Leapers UTG Opens U.S. Manufacturing Facility

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We here at Cheaper Than Dirt! regularly receive suggestions and recommendations from our customers. One of the more frequent requests that we receive is for more American-made products. While Cheaper Than Dirt! doesn’t manufacture any products, we do have close ties with our suppliers and pass on your requests. Leapers UTG, a manufacturer of many of our AR-15 parts and AK-47 tactical accessories, responded to your requests and has recently opened their first U.S. manufacturing facility located in Michigan.

Leapers, Inc., headquartered in Livonia Michigan, USA, has been in the business of supplying shooting, hunting and outdoor gear since 1991. They set uncompromising standards for all of their business operations. Their goal is to provide a total solution for any line of products that they offer. Leapers has been paying close attention to industry trends and customer feedback, with a focus on making the best-in-class niche products available for hunting, shooting and outdoor enthusiasts.

In 2009, they made the important decision to start their Made-In-the-USA manufacturing operation. With a full commitment to serve more customers in the market with 922(r) compliant products, Leapers has begun making their unique mounting systems under the UTG PRO brand in Michigan, USA. Leapers has reaffirmed their commitment to be innovation-driven and offer their customers the highest quality products with the best value at the most competitive pricing.

Many of you have contacted us here at Cheaper Than Dirt! and Leapers in the past to let us know what you need in your particular situations or how our products can be further enhanced. We thank you very much and ask for your continuous support and feedback in the future. Many of those suggestions included requests for all U.S. manufactured parts. Leapers has already begun production of a number of AR-15 parts, including our M4 Carbine, UTG Quad Rail Forearm. Nothing beats having all American-made parts on your AR-15. Currently, only the M4 Carbine rail is being manufactured at their Plymouth facility, but we expect more products to eventually be manufactured right here in the good ‘ole USA. Given Leapers commitment to bringing more 922(r) compliant parts to the market, we can surely expect to see even more parts for the AK and SKS market very soon.

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Comments (6)

  1. In response to Mark G’s comment:
    I can not find information showing they are made in China, best I can tell it’s Taiwan – remember China seeks to deny Taiwan their sovereignty and pressures people/organizations to call them China, and many comply. It is possible that they are made in China, or that parts are coming from China, and I have just failed to find that trail (which is possible). If there is confirmation that these are Chinese, and not Taiwanese, please post it so people know, ty.

  2. I read your info on how leapers makes gun parts. In asking the question “where are UTG scopes made at?” many search results including yours state that leapers open their own manufacturing plant. In fact Leapers constantly responded to the question with this answer…”Leapers, Inc. develops, manufactures, and distributes a wide range of innovative and technologically advanced hunting and shooting sport oriented products across a multitude of different platforms. We started out as a garage business, with a 4X28 compact scope as our first product.”

    The problem with this statement and the info you provide is it fails to state that UTG scopes are made in china as clearly marked on the new box they use now. Just thought you should know so you can update your info and give people the facts. thank you.

  3. Right in my backyard, and I didn’t even know it!

    Add EoTech in Ann Arbor and Trijicon in Wixom to the list too. Michigan has quite a few hidden gems based here.

  4. Thanks for caring enough to seek out American manufactured product lines to carry. I hope other American suppliers learn that the economic cycle begins in their own back yard. Maybe if we placed the tariffs on imported goods that are placed on our exports we could have a chance to compete better on our own soil.

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