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19-3Ben
March 23, 2010, 12:12 PM
We're lucky enough here in the USA that we have guns being made in many of our states.
I think it would be fun to see who's got which guns.

I'm in CT. We have a number of gun companies who are based here (even though some of them have plants in other states as well).

Here is the list from my state:

Colt
Ruger
Marlin
Mossberg
Seecamp
Connecticut Valley Arms
Charter Arms
US Firearms
Connecticut Shotgun Manufacturing



It's actually a pretty darn good list of companies. I wish I could put down Winchester. Makes me very sad every time I see that empty factory. Are there any other CT companies that I'm missing?
So those of you in other states, what guns does your state currentlyproduce?

And for those in other countries, why not join in? Tell us which guns you guys currently produce.

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ny32182
March 23, 2010, 12:57 PM
South Carolina:

-FN military-only M16 plant in Columbia
-SWR suppressors

Those are the only two I'm immediately aware of.

SwordRapier
March 23, 2010, 01:00 PM
Utah

Cobra Firearms

North American Arms

Browning. At least I think Browning is still here.

I heard rumors about a couple of other whose names I can't remember.

ny32182
March 23, 2010, 01:01 PM
Robinson Armament Co. is in Utah.

jobu07
March 23, 2010, 01:11 PM
My home state of NY. Lets see... Remington, Dan Wesson, Ithaca, Kimber, and Henry off the top of my head. I'm sure there are more, pretty shocking they'll stay in the business killing climate of the northeast.

franconialocal
March 23, 2010, 01:11 PM
New Hampshire- Sig Sauer

Sturm Ruger has a plant
Thompson Center Arms

gearhead
March 23, 2010, 01:23 PM
South Carolina:

-FN military-only M16 plant in Columbia
-SWR suppressors

Those are the only two I'm immediately aware of.
The FN plant in SC makes much more than just military arms.

They currently produce the Winchester Model 70 rifle in all its variants, the FNP-9/40/45 line of pistols, and they are gearing up to produce the new FNX line of pistols.

lawson4
March 23, 2010, 01:23 PM
Browning is in Utah, but doesn't produce anything there; they out source all manufacturing. Case in point; they own U.S, Repeating Arms Co. (Winchester) and the bolt action guns are made in South Carolina at FN.
That same plant makes the FNP hand guns.

lawson4

MMCSRET
March 23, 2010, 01:23 PM
Montana
C. Sharps
Shilo Sharps
Cooper
There are more, I'm just not up on them

mcdonl
March 23, 2010, 01:23 PM
In Maine we have a piece of the S&W action (I think the .22a is made here....)

Bushmaster

And Saco Defense (Now General Dynamics) makes whatever is replacing the M60 vehicle/aircraft mounted MG.

I think.

Geneseo1911
March 23, 2010, 01:26 PM
Illinois, ironically, has several well known manufacturers, which scares the heck out of the VPC: :D

(March 3rd, 2004, Chicago, IL)-A new study shows that Illinois has more "post-ban" assault weapon manufacturers than any other state, according to the release of "Illinois: Land of Post-Ban Assault Weapons" conducted by the Violence Policy Center, based in Washington, D.C.

Since 1994, six Illinois gunmakers - ArmaLite, Inc., D.S. Arms, Inc., Eagle Arms, Les Baer Custom, Inc., Rock River Arms, Inc., and Springfield Armory, Inc. - have manufactured post-ban assault weapons.
http://www.vpc.org/press/0403IL.htm

Of course, our politicians are doing their darndest to run off these tax-paying businesses. This year's AWB attempt even bans manufacturing. :banghead:
Once-upon-a-time, the Browning family was run out of Illinois, too.

ETA: Oops, that was old info. Les Baer did move to Iowa when an AWB was nearly passed in 2006. Can't say I blame him.

ny32182
March 23, 2010, 01:27 PM
The FN plant in SC makes much more than just military arms.

They currently produce the Winchester Model 70 rifle in all its variants, the FNP-9/40/45 line of pistols, and they are gearing up to produce the new FNX line of pistols.

Interesting; I did not know that. Thanks gearhead.

SwordRapier
March 23, 2010, 01:32 PM
<quote>Browning is in Utah, but doesn't produce anything there; they out source all manufacturing. Case in point; they own U.S, Repeating Arms Co. (Winchester) and the bolt action guns are made in South Carolina at FN.
That same plant makes the FNP hand guns.

lawson4</quote>


I was reasonably sure browning still had a presence in Utah. I didn't know they didn't produce anything in the state. What do they do in Utah? Cooperate offices?

DoubleTapDrew
March 23, 2010, 01:35 PM
Noveske :cool:
Kimber used to be here, lol
Not sure which other gun manufacturers. Plenty of knife makers though: kershaw, gerber, benchmade, CRKT
Leupold, nosler bullets, thunder ranch

DataMonkey
March 23, 2010, 01:58 PM
Texas
LaRue Tactical -- http://larueosr.com/
Derringer -- http://www.amderringer.com/
High Standard -- http://www.highstandard.com/
Briley -- http://www.briley.com/

CoRoMo
March 23, 2010, 02:06 PM
Colorado has:

Magpul
Volkmann

Maybe someone obvious that I'm forgetting, but few companies make anything more interesting that them two.:evil:

jerico34
March 23, 2010, 02:10 PM
Isn't S&W still in Massachusetts??? I thought they were, although I wish they'd move their operation to Texas!

Keauxbi
March 23, 2010, 02:14 PM
Colorado
The only one I know of is Magpul, which just recently started designing and manufacturing.

DataMonkey you forgot my favorite custom 1911 manufacturer in Grand Prairie, TX, Strayer Voigt, Inc.

Stradawhovious
March 23, 2010, 02:21 PM
Minnesota

Well, the ones I know about anyways.... I'm sure someone will add to the list and provide me with a "Doh" moment......

DPMS/Panther Arms
Coonan arms
Magnum Research

19-3Ben
March 23, 2010, 02:21 PM
Isn't S&W still in Massachusetts???

Yup. Springfield.

MountainBear
March 23, 2010, 02:24 PM
Oregon has Noveske, NextGeneration Arms (also an excellent AR manufacturer), as well as PacNor Barrels (high quality match grade barrels, I believe they make Noveske's AR barrels, TOP QUALITY)

Blackbeard
March 23, 2010, 02:27 PM
Illinois:

Rock River Arms
Springfield Armory
Armalite
Rock Island Armory

Used to have Les Baer 'til he moved across the river.

ForumSurfer
March 23, 2010, 02:42 PM
NC


Remington Corporate HQ - Charlotte (?)
I.O. Inc - AK and platform variants - Monroe
Para-Ordinance - Pineville


None others come to my mind right away. I feel I should mention UBI Soft Red Storm, the subsidiary behind the TOM Clancy video games that no doubt influence our younger generation's choices the way TV did for others.

One of our local boys invented the Gatling Gun. :neener: It failed in it's purpose as he intended. He thought it would inspire fear into troops and stop wars. :rolleyes:

mcdonl
March 23, 2010, 02:46 PM
I think the 22a is the only S&W assembled in Maine.

ILikeLead
March 23, 2010, 02:51 PM
Arkansas has Wilson Combat and of course, Daisy Outdoor Products, makers of the Red Ryder BB gun!

(Not bad for a small state known more for Agricultural and Recreation than manufacturing.)

Nick5182
March 23, 2010, 02:52 PM
I know Les Baer is out of Le Clair here in Iowa...I'm not sure about any others though.

DataMonkey
March 23, 2010, 02:56 PM
CobyClark-
My fault. They are just a few miles away. Indeed, they are a great company.

RevolvingGarbage
March 23, 2010, 05:56 PM
When They could no longer import their guns Rohm set up shop in Miami, right here in FL, and so we have this
http://img695.imageshack.us/img695/6281/1043166.jpg

Made right here in sunny Miami FL

We also have Knights Mfg over in Titusville, and I believe Taurus makes (or made) a few of their guns down in Miami as well.

