Skip to comments.Magpul preparing to leave Colorado
Posted on 03/19/2013 10:31:49 AM PDT by KeyLargo
Mar 19, 2013, 6:27am MDT Magpul preparing to leave Colorado
Staff Denver Business Journal
Magpul Industries Inc. of Boulder intends to "start out transition out of the state almost immediately" after Gov. John Hickenlooper signs into law a measure limiting the number of rounds allowed in magazines, KMGH-TV reports.
The governor is expected to sign House Bill 1224 on Wednesday. The bill restricts to 15 the number of rounds a magazine can hold. But Magpul Industries makes 30-round magazines. The company's website said Magpul Industries has sold millions of its polymer magazines, or "PMAGs."
Magpul Industries posted a lengthy note on its Facebook page in which the company said it expects the first PMAGs to be made outside of Colorado within 30 days of Hickenlooper signing the bill.
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“Wild and Wonderful” West Virginia is “Open for Business”.
And we have mountains. Sort of.
Please give our beautiful State your careful consideration a a potential business location.
Good. Screw the gun grabbers!
I check the state of origin for products I buy, and this move (or not if they back down) will determine whether I buy more PMAGs - in the event that they are ever in stock again. I want ten more, but I’ll settle for zero if CO bans their product and they stay.
Honestly, I've lived in New York, Florida and new Jersey, but Tulsa OK has the most beautiful Springtime that is rapidly approaching.
I'd be willing to bet Ol' Rick Perry has made at least one trip and multiple phone calls to Magpul. Texas ain't just about talk.
Wow, Magpul makes high quality products. They would be a welcome addition to ANY state. It’s clear that the liberal nutcases are taking over Colorado. Time to get out of that state while the getting is good and, for businesses and citizens considering relocation TO Colorado, time to reconsider a likely bad location decision which will be regretted in time.
Good for Magpul!
Weld County Sheriff John Cooke says he won't enforce new gun-control measures, and legal experts say he won't be breaking the law.
how can colorado ban an item which is legal in other states? and subject to interstate commerce?
Great news. Finally a company with guts, integrity and conviction.
Alabama would love to have you!!!
I don’t know the companies entire history. They started with a little rubber do-hickey that you put on the bottom of your mags. Made the mag changes quicker. Hence, Mag-pul. They morphed into a company that makes hundreds of parts and accessories for, mostly I believe, the AR-15 platform. Anyway, good luck to’em
how many jobs? directly? indirectly?
how much in tax and property revenue gone?
how much in hunting gone? sporting gone?
Is colorado just going to hang out and smoke pot?
I would like to see them move to a second amendment friendly state with NO INCOME TAX.
Establish that as a benchmark for consideration.
Started by Richard Fitzpatrick, Sgt, Marine Recon (retired) in 1999 in his basement (IIRC).
The Colorado legislature shoots itself in the foot over a fantasy; it takes two seconds to change out a magazine, but don’t try to tell that to the idiots in the legislature, who have bought into the egregious silliness of “feel good” Leftist politics.
I don’t think the law would have made it illegal for magpul to produce the mags they just couldn’t sell them in Colorado.
"We will likely become a multi-state operation as a result of this move, and not all locations have been selected,"
“Who cares? It’s only 400 jobs. Our children are safe now.”~Colorado Democrats
I heard Rick Perry tell Glenn Beck that Magpul has already been officially invited to Texas with benefits! LOL
Good for Magpul. Need any volunteers to help with the move? Will work for Pmags. Of course the radical left wing extremist demokkkrat scumbags will say that the company is just screwing the employees by moving and that they were free to make their product, just not sell it in kolorado.
“Texas ain’t just about talk.”
Bump! Bump! Bump!
hee hee hee
You’re correct. But that just shows the egregious hypocisy of this gun grabber culture.....they don’t care about deaths or numbers of bullets. If they really cared about death, they’d do something about cigarettes instead of heavily taxing them. Or they’d stop aborting a million souls a year, and on and on and on.
It is about eventual total disarmament of the citizens. They cannot completely consolidate their total control without it.
