the origin story

Angstadt Arms is a privately held firearms manufacturer in Charlotte, North Carolina USA.

I started Angstadt Arms in 2014, the company was born from my passion for shooting sports and a desire to continue the dynasty of Angstadt master gun makers.

Comprised of 10 skilled craftsmen, the Angstadt family of gun makers handcrafted long rifles for over 100 years during the 1700 and 1800 hundreds. These guns were a perfect blend of form and function – a work of art that could be used to gather food or defend your family.

The modern Angstadt rifle is no different. Aided by the latest in design and manufacturing technologies, each firearm we build is machined from the best materials and equipment and hand finished by skilled men and woman (many of whom are veterans). The end result is a beautifully crafted firearm that will hold up to continued hard-use and perform when you need it the most.

We’ve grown a lot since I first sketched my idea for a compact pistol caliber AR-15.

Since then, we’ve delivered sub-machine guns to the U.S. Army, state agencies, international law enforcement and militaries and responsible citizens in over 30 countries.

Our clients rely on us to provide firearms that excel in reliability and design and we pride ourselves in exceeding expectations. We are grateful to have so many passionate shooters supporting our brand. Your support keeps us innovating and moving forward.

At Angstadt Arms we make exceptional firearms for professionals and everyday operators like yourself.

Rich Angstadt – Founder/President/Lead Designer

core principles

Our commitment to our customers and teammates starts with a deep belief in our 5 core values.

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1. Purpose Driven

Begin with the end in mind.

This governs how we design, develop and manufacturer the most innovative weapon platforms.

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2. Growth Oriented

Strive to become better every day.

When you stop growing you start dying. Our team is encouraged to step outside of their comfort zone and try new things.

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3. Exceptional

Go above and beyond what’s expected.

A little more goes a long way. Strive to to deliver an exceptional, unexpected experience.

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4. Consistent

Show up every day.

We are consistent in our offering, service and commitment.

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5. Leaders

Do the right thing even when it’s hard.

Lead by example and help lift up those around you.

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