Gun maker PTR Industries hiring again

PTR Industries is reloading.

Seven months after laying off eight workers, the Cool Springs gun maker has hired six of those employees back, released a new firearm and made plans to hire four more people.

“We need to play catch up,” said PTR spokesman Bob Grabowski.

Recently, PTR introduced its latest product, the Generation 2 PTR-32 rifle, at the Shot Show in Las Vegas. One of the firearm’s features, Grabowski said, is that is can accommodate a variety of AK-47 magazines. So far, he said, demand has been strong for the product.

“There has been an incredible reception to this gun,” Grabowski said.