Montana Outdoor Group, a private investor group that acquired Montana Rifle Company in early 2019, has closed the company's doors pending fiscal restructuring.
“While sales of our popular calibers have been outstanding, production levels have not risen to a profitable level to continue, without additional investments,” CEO Calvin Bontrager explained. “New equipment would be required to reach a service level demanded by our dealers and conservation groups." Bontrager continued, “With sales of the popular M1999 control feed actions nearly doubling in 2019, Montana Outdoor Group is actively searching for restructuring opportunities."
Montana Rifle has been producing custom-grade rifles for nearly 25 years, and was awarded the Friends of the NRA “NRA’s Gun of the Year” in 2016 and 2018. Montana Rifle has also produced limited editions for California Waterfowl, SCI, RMEF and many other conservation organizations.