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U.S. Firearms Industry Today 2012

Industry Enters Golden Era, Firearms Sales Set Records

By Russ Thurman
From The July 2012 Issue Of Shooting Industry

The industry has entered a golden era, a renaissance of gun ownership that transcends a dedicated segment of Americans who consider firearms a natural part of their lives. The remarkable level of firearms sales that are exceeding previous lofty projections go beyond political- or fear-motivated factors.

Yes, those elements are still present, but the dominating factor is a culture revival. Americans have discovered firearms in a way not seen in decades. The American citizenship has got it — gun ownership is OK! Gun ownership has gone mainstream. It’s OK to go out and shoot a gun just to have fun. It’s the fun factor of firearms that has been restored to the culture.

To buy a gun for personal defense — yes, that factor is still very high. Consumers get that; they’re very serious about the protection factor. Concerns about how the present administration, if reelected, will attack firearms — yes, that’s still in play. However, it doesn’t stir the hearts of gun owners like it did in 2008 and 2009, and the “Obama Factor” is not driving most firearm sales today.

Yet, all those firearms purchased after the presidential election of 2008 have played a key role in today’s renaissance. Then, driven by the fear that the new president would ban certain firearms, many seasoned gun owners and even more first-time buyers, swarmed gun stores to purchase firearms, primarily “black rifles.” However, most of those firearms were locked away, untouched, unfired.

No longer. Many of those tens of thousands of firearms are now being used in personal-defense classes, competitions, hunting and everyday plinking. The owners of those firearms have learned to shoot and have discovered a nearly dead cultural phenomenon — it’s fun!

What has driven this “new” discovery?

TV has had a huge impact. Viewers are enjoying many more programs featuring firearms that go beyond hunting. Yet, hunting is enjoying a resurgence, also. Women, whose first firearms were for personal defense, are now hunting, shooting clays, competing — and buying their own firearms, ones they researched on the Internet. Social media has a remarkable impact on today’s acceptance of firearms.

Another major influencing factor of gun ownership is America’s modern military veteran. There are hundreds of thousands of dads, brothers, uncles, wives, sisters, aunts, cousins and extended family and friends, who served or are serving in Iran and Afghanistan. They are respected and admired. They carried firearms to protect our country. That factor, that imagery, has had a huge positive impact on how firearms are viewed in our country.

Even if you took away the continuing Obama Factor — fear of what the president may do if reelected — the market would be healthy. That said, the Obama Factor has had another positive element, which has helped the cultural resurgence of firearms. The president has effectively muzzled the anti-gun movement since 2009, while promising, “We are working on it.” The lack of near-daily diatribes from the anti-gun movement has provided an opportunity for the industry and gun owners to tell their story. Even the president’s begrudging admission that the Second Amendment guarantees the right of citizens to own firearms helped provide an opportunity for the truth to emerge.
Playing a major role in getting that truth out is NSSF, which has firmly established itself as the voice of the industry. That has been key to getting the industry story told — including recent data on impressive hiring by industry companies. NSSF’s near-instant reaction to anti-firearm business legislation and initiatives, and their consumer information programs and better-business projects — all have a major impact.

Yes, the American people have got it. It’s OK to own a firearm and it’s OK to have fun shooting. And they are buying firearms at a rate not seen in 20 years.

Impressive Numbers

How well is the industry doing? The truth is in the number of background checks conducted for firearm purchases, and company financial statements that substantiate the impressive state of the industry.

In May, NICS conducted 840,412 background checks (NSSF adjusted), reflecting a 20.6-percent increase over May 2010. This marks the 24th straight month that the number of background checks have increased, compared to the same months of the previous two years.
NSSF reports that their adjusted NICS data shows increases for 2012, compared to 2011, in January: 17.3 percent, February: 31.4 percent, March: 20 percent and April: 10.5 percent.

Also notable is the number of background checks conducted in December 2011, the largest number in any one month in the history of NICS, which began in 2008. NICS conducted 1,410,937 (NSSF adjusted) background checks in December 2011, a 25-percent increase over December 2010.

For the first quarter of 2012, Ruger reported net sales of $112.3 million, an increase of 49 percent, compared to the same quarter in 2011, along with corresponding earnings that “nearly doubled.”

On May 21, Smith & Wesson Holding Corp. reported preliminary net sales for the fourth quarter ending April 30 were approximately $129 million, an increase of approximately $28 million, or 28 percent, compared to the same quarter last year.

On May 18, Freedom Group announced its first-quarter sales, ending March 31, were $206 million, up 17 percent from the same period last year. Net sales of firearms for the quarter were $127.4 million, a 34-percent increase compared to the quarter ending March 31, 2011.
According to data from Southwick Associates (see below), Ruger has dominated handgun sales for the first four months of 2012. Southwick data shows Ruger as the top-selling handgun brand in 2009, 2010 and 2011.

Remington, Southwick reports, is dominating rifle and shotguns sales for 2012, a trend begun in 2009, with Mossberg tying Remington for the best-selling shotgun brand in 2010.

ATF’s Annual Data

According to the “ATF’s 2010 Annual Firearms Manufacturing and Export Report” — the latest data available from the agency — U.S. manufacturers produced 5,391,311 firearms, a decrease of less than 1 percent from 2009. Such a slight decrease is impressive, given the significant increase (29%) in manufacturing in 2009, which was the first year the industry produced more than 5-million firearms since 1994. The largest drop in 2010 production was in rifles, with a decrease of 19 percent from 2010. Handgun production continued to climb in 2010, with a 17-percent increase over 2009, this following a 33-percent jump in 2009 over 2008.

Ruger was the number one U.S. fire arms manufacturer in 2010, outpacing all other U.S. firearm manufacturers by an impressive margin. This was the third year in a row that Ruger achieved the top ranking.
In 2010, Ruger manufactured 903,968 firearms, a drop of 3 percent from 2009, when the company increased its production by 56-percent over 2008. For 2010, Ruger ranked number one in handgun production, with 665,954 units, a 16-percent increase over 2009 when the company’s handgun production jumped 70 percent.
In foreign trade, U.S. exports in 2010 increased 21 percent, a welcome turnaround after an 18-percent decrease in 2009 (see page 44). Mossberg/Maverick Arms was the top U.S. firearms exporter with 48,696 units exported, an 8-percent jump over 2009.
U.S. imports decreased 22.8 percent in 2010 (see pages 46, 48, 49), with 2,508,888 firearms imported. In 2011, they rebounded with 2,992,982 units imported, a 19-percent increase over 2010. Brazil continues to dominate firearm imports, with 679,350 units imported in 2010, and 830,302 in 2011, a 22-percent increase.

2010 U.S. Production

The top U.S. firearms manufacturers in 2010 were:
• Ruger: 903,968 (-3%)
• Smith & Wesson: 681,834 (+2%)
• Remington Arms: 555,794 (-9%).

The top handgun manufacturers were:
• Ruger: 665,954 (+16%)
• Smith & Wesson: 581,783 (+5%)
• SIG SAUER: 266,316 (+23%).

The top rifle producers were:
• Remington Arms: 263,934 (-9%)
• Marlin Firearms: 253,521 (-6%)
• Ruger: 236,616 (-34%).

The top three shotgun companies were:
• Mossberg/Maverick: 393,284 (+5%)
• Remington Arms: 280,843 (-13%)
• H&R 1871: 58,998 (+27%).

U.S. Exports, Imports
The top three U.S. exporters for 2010 were:
• Mossberg/Maverick: 48,696 (+8%)
• Ruger: 43,630 (-34%)
• Smith & Wesson: 38,345 (-30%)

In 2010, the top importers were:
• Brazil: 679,350 (-20%)
• Austria: 434,371 (-28%)
• Germany: 347,012 (-12%).

In 2011, the top importers were:
• Brazil: 830,302 (+22%)
• Austria: 520,851 (+25%)
• Germany: 302,924 (+15%).

Roxanne Smith contributed significantly to the production of this report.

NSSF Adjusted: NICS Background Checks — January 2009 — May 2012
2009 JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUNE

847,808 911,043 942,288 817,118 662,956 602,191
2009 JULY AUG SEPT OCT NOV DEC

602,353 687,252 762,572 841,631 861,575 1,031,344
2009 TOTAL 9,534,131
2010 JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUNE
715,309 848,036 861,408 731,955 625,763 602,908
2010 JULY AUG SEPT OCT NOV DEC
628,125 718,971 770,310 854,563 945,463 1,133,371
2010 TOTAL 9,436,182
2011 JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUNE
784,856 963,746 990,840 843,484 696,947 679,840
JULY AUG SEPT OCT NOV DEC
2011 TOTAL 680,258 815,858 878,345 945,088 1,101,076 1,410,937
2012 JAN FEB MAR APRIL MAY JUNE
920,840 1,266,344 1,189,344 931,660 931,660 N/A
2012 TOTAL 5,148,408

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 2009 to April 2012
Total 2009 Total 2010
Total 2011
Jan/Feb 2012
Mar/Apr 2012
Category Brand MS* Brand MS* Brand MS* Brand MS* Brand MS*
Handguns Ruger 16.6% Ruger 16.7% Ruger 17.1% Ruger 18% Ruger 17%
Rifles Remington 16.5% Remington 17.5% Remington 16% Remington 11% Remington 13%
Shotgun Remington 21.5% Mossberg 21.5% Remington 24.6% Remington 21% Remington 20%
Remington 21.5

*Marketshare. Source: www.HunterSurvey.com and www.ShooterSurvey.com, monthly consumer
monitoring services conducted by Southwick Associates.

US Firearm Production Graph

Total U.S. Firearms Production By Type 1991 — 2010
Year Handguns Rifles Shotguns Total
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
2010 2,817,377 1,830,556 743,378 5,391,311
Total 32,435,689 28,620,856 17,177,392 78,233,937

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

Top 25 U.S. Manufacturers 2010
Manufacturer Pistols Revolvers Rifles Shotguns Total
Sturm, Ruger & Co. 473,479 192,475 236,616 1,398 903,968
Smith & Wesson 352,969 228,814 100,051 681,834
Remington Arms 11,017 263,934 280,843 555,794
Mossberg/Maverick Arms 66,938 393,284 460,222
SIG SAUER 266,316 29,764 296,080
Marlin Firearms 253,521 492 254,013
Savage Arms 171,472 171,472
Beretta U.S.A. 133,397 5,191 142,798
Taurus Intl. 128,160 128,160
Henry RAC Holding Corp. 124,701 124,701
Kel-Tec CNC 104,116 14,679 118,795
Beemiller (Hi-Point) 79,900 35,300 115,200
H&R 1871 48,733 58,998 107,731
Burbak Machine 93,841 93,841
Kimber Mfg. 85,991 4,385 90,376
Saeilo Inc. 50,466 4,025 54,491
Thompson/Center Arms 696 53,242 316 54,254
Heritage Mfg. Inc. 53,805 53,805
ATW Companies 49,882 49,882
Keystone Sporting Arms 1,017 47,835 135 48,987
DPMS 46,891 46,891
Bushmaster Firearms 283 40,878 41,161
FN Mfg. 19,382 19,816 39,198
North American Arms 1,484 36,137 37,621
Glock 16,105 20,463 36,568

Handgun Production By U.S. Manufacturers 2010
Manufacturer Pistols Revolvers Total
Sturm, Ruger & Co. 473,479 192,475 665,954
Smith & Wesson 352,969 228,814 581,783
SIG SAUER 266,316 266,316
Beretta U.S.A. 133,397 133,397
Taurus Intl. 128,160 128,160
Kel-Tec CNC 104,116 104,116
Burbak Machine 93,841 93,841
Kimber Mfg. 85,991 85,991
Beemiller (Hi-Point) 79,900 79,900
Heritage Mfg. Inc. 53,805 53,805
Saeilo Inc. 50,466 50,466
ATW Companies 49,882 49,882
North American Arms 1,484 36,137 37,621
Arms Technology 35,830 35,830
Jimenez Arms 34,560 34,560
Chiappa Firearms 26,278 7,070 33,348
Colt’s Mfg. 29,331 29,331
Glock 31,395 31,395
Cobra Ent. Of Utah 30,227 669 30,896
Precision Tool & Molding 27,150 27,150
Haskell Mfg. 25,500 25,500
Diamondback Firearms 25,252 25,252
Charco 2000 24,789 24,789
Iberia Firearms 23,400 23,400
FN Mfg. 19,382 19,382
PARA USA 16,726 16,726
Springfield 16,105 16,105
Phoenix Arms 14,400 14,400
Bond Arms 13,627 13,627
U.S. Firearms Mfg. Co. 12,007 12,007
Remington Arms Co. 11,017 11,017
SCCY Industries 8,641 8,641
I.O. Inc. 7,808 7,808
Payne, J. & Cashin, P. 4,244 4,244
CZ-USA 3,542 3 3,542
Firearms Intl. 2,767 2,767
Les Baer Custom 2,540 2,540
Leinad 2,318 2,318
Wilson’s Gun Shop 2,285 2,285
Ed Brown Products 1,876 1,876
Tactical Solutions 1,781 1,781
Caspian Arms 1,760 1,760
L.W. Seecamp Co. 1,468 1,468
Nighthawk Custom 1,439 1,439
FMK Firearms 1,349 1,349
A.P.I. 1,124 1,124
Keystone Sporting Arms 1,017 1,017
Foster Industries 919 919
PTR-91 819 819
VLH 811 811
Precision Small Arms 738 738
Heckler & Koch 718 718
Excel Industries 697 697
Thompson/Center Arms 696 696
Olympic Arms 584 584
Rock River Arms 575 575
Wise Lite Arms 537 537
Excel Mfg. 515 515
Freedom Arms 70 387 457
Century Arms 434 434
High Speed Machining 397 397
Total 2,258,450 558,927 2,817,377

Pistol Production By U.S. Manufacturers 2010
Manufacturer To .22 To .25 To .32 To .380 To 9mm To .50 Total
Sturm, Ruger & Co. 96,336 255,789 101,911 19,443 473,479
Smith & Wesson 33,438 698 68,320 107,062 143,451 352,969
SIG SAUER 33,295 62,333 107,596 63,092 266,316
Beretta U.S.A. 36,970 1,970 19,391 69,613 5,453 133,397
Taurus Intl. 20,833 8,220 2 99,105 128,160
Kel-Tec CNC 4,256 4,541 14,831 40,638 39,850 104,116
Burbak Machine 54,268 38,341 1,232 93,841
Kimber Mfg. 699 5,241 80,051 85,991
Beemiller (Hi-Point) 15,000 64,900 79,900
Saeilo Inc. 12,577 23,090 14,799 50,466
ATW Companies 49,882 49,882
Arms Technology 35,830 35,830
Jimenez Arms 6,399 2,013 1,069 12,950 12,129 34,560
Glock 20,893 10,502 31,395
Cobra Ent. Of Utah 5,873 180 1,466 12,456 9,915 337 30,227
Colt’s Mfg. 3 2,133 27,195 29,331
Precision Tool & Molding 27,150 27,150
Chiappa Firearms 26,276 2 26,278
Haskell Mfg. 25,500 25,500
Diamondback Firearms 25,252 25,252
Iberia Firearms 23,400 23,400
FN Mfg. 6,904 12,478 19,382
PARA USA 959 15,767 16,726
Springfield 3,513 12,592 16,105
Phoenix Arms 11,628 2,772 14,400
Bond Arms 13 8 855 117 12,634 13,627
Remington Arms Co. 11,017 11,017
SCCY Industries 8,641 8,641
I.O. Inc. 7,808 7,808
Payne, J. & Cashin, P. 993 93 2,265 893 4,244
CZ-USA 410 3,132 3,542
Firearms Intl. 2,654 113 2,767
Les Baer Custom 63 2,477 2,540
Leinad 2,318 2,318
Wilson’s Gun Shop 333 1,952 2,285
Ed Brown Products 1,876 1,876
Tactical Solutions 1,781 1,781
Caspian Arms 1,760 1,760
North American Arms 62 422 1,000 1,484
L.W. Seecamp Co. 966 502 1,468
Nighthawk Custom 136 1,303 1,439
FMK Firearms 1,349 1,349
A.P.I. 51 1,073 1,124
Keystone Sporting Arms 1,017 1,017
Foster Industries 919 919
Total 374,505 21,722 39,792 665,512 630,217 526,702 2,258,450

