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Kahr Arms Breaks Ground on New Pennsylvania HQ

by Handguns Online Staff   |  June 4th, 2014 11

Kahr-F1Kahr Arms officially broke ground on their new headquarters in Blooming Grove Township, in Pike County, Pa., on Thursday, May 29.

A crowd of more than 180 attended the company’s official groundbreaking ceremony, including Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. Jim Cawley and other key state officials.

The ceremony marks the first step in Kahr Arms’ multi-phased relocation from New York to Pennsylvania. The corporate offices and research and development departments will be the first to relocate upon completion of the new facility, with manufacturing operations expanding to the new location at a later date to meet the increasing demands for Kahr Firearms Group products.

Early last year, Kahr Arms decided to move from New York to the more gun-friendly state of Pennsylvania. According to a Kahr Arms press release, the company feels the move to Pennsylvania will result in a more cohesive relationship between the firearms manufacturer and the state than what they have experienced in New York.

Kahr is one of a number of firearms manufacturers who have announced plans to move operations across state lines. In May, Remington Outdoor Company announced to Guns & Ammo that several facilities were being consolidated to Remington’s new facility in Huntsville, Ala.

Located in the Pocono region of the state, Kahr’s new location sits on 620 acres of commercial property purchased from the Pike County Industrial Park Development Group.

More information will be provided as it is released.

  • Tom Maxwell

    I’m glad to see this move…New York has to see the consequences of being anti-gun… more companies should move out of NY.

  • needful

    welcome to PA.i hope more gun companies move here!!! new york’s loss is our gain!!!

  • rejiii

    Good for Kahr; I may buy another one. They’re great guns from a great company.

    • hempstead1944

      I own one. A 9MM. Excellent weapon

  • Dan

    I’m a Pennsylvanian and welcome to our beautiful state. We have many gun owners that fully support the Second Amendment.

  • Harry

    M. Bloomberg is spending over $50 million to fight the 2nd Amendment, in the meantime he is pushing more than that in revenue out of his state.
    The genius of the liberal mind.
    I live less than an hour from Kahr’s new location A HEARTY BIG WELCOME TO THE GREAT STATE OF PA!!!

  • BodyBag

    I’m thinking of buying a handgun. As a Pennsylvanian, it will be a Kahr. Welcome to PA!!!!

  • Larry Gerlach

    Good for Kahr. Wise move!

  • Marlinlever

    I wish Missouri would entertain these gun companies that are moving out of gun grabbing states. I would love to have them close by for a possible job move. Oh politics!

  • Trevor

    Welcome to PA Kahr Arms! You will find the locals to be down to earth and hard working.

  • Louie F

    The keystone welcomes kahr arms with open arms ! We have a lot of honest, hard working people just dying to work for a great company.Pa and kahr will make a great team.I live in luzerne county and every friend i have has a carry permit even alot of our ladies. I carry a pm 9 24/7, it is by far my favorite handgun and protect my family on a daily basis with it, thank you for making such a fine firearm.When you start making handguns that say made in pennsylvania on them i will be in the front of the line to buy another one.(always wanted a blackrose edition pm9)I bet my son would not have a hard time giving up his keltec for my old pm9 !

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