I was wondering if anyone knows the numbers, or a link, for what percentage of the various firearm types are actually sold? For example, (blank) percentage are handguns - % semi's/revolvers, percent rifles, shotguns, military-style semi's, machine guns, etc. And not what percentage of the actual money comes from selling which firearms, but the percentage of the actual number of firearms sold, in the U.S.? I was just really curious.
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January 26, 2008, 08:48 AM
Closest gathering of available information I've ever found and as you can see it's a few years in catching up (2005 latest year of info on display). Even then you'll have to do some figuring as they are listed by mfg, then by type.
I suppose that if you are a member of the NSSF, http://www.nssf.org/ you can gain some access to pertinant information concerning how many of these, how many of those, etc. Access a statistical library (see a preview) of exclusive research publications, analysis and figures before they are released to the general industry. The library includes import and hunting license sales indices, production statistics, weekly point-of-sale market updates, exclusive trade report data, and NSSF's series of "Industry Intelligence Reports" that provide the latest research on important topics in the industry.
January 26, 2008, 01:18 PM
Even then you'll have to do some figuring as they are listed by mfg, then by type.Nah - first page lists them by type - pistol/revolver, then groups by caliber, then rifles, shotguns.
ANNUAL FIREARMS MANUFACTURING AND EXPORT REPORT
TO .22 139,475 TO .22 68,856
TO .25 10,455 TO .32 75,337
TO .32 29,024 TO .357 MAG 68,476
TO .380 107,386 TO .38 SPEC 110,486
TO 9MM 369,236 TO .44 MAG 44,405
TO .50 273,731 TO .50 67,935
'*** FOR PURPOSES OF THIS REPORT ONLY, "PRODUCTION" IS DEFINED AS:
FIREARMS, INCLUDING SEPARATE FRAMES OR RECEIVERS, ACTIONS OR
BARRELED ACTIONS, MANUFACTURED AND DISPOSED OF IN COMMERCE
DURING THE CALENDAR YEAR.
January 26, 2008, 04:24 PM
The one problem with the ATF data is that it is only for U.S. manufacturers.
January 26, 2008, 07:51 PM
"Imports, long a part of the U.S. firearm market, are an important element in the recent sales surge. Using U.S. manufacturing data from the ATF and import numbers from the Foreign Trade Division (page 42), there were 4,858,493 firearms available for sale in the United States in 2005. "
The top manufacturers in 2005, the numbers of firearms they produced and their change from 2004, were: