Bowden Product Introduction – AR-15 Handguards

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After years producing parts for the defense industry and more recently, the commercial gun market, Bowden is launching a series of handguards for the AR-15.  Designed to be easy to install, these handguards come in two main styles (M-Lok and keymod) for 6″-15″ lengths.  They are Made in the USA and will able available this Fall.

This is exciting news for our Team and we’re excited to establish begin production in the coming months.  Stay tuned as we’ll report on our progess in the weeks ahead!

2015 SHOT Show

Last week Bowden Manufacturing Teammates, Andy McCartney, Matt Hollis and Wes Holder made the trip out to Las Vegas to attend the Annual Shot Show! SHOT acronym stands for “Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade” (show); The largest of its kind in the world! Newly equipped with FitBit bands, Bowden Teammates accumulated over 14 miles per day on foot and still had ground to cover!  

Bowden’s Leadership Team did have the chance to visit several Partners and Customers including; ArmaLite Inc., a small arms engineering company founded in the early 1950’s and innovator of the AR (ArmaLite) class rifle. Bowden has produced hand guards for ArmaLite and other gun manufacturers; several of which could be seen in booths and exhibits throughout the show. 

Pictures Left to Right – Eugene O’Brien (Armalite),  Matt Hollis (Bowden MFG), Wes Holder (Bowden MFG)
Bowden Teammate – Matt Hollis taking Aim (because there is nothing scarier; than a large man, in a pink sweater, at a gun show!)


SHOT-Show-logoWhat: 2015 SHOT Show
Date: January 20-23, 2015
Location: Sands Expo Center Las Vegas, Nevada 
The annual shooting, hunting, and outdoor expo is the Largest Trade Show in the World! It Features:
  • More than 1600 Exhibitors
  • Over 600,000 sq/ft
  • Over 65,000 industry professionals
  • All 50 States and over 100 Countries represented

Links to:  Shot Show WebsiteSHOT Show Blog