Gregg Ritz Acquires Thompson/Center Arms

(Photo: Greg Ritz)

Wabash, Indiana (April 30, 2024) – Gregg Ritz, a prominent figure in the outdoor industry, has announced the acquisition of Thompson/Center Arms, a move poised to reinvigorate the brand and its legacy in the firearms market.

Thompson/Center Arms, renowned for its innovation and craftsmanship, has been a staple in the firearms community for decades, with a rich heritage deeply rooted in pioneering designs and exceptional quality. With the acquisition led by Gregg Ritz, Thompson/Center Arms is positioned to continue its reputation of performance as the family-owned company enters an exciting new chapter under fresh leadership.

Gregg Ritz brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to this acquisition that has come full circle. As former owner of Thompson/Center Arms, a seasoned media & manufacturing entrepreneur and television host of the top-rated, award-winning Hunt Masters series on Outdoor Channel, Ritz has an intimate understanding of the needs and desires of outdoor enthusiasts. His vision for Thompson/Center Arms is clear – to build upon its rich heritage while introducing new technologies that meet the evolving demands of the market.

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Ritz’s ownership partners add to the depth of the team, bringing vast outdoor retail knowledge focusing on customer service and an unparalled user experience, along with two decades of global manufacturing expertise delivering the highest quality precision parts that serve the aerospace, automotive, agriculture and defense market segments. Four USA based plants, which are ISO 9001 and IATF 16949 certified and ITAR registered, span over 155,000 square feet which operate 200 state-of-the-art production machines.

“Thompson/Center Arms holds a special place in the hearts of hunters and shooters worldwide, and we are committed to honoring the past while driving inventiveness and growth,” said Gregg Ritz. “With the support of our dedicated team and loyal customers, I am confident that Thompson/Center Arms will continue to thrive in the years to come.”

The announcement marks a strategic move for Gregg Ritz and underscores his commitment to the firearms industry. With a focus on quality and Made in the USA manufacturing, Thompson/Center Arms is set to captivate a new generation of shooters and outdoor enthusiasts alike.

About Thompson/Center Arms:

Thompson/Center Arms has been a cornerstone of the firearms industry since its inception. With a diverse range of products catering to hunters, shooters, and outdoor enthusiasts of all levels, Thompson/Center Arms has earned a reputation for excellence. Thompson/Center Arms looks to build upon its legacy while embracing the future with a renewed commitment to quality, performance, and customer satisfaction.

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  • Blaine Nay April 30, 2024, 9:50 am

    Will we see the return of the Contender?

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