Disarming the Blue States

America’s largest manufacturer of shotguns, O. F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc., is moving out of Connecticut and heading to Texas.

BTW, the Hoge household owns several of Mossberg’s fine products, three shotguns and a rifle.

15 thoughts on “Disarming the Blue States


  1. Wow, did everyone else see that obvious death threat? That’s, like, the most obvious death threat in the world! Guns! So dangerous!

    So deadly!

    So beautiful…


  2. FYI, they are expanding their manufacturing in Texas (rather than CT), but they are not moving any existing facilities in CT.


    • There is a slight shift between the Forbes article and the one on Weasel Zippers which John linked, but this is a quote from the original:

      More than 90 percent of Mossberg’s guns are now made in Texas. Some of its Connecticut jobs are going there, too. Tom Taylor, O.F. Mossberg & Sons’ senior vice president, sales & marketing, tells me, “We’re moving all wood gun stock production to our Texas facility. More of our product lines—like our modern sporting rifles—might move to Texas in the future. Texas has been very good to us. Also, our gun sales have been so dynamic over the last number of years. We’ve outgrown our facilities. This major expansion will help us keep up with demand.”


  3. BTW, the Hoge household owns several of Mossberg’s fine products, three shotguns and a rifle.

    For now at least, until that tragic boating accident scheduled for this weekend IYKWIMAITYD.


  4. Back when I started trap shooting semi regularly we borrowed my friend’s dad’s Mossberg. Made during the time when Mossberg didn’t use serial numbers. Bolt Action 20 gauge with a 3 round magazine.

    When it came time to get my own gun (I bought used to save some money) I fell in love with a Mossberg 835 and bought it. Love the real wood stock. My friend says it’s probably too heavy explaining my bad shooting (alternatively, I don’t practice trap enough and I’m just bad.)
    I put a slug barrel on it and it’s my deer hunting rifle too.


  5. Will Mossberg headquarters stay in CT, or are they expected to move elsewhere along with the factory expansion?

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