By JIM MANN/The Daily Inter Lake
A new Flathead Valley firearms company that specializes in military weaponry has rolled out one of its first products, an assault rifle called the “OMEN.”
NEMO Arms Inc. announced Tuesday that it has completed research and development on the magnum assault rifle that will debut April 12 at the annual National Rifle Association meeting.
The rifle was developed as an “advanced weapons solution” for military special operations and federal law enforcement.
NEMO Arms was co-founded by retired U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Paul Vallely, Clint Walker and Kirk Leopold in a partnership with Sonju Industrial.
“Our contacts in the special operations community told us that they have been looking for a lightweight, heavy-caliber, semiautomatic rifle that cures the delta between 800 and 1,200 meters,” Vallely said in a press release. “Our R&D team, which is made up of ex-spec ops and engineers, went to work immediately and the result is the OMEN.”
The OMEN is chambered in a .300 Win Mag caliber and has been successfully tested in other calibers, including .30-.06, .270 Win, .338 Win and short-mag configurations.
While based on the assault rifle operating system, the OMEN has a patent-pending feature, as well as a proprietary optic system co-developed by Huskemaw Long range optics of Cody, Wyo.
“We have been searching for a more intuitive solution in long-range optics that would allow the user to make calculations quickly and take the shot confidently,” said Steve Luckey, NEMO’s vice president of research and development. “We have no doubt that our military partners will find this system to be easier to use and more effective.”
NEMO has opened its retail and accessory showroom at its headquarters on U.S. 93 south of Kalispell.
The OMEN is expected to retail for $3,300 to $4,700, depending on options, and will begin shipping in the third quarter of this year.