The FoldAR product line-up is often described as filling a “niche” within the AR market; but it’s much more than that. In reality, FoldAR is an evolutionary replacement of the successful 70-year-old platform created by Stoner. Our patented hinge located near the barrel-breach interface of the upper receiver allows the FoldAR product line to stow like no other firearm. Able to remain fully assembled in its most compact form – and limited in compactness only by the length of its barrel – FoldAR has established its place as the ultimate concealable AR weapon system. With our Lifetime Warranty and Accuracy Guarantee, FoldAR has evolved the AR platform in ways never before possible.
As the designer, developer and manufacturer of the folding barrel AR-15, FoldAR sets itself apart by making minimal -yet fundamental- design changes to Stoner’s original AR platform. FoldAR utilizes many time-tested components traditionally found in standard non-folding ARs such as the entire lower receiver assembly, bolt carrier group, recoil system, dust cover, charging handle, forward assist, and muzzle device.
Components proprietary to and manufactured by FoldAR includes our upper receiver and forearm which incorporate our primary feature of the folding hinge, our modular handguards, our adjustable low profile gasblock, an integrated barrel system retention snap, our forged and heat-treated locking lever/latch assembly, and our Whatchacaw barrel takedown pin that allows the quickest barrel system swaps of any firearm manufacturer.
FoldAR is a Veteran owned and operated firearms manufacturer located in Texas, where we design and produce all components unique to the one-and-only folding barrel AR weapon system. It may be best to think of FoldAR as “SkunkWorks” of the AR industry, where we proactively develop transformative firearm technology behind the scenes. It’s obvious why FoldAR has unhinged the competition.
FoldAR Mission Statement:
Disrupt the AR market by disarming skeptics and unhinging competitors.
FoldAR Vision Statement:
Transform the AR market by standardizing the folding-barrel AR platform by the year 2037.
Corby Hall – President
Mr. Hall began his career designing AR-platform firearms in 2005 after being approached by LWRC to help design their SABR, originally proposed as a “compact” piston-operated AR10. Upon successful completion of his work, the SABR was renamed REPR and became LWRCI’s flagship product.
East Texas Machining & Manufacturing LLC (ETMM) began in Mr. Hall’s Leander, TX garage with a basic CNC machine in 2009. Between 2009 and 2016, Mr. Hall designed and made high-precision AR’s, including the world’s first long-action AR in 338 Lapua Mag. In 2016, Mr. Hall developed and patented the folding AR10 and AR15 upper (US Patent 9,995,556), and created the FoldAR brand in 2018.
Mr. Hall focuses on the general management of FoldAR’s operations, as well as developing new products and scalable manufacturing strategies for complex components and assemblies. In total, Mr. Hall has 24 years’ experience in complex product design and advanced manufacturing strategies. As an inventor, he has been granted 8 utility patents, bringing 5 to market, with several more in claim-development.
Mr. Hall is an honorably discharged US Navy Veteran.
SGT. Brandon Jordan – Vice President
As a lifelong enthusiast, and as a technical expert on various weapon systems gained from extensive combat action with 1-10CAV, 2-8INF, and 6-4CAV hunter-killer teams in the Afghanistan and Iraq wars, SGT. Jordan brings immense value to FoldAR and its objective to transform the AR-15 market. SGT. Jordan quickly recognized FoldAR’s numerous advantages over traditional non-folding AR-15 platforms, generally in all combat/SOF roles and particularly in tactical/clandestine engagements.
With four beautiful daughters, SGT. Jordan and veteran Army wife SSG. April Jordan are constantly developing new ways to prepare them for a life of independent thinking, confidence, ambition, and respect. As an avid hunter, SGT. Jordan proactively adapts to environments while maintaining weapon superiority at the same time. “Train the way you fight”.
As the son of a pastor, SGT. Jordan was raised as a God-fearing faith-filled man, and to think for himself independently from the world’s noise. During his years in combat, SGT. Jordan leaned on his two favorite scriptures: Psalms 144:1 “Praise be to the Lord my rock, who trains my hands for war, my fingers for battle”, and Isaiah 6:8 “Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, who shall I send? And who will go for us? And I said, here am I, send me”. SGT. Jordan is an active community-leader where he serves as a volunteer firefighter in The Sprang. He also coaches Dixie league basketball and softball for his local school district. As with his own children, SGT. Jordan teaches all his players respectful “Apex Predator” theory on the court, diamond, and in life.
Melody Douglas – Executive Vice President
Ms. Douglas joined FoldAR to direct its marketing, systems integrations, customer service, quality assurance, human resources, accounting, industry relations and compliance.
Ms. Douglas fashioned her career by taking new businesses to the next level with her management expertise and sales background. Proving a natural ability to identify bottlenecks in existing business structures, she has extensive experience in helping companies break out of “start-up” status.
Prior to joining FoldAR, Ms. Douglas strategically created business models that function well in other industries. Building on her prior success, Ms. Douglas structured an orthodontic company’s business model for under-served markets, leading to a 250% increase in sales within one year. More recently, her prowess was engaged by another orthodontic company, leading to its public acquisition of over $1 Billion.
Ms. Douglas resides in East Texas with her two children, and takes pride in exemplifying hard work, resilience, loyalty, and compassion as the most important driving factors to success. She is a motivator and provides a high level of inspiration to all those around her.