Next Generation Arms

Discussion in 'Business Discussion & Reviews' started by Northwest Firearms, May 6, 2009.

  1. Northwest Firearms

    Northwest Firearms
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    NO LONGER IN BUSINESS
     
  2. PhysicsGuy

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    This isnt really a retail business :D
     
  3. PhysicsGuy

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    Nevermind, I forgot they do coatings on site (or used to)
     
  4. PDXGS

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    I've purchased their rifles through Wes at Philomath and had coversations with the owner of Next Generation Arms. He's a decent guy with a great product.
     
  5. SheepDog223

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    I took my rifle to a local smith (I won't mention his store because I believe this to be an isolated experience) to have my barrel shortened to 16 1/4" overall length. First time I took it in, it came back 16 3/4" oal. I returned it for a redo. It came back close enough to 16 1/4" oal but the cut part of the barrel was unfinished, the cut part of the outer barrel wasn't sanded down. There was still that sharp edge of upturned metal from when you make a cut. What I'm trying to get across is this project took some time, gas, and patience.

    I called Next Generation Arms and told them the story. "Send it in and we'll finish it. No charge." I couldn't believe my ears and made him say it again just to make sure.
    It turns out that Next Generation Arms contacts me saying that they are going to refinish my rifle and would I like a color. A color? I've thought it would be cool but never gave it a real thought until now. I spent an easy four hours on the internet looking at AR's in differend colors and configurations trying to decide. I decided on OD green after talking to Gio on the phone and hearing his description of the colors. After a day or so I was E-mailed a photo of my rifle... Beautiful.
    The man in the brown truck brought the rifle back to my home one week after I sent it to Toledo.
    After the fine tooth comb inspection of my new green rifle I noticed the front take down pin was able to be pushed out with just my thumb. The trigger guard was replaced with Next Gens current version. (my rock river trigger guard was returned in the box) There were a few other nice little changes and upgrades that I noticed. The biggie was when I looked inside I noticed M-4 cut feed ramps! I knew they must have misplaced my upper receiver so I contacted them to let them know of thier mistake. No mistake. They upgraded me to current specs. I now have a brand new rifle that has been dunk tank cleaned, NGA upgraded, refinished, but is already broke in with thousands of rounds down the pipe. Oh, they did something to the trigger too. It seems to have a crisper brake. Maybe one of these times they'll put in the third selector option by accident... Hey I can dream can't I?

    What I'm trying to get across here is that Next Generation Arms was very good to me and I'm nothing more than a guy who bought thier rifle a few years ago. They make you feel like your one of the "in" crowd when your rifle has thier stamp on it.

    Get the paint room ready guys, I've got a few handguns that need to match my rifle now.

    Thank you Nathan, Jorge, and staff.
     
  6. PDXGS

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    Next Generation Arms has moved to Idaho!
    I'm looking forward to more good things to come from them in the future.
    Good luck guys!
     
  7. Taurus 617 CCW

    Taurus 617 CCW
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    That's true, we just completed our move and are now getting set up. Thank you for your support.
     
  8. PDXGS

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    Cool!
    Say hi to everyone from Jorge!
     
  9. Taurus 617 CCW

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    Will do!
     
  10. Barachiah

    Barachiah
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    They have since gone out of business. They made a bunch of rifles for our department before they moved to ID. I never could afford one, but wanted one bad. Found a used JC 382 at Lincoln City Sporting goods and oh man what a rifle. Wish these guys hadn't gone out of business, made great rifles and great Customer service.
     
  11. PDXGS

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    Yep, great rifles, poor business decisions.
    Kind of ridiculous to go out of business making ARs at a time where any POS rifle can be sold for 1k.
    Nathan is good people. Anyone know what he's up to?
     
  12. NGA_James

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    NGA is about to ramp up production out of Idaho again. There will be a new build out on the market in approximately 2 weeks. STAY TUNED!
     
  13. NGA_James

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    NGA is about to make a comeback with a new and innovative product. Same ownership as before.
     
  14. PDXGS

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    Awesome, good to hear!
     
  15. NGA_James

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    We are still in business and have relocated to Hayden, ID.We are getting ready to intriduce a new pistol to the market.
     
  16. PDXGS

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    Looking forward to seeing what you've created.
     
  17. NGA_James

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    For now what I can say: it’s a pistol caliber carbine of the 9mm species. Just got done test firing it over the weekend and will have a demo for dealers and shops ready this week.
     
  18. NGA_James

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    Spread the word. NGA has officially come out with their own pistol caliber carbine! I have listed some of the specs below.

    9mm
    18.5” overall length
    4.5” barrel
    4 lb weight (stripped)
    1:10 twist
    7075 T-6 aluminum chassis
    Compatible w/ Glock mags
    Ambidextrous safety switch

    Want more info? Contact James (Factory Rep) @ 208-215-9829. Enjoy the pic

    67FE3E60-7BE7-4D1A-8612-B14FDEBE636C.jpeg
     
  19. Siglvr

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    Awesome! Welcome back! NGA owner here, it's very high quality. Keep your expenses low, there's a lot of competition in that space, good luck!
     

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