Update: Magpul has officially opened the program, dubbed the “Boulder Airlift.” Colorado residents will be able to access a special section of the Magpul website for their orders, as well as being added to a “Special Purchase” group. You can register here.
A gun bill currently under consideration by the Colorado legislature may signal Magpul’s exodus from the state, but not before the company gives one last hurrah to its Colorado customers. According to Magpul’s Facebook page, the gun parts manufacturer is coming out with a new sales program specifically for state residents:
We are proud to announce that within a matter of days we will be going live with a new program. Due to a bill currently moving through the Colorado legislature, there is the possibility that Colorado residents’ ability to purchase standard capacity magazines will soon be infringed. Before that happens, and Magpul is forced to leave the state in order to keep to our principles, we will be doing our best to get standard capacity PMAGs into the hands of any Colorado resident that wants them.
Verified Colorado residents will be able to purchase up to ten (10) standard capacity AR/M4 magazines directly from Magpul, and will be given immediate flat-rate $5 shipping, bypassing our current order queue.
Our customers outside of Colorado, please know that our PMAG production will continue at an ever-increasing rate until we do relocate, shipments to our distributors in other states will continue, and that we do not expect relocation to significantly impact PMAG production. We are also aware that Colorado is not the only state with existing or pending magazine capacity restrictions; we are working on programs for other affected states as well.
Full details and instructions will be announced when we are able to go live; please watch here for the coming announcement.
Magpul previously stated that should the gun bill pass–which will limit magazine capacity to 15 rounds- the company will leave Colorado for greener pastures. Already other states like Texas and South Carolina have begun courting the PMAG manufacturer.
Colorado lawmakers tried to retain the company with an amendment to the bill that would allow Magpul and other manufacturers to produce their products in Colorado despite the ban, even though they would have to sell them elsewhere. Magpul was not swayed.
The company had stated that it could not stay in a state where its chief products are not available for purchase. It is not expected for the relocation to significantly affect production, and Magpul has promised to keep its doors open up until the move itself.