Matador Arms has moved its operations from western Canada to Henderson, Nevada. A small family-owned-and-operated firearms industry manufacturer, owners Nolan and Anika Scott were excited to relocate to Nevada as they prepared to expand their manufacturing capacity and product offerings.
“A move to the USA ultimately provides us with more opportunities to manufacture a larger variety of products for a larger customer-base” said the Scott's.
For years, Matador exported its Canadian-manufactured AR-related products to the USA. AR-style rifles are currently prohibited Canada, which deemed many of Matador’s accessories useless.
“It was always a question as to would the government start to prohibit us from even making our parts in Canada” they added.
From a shortlist of desirable US states, Matador chose Nevada as it provided the best mix of meeting their business and personal needs.
The Scott's stated, “Yes, there are states that are more 2A supportive, but Nevada has great business opportunities, a strong workforce and excellent proximity to manufacturing resources. And on the personal side, it provides our families back home with easy flights for visiting, and gives us a chance to get the frost out of our skin with the desert sun.”
In the quest for adventure, challenge and more freedoms, the husband and wife team, along with their 6-year old son, left Canada with as much business and personal belongings as possible. They’ve since set up a manufacturing facility in Henderson, and have recently released their latest product – the Montgo-9.
The Montgo-9 is a monolithic blowback-operated billet 9mm upper receiver that does not require a buffer and is compatible with any AR-15 and/or AR-9 lower, providing shooters with endless build possibilities, while being compact and versatile.
The current version of the Montgo-9 is the “K” version, featuring a 5.5” barrel threaded to 1/2x28”. The back cap shows that no buffer is required, allowing for many compact options. The non-reciprocating charging handle is reversible. The Montgo-9 has a full length integral picatinny rail on top, and a 3.5” bottom accessory rail.
The Montgo-9 upper receiver is made of aluminum, and the bolt and trunnion are 4140 steel for durability. Weight is 3.5lbs with an OAL of 12.125” and a 1.47” width.
The Montgo-9 adds to Matador’s 9mm product offering. Matador already manufactures the Mag-X, a mag block adapter enabling the use of P320, Glock, M&P, and CZ-75 pistol mags in their AR-15 lowers. Matador’s Sidewinder is a folding buffer tube adapter that will fold up anything with AR buffer tubes threads WITHOUT a moving buffer inside. And, the adjustable Regulator muzzle brake comes in 9mm which could top off the Montgo-9 perfectly.
Matador’s manufacturing facility is not a retail location. Products are sold via their website, and through their Dealer Network.