Brittingham loves the area and has put down roots. I would be surprised to hear of a larger company that is light on their feet. Along with suppressors and a bolt-action rifle of their own design, Q has also developed and marketed an improved Honey Badger. I tried it with Remington and I tried with a different scenario with SIG — it all ended the same way.”, Brittingham tells TTAG that his new venture has “tens of millions of dollars” behind it, including some of his own cash. Gates bought DR-DOS from Digital Research and modified it because DR didn’t know what to do with it. We reserve the right to refuse advertising to anyone I think we are going to see good things from this new company. For silencer buyers, that will be a Martha Stewart ‘Good Thing’. In, like 1970. Whitepages people search is the most trusted directory. I think the potential is unlimited. Investors participating solely for the returns worked out pretty well for OSS. He wants his cake, he wants to eat it, and he wants to throw some at managers. Facebook is showing information to help you better understand the purpose of a Page. Kevin Brittingham founded Advanced Armament Corporation in 1994 to manufacture sound suppressors, having previously been a distributor for GEMTECH, another suppressor manufacturer. For a actual PRODUCT can either call the Chicoms/PLA and send $ OR you have to be willing to get your hands dirty, able to handle details, and figure out how to with designers, engineers, toolmakers, production (IE play well with others). In 2009, The Freedom Group (now Remington Outdoor) purchased AAC to capitalize on the company’s industry leading products and commercial success. His last few months have been particularly contentious to the point where there’s some question as to whether Kevin quit or was fired. Kevin Brittingham is on Facebook. Brittingham began his rise to the top of the U.S. firearms industry as the original founder of silencer maker Advanced Armament Corp. The whole story is laid bare in court documents you can find online. If they were worried about tarnishing the Sig Sauer brand, they could have given the subsidiary another name until it proved itself. Why anyone caves to them, especially small private firms is beyond me. History. Court Records found View. Jobs purchased it all with pre-IPO Apple stock. Love the URL… “kevin-brittingham-leaves-sig-sauer-forms-his-own-company-with-blackjack-and-hookers”. I think it’s ironic that great businessmen are so hated in America, while brilliant failures like Nikola Tesla are so adored. Entries (RSS) I remember reading how he got a small gig back in the pre or early Apple days when he and another guy (Woz?) I was scheming to pick up a an SRD556Ti along with an MCX 10.5 to either pin/weld or SBR. The DMLS technology is even faster with prototyping = production. Anything innovative coming out of Microsoft since then was someone else’s idea. Let’s just see how a new company comes in to immediately snag a military contract I guess? There is a good summary of how he ended up being fired from his own company after Remington (Freedom Group) took it over etc… over at Truth About Guns site. and Comments (RSS). Stealing from Gemtech? Kevin Brittingham Opens Firearms Research Shop. Now it’s happening, and quickly. Good luck finding different hand guards or barrels for an MPX, for example. I certainly wish him the best and excited to see what he turns out. The industry needs some forward thinkers. Best of luck to Brittingham. Silverman does some interesting things…. Which is better than the firearms industry, where “new” refers to the latest iteration of the M1911, and “modern” describes a rifle platform from the 1960s. Kevin Brittingham of Q LLC recently sat down for an interview with SilencerShop about the 8.6 Blackout. As one of his closest friends has often said, “There’s a little Gemtech inside every AAC can”. Others, like Bill Gates, just need to strike out on their own. Now if only they could figure out how to make a striker fired handgun with a low bore axis. It’s going to be an exciting ride, so hold on. Surprised he is sharing shipping/sales numbers. I wonder if they have lost focus chasing silencers, ammunition, optics, airguns (wtf? Development is fun. I can totally understanding bailing from Team Green. Major problem in the US is in the last 40yrs we have be churning out thousands of “Business majors” that go with plan Chicom. “I’m going to attract the best people, I’m going to start a company and we’re going to be dedicated to being the best. While it’s a small company and people are going to be wearing a lot of hats, ambitions are high. Brittingham sees his own role at Q as recruiting, steering the boat, funding and to a certain degree, marketing. “He hasn’t set foot in the office in months.” Kevin admitted to TTAG that he hasn’t been physically present for some time, but claimed he’d continued to contribute from his home in Georgia and elsewhere. Bill Gates’ main achievements were buying someone else’s operating system and licensing it (MS-DOS), and stealing ideas for a user interface from Xerox PARC (to create Windows). Steve Jobs (one of my personal heros/idols) was universally hated by all but a select few people, because he was a massive prick. 1 Profile Search Follow. Now, wouldn’t that be visionary……. We reached out to SIG SAUER for a statement about Brittingham leaving the company. Q as in Q branch, I guess their aim is to make cool shit. Q is primarily self-funded by proceeds from Brittingham’s sale of AAC to Remington, but he has also brought in some investors who are reportedly participating solely for the returns. It has to be light and it has to be cool, he said. In the more than two decades that have passed, he has helped to influence the silencer, ammunition and firearms industries in dramatic fashion. on Monday, February 29th, 2016 at 11:00 and is filed under Industry. Court Records found View. Lawsuits, Liens or Bankruptcies found on Kevin's Background Report Criminal or Civil Court records found on Kevin's Family, Friends, Neighbors, or Classmates View Details. Kevin Brittingham; Kevin Brittingham's Reputation Profile. Why are great businessmen, like Bill Gates and Michael Bloomberg, hated so much? 32 likes. According to Kevin, his work got bogged down in SIG SAUER’s slower-paced more conservative corporate culture. He told me that it’s where talent is located and he didn’t want his employees to have to move. Envisioning an “AAC 2.0” he’s determined to apply lessons learned (both good and bad) from previous companies. I’m surprised it took him this long to leave and go back to doing his own thing again. 94k Followers, 497 Following, 2,730 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from Q (@the_official_q) . “I offered the last two years to work for a dollar a year if I had control of my [projects],” Kevin said. Kevin Brittingham doesn’t mess around, announcing a 1 March launch of his new brand. So, when we caught word that Kevin Brittingham and some of his comrades were creating a company named Q, we jumped at the chance to offer their highly-anticipated silencers to firearm enthusiasts. He left the companies on his own, wasn’t fired. Right before SHOT Show, we told you Kevin Brittingham planned to form a new company after recently leaving SIG SAUER. And we need more 40MM / 37MM offerings. Now it’s happening, and quickly. Yep. He went from owning his own company that he started from the ground up, to working for corporate America. I assume the Q stands for Quickly, as in wow, this guy keeps getting fired from the companies he works for rather quickly. As far as XRX PARC goes, you got your history wrong. Good luck to this guy, all the same. . This is a petulant child that can’t get along with team members at Sig (and previously Remington), so he stops showing up to work and then proceeds to tell us how successful he was. Why use your money when you can use someone else’s? ... Ruger, Sig, or Springfield might have a legal team and checkbook to make a larger and louder defense but a niche company like Q will not have that resource. Even the general counsel and head of compliance — normally roadblocks in a gun company — were a joy to work with. Along with suppressors and a bolt-action rifle of their own design, Q has also developed and marketed an improved Honey Badger. Named simply Q, they’ll start out … Will his new company require tactical skull tattoos and operator beards, to, you know, fit the lifestyle image of their products? With all of the company’s employees sitting around a table (it’s a small company, and a big table) Q’s HMIC, Kevin Brittingham, told them he wanted a bolt gun. All Rights Reserved. Sounds like he left SIG because they weren’t bothering to manufacture his products–even those on backorder. I’ve read that Jobs isn’t really the guy who creates products, either. Another interesting thing is the ages of the company’s members. Kevin Brittingham doesn’t mess around, announcing a 1 March launch of his new brand. Look forward to seeing where he goes with this. That is not at all intended to be a slight against him, but like others have mentioned, this is now two companies where this has happened. I have a feeling that the “plays well with others” box was probably checked “Strongly Disagree” on Kevin B’s form way back in the day. Not really working out all that well. These features were then reworked at Apple to make them work and be way less expensive. Kevin Brittingham, 50 Windsor Mill, MD. Q definitely has a leg up. “I am sure that the man is a genius in his field, but that doesn’t always translate to a good team player”. Now it’s happening, and quickly. Either that or the Q from Star Trek! Bright ideas are a dime a dozen. lol, posted at same time as above, looks like we all agree. Criminal or Civil Court records found on Kevin's Family, Friends, Neighbors, or Classmates View Details. By. Well that is up until the ATF announced their final 41P/F ruling, now a lot of stuff seems to have gone away. Hey, I worked for Microsoft for 10 years – and I can definitively say that Bill Gates hated, “That damned paperclip.” – Clippy – just as much as the rest of us. Some people, like Steve Jobs, cannot work effectively in a hierarchical corporate culture. I didn’t fall in love with guns — I love the innovation,” Brittingham told me during a very candid interview. Facility, Kevin Brittingham planned to form a new company. Dater didn’t do anything all that revolutionary. He just recycled from Maxim. Caleb Giddings wrote a pretty good piece on a whole bunch of gun myths that should be purged from our culture, bore axis was #2, stopping power was #1. . Corporate shirts understand neither the innovative mind nor the independent thinker. Facebook gives people the power to share and makes the world more open and connected. However, in the Winter of 2011, AAC’s founder and President Kevin Brittingham left the company. Kevin Brittingham, Radical CEO “I think the gun industry overall is very boring. I look forward to what Brittingham comes up with though, seems like a smart dude. Named simply Q, they’ll start out with just 10 employees, but it’s quite the lineup. The Q inventor who made the Honey Badger speaks on what they know from the ATF. Kevin Brittingham, the executive behind a wide range of innovative products produced by SIG SAUER, has left the building. View phone numbers, addresses, public records, background check reports and possible arrest records for Kevin Brittingham. I agree with Vhyrus, It sounds like he is a sh!tty team player. I don’t know the guy, but my bet is that after two years this is the case and Brittingham got tired of waiting for his products to get to market. And this is not Steve Jobs or Bill Gates. He sees it as “knowing what we’re doing and giving people the right opportunities.” Although he doesn’t want to grow too fast, he knows exactly where he wants to be. Same story, different day. Right before SHOT Show, we told you Kevin Brittingham planned to form a new company after recently leaving SIG SAUER. I vaguely remember Linus Torvalds talking about Microsoft either suing him or claiming that Linux is using Microsoft’s ever secretive code. 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