Q - What are your contact numbers and email?

A - You may contact us directly at landline tel. nos. +63 2 345 7818 and +63 2 345 3772 or cellphone nos. +63 998 847 6368 and +63 977 801 8362 or email us at: inquiries@udmc-weapons.com


  

Q – Where are you located? Can we visit your facility?

 A – We are located at

8383 Dr. A. Santos Avenue,
Paranaque City 1715 (Sucat Road)

 

For directions, go to “Google Maps” and type our company name on the line at the top of the page and you will be directed on how to reach our place through a map.  Ignore the address typed in Google because the map is more important. Follow the directions on the map. Our building is about 100 yards from the Sucat toll exit of SLEX going towards West (Baclaran). The building is painted chocolate brown. It is on the right side of Sucat Road after a branch of PS Bank. There is a big sign “8383” and right beside this sign is a plate of the Philippine flag of the same size, made of fiberglass. 


Q – We noticed that you do not answer questions about prices on your Facebook account. Why?

 A – Because it is against Facebook rules and regulations to advertise or transact any form of sales regarding any type of weaponry on Facebook. However, we still make it a point to answer your queries through private messages. You can also send an email to: inquiries@udmc-weapons.com for a more convenient email communication with us.


Q - Can we visit your facility?

 A - To visit our facility, you will have to set an appointment and email to us a government issued ID card with picture. We can accommodate only a maximum of 2 persons at a time. For appointments, send an email to: inquiries@udmc-weapons.com


Q – What type of rifles do you sell?

A – We sell M4 type (5.56 NATO) assault rifles and M110 type (7.62 NATO) precision rifles. Semi and Full auto selector for Military and LEA designated as the “F” series. Semi-auto only for commercial and civilian sales designated as the “S” series.


Q – What are the barrel lengths of your rifles?

 A – Lengths are in 6.5, 7.5, 10.5, 11.5, 14.5, 16, 18, 20 and 22 inches for the F5 and S5 series, caliber 5.56 NATO. On the other hand, lengths are in 14.5, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24 and 25 inches for the F7 and S7 series, caliber 7.62 NATO. The price of the whole rifle goes up as the barrel length goes longer.


Q – What type of pistols do you sell?

 A – We sell 1911 style pistols in high capacity and single stack models. Number of rounds will depend on the caliber. For example, for the single stack in caliber .45, number of rounds is 8. For the high capacity in caliber .45, number of rounds is 12. Number of rounds will also depend if you want an extended capacity magazine.


Q – What pistol calibers are available?

 A – Calibers are in 9mm, .38S, .40 and .45


Q – What are the barrel types and lengths of your pistols?

 A – Lengths are in 3.5 and 5 inches. The barrel type can either be standard with barrel bushing or bull barrel without bushing and with feed ramp.


Q – Why are your pistols considered “higher-end” compared to other brands?

 A – Because unlike other manufacturers who uses investment castings for their frames and slides, we use only rectangular bar-stocks as raw material. Our barrels are machined from cylindrical tubes in stainless steel 416 Premium ordnance grade, supplied to us in blanks by Dikar-Bergara from Spain, and duly certified if you need certification.


Q – Can civilians buy and own the semi­‐automatic models of your rifles? 

A – YES. Under R.A. 10591, rifles in calibers not exceeding 7.62 NATO (7.62 x 51mm) are classified as “small arms” and are allowed for ownership by civilians for as long as these are SEMI-­AUTOMATIC only.


Q – Can civilians buy and own the full-automatic versions of your rifles?

A – NO. Even if you are a soldier, policeman, law enforcer, AFP Officer, PNP officer, mayor, governor, general, admiral, etc., you can only own semi-automatic rifles since the license will be in your name and in your personal capacity as an INDIVIDUAL PERSON. Only the organic units of the AFP, PNP, PCG, NBI, PDEA, BJMP, BUCOR and other LEAs can own full automatic rifles since the license will be in their names as JURIDICAL ENTITIES. Local Government Units (LGUs) cannot also own full automatic versions of our rifles since they have no direct law enforcement function. We are only abiding by the law, R.A. 10591 and its Implementing Rules and Regulations.


Q – What parts differentiate the full-auto from a semi-auto M4 or M16 rifle?

A – There are at least eight (8) parts that are different in a semi-automatic and fully automatic M16 or M4. These are the lower receiver (frame), upper receiver, hammer, trigger, disconnector, sear, fire selector and bolt carrier group.


Q – Can UDMC convert my semi-automatic rifle to full-automatic after this is licensed by the PNP-FEO?

 A – NO. That will be illegal. Besides, it will be too costly for you to do it not to mention that it can be UNSAFE to operate if you do that. It will also VOID the warranty that UDMC provides on the original rifle that you bought from us if you attempt the conversion.


Q- Can UDMC convert my full-automatic rifle to semi-automatic (only) in order for me to sell this to another party?

 A – Yes we can and we are authorized by the PNP-FEO to issue a certification after the conversion.


Q – Do you sell only the complete upper assembly?

A – Yes. But this will still have to be applied for a license with the PNP-FEO since the barrel, bolt assembly and upper receiver will now have to be serial-numbered in compliance with R.A. 10591.


