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U.S. Firearms Industry Today 2011

Defying Economic Trends, Firearm Sales Remain Robust

By Russ Thurman
From The July 2011 Issue Of Shooting Industry

The firearms industry is enjoying brisk-to-robust firearm sales during a time when much of the U.S. economy continues to suffer.

In April, dealers reported firearms sales that matched and even exceeded those of the six months following the 2008 national elections.

In May, the number of NSSF-adjusted NICS background checks reflects an 11.4-percent increase over May 2010. The positive May report is in stark contrast to news of the nation’s economy, which hit another slowdown during the month.

NSSF reports that its adjusted NICS data shows increases for 2011, compared to 2010, of January: 9.7 percent; February: 13.6 percent; March: 15 percent; and April: 15.2 percent. NSSF also indicates that for 12 straight months, beginning in May 2010, there have been increases in the number of background checks.

The NICS data, even when adjusted by NSSF to eliminate certain purpose codes (see below), does not reflect actual firearm sales, yet it is the best indicator of monthly consumer activity.

Major firearm manufacturers also are reporting substantial sales — a welcome, if not surprising, boost in business. In late 2010, many manufacturers were approaching 2011 with a “cautiously optimistic” posture, with some predicting that the new year would present “major challenges.”

Top-Selling Brands

For the first quarter of 2011, Ruger reports a 10.5-percent increase in sales, compared to the same quarter of 2010.

Smith & Wesson reports a 6-percent increase in firearm sales for its third quarter, which ended on Jan. 31. The company posted a 47.9-percent growth in pistol sales, according to officials.

According to data from Southwick Associates (see below), Ruger was the top-selling handgun brand for 2010, and is competing with Smith & Wesson for the top spot in 2011.

For 2010, Remington was the top-selling rifle brand, and is dominating sales for 2011.

In shotguns, Remington and Mossberg tied for the best-selling brand in 2010. For 2011, the two companies, and Winchester, jockey for the top-selling position.

ATF’s Annual Data

According to the ATF’s 2009 Annual Firearms Manufacturing and Export Report — the latest data available from the agency — U.S. manufacturers produced 5,417,003 firearms, a 29.10-percent increase over 2008. This was the first time the industry produced more than 5-million firearms since 1994, and it was the largest number manufactured since 1980, when 5,645,131 guns were made.

Ruger was the number one U.S. firearms manufacturer in 2009 (page 32), outdistancing all other U.S. firearm manufacturers by a significant margin. This was the second year in a row that Ruger achieved the top ranking.

In 2009, Ruger manufactured 933,559 firearms, an impressive 55.8-percent increase over 2008. Ruger ranked number one in handgun and rifle production in 2009.

“Ruger has a popular brand, strong balance sheet, hardworking, dedicated employees, and an experienced and engaged board of directors. We have a simple but effective strategy: To use new product introductions to spur demand, and to adopt lean methodologies throughout the business to enable us to more efficiently fulfill that demand,” said Mike Fifer, Ruger CEO.

In foreign trade, U.S. exports in 2009 decreased 18.33 percent, this after an increase of 22 percent in 2008 (page 38). Smith & Wesson was the top U.S. firearms exporter with 54,692 units exported, a slight increase over 2008.

U.S. imports decreased 22.8 percent in 2010 (pages 40, 41, 42), with 2,508,888 firearms imported. Brazil continues to hold the number one importer position with 876,225 firearms imported in 2009 and 697,350 in 2010.

2009 U.S. Production

In 2009, handgun production increased 32.79 percent over 2008, rifle production increased 28.79 percent and shotgun production increased 19.34 percent.

The top U.S. firearms manufacturers in 2009 were:
• Ruger: 933,559 (+55.8%)
• Smith & Wesson: 666,670 (+19.42%)
• Remington Arms: 612,572 (+22.83%).

The top handgun manufacturers:
• Ruger: 572,479 (+70.26%)
• Smith & Wesson: 556,613 (+7%)
• SIG SAUER: 216,603 (+75%).

