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TNW firearms? Aero survival rifle

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by mjbskwim, Jan 22, 2016.

  1. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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  2. Charliehorse

    Charliehorse Cascade Mts - State of Jefferson USA Well-Known Member

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    I've been following them a bit and watched a few youtubes. They really have my interest. But I don't see any Oregon Dealers on their Dealer list.
    Maybe I can order one direct thru hobama's gun show loophole and have it shipped direct to my door. :p
     
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  3. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    Looks like a regular 9mm handgun might be a little more "handy" than that "handgun".
     
  4. Charliehorse

    Charliehorse Cascade Mts - State of Jefferson USA Well-Known Member

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    Yeah I'm not a long-fangled "pistol" fan, but the rifles look useful and fun.

    Found a twitter link but it doesn't say much.
    https://twitter.com/TNWFirearms
     
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    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    I hear ya. Might as well go full-pull. You could probably carry it around in a feedsack.
     
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    nwwoodsman Vernonia Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer

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    They are located just down the road from me. I think they had some issues with some models a few years ago but they have made improvements and the firearms supposedly run a lot better now. If you can't find a dealer give them a call. I am sure they can arrange a local pick up
     
  7. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    From what I recall, the company is right here in Oregon, I think out Forest Grove way. There are a few videos on YT reviewing their stuff. Looks like a fun gun, I like the caliber swaps.
     
  8. Reno911

    Reno911 Hillsboro Well-Known Member 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    They are based in Vernonia.

    I worked for them for a couple of months before being let go for pushing the owner to do right by the customers. I'm not going to be too overly against them, the rifle has great potential. So if i come off as a disgruntled X employee I apologize.

    However I will say the owners ethics are shot, so with that said I was consistently fighting my own ethical code when the rifles we made were jerry rigged to run, or machined far outside the specs. I recall an issue of almost 400-500 receivers machined with rails 40 thousandths off, making it impossible for some customers to mount certain optics. Instead of tossing the batch, we made rifles with them and sent them out.

    Before I was fired they were in the process of being bought by new investors. I hope for the sake of a pretty cool rifle, they make drastic changes to their operational standards.

    I'm not saying don't consider it as an option, if you look at vendors in the southeast you should be able to find one new for 500-600. Or if you call them direct you can talk them down in price.

    If you want any further details PM me.
     
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    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Fisherman's in jantzen beach had them a while back, but it was the carbine, not the pistol.
    I really wanted one. I love the idea and the look/feel.
    The whole design is really cool for a pack gun.

    The reliability issues had me concerned. I heard some bad things, and maybe they were just getting too big for their britches.

    Either way I hope they get some thing in the quality dept figured out and keep the price reasonable.
     
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    fatamos33 Oregon Member

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    Anyone one have experience with them over the last 9 months or? I was super excited to go pick up the survival pack but now I'm a little concerned:(. Reno911 I might dm to get some more info if that's ok.
     
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    Alexx1401 Pierce County WA Well-Known Member

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    Yes I do. I have a couple Kel-Tec Sub2000's that I have LOVED for years. I wanted to be able to put an optic on them. Other than the RLP option which is pricey I was not finding much. I got one to work with a hinge set up I had seen but did not like it much.
    I ordered one of the TNW's and fell in love!! It has proven it's self to be perfect in function. The scope that came with it was Meh, but it was no big deal. Tried several until I found the one that works for me. I will be buying another of these.
     
  12. Reno911

    Reno911 Hillsboro Well-Known Member 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Hit me up any time.
     
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    Ura-Ki Sub Light Speed Well-Known Member

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    Do they offer it in 10 mm? That would be the only way I would want one!
     
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    Alexx1401 Pierce County WA Well-Known Member

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    Yes. Once you buy one you can mail order the parts to make it 9mm, .357 Sig, 40 S&W,45 ACP, and 10mm. I see them for sale factory set up in all the calibers. Plan to get .45 &10 for mine.
     
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    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    Oooohhhhhh,that's the reason I started this tread:confused:
    Completely forgot about it:eek:
     
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    FireArm Beavercreek 97004 Well-Known Member 2015 Volunteer

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    Been Looking At Them For Some time, heard from folks about the crappy owner and the bad batches so I stayed away. I follow them on FB they post lame pictures of unfinished receivers regularly. . . But if investors bought the place im sure issues surfaced quickly. Ive liked that the 9mm carbine uses glock mags.
     
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    Alexx1401 Pierce County WA Well-Known Member

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    Did they sell to someone else or take on investors? I was a little hesitant to buy one too at first. Saw a LOT of great reviews, and a few bad. Was making me leery but really wanted one. Could find no dealer who had or said they could even get one. Again that made me leery. After I got mine I was glad to see it worked great. If they were having some QA problems I hope they got them fixed. I really want to buy another one. I too like the Glock mags thing. When I test fired mine I went through over 1 K rounds. No problems. The next time out I had a couple minor ones using the cheap after market mag they sent with it. With real Glock mags it's been flawless.
     
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    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Bud's carries TNW now, so they must have been convinced it was worth the investment to take on the line. Cabela's is carrying them too, at least online (ship to store).
     
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    Alexx1401 Pierce County WA Well-Known Member

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    THANKS!!!! I had not been able to find one anywhere so finally ended up buying mine off Gun Broker. The price at Cabelas would be about the same as I paid by the time I paid shipping and transfer. Much easier to just order from them. I think I see one in .45 on the horizon here. :)
     
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