Ideal Small Arms - Manufacturing

Made in Australia
Magazines & Firearm Components

In August 2012, Acme Firearms commenced manufacture of firearm components.  We sent up a workshop in Langwarrin, Victoria and created our own brand Ideal Small Arms.

We developed into a specialist firearm components production engineering business, able to efficiently deliver production runs of 100 units or more.  We have CNC machining capability to manufacture complicated component design.

We constantly review and upgrade our designs and tooling to take advantage of the latest manufacturing developments.  We experiment with durability of different materials, look at weight reduction of components and their operating conditions.  The list of factors which affect small arms development continues to grow.  Research and development is the key to improvement. 

We do a lot of testing during production and assembly to ensure all components function perfectly.

CAD - Computer Aided Design

Advancements in computer technology, programming and prototyping has opened up a world of opportunities for rapid design and production of new products.  I particularly love 3D printing.   

The most important ability one needs is to never stop learning!  There is new and interesting technology created every year.   Now is a golden age for firearm design and innovation.

As a child I watched Neil Armstrong walk on the moon, live on television, in black and white!  Wow!

The technological changes I've personally seen since starting as an apprentice Fitter and Machinist in 1981 are astounding.  1981 also was the same year NASA flew its first space shuttle, Columbia into space!

Plastic Injection Moulding - We love it!

Making plastic tooling and creating plastic components almost from 'thin air' is the best feeling of accomplishment.  A kilogram of plastic can be turned into anything very quickly.  We love it.  And volumes ... unlimited!

A majority of our business is now based upon building plastic tooling and volume manufacturing of our own proprietary branded items.

Carbon fibre type plastics are incredibly strong and proving to be an effective alternative to traditional materials.  Mass production is more efficient and cost effective with modern materials. 

Ideal Small Arms - Magazines

Australian manufactured Ideal Small Arms rimfire rifle magazines. We design and develop tooling right here in our Langwarrin workshop. We've had great success with our in-house created rimfire 22lr magazine which is compatible with CZ, Brno, Lithgow Crossover, Norinco and Cogswell & Harrison Certus 22lr rifles.

We have solved an Australia problem of magazine capacity limitation for imported AR-15 magazines. Check out our solution for 30 or 50 cartridge capacity detachable magazines.

Free delivery throughout Australia for magazine only orders. 

Ideal Small Arms - Upper Receiver Minor Components

It took years of research and development to produce AR15 compatible components here in Langwarrin Australia.  View our Bolt Carrier and Bolt Assemblies!

Ideal Small Arms - Parts


Ideal Small Arms - Semi-Auto Trigger Components

Ideal Small Arms - Auto Trigger Components


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