Uh... they’re not REALLY worried about the “chilrun” as much as they are worried about the citizens’ ability to resist tyranny.
Most of it appears to want just that... though El Paso County (Colorado Springs, et al) still embraces the conservative American West ideals.
It’s just Denver-Boulder and Summit County that’re ruining the whole state.
To all the folks requesting MAGPUL to move operations to your state ... by the time Connecticut, Eli Whitney’s home and formerly known as the Arsenal of Freedom, is done, there will be plenty for everybody.
Dear Magpul, There are a multitude of beautiful East Tennessee counties that would love to have you, complete with thousands of people eager to work their butts off for you. (For example, Scott County, TN)
Smoky Mountains & great outdoor activities
No state income tax
Plenty of unemployed workers
Conservative, gun-friendly state government
Lot of lakes and rivers
Low cost of living
Great southern cooking and BBQ
I’ll be glad to meet your rep at the airport and give you a tour of God’s country! Call me. :)
Looks like I am going to have to buy me a Magpul 30 round magazine. even though, I not only do not have an AR15 platform rifle, I don’t even like them. But hey now see here, I gotta support these guys.
You probably know it, but most people mis-pronounce the name of the great state of Oklahoma. There is a noticable "gap" between the "A" and the "H".
As shown below.
Well, Pueblo isn’t exactly a bastion of conservatism, though...
I didn’t know Oklahoma had such beautiful mountains...
Don’t come here to MN. At least not until Marx Dayton and his band of merry tyrants are gone.
“Dear Magpul, There are a multitude of beautiful East Tennessee counties that would love to have you”
Yea, and they’d save a lot of money on dental insurance too...Did you know the tooth brush was invented in Knoxville?
Anywhere else and it would be called a “teeth brush”!
As for Colorado, I won't be visiting that state until all the communists are purged. So basically, that means I will never be visiting Colorado ever again.
Why would a company want to move there?
I think Texas, Ok, Miss, Ala, or some other red state would work better. Texas doesn't even have income tax.
Understand that the way the law is written, it will require Magpul to significantly alter it’s manufacturing process by requiring serial numbers and dates of manufacturing on each and every mag. This will add SIGNIFICANT retooling costs to the company.
Magpul may not but I will be moving my start up magazine business to Wyoming before July 1st (effective date of the law).
I’m not in favor of any of those awful regulations, but it could be done pretty easy with laser engraving.
The same way New York, New Jersey, California and Illinois do.
The point being that it would be REQUIRED on ALL magazines that they produce - even ones sold outside of Colorado. Thus the PMAG would get a reputation as being a traceable/registered magazine. This will cause them to be less favored in the marketplace.
Second, in addition the laser process would need to be added to the production line and before shipping. That would still be a costly re-engineering of their business processes. It would also expose them to a lawsuit if even one magazine gets shipped without the proper serial numbers and date of manufacture.
NY, California, Mass, CT, RI, Wash, and now Colo. should be toxic states for business.
if anything made in california should mean poison to sales.
BTW the only movies made in Calif. these days are the accounting books for the movies. With film going away FINALLY, the new all digital quality formats should free the movie industry from the toxic left coast.
Points well made.
Colorado went for Baraq by > 5 points last time.
I suspect it’s a lost cause.
Best that patriots head for the exits while they can.
Yeah, but they’re not so concerned about hi cap mags. They just want hand outs.
WV has been red in Presidential races since 2000, both of our Senators are dems, Manchin is a moderate, Rockhead is a big lib/socialist(he’s got his). 2 out of the 3 Rep’s are republicans, one is running for Rockheads vacated seat. I have not heard any anti-gun talk at all coming from the legislature. WV is mostly a rural state in rolling mountains with generally narrow valleys. There is a greater chance that Barretta would move to WV than Magpul,as they seem likely to stay in the mid-Atlantic area, if they leave the Peoples Republic of Maryland
Oh! and the valleys to die for!
East Tennessee? I’ll second that! The next breadbasket of America!
Hasta la vista Colofornia! LOL!