As reported by The Nashville Post, Crye Precision has selected Murfuresboro, Tennessee as their new home for the manufacture of the bullpup revolving Six12 shotgun. The new shotgun will be manufactured by newly formed Vantage LLC, co-founded by Caleb Crye and Gregg Thompson who founded Crye Precision in 2000.
The new facility will be situated near the Nashville airport, located at 1657 Murfreesboro Road near Donelson Pike. The Nashville Post indicates that the weapon will be “assembled” and given the smaller 22,000 square feet at the facility, local production is likely to be limited to key components only. The facility will “…hire 100 people in the next five years”.
The Six12 is a modular revolving shotgun. Originally shown at SHOT Show two years ago as both a rail-mounted underslung breacher, the Six12 is also set up to be configured as a 18″ barreled stand-alone bullpup gun. Details on the Six12 continue to dribble out, the latest being the apparent sporting version of the shotgun with wooden furniture.
Tennessee has picked up a few companies from the great East Coast exodus, the most notable of the moves being Beretta, which is settling in to nearby Gallatin.