Posts Tagged ‘Rock River Arms’

Rock River Arms Mourns The Loss of Co-Founder Mark Larson

Tuesday, April 9th, 2013

Below is the RRA press release on the passing of Co-founder Mark Larson . SSD extends our deepest condolences.

(Colona, IL) On Friday, April 5, 2013 Rock River Arms President, Mark Larson passed away at the age of 50. Mark Larson, along with his brother Chuck, founded Rock River Arms in 1996 when they began producing high quality 1911-style pistols and AR-15 style rifles. Since that time, they have earned the reputation of building some of the most sought after firearms in the industry.

As a dedicated husband, brother, son, uncle and friend, Mark has touched so many lives with his kindness and generosity. From cooking hot dogs at Camp Perry for the competitive shooters to lending a helping hand to industry friends, Mark Larson will truly be missed.

Visitation will be Tuesday, April 9th from 3-8pm, at Vandemore Funeral Home. Funeral services celebrating Mark’s life will be held on Wednesday, April 10th at 11:00am at St. Malachy Church, Geneseo, Illinois. Memorials may be left to the Mark Larson Memorial Fund.

Please bear with us over the next few days as we get through the activities associated with Mark’s passing and strive to return to normal business activities. Your understanding is greatly appreciated.

Robinson Arms Complaint Against RRA, Bushy, Remington and Magpul

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010

On 14 January, 2010 RDMI (Robinsom Arms) filed suit in US District Court for Utah against Remington, Bushmaster, Rock River Arms, and Magpul Industries based on alleged infringement of their patent.

Below is the actual suit taken from court records.

Robinson Arms Lawsuit Alleging Patent Infringement

This is the third patent related suit filed against Magpul this year. The initial suit came from A.R.M.S. over their dual aperture rear sight followed by Vltor in October alleging violation of their patent on the Modular Firearm Buttstock.

Reading through the filing I find one thing a bit odd. It claims that the ACR has been offered for sale, which still has not happened, particularly in the state of Utah. Based on this it seems to me that the case was brought a bit prematurely and was staged to have the most dramatic effect during SHOT Show unless it was intended to delay the release of the ACR into the market. But then why include RRA?

Robinson Arms Sues Remington, Bushmaster, RRA, and Magpul

Friday, January 15th, 2010

Robinson Arms, manufacturers of the XCR have filed suit yesterday in US District Court for Utah against Remington, Bushmaster, Rock River Arms, and Magpul Industries based on alleged infringement of their patent (Multi-caliber ambidextrously controllable firearm #7,596,900) issued 6 October, 2009 and initially filed in August of 2003.

Specifically, the weapons alleged to have violated Robinson’s patent are the Remington/Bushmaster ACR, Magpul Masada/Massoud, and the RRA LAR-8. All of these weapons feature a magazine release that is manipulated by the trigger finger from within reach of the trigger guard as well as a similar bolt hold open device. We have read the complaint and it is fairly ambiguous as the which patent claims they allege were violated.

Both Bushmaster and Remington are part of the Freedom group, owned by Cerberus Capital Management. So for taking on Freedom Group I give them an “E” for Effort. Of note is the timing of the suit, just days before SHOT Show as well as Robinson’s announcement on their website that they would be exhibiting after all in a booth (#20034) shared with Serbu.