Gun manufacturing plant may be locating in Breckenridge

POSTED: 7:02 PM Apr 09 2013   UPDATED: 8:36 AM Apr 09 2013
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ABILENE, Texas -

A gun manufacturing firm may be opening a plant in Breckenridge.

Dallas TV station KTVT reports an Oregon-based company, Bold Ideas, will open a plant in Stephens County.

The company manufactures AR-15 style rifles for Colt under the name Colt Competition.

The report indicates that the manufacturing plant will be located at a vacant industrial space on the north side of town, previously used by Karsten Homes to manufacture mobile homes.

The gun company may already be advertising for employees in the Breckenridge area.

Officials with the Connecticut-based Colt Firearms have said they are considering moving their home base in the wake of increasingly strict gun regulations in that state.