Ron Duplessis, the president of the Kalispell-based American Gun Company, believes a new organization in the Flathead Valley could move Northwestern Montana’s small firearms firms in that direction by, “bringing together some cottage industries and making us like Gordona [Italy].” That’s why he was in attendance last week for the launch of the Montana Firearms Institute, along with other members of the valley’s nascent firearms industry and the head of the National Rifle Association.

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