OregonJohnny
March 23, 2010, 06:05 PM
Some big Oregon firearms/knives/accessories companies off the top of my head:

Crimson Trace
Leupold Optics
Nosler Bullets/Nosler Custom Rifles
Kershaw
Benchmade
Gerber
Leatherman
Lone Wolf Knives
Columbia River Knife & Tool (CRKT)
Al Mar
William Henry Knives
Calico Light Weapon Systems

Before they moved somewhere else:

Kimber
Uncle Mikes

Not a bad little list...

Texas Gun Person
March 23, 2010, 06:09 PM
Texas
LaRue Tactical -- http://larueosr.com/
Derringer -- http://www.amderringer.com/
High Standard -- http://www.highstandard.com/
Briley -- http://www.briley.com/

Bond Arms

I live about a mile from the company. :)

austeph
March 23, 2010, 06:19 PM
FNH USA

McLean ,Virginia

essayons21
March 23, 2010, 06:19 PM
VA:

Alliant powder.

Trijicon's military and LE division is here, as is ITT Defense who makes all sorts of cool toys.

General Dynamics, BAE Systems, Wegmann USA, and Northrop Grumman, they make some tanks, ships, planes, and some big guns.

Aerojet makes all sort of rocket propelled stuff.

Allied Defense Group, makes grenades, mortars and arty shells.

Lots of military manufacturers, not many civilian.

austeph
March 23, 2010, 06:20 PM
FNH USA

McLean Virginia

mechanic380
March 23, 2010, 06:26 PM
Texas

STI International Georgetown (outside of Austin)- competition and custom 1911 "style" handguns

Ragnar Danneskjold
March 23, 2010, 06:29 PM
Michigan has EOTech and I believe Trijicon.

NMGonzo
March 23, 2010, 06:32 PM
New Mexico

http://media-2.web.britannica.com/eb-media/51/81351-004-B24C7C08.jpg

Los Alamos National Laboratories.

http://www.lanl.gov/history/atomicbomb/images/Fatman_Littleboy.jpg

Anna's Dad
March 23, 2010, 06:39 PM
Florida has Kel-Tec and SCCY as well. FIE used to be here but they are no more.

TXHORNS
March 23, 2010, 06:39 PM
Texas
LaRue Tactical -- http://larueosr.com/
Derringer -- http://www.amderringer.com/
High Standard -- http://www.highstandard.com/
Briley -- http://www.briley.com/
Texas also has STI and SVI

UpTheIrons
March 23, 2010, 06:44 PM
Dupe.

rogertc1
March 23, 2010, 06:47 PM
You all forgot LEWIS MACHINE &Tool is also in ILinois. http://www.lewismachine.net/

Iowa also has Superior Arms is in Iowa http://www.superiorarms.com/

Stony Lane
March 23, 2010, 06:56 PM
Ohio has you ALL beat!

Can you say, "Hi-Point!"

Wishoot
March 23, 2010, 07:00 PM
We just make a lot of cheese here in Wisconsin.

Ohio Gun Guy
March 23, 2010, 07:06 PM
Came in here to say "High Point" but was beat to it........:uhoh:



Kicks can, wanders down the road........

Lakeshore
March 23, 2010, 07:13 PM
Rhode Island:

Super Soaker (Hasbro)

grimjaw
March 23, 2010, 07:28 PM
Doesn't Remington manufacture some ammo in Arkansas?

jm

memphisjim
March 23, 2010, 07:39 PM
tennessee has barrett and sabre maybe others

Old Time Hunter
March 23, 2010, 07:48 PM
We just make a lot of cheese here in Wisconsin.
What about these guys:

http://peabodyrifles.com/

cavman
March 23, 2010, 07:54 PM
Maryland:
Beretta USA

In Maine we have a piece of the S&W action (I think the .22a is made here....)
I have a SW Model 41 .22 with Houlton, ME on it. (being from Maine, gotta buy local! )

dogtown tom
March 23, 2010, 07:57 PM
grimjaw Doesn't Remington manufacture some ammo in Arkansas?

Lonoke

jon_in_wv
March 23, 2010, 07:59 PM
West Virginia has Ultra Light Arms and Novaks. Other than that we just buy all the guns the other states make. Mountaineers like their guns.

LoneCoon
March 23, 2010, 08:05 PM
Cimmaron Fire arms is based in Dayton, but I think most of their stuff is made in Italy.

