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July 25, 2013
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Arms companies: A growth sector

Nevada’s reputation as a pro-gun state — and California’s hardline stance against assault weapons — is attracting new weapons and ammunition manufacturers to the state. Perhaps the largest weapons maker in northern Nevada, U.S. Ordnance, left the Sacramento Valley foothills two decades ago due to difficult state regulations for weapons manufacturing, its president says. Recent legislation passed in California also helped propel several smaller weapons firms, Sword International and Franklin Armory, to head east from their northern California homes to set up shop in northern Nevada. They join companies such as Xtreme Bullets of Mound House, Firestone Precision Ammunition of …

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The Nevada Appeal Updated Jul 25, 2013 06:43PM Published Jul 25, 2013 06:43PM Copyright 2013 The Nevada Appeal. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.