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Eric Kincel Leaves Vltor to Move to Bravo Company

Right after Christmas Eric Kincel announced that he was leaving the company he founded 10 years ago, Vltor and its associate Abrams Airborne. What we weren’t able to say until now is that he was heading to Bravo Company to head up their newly established R&D department in Las Vegas. To industry insiders this move comes as little surprise. Kincel has worked with Bravo Company on several projects in the past and this looks like a great fit. We wish them luck.

Dear Friends and Supporters,

With the New Year comes a new beginning. As you probably gathered from my email address, I’ve taken up a position with Bravo Company USA as the Director of Research and Development. Even though Bravo Company is located in Wisconsin, Paul Buffoni (Pres./CEO) has started a second satellite facility in Las Vegas, Nevada. The LV facility is nothing more than a “Skunk Works”, or a location for Research and Development for the future BCM Gunfighter product line.

This recent move from Tucson was a major decision for my wife and I, but we are excited about the future and the possibilities. I look forward to working with and staying in contact with all my friends and supporters for years to come.

For those of you attending the SHOT Show, I will also be there, but will not be manning a booth. For the first time in ten-plus years, I will get to walk the floor and see the show in its complete splendor. Please email me if you would like to meet up and I look forward to seeing all of the familiar faces of the industry.

I hope everyone has a wonderful 2013.


Eric S. Kincel
Director of Research & Development
Bravo Company USA/Gunfighter Ind.

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3 Responses to “Eric Kincel Leaves Vltor to Move to Bravo Company”

  1. Haji says:

    That’s cool, for both of them. If they’re not careful, BCM is gonna be the big dog on the rifle market, except with rifles built to a standard that work like you read about. I’m stoked about the possibilities for them.

  2. BrettW says:

    Congrats to Both!! Best of luck!!

  3. Angry Misha says:

    Eric K.,
    I’m sorry you felt inclined to leave Vltor as an excuse to “why” you couldn’t deliver the Bren Ten you’ve promised me since 2008, then again “by SHOT 2009”, followed by “Christmas 2010”, “Spring 2011” and “Fall 2012”.

    You could’ve just said: “Bro, it’s just not gonna happen”

    And to think I let you use that pic of J and I in the Khyber Pass with your MOD Stocks (You never told me where you got that).



    Good Luck Brother

    PS: Remember the paper boy in “Better Off Dead”?

    I’m that kid

    “I want my Bren Ten!!!!!”