Here is SurvivalBlog’s News From The American Redoubt. This weekly column features news stories and event announcements from around the American Redoubt region. We also mention companies of interest to preppers that are located in the region. The emphasis this week is on Shield Arms, In Montana.
I just noticed that Quest Aircraft Company in Sandpoint, Idaho has several job openings. These include a Junior Electrical Engineer, a machinist, a Junior Assembler, and a Customer Care Representative.
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Montana (Shield Arms)
Shield Arms in Bigfork, Montana is already well-known for their milled pistol magazine extensions. They have now branched out and are marketing purpose-built folding AR-15 lowers. Unlike most other folding AR arrangements, the Shield Arms folding mechanism is built in to the lower. Because of this, there is no need to use a special buffer. A standard M4 buffer works just fine. Check out their site!
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Via a consulting client, I heard about an unusual Montana company that is worthy of mention: Kootenai River Ammuntion, in the town of Libby. From a Montana business development web site: “Kootenai River Ammunition (KRA) is a northwest Montana based ammunition manufacturer. Our ammo is 100% designed and manufactured by shooters and hunters in Libby. It is meticulously tested and built from the best US-made components with a single goal in mind: to provide ammunition that will ensure shooters consistent accuracy, dependability, and maximum performance. We are a one-of-a-kind ammunition company as we were started by Libby Christian Church to impact our community by providing sustainable jobs. Christian values, family, and community are at the heart of our business as we strive to serve our customers, employees and communities. KRA is an independently run, yet wholly owned, subsidiary of Libby Christian Church.” Contact: Chad Collins: (406) 293-7788.
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The horribly anti-gun I-1639 was ratified in last week’s midterm election. It passed with roughly 60% of the vote, after billionaires (some out-of-state) essentially “bought the vote.” It is noteworthy that the majority of voters east of the Cascades did not vote in favor of this ballot initiative. This is just another example of why the eventual partition of Eastern Washington into a separate state (Liberty State) is inevitable!
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Yakima rifle maker Brubaker Arms Manufacturing deserves special mention. Their rifles and shotguns are amazingly well-made, and are sure to become family heirlooms. They build both “classic” style with highly polished metal, traditional bluing and fancy checkered wood stocks as well as modern Cerakoted rifles in synthetic stocks. Take a look!
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