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Introducing the Costa Ludus Rifle

Friday, April 3rd, 2015

A new Costa Ludus Rifle made by War Sport Industries has been rumored for some time. Now, it’s reality.

Developed through collaborative effort between Costa and War Spott over the last eight months, the initial batch of rifles are being made available thru Reactive Gunworks. Follow up deliveries will be sold through Reactive Gunworks and other War Sport dealers.

Specifications:
Caliber: .223 Rem/ 5.56 Nato
Chamber: .223 Wylde
Barrel Length: 14.7” 4150CM LVOA Match Barrel
Twist Rate: 1/8 RH
Weight (unloaded): 7.0lbs
Length (overall): 31” – 35”
Trigger: Geissele SSA-E
Stock/Pistol Grip: Magpul CTR / Magpul MIAD
Sights: None
Muzzle: Device: War Sport GP Comp
Attached: Pinned and Welded
Color: Costa Grey
Extras: Battle Arms 90 Degree Selector, QD End Plate and the first and last position on rail
Price: $2650

Available for purchase through www.ReactiveGunworks.com.

Photos by: Bryan Soderlind, Reactive Gunworks, Nathan Holtmeyer

The Very First War Sport Industries GPRE

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

This is the first GPRE sold by War Sport Industries, courtesy of Richard King Photography.

Sneak Peek – Costa / War Sport Uppers In Production

Friday, February 20th, 2015

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Catching Up With War Sport Industries

Sunday, December 21st, 2014

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Last week, we had an opportunity to check out War Sport Industries’ new campus in Robbins, North Carolina. I’d heard rumors of ammunition manufacturing in this new factory. Turns out, the rumors were true, and then some. Granted, I was looking forward to the visit if for no more reason than catching up with new National Sales Manager, Adam Pini. What I didn’t expect, was the size of the new War Sport undertaking.

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One of the initial things you see when you visit War Sport Industries is a display case set into the floor containing the very first LVOA.

War Sport Industries started out in 2011 with a couple of simple textile products and quickly expanded to firearms design and manufacturing. While the growth may have seemed stalled over the past few months, that’s only because they’ve been working behind the scenes.

2013-14 saw the growth of War Sport from a small textile and weapon assembly concern into planned growth to five full, independent although complementary, plants. At War Sport, we have been making strategic hires and concentrating on creating processes that will have all five of our plants manufacturing after the first of the year. We will offer barrels, components, full rifles, accessory textiles and even ammunition. Additionally, for 2015 we are expanding our product line, reaching into retail sales for the first time with our rifle components.

Joey Boswell,
CEO War Sport Industries, LLC

War Sport Industries now occupies a 28 acre campus that houses five distinct plants as well as headquarters, QA Lab, ammo magazine and test range. The plants include Barrel, Ammunition, CNC component manufacturing, and the original two centers of Textile and Weapon Assembly. Additionally, War Sport has installed a state-of-the-art power distribution system that also conditions the power into the facility in order to prevent machine downtime.

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While they haven’t yet achieved ISO verification, everything has been designed from outset to this end. Plus, they’ve got three Six Sigma green belts on staff.

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Boswell and a couple of his managers took us on a tour of the campus. There’s been quite a bit of construction and we visited each plant in turn. We were not able to photograph every area of the campus.

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This is the original LVOA oven alongside its state-of-the-art replacement used to Cerakote parts.

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Recently baked receivers on the rack. Right next to this section, in a caged area is weapon assembly.

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Steel rods which will eventually be processed into barrel blanks. The yellow crane above is slated to be installed to a movement system which will simplify the process of moving the steel.

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They use this machine to cut the bore holes into the barrel blanks, prior to the rifling process.

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War Sport uses the Button method to produce rifling in the barrels. This machine is used to add rifling to the barrel blanks by pulling the bit or “button” through the blank. The machinery also controls the twist rate introduced into the barrel.

