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SHOT Show Keeps the Firearm Industry in Cox Mfg's Crosshairs

SHOT Show Keeps the Firearm Industry in Cox Mfg's Crosshairs

Cox Manufacturing was one of the 65,000 attendees at the NSSF (National Shooting Sports Foundation) Las Vegas SHOT Show, featured during the two-day Supplier Showcase for the firearm and ammunition industry. See photos and more here.

Cox Manufacturing recently exhibited at the annual Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade (“SHOT”) Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. The show celebrated its 40th anniversary with 65,000 attendees over the course of four days, including the dedicated two-day “Supplier Showcase”. Cox was one of the 1,660 exhibiting companies, eager to reach out as an Original Equipment Manufacturer (“OEM”) supplier in the flourishing and robust market of firearm and ammunition manufacturing.


The Beretta booth at the SHOT Show. Account Manager and Contract Manufacturing Specialist, Tia Good, poses in front of a Beretta display case.


Cox became the manufacturer of choice for the reinvention of the rimfire firing-pin indent copper crusher, a critically important component for ammunition and weapons testing. Used by numerous major firearm OEM’s, this uniquely configured 22-caliber rimfire design assures consistent performance and safety of their products. When the Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers’ Institute, Inc. (also known as “SAAMI”) needed to restart production on this crucial component, finding the reliable and capable supplier was paramount. SAAMI turned to Cox, known to and popular with many SAAMI-member companies, for the successful production of their “infamous RFPI [rimfire firing-pin indent] copper crusher”.


SAAMI's "infamous RFPI copper crusher" that Cox Manufacturing helped to reinvent. The SAAMI team that reinvented the rimfire copper crusher.

Pictured from right to left (clockwise): Randy Bimson & Brian Osowiecki (SAAMI), Steve & Cindy Moore (Vista Outdoor/CCI Rimfire Ammunitions), Mrs. Kathy Bimson, Liz & Art Raynes (COX), Kyle Bachstein (Bachstein Consulting, Caracal), Tia Good (COX), and Peter Huschek (Phoenix Heat Treating)


Cox’s ITAR and DDTC registration enhance our reputation as a premier supplier to industry OEM’s. From components for competitive shooting arms, small-game hunting, target shooting etc. to tactical weapons components, shotgun and pistol parts, Cox’s highly capable team produces a myriad of unique parts, in high volume with high quality.


The Mossberg booth at the SHOT Show. Visitors to the Mossberg booth at the SHOT Show.


Cox Manufacturing has remained a reliable OEM supplier for the industry, and strives to uphold the integrity and quality that many firearm manufacturers respect.


Scroll down for more photos of the SHOT Show.

posing with display at the SHOT Show The Ruger booth at the SHOT Show.

The Kimber booth at the SHOT Show.

The Smith & Wesson booth at the SHOT Show.

 Cox Manufacturing's Account Manager Tia Good and our sales reps for the western region,

Tia Good (COX Mfg - center) appeared with Ken Leslie (left) and Emilio Cortez (right) of TML Associates at the Weatherby exhibit at SHOT 2018.


For more information on Cox Mfg's firearm and ammunition industry capabilities, please view our Custom Firearm Machining page.

For more information on the pivotal partnership that reinvented the SAAMI rimfire firing-pin indent copper crusher, click here.

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