When I first heard our local gun manufacturer was considering a move to Pease some months ago I was concerned. I made a phone call to the Newington Conservation Committee. My heads up call to Justin Richardson a committee member was not about the loss of jobs in Exeter, it concerned the gun range, the Sig Sauer Academy. The current site is across the street from NE Dragway in Epping. I can hear the pop,pop, pop, rat tat tat from my neighborhood.
How is it that the closed auto dealership on Epping Road is not in play for a new manufacturing plant or office expansion ?
I called the range the other day to inquire about hours. I was out walking the dog and heard the gunfire at 8pm. They are open till 9pm.
The gun range now sited across from the Dragway is perfect.
A gun range at Pease and shots echoing across the Bay, not so perfect. Noise travels very well across water.
There seems to me plenty of opportunities in Exeter for Sig to expand without a move. Being close to the range is also better suited for Corporate visitors looking to loose a few rounds.
I hope the EDC is working hard to combat the entreaties of the PDA. They are very aggressive and have a bag full of enticements.
Great tee times!
I also hope any test range at Pease if needed, is an indoor facility.
Thought some of you would be interested in this tidbit. The PDA is you know an authority unto themselves.
1. Noise Exposure Map: The new noise exposure map produces a new contour map using information on existing activity and anticipated activity projecting five years out. This is not a public process.
Not a public process, of course, it’s the Tradeport.
2 thoughts on “Sig Sauer”
The SIG SAUER Academy will remain in Epping, NH and is not considered part of the move to Newington.
This bit of news is from the Academy and most welcome.