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.