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PTR Industries: The First 'Black Rifle' Manufacturer to leave Connecticut; Implores Others to Follow!

PTR Industries, the American manufacturer of CETME/Heckler und Koch's G3/HK91 variant, has officially decided to close shop in CT for good, toward greener pastures.


http://youtu.be/W7ibmi4mTKE

Now, only if NSSF, Stag Arms, Ruger and Colt would decide to leave CT, permanently...


http://youtu.be/ctyKezaegds

PTR Industries to Leave Connecticut

Posted on April 9, 2013 by Dan Zimmerman

PTR Industries, makers of frighteningly black rifles, has decided that continuing to do business the what was formerly known as The Constitution State is now untenable. Today they’ve announced their plans to leave for greener pastures and they’ve called on other firearms-related firms currently based in Connecticut to join them. They won’t just be taking their machinery out of Gun Valley either. “We have extended the invitation to join us in the move to all of our employees, as well as all of our vendors. We are pleased to say that we currently have commitments to move from a majority of our employees, which includes ALL of our management personnel, engineering staff and skilled gunsmiths.”

Original Press Release:

PTR to Move from Connecticut

Posted on April 9, 2013

A STATEMENT CONCERNING MANUFACTURING ENCOURAGEMENT, ECONOMIC GROWTH, AND PROTECTION OF THE CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS OF CITIZENS.

This past week an historic and highly controversial bill was passed by the State of Connecticut which will have far reaching consequences to the state, its citizens, and businesses. The bill we refer to is Bill No. 1160, AN ACT CONCERNING GUN VIOLENCE PREVENTION AND CHILDRENS SAFETY. This bill purports to reduce gun violence by banning hardware responsible for less than 3% of homicides in 2011 ; and claims to increase children’s safety by restricting the ability of those most responsible for it – their parents – to defend them.
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As a firearms manufacturing firm, our industrial roots reach deep in the State of CT. Along with other companies in the trade, we were deeply apprehensive at the hurried process to develop new gun laws and fearful that it would generate unintended consequences for our industry. On Thursday April 4th 2013, upon reading the full text of Bill 1160, our worst fears were confirmed. What emerged was a bill fraught with ambiguous definitions, insufficient considerations for the trade, conflicting mandates, and disastrous consequences for the fundamental rights of the people of CT.
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The magnitude of the constitutional and economic importance of this bill is such that the disregard for public input (in the final version), and the haphazard production of the legislation should be insulting to any citizen or business in CT. It should be a shock to us all that such landmark legislation could be written in one week, and seen by no one (including the rank-and-file legislators) prior to its emergency certification. Having been present in the deliberations in both legislative chambers, it was clear that a majority of our legislators had not even read the bill – and those that had read it had only a cursory understanding.

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I've been looking for an affordable

PTR-91 GI edition for a few months.

They are hard to come by with the panic still running its course and the fact that they are one of the most recommended main battle rifles at Survival Blog and other places.

Our family's journey from the Rocket City to the Redoubt: www.suburbiatosimplicity.com

Look at One Source Tactical

But you will need somebody with a federal license for them to shipping to you.

yup, for now, Gabe Suarez's sold out on the PTRs

http://www.onesourcetactical.com/ptr91gi308g3-basedrifle-2.aspx

WITH TWENTY mags??? that, was a good deal.

but still sells G3 mags at $10 a pop! well... as a 10-mag $100 combo pack: http://www.onesourcetactical.com/newhk91g3ptr91magazines.aspx

Predictions in due Time...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGDisyWkIBM

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul

I think supplies of guns are catching up.

but 500rd~1000rd bulk ammo? lol. good luck xD

though, when PTR moves, I'm sure there will be a blip in supplies/costs.

I'm not sure if PTR used to be called Vector Arms... those, had A LOT of quality control issues. but PTR91 have been mostly praised. Haven't shot one so couldn't tell ya, other than anecdotally.

not sure if anyone has run their semi-auto .308 carbine/rifle platform in 1000~2000rd tactical school course sessions enough to be able to testify first hand, but apparently Chris Costa's Costa Ludus Carbine Employment 2 (762 Heavy) serves as a pretty good crucible.


http://youtu.be/_D6oRopOsec


http://youtu.be/rFHyKYBOTeg

and what I've been hearing a lot is that most AR10 patterns fail in 500rd+ tactical courses. Though, not sure if anyone ran non-DI piston versions like POF-USA P308 or LWRC's REPR .308 enough to test that. Regardless of fact or fiction, did hear that many chose HK G3 or FAL variants, or heavily modified 'tacticool' Springfields for their sessions, over the AR10 direct-impingement .308/7.62NATO platforms.

one great thing about HK G3/91 & variants were the ubiquity of their cheap mags: $5 per G3 mag!!! Ahhh...those were days, eh?

Greenspan & Bernanke, raising price of my ammo, mags, and guns (well...and everything else!) one FED.Reserve keystoke at a time.

Nuremberg 2.0, oh you so cannot come soon enough, baby!

PS. Some pix from Costa Ludus:

regular carbine course: http://www.firearmstrainingandtactics.com/forums/showthread....

and interview from that day: https://www.youtube.com/user/JuggernautMediaVids/videos?quer...


http://youtu.be/H6jc41RBzSs

Predictions in due Time...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGDisyWkIBM

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul

Here's a poem I wrote about CT

And my local paper printed it.

If violating your oath of office was against the law,
Most Connecticut legislators would go to prison for several years or more.
The last one to leave the state please shut off the lights & lock the door.
It’s not worth living in Connecticut anymore.
New Hampshire or bust!

Thank You PTR

Idaho will always welcome you!

Thanks PTR!!

For the Republic! For the Cause!
Move to Texas...

doing the right thing

bump

"The two weakest arguments for any issue on the House floor are moral and constitutional"
Ron Paul

yup,

you'd think after the Civil War the entire 2A mfrs. would move the hell out of New England...oh wait, they were corporatists on the winning side.

well, guess they're now learning their lesson.

Still, if Colt moved, not just their competition division as noted yesterday, but their entire operation, and Ruger, then S&W out of Commuchusetts, all this BS gungrabber grandstanding would end.

I sure hope Beretta follows through on their warning to leave Maryland. If so, they'll probably relocate to Virginia; close to Pentagram & rest of VA intel/spook industry infrastructure.

Rand, instead of filibuster, should've moved to make citizen's arrest vs. Feinskunk, Fcuky Schumucker et al & their merry traitorous perjuring scumfcuk bunch, on the floor of the Senate! then, all this would be done for, no? And now, the 8 RINOs are threatening to side with LINOs to override the filibuster.

so cannot wait to see Nuremberg 2.0 commence... someday?? in my life time???

not holding breath.

but hey, stranger things have happened in history, so who knows?

Predictions in due Time...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGDisyWkIBM

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul

videos

updated:

http://youtu.be/W7ibmi4mTKE
http://youtu.be/ctyKezaegds

Now, only if NSSF, Stag Arms, Ruger and Colt would decide to leave CT, permanently...

Predictions in due Time...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGDisyWkIBM

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul