Posted December 1, 2017 5:00 am by Comments

By Ben Philippi

On Veterans Day, Patriot Ordnance Factory invited friends and family to the grand opening of their new 27,000 square foot factory in Phoenix.
Located at at 1492 Victory Lane, company president Frank DeSomma chuckled at the significance of the address number. “Fourteen ninety-two. Isn’t that when Columbus sailed the ocean blue?” he asked.

DeSomma was in good spirits as he anticipated a few hundred people to show up for the grand opening of his new factory. The building sat majestically in the last rays of a warm Arizona autumn evening. DeSomma’s mother and father showed up early and he excused himself. “I got to say hi to mom and dad.” He gives them each a big hug. His mother is proud of her son. “You are amazing.”
The 27,000 foot factory is a long way from POF-USA’s humble beginnings in 2002. “We started out of a two car garage,’ recalls DeSomma. “I used part of my wife’s dining room for the computer system,” he said.

DeSomma worked as an aerospace engineer at the time. His gun company was a side gig. He credits his wife Tracy for encouraging him to pursue his dream. “She’s the one that told me to quit work in my aerospace job


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