordered us to liquidate inventory. They hold a UCC lien on all or our assets, which means we are in dire financial trouble.

We’re hoping this isn’t the end for those of us that dared to dream of a better way to build guns. However, for us to keep operating and deliver our products we need to find outside capital. We are seeking anybody who can invest in Legion Firearms, or an individual or company who is interested in acquiring Legion Firearms. Short of that, we won’t survive. The last thing we want is failure to to deliver on our customers’ orders, so we’re hopeful we can find the capital to move forward.

We are open to any reasonable solution to solving our cash problems and keep Legion alive. So many of us have put literally everything we have into making this dream happen, and none of us want to see it end. If you or someone you know is interested and in acquiring Legion Firearms please contact help@legionfirearms.com. Help us STAY IN THE FIGHT™

In the interim we have only been able to answer limited phone calls and product requests. We’ll keep you updated as things progress, but it’s simply impossible for me to work on the sale of Legion Firearms, make a living, and answer everyone’s inquiries. I’m sorry we can’t do more. We will update everyone as things progress.

High Threat Concealment – Custom LF-P40 Holster

Thursday, May 15th, 2014

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About two years ago at SHOT Show 2013 I received an unexpected gift from my friend, Dave Reeder. At the time, it was a bit of a unicorn, a Legion Firearms LF-P40. It’s a unique .40 cal 1911 variant built specifically for Legion Firearm by STI. It’s a beefy gun with a double stack magazine, and lots of angles. I’ve never had a holster for it, until now.

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Today, I was invited to visit High Threat Concealment to check out their recently expanded shop, and they asked me to bring the pistol along. While I was there, they made a custom Kydex holster for the LF-P40. As you can see from the images, the holster is a perfect fit, right down to Legion’s signature honeycomb pattern on the slide.

highthreatconcealment.com

Adam Wilson Talks Barrels

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

Adam Wilson of 1MOA Solutions asked us to share this article. We agreed in the spirit of stirring debate. We want to hear your opinion.

During carbine classes the topic of “What is The Best Fighting Rifle?” frequently comes up. This is a subjective question in my opinion because “best” is dependent on each individuals requirements. A shooter in a rural area may need the ability to engage mid range targets beyond 200 to 300 yards, while someone in a urban area typically deals with threats at much closer distances. My first recommendation is to ensure you tailor your rifle and training towards the scenarios you are most likely to encounter. While we can’t prepare for all scenarios we can train to overcome the majority.

The second thing I tell shooters is to be honest about their needs and abilities. The shooter is often the weakest link when it comes to accuracy. Lets take a moment to discuss “Fighting Rifles” and the balance of accuracy and durability. The biggest factor in your rifle’s inherent accuracy, is the type or quality of barrel used. There are two primary choices when it comes to AR15 barrels, Cold Hammer Forged (CHF) or Stainless Steel (SS). The accepted theory is that a CHF barrel is more durable than a stainless steel barrel but you compromise accuracy for longevity. There is also a significant price difference between a CHF barrel and a SS barrel. Daniel Defenselists their 14.5″ CHF barrel for $279.00 while Noveske Rifleworks lists their 14.5″ stainless steel for $455.00

For some individuals the increased accuracy may not be worth the higher cost. The $176.00 saved in this example could be invested in ammo, training, or a rifle optic. If a shooter chooses to go that route and picks up a CHF barrel instead of a stainless steel barrel how much accuracy are they sacrificing? Is that rifle still effective on a man sized target from 100 to 500 yards?

Based off of the performance I’ve seen with the Daniel Defense CHF barrel I will say yes, without a doubt! The Army Marksmanship Unit considers the issued M4/M16 rifle to be a 2-3MOA rifle. My personal experience has shown it to be a 3-5MOA rifle dependent on unit maintenance procedures. That equates to a 3-5″ group at 100 yards and 15-25″ group at 500 yards under ideal conditions.

I shot the rifle pictured below from the prone position for groups using a bipod and sand sock for rear support at 100 yards with a 4.5-14x Leupold Optics MK4 scope. It is a Legion Firearms LF15 with a Daniel Defense 14.5″ CHF barrel mid-length gas system and a SureFire, LLC muzzle device. Three different ammunition selections were used during testing. The best performance was with Federal 69gr SMK but each group fell within the 2MOA standard. This equates to 2″ at 100 yards and 10″ at 500 yards. If the average 5’8″ male is 40″ from the waistline to the top of the head and 20″ from shoulder to shoulder, a 10″ cone of fire at 500 yards gives you room to err under less than ideal conditions.

