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What Manufacturer-Sells Most Firearms in U.S.?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Tomcat47, Jun 10, 2011.

  1. Tomcat47

    Tomcat47 Well-Known Member

    Looking on the internet for the answer to this question:

    What Firearm Manufacture Makes/Sells Most Firearms in The U.S. / Worldwide?

    I find a ton of opinionated best guess and stark results on the topic. Find plenty of most popular gun,caliber,etc.etc.etc.

    I am sure there are some real numbers by manufacture somewhere.....:rolleyes:

    I am guessing Mossberg, Glock, Colt, Beretta.....?

    This is firearms sold....not type! (incl.pistols,rifles,shotguns,revolvers)

    Probably not, just a guess as of now.
  2. Remo223

    Remo223 member

    For pistols I would guess springfield(xd plus 1911 sales gotta be high). long guns(rifles AND shotguns) i will go with remington.

    CYANIDEGENOCIDE Well-Known Member

    cerberus group
  4. JohnBiltz

    JohnBiltz Well-Known Member

    Kel-Tec is supposed to be the third largest gunmaker in the US and I've heard that in more than one place. I've wondered who one and two are since I thought colt, ruger, S&W and possibly Remington were all bigger.
  5. jgiehl

    jgiehl Well-Known Member

    I found this on the Shooting Industry Magazine website:
    It's three years old though.

    2008 U.S. Production

    The top U.S. firearms manufacturers in 2008 were:
    • Ruger: 599,202 (+29.14%)
    • Smith & Wesson: 558,235 (+6.62%)
    • Remington Arms: 498,730 (-4.43%).
    The top handgun manufacturers:
    • Smith & Wesson: 519,789 (+4.19%)
    • Ruger: 336,235 (+40.91%)
    • SIG SAUER: 123,756 (+10.84%).
    The top rifle producers:
    • Ruger: 261,663 (+17.39%)
    • Marlin Firearms: 198,225 (-13%)
    • Remington Arms: 160,967 (-43.24%).
    The top three shotgun companies:
    • Mossberg/Maverick Arms: 339,913 (+7.21%)
    • Remington Arms: 337,763 (+41.77%)
    • H&R 1871: 57,345 (-21.6%).
  6. Skylerbone

    Skylerbone Well-Known Member

    Cerberus Freedom Group to be exact for U.S. sales. Remington, Bushmaster, DPMS and Marlin all fall under their banner.
    Last edited: Jun 11, 2011
  7. oneounceload

    oneounceload member

    And just where does FN fall in the world-wide scheme of things? Or the Russians and their AK world-wide sales? Or the Chinese? Seems most of the folks here love their Russian/Chinese cheap guns, and FN now owns several major brands, and sells more guns to the gov't than anyone
  8. Birdmang

    Birdmang Well-Known Member

    I wouldn't count surplus as a brand.
  9. 22-rimfire

    22-rimfire Well-Known Member

  10. ArmedLiberal

    ArmedLiberal Well-Known Member

    Ruger, baby. Ruger all the way.
  11. Sam Cade

    Sam Cade Member

    On a yearly basis?

    Taurus out sells everyone by a HUGE amount, they are the largest manufacturer of handguns in the world, most of that production goes to the US.

    Sturm, Ruger & Company, Incorporated is only worth about $150 million, Taurus is worth well over $400 million.

    The entire freedom group combined is worth about $850 million.
  12. Tomcat47

    Tomcat47 Well-Known Member

    I Speculated Taurus was in the top.

    Also I think that $850 million number would possibly include there machine tool division Taurus Wotan?? maybe?

    I am digging for real numbers......like the 2008 production numbers.

    $400 million....:what: wow
  13. Sam Cade

    Sam Cade Member

    There was an article in Shooting Industry (I think) that had total number of firearms produced by manufacturer in it a few months back.
  14. Ala Dan

    Ala Dan Member in memoriam

    Apples To Oranges-

    as all of them are doing well~! ;) :D
  15. Jumping Frog

    Jumping Frog Well-Known Member

    The ATF publishes statistics for # firearms by manufacturer for firearms manufactured in the US, but I have never been able to find good, hard numbers for # firearms imported by importer.
  16. daorhgih

    daorhgih member

    Big Two.

    Texas Ranger Dispatch magazine, 2/2010. In its 25+ years of manufacture Glock has sold over 6,500,000 guns in the U.S. In its 100+ years of manufacture the 1911 platform has only sold <5,000,000. These numbers do not include placement of MIL / LEO weapons.
  17. Apocalypse-Now

    Apocalypse-Now Well-Known Member

    there's exact numbers somewhere online from the ATF. i think s&w is near the top.
  18. ripp

    ripp member

    $ is one thing, number of guns sold is another. If Bryco, Jennings, Raven, Phoenix brands are still being made, then they surely outsell the high dollar group.

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