Let me introduce myself, Hugues Vaillancourt, owner of Antler Firearms, the composite division as well as Nutech, a CNC machine shop on lathes and machining centers.
We employ more than 120 employees and own 40 CNC machines. We have been manufacturing gun parts for major gun manufacturers for over 30 years.
I combined my experience as well as the expertise of my team to design the best rifle on the market.
To obtain a high precision rifle, every little detail is important, especially when shooting over long distances. There are so many external factors that can influence our performance that’s why its essential to trust perfectly your gun. (For over 45 years, precision and quality is what distingues us.)
Antler Firearms, was created in 2014, under the name of Fierce Canada. Following a reorganisation, we changed our name in order to distinguish ourselves from our American partner Fierce Firearms. Our rifles, which were known as Fierce, will now be known as “Antler”.
Our team has worked hard in research and development to come along with technical improvements to our rifles that will allow you to increase your experience. Our finishes have also been carefully harmonized with the nature of elements. Our rifles are entirely made in Quebec: from design to manufacture. We have a show room directly at our factory, it is located in Disraeli near Thetford Mines. Our rifles are light, precise and efficient. These qualities are not the result of chance, but the accuracy of every detail that makes us appreciated and recognized.
Our expertise, manufacturing processes and quality control enables us to machine complex components to the exact requirements. Our work is based on cutting-edge equipment, the continual improvement of our procedures and constantly searching for new approaches. We use noble materials such as titanium, which has mechanical properties that make it possible to shape thin and light parts. Carbon fiber stocks and barrels are made by our Composite division. We have chosen carbon for its tensile, compressive and stiff properties as well as its excellent temperature of retention.
Throughout the manufacturing process, accurate testing is done by using CMM, air gages and optical comparators to maintain extremely tight tolerances on parts. Accuracy tests are carried out in our underground shooting range so that each product is certified. Upon delivery, we guarantee that each gun must have ½ MOA (grouping 3 bullets within ½ inch over a distance of 100 yards) with the appropriate ammunition. The rifle is delivered with the target used during the accurancy tests. We keep the details of the ammunition used so that the customer can obtain the same ammunition.