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Is this what I would consider acceptable accuracy for a stainless steel barrel and match grade ammo? No, but it provides enough accuracy for the majority of shooters who also value the increased barrel life the CHF barrel provides.

Bottom line, be honest about your abilities and expectations so you get the maximum return on your investment.

1MOA Solutions was founded with the sole purpose of developing reality based training necessary for survival during deadly conflict. Our curriculum is built upon the knowledge and experience gained while serving as US Army Snipers. They challenge each shooter to constantly learn, evolve, and prepare for that one moment when accuracy determines life or death.

Comprised of a dedicated group of Military shooters with a background in precision marksmanship the 1MOA Solutions team can be found competing in Multigun, Long Range Tactical, and USPSA matches throughout the country when not training in the El Paso area.

www.1MOAsolutions.com

Legion Firearms Update

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

I received this update from Legion Firearms last night and wanted to share it. I’m waiting on a rifle myself, I ordered right after SHOT Show. These issues aren’t limited to Legion Firearms. Everybody is feeling the limited availability of certain parts. The photos are of the LF4 MOD 1 and MOD 2 to give you an idea of some of the things they are doing to support demand.

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In 1914 Ernest Shackleton was recruiting for what would eventually be called the Imperial Trans- Antarctic Expedition. His pitch included the following statement: “Officers wanted for hazardous journey. Small wages. Bitter cold. Long months of complete darkness. Constant danger. Safe return doubtful. Honor and recognition in case of success.”

Legion Firearms believes candor is a Good Thing, even if the facts aren’t particularly palatable. We want to put the best weapon possible in your hands, but we’ve been having trouble doing so. We’ve made mistakes, been hobbled by others’ mistakes and hampered by our suppliers’ constraints, but we’ve striven to rectify the former and are working to mitigate the latter.

Legion builds guns every day but Sunday. We shipped 15 rifles last week, 15 the week before and will ship at least that many this week. Our ability to produce a finished weapon is entirely dependent upon certain components—current demand and our exacting standards decrease.

To that end we’ve sourced new manufacturers and built new facilities. Hundreds of uppers, lowers and other parts will now be built in-house. Eventually we’ll own almost all production ourselves, but will remain limited by the limits of man hours worked and our quality control.

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Availability for current backlogged orders: the LF-10D is not in stock; buyers are looking at a solid 8 weeks before they are. Unfortunately one of the major players bought up all 7.62 BCGs and they’re just now starting to trickle in. We encountered a similar problem with the LF-4. When FN shipped the CHF barrels to our supplier they sent carbine length rather than mid-length barrels. We’re acquiring CHF barrels from quality sources, but supply is limited. We’ve created the LF4 MOD1 and MOD2 by customer request to speed delivery times, but the LF-15C and LF-15D will still come sooner (though that may still be 12-14 weeks). Our barrel supplier’s factory was shuttered by a Land Reclamation act earlier this year, and though we’re receiving lots of barrels we’re keenly aware that we are way behind where we hoped we’d be.

“In a month or so we’ll literally have hundreds of parts coming off our own line,” says Adam Morehead, CEO of Legion Firearms. “We’ll be providing 15Ds and 15Cs in greater quantity than ever have before. The 15 Deltas particularly will be shipping in great numbers. There’ss just no way to build faster and maintain our level of consistent quality. Lead time for new orders is a solid 20 weeks.”

LF series rifles will remain available on a first come, first served basis. As hard as we’re working to catch up with demand, we would still urge those interested to order now and mitigate the delay. We appreciate your understanding.

Respectful regards,
The Staff of Legion Firearms

Legion Firearms Discusses Memorial Day, Offers Discounts

Friday, May 24th, 2013

From our friends at Legion Firearms. They are some great folks and big supporters of our military.

Though Memorial Day should be a sober time to remember our fallen, celebrate their lives and decorate their final resting places, it has also evolved into a day second only to Veteran’s Day when it comes to remembering all of those who have served this Nation.

