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PTR Industries Inc.

PTR Industries Inc.

PTR Industries is an American firearms manufacturer of Heckler & Koch (H&K) G3 clones such as the PTR91 (G3), PTR32 (HK32), and the MSG91 (MSG-90) battle rifles, mostly in 7.62x51mm NATO (.308 Winchester).

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History

PTR (Precision Target Rifles) has its origins with a batch of H&K tooling bought from the Portuguese company Fábrica Militar in 2002 by Jose Luis Diaz and his JLD Enterprises.

[6]The company was formally organized as PTR Industries Inc. in 2006 in Bristol, Connecticut by Diaz and his landlord P Everett Weed.

Diaz left the company in 2010.

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PTR moved in 2013 to to Aynor, South Carolina in 2013, in response to increased gun regulations stemming from the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in late 2012.

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⁣Josh Fiorini is the current CEO of the company.

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References

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Citation Linkmyrtlebeachonline.comRepublican politician Rick Santorumtoured PTR's factory in November 2015.In the video, he stresses the importance of manufacturing on the United Stateseconomy.
Dec 6, 2015, 5:13 PM
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Citation Linkeveripedia-storage.s3.amazonaws.comA letter by CEO Josh Fiorini to the Connecticut government asking them to not pass certain firearms legislation.The state ended up doing so, costing numerous skilled workers their jobs.
Dec 3, 2015, 2:18 AM
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Citation Linkeveripedia-storage.s3.amazonaws.comGoogle Maps picture of the company HQ at 101 Cool Springs Drive, Aynor, SC 29511
Dec 9, 2015, 5:39 PM
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Citation Linkthestate.comPTR industries had a back-rent ($73,000) issue in June 2015 at their Cool Springs Business Park location in Aynor.
Dec 6, 2015, 5:11 PM
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Citation Linkusatoday.comA USA TODAYarticle about how PTR Industries is surviving after the Sandy Hook shooting.
Dec 6, 2015, 5:16 PM
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Citation Linkfacebook.comPTR Industries Inc.'s primary Facebook page.There is currently (December 2015) no Wikipediapage for the company.
Dec 3, 2015, 1:57 AM
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Citation Linkptr91.comThe company's official website.
Dec 3, 2015, 1:57 AM
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Citation Linktwitter.comThe company's page on Twitter.Lots of pictures of the PTR91 platform.
Dec 3, 2015, 1:59 AM
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Citation Linkwsj.comNews article about the company's move from Connecticut to South Carolina.
Dec 3, 2015, 2:08 AM
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Citation Linkwww.concord-sots.ct.govPTR's business filings on the Connecticut Secretary of State's website.
Dec 3, 2015, 2:11 AM
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Citation Linkwww.sos.sc.govPTR's business filings on the South Carolina Secretary of State's website.
Dec 3, 2015, 2:12 AM
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Citation Linkbearingarms.comHistory of PTR and its precursor company, JLD.
Dec 3, 2015, 2:14 AM