Riflemaker Colt Competition Moves Operations To Texas


Colt Competition, which makes AR-15-type rifles for Connecticut-based Colt’s Manufacturing Co., will move its operations from Oregon to Texas, parent company Bold Ideas revealed Monday.

The change comes after a strong courtship effort by Texas Governor Rick Perry to roll out a friendly welcome mat to gun manufacturers frustrated by recent and drastic gun control legislation in their home States. Connecticut’s Legislature passed a comprehensive gun bill last week that made most kinds of AR-15 rifles illegal to own in the State.

Colt Competition will now put down roots in Breckenridge, Texas — potentially trading more than 600 Oregon jobs for jobs in the Lone Star State.

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  • coal miner1

    Hooray for Rick Perry

  • http://www.facebook.com/terry.l.jackson.3 Terry Lee Jackson

    way to go rick!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/brian.dennington Brian Ross Dennington

    Way to go TEXAS… More jobs for us… Where do I apply!!! Been a CNC machinist and setup person for years.Looking for more opportunity from my current job.