Firearms & Armoring – ARM 9009:2013
Cut-Above The Generic ISO 9001:2008
For the Firearms and Armored products business, whether it be rifles, revolvers, pistols, armored vehicles or body armor, quality is essential to ensure the most accurate and reliable performance for gun owners and customers of armoring systems. All manufacturers, suppliers, subcontractors involved in manufacturing firearms or armored systems must be accredited to ARM-9009:2013 standards set-forth by the American Board of Accredited Certifications (ABAC) which is the world’s leading firearms and armoring accreditation & certification body, and the only designated quality management registration with this specific designation.
Specialized ARM 9001:2013 Certification vs The Generic ISO 9001:2008
It’s important to understand ISO 9001:2008 is based on requirements that that are intended to be a “one size fits all” set of standards for many different industries. In contrast, ARM 9009:2013 system accreditation is based on highly specialized standards that have been universally accepted as a mandatory requirement for suppliers, subcontractors, manufacturers of all firearms and armoring type materials, hardware, adhesives, fasteners, metals, plastics, glass, composites, ceramics, MMC’s and related materials and processes used in conjunction for the manufacture of firearms, vehicles, aerospace and body armor. ARM-9009:2013 certification/accreditation is solely administered by certification bodies overseen by Industrial Leaders Group (ILG) and the American Board of Accredited Certifications.
ARM 9009:2013 Is Today’s Quality Standard in Firearms and Armoring
ARM-9009:2013 audits are system-specific and precisely comprehensive to the firearms and armoring industry. This should not be in anyway confused with ISO, AS, TS designations or ANAB/ANSI requirements, since the ARM standard is a a system specific, standalone and accredited as such. ARM-9009:2013 is a cut-above ISO 9001:2008, which is a “one size fits all” set of standards. Companies involved in the manufacturing of firearms and/or armoring systems fabrication may be ISO 9001, AS 9100 or TS 16949 certified and maintain such registration. However, due to the nature of the industry, ARM-9009:2013 certification/registration is now internationally recognized as the superior quality certification for firearms and armoring suppliers, and is now the internationally recognized standard in the industry.
ARM 9009 Standards Ensures Increased Performance & Safety
ARM 9009:2013 accreditation requires specialized audits against specific requirements, quality and delivery metrics. Due to the secure nature of materials, manufacturing processes and security, the ARM-9009:2013 accreditation and certification program requires the company’s contained under its accreditation and evaluating process not to release any documentation by any means, since it is of a sensitive nature and could jeopardize the performance and safety of firearms and armoring systems. The confidentiality of ARM-9009:2013 is only held between the authorized registrar (Certification Body) and the customer. Due to the sensitivity nature of products produced and in compliance with all state, federal, government(S) requirements. ARM-9009:2013 will not be a public domain document.