The top rifle producers:
• Ruger: 360,005 (+37.58%)
• Remington Arms: 288,728 (+79.37%).
• Marlin Firearms: 269,276 (+35.84%)

The top three shotgun companies:
• Mossberg/Maverick Arms: 374,724
(+10.24%)
• Remington Arms: 323,814 (-4.12%)
• H&R 1871: 46,365 (-19.15%).

U.S. Exports, Imports
The top three U.S. exporters for 2009 were:
• Smith & Wesson: 54,692 (+1.58%)
• Mossberg/Maverick Arms: 45,123
(+8.45%)
• Ruger: 32,489 (-7.85%).

In 2010, the top importers were:
• Brazil: 697,350 (-20.41%)
• Austria: 434,371 (-28.19%)
• Germany: 347,012 (-12%).

Benchmarks For Success

The firearms industry enjoys a unique relationship with American consumers. During tough economic times, the industry often prospers, as consumers purchase firearms for personal protection. Fear of terrorism and vulnerability during natural disasters also drives sales.

But the industry is not immune to business-crushing forces, which can take many forms: social, economical and political.

Solid business practices, continuous anti-gun vigilance and consumer-driven new products are the benchmarks for continued success.

Roxanne Smith contributed significantly to the production of this report.

NICS Background Checks — January 2009 — May 2011
2009 JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUNE

1,213,885 1,259,078 1,345,096 1,225,980 1,023,102 968,145
2009 JULY AUG SEPT OCT NOV DEC

968,145 1,074,757 1,093,230 1,233,982 1,233,982 1,521,192
2009 TOTAL 14,033,824
2010 JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUNE
1,119,229 1,243,211 1,300,100 1,233,761 1,016,876 1,005,876
2010 JULY AUG SEPT OCT NOV DEC
1,069,792 1,089,374 1,145,798 1,368,184 1,296,223 1,521,192
2010 TOTAL 14,409,616
2011 JAN FEB MAR APR MAY
1,323,336 1,473,513 1,449,724 1,351,255 1,230,953
2011 TOTAL 6,828,781

NSSF Adjusted — NICS Background Checks
YEAR JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUNE JULY AUG SEPT OCT NOV DEC TOTALS
2011 784,856 963,746 990,840 843,484 696,947 4,279,873

NSSF Research Department removes NICS purpose code permit checks used by several states for CCW permit application checks and checks on active CCW permit databases. This provides a more accurate picture of current market conditions. Visit www.nssf.org.

Southwick — Top-Selling Firearms 2010 and 2011
Total 2010 Jan 2011 Feb 2011 March 2011 April 2011
Category Brand MS* Brand MS* Brand MS* Brand MS* Brand MS*
Handguns Ruger 16.7% S&W 21% Ruger 22% S&W 21%
Rifles Remington 17.5% Remington 18% Remington 13% Remington 16%
Shotgun Remington 21.5% Remington 27% Mossberg 33% Mossberg 26%
Mossberg 21.5%

*Marketshare: Percentage of all retail sales attributable to the brand.
Source: www.HunterSurvey.com and www.ShooterSurvey.com. Visit www.southwickassociates.com.

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Total U.S. Firearms Production By Type 1990 — 2009
Year Handguns Rifles Shotguns Total
1990 1,838,895 1,156,213 848,948 3,844,056
1991 1,838,266 883,482 828,426 3,550,174
1992 1,525,218 676,808 805,761 3,007,787
1993 2,655,478 1,171,872 1,148,939 4,976,289
1994 2,581,961 1,324,240 1,254,926 5,161,127
1995 1,722,930 1,440,699 1,176,958 4,340,587
1996 1,484,477 1,424,319 926,732 3,835,528
1997 1,406,505 1,281,162 918,759 3,606,426
1998 1,284,755 1,345,899 1,036,520 3,667,174
1999 1,331,230 1,569,685 1,106,995 4,007,910
2000 1,281,861 1,583,042 898,442 3,763,345
2001 946,979 1,284,554 679,813 2,911,346
2002 1,088,584 1,515,286 741,325 3,345,195
2003 1,121,024 1,430,324 726,078 3,277,426
2004 1,022,610 1,325,138 731,769 3,079,517
2005 1,077,630 1,431,372 709,313 3,218,315
2006 1,403,329 1,496,505 714,618 3,614,452
2007 1,610,998 1,610,923 645,231 3,867,152
2008 1,819,024 1,746,139 630,710 4,195,873
2009 2,415,453 2,248,851 752,699 5,417,003
Total 31,457,207 27,946,513 17,282,962 76,686,682

These 20-year graph and chart have been updated, based on new data released by the ATF.

