Kahr Firearms Moves into Pike County

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by Tom R

We had previously mentioned that Kahr Firearms was looking to move to Pike County, PA, and it looks like they finally did just that.

The owners picked Pike County because, according to them, they want to be where it’s gun friendly, and where half the county residents are members of the NRA.


Justin Moon, who started Kahr Firearms in the 1990s, followed up his brother’s blessing and spoke about the move to northeastern Pennsylvania. He saw heavy restrictions on his firearms business in other states, including nearby New York.

“We had to look for more gun-friendly state in the northeast. Pennsylvania as a large state is the most gun-friendly northeastern state,” said Justin Moon, owner of Kahr Firearms.

With this move they should be able to manufacture a number of different items that would have been more difficult in their original location in New York. The move should bring 200 new jobs to the area (though I would assume at the loss of a similar amount in NY). They will keep their currently operating plant in Massachusetts running after the new location in Pennsylvania comes online.

Gun Maker Moves into Pike County

Tom R
Tom R

Tom is a former Navy Corpsman that spent some time bumbling around the deserts of Iraq with a Marine Recon unit, kicking in tent flaps and harassing sheep. Prior to that he was a paramedic somewhere in DFW, also doing some Executive Protection work between shifts. Now that those exciting days are behind him, he teaches wilderness medicine and runs an on-demand medical staffing business. He hopes that his posts will help you find solid gear that will survive whatever you can throw at it--he is known (in certain circles) for his curse...ahem, ability...to find the breaking point of anything.You can reach him at tom.r AT thefirearmblog.com or at https://thomasrader.com

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  • LetsTryLibertyAgain LetsTryLibertyAgain on Aug 25, 2015

    It seems odd to decide to relocate to another state in an effort to find a gun-friendly environment but insist on the north eastern US... like trying to pick up a turd by the cleaner end. It seems like an irrational constraint to me. There are plenty of truly gun friendly states that aren't on the verge of flipping to an anti-gun state at the next election, and the taxes are lower and the labor rate and cost of living are less expensive. Justin Moon should have watched a few YouTube videos that demonstrate the very anti-gun attitudes that prevail in Philadelphia, as well as the other attendant big government attitudes in the City of Brotherly Love that are anathema to business.

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    • LetsTryLibertyAgain LetsTryLibertyAgain on Aug 25, 2015

      @The Believer The point I was trying to make is that "should be safe for the next five years" is not the best way to plan for the long term success of a company. I'd be making longer term investments than that. I wouldn't be jumping out of the fire and back into the frying pan because it's a little bit better.

  • Triplanetary Triplanetary on Aug 25, 2015

    There are no restrictive gun laws to speak of in PA. It doesn't matter who is Governer. the legislature is pro2a and anti urban all wthe way.