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  • Beretta Celebrates 500 Years of Firearm Manufacturing

    10/14/2016 10:38:14 AM PDT · by C19fan · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 14, 2016 | Awr Hawkins
    The October 2016 edition of Maxim celebrates Beretta’s 500th year of firearm manufacturing. Known among twenty-first century hunters for its shotguns and among concealed carry permit holders for its compact, potent pistols like the PX4 Storm, the Italian gun maker has a rich heritage that includes “crafting guns for everyone from Napoleon and Winston Churchill to Ernest Hemingway and James Bond.”
  • Beretta is opening new gun factory in Tennessee

    04/12/2016 3:54:10 PM PDT · by PROCON · 27 replies
    CNN ^ | April 12, 2016 | Aaron Smith
    Gun maker Beretta USA is opening a new factory on Friday, the culmination of generous land and tax offers in Tennessee and restrictive gun laws at its old Maryland location. Beretta USA is holding a ribbon cutting ceremony at the recently built facility in Gallatin, Tennessee, on April 15, having moved all manufacturing from Maryland. The new factory is 160,000 square feet, compared to 115,000 square feet if left behind, said Gabriele de Plano, vice president of defense marketing and operations for Beretta USA. "We've got plenty of space to expand as well," he said.
  • U.S. Army wants a new gun

    12/04/2014 8:47:56 AM PST · by PROCON · 109 replies
    CNN ^ | Dec. 4, 2014 | Aaron Smith
    After about 30 years of using the Beretta as the primary sidearm pistol for the U.S. military, the Pentagon is seeking a new gun contract. For gun manufacturers, this kind of a contract is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. While the Beretta lasted three decades, the U.S. military's first semiautomatic standard-issue sidearm, the M1911 from Colt, lasted nearly 90 years. It was issued during the U.S. war in the Philippines through the World Wars to Vietnam and beyond.
  • U.S. Army Saying "Ciao" to Italy's M9 Beretta -- but What Will Replace It?

    08/03/2014 9:04:43 PM PDT · by AlmaKing · 102 replies
    www.nasdaq.com ^ | 8-2-14 | Motley Fool
    Dumping Beretta Last month, the Army announced plans for an "industry day" at which gun manufacturers such as Smith & Wesson , Sturm, Ruger , Colt, and Glock would be invited to show their wares and compete for a new contract. Its objective: to replace the M9 Beretta semiautomatic pistol. The U.S. Army holds more than 200,000 M9 Berettas in its inventory. If it proceeds with plans to use a new handgun, tentatively monikered the "Modular Handgun System," all of these M9s could soon be replaced. In fact, Military.com reported that if other armed services follow the Army's lead, one...
  • Beretta leaves Maryland over gun laws, heads for Tennessee

    07/22/2014 9:20:37 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 7/22/14 | David Sherfinski
    Citing Maryland’s recently enacted firearm laws and the prospect of more restrictions, the U.S. arm of legendary Italian gunmaker Beretta announced Tuesday that it would move its manufacturing operations to Tennessee next year. The move makes Beretta the latest maker of guns or ammunition to move all or part of its operations to another state because of tightened gun control laws. General Manager Jeff Cooper said an early version of a statute passed last year by the Maryland state Senate would have prohibited the company from manufacturing or storing products in the state. “While we were able in the Maryland...
  • Beretta: Gun Law Forcing Move Out Of Maryland

    07/22/2014 8:55:22 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 16 replies
    AP ^ | July 22, 2014 | N/A
    Beretta U.S.A. announced Tuesday that company concerns over a strict gun-control law enacted in Maryland last year have made it necessary to move its weapons making out of the state to Tennessee. The well-known gun maker said it will move to a new production facility it is building in the Nashville suburb of Gallatin that is set to open in mid-2015. Beretta general manager Jeff Cooper said that a sweeping gun-control measure that was passed last year initially contained provisions that would have prohibited the Italian gun maker from being able to produce, store or even import into Maryland the...
  • Beretta USA Announces Decision To Move Its Entire Maryland Manufacturing Capabilities To Tennessee

