Established in 2007, Adams Arms began with an innovative design that improved the operating system of AR style rifles. The Adams Arms Retrofit Kit provided users the ability to upgrade their existing direct impingement rifles to a piston operated system in a mere thirty minutes or less using a 3/4 inch wrench and hammer.
We received a patent in 2008 and gained major OEM partnerships which quickly made our system the number one piston system on the market with more than three times the OEM contracts of competitors.
By 2011 we were building our own upper assemblies and within a year we began manufacturing complete rifles. Adams Arms’ growth skyrocketed as we acquired our largest OEM manufacturer allowing us to produce the majority of our parts in-house. Adams Arms has also developed and currently utilize some of the most technologically advanced manufacturing processes, machining techniques and coatings, including QPQ, PVDs and Nickels. Our Proprietary coatings far exceed Mil-Spec standards for quality and performance.
We launched VooDoo Innovations, a sister company, in 2013. VooDoo brings high end coatings and processes to the direct impingement market. To support the incredible growth, the company invested heavily in state-of-the-art machinery and added key leadership executives that resulted in more than 75% of production being in house. Distribution channels were expanded.
At the end of 2014, Adams Arms released the Small Frame Platform in .308. The Small Frame is over 50% recipricol to standard AR-15 parts, offers a semi-automaitic .308 at the light weight of about 8 pounds, and opened up our Piston Driven product line to the big game hunting market as well as the heavy metal shooters.
In 2016, we took a step towards further expanding out product offerings and launched the VDI Slide Assemblies. Currently available for Glock 17 and Glock 19, the VDI Slides are a profiled and lightened slide that offers handgun enthusiasts match grade performance.
Today, we continue to streamline production and grow our product line to offer the highest quality firearms and components in the industry