There's Ohio Rapid fire as well, they build AKs and ARs.

Also the aforementioned Hi Point. Yay Ohio!

WoofersInc
March 23, 2010, 08:07 PM
Illinois:

Rock River Arms
Springfield Armory
Armalite
Rock Island Armory

Used to have Les Baer 'til he moved across the river.


Is the Rock Island you are refering to the origional one used during WWII? The current Rock Island guns are made in the Phillipines and their distributer is based here in Nevada.

Tim the student
March 23, 2010, 10:12 PM
I know Les Baer is out of Le Clair here in Iowa...I'm not sure about any others though.

Iowa also has Superior Arms is in Iowa http://www.superiorarms.com/

We also have Volquartsen.

Joe Demko
March 23, 2010, 10:22 PM
PA has Penn Arms, maker of the Striker 12 gauge. It's still made, for those who want to jump through the hoops to buy one.

mechanic380
March 24, 2010, 01:06 AM
It is great to see how diverse and national the firearms industry is. From reading gun mags over the past years I got the impression the industry was following the manufacturing and job exportation trend common in most other industries.
I really liked an idea I read during the height of the ammo shortage. The author suggested numerous smaller localized ammunition manufacturers. I believe this is a trend we should strive for in many important areas particularly food production. I mean in a real national/global emergency do you really think fruit and vegetables are still going to be transported from South or Central America, or wheat products from the northern states? Now if I would only take my own advice.

Hatterasguy
March 24, 2010, 01:18 AM
Don't forget in CT we have GE as well, they do or did make a gun!

http://www.kitsune.addr.com/Firearms/Machine-Guns/GE_XM214_Minigun-2.jpg


We also have Sikorsky, and Electric Boat.

cyclopsshooter
March 24, 2010, 01:30 AM
Washington has Olympic Arms

and Hanford

Brian040
March 24, 2010, 01:51 AM
I think the 22a is the only S&W assembled in Maine.

I think that is correct. They also produce most of the S&W licensed Walther products in that plant (I'm pretty sure).

And as you stated before Bushmaster has a plant in Windham Maine which is about 20 miles from where I live.

kd7nqb
March 24, 2010, 03:40 AM
The only gun manufacturer I know of in Oregon is Calico Arms but we are the proud home of many gun accessories (and knives).

The ones I know of:

Crimson Trace LasersGrips
Leupold Scopes
Gerber Knives
Leatherman Knives
Columbia River Knife and Tool


I am sure I could think of more if it were not midnight.

whitecoyote
March 24, 2010, 03:45 AM
When it comes to firearms, Michigan is #1. We have/had Indian Arms Corp.! :rolleyes:
http://i44.tinypic.com/2pq5ajc.jpg
http://i43.tinypic.com/2po37zb.jpg

danprkr
March 24, 2010, 08:36 AM
DataMonkey

You left out:
STI - http://www.stiguns.com/

rogertc1
March 24, 2010, 08:43 AM
Rock River Arms is in Illinois Google it.
Also Rock Island Arsenal is in Illinois and they have a great firearms Museum too!!!!!

Neil C
March 24, 2010, 10:30 AM
You will also find Ithaca Gun Works and Ohio Ordnance Works in Ohio.

SSN Vet
March 24, 2010, 11:14 AM
Browning....What do they do in Utah?

Three years ago, I had to send a NIB Winchester1300 shotgun back to the factory because the vent rib was mounted onto the barrel cockeyed and the ship to address for the return was Ogdon, UT.

As for what they do there.... apparently, not much, as the shotgun came back to the dealer exactly as it was sent to them.

Dealer was Lock, Stock and Barrel... who refunded my money (less shipping). They're out of business now. And from my little experience, I understand why.

wishin
March 24, 2010, 11:18 AM
I don't believe we have any gunmakers in GA, but Weaver, Simmons and Redfield scopes are made in Thomasville.

wishin
March 24, 2010, 11:20 AM
I don't believe we have any gunmakers in GA, but Weaver, Simmons and Redfield scopes are made in Thomasville.