Top 25 U.S. Manufacturers 2009
Manufacturer Pistols Revolvers Rifles Shotguns Total
Sturm, Ruger & Co. 408,654 163,825 360,005 1,075 933,559
Smith & Wesson 334,718 221,895 110,057 110,057
Remington Arms 30 288,728 323,814 612,572
Mossberg/Maverick Arms 57,722 374,724 432,446
Marlin Firearms 269,276 269,276
SIG SAUER 216,603 39,294 255,897
Beretta U.S.A. 144,831 1,056 145,887
Kel-Tec CNC 130,458 12,340 142,798
Savage Arms 130,853 1,548 132,401
Henry RAC Holding Corp.
(Previously listed: Argus Publications)
123,680 123,680
Beemiller (Hi-Point) 84,969 24,000 108,969
Bushmaster Firearms 1,067 86,263 87,330
H&R 1871 38,589 46,365 84,954
Kimber Mfg. 78,903 5,718 84,621
DPMS 83,129 83,129
Colt’s Mfg. 24,963 3,002 46,483 74,448
Heritage Mfg. Inc. 69,678 69,678
Cobra Ent. Of Utah 51,496 1,786 53,282
North American Arms 6,050 45,771 51,821
Stag Arms 48,820 48,820
Keystone Sporting Arms 1,199 45,463 46,662
Century Arms 42,876 42,876
Jimenez Arms 42,115 42,115
Saeilo Inc. 33,943 7,889 41,832
Glock 41,294 41,294

Handgun Production By U.S. Manufacturers 2009
Manufacturer Pistols Revolvers Total
Sturm, Ruger & Co. 408,654 163,825 572,479
Smith & Wesson 334,718 221,895 556,613
SIG SAUER 216,603 216,603
Beretta U.S.A. 144,831 144,831
Kel-Tec CNC 130,458 130,458
Beemiller (Hi-Point) 84,969 84,969
Kimber Mfg. 78,903 78,903
Heritage Mfg. Inc. 69,678 69,678
Cobra Ent. Of Utah 51,496 1,786 53,282
North American Arms 6,050 45,771 51,821
Jimenez Arms 42,115 42,115
Glock 41,294 41,294
Saeilo Inc. 33,943 33,943
Arms Technology 33,639 33,639
Charco 2000 33,491 33,491
Taurus Intl. 28,659 28,659
Colt’s Mfg. 24,963 3,002 27,965
Haskell Mfg. 27,600 27,600
Iberia Firearms 23,900 23,900
Phoenix Arms 20,200 20,200
FN Mfg. 17,530 17,530
Springfield 15,827 15,827
SCCY Industries 14,598 14,598
Chiappa Firearms 7,636 4,663 12,299
Magnum Research 10,698 877 11,575
Bond Arms 11,129 11,129
Masterpiece Arms 9,742 9,742
STI Intl. 9,007 9,007
Heckler & Koch 5,840 5,840
Leinad 4,010 4,010
CZ-USA 3,199 3,199
Wilson’s Gun Shop 2,415 2,415
Les Baer Custom 2,072 2,072
Seecamp, L.W. Co. 1,708 1,708
Excel Industries 1,702 1,702
Caspian Arms 1,642 1,642
U.S. Firearms Mfg. Co. 17 1,582 1,559
Diamondback Firearms 1,526 1,526
Ed Brown Products 1,434 1,434
Tactical Solutions 1,294 1,294
Keystone Sporting Arms 1,199 1,199
Bushmaster 1,067 1,067
Rock River Arms 965 965
A.P.I. 951 951
PARA USA 900 900
Thompson/Center Arms 603 603
Foster Industries 603 603
Sarco 505 505
Wise Lite Arms 457 457
Total 1,868,258 547,195 2,415,453

Pistol Production By U.S. Manufacturers 2009
Manufacturer To .22 To .25 To .32 To .380 To 9mm To .50 Total
Sturm, Ruger & Co. 90,150 198,844 94,109 25,551 408,654
Smith & Wesson 32,904 18 10,800 125,651 165,345 334,718
SIG SAUER 34,564 30,682 87,943 63,414 216,603
Beretta U.S.A. 64,869 16,828 63,011 123 144,831
Kel-Tec CNC 5,803 20,508 59,574 44,573 130,458
Beemiller (Hi-Point) 21,600 63,369 84,969
Kimber Mfg. 468 2,786 75,649 78,903
Cobra Ent. Of Utah 8,829 410 4,041 22,768 15,352 96 51,496
Jimenez Arms 5,354 2,956 900 16,352 16,553 42,115
Glock 17,779 23,515 41,294
Saeilo Inc. 3,719 16,495 13,729 33,943
Arms Technology 33,639 33,639
Taurus Intl. 15,849 6,216 6,594 28,659
Haskell Mfg. 27,600 27,600
Colt’s Mfg. 1,892 23,071 24,963
Iberia Firearms 23,900 23,900
Phoenix Arms 15,986 4,214 20,200
FN Mfg. 7,327 10,203 17,530
Springfield 2,947 12,880 15,827
SCCY Industries 14,598 14,598
Bond Arms 37 8 804 87 10,193 11,129
Magnum Research 10,567 7 124 10,698
Masterpiece Arms 7,018 2,724 9,742
STI Intl. 2,895 6,112 9,007
Chiappa Firearms 7,405 231 7,636
North American Arms 2,624 3,426 6,050
Heckler & Koch 5,840 5,840
Leinad 800 3,210 4,010
CZ-USA 224 2,975 3,199
Wilson’s Gun Shop 401 2,014 2,415
Les Baer Custom 73 1,999 2,072
Seecamp, L.W. Co. 1,505 203 1,708
Excel Industries 499 1,203 1,702
Caspian Arms 1,642 1,642
Diamondback Firearms 1,526 1,526
Ed Brown Products 1,434 1,434
Tactical Solutions 1,294 1,294
Keystone Sporting Arms 1,199 1,199
Bushmaster 893 174 1,067
Rock River Arms 718 168 79 965
A.P.I. 98 853 951
PARA USA 46 854 900
Thompson/Center Arms 145 42 283 5 128 603
Foster Industries 603 603
Sarco 505 505
Total 320,697 15,053 47,396 390,897 586,364 507,851 1,868,258

Revolver Production By U.S. Manufacturers 2009
Manufacturer To .22 To .32 To .38 To .357 To .44 To .50 Total
Smith & Wesson 6,558 1,020 154,465 43,173 9,192 7,487 221,895
Sturm, Ruger & Co. 14,549 3,982 50,426 62,739 16,004 16,125 163,825
Heritage Mfg. Inc. 68,264 162 533 719 69,678
North American Arms 45,771 45,771
Charco 2000 1,723 2,263 25,244 1,046 3,215 33,491
Chiappa Firearms 4,663 4,663
Colt’s Mfg. 124 190 255 441 1,992 3,002
Cobra Enterprises of Utah 1,786 1,786
U.S. Firearms Mfg. Co. 198 17 220 24 228 895 1,582
Magnum Research 2 56 819 877
Freedom Arms 68 15 57 94 190 424
Munitions Intl. Lab 61 61
Turnbull Mfg. Co. 2 7 48 57
Boje Cornils 42 42
Appalachian Gunsmithing 2 5 4 6 4 21
Total 141,840 7,590 232,339 107,834 29,967 27,625 547,195

