Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Magpul Moving

Magpul  has announced that it is moving from Colorado if the Governor signs the bill limiting magazine capacity.  The governor has said he'd sign it, so it looks like Magpul is moving. From the Magpul Facebook page:
We expect the first PMAGs to be made outside CO within 30 days of the signing, with the rest to follow in phases. We will likely become a multi-state operation as a result of this move, and not all locations have been selected. We have made some initial contacts and evaluated a list of new potential locations for additional manufacturing and the new company headquarters, and we will begin talks with various state representatives in earnest if the Governor indeed signs this legislation. Although we are agile for a company of our size, it is still a significant footprint, and we will perform this move in a manner that is best for the company and our employees.
For those of you who may not know, Magpul is the premier manufacturer of AR magazines, and they have extensive lines of other gun accessories, to include stocks, forends and gee-gaws for rifles and shotguns.  They made their name and their fortune selling the PMag, the first reliable, durable, plastic magazine for the AR series rifles and they've sold millions of them to the military, the governments, and civilians shooters around the world.

 Now, Colorado has decided to make their product illegal to own in the state it is manufactured.  As a result, several hundred jobs are leaving the state along with a very profitable business.  This is a case of a state government cutting off it's nose to spite its face.

Several states are courting Magpul, and if Louisiana isn't one of them, our governor needs his ass kicked.


Old NFO said...

Yep, voting with your feet DOES work!

Gerry N. said...

I can't think of very many politicians of any strip who wouldn't benefit from a well orchestrated ass kicking from time to time.

MSgt B said...

Good for the guys at Magpul.

Windy Wilson said...

Good for the guys at Magpul. Unfortunately the statist drones and the fools that elect them believe such jobs to be in the same category as concentration camp guards.