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Saturday, January 4, 2014

Sierra Hotel Manufacturing MuzzleHub

If you got past the header then you are already ahead of the curve. We had no clue what we were getting into when we first started reading the press release, but now that we have seen the goods, Sierra Hotel Manufacturing is one of the more intriguing companies to cross our paths in quite some time. Jamie Wehmeyer of Legion Firearms is on board as Co-Founder and CEO. Apparently, they embrace an NDA like a 3 year old and her crusty blankie, providing no name recognition. May as well be a Rocky Point Hotel Developer to the layman. Nonetheless their first unique product introduction, the MuzzleHub is something to behold, not to mention their firearms manufacturing background. 

Sierra Hotel Manufacturing MuzzleHub
Now we have seen the naysayers when it comes to Muzzle Devices. Many completely disregard compensators for not providing flash suppression or due to improved noise and sideblast/concussion causing annoyance on the range. So, in comes the MuzzleHub providing one distinct muzzle device with interchangeable "sleeves" to alternate between flash hider and compensator. The main platform of the MuzzleHub can be permanently attached to a 14.5" barrel and surpass the 16" NFA requirement. We have seen hybrid devices trying to integrate features to reduce muzzle rise and provide flash suppression, but the two-part system allowing you to pick your poison appears novel to us. Of course there is much more to the story and this is just the tip of the iceberg. We have provided the full release below for your own perusal. 

03 JANAustin, TX: Announcing SIERRA HOTEL MANUFACTURING under the guidance of Jamie Wehmeyer

You already know Sierra Hotel and you don’t even know you know it.

Sierra Hotel is the new marketing, R&D and direct commercial sales arm of a 1ST Tier DoD manufacturer. Though the parent company has been building equipment and parts “on spec” for decades, they had an inability to touch the civilian firearms market. They reached out to Jamie Wehmeyer, the co-founder and former designer from Legion Firearms and Sierra Hotel Manufacturing was born.

“Our parent company builds everything from humvee parts and .50 cal pieces to Mk 19 mounts,” says CEO and Sierra Hotel co-founder Wehmeyer. “They also build firearm components people have no idea they’re using, particularly bolt carrier groups. People literally do know Sierra Hotel and don’t know they know it.”

Those bolt carrier groups are being manufactured at a rate of up to 30,000 per month. A $20 million dollar machine shop and stringent quality control standards have allowed them to provide BCGs to a startling number of rifle manufacturing brands. NDAs are in place to protect corporate identity, which prevents specific brands from being named. However, at 20 to 30,000 BCGs per month for a very long time now, it’s just shy of a virtual certainty rifle owners have one in their possession (particularly if they own more than one rifle, of more than one brand).

“Widespread as they are, BCGs are only one small part of what we’ll be doing,” continues Wehmeyer. “We have plans for numerous innovative products that will really impact the civilian market—and we ‘ll be able to supply them in quantity. In house process- and design-engineers along with serious manufacturing capability allow us to be the sole manufacturer of our products. That’s just one reason we’ve been selected as an OEM by companies who want to keep their QC at an impeccable standard.”

Among the new products Sierra Hotel will be building are the modular MuzzleHub™ and a billet heat-treated fire control group. You will be able to see these things and others soon.


“Sierra Hotel products will be in several places at SHOT,” Wehmeyer advises. “Some will be in or on products at Crye Precision, some at London Bridge Trading, others at BattleComp and Legion Firearms. If you’d like to know more about them, or—for vetted journalists and reviewers—discuss T&E applications, e-mail us or come see us at SHOT Show.”

For further information go to Sierra Hotel Manufacturing on line at SierraHotelMfg.com