Remington Sells Out To NY For $80 Million “Sniper” Rifles Government Contract

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Back in February, several gun manufacturers decided to boycott law enforcement in states that are hostile to the Second Amendment, states like New York for instance. They would not be providing weapons or ammunition. Within a week that number had grown by over 700%. In the first article I provided information for several gun manufacturers that could be contacted to come on board with this boycott, including Glock, Sig Sauer, Smith & Wesson and Remington. Well, now we know where Remington stands. They stand on the side of government as they have let it be known that they will be staying in New York and they have now acquired a government contract worth $80 million.

Remington informed New York state lawmakers that they were planning to spend $20 million to upgrade their manufacturing facility in Mohawk Valley. The word was that they were considering moving if New York implemented stricter gun control laws as they have in the NY SAFE Act. Remington had been approached by several states to move.

Lawmakers spoke with Remington about their expansion. The company has received $5.5 million in state incentives over the past five years.

While that is in the past, news has come out from New York Congressman Richard Hanna regarding an $80 million contract. According to his website:

UTICA, N.Y. – U.S. Representative Richard Hanna today announced that Remington Arms has been awarded a nearly $80 million contract to produce more than 5,000 sniper rifles for the U.S. military. The work will be done in Ilion by Mohawk Valley employees.

The federal contract comes from the Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), a division of the U.S. Department of Defense. The contract will be awarded over the course of 10 years.

“The award of this contract to Remington Defense further shows that they are the premier manufacturer of sniper rifles for our Armed Forces,” Rep. Hanna said. “I have full confidence that this contract will be fulfilled with the high quality and standards that define our Ilion workforce. I fully support Remington Arms and will continue working to ensure that the company and its dedicated employees can thrive in Herkimer County for generations to come.”

Sniper rifles for the military, eh? At $80 million, that comes out to $16,000 per rifle over the next ten years. This comes on the heels of Serbu firearms saying they would not be providing their .50 caliber sniper rifles to the New York Police Department.

While these rifles are being manufactured for the U.S. military, one does wonder if this would also keep channels open to provide firearms to New York Police as well.

The irony in all of this is that New York, which has a clearly anti-gun government, will profit tens of millions of dollars from the production of guns through employee’s taxes, sales tax and more.

While I own at least one Remington firearm, I will not be purchasing further products by Remington, including ammunition.

Freedom Group owns Remington, along with several other gun manufacturers, including Marlin, DPMS, Para, and Bushmaster.

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    • late2theParty

      Putting pen to paper, if the numbers are correct at $80mill for weapons and ammunition ONLY, then it’s still $15,000 per rifle (that’s $5,000,000 for ammunition, $1 a round.) Even over 5 years, that’s 3,000 a year, enough to replace a good scout rifle 2x every year. Sounds like either they are getting something or doing something not listed. I don’t figure it’s training, parts .. 9 rifles in stock to back up one? Smells fish-like

    • Ar15Bob

      I own many Remington arms along with Remington reloading brass I will find other companys to do business with,there are many out there Remington needs ue more than we need them.

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  • David B

    Yeah Remington will loose more than 80 million!! Why with a 10 year contract would the DoD want this?! In ten years they will be outdated! Plus a bolt action rifle will last 100 years!

  • The only Remington product that I will be using in the future is once fired brass I collect at the range.I will not spend another dime on their products and hope other do,t either!

  • John Gray

    I recently put a Remington 870 Shotgun on layaway. I will be going to that store later today to cancel it. If it costs me my $100 then so be it. Who wants a product from a company that will not support the ideals that allow it to even exist!
    I will also be hard pressed to buy anything from any company that is owned by Freedom Group in the future. They should take a look at history and take to heart what happened to Smith & Wesson a few years back.
    “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”
    ~Jorge Agustín Nicolás Ruiz de Santayana y Borrás, known as George Santayana~

  • Henry Kuhn

    I own one remington 870,,, I will no longer purshase remington firearms or amuunition… with that said… I don’t have a problem with weapon companies providing for our military… as long as the are not doing it in states that have totally dismessed the Second amendment or aew totally abti gun and have set up laws against gun owners… Remington needs to leave New York and move to a state that supports the Second Amendment and allow for them to reap the tax benefits… not New York

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  • Patriot

    Civilian Economic sanctions (Boycott) Remington. of course thats meaningless as the Government is going to take $80million from you at gunpoint to give to Remington.

  • legionmetoo

    Cross off Remington from my “buy or recommend” list. Put Remington on my “rant against” list.

  • Michael

    Thanks a lot, Remington !!! You just fudged up, in a VERY serious way.SELLOUTS !!!

  • Done with Dicks sporting goods store, and now Remington is also off my list, of people to spend $ with. So long Remington, guess Browning and Ruger will be getting my purchases.

    • Bill

      As an UPSTATE NYer, I’m glad Remington stayed. The Mohawk valley couldn’t afford to lose anymore jobs.

      • Gadabout

        Exactly what I was thinking Bill.

      • Jean

        Dude, there’s something wrong with that area beyond Remmington… move before you are contaminated! 😉
        Income-wise, I’m glad you (collectively) still have the income / jobs.
        However, I will not buy a Remmington product from the manufacturer. As you may have noted – many others will not, either. And eventually Remmington will no longer be a cash cow for NYState, and those decreasing margins will result in layoffs and eventually closure of the plant. Writing’s on the wall, the best you could hope for is to be a government parasite. Best plan to move in the next few years – Id suggest just across the border to Canada (likely less unrest there, if you can get a job as a legal alien in Canada, you could avoid all the unpleasantess I suspect is brewing here, and the temperature won’t be much different – it’s what, 2 miles north at most? Maybe just go West 10 miles? Etc.) But I’d wish you best of luck, and Remmington worst of luck… Business is historically short-sighted, don’t follow in their footsteps. Protect yourself. [please note, i’m not TELLING you to GTFO to Canada, merely suggesting it as a potentially more stable location. No ill will on my part, thinking what’s close and easy to relocate to, and that close to a border? Why not, retain US citizenship and work that side of the border – and if TSHTF, you are already in a safe zone, and if nothing happens, well, play it by ear. But if TSHTF here, and you’re HERE… Might be too late to GTFO, to ANYWHERE. My thoughts, anyway.]

  • Jefferson Paine

    Remington, you are a traitor to your country. Burn in hell.

  • Jon

    Savage is every bit as good if not better.Their reputation is tarnished now.

  • Michael W.

    I have about half a dozen Remington products and currently use there ammo religiously. NO MORE. Make sure your write to Remington and tell them how you feel.(