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U.S. Firearms Industry Today 2013

The information below is the latest data available. Printed in July 2013 issue of Shooting Industry.

History Repeats Itself With Dramatic Growth, Major Battles.

“The shooting industry has enjoyed robust growth the past two years, much of it driven by buying sprees fueled by the threat of guns bans.”

That is the way this report began in December 1994, my first annual review of the U.S. firearms industry. Then, the industry and gun ownership were under attack, just as they are today. On September 13, 1994, President Bill Clinton signed into law the Federal Assault Weapons Ban (AWB).

The drawn-out threat of the law’s passage, along with other anti-gun tactics, increased firearm sales and U.S. gun production significantly. In 1993 and 1994, U.S. firearm production jumped 40 and 42 percent, respectfully, over the pre-AWB year of 1992 (see page 42). The anti-gun-driven production was so significant, that the industry did not exceed the 1994 firearm production number of 5,161,127 until 2009, the first full year of the Obama Administration.

Yes, history often repeats itself.

Great Contrast

Today’s anti-gun/anti-industry attacks differ, to some extent, from those of the Clinton years. While President Obama continues to push firearm restrictions, he and congressional anti-gun advocates have not been able to establish national limitations, to date. However, significant restrictions are being established at the state level. This is a dramatic change from the early ’90s, and reflects a major shift in the attitude of state governments.

In early 1992, following Colt’s Manufacturing’s filing of Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, the state of Connecticut pledged millions in support.

“The good faith and credit of the state of Connecticut stands behind this company. We are here to go ahead and stabilize the company, to see it grow. This is one crown jewel that doesn’t leave Connecticut,” said then-Gov. Lowell P. Weicker Jr.

In contrast, in April, Conn. Gov. Dannel Malloy signed into law some of the toughest gun restrictions in the nation, which outlawed numerous firearms made by Colt and other Connecticut-based manufacturers. In doing so, he sent a condemning message to manufacturers and the industry.

The migration of the gun-control movement to the state level is not surprising. The Brady Campaign, and other anti-gun organizations, has been frustrated with their inability to influence and establish harsh national firearm restrictions and limitations on the industry. This year’s anti-gun/anti-industry “successes” at the state level mean this is where major battles will be fought.

Yes, national campaigns will continue, and the industry must remain engaged, continuing to communicate its message to those on Capitol Hill. Just as important, is the need for more industry companies to be directly involved. In April, 43 executives representing 30 companies converged on Capitol Hill to take part in NSSF’s Sixth Annual Congressional Fly-In. Thirty companies out of the entire industry! Yet, there were 1,600 exhibitors at NSSF’s SHOT Show in January.

At next year’s NSSF Fly-In, hundreds of companies should be represented.

In addition, there are more challenges at the international level. The Obama Administration has softened the United States’ position on the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty. That likely will lead to sweeping U.N. arms control, which could impact U.S. gun ownership and the industry.

Yes, there are many battles to fight.

Impressive Growth

The impressive growth within the industry, reflected in the number of firearms sold, should not be credited entirely to volatile anti-gun campaigns that reignited in late December 2012.

The industry was already enjoying unprecedented sales that were not driