IO AKs just keep getting better

June 1, 2012
IO, Inc. AKs - High quality & made in America

I decided to start manufacturing American-made AKs 4 years ago because I was very upset about some new-production rifles we had been importing that had been made in the Balkans. We were having to scrap 30% of them and straighten the rest. I figured we could do better making our own AKs here at home. […]

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I.O., Inc. & Hellcat .380 II – Always Improving our Firearms Products

March 16, 2012

At I.O., Inc., we are always looking for ways to improve our firearm products. So, in the summer of 2011, we looked at how we could improve the Hellcat .380. We re-examined everything, including Engineering and Design, Manufacturing Techniques and Processes, and Quality Control. Re-Engineered Hellcat Extractor & Other Parts & Manufacturing Processes One issue […]

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Our Hellcat .380 ACP – World’s Best .380 is Made in USA

January 27, 2012

At I.O., Inc., one of the products we proudly manufacture right here in America is our Hellcat .380 automatic pistol.  It is becoming very popular for lots of reasons.  Some folks have asked us,  “Why is the Hellcat .380 superior to other firearms in its class?” Over and over, our customers tell us they are […]

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See You at the SHOT Show!

January 15, 2012
Uli Wiegand - Firearms Manufacturer in USA, Creating Local Manufacturing Jobs in America

Hellcat .380 and other I.O. Products at 2012 SHOT Show This week, January 17-20, 2012, we will be exhibiting our Hellcat .380 ACP and many other I.O. products , at the 2012 SHOT Show in Las Vegas. The SHOT show is the largest firearms industry trade show in the world.  It is held at the Sands Expo which is […]

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Manufacturing in America and Creating Jobs at Home

January 13, 2012
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Manufacturing and Job Creators in America For several years now, a lot of people have been asking the question, Does America really manufacture anything anymore? And the news media and politicians talk all the time about, How can we create manufacturing jobs in America? Marketplace Morning Report on Manufacturing Jobs in America Recently, the morning […]

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From Importing to Manufacturing Quality Firearms Made in America

October 26, 2011
Uli & Oli Wiegand in Germany

Early interest in firearms, equipment, and marksmanship I am one of two boys raised by our parents in Witten, Germany, in a very traditional family, in which upbringing and education were paramount. At an early age, my brother, Oliver M. Wiegand – we call him “Oli” for short – and I became interested in World […]

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