    07/22/2014 2:43:46 PM PDT · by C19fan · 53 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | July 22, 2014 | Staff
    Beretta U.S.A. Corp., located in Accokeek, Maryland, announced today that it has decided to move its manufacturing capabilities from its existing location to a new production facility that it is building in Gallatin, Tennessee. The Gallatin facility is scheduled to be opened in mid-2015. Beretta U.S.A. had previously planned to use the new Gallatin, Tennessee facility for new machinery and production of new products only.
  • Army wants a harder-hitting pistol

    07/03/2014 7:51:01 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 227 replies
    Foxnews.com ^ | July 03, 2014 | By Matthew Cox
    The U.S. Army is moving forward to replace the Cold War-era M9 9mm pistol with a more powerful handgun that also meets the needs of the other services. As the lead agent for small arms, the Army will hold an industry day July 29 to talk to gun makers about the joint, Modular Handgun System or MHS. The MHS would replace the Army's inventory of more than 200,000 outdated M9 pistols and several thousand M11 9mm pistols with one that has greater accuracy, lethality, reliability and durability, according to Daryl Easlick, a project officer with the Army's Maneuver Center of...
  • GLOCK 42 vs The World [video only]

    02/24/2014 8:43:52 AM PST · by servo1969 · 39 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | 2-23-2014 | Iraqveteran8888
    Even if you are not shopping for a Glock 42, this is still an excellent comparison of many single stack pistols on the market. There are almost an overwhelming number of options for a .380 or 9mm concealed carry weapon. Hopefully this video helped you glean some information.
  • Ugo Beretta: Maryland Disrespects Us And Gun Owners

    02/21/2014 4:46:34 AM PST · by Renfield · 25 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 2-4-2014 | Ugo Beretta
    My family has operated our business from the same small town in northern Italy for 500 years. This means that when we make a commitment to a local community, our hope is to do so for decades, if not centuries, to come. We apply this same philosophy to all of our factories and locations throughout the world. Such a commitment is not a one-way street, though. In return for our investment in jobs, facilities and assistance to the local economy, we ask for respect and a supportive business climate. We deserve such respect. We make the standard sidearm for the...
  • BERETTA: Maryland disrespects us and gun owners, so we expand in Tennessee

    02/05/2014 8:00:24 PM PST · by correctthought · 30 replies
    http://www.washingtontimes.com/ ^ | 2/4/14 | Ugo Gussalli Beretta
    My family has operated our business from the same small town in northern Italy for 500 years. This means that when we make a commitment to a local community, our hope is to do so for decades, if not centuries, to come. We apply this same philosophy to all of our factories and locations throughout the world. Such a commitment is not a one-way street, though.
  • Beretta USA Chooses Tennessee for New Factory

    01/30/2014 7:51:18 AM PST · by rktman · 17 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 1/29/2014 | AWR Hawkins
    On January 29th, Beretta USA officials joined with Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam (R) to announce the firearm manufacturer will be opening its new plant in Gallatin, TN. Beretta had been looking for a location for its new facility after deciding to leave Maryland over the draconian gun laws that state implemented in spring 2013.
  • Beretta doesn’t bluff: Moving production to Tennessee

    01/30/2014 7:07:53 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 62 replies
    Guns Save Life.com ^ | Jan 29, 2014
    Beretta doesn’t bluff: Moving production to Tennessee Beretta told Maryland’s state legislature that passage of anti-gun bills early last year would force the company to re-think their plans for growth and expansion in Governor Martin O’Malley’s state. “Berettas don’t bluff,” the Old Line State lawmakers were told. The legislature passed a whole new raft of gun restrictions anyway. Well, not only did Beretta cancel plans for growth and expansion in anti-gun Maryland, they announced their intention to move the whole kit and caboodle to Tennessee later this year. (The Tennesseean) – Beretta, one of the world’s leading gun manufacturers, will...
  • Beretta USA Plans $45 Million Manufacturing Plant-Research Center In Gallatin, Tennessee

    01/29/2014 3:52:47 PM PST · by Blood of Tyrants · 21 replies
    Area Development Online ^ | 1/29/2014 | Unknown
    A global manufacturer of high-quality sporting and military firearms, Beretta USA will invest $45 million to expand its U.S. operations by building a firearms manufacturing plant and research and development facility in the Gallatin, Tennessee, Industrial Park. The firm expects to create 300 jobs. “From the moment when we started to consider a location outside of the State of Maryland for our manufacturing expansion, Governor Haslam and his economic development team did an excellent job demonstrating the benefits of doing business in Tennessee. We are convinced we could find no better place than Tennessee to establish our new manufacturing enterprise....
  • Beretta won’t move [from Maryland] to Virginia due to Terry McAuliffe’s gun-control agenda

