Martin Archery Assets Purchased

Martin Archery is pleased to announce its recent asset purchase by ELM, LLC, a Nashville-based private equity firm, and the Mandola Group, a sister company to Big Jon Sports.

Rex Darlington and Ted Harpham of Darton Archery will collaborate with Big Jon’s engineering staff to reengineer and reconfigure Martin’s bow models for 2018. Martin Archery will be offering compound, take-down and traditional bows for 2018. Martin has also engaged Sonus Engineered Solutions for acoustic engineering on its 2018 compound bow models.

“Big Jon Sports has provided excellent customer service and quality American-made products since 1968,” said John V. Pampu of Big Jon Sports. “Martin will be a key part of that legacy and embody the same characteristics by providing superior products and excellence in customer service at a competitive price.”

“We are proud to carry forward the principles and integrity that Gail Martin demonstrated as founder of Martin Archery,” Pampu continued. “We are grateful to the Martin family for their years of hard work and vision as pioneers in the archery industry, and we look forward to honoring their legacy through the success of Martin Archery.”

For more information contact Joel Miller,, 231-275-1026. Learn more at

4 thoughts on “Martin Archery Assets Purchased

  1. Well I hope they do something better than the last group did for any warranty work on past model years. Good luck and hopefully the great Martin name and quality will live on.

    1. I believe Martin is severely under-rated. I have had their compounds in the past (none of the current), and I am still in love with my Martin Mamba recurve! Martin, I believe i speak for many when I say…..we are pulling for you! Knock our socks off in 2018!

  2. I have a 6 or 7 year old Martin Fire cat or fire hawk. Limbs had to be replaced when it was less that 2 yeas old so they just say Martin. In Sept 2017 the string broke at the loop due a crack in the top cam. It has dual CAT Cams. I am in contact wit Martin and Big Jon about the issue. However until last Friday all of the communication was from me. Still not sure what will be done. I did let them know that due to their non noncommunication I have been without my compound for the entire archer season in PA. Will this response issue be corrected?? Luckly I do have a crossbow but would rather be using the Martin!!!
    Also is there a set of CAT Cams available anywhere at all?

  3. Curious of darton getting fingers in but staying separate, for now. It’s Michigan/ michigan based with those two -and walla walla with Martin – ha ha let’s go with the Martin/ darton line

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