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BREAKING: SIG Sauer Germany Closes Down
https://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2020/06/05/breaking-sig-sauer-germany-closes-down/

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"SIG SAUER, Inc. operations in the U.S. will continue business as usual. The U.S. based division, headquartered in Newington, New Hampshire, has over 2,300 employees throughout 9 facilities in New Hampshire, Arkansas and Oregon where the company designs and manufactures firearms, ammunition, optics, suppressors and air guns. Further, in New Hampshire, the company operates one of the most advanced training facilities in the world, SIG SAUER Academy."

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...over 2,300 employees throughout 9 facilities in New Hampshire, Arkansas and Oregon...
I'd forgotten that Sig ammo is made here in Arkansas. Might be great stuff, but don't think I've ever used any of it.
 

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No more German made Sigs . well theres still HK
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I believe part of Sigs abandoning of Germany was over hostile treatment by the government launching never ending probes into violations of German/Euro export rules.
Top execs have had charges filed against them.
HK has had the same thing happen. HK has also seen a surge in operations and manufacturing transferred to the United States.
If the Germans are smart they might see the regulations and red tape are driving out their gun industry. But maybe that’s the goal anyway.
 

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Actually....
I believe part of Sigs abandoning of Germany was over hostile treatment by the government launching never ending probes into violations of German/Euro export rules.
Top execs have had charges filed against them.
HK has had the same thing happen. HK has also seen a surge in operations and manufacturing transferred to the United States.
If the Germans are smart they might see the regulations and red tape are driving out their gun industry. But maybe that’s the goal anyway.
They can all move to Texas.
 

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Sig in NH is right by New England Dragway. Unfortunately, the Summernationals aren't coming to the Northeast, but last I saw Sigs sign was still there.
If you ever get a chance to take a class or attend a match there, jump at the chance.
It's a world class shooting venue in a huge property and beautiful setting.
 
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For those interested...

BREAKING: SIG Sauer Germany Closes Down
https://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2020/06/05/breaking-sig-sauer-germany-closes-down/

Note that...

"SIG SAUER, Inc. operations in the U.S. will continue business as usual. The U.S. based division, headquartered in Newington, New Hampshire, has over 2,300 employees throughout 9 facilities in New Hampshire, Arkansas and Oregon where the company designs and manufactures firearms, ammunition, optics, suppressors and air guns. Further, in New Hampshire, the company operates one of the most advanced training facilities in the world, SIG SAUER Academy."

Best regards,

Bob
This might help.... : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SIG_Sauer
 

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Actually....
I believe part of Sigs abandoning of Germany was over hostile treatment by the government launching never ending probes into violations of German/Euro export rules.
Top execs have had charges filed against them.
HK has had the same thing happen. HK has also seen a surge in operations and manufacturing transferred to the United States.
If the Germans are smart they might see the regulations and red tape are driving out their gun industry. But maybe that’s the goal anyway.
C'mon to Arkansas, our Governor goes to SHOT show every year to drum up business for us!!
 

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I know it’s off the subject, but I recently learned that Barretta is the oldest manufacturer in the world that is still in operation today. I believe what I read said that it started sometime in the 1500’s. I’m sure they have weathered every kind of economic downturn there is.
 

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I thought Sig Sauer was originally a Swiss company that eventually combined with a German company, and they fairly recently built some plants in the US (headquartered in New Hampshire). I definitely could have that confused somehow? But now the German company has gone belly up, the Swiss part of the company is still hanging on somewhat, and, perhaps by default, it's basically an American company now? I'm corn-fused?
 

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I thought Sig Sauer was originally a Swiss company that eventually combined with a German company, and they fairly recently built some plants in the US (headquartered in New Hampshire). I definitely could have that confused somehow? But now the German company has gone belly up, the Swiss part of the company is still hanging on somewhat, and, perhaps by default, it's basically an American company now? I'm corn-fused?
You got it!
 

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We got the news today, that Fiocchi is coming to Little Rock and building an ammo plant!! Thanks to Governor Asa Hutchinson's hard work courting them!
You’re in Hazen..? I used to live in Lonoke County, not far from there. Live further north, inside the Jim Kress WMA now. Welcome, fellow Arkie. :)
 
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