Revolver Production By U.S. Manufacturers 2010
Manufacturer To .22 To .32 To .38 To .357 To .44 To .50 Total
Smith & Wesson 11,796 332 124,681 62,230 16,773 13,002 228,814
Sturm, Ruger & Co. 19,743 7,399 66,121 61,938 22,752 14,522 192,475
Heritage Mfg. Inc. 52,352 282 367 804 53,805
North American Arms 36,137 36,137
Charco 2000 2,658 416 16,918 1,823 2,974 24,789
U.S. Firearms Mfg. Co. 1,573 141 1,208 7 1,738 7,340 12,007
Chiappa Firearms 7,070 7,070
Colt’s Mfg. 15 758 90 174 1,049 2,086
Cobra Enterprises of Utah 669 669
High Speed Machining 397 397
Freedom Arms 37 14 51 119 166 387
Boje Cornils 165 165
Turnbull Mfg. Co. 1 11 41 53
Appalachian Gunsmithing 9 4 8 2 4 27
Total 131,543 8,605 210,762 126,525 45,361 36,131 558,927

Long-Gun Production By U.S. Manufacturers 2010
Manufacturer Rifles Shotguns Total
Remington Arms 263,934 280,843 544,777
Mossberg/Maverick Arms 66,938 393,284 460,222
Marlin Firearms Co. 253,521 492 254,013
Sturm, Ruger & Co. 236,616 1,398 238,014
Savage Arms 171,472 171,472
Henry RAC Holding Corp. 124,701 124,701
H&R 1871 48,733 58,998 107,731
Smith & Wesson 100,051 100,051
Thompson/Center Arms 53,242 316 53,558
Keystone Sporting Arms 47,835 135 47,970
DPMS 46,891 46,891
Bushmaster Firearms 40,878 40,878
Beemiller (Hi-Point) 35,300 35,300
SIG SAUER 29,764 29,764
Rock River Arms 23,200 23,200
Springfield 20,463 20,463
Aero Precision 19,939 19,939
FN Mfg. 19,816 19,816
Stag Arms 19,545 19,545
Delaware Machinery & Tool 17,149 17,149
Century Arms 15,480 15,480
Kel-Tec CNC Industries 14,679 14,679
Areotek Industries 13,485 13,485
BP Firearms Co. 12,513 12,513
Colt Defense LLC 11,175 11,175
ArmaLite 9,562 9,562
DS Arms 8,001 8,001
CMMG Inc. 7,663 7,663
LWRC Intl. 6,144 6,144
Del-Ton 5,676 5,676
Bravo Co. Mfg. 5,380 5,380
LRB of Long Island 5,255 5,255
Beretta USA 5,191 5,191
Kimber Mfg. 4,385 4,385
Saeilo Inc. 4,025 4,025
Lewis Machine & Tool 3,553 3,553
John W. Heaton 3,370 3,370
I.O. Inc. 3,059 3,059
Olympic Arms Inc. 2,892 2,892
Cooper Firearms of Montana 2,476 2,476
Daniel Defense 2,413 2,413
Double Star 2,321 2,321
Atek Mfg. 2,236 2,236
XLI Corp. 2,055 2,055
PTR-91 1,614 1,614
Barrett Firearms Mfg. 1,472 1,472
Mega Machine Shop 1,457 1,457
Knight’s Mfg. Co. 1,437 1,437
Palmetto State Armory 1,363 1,363
TNW Firearms 1,353 1,353
PARA USA 1,309 1,309
Ithaca Gun Company 1,201 1,201
Sabre Defence Industries 1,194 1,194
Patriot Ordnance Factory 947 947
Wise Lite Arms 924 924
ustin Precision Products 903 903
Superior Arms 900 900
Pioneer Metal Finishing 854 854
Chiappa Firearms 786 786
Noveske Rifleworks 748 748
Bat Machine Co. 729 729
Alexander Industries 612 612
Arms Technology 611 611
Moores Machine Co. of Sanford 610 610
Total 1,830,556 743,378 2,573,934

