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The guns from your state!

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by 19-3Ben, Mar 23, 2010.

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  1. 19-3Ben

    19-3Ben Member

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    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.
     
  2. ny32182

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    South Carolina:

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

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

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    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.
     
  4. ny32182

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    Robinson Armament Co. is in Utah.
     
  5. jobu07

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    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.
     
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    New Hampshire- Sig Sauer

    Sturm Ruger has a plant
    Thompson Center Arms
     
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  7. gearhead

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    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.
     
  8. lawson4

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    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
     
  9. MMCSRET

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    C. Sharps
    Shilo Sharps
    Cooper
    There are more, I'm just not up on them
     
  10. mcdonl

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    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.
     
  11. Geneseo1911

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    Illinois, ironically, has several well known manufacturers, which scares the heck out of the VPC: :D

    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.
     
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    Interesting; I did not know that. Thanks gearhead.
     
  13. SwordRapier

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    <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?
     
  14. DoubleTapDrew

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    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
     
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    Colorado has:
    • Magpul
    • Volkmann
    Maybe someone obvious that I'm forgetting, but few companies make anything more interesting that them two.:evil:
     
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    Isn't S&W still in Massachusetts??? I thought they were, although I wish they'd move their operation to Texas!
     
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    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.
     
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    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
     
  20. 19-3Ben

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    Yup. Springfield.
     
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    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)
     
  22. Blackbeard

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    Illinois:

    Rock River Arms
    Springfield Armory
    Armalite
    Rock Island Armory

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

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    • 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:
     
  24. mcdonl

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    I think the 22a is the only S&W assembled in Maine.
     
  25. ILikeLead

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    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.)
     
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