Weapons accessories maker honors pledge to leave Colorado

Magpul grip panel
Photo credit: Magpul Facebook

After Colorado passed sweeping gun control measures in March, Magpul Industries pledged to take their ammunition magazine manufacturing business elsewhere. The company has made good on their promise and are manufacturing their weapons accessories out of the state, according to the Daily Camera.

Magpul made the announcement on Tuesday by responding to customers on Facebook who were concerned about doing business with a Colorado-based company.

“We have started making PMAGs outside CO for the first time ever,” the Facebook post reads. “The sights are made outside CO. We are actively moving forward with moving other items out.”

Magpul has not given much information about a new headquarters location, but the Daily Camera visited the current location.

At the front door, Magpul has placed copies of a note reading: “We apologize but we are unable to sell product at this location.” The note provides a web address where customers can order items.

The company didn’t return an emailed request for comment this afternoon.

Magpul made headlines earlier this year when it said it would pull out of Colorado if a bill banning the sale of magazines with 15 rounds or higher in the state became law. Gov. John Hickenlooper signed the bill, along with two other gun control measures, into law on March 20.

More information is expected to be released after the National Rifle Association’s annual meeting and exhibition in Houston this weekend. Magpul posted on its Facebook page that an announcement was planned, but postponed when the Boston Marathon bombing occurred.

“We had some communications regarding our pending move and the process of choosing our new locations to put out this week, but the events in Boston make this a poor time for that, and we will hold off those announcements until later,” the post said. “Our support is with the residents and first responders who are dealing with the tragedy of loss and the fractured lives created by the acts perpetrated by these evil individuals.”


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