Q – Do you sell just the barrel and/or will replace the old barrel on my rifle or pistol with a new barrel?

A – Any change in barrel will also have to be applied for approval with the PNP-FEO since the barrel and/or bolt are considered major parts of a rifle or pistol and are serial-numbered in compliance with R.A. 10591. As a matter of business policy, we do not sell parts and accessories. We sell only the basic rifle as a unit.


Q – What type of barrels do you use for the rifle and for the pistol?

A – For both rifles and pistols, we use only stainless steel 416 Premium or carbon steel in ordnance grade and duly certified from source or origin of the blanks as raw materials. 


Q – Do you manufacture your own barrels?

A – Yes we do. We manufacture them from barrel blanks supplied to us by Dikar-Bergara from Spain. We are the Exclusive Distributor of Dikar Bergara for all their products barrel raw materials (blanks) including rifles in the whole of Asia-Pacific (except China, Australia and New Zealand).


Q – What is so special about your UDMC barrels?

A - The Bergara cylindrical blanks are made from the finest carbon steel and 416 stainless steel, used in the ordnance, aerospace and defence industries.

A - If other suppliers will claim that their barrels are SS-416, only a Certificate of Chemical and Mechanical Analyses can determine its quality. UDMC’s AISI 416 Stainless Steel PREMIUM ordnance grade barrel has contents of Vanadium, Nickel and Molybdenum which are not found on a standard AISI 416 stainless steel barrel. The net effect is that the United Defense-Bergara barrels have a yield strength of 780 MPa (versus 275 MPa of std AISI-416 SS) and a tensile strength of 920 MPa (versus 517 MPa of std AISI-416 SS). In terms of toughness, UDMC barrel is 73 Joules versus 34 Joules of the std AISI-416 SS.

A - If required by the customer, we can issue a certification that the barrel installed on his or her UDMC rifle is a United Defense-Bergara PREMIUM Ordnance Grade barrel.

A - The optimum combination of high hardness, yield strength, and tensile strength, along with the correct toughness, allow UDMC barrels to withstand the generated pressures when the rifle is in battery, even with powerful rounds such as the .30 caliber or the .50 caliber precision rifles.

A - UDMC barrels, compared with other stainless steel barrels in the firearms industry, are very hard steel which increases the mechanical properties of the barrels and it is fair to say that this is one of the best insurance from the safety point of view of a barrel. In addition to this, one of the differences of UDMC barrels is the small grain size of its molecular structure thus guaranteeing excellent toughness. The homogenous microstructure during hardening and tempering provides a uniform hardness along the bar, producing a very uniform rifled bore, which is the key to accuracy of a barrel. The heat treatment, in combination with the precise deep hole drilling, honing and button rifling process results in a uniform finish of the bore under 0.0008 inches. The stress relieving heat treatment on the other hand, after the button rifling process, protects the bore from inside deformation after the tapering of the barrel. It also helps protect the barrel from heat generated after continuously firing several hundreds of rounds.

A - The same level of quality speaks of the UDMC-Bergara carbon steel barrels in durability, safety and accuracy.

A - Finally, the high chromium content of UDMC-Bergara barrels provides a good corrosion resistance to it.


Q – What is the life cycle of your pistol barrels?

A – 20,000 rounds minimum under normal use.


Q – What is the life cycle of your rifle barrels?

A – 10,000 rounds minimum under normal use.


Q – Do you sell only the PVAR gas-piston as a kit?

A – Yes, but we have to install the kit on your rifle in our plant to guarantee quality. The price can only be determined after we have evaluated your rifle.


Q – Can civilians buy and own your night vision and thermal imaging devices?

A – The Generation-3 night vision and thermal imaging devices, brands NIVISYS and/or L-3 WARRIOR can only be sold to the AFP and PNP. For civilians, we can sell the Generation-1 night vision and thermal imaging devices with the brand NITEOWL and iGEN. Go to their websites and let us know what model you want and we will quote to you.


Q – How can we view a catalog of the NIVISYS, NITEOWL and iGEN products?

 A – Please visit the following websites:

            http://www.nivisys.com/en/

            http://www.igen2020.com/

            http://www.nightowloptics.com/


Q – Do you sell gun accessories and parts?

A – No. We don’t sell accessories. We sell only the whole gun.


Q – Can civilians buy and own your sound suppressors?

A – Civilians can buy and own suppressors if the buyer will apply and get a Permit to Purchase from the PNP-FEO. We do not manufacture sound suppressors unless authorized by the PNP-FEO through the customer’s PTP.


Q – How do we go about in buying a rifle or pistol from your company?

A – First you must have an LTOPF (License to Own and Possess Firearms) required under the Implementing Rules and Regulations of R.A. 10591. If you have the LTOPF already, you can already buy the rifle or pistol from us. You may contact us at tel nos. +63 2 345 7818 and +63 2 345 3772 or by email at: inquiries@udmc-weapons.com

 


Q – How do we go about licensing or registering the rifle or pistol we bought from your company? What are the requirements?

