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GW Ayers III Joins Rainier Arms/Defense as Vice President of Government Relations

Thursday, April 18th, 2019


Auburn, WA – Rainier Arms, leading distributor of high-end small arms and accessories, is excited to announce the hiring of GW Ayers III, as the company’s Vice President of Government Relations, effective April 15, 2019. In his new position, Ayers will be responsible for setting the strategic direction for all government sales, customer service and marketing initiatives for the Rainier Arms and Rainier Defense brands.


Casey Ingels, CEO of Tactical Tailor and the Grey Ghost Companies stated, “GW’s hard work, reputation and dedication to the end user has been instrumental in establishing Tactical Tailor’s worldwide reputation and growth. Tactical Tailor will continue to work closely with GW in his new position with longtime Partner, Rainer Arms and Rainier Defense.”

“Through his combined passion for the firearms industry, undeniable track record in personal customer service and care and 22 years of service with the US Army, adding GW to the Rainier team was one of the most common-sense decisions we’ve ever made,” said Owner of Rainier Group, John Hwang. “His extensive experience in the government and firearms industry as a whole, positions him to help lead our team and take our products to the next level.”

Ayers, a 22-year Army Vet, joins Rainier with extensive experience in sales, customer service, customer logistics, manufacturing and supply chain operations. His previous experiences include 15 years of hard work and dedication to the Tactical Tailor and Grey Ghost brands; where his interactions and reputation with the end user was instrumental in establishing Tactical Tailor’s worldwide growth. GW stated that, “I am extremely excited to join the Rainier Group. We have worked closely together for the past 12 years and have a great relationship. This move will allow me to help all companies involved to reach more customers and support the end user with the best products and services that are available”

“I’ve personally known GW for over a decade and he’s one of the most respected people in our industry,” continued Hwang. “His vast knowledge in our space is only eclipsed by the deep relationships he shares with everyone he touches. The Tactical Tailor and Grey Ghost family and the Rainier Group has always had a close relationship due to proximity but over the past 5 years we’ve become even closer allies sharing events like TRIGGRCON and IWA. As we grow Rainier Defense, GW will be a key player to help solidify our position in that space to further enhance all of Rainier Group. It’s rare you can acquire someone of GW’s character to join your dynamic team but to do it while enhancing both organizations is quite special. “

ArmsPay – A Peer-to-Peer Payment System For The Firearms Industry

Thursday, November 8th, 2018


We all know that many payment systems have refused to do business with law abiding businesses in the firearms industry as well as individuals making legal purchases. John Hwang, founder of Rainier Arms and TRIGRRCON, has been working on a peer to peer payment system for the firearms industry for nearly five years and feels they are getting closer and closer to the solution.

He says they tried partnering with payment provide Pistol Pay but the payment processor pulled the plug because they didn’t like the exposure. Consequently, they decided to build our own in order to fill this need.

www.armspay.com is the peer to peer payment solution.

www.revolvr.com will be the peer to peer market place.

Faxon Firearms Introduces New Line of Chrome Lined Barrels Distributed Exclusively Through Rainier Arms

Thursday, March 9th, 2017

Cincinnati, Ohio, March 8th, 2017 – Faxon Firearms, manufacturer of the ARAK-21 piston upper, XRS rifle, AR-15 barrels and many new products to come, is pleased to announce the new CL5R (Chrome-Lined, 5R) series of barrels which will be distributed exclusively through Rainier Arms.

The barrels will be available in both 5.56×45 (7.5”, 10.5” and 16”) and 300BLK (8.5” and 10.5”) featuring the Rainier Arms Custom Medium barrel profile. Additional lengths and calibers may be added based on customer demand.

“Combining our experience producing thousands of M240 and machine gun barrels, renowned AR-15 barrels, and a disdain for status-quo, Faxon is pleased to offer exclusively through Rainier Arms, the new CL5R (Chrome-Lined, 5R) series of barrels. The new barrels combine Faxon’s know-how, mil-spec proven coatings, and Rainier’s profiles – creating a strong heart for any duty-rated rifle.” said Nathan Schueth – Director of Sales and Product Management.

