Somewhere, Mr. Clark is disappointed
This may surprise you, but as a kid, I was a huge Tom Clancy junkie. No, really. I really dug Clear and Present Danger in 1989, when I was just a high school freshman, and thought the international man of mystery, CIA direct action guy and former NSWG type “John Clark” was about as good as it got without going full-on Mack Bolan.
When the film came out in 1994 (which didn’t do it justice) actor Willem Dafoe played Clark, which I thought was a good choice, and when Clark got boots on the ground in the film in Colombia with that snazzy OA-93 5.56mm pistol, I thought the weapon was a great fit.
Manufactured by Washington-based Olympic Arms, the OA-93 was one of the first reliable AR-pattern pistols that didn’t have a huge buffer tube. It was a trendsetter
Well ladies and germs, after generations in the AR-15 and 1911 business, Olympia, Washington-based Olympic Arms announced last week they will be closing their doors next month.
“After more than 40 years of business, it is with great sorrow that we announce that February 28th, 2017 will be the last day of operation for Olympic Arms, Inc,” noted the company on social media.