(Article courtesy of Tactical Life)

If you’ve been to a major shooting event or trade show, chances are you have seen the DPMS Panther Arms truck and trailer. The graphics on the sides of both make them impossible to miss.

Indeed, DPMS has a large presence, both in marketing and in market share. To be honest, I had to do a little research on the web to learn that DPMS stood for “Defense Procurement Manufacturing Services.” The company was founded in 1985 by Randy Luth as a consulting company for government contracts. But what started as a small machine shop has grown into the second-largest manufacturer of AR-15 rifles. The company also sponsors a competitive shooting team that has been extremely successful.


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