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Mr. Frank L. DeSomma

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Founder and Chief Executive Offic...

Phone: (623) ***-****  HQ Phone
Email: f***@***.com
23011 N. 16Th Ln.
Phoenix , Arizona 85027
United States

Company Description: We are dedicated to providing the highest quality parts and accessories for law enforcement, military, and civilian sales at the lowest costs available. Service and...   more

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POF founder and CEO ..., 17 Jan 2014 [cached]
POF founder and CEO Frank Desomma not only makes it a point to use U.S.-made parts, he insists on U.S.-sourced steel and other raw materials for everything his company manufactures. Desomma takes the "Patriot" part of the company's name very seriously, and that, along with an uncompromising commitment to quality and a genius for innovative designs - such as his new E2 Extraction Technology - has positioned this small company as a premier AR maker that stands out in a crowded field.
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Frank DeSomma, CEO of POF-USA, has been prioritizing quality over quantity as long as this writer can remember and the P-308 is no exception.
When we asked Frank DeSomma about his "Made in the USA" claim, he couldn't have been clearer and he proudly reiterates the following to anyone who will ask and on his website:
News from Windham Weaponry, Inc., 1 June 2012 [cached]
Windham Weaponry CEO Richard Dyke, Patriot Ordnance Factory CEO Frank DeSomma, and JC Machine and Motorsports LLC CEO Curt Stewart have also begun cooperation on several joint venture projects to be announced in the near future.
"We are pleased to open this new facility together, and happy that Patriot Ordnance Factory and Windham Weaponry can grow together," stated Patriot Ordnance Factory CEO Frank DeSomma.
The new projects for Windham Weaponry are already in the initial phases of development with design assistance from Frank DeSomma of Patriot Ordnance Factory.
Ten years ago, Frank DeSomma ..., 26 Nov 2013 [cached]
Ten years ago, Frank DeSomma had no idea he would be running one of the most innovative firearm manufacturing companies in the United States. Before he founded Patriot Ordnance Factory (POF), he racked up almost thirty years in aerospace manufacturing. From the ground floor, he worked his way up from machinist to tool and dye maker to computer CAD design, and finally became a process engineer. Whenever a mechanical item or function had an issue, Frank would be the guy everyone went to. His career became that of a professional problem solver of engineering. He also just happened to love guns.
So it was only a matter of time before Frank took his favorite AR to the range and realized that certain aspects of the gas impingement system limited or even hindered the potential of the otherwise ingenious platform. Why introduce heat and carbon fouling to the core mechanics if you can avoid it? Why tolerate compromised gas pressure for the sake of a shorter barrel? And with the action malfunctioning thanks to the shorter gas tube and faster cyclic rates, why accept quick-fix solutions like tighter extractor springs, heavier buffers, or "high-reliability" magazines that force the rifle to function against its will? The problem was obvious: these rifles were begging for proper gas regulation. That was when Frank decided to look into gas piston mechanics.
Secondly, Frank has solved the timing problems that plagued all AR-15's with shorter gas tubes. Through careful op-rod/piston geometry and regulated gas pressure, all POF rifles and carbines are properly timed and bolt speeds are precisely controlled.
But why Frank? Why almost 40 years after the original civilian model? Why in the world had nobody thought of this before? With few exceptions like the AK-47, gas piston systems were nonexistent in the consumer firearms market. You'd think that of all the billion-dollar firearms manufacturing companies around the world with hundreds upon hundreds of combined years of inventing, adopting, refining, and making household names for every firearm type imaginable, one would have at least proven a market-friendly gas piston AR to be impossible. Well, that's exactly what the industry thought it did. When Frank first introduced his gas piston variant AR-15 back in 2002, industry leaders laughed at the idea and told him he was wasting his time. Well, boy, did he prove them wrong. Today, every major manufacturer is following Frank's lead with their own piston rifles (and probably licensing necessary patents as well). As simple as it may appear, it took serious innovation to get a gas piston AR to work reliably. That's a testament to Frank in and of itself.
But Frank's innovative streak didn't end with the christened "regulated short-stroke gas piston weapon system. Taking cues from his aerospace background, POF rifle receivers feature state-of-the-art self lubricating NP3™ coatings and extremely hard, corrosion-resistant, nitride heat-treatments for their barrels and gas blocks. Thanks to Frank and his team of engineers, every inch of the AR platform has been put under the microscope. The integral bolt-carrier key (interfaced behind the cam pin), oversized heat-sink barrel nut, modular railed receiver, roller cam pin, and regulated gas plug are just a few examples of components and assemblies refined or completely re-imagined for the sake of accuracy, rigidity, and smoother operation. You can expect several more exciting features in the near future, as well.
The story of Mr. DeSomma and POF-USA is one of pure American achievement. The right person at the right time had the right idea and was able to invent, license, and manufacture to a free market. Thanks to the inalienable rights recognized and fought for by our Founding Fathers and fellow Patriots, We the People have the freedom to fail and succeed by our own devices. Frank had the talent, motivation, and support to create something no one else had thought of and achieved from it; a true model of the American Dream.
The Don Smith Show, 24 May 2013 [cached]
POF-USA CEO Frank DeSomma
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