Stag Arms Ditching Connecticut for Gun-Friendly Wyoming
By Chris Eger
Stag has been a fixture in Connecticut since 2003, producing more than 10,000 rifles in 2017 alone, such as this 3G Elite. (Photo: Stag Arms)
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After more than 15 years in New Britain Connecticut, AR maker Stag Arms says they are pulling stumps for Pro-2A Wyoming.
The company will move to Cheyenne later this year after an effort to pick a new location that was announced in June. The shift follows similar recent moves by other firearms companies, most notably Weatherby and Magpul, who left California and Colorado, respectively, for new operations in Wyoming.
Elie Azar, Founder and CEO of White Wolf Capital, which owns a controlling interest in Stag Arms, said the company was looking for a “refresh” that allowed for “visionary customer-centric leadership, a business-friendly, pro-growth economic environment, and a cultural climate that reflects Stag’s brand image of independence and free-spiritedness,” and Wyoming fit the bill on all accounts.
“I am pleased to welcome Stag Arms to Wyoming and to know that our state came out on top of a broad look at potential new homes for the sought-after company,” said Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon in a statement. “We have a deep-seated commitment