A great video produced by the New York Times for their piece titled In Montana Town’s Hands, Guns Mean Cultural Security. The video is a quick doc on the growing trade of rifle makers in Kalispell Montana.
Since the 19th century, hunting has been a pastime in the forests that climb up the tiara of rocky peaks around Flathead Lake. Members of the growing group of high-end gunsmiths say it is the mountains, the air and the game that draw them, not the presence of other artisans. But the area’s reputation for this kind of gunsmithing has also made it a growing destination for more prosaic manufacturing of gun parts and guns — including high-end semiautomatic rifles and military weapons.