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In Memoriam: Loran Kelley Sr., Polymer80 Founder, Home Gun Building Pioneer

'A true advocate and supporter of our individual rights to home gun building.'

In Memoriam: Loran Kelley Sr., Polymer80 Founder, Home Gun Building Pioneer

Loran Kelley Sr. (right) was an ardent supporter of Second Amendment ideals. (Photo courtesy of Polymer80)

  • Loran Kelley Sr., founder of gun-accessory maker Polymer80 and a pioneer in bringing home gun building to the individual, has died, the company said in a news release (Jan. 20, 2022):

DAYTON, Nev. (JAN. 20, 2022) — It is with profound sadness that Polymer80 (P80®) announces that Loran Kelley Sr., an instrumental partner and father of Polymer80, has passed away. Kelley was a true advocate and supporter of our individual rights to home gun building and he possessed an unwavering belief that freedom-loving Americans should enjoy home gun building – a tradition older than the country itself. He dedicated himself to this passionate commitment by his efforts in advising on the development of P80.

The large network of home gun building is a testament to his work and would not be possible without his pioneering vision. "My father raised me to not compromise on what was right, and that this great nation of ours should always remain free. He was an ardent supporter of the ideals found in our 2nd Amendment and loved the freedom home gun building encouraged and enabled," said Loran Kelley Jr.

"His immortal legacy will forever lie in that spirit this community imbues into every gun we build. Like so many stones in the tower that is his memory."

Loran Kelley Sr.’s vision and efforts will continue to flourish as P80 grows under the leadership of his son Loran Kelley Jr.


About Polymer80: Polymer80, Inc. designs and develops innovative firearms and after-market accessories that provide ways for our customers to participate in the build process, while expressing their right to bear arms. This provides a fun learning experience and a greater sense of pride in their completed firearm, strengthening our brand loyalty. We summarize this with our motto of “Engage Your Freedom.” Find out info at www.polymer80.com.


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