NoDak Spud Acquired By JJE Capital

NoDak Spud is well known for their retro AR receivers, AK receivers, sights for Ruger 10/22s, and other gun parts. They are currently located in Edina, Minnesota but that will be changing.

The company has been acquired by JJE Capital Holdings which is the holding company for Palmetto State Armory and other related companies. Among the numerous firearms lines JJE Capital acquired during the auction of the Remington assets was Harrington and Richardson. NoDak Spud will be part of the H&R subsidiary.

Here is the announcement made by PSA on

Effective Jan 3rd, NoDak Spud will become a subsidiary of Harrington & Richardson. Mike Wetteland, co-owner of NoDak Spud will become the CEO of the newly reformed H&R.

Mike brings over 30 years of experience in the firearms industry to our team. As many of you know, Mike’s attention to detail and passion for Retro AR15’s has helped grow our hobby.

NoDak Spud will cease all operations at their Edina MN facility Dec 23rd in order to complete ship outs before the end of the year. NoDak Spud will then be relocated to West Columbia SC.

All customers that had backorders and/or were on the interested parties list for retro lowers/parts will be notified by Harlan via telephone or email.

All NoDak Spud retro parts will be rebranded as H&R. Most of the other NDS products, such as Ruger rifle sights will still be produced. Please be patient as it will take time to spin production back up.

NoDak Spud will continue to field calls and emails until we get the H&R website and staff up and running.

PLEASE DO NOT call Palmetto State Armory to place pre-orders or make product inquiries as the customer service staff has not been brought up to speed yet.

Please be assured that we will do our best to contact everyone on the NoDak lists to give them the opportunity to purchase H&R retro products.

This sale and move has generated a lot of comment on the AR-15/M-16 Retro Forum on Arfcom. From what I see it is mostly positive. Mike Wetteland is a participant there and is assuring people that this is meant to be a “sustainable endeavor”. As H&R made some of the M16A1 lower, people seem excited to be able to get a new lower with the H&R rollmark on it.

One thought on “NoDak Spud Acquired By JJE Capital”

  1. We’ll see how it goes. My observation is that when companies move manufacturing operations, it can take a long time to reach their former levels of quality, that a lot of what is shipped will be substandard and the company will count itself fortunate if the move doesn’t severely damage its reputation.

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