About Us

About Us

 

Black Wood USA is owned and operated by U.S. Army Veterans who wanted to share their love for wood AR-15 furniture with the world.  

Our Vision

Since our nation's founding wood has been a central part of every service rifle held by our nation's military members... until the M16/M4 platform arrived. Today, Black Wood USA seeks to continue this tradition by crafting wood furniture for America’s most popular rifle platform: the AR-15. We believe the experience of holding and firing a wood-furnished rifle cannot be matched by mass-produced plastic pieces, and is a reminder of our nation’s history. Our goal is to provide this experience to scores of AR-15 owners through precision-cut, hand-finished wood furniture that provides a solid grip and heat protection for the highly flexible AR-15 platform. We are proud that all of our products are designed in-house and are 100% made in the USA. Every piece we make is completely unique, it is truly functional art.

Key Values

Quality: We know our customers expect our products to work the first time and every time thereafter. Therefore, we take the time in both design and testing to ensure our products meet both our standards and our customers’ expectations.

Innovation: We don’t wake up excited to do something that has already been done.  Instead we strive to push the boundaries of what's possible in both wood selection and product design to create wood AR-15 furniture that has never been seen before.

Leadership

Will Mengon is the co-founder and CEO of Black Wood USA.

"Where there's a Will, there's a way."

 Will is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point. He shot in the NCAA Rifle Championships and graduated with a degree in mechanical engineering. He is currently serving as a Captain in the United States Army.

 Will grew up in western Pennsylvania and has been an avid sport shooter from a young age. In his spare time, Will competes in International Air Rifle, 3 Position Smallbore Rifle, High Power Rifle, 3 Gun, and USPSA competitions. In 2016 he won the titles of 50-meter 3 Position California State Champion and Indoor 4 Position California State Champion.

 "I fell in love early on with the classic look and feel of wood on a rifle. Whether it's my CMP M1 Garand, Anschutz smallbore rifle, or my old Remington 870, there is just something about wood that plastic can’t replicate. There is no reason modern day rifles can't utilize the same functional and beautiful wood accessories. Black Wood USA is a vehicle through which I am able to share this passion with the rest of the shooting world."

"Feel free to contact me if you have ideas for products or just want to chat about shooting. It’s without a doubt my favorite topic."

 -Will

Will can be reached by phone or email at:

info@BlackWoodUSA.com or  (916) 542-9085