AMERICANRIFLEMAN.ORG by B. Gil Horman - Thursday, October 25, 2018
If you are new to the AR scene, you may not be familiar with the name Randy Luth, but you should be. Starting out as a machinist more than 40 years ago, Luth has been a key player in the growth of the AR’s popularity in the U.S. market. In 1986 he founded D.P.M.S./Panther Arms, a company he led to become one of the top providers of complete ARs and components, until it was sold in 2007.
Luth’s drive and creative problem solving has made him a frontrunner in designing and developing platforms, processes and components that are now in regular use throughout the industry. He has traveled around the world pioneering the use of AR-pattern platforms for hunting game of all sizes, as well as supporting the conservation of these animals to preserve them for future generations.
I had the pleasure of meeting Randy and the team that supports his latest venture, Luth-AR, at the 2016 SHOT Show in Las Vegas, Nev. There I learned about the company’s then-new series of MBA AR stocks (of which I quickly became a fan). Since that time, the Luth-AR catalog has steadily grown to include a variety of high-quality components intended for hunting, competition and enthusiasts who want custom upgrades for their rifles that don’t cost an arm and a leg.