Long-Gun Production By U.S. Manufacturers 2009
Manufacturer Rifles Shotguns Total
Remington Arms 288,728 323,814 612,542
Mossberg/Maverick Arms 57,722 374,724 432,446
Sturm, Ruger & Co. 360,005 1,075 361,080
Marlin Firearms 269,276 269,276
Savage Arms 130,853 1,548 132,401
Henry RAC Holding Corp. 123,680 123,680
Smith & Wesson 110,057 110,057
Bushmaster Firearms 86,263 86,263
H&R 1871 38,589 46,365 84,954
DPMS 83,129 83,129
Stag Arms 48,820 48,820
Colt Defense LLC 46,483 46,483
Keystone Sporting Arms 45,463 45,463
Century Arms 42,876 42,876
SIG SAUER 39,294 39,294
Rock River Arms 38,766 38,766
Thompson/Center Arms 33,762 266 34,028
Areotek Industries 27,813 27,813
Aero Precision 27,109 27,109
TG Intl. 24,586 24,586
Beemiller (Hi-Point) 24,000 24,000
FN Mfg. 21,878 21,878
Del-Ton 19,369 19,369
Springfield 18,977 18,977
ArmaLite 17,014 17,014
Atek Mfg. 14,436 14,436
CMMG Inc. 14,237 14,237
Kel-Tec CNC 12,340 12,340
Olympic Arms Inc. 12,089 12,089
LWRC Intl. 9,100 9,100
Patriot Ordnance Factory 8,418 8,418
Knights Mfg. Co. 8,200 8,200
Saeilo Inc. 7,889 7,889
Davis, Ronald Duane 7,273 7,273
I.O. Inc. 7,254 7,254
LRB of Long Island 6,490 6,490
Double Star 5,864 5,864
BP Firearms Co. 5,721 5,721
Kimber Mfg. 5,718 5,718
Barrett Firearms Mfg. 5,592 5,592
Essential Arms Co. 5,573 5,573
Mega Machine Shop 5,398 5,398
Sabre Defence Industries 5,347 5,347
Daniel Defense 4,839 4,839
Wise Lite Arms 4,731 4,731
Island Machine 4,213 4,213
High Standard Mfg. 4,084 4,084
PTR-91 3,957 3,957
DS Arms 2,715 2,715
Magnum Research 2,580 2,580
Cooper Firearms of Montana 2,542 2,542
Vulcan Arms 2,534 2,534
American Precision Mfg. Co. 2,356 2,356
Bend Machine 2,154 2,154
Les Baer 2,095 2,095
Modern Muzzleloading 2,010 2,010
Anvil Arms 1,786 1,786
TNW Firearms 1,709 1,709
ZDF Import/Export 1,605 1,605
Lauer, Steven Michael 1,492 1,492
Firearms Intl. 1,453 1,453
Wilson’s Gun Shop 720 729 1,449
Allied Armament 1,425 1,425
Ithaca Gun Company 1,259 1,259
Connecticut Shotgun Mfg. 3 1,175 1,178
Alexander Industries 1,059 1,059
Beretta USA 1,056 1,056
Kriss USA 1,035 1,035
Space-Consystems 979 979
Bravo Co. Mfg. 897 897
Noveske Rifleworks 750 750
PARA USA 713 713
Florida Arms Mfg. Co. 665 665
Bat Machine Co. 624 624
H-S Precision 613 613
JP Enterprises 592 592
Powder River Rifle Co. 574 574
Excel Industries 545 545
RCS Diesel Service 505 505
Vector Arms 501 501
Masterpiece Arms 488 488
Nordic Components 369 369
Arms Technology 355 355
Roads, Nathan James 350 350
McMillan, Firearms Mfg. 321 321
DC Industries 309 309
McKee 289 289
Clements, Coy Roberts 280 280
Spike’s Tactical 267 267
Ohio Ordnance Works 267 267
Triple River Gunsmithing 259 259
Coharie Arms 254 254
Raleigh, Darin Eugene 231 231
GA Precision 217 217
Xtreme Machining 214 214
Zelenky, Robert 214 214
C. Sharps Arms Co. 203 203
Advanced Precision Machining 200 200
Nosler 198 198
Gunwerks 195 195
Ares Defense Systems 187 187
REH Industries 183 183
Marcolmar 170 170
Bar-S Machine 162 162
Shooters Wholesale 153 153
Yeamans, Matthew 152 152
White, Frank 150 150
Total 2,248,851 752,699 3,001,550

