Florida Carry

2011

Florida Carry is a Florida nonprofit, non-partisan, grassroots organization dedicated to advancing the fundamental civil right of all Floridians to keep and bear arms for self defense as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution and the Constitution of Florida’s Declaration of Rights.

https://www.floridacarry.org


The Daily Bullet – Kevin Sona – Florida Carry
Dec 31, 2020


Daily Bullet – Sean Caranna – Florida Carry
Nov 17, 2020

GunsAmerica

started in 2010

  • GunsAmerica is an online platform that connects people with guns, the gun industry, new products, and gun dealers
  • a classifieds site, not an auction site

North Miami Beach, FL

13059488855

I.O. Inc

founded in 1995
North Carolina, Florida

  • 1995 Ulrich “Uli” Wiegand started the company
    – German immigrant
  • 2013 moved to Florida
  • 60,000-square-foot
    – 50 employees
    – 2,500 AK-47 rifles a month

 Inter Ordnance
3305 Westwood Industrial Dr
Monroe, NC 28110

(704) 225-8843


 Inter Ordnance
295 North Dr Suite A
Mlebourne, FL 32934

Serbu Firearms

Founded in 1995

  • Class 2 manufacturer 
  • 1989 Super-Shorty
    – designed & built as a favor
  • 1996 Founded by Mark Serbu in Tampa, Florida
    – 1990 Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of South Florida
  • June 9th, 1999 BFG-50 Serbu’s first rifle design

Serbu Firearms, Inc.
6019 W Chelsea St
Tampa, FL 33634

813-243-8899

Grendel Inc

founded in 1987
Rockledge, Florida

  • founded by George Kellgren after he left Interdynamic (Intratec)
  • reinforced Zytel designs
  • 1987 to 1994
  • 1988 the P10
    – no detachable magazine
  • 1990 the P30
  • 1991 the P12
  • 1995 formed Kel-Tec

 

Intratec

based in Miami, Florida
started in 1984

  • 1982 Interdynamic AB of Sweden
    – George Kelgren
    – Carlos Garcia
  • 1982 KG-9
  • 1983 KG-99
  • 1984 George Kelgren left to start Grendel
  • 1984 Intratec started
    – from the remains of Interdynamic USA
    –  Carlos Garcia remained
  • renamed the KG-99 the TEC-9
  • KG-99 Mini became the TEC-9M (“TEC-9 Mini”)
  • +P+ submachine gun ammo would crack the receivers
  • 1987 Intratec USA went bankrupt (because of lawsuit by the anti-gun side)
  • 1988 TEC-22 “Scorpion” introduced
  • 1989 CA bans both the TEC-9 and TEC-22 by name
  • TEC-DC9 “Designated California”
  • 1990 Intratec CAT-9
  • 1994 Assault Weapons Ban = banned the TEC-DC9 and TEC-22 by name
  • 1995 CAT-45
  • 1996 CAT-380
  • 1997 TEC-DC9 introduced as AB-10 (legally, without the threaded barrel)
  • 1997 TEC-22 became the Sport-22 (10-rd mag, no threaded barrel)
  • 1998  CAT-380 and CAT-45 discontinued
  • 2001 ceased manufacture

Taurus

200,000-square-foot
founded in 1939
US plant in 1984

  • based in São Leopoldo, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
  • Founded as a tool and die forging plant
  • 1941 first revolver, the Model 38101SO
  • 1968 introduced to U.S. market
  • 1971, the Bangor Punta Corporation, then the owner of Smith & Wesson, purchased 54 percent of Forjas Taurus
  • 1977 purchased by current owners
  • 1980 purchased Beretta’s São Paulo manufacturing plant
    with tooling, technical drawings, and work force
  • 1984 created a subsidiary Taurus USA in Miami, Florida
  • 1997 purchased rights & equipment to manufacture Rossi revolvers
  • 1999 ISO 9001 manufacturing designation
  • 2005 Model PT 1911
  • 2006 The Judge
  • 2012 purchased Heritage Manufacturing
  • 2013 PT-111 Millennium
  • 2015 the Curve .380 ACP
  • 2017 Spectrum
  • 2018 Raging Hunter
  • 2019 relocation of its U.S. facility to Bainbridge, Georgia
    200,000-square-foot