Two of the founding three Legion Firearms staff are combat-disabled veterans. Over a third of our full-time employees are veterans. As one might expect, all of us have friends, family and comrades we will remember this Memorial Day weekend and we urge everyone to remember the little things—do more than make a Facebook post or send a patriotic Tweet. Anyone can do that. Not everyone will go to the cemetery and plant flags, or visit the local VFW and American Legion and give your regards. Ensure your children, friends and coworkers know the history and intention of the holiday.

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Legion will be having a Memorial Day Weekend sale beginning Friday morning 24 MAY 13 and lasting until midnight Monday 27 MAY 13. The sale will remain valid on all items as long as they remain in stock. Shipping is free for any order over $100.

Surefire X300 Ultra: $209.30

Surefire 5.56 SOCOM Mini-Suppressor

Legion CLUTCH Concealed handgun/tablet case $49.95

Anywear™ Bio-Lubricant, $6.00 for 2 oz. and $19.70 for 8 oz. bottles

ALG ACT Trigger $62.95

CMC 3.5lb Curved Combat Trigger $159

Inforce 07EVO Weapon Light $109

Respectful regards,
The Staff of Legion Firearms

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Legion Firearms Presents One Heck Of A Deal

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

Legion Firearms just sent us this press release. Magazine prices have recently gone up so several vendors are offering special deals in order to soften the blow, but nobody has done anything like this!

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AUSTIN, TX—28 FEB, 2013—Legion Firearms® is pleased to announce an epic rifle purchasing opportunity. This may well be the sale of the century. Buy one MagPul PMAG during the month of March and receive a free rifle!

That’s right. Legion is channeling the mainstream hype generated in response to nation-wide efforts on the part of unscrupulous legislators to offer you a PMAG GEN M3 from MagPul for the low low price of just $2,400.00. Twenty-four hundred dollars gets you a (probably) brand spanking new standard 30-round capacity polymer magazine and an LF4 ODG 5.56mm rifle at no additional charge.

Yes, it’s true. Thanks to such nauseating examples of elected officialdom as Rhonda Fields, Felix Ortiz, Audrey Gibson, Antonio Villaraigosa and of course Diane Feinstein, the market value of rifle magazines is now roughly on par with movie theater refreshments and extra sour cream from taco chains…but we’re offering an LF4 alongside our magazines to take the sting out.

The LF4 ODG leverages a combination of the quality construction standards and experience of Legion Firearms with the tactical acumen and innovation of Orion Design Group founder Brian Bishop to create a rugged, well equipped combat rifle unlike any other in the market—and it features the Lupus Camouflage Pattern!

Noted firearms tactician and Orion Design Group founder Brian Bishop has become a valuable asset to the Legion Firearms team. His innovative approach to weapon systems and concealment technology are brought to bear in every product he designs. Legion is proud to partner with ODG to present this “tricked out” yet “no nonsense” combat rifle featuring the Lupus Camouflage pattern. The LF4ODG normally retails for $2,490.00. You get yours for free with purchase of $2,400 magazine and coupon code LEGIOXXX.

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Features:
• forged 7075-T6 aluminum upper and lower
• Nickel-Boron coated upper, lower, and bolt carrier group
• Geissele MK1 Super Mod hand guard
• 14.5” HEX fluted 416 stainless steel barrel
• adjustable gas block
• SureFire muzzle break
• ambidextrous Legion Raptor charging handle
• ambidextrous safety selector
• Geissele SSA trigger
• MagPul MOE grip and CTR stock
• ODG Tactical Sling
• ODG Lupus Camo ink transfer
• ODG Tactical Sling
• ODG Lupus Camo ink transfer
• Ships in high quality Flambeau case
• Shipping restrictions may apply

Limit 10 per customer.

www.legionfirearms.com

More Lupus Goodness

Sunday, January 20th, 2013

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Here is Brian from Orion Design Group displaying the new ODG carbine from Legion Firearms dipped in the Lupus camo pattern.

photo – 21st Century Gunfighter

ODG Sighting – Legion Firearms

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

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Interestingly, the garment in ODG’s Lupus pattern is an Arc’teryx LEAF Talos ensemble. See how well the patterns mesh.