Springfield Armory® Responds to Competitor’s Claims
May 12, 2021
GENESEO, ILL. (5/12/21) – Springfield Armory’s highly successful and awarded micro-compact handgun, the Hellcat®, has attracted legal claims from a competitor.
Sig Sauer, Inc. has alleged in a federal court complaint that Springfield Armory’s Hellcat® magazines infringe two patents Sig owns. However, Springfield Armory is steadfast in its conviction that those claims are without merit. The innovative design of the Hellcat® magazine is our own and works only with the Hellcat®. The superior design of the Hellcat® magazine is able to hold more rounds in an overall smaller magazine. Springfield Armory’s Hellcat® magazine was independently awarded several patents of its own and has received numerous industry recognitions.
“We feel that these claims are frivolously litigious in nature and designed to thin out the competition in an increasingly crowded firearms market,” explains Springfield Armory President Steve McKelvain. “Springfield Armory will vigorously defend its right to produce the class-leading patented Hellcat® handgun and magazines for our loyal customers––past, present and future.”
Springfield Armory is proud of its 46-year long commitment to innovative engineering, craftsmanship, and design. The work completed on behalf of our customers and the public is a privilege that we honor with originality and the release of groundbreaking products including the Hellcat®.
WEST SPRINGFIELD, MASS. – May 13, 2021 – TROY Industries announced it will relocate its headquarters and manufacturing plant from West Springfield, Massachusetts, to Clarksville, Tennessee. The five-year, $7.2 million investment will begin this June.
TROY is known worldwide as the foremost specialist in reliable, innovative, top-quality small arms components, accessories and complete weapon upgrades. The company, built by Steve Troy, Jr., is one of America’s largest suppliers of OEM small arms accessories, with a wide ranging and highly satisfied customer base of military and law enforcement personnel.
TROY projects it will offer 75 new jobs in the Montgomery County area.“I appreciate TROY for choosing to relocate to Tennessee and am proud to partner with this world-renowned firearms manufacturer. When companies pick Tennessee to locate or expand their operations, it is a vote of confidence to our state’s business-friendly climate and skilled workforce. I thank TROY for this investment and the creation of new jobs for Tennesseans,” said Gov. Bill Lee.
U.S. Rep. Mark Green added, “I’m pleased to welcome TROY Industries to Tennessee’s 7th District. For 17 years, TROY has been a leader in the firearm accessory industry. Our welcoming business climate provides the perfect place for businesses to flourish without fear of crushing over-regulation and high taxes. I’m glad to have helped recruit TROY to bring their operations and company headquarters to Clarksville, and I look forward to watching the company’s impact creating jobs and growth in our community in the months and years ahead.”
Regarding the transition from Massachusetts to Tennessee, Steve Troy said, “While TROY has enjoyed a very successful period of growth in Massachusetts, the changing climate for firearms manufacturers in the state determined the need for our relocation to Tennessee to ensure the continued success of the company. We are excited to begin this new venture and appreciate all the support we have already received from Rep. Mark Green, Gov. Bill Lee and the state of Tennessee in making this relocation possible.
Good for SB Tactical. This is a new line that could help them survive if there is a ban on braces.From SSD:
SB Tactical Introduces SB22 Chassis System for Ruger 22 Charger and 10/22 Platforms
June 3rd, 2021
Bradenton, Fla. (June 2, 2021) – Long known for its innovative Pistol Stabilizing Braces, SB Tactical is bringing that same quality of build and practicality to its new SB22 – a lightweight, modular chassis for the Ruger 22 Charger and Ruger 10/22 family of firearms.
Designed in partnership with Unity Tactical, the SB22 is a 17-ounce polymer chassis with an aluminum insert, adding utility and functionality to the 22 Charger and 10/22 platforms.
“The SB22 is the first product in what will be a long line of new non-brace products from us,” said Jeff Creamer, president and CEO. “While we have no intention of moving away from our core, we want to expand our portfolio and offer a wider range of products with the same design excellence, quality and customer service that people have come to expect from SB Tactical.”
Available for both fixed or takedown models, the SB22 features a Picatinny (M1913) rail on the rear and integral, ambidextrous QD sling sockets. Also included are a M1913 Bridge Mount and Flat Top Cover.
The Takedown Kit features all the above as well as an M-Lok compatible handguard for the attachment of lights, lasers, and other accessories.
Proudly made in the United States, the SB22 accepts all standard AR15 pistol grips, and comes with the Reptilia CQG Grip.
At 15″ long, 1.5″ wide, and an MSRP of $124.99, the SB22 chassis turns any Ruger 22 Charger or 10/22 into the ultimate pack gun. Lightweight, durable construction, and the ability to take M1913-compatible Pistol Stabilizing Braces or rifle stocks, the SB22 is built to deliver all the performance you demand.
For more information on the SB22 and all the American-made products from SB Tactical, please visit us at www.sb-tactical.com.