SSN Vet
March 24, 2010, 11:21 AM
Maine also has a small Ving Tech. plant in Saco, that makes components (Soft Mounts) for vehicle mounted machine guns.

http://www.vingtech.com/vingtech/products/weapon-improvement/softmount-50cal/

wishin
March 24, 2010, 11:21 AM
I don't believe we have any gunmakers in GA, but Weaver, Simmons and Redfield scopes are made in Thomasville.

bratch
March 24, 2010, 12:21 PM
I don't believe we have any gunmakers in GA, but Weaver, Simmons and Redfield scopes are made in Thomasville.

Daniel Defense is in GA.

Oklahoma has the following that I know of:

Surgeon Rifles
Tromix
Nowlin

mcdonl
March 24, 2010, 02:14 PM
Maine also has a small Ving Tech. plant in Saco, that makes components (Soft Mounts) for vehicle mounted machine guns.

http://www.vingtech.com/vingtech/pro...ftmount-50cal/

Didn't know about them. They must make the mounts for the guns made next door.

SwordRapier
March 24, 2010, 02:16 PM
I didn't know that High standard was still in business. I had the opportunity to shoot a high standard .22 pistol years and years ago. Are they still as good as they used to be?

HGUNHNTR
March 24, 2010, 02:22 PM
Nebraska has Marvel Precision, and Cylinder and Slide gunsmithing.

Ala Dan
March 24, 2010, 09:34 PM
Autuga Firearms use to be in Alabama; as did Ranger Firearms (American
made, stainless Walther PPK pistols), before their happy reunion with Smith
and Wesson~! :uhoh: ;)

jmortimer
March 24, 2010, 10:37 PM
At one time ********** had Jennings and AMT. There were a few "Saturday Night Special" manufacturers - Jennings and Bryco and Raven and one or two others who were driven out by stupid laws and stupid law suits. So now we have Jimenez which rose the legal ashes from the demise of Bryco and still manufactures guns in ********** - I would have moved manufacturing to a better state. At least AMT lives on at Crusader Arms along with High Standard in the Great State of Texas.

jad0110
March 24, 2010, 10:51 PM
NC

Remington Corporate HQ - Charlotte (?)
I.O. Inc - AK and platform variants - Monroe
Para-Ordinance - Pineville

Add Del-Ton to that list.

SheepNutz
March 24, 2010, 10:58 PM
Here in Kentucky, the only firearms manufacturer that I know of is Double Star.

Savage99
March 24, 2010, 11:02 PM
Also in Connecticut Stag Arms in New Britain, CT makes an AR type rifle.

http://www.stagarms.com/

FIVETWOSEVEN
March 24, 2010, 11:06 PM
New Hampshire
SIG Sauer
Heckler und Koch
Ruger
Thompson center

yeah we rock.

mljdeckard
March 24, 2010, 11:21 PM
I'm not sure how much manufacturing Browning actually does in Utah, they have a factory outlet store in Morgan (Up the canyon from Ogden,) but I don't know if they make apparel, bows, firearms, or what. I will settle for giving Utah a chunk of credit for Browning's designs. (I met Val Browning a couple of times before he died, great guy and big philanthropist, there are college buildings all over the state named after him.)

You guys named North American Arms, but I also can think of LAR (as in Grizzly), Black Rain Ordnance, Barnes Bullets (factory off the I-15 in Nephi, recently acquired by Cerebrus, or however you spell it,) and ATK Thiokol. Now that the NASA budget is on indefinite hold, ammo might become their biggest business. (Or might be already, what the heck to I know?)

Rembrandt
March 24, 2010, 11:23 PM
Iowa....home to

Tom Volquartsen Customs
Les Baer
Superior Arms
at one time Knight Blackpowder....no longer in business.

rumored home of the spud gun and ear corn mortar.....

Proinsias
March 24, 2010, 11:25 PM
The only ones I know here in Nevada are Armscor, who distributes the Philippine-made 1911s marketed as Rock Island, and Jimenez, which is the latest Bryco/Jennings Saturday Night Special company.

Edit: Armscor's website says they're HQ in Pahrump (http://www.armscor.net/). Rock Island Arms and Rock Island Arsenal and Rock River Arms are different companies/places.

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