U.S. Firearm Exports

Pistols 2009
Manufacturer Exports
Smith & Wesson 26,486
Sturm, Ruger & Co. 7,500
SIG SAUER 6,760
STI 4,954
Kimber Mfg. 3,689
Beretta USA 1,358
Taurus Intl. 1,313
Colt’s Mfg. 1,308
PARA USA 793
Les Baer Custom 532
North American Arms 359
Springfield 214
US Training Center 197
Cobra Enterprises of Utah 169
DS Arms 149
Saeilo Inc. 112
Strayer Voight 105
Meggitt Training Systems 99
Wilson’s Gun Shop 80
Iver Johnson Arms 59
Wildey F A Inc. 37
Hurricane Butterfly Research 35
Thompson/Center Arms 30
Legacy Sports Intl. 22
AmChar Wholesale 20
Rock River Arms 8
Heckler & Koch Defense 6
Ed Brown Products 5
Mountain Competition Pistols 3
Total Exports 56,402

Revolvers 2009
Manufacturer Exports
Smith & Wesson 27,021
Sturm, Ruger & Co. 4,053
North American Arms 779
Taurus Intl. Mfg. 418
Colt’s Mfg. 98
Legacy Sports Intl. 8
Total Exports 32,377

Shotguns 2009
Manufacturer Exports
Maverick Arms 34,082
Braztech Intl. 1,868
Remington Arms Co. 321
Ithaca Gun Co. 45
Savage Arms 43
Sturm, Ruger & Co. 42
Meggitt Training Systems 26
Legacy Sports Intl. 14
Smith & Wesson 7
Koscielski, Mark Peter 3
Hurricane Butterfly Research 2
LJUTIC 2
Total Exports 36,455

Rifles 2009
Manufacturer Exports
Sturm, Ruger & Co. 20,894
Mossberg/Maverick Arms 11,041
Bushmaster Firearms 4,973
Henry RAC Holding Corp. 4,911
Thompson/Center Arms 4,258
Legacy Sports Intl. 4,230
Savage Arms 3,589
Colt Defense 1,333
Stag Arms 1,265
Smith & Wesson 1,178
Kimber Mfg. 648
H-S Precision 363
Barrett Firearms Mfg. 300
ZDF Import/Export 246
SIG SAUER 241
ArmaLite 200
U.S. Training Center 197
Braztech Intl. 151
Pneu Dart 128
TDJ 85
AmChar Wholesale 85
Kelbly’s Rifle Range 76
DS Arms 72
Knight, Charles Reed 68
Hurricane Butterfly Research 67
McMillan Firearms Mfg. 65
Saeilo 62
Hyperion Legion Intl. 60
Gary’s Guns 49
Barnes Precision Machine 44
Meggitt Training Systems 39
Searcy, Bernard 28
Powder River Rifle Co. 27
C. Sharps Arms Co. 21
Springfield 18
Pierce Engineering 12
Rock River Arms 10
Beretta USA 8
Shilen Rifles 7
Tabassi, Amir 5
Hamleys 4
DA Acquisitions 3
Rogue River Rifleworks 1
Wildey F A 1
Spediacci, Dominic 1
Drake, Lewis 1
Ed Brown Products 1
Montana Rifle Co. 1
Dicks Gun Repair 1
Taylor, Leo 1
Echols, D’Arcy 1
Funk, Ronald Allen 1
High Mountain Hunting Supply 1
Total Exports 61,072

Firearms Imports

Handguns By Country 2009 & 2010

Country 2009 2010
Argentina 65,127 73,293
Austria 602,146 431,118
Belgium 33,195 18,862
Brazil 653,244 525,106
Bulgaria 5,501 705
Canada 9,522
Croatia 274,948 236,276
Czech Republic 56,009 15,019
Germany 291,273 229,172
Hungary 6,450 381
Israel 9,009 2,552
Italy 98,880 104,949
Norway 8
Philippines 33,421 44,626
Poland 10,234 3,826
Romania 10,571 16,945
Russia 1,050
Serbia 3,038 12,455
Slovakia 1,503 260
South Korea 20 29
Spain 1,097 933
Switzerland 2,309 499
Tokelau 1,000
Turkey 17,971 14,303
Ukraine 1,000
U.K. 489 360
Total 2,187,965 2,187,965

