I was told it was changed because people were confusing it with Arsenal Inc, even though Arsenal USA was in business first. I have a gun they built using a real FEG hi cap receiver, & a mint Polish milled #'s matching kit. Excellent gun! GARYPretty sure Ron told me Arsenal USA was the original name, then they later changed to Armory USA because of some trademark issues.
I didn't realize Andre passed as well. He was at the first build party I went to in 2007. I'd see him at the local shows on occassion.Dug around trying to find Ron;s obit and found this nugget on the files :
Just found out.... [Archive] - The AK Files Forums
In addition to confirming Ron Yates passing, it also mentions Andre Varrin's passing. That is a double wammy in the AK world. Andre was Ron's right hand man and Bulgarian connection back in the day to Arsenal of Bulgaria before the K-VAR goons got Ron shut out of the Arsenal Bulgaria parts.
I can say with pride I have a Bulgy AK-74 kit built by Andre that runs like a raped ape.