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These air gauges are used to measure barrel bore, high land and low lands.

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They can also conduct Rockwell hardness testing on a round object like a barrel. Eventually, they plan to open the lab to other manufacturers to forensically test materials.

Pictures from the lab. War Sport utilizes a variety of highly sensitive equipment to insure they’ve received optimal steel for manufacturing, as well as test their machinery components and products.

Although we weren’t able to photograph the ammunition plant, in addition to manufacturing, they’ve also integrated a full QC lab. They can conduct pressure testing to SAAMI standards as well as component and lot testing. They’ll also be able to develop new loads. Once finished they’ll have two Oehler chronograph systems running.

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This oven will be used to heat treat the barrels once they are rifled. Some will be contoured and finished into barrels while others will remain blanks and be sold to others for finishing.

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Compensators are manufactured using a CNC.

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A finished barrel next to a blank.

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Barrels ready to ship out for coating in a ruggedized protective case. This helps protect them from shock during transit.

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Compensators are also transported in a padded case. Compensators will eventually be offered to retailers along with other parts. Unfortunately, you still can’t purchase a handguard without a full upper.

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This is the CNC manufacturing center, where compensators and barrels are machined and finalized. While War Sport purchases many commodity parts such as pins and springs from other manufacturers they do build their proprietary parts themselves.

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One example of these proprietary items are bolt catches, seen here at various stages of production including a finished part.

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War Sport also has an in-house machine shop to produce tooling as well as prototypes.

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Eventually, we got a chance to speak with Adam Pini. It’s always great to visit with him and his enthusiasm for his new job was obvious.

This is where I want to be, I don’t want to be anywhere else. When I jumped into the car to drive to North Carolina, it was like Christmas Day. I am very excited about the opportunities presented here at War Sport. War Sport is a lifestyle and it suits me well.

Adam Pini
National Sales Manager

War Sport showed us a lot during our visit. Some of it was ready, and some work was still left to be done. According to Boswell, everything should be rocking and rolling by SHOT Show with ammo available late first quarter.

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LVOA Perfomance

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

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These photos from Richard King Photography show what appears to be War Sport Industries‘ latest venture; performance automobiles. They aren’t the only ones. It seems that guns and cars definitely go together. Numerous companies have undertaken vehicle projects.

Layin’ down tracks…

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Costa Ludus Announces War Sport Industries As New Syndicate Partner

Monday, April 21st, 2014

War Sport Industries is certainly a company to watch. They’ve quietly expanded their operations with increased manufacturing capacity in a new facility and continue to expand their product line.

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Costa Ludus is very excited and proud to announce it’s new Syndicate Partner: War Sport. Probably most known for the radical LVOA system they are certainly more than just that. War Sport was created to provide both superior quality Advanced Weapons Systems and to develop products for Low Visibility Operation / Applications for the modern war fighter. War Sport is located in Robbins, N.C., currently in operation are two manufacturing facilities located on a 23-acre Campus. Full CNC Operations, Metallurgy Lab, Assembly Plant’s, Rifle Barrel Manufacturing and Textiles.

We look forward to furthering our partnership with great new ideas and concepts that are on the horizon with War Sport as we both continue to positively impact our industry.

See the War Sport Ind LVOA in the OneUp Designlab Booth at SHOT Show

Sunday, January 6th, 2013

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War Sport Industries, LLC will display their LVOA-C at SHOT Show in the Multitasker Tools / MagPod booth #7309 with OneUp Designlab.

War Sport Crossbow Suspension

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

War Sport LVOA –S / -C Rail platform featuring their “Crossbow Suspension” support.

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According to War Sport Industries, the Benefits are myriad

– Extended Hide Position Support without the additional weight of a bipod
– Very Low Noise Signature during setup
– Vehicle Applications
– Helo Applications
– Wounded or Disabled Shooter Support
– Quick setup, light weight, disposable (Cut-n-Go)

Coming soon from www.warsport-us.com