    12/23/2013 4:27:30 PM PST · by HokieMom · 36 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Monday, December 23, 2013 | Emily Miller
    Beretta has eliminated Virginia from its short list of states to move its company because anti-gun Democrat Terry McAuliffe was elected governor. The firearms manufacturer made the decision to scratch Virginia off the list after the McAuliffe campaign fixated on restricting gun owners’ rights after receiving over $1 million in campaign donations from billionaire New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg. “The anti-gun ads that McAuliffe ran in northern Virginia were particularly offensive,” Jeff Reh, general counsel of Beretta USA, told me in an interview. “And the fact that he could gain a voting advantage by doing so caused us additional...
  • Gov. Rick Perry slammed as “callous” for gun factory visit so soon after Navy Yard rampage

    09/18/2013 2:10:57 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 59 replies
    dallasnews.com ^ | September 18, 2013 | Todd J. Gillman
    BETHESDA, Md. — A pro-gun control group has slammed Texas Gov. Rick Perry for “inappropriate timing,” calling it “callous” for him to visit a Beretta USA gun factory just two days after a mass shooting left a dozen innocent people dead at the nearby Washington Navy Yard. “It’s callous that Gov. Perry… would show so little sensitivity,” to victims the Navy Yard rampage, said Jenifer Pauliukonis, Maryland head of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. “Listen, there’s always anti-gun individuals,” Perry responded, asked about the criticism after meeting with business leaders and top Maryland Republicans at Morton’s steakhouse...
  • MILLER: Maryland Gov. O’Malley may be smiling over gun-control law, but last laugh is on him

    05/16/2013 12:08:16 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 23 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 16, 2013 | Emily Miller
    Maryland citizens had their Second Amendments rights infringed on Thursday when Gov. Martin O’Malley signed more gun control into law. Mr. O’Malley became the third liberal governor this year — after New York and Connecticut — to ram through pointless laws that will do nothing to reduce crime by exploiting the Newtown tragedy. However, Mr. O’Malley’s scheme was secretly watered down a little before it became law. The governor was fixated on banning “assault weapons,” even though only two people were murdered by rifles of any type in Maryland in 2011. However, O’Malley’s “assault weapons” is less stringent than the...
  • (EDITORIAL) After Restrictive Legislation in Maryland, What’s Next for Beretta?

    03/12/2013 9:34:04 AM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 36 replies
    Guns.Com ^ | Mar. 12, 2013 | David Higginbotham
    In the 1980s, Maryland looked like a logical place for Beretta USA to do business. When the 500 year old Italian company began establishing their American made brand image, they found the Old Line State most hospitable. D.C. is a short drive north. Virginia, with its federal agencies and long sporting traditions, is close on the western and southern borders. Beretta chose Accokeek, a area ripe for expansion with a readily available work force and a history of firearms production. Beretta USA’s presence in the southern part of the state has been an economic boon for the local residents. Beretta...
  • Woman Stops Grizzly Attack With .25 Cal Pistol

    03/08/2013 8:55:42 AM PST · by Bloody Sam Roberts · 24 replies
    Agriculture.com ^ | 3/8/2012 | Unknown
    This is a story of self control and marksmanship with an itsy bitsy shooter by a woman against a fierce predator. What is the smallest caliber you trust to protect yourself? The Beretta Jetfire:
  • Beretta considers leaving Maryland as O'Malley pushes tougher gun laws

    02/27/2013 1:19:20 PM PST · by ThinkingBuddha · 12 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 02/27/2012
    One of the world’s biggest gun makers is threatening to move its Maryland manufacturing plant – along with roughly 400 jobs – as Democratic Gov. Martin O’Malley pushes one of the most ambitious gun-control agendas in the country. Beretta USA executives have grown weary of the state’s attitude on guns and reportedly have backed up their threat by pointing out the company moved a warehouse to neighboring Virginia in 1990 when Maryland previously tightened gun laws. Republicans, who largely oppose the new legislation, are warning about the economic impact of Beretta's threats. “We are pushing a legitimate manufacturer and good...