About Us | JT Defense
On Monday, September 10th, 2018, JT Defense closed to prepare for one of the largest hurricanes to ever hit the east coast. We prepared solid for 3 days, and were inundated by Hurricane Florence. We just moved here to this area north of Wilmington, after going through a long haul from California. Perfect timing, we know. We faced the brutal winds of the north side of the hurricane and the winds blew, HARD for almost 5 hours, followed by days of acorn sized rainfall along with being hit by 2 tornados, one almost direct hit and one which came over but thankfully did not hit us direct.
We had mandatory evacuation orders for our entire county (PENDER COUNTY) on Tuesday, 9-11-18 and more specifically, for our area due to major flood potential.. We decided NOT to leave at that time. We suffered moderate wind, major tree, and moderate flood damage, which we are currently dealing with. Today (Tuesday, 9-25-18) we are officially re-opened and shipped the majority of mounts. PLEASE DO NOT ORDER GRIPS at this time. Our laser cnc machine is down, due to some minor damage, and we are working vigorously to repair it.
We have had complete loss of power since 4:30 AM early Friday morning when the storm hit. We had to operate for a week on generator power, no data and 12-15 feet of water across the main highway and roads entering our location. Everything directly west of us flooded completely. We were the last property and buildings which did not receive flood damage on Highway 210. We have had no telephone or other communications to the outside until power returned.
We shipped the majority of orders in our system today, as we finally received USPS and Fedex incoming pickup. We apologize for any delay, but the few customers we were able to contact. We may suffer some setbacks, but we are pushing forward.
We have new inventory of Springfield, Glock narrow and wide mounts for all XD and XDM to fit and adapt to Trijicon RMR, as well as the brand new Leupold Delta Point and Delta Point Pro optics.. We are unable to update web at this time due to lack of manpower as we recover. We still have approx 100 trees down on our property, including 3 trees sitting on my own personal home as of today, but we lived, we have power and we were very fortunate.
JT Defense would like to thank our customers, for being patient, loyal and not crucifying us due to lack of communications, but we have been closed since we were under mandatory evacuation orders from the county, on 9-10-18. We decided to prepare instead of leave. We will be writing some articles regarding this, as well as flood zone and preparedness in the near future. We have been lifelong preppers and knew how to handle this situation, but it was VERY apocalyptic to say the least.
All roads, even minor roads, in and out of Pender County NC have been closed since the hurricane hit. It was physically impossible for us, or any company, to get any packages, no matter how urgent out of this county, and remained so until they opened up Interstate 40 yesterday, 9-24-18.. We had been offering to give people free mounts if they could figure out a way to pick them up, because we were completely stranded and landlocked until yesterday evening. Unfortunately, we are very sad to report, that 5 people so far, have lost their lives in our small town alone. Our staff members could not work, nor deliver any product, so we switched gears to support and assist our local community, helping clear debris, lend a hand to our neighbors who suffered total and catastrophic loss and provide support to those in need. We are deeply touched by what we witnessed and made friends and lent a hand when we could. It was truly a life changing event for all of us and we are humbled by the amazing people who lost everything, but were gracious they escaped with their lives.
JT Defense and our families are new to this community, but we wish to express our deepest condolences to the 5 local people , along with over 40+ other people who lost their lives due to this horrible tragedy. Our offices will be re-opened in limited capacity, but we are working as hard as we can.
Chris @ JTD
NOTICE: JT DEFENSE HAS MOVED!
A HUGE thank you, to our customers, who've been amazingly patient, even going so far as to congratulate us on our move, we have finally arrived at our new location on the BEAUTIFUL North Carolina coast!
UPDATE- August 24th, 2018 - After over 4 decades of residing in California, the state has sadly created gun laws, which make it nearly impossible to continue operating a gun part manufacturing company. We look forward to opening up our new operations in North Carolina, moving forward for the future and expanding JT Defense into our original vision for the company, which sadly, all hopes for this original vision were shattered by a tyrannical government in this state, which makes makes businesses like our's impossible to operate within the borders of our state.