Rifles By Country 2009
Country Semiauto 2009 Bolt 2009 NESOI* 2009 Rimfire 2009 Total 2009
Australia 0
Austria 1,548 965 2,513
Belgium 21,487 295 2 35 21,819
Brazil 32,983 61,310 94,293
Bulgaria 1,975 1,975
Canada 8 161,543 161,551
Czech Rep. 3,222 530 906 12,043 16,701
Denmark 157 157
Finland 32,623 32,623
France 6 18 24
Germany 5,458 2,152 702 93,097 101,409
Hungary 16,250 16,250
Italy 1,603 5,089 9,638 5,499 21,829
Japan 54,988 14,643 13,698 83,329
Mexico 1,770 1,770
New Zealand 1 1
Norway 10 10
Philippines 102 3,990 4,092
Poland 1,313 1,313
Portugal 13,663 510 14,173
Romania 80,812 80,812
Russia 6,000 2,681 3,300 11,981
Serbia 999 170 55 1,224
South Africa 0
Spain 25 1,507 1,532
Sweden 55 55
Switzerland 68 1 427 1 496
Turkey 200 200
U.K. 609 4,358 15 4,982
Total 126,513 104,883 87,383 358,335 677,114

Rifles By Country 2010
Country Semiauto 2010 Bolt 2010 NESOI* 2010 Rimfire 2010 Total 2010
Australia 2 3 5
Austria 931 1,725 100 2,756
Belgium 15,989 2 16 10 16,017
Brazil 34,148 12,095 46,243
Bulgaria 0
Canada 1 134,506 134,507
Czech Rep. 2,746 50 900 11,376 15,072
Denmark 0
Finland 26,464 26,464
France 5 15 20
Germany 3,330 2,606 2,073 23,564 31,573
Hungary 0
Italy 480 2,485 8,115 5,323 16,403
Japan 32,278 10,543 7,125 49,946
Mexico 0
New Zealand 0
Norway 0
Philippines 2,050 2,050
Poland 0
Portugal 4,740 4,740
Romania 33,855 33,855
Russia 1,140 7,307 7,100 5,547
Serbia 12,012 1,291 165 13,468
South Africa 2 2 4
Spain 117 6,781 6,898
Sweden 0
Switzerland 869 235 1,105
Turkey 400 400
U.K. 1,674 4,906 79 6,659
Total 62,684 86,801 77,853 96,394 423,732

Imports Shotguns & Combination Guns By Country 2009
Country Semiauto 2009 Over/Under 2009 NESOI* 2009 Total 2009 Combination 2009
Austria 244 244 1
Belgium 10 12 2 24 1
Brazil 21,385 21,787 43,172 85,516
Canada 12
China 21,021 21,021 14
Czech Rep. 16 1,708 1,724
France 2 16 18 2
Germany 985 260 1,245 9
Ireland 26 26
Italy 76,123 19,118 1,084 96,325 1
Japan 30 551 246 827
Pakistan 5 5
Philippines 560 560
Poland 73 73
Portugal 5 5
Russia 1,960 669 2,629 58,308
South Africa 0
Spain 916 2,685 511 4,112
Sweden 133 133
Turkey 17,738 24,614 18,119 60,471
U.K. 6,440 1,596 8,036 8
Total 96,798 75,823 68,029 240,650 143,872

Imports Shotguns & Combination Guns By Country 2010
Country Semiauto 2010 Over/Under 2010 NESOI* 2010 Total 2010 Combination 2010
Austria 494 494 3
Belgium 33 5 38 10
Brazil 16,766 29,140 45,906 80,095
Canada
China 18,708 18,708
Czech Rep. 6 26 32 2
France 7 7 14 6
Germany 83,903 2,057 171 86,131 136
Ireland
Italy 17,919 1,681 19,600 5
Japan 48 254 302
Pakistan 4 4
Philippines 1,139 1,139
Poland 70 70
Portugal 704 704
Russia 1,306 800 2,106 1,602
South Africa 2 2
Spain 953 82 688 1,723
Sweden 42 42
Turkey 40,884 32,935 13,645 87,464
U.K. 19 4,817 1,260 6,096 3
Total 127,775 74,664 68,136 270,575 81,862

*NESOI: “Not Elsewhere Specified Or Included” — Foreign Trade Division, U.S. Bureau of Census

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