Nichols Mfg Inc is an ITAR Registered, ISO 9001:2008 and AS9100 Certified (Quality Management Systems) contract manufacturing company for the Aerospace and Defense Industry that specializes in complex machined parts and mechanical assemblies for Space Flight and Ground Support programs. Founded in 1979 by Jon and Lettie Nichols, the company grew rapidly in the 1980’s and established a solid customer base. We’ve maintained a Gold Star Quality rating with companies like Lockheed Martin, Rockwell Collins, ATK, NASA and many more. Through the years, the list of strategic Aerospace and Defense programs that we support has grown to include the International Space Station, FBM Program (Fleet Ballistic Missiles), F-14, F-15, F18, F-35 Fighter Programs, Marine Corps P-7 Vehicle, and numerous satellite programs. Our team of machinists, designers, engineers, and support staff are second to none as demonstrated by their strong work ethics and ability to always think outside the box. By constantly looking for improvements in every aspect of our manufacturing processes, Nichols has maintained the high level of quality that is demanded from the industry we support.
With over three decades of experience, The Gun Company is set to exceed the firearms industry standards now and in the future through continuous improvement, and a commitment to providing our customers with products that exceed their requirements.
As Chief of Operations, Mike Nichols is always searching for potential growth opportunities. In 2013, Mike identified the firearms industry as a perfect fit for the new business model and in providing OEM support, design and engineering, as well as manufacturing services to select industry partners. The Ti-10 rifle concept was born and The Gun Company was formed.
From the beginning, the Ti rifle project had to be different. The primary design characteristic was simple. Make a purpose built rifle, with the use of superior materials, minimize weight and recoil, while maximizing accuracy, versatility and reliability. Contributing to firearm related aspects is Kevin Mar.
Kevin Mar is a Senior Engineer with over 20 years of experience in design, process development, manufacturing, and integration from the Aerospace and Thin-Film industry. Having a lifelong interest in the firearms industry, he partnered with Nichols / The Gun Company to design and manufacture the TI rifle as well as a detachable AR handguard system and pistol accessories. Kevin and Jon work closely together, bringing concepts into reality, utilizing 3D modeling and proof of concept practices that ensure feasible manufacture.