SPECIAL NOTE: JT Defense has packaged approximately 30 -45 days of inventory and we will continue shipping our mounts as they remain in stock. We will be closing from July 3rd, 2018, through August 12th, 2018. We will continue shipping inventory while it remains in stock. We cannot make any grips or grip products at this time, because each one is made custom for the firearm. If you have placed an order, we will ship when we get the laser CNC machines setup at the new facility in North Carolina. If you have an order pending for grips or grip products, we will either refund the order direct, or, we will hold the order until we can start cutting grips again. Please contact us via live chat support to advise. All orders pending in our system, including future orders, will be shipped while our inventory and supplies last. If the word "Backordered" shows up under a particular optic mount you are wanting to purchase, we will resume manufacturing around June 3rd if we run out of mounts. We have staff members at the new location who are shipping products from our new shop in North Carolina. Our manufacturing capabilities are shut off for approx 30 days, so no custom orders or custom mounting types can be manufactured while relocating. Once our move is finalized, we will be releasing TONS of new models, for Smith and Wesson, various new models for Springfield, Glock Gen 5, different optic manufacturers compatibilty and much much more! This move for our company is not only important to the survival of our company as a whole, it is instrumental to our business for the future.
We sincerely hate to move from our home state, and we fought the battle non-stop, thinking that California would not step on our 2nd amendment. This state no longer belongs to the United States, but has been taken over by a semi-socialistic regime, who treats any individual or business such as ourselves and anyone who supports our 2nd amendment, as criminals.
California's final "Gunpocalyse" which turned law-abiding citizens, into felons, on January 1st, 2017, along with more deep wounds starting January 1st, 2018, made so many law abiding gun owners in the state of California, into straight-up felons, without a grandfather clause allowing for the legal possession of previously owned firearms. This is not only against the United States' Constitution but violates Ex Post Facto law in our Constitution. For most gun companies, which still reside in California and doing business, we wish you luck. Sincerely, we do. We also wish the law-abiding citizens in California the best of luck. We have been there, we have fought relentlessly, but we will be of zero use to anyone when we can't keep producing our high quality parts, and find ourselves locked in jail.
California has denied our ability to obtain or maintain any type of manufacturing FFL, which JT Defense will need to move forward in the future. We have essentially been forced out, legally, or face punishment as California modifies it's gun laws. It's like playing Monopoly with a spoiled 5 year old. If you want to be the thimble and the 5 year old also wants to be the thimble, they don't choose the dog and move on. Instead, they flip the entire Monopoly board over and throw the dice across the room.
With the California Department of Justice, now arresting gun store owners, for complying with a court order we made a corporate decision for our family and our company to remain in the free United States, in a state which is still part of the US and respects individual rights and the 2nd Amendment.
JT Defense is a Northern California-based firearms engineering company, specializing in tactical accessories for your firearms. Headquartered in Fortuna, California, "The Friendly City", we provide small town style service coupled with carefully designed and developed, top of the line accessories.
We are capable of custom CNC machined firearms solutions, Carbon Fiber manufacturing and design, Laser CNC tools, plastic and plastic forming and even micro CNC platform for development or fabrication of small gun related parts.
We are capable of full tempered and kiln processes and have the ability of full production of any CNC steel, aluminum, plastic or MIM parts.
CONTACT US: For instant support, please use the online chat support found in the lower right hand corner of the web page below. If it shows "Offline" outside of regular business hours, please use the chat scrip anyway and please make sure to include your name and email address, and your phone # if you wish to be contacted by phone. You can also email us, but with us moving, we are a bit slow on email at the moment. You can also send us a message on JT Defense Facebook page.
Click the message button and we will be notified instantly! We try to get back to our customers real time, even on social media. Please understand however, with us moving 3,177 miles each way, please understand that we are so busy trying to urgently move. We are running 2 months behind now, because we have stayed to assist our customers.. We have now put ourselves into a bind and sincerely need to move. We still maintain a location in California, which we continue to produce and produce parts, anodize, engrave, package and ship. We still ship out via USPS every day as well.
For development information or contract manufacturing, please email us at JTDEFENSELLC (@) GMAIL ( . com ). or contact our sales department at admin(@)jtdefense.com
To contact us by telephone, please call us direct at - (707) 832-8098
JT Defense is currently working on patents, designs and some exciting new items for the industry. Our grips are a promotional item and can be custom branded and fit to literally any firearm. We are inviting resellers for our grip products as they are new to the market. If you're interested in Samples, submit your request by email to us on a company letterhead by email or fax at (707) 725-8664. We do not send out sample grip products to individuals.
Exciting new product lines will be released soon. We are currently waiting for patent office to give us the go-ahead on release. Check back often.. we have a lot going on.