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PTR Industries: rifles for the most discerning

According to the "Business Insider" (Australia), CEO Josh Fiorini and armory PTR Industries was right at the center of the national arms control debate.

This company produces a clone of the semi-automatic rifle "HK-91" and is located in the American Bristol, Connecticut. Bristol is in 45 minutes north of Newtown, where last December there was a tragedy: twenty children and six of their teachers were shot.

The passion for gun debate in the United States was heated since April 4, when a law on strict control of firearms was passed in Connecticut. In response to this act, PTR Industries announced on April 9 its plans to leave Connecticut. This was stated in an open letter.

Correspondents "Business Insider" flew to the United States and talked with Mr. Fiorini. When they asked him how he felt when he learned about what happened in Newtown, he replied that the tragedy had devastated him and his staff, but in the end, in his opinion, the problem here is not at all in arms manufacturers.

“I probably feel the same thing that an engineer at General Motors feels when a car accident happens,” he said.

Australian journalists visited PTR Industries to get first-hand information about the company, as well as to talk with staff at the forefront of the gun control discussion.

On the site "PTR" The following is told about the American company.

The original PTR rifle was first conceived in 2002, when the predecessor company acquired technology and components for the HK line at the Fabrica Militar (Portugal).

Initially, the HK-91 rifles (“clones”) in small quantities were made primarily from parts purchased all over the world. In 2002-2006 The PTR-91 rifle's reputation improved significantly with the growth of its market.

PTR was established in 2006 year to meet market demand. Over the next few years, the company grew, and its capabilities increased. Going beyond the original “clone” -91, “PTR” began to introduce other models and variants into production in order to meet various shooting requirements.

The company was reorganized in 2010 year. Today, PTR is a modern firearms firm and is capable of more than just “cloning” rifles. Instead of some assemblers standing at their machines in the first years of the company's activity, at present PTR employs gunsmiths, engineers, toolmakers, machinists working with modern technologies and producing real modern firearms for consumers. PTR is independent of foreign markets: it has the ability to produce every detail for rifles right in the United States.

The updated PTR seeks to provide high-quality firearms to the most demanding shooters: whether they are military, law enforcement or civilians.

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  1. Vladimirets
    Vladimirets 31 May 2013 08: 25
    I liked the protective masks, I feel creative personalities. smile
    1. carbofo
      carbofo 31 May 2013 12: 01
      In appearance, half of the convicts are some kind.
      1. PSih2097
        PSih2097 31 May 2013 12: 36
        Quote: carbofo
        In appearance, half of the convicts are some kind.

        Well, many do tattoos, it’s enough to recall the weapons programs on the discovery ...
        1. scrabler
          scrabler 31 May 2013 21: 25
          laughing I remember in my youth there was an idea to make the whole company tattoos on the fifth point of the USSR "quality mark", but it never came to action. the tattoo has long ceased to be an attribute of the "sitting person", but already now you understand that there is simply no need to spoil the skin, and special signs are superfluous smile
  2. bazilio
    bazilio 31 May 2013 12: 00
    This eternal dispute is a weapon of evil. Although without a person it is a piece of iron. And the director answered beautifully with an example of General Motors.

    The rifle itself looks solidly, and if it retained the advantages of the progenitor G-3, then this barrel should be good. The difference from the G-3 will definitely be the lack of automatic fire mode, but with the cartridge used it is rather a plus, and it’s impossible for citizens to have automatic rifles
  3. Mister X
    Mister X 31 May 2013 13: 55
    How is PTR doing with quality control?

    For example, on Izhmash with each sample in the CIS (Testing Station)
    several dozen types of work are carried out in order to determine its compliance
    the most stringent operational requirements and declared characteristics of individual nodes,
    parts and sample as a whole.

    In the laboratory, in particular, climatic tests are carried out in conditions of low and high temperature, when water and dust get into the sample, it is thrown from a great height onto a solid surface, etc.

    After all these manipulations, the sample must shoot without fail - this is the final requirement for it, which certainly must be met.

    Pay attention to such a simple thing as the presence of a simple stand for the collector Izhmash and the organization of the workplace.
    In PTR, all the blanks are in a pile on the table.
    1. newnutella
      newnutella 31 May 2013 15: 56
      comparison of course ..............
      1. bazilio
        bazilio 31 May 2013 17: 36
        Quote: newnutella
        How is PTR doing with quality control?

        For example, on Izhmash with each sample in the CIS (Testing Station)

        Well, this is IZHMASH, which makes AK for the army, and PTR makes civilian trunks, from which such reliability indicators are not required, but the company itself. Surely the trunks (selected from the batch) after manufacturing are tested in any state institution for reliability
        1. Mister X
          Mister X 31 May 2013 18: 10
          Well, this is IZHMASH, who makes AK for the army

          The updated “PTR” aims to provide high-quality firearms to the most demanding shooters:
          be it military, law enforcement or civilians.

          Quote from the article.
          1. bazilio
            bazilio 1 June 2013 12: 47
            Quote: Mister X
            The updated “PTR” aims to provide high-quality firearms to the most demanding shooters:
            be it military, law enforcement or civilians.

            Do you think PTR sets itself the task of making trunks that can work at temperatures from -40 to +60, in conditions of severe dust and 100% humidity? I think no.

            Quote: Mister X
            be it military

            The military, that is, the Ministry of Defense, is unlikely to be interested in copies of even a good, but outdated rifle, and it will not be much harder for military personnel who buy guns for themselves privately than ordinary civilian buyers. Well, do not forget about the marketing moves and high-profile statements of the manufacturer
    2. Pimply
      Pimply 31 May 2013 22: 38
      And therefore, the quality of the trunks that are coming now, the people swear how much in vain;)
      1. bazilio
        bazilio 1 June 2013 12: 48
        Quote: Pimply
        And therefore, the quality of the trunks that are coming now, the people swear how much in vain;)

        I am sure that people swear for the most part on the quality of civilian trunks.
        1. Mister X
          Mister X 1 June 2013 14: 55
          Do not tell.
          They swear at both "military guns" and about ammunition for them.

          My friend bought an Israeli Jericho 941 Steel Frame.
          I am satisfied with the reliability of the mechanisms and the accuracy of the firing,
          but there is also a tar fly:
          despite the constant care of his Jericho,
          while wearing it during the hot season,
          rust began to appear on the weapon.

          Another case.
          On the same site, the user "Yasniper" wrote about the quality of the VSK-94:
          The shutter frame with the shutter and the barrel were made of very poor quality metal, rusted before our eyes,
          after a small exit did not clean during the day ......
          Himself to blame in general.

          Patron PUB-9 is not a patron, but a misunderstanding, those that came to us and I can not call patrons.
          At 100 meters they stuck into the target and stuck out of the target,
          even with a silencer, part of the powder burned out behind the muzzle of the silencer,
          so judge for yourself and draw conclusions.
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