“CL5R barrels feature mil-spec chrome lining completed in the same facility as 1’000s of military barrels. Chrome increases resistance to abrasion, wear, and corrosion which greatly increasing barrel life. The exterior of the barrel is manganese phosphate coated. Rifling is 5R for increased accuracy and velocity and NATO spec chambers aid reliability.”

? Barrel Material: 4150 GBQ Mil-Spec Steel
? Barrel Type: Button Rifled, 5R Style
? Barrel Caliber: 5.56×45 or 300BLK
? Barrel Twist: 1/7 for 5.56 and 1/8 for 300BLK
? Barrel Profile: Rainier Custom Medium
? Inside Finish: Hard Chrome
? Outside Finish: Mil-Spec Manganese Phosphate
? Gas Block Diameter: .750″
? Gas Block Journal Length: 1.9”
? Barrel Extension: M4
? Magnetic Particle Inspected!
? 11-degree Target Crown

For more information or to purchase the new Faxon Firearms CL5R barrels please follow the links below to the Rainier Arms website as the new barrels are in-stock and ready to ship.

Rainier Arms – Faxon Firearms CL5R (Chrome-Lined 5R) 5.56X45 barrels
Rainier Arms – Faxon Firearms CL5R (Chrome-Lined 5R) 300BLK barrels

Rainier Arms Raises $10,000 for the Darby Project

Friday, September 2nd, 2016

Rainier Arms of Auburn, WA hosted the inaugural Northwest Shooting Sports Expo at the Tacoma Convention Center Aug 27-28 with over 50 defense manufactures on display and estimated 5-7,000 attendees.

Rainier Arms sourced and donated several high end products from Vortex, Sig, Adams Arms, Fortis and many others. The donated items were raffled by the Darby Project to support their mission of providing transition services for Army Ranger from active duty to a civilian life filled with hope and purpose.

Rainier Arms Launches Apex Club

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015

Rainier Arms has launched a new shopping club called Apex, combining exclusive membership “Wholesale” prices and free ground shipping to the lower 48 states for an annual membership fee.

Check out www.rainierarms.com/apex for more details.

Some ODG Lupus Eye Candy

Sunday, September 28th, 2014


This rifle is equipped with a 14.5″ Rainier Arms .300 Upper with an OSS Bannar Flash Hiding Muzzle Brake mated to an AAC lower. The rifle was dipped in ODG’s Lupus pattern and outfitted with a VTAC Sling.

Rainier Arms Announces RUC Mod 2

Thursday, January 9th, 2014

The new Rainier Arms RUC Mod 2 premiers today. Weighing at a dry 6lbs even with a 15″ rail, the RUC Mod 2 offers a full auto carrier as well as HPT/MPI tested barrel and bolt, tuned mil-spec trigger, and many upgrades you can see in the specs below.

Rainier Arms ROC Mod 2

Barrel Specs

16”(Mid) or 18”(Rifle) M249 Chrome
Lined Machine Gun Barrel
1-7 twist 5.56 NATO Spec Chamber
Pinned RA Match Low Pro gas block
Rainier Arms Compensator (RAC™)

Upper Specs
RA Forged A4 flat top upper
15” RA Force™ Key Mod Rail
RA Raptor™ Ambi Charging Handle
RA MPI/HP Bolt w/ staked FA carrier

Lower Specs
RA Forged Lower
Mil-Spec 6 Pos. extension w/ H Buffer
Mission First Tactical Minimalist Stock
Mission First Tactical Engage Grip
Quality Tuned Mil Spec Trigger
B.A.D. Ambidextrous Safety Selector
Quick Detach End plate

30 Round magazine where legal
RA Patriot Hard Case


Mega Machine Shop Lower Receiver

Saturday, July 11th, 2009

Mega Machine Shop, whose forged AR 15 upper and lower receivers are popular with black rifle enthusiasts has just released its new billet AR-15 lower receiver. Made of 7075-T6 aluminum and featuring machined angular lines and grip points around the magwell front, it also incorporates an enlarged trigger guard to accommodate gloved hands.

Mega Machine Shop Lower

Many feel there are advantages to the billet method of production which is essentially machining a block of alloy from scratch and dimensional inconsistencies can be avoided which sometimes occur with the forging method, in which the receiver is hammered into shape while heated.

Rainier Arms currently has the billet lower available for $175.00

-Mike Perry