Arsenal Democracy weapon systems are designed by the people who know what it means to depend on Firepower. We call our weapons Life Support Systems – because when it counts they are just as important as a Parachute to a Sky Diver or a Breathing Apparatus to a SCUBA Diver. If it doesn’t work you won’t make it. Each weapon we put out goes through a selection process at every stage of its build. From the beginning when the billet of aluminum is cut, to blasting and coating, to polish, fitment and test fire – if it doesn’t meet our standards it is dropped from the Program. Patton once said that War was the Ultimate Full-Contact Sport. Meet the new Team Captain.
Arsenal Democracy was formed in 2013 by Special Forces Soldiers. Our goal was to create a weapon system that would live up to the expectations of the Elite Soldiers that would carry them into Battle. Behind the weapon would lie a Company with the guts to push the limits of innovation, to build our products by hand with precision, and to stand behind them.
THE MOMENT A SOLDIER DREADS THE MOST. A time when a weapon is needed more than ever, yet is unable to accomplish its most basic of tasks. We at AD have collectively experienced that feeling with a range of weapons systems and subsequently survived that moment in Combat in both Iraq and Afghanistan. All have said the same thing when the adrenaline finally wore off…”Never Again.” When faced with an obstacle, the Special Forces Soldier will find ten ways around it to accomplish his mission. This has been true of AD since its inception. Arsenal Democracy set out to make a rifle that cuts down the “Click” factor to a percentile measured in decimals. A rifle that challenges the notion that “the more accurate system will always be less reliable.”
THE WILL TO WIN
All War is terrible, but from War comes Innovation. The Will to Win forces Nations to advance at an exponential rate or fall by the wayside defeated. This latest conflict has inspired advancements in medicine, aerospace and small arms development. At the Tip of the Spear, U.S. Special Operations Forces have had to advance even faster; to lead the way for others to follow. The AR platform is only a small part of the grand equation, but the founders of Arsenal Democracy have used their experience and work ethic to bring the design further into the 21st Century. To be the best you must use the best components, you must build them one at a time by hand because they cannot be mass-produced. You must take the time to check and then re-check your work; you must take the hard right over the easy wrong.
The American Industrial Complex as a whole has been stuck in the same place for some time. New ideas have been stifled in the name of staying conventional and maintaining the status quo.
LIFE SUPPORT SYSTEM
Insertion, Infiltration, Execution, Extraction, Debrief. These are the true phases of an operation where a soldier and his weapon must not only survive, but thrive to succeed. So many times, the soldier has reached his objective unscathed only to find that his weapon, his Life Support System could not do the same. Our team members have direct experience with foreign combat weapon systems beyond the M-4/M-16, such as the FN FAL, AKM, HK, Galil, Tavor, etc. All design inputs at Arsenal Democracy are brought about by the necessity of function; form only comes later. The harsh realities of Combat are always at the forefront of each of those designs. Every part from the inside out has been meticulously tested against real world scenarios where other, more conventional designs, have failed. Throughout their different experiences in combat, the founders of Arsenal Democracy asked the basic question, “Why?” The answer was simple.
IF THE SOLDIER IS ELITE, THE BEST OF THE BEST, HAND SELECTED ABOVE ALL OTHERS, SO MUST HIS WEAPON BE.
A WEAPON SYSTEM DESIGNED FOR THE INDIVIDUAL, NOT MASS PRODUCED.
“We must be the great ARSENAL OF DEMOCRACY. For us this is an emergency as serious as war itself. We must apply ourselves to our task with the same resolution, the same sense of urgency, the same spirit of patriotism and sacrifice as we would show were we at war. ”