Big Horn Armory Expanding to Meet Increasing Customer Demand
BHA is hiring more employees, obtaining a new and larger building, increasing the number of machinery, and doubling sourcing suppliers to reduce lead times.
Cody, Wyo. (October 2021) – As with most industries, the firearms industry has seen an impact on suppliers and vendors due to COVID-19 restrictions and limitations. In addition, there has been an increase in product demand as American citizens turn out to support their 2A rights with a record-setting number of background checks in 2020 alone. The delays from suppliers and vendors, as well as the increase in demand, have resulted in extended lead times for Big Horn Armory (BHA) firearms. However, Big Horn Armory, makers of big-bore firearms, are implementing several changes that will work to improve product lead times over the next few months. These new changes include hiring more employees, obtaining a new and larger building, increasing the number of machinery, and doubling BHA’s sourcing suppliers.
“We hope to increase our manufacturing capabilities two to three times over the next year,” commented Greg Buchel, Owner of Big Horn Armory. “Much of this will involve new personnel in our assembly and quality control departments. We have a core workforce of excellent people right now and we intend to use these people to train and orient our new personnel to create more of the fine products that we currently produce for our customers.”
BHA will be doubling its workforce in the next few months in the manufacturing department. A new building will increase the manufacturing space by 500 percent and in addition to providing more manufacturing space, will also offer better facilities for building BHA’s firearms and for maintaining inventory. New machinery will include CNC mills and lathes and barrel-making equipment, which will help to lessen the dependency upon outside vendors.
“Our firearms are not purchases made on a whim, but thoughtful investments in heirloom-quality rifles aimed at giving you the biggest bang for your buck. We know our customers want these rifles, and we want to give them to them. We’re working our hardest to get our firearms out the door and into our customers’ hands,” Buchel stated. “We appreciate our customers’ patience as they bear with us as we continue to fulfill our orders and implement these changes to meet our customers’ needs.”
About Big Horn Armory:
Big Horn Armory was founded in 2008 with the expressed intention of designing a Browning-type lever-action gun chambered in 500 Smith & Wesson Magnum. The Big Horn Armory Model 89, made in America, closely follows the work of John Browning with refinements courtesy of modern metallurgy and machining capabilities. The first rifles began shipping in September of 2012 and since then, BHA has added to their big bore lineup with a Model 90 Carbine in 460 S&W, the Model 90A in 454 Casull, the Model 90B in .45 Colt, the Model 89A in 500 Linebaugh and the Model 89B in .475 Linebaugh. In 2017, Big Horn Armory took a departure from its lever-action series and developed the AR500 Auto Max, the most powerful short-range, semi-auto based on an AR .308 platform.