Managing Editor Aaron Carter takes a look at the Forbes Rifle LLC Model 24 and the partnership surrounding it in the January edition of the American Rifleman magazine.
The Big Picture: Forbes Rifle Model 24B
Following in the footsteps of the New Ultra
Light Arms Model 24, the Forbes Rifle
LLC Model 24B is built to Melvin Forbes’
standards and offers his signature custom
touches—all at a more attractive price.
But, that’s only the
There’s no denying the adage
“everything happens for a
reason.” Regardless if one
attributes them to divine
intervention or something less
spectacular, life events influence
future outcomes, even if we don’t fully
understand why at the time. Such proved
to be the case with Melvin Forbes,
owner of New Ultra Light Arms (NULA).
“My son and daughter are happy
with, and well-established in, their
careers,” confided Forbes. “Nobody
lives forever. With more than 7,000
[NULA and Ultra Light Arms, Inc.
(ULA)] rifles out there, and my children
not continuing the business, [the new
venture] made sense. Those people
will need support,” he added. In a
world chock full of selfishness, Forbes’
reply exhibited true selflessness.
The opportunity to provide future
services to NULA clientele, not to
mention expand his customer base,
came in 2010. “About a year and a half
ago I was contacted by Jonathan Brawn,
COO for Titan Machine Products,
Inc.,” explained Forbes. “We decided
to bring to market the Forbes Rifle
Model 24B, in which I shared the design
criteria, technology and manufacturing
techniques, then supply the stocks.
Titan Machine Products, Inc., through
our new company, Forbes Rifle LLC,
does the rest. The parts will be fully
interchangeable with those in NULA
rifles,” added Forbes.
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