The Fox Carbine

Welcome to This site is a collection of memories and an assortment of documented history saved by John Hoover, the former Vice President of the TRI-C Corporation. John was a long time friend and colleague of Gerard Fox, the inventor of the Fox Carbine.Gerry Fox


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In the fall of 2013 I had a chance to meet Gerry Fox's son Terry. John and I met Terry at a range in northwest Connecticut. We were graced that day by having the opportunity to see the very first production Fox Carbine made at the Meriden, CT plant, still unfired and in it's original packaging. Below is one of the pictures I took from that day.

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Terrance P. Fox

GRANBY-Terrance P. Fox died peacefully at home in Granby on Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, after a long illness.

He was born in Meriden on June 29, 1963, he was the son of the late Gerard J. Fox and Patti (Fox) Puglisi.

He is survived by his beloved daughter, Rena I. Fox and Hose; his granddaughter, Jaelanise Delvillar; sisters, Kim Pavelkops and Todd, Madeleine Gens and Tim; the love of his life and companion, Kim German; and his many beloved nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother, John M. Fox.

There will be a Celebrate Life Service on Sunday, Feb. 9, at the Masonic Temple, 112 E. Main St., in Meriden at 3 p.m.


About John Hoover

John is a mechanical engineer, gun collector and shooting enthusiast. John developed an interest in firearms in the mid 1960's while studying mechanical engineering at the University of New Haven in New Haven, CT. John remains active as an engineering consultant, and most recently worked on the development of tracer ammunition for shotguns. John also remains very active in collecting, competition shooting and providing advice to other enthusiasts who share his passion for the hobby and the sport. This is a picture of a much younger John Hoover, standing outside the TRI-C factory in Meriden, CT in 1968. He is holding one of the first production Fox Carbines.