Cole-TAC‘s tagline is “Serious Gear for Serious Shooters”. Their website’s “About” section describes the company as a “tactical accessory manufacturer founded in 2015 dedicated to creating the toughest gear for shooting enthusiasts and agencies demanding perfection from their equipment.” Founders and owners Dustin and Liene Coleman started the company upon finding that existing suppressor covers on the market weren’t cutting it. After Dustin bought a cover that quickly failed and asked his wife to fix it, she expressed disapproval. She asserted that she could make him a better cover from scratch – and for less money than the inferior commercial product’s price. Six years later, the company sells enough suppressor covers and other firearms-related soft goods to keep not only the Colemans busy full-time but their sixteen employees as well. Their base in New Hampshire has proven to be insufficient for growing demand, so now the company is adding a second location.
Cole-TAC @ TFB:
- [SHOT 2020] Cole-Tac Cheat Sheet And More
- POTD: The Smoking Gun – Ase Utra Suppressor with Cole-Tac cover
- NEW: Cole-TAC Backbone Bag System For Precision Shooters
- [NRA 2018] Cole-TAC Precision Shooting Accessories
The Colemans and their team have big plans for the new facility, located in South Dakota. According to this article in the local Rapid City Journal, Dustin and Liene chose “The Mount Rushmore State” because they determined that it would be a good “…place to raise their four kids that was business and firearms friendly.” Although the family has moved there and is focusing on hiring additional team members to scale up their production capabilities, the original New Hampshire factory will remain up and running as well. On July 22nd, Cole-TAC emailed their newsletter subscribers the following announcement regarding the two-location upgrade.
“NEW LOCATION IN RAPID CITY, SOUTH DAKOTA”
We are excited to announce that we have expanded our manufacturing facilities to Rapid City, South Dakota. The new facility will allow us to develop and release additional exciting products designed for firearm enthusiasts and hunters, in addition to law enforcement and military agencies.
We chose Rapid City as the ideal location for our company’s expansion. With help and guidance from South Dakota Governor’s Office of Economic Development and Elevate Rapid City, we realized Rapid City perfectly fit the company’s goals.
“We are extremely excited about this opportunity to grow and expand Cole-TAC in the scenic Black Hills. This expansion will allow us to continue to hire additional team members and produce even more quality, American-made products that our loyal customers have come to love.
We chose South Dakota because of its diverse workforce, strong support for businesses, and unshakable commitment to the Second Amendment.”
– DUSTIN COLEMAN