A - Gun owners as well as buyers of new firearms are required to secure from the PNP an LTOPF , which will be  required before you can buy a new firearm and/or to renew the expired license of your firearm. Once you have the LTOPF, everything else will be easy. We will help you in the registration if you bought the firearm from us. All you have to do is to submit the following: Xerox copy of LTOPF, filled-up 3 copies of Application for Registration, Undertaking and Special Power of Attorney in favor of UDMC liaison officer.


Q – Can you assist me in applying for the LTOPF?

A – You will still have to appear in person at Camp Crame for the neuro test, drug test, gun safety seminar and biometric scanning. If you already have complete documents like NSO Birth Certificate, National Police clearance, NBI clearance, Valid ID, etc., you can now go to Camp Crame. We can assist you if you are buying a firearm from UDMC.


Q – Do you sell just the parts of the rifle or pistol?

A – No. We sell the whole gun.


Q – Do you do gunsmith works and repairs?

A – Yes we do but you will have to bring your pistol or rifle for an estimate. We cannot give standard pricing since prices will vary from one gun to another and will depend on the condition of the gun.


Q – Do you accept customizing of a rifle or a pistol?

A - Yes we do but you will have to bring your pistol or rifle for an estimate. We cannot give standard pricing since prices will vary from one gun to another and will depend on the condition of the gun.


Q – Can you export your products? What are the requirements? And to which countries are you allowed to export?

A – Yes we can export to countries which are not in the List of the United Nations Arms Embargo. We will need an End-User’s Certificate, Import Permit, Purchase Order and a 50% Downpayment. With these documentations, we will apply for an Export Permit and then ship to your country.


Q – What raw materials do you use for the rifles?

A – We use T6-7075 for the upper and lower receivers, T6-6061 for the handguard (or thermoplastic) and buttstock tube. For metal parts, we use only 4140, 4150 and MIM-S7 for the small parts. Our barrels are made either of stainless steel 416 carbon steel, Premium ordnance grade which has contents of Molybdenum, Nickel and Vanadium not found in other barrels which makes it double the tensile strength versus other barrels in its category.


Q – What raw materials do you use for the pistols?

A – We use 4140 in barstock for our slides and frames and MIM for the small parts. Our barrels are made of stainless steel 416 Premium ordnance grade.


Q – Do you sell ammunition?

A – NO.


Q – Do you sell to local private security agencies and local private security contractors? What are the requirements?

A – Yes, but we can sell to them only after presentation of their Juridical LTOPF and the Permit to Purchase (with a copy of the threat assessment) as Juridical Entity issued by the CSG-SOSIA. We can only sell semi-automatic rifles to security agencies. 


Q – Do you sell to foreign security contractors for maritime security (MARSEC)? What are the requirements?

A – Yes we do. We will need an End-User’s Certificate and an Import Permit from the country where the weapons will be stored, to and from each voyage. The country must not be in the List of United Nations Arms Embargo. Using the EUC and Import Permit, we will apply for an Export Permit with the Philippine authorities.


Q – Do you sell to foreign security contractors for land-based security (LANSEC)? What are the requirements?

A - Yes we do. We will need an End-User’s Certificate and an Import Permit from the country where the weapons will be used. The country must not be in the List of United Nations Arms Embargo. Using the EUC and Import Permit, we will apply for an Export Permit with the Philippine authorities.


Q – Do you offer a “Lay-Away Payment Plan”?

A – Yes we can for a maximum period of 8 months but we can only issue the rifle or pistol after full payment. We will also require a 20% down-payment before we can process the license in the name of the buyer. Until the firearm has been fully-paid, we will safe-keep the firearm free-of-charge for a maximum period of 8 months.


Q – How long will it take for you to deliver the sales order?

A – It depends on the quantity. But for one-unit purchases in standard configuration, we can deliver within 2-3 weeks if you already have an LTOPF but we do not give guarantees on how fast the registration can be approved by the PNP-FEO. The 2-3 weeks is only an estimate.


Q – What is the extent of your warranty?

A – One year on parts and workmanship except under normal or excessive wear and tear. Warranty is automatically VOIDED if you modify your rifle or pistol, if you replaced the parts or used defective (i.e. reloaded ammo) ammunition and similar causes. UDMC will issue to you a Sales and Warranty Agreement upon release of the firearm to you.


Q – Do you produce M4s or M16s rifles?

A – The equivalent of the M4 or the M16 in our product lines are the F5 and S5 series in Direct Gas Impingement Systems. Our equivalent models are the F5-DGIS (full auto) or S5-DGIS (semi-auto).


Q – Do you produce the AR-10, Armalite or the SR-25 rifles?

A – What we produce is the M110 derivative in caliber 7.62 NATO (7.62 x 51mm) which has the flexibility to use the .308 and the 7.62 NATO ammunition. This is designated as the F7 and S7 series in Direct Gas Impingement System.


Q – Can I bring to UDMC my existing M4 or M16 (not UDMC brand) for repair or conversion to PVAR, repair, refurbishing or gunsmithing? (the same question for pistols).

A – Yes, but it has to be licensed and you will have to leave a copy of the license with us. We will also have to evaluate your rifle before we accept it for servicing.