Total includes all U.S. manufacturers.

U.S. Firearm Exports

Pistols 2010
Manufacturer Exports
Smith & Wesson 19,602
Beretta USA 12,859
Sturm, Ruger & Co. 12,047
SIG SAUER 9,921
Kimber Mfg. 5,517
FN Mfg. 5,376
Colt’s Mfg. 3,685
Glock 3,404
Taurus Intl. Mfg. 2,449
PARA USA 1,360
Les Baer Custom 1,261
Hurricane Butterfly Res. 1,000
Springfield 354
Iver Johnson Arms 321
Saeilo Inc. 242
North American Arms 140
Strayer Voight 105
Legacy Sports Intl. 95
Cobra Enterprises of Utah 90
Ed Brown Products 55
Thompson/Center Arms 36
Nighthawk Custom 34
Rock River Arms 28
Meggitt Training Systems 26
AmChar Wholesale 16
Kel Tec CNC Industries 12
Wildey F A Inc. 4
V Custom 1
Bushmaster Firearms Intl. 1
Total Exports 80,041

Revolvers 2010
Manufacturer Exports
Smith & Wesson 17,071
Sturm, Ruger & Co. 5,690
Taurus Intl. Mfg. 1,445
North American Arms 590
Heritage Mfg. 170
Braztech Intl. 155
Nighthawk Custom 80
Colt’s Mfg. 66
Legacy Sports Intl. 19
Total Exports
25,286

Shotguns 2010
Manufacturer Exports
Mossberg/Maverick 35,138
Braztech Intl. 4,464
Weatherby 2,387
Beretta USA 754
Remington Arms Co. 250
Ithaca Gun Co. 99
Legacy Sports Intl. 71
Sturm, Ruger & Co. 70
Savage Arms 56
Wilson’s Gun Shop 29
Nighthawk Custom 11
R&R Racing 8
MVB Industries 6
River Services 6
Thomas, Korey Rick 6
Meggitt Training Systems 4
Cubic Simulation Systems 1
Metal Storm 1
Total Export 43,361

Rifles 2010
Manufacturer Exports
Sturm, Ruger & Co. 25,823
Mossberg/Maverick Arms 13,558
Savage Arms 7,373
Thompson/Center Arms 6,503
Weatherby 6,262
Legacy Sports Intl. 4,045
Henry RAC Holding Corp. 3,011
Colt Defense 2,324
Smith & Wesson 1,672
Stag Arms 982
SIG SAUER 878
Hurricane Butterfly Res. 494
Kimber Mfg. 369
Barrett Firearms Mfg. 363
Bushmaster Firearms 310
ZDF Import/Export 300
Gunwerks 294
H-S Precision 199
TDJ 166
AmChar Wholesale 146
McMillan Firearms Mfg. 132
Pneu Dart 129
DS Arms 122
ArmaLite 90
Kel Tec CNC Industries 87
Hanson, Norman Louis 85
Braztech Intl. 84
Knight’s Mfg. Co. 71
Meggitt Training Systems 67
Desert Technology & Mfg. 62
Kelbly’s Rifle Range 61
V Custom 58
Rock River Arms 54
Les Baer Custom 51
Just Right Carbines 50
Nosler 44
Searcy, Bernard 30
RPT Consulting 25
Springfield 17
Cooper Firearms of Montana 16
Saeilo 15
The Gun Room Co. 14
JKB Daira 13
Tabassi, Amir 11
C. Sharps Arms Co. 10
Colt’s Mfg. 9
LWRC Intl. 7
Campbell, Allen Wayne 6
Hamleys 4
Allen, Kirby Leroy 4
PARA USA 4
KRISS USA 4
Gage, George Dean 3
Pierce Engineering 2
Borden, James F. 2
Melvin Forbes Enterprises 2
Nighthawk Custom 1
Total Exports 76,518

Firearm Imports

Handguns By Country 2010 & 2011
Country 2010 2011
Argentina 73,293 71,838
Austria 431,118 515,396
Belgium 18,862 10,043
Brazil 525,106 345,489
Bulgaria 705 1,450
Canada 2
Costa Rica 19,500
Croatia 236,276 211,001
Czech Republic 15,019 26,036
Egypt 53
Germany 229,172 259,494
Hungary 381 303
Israel 104,949 91,608
Philippines 44,626 54,247
Poland 3,826 3,826
Romania 16,945 13,775
Russia 1,050 16,900
Serbia 12,455 720
Slovakia 260 640
South Korea 29
Spain 933 321
Swaziland 22
Switzerland 499 839
Turkey 14,303 11,908
United Arab Emirates 285
U.K. 360 4,355
Total 1,732,719 1,688,307

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

Rifles By Country 2011
Country Semiauto 2011 Bolt 2011 NESOI* 2011 Rimfire 2011 Total 2011
Australia 23 23
Austria 1,000 1,292 502 2,610 5,404
Belgium 15,913 400 2 2 16,317
Bosnia/Herzegovina 200 200
Brazil 1,425 375,022 4,500 380,947
Canada 3 4 156,850 156,857
Czech Rep. 2,640 2,256 200 15,067 20,163
Finland 23,417 23,417
France 18 27 45
Germany 15,173 1,586 797 23,726 41,282
Italy 200 451 8,874 2,682 12,207
Japan 36,908 13,621 8,942 59,471
Norway 25 25
Philippines 1,430 1,430
Poland 265 362 627
Portugal
Romania 37,148 500 37,648
Russia 17,680 27,000 22,941 67,621
Serbia 1,200 562 5,800 7,562
South Africa 14 14
Spain 3 10,012 10,015
Sweden 53 85 138
Switzerland 2 1 189
Turkey 1,153 1,153
U.K. 67 829 1,974 539 3,409
Total 93,601 95,069 441,126 216,371 846,167

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

Imports Shotguns & Combination Guns By Country 2011
Country Semiauto 2011 Over/Under 2011 NESOI* 2011 Total 2011 Combination 2011
Austria 7 43 50 1
Belgium 2 32 80 114
Brazil 19,788 30,360 50,148 53,718
Canada 9 4 13
China 57,264 33,688 90,952
Czech Rep. 6
Finland 6
France 1 9 10
Germany 1,882 243 2,125 23
Ireland 1 1
Italy 80,314 15,672 650 96,636 295
Japan 73 1,761 1,834
Mexico 4,284 4,284
Pakistan
Philippines 950 950
Poland 11 11
Portugal 1,845 270 2,115
Russia 44,544 664 7,572 52,780 1,057
South Africa 1 1
Spain 433 42 853 1,328
Switzerland 10 10
Turkey 49,173 36,126 6,391 91,690 100
U.K. 6,127 2,120 8,247 3
Total 180,605 137,962 84,732 403,299 55,209

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

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