Friday, December 16, 2011

I Just Want To Welcome My New Neighbors

In case you missed it, Colt Manufacturing has announced they will be moving into an available building in Kissimmee, Florida next year.  Since the building is vacant, moving in and starting up shouldn't be a problem, and they could be in production by this time next year.  Colt's Press Release is more concise than I'll be, so:
Colt’s Manufacturing Company is pleased to announce that the company will continue its progressive momentum by opening a new facility in Kissimmee, Florida.  The new 16,000 square foot facility will allow Colt’s Manufacturing Company to expand into new markets and business lines in parallel with the company’s existing 100,000 square foot facility in Connecticut.  Specific information on facility renovations and employee requirements will be determined over the course of the next several months.
Welcome to the neighborhood, folks!  They're not next door neighbors, but close enough to visit.

Kissimmee is about an hour's drive away from the castle.  It adds another gun maker, certainly a legendary, historic company, to the state, the producer of many of the truly iconic guns in history.  Also in the area are Kel Tec, closer, in Cocoa, and Scyy, farthest away in Daytona Beach.  Sccy ("Sky") produces a couple of little polymer carry pistols that are sold widely around here; their founder is rumored to have left Kel Tec to go it on his own. 

That's all I can think of, and ignores Taurus down in Miami.  We need a Montana-style firearms independence law, here.  We could be self-sufficient. 
A Colt 1851 Navy Richards-Mason Conversion revolver from Antique Arms.

In the weird, wacky, wonderful world of the Internet, there's a chance a manager from Colt could come across this.  Offers for tours are always welcome! 


  1. I agree. It's good to have another in our home state.

  2. That 1851 is sure a pretty tool.

  3. Does that mean I can finally get the Colt Defender I have had on order for 4 months now? LOL!

    It is good news!