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Dear Springfield Armory.

Dear Springfield Armory,

As you know, the State of Illinois hates you and wants you do fail and die.  Here in Utah, we love you, man.  We want to see you win and thrive.  We can help you.  Your M1A Rifles, XDM and 1911 Handguns are some of the most popular around… and we buy a lot of them here in Utah.  Specifically in Vernal Utah.

Come to Utah.  Where you will be welcomed and appreciated.  Come to Vernal Utah, where you will be treated like heroes!





PS, Illinois sucks.


  1. Geoff a well known Skeptic's Gravatar Geoff a well known Skeptic

    Come to North Florida! A town chock full of recently retired and soon a bunch of suddenly discharged military folks of highly technical background, a Nuclear Power Plant, LOW TAXES, a city which has property, even industrial property to give away, WITH TAX EXEMPTIONS, and did I mention the LOW TAXES?
    Who wouldn’t mind buying a Factory Blem or six at a substantial discount of course.

  2. gitt1's Gravatar gitt1

    I’m not from Geneseo, IL but I can see it from here. I had a friend that worked at Armalite during college. House bills 815 and 1263 passed yesterday in committee will eliminate legal semi-auto firearms. Thanks for everything guys, but I know you have to do what you have to do.

  3. Chris's Gravatar Chris

    Indiana is closer.

    You should look closely at SE Indiana.

    Just sayin’.

    • Marc's Gravatar Marc

      NW Indiana is a lot closer

  4. toadold's Gravatar toadold

    Over the next few years I expect to see a lot of manufacturers move out of the blue states, not just the firearms fabricators. They can’t fight state taxes on top of the federal taxes and the unions all seem to be controlled by fools/communists/clowns.

    • Oddux's Gravatar Oddux

      Those Blue states are paying them out of the taxpayers’ pockets to keep them there. New York paid Remington a ton to move more production there which helped prompt FG to move Marlin production into the NY plants, Illinois has been paying their few manufacturers of firearms in tax breaks and other incentives to keep the jobs. They may hate the guns, but they don’t argue with the money they bring in, and the secure jobs.

      They aren’t going to leave unless some really stupid law comes along, like Microstamping, and hurts them enough for them to consider the tax breaks and incentive money not worth the hassle.

  5. Retired CATM's Gravatar Retired CATM

    And please consider new build 03 and 03a3’s not only in 06 but also 7.62 NATO

  6. Keith's Gravatar Keith


    We ain’t dead yet. HB815 and HB1263 have been tabled by the Illinois senate. We might have to fight again tomorrow. We WILL have to fight again next week, but we held the line today.

  7. Corey's Gravatar Corey

    I live in Illinois………sigh
    Can I come to Utah too?

    • 01/03/2013    

      You have to bring at least three guns.

      • 01/03/2013    

        Won’t he have to move out of very Ill-noise before being able to purchase a firearm.

      • Retired CATM's Gravatar Retired CATM

        Only 3 ?

        • Geoff a well known Skeptic's Gravatar Geoff a well known Skeptic

          Hey, they have to start somewhere, as we said in Ohio in my youth, a shotgun to feed the family, a rifle to protect the land and a pistol to protect your fanny. Or words to that effect.
          Who resides in FL now.

  8. Wild Deuce's Gravatar Wild Deuce

    NW Indiana
    – Right-to-work state
    – Gun friendly state
    – Close enough to smell the stink from Chicago but far enough not to get any on ya’
    – Several major interstates crossing through the area (I-65, I-80, I-90, I-94)
    – Airports … To the west – Chicago O’Hare, Chicago Midway. To the south – Indianapolis International
    – Plenty of rail and trucking
    – Large human resource pool

    • 01/03/2013    

      Dude… Shut that noise… This is about Utah.

      • Wild Deuce's Gravatar Wild Deuce

        I may win them over with all the pro business features of NW Indiana but I really think our hopes would go down in flames if the execs at SA ever got a peak at the scenic beauty of Utah.

        At this point, I just want to see ALL Illinois based gun companies leave that state.

        • PhilaBOR's Gravatar PhilaBOR

          a “peak” at Utah
          I see what you did there…very clever.

          • Wild Deuce's Gravatar Wild Deuce

            When I opted to leave out the italics, I honestly thought that would slip by everyone … sharp eye.

        • Marc's Gravatar Marc

          Amen to that. We’ll take Rock River Arms too

  9. 01/03/2013    

    I already own I guess 3 of their pieces. I love my Springers, Glock guys go on about the grip safety, but I like it. Ugly? Not until you see it pointed in yer face ;)

    Come one down hyar to Texas SA, they ain’t taking our iron away. No way no how.


  10. rambotito's Gravatar rambotito

    Illinois does indeed suck.

  11. Steve S's Gravatar Steve S

    If we are luring Illinois based gun businesses, then Michigan wants Krebs Custom.

    • 01/05/2013    

      No sir, sorry. Krebs needs to be located in Orem, Utah. LMT in St. George.

  12. FatKid's Gravatar FatKid

    In addition to Springfield Armory, Ill-annoy also has Krebs Kustoms, Armalite, Rock River Arms, and Lewis Machine & Tool. It will be a sad day if this political nonsense causes any firearms manufacturer to move their operation.

  13. Glen Hubert's Gravatar Glen Hubert

    Vernal is great. As long as you can live with jack boot cops there who commit unlawful search and seizures on an 80 year old trying to say goodbye to his dead spouse.

    • 01/05/2013    

      Many of the cops around here are friends, and are far from Jackbooted Thugs.

      • Wild Deuce's Gravatar Wild Deuce

        Lucky. I hope you appreciate them. Chicago and the burbs (including NWI) are saturated with, not necessarily JBTs, but certainly more than our fair share of badge heavies.

  14. Sulaco's Gravatar Sulaco

    You know I hate this new dark background format for the blog….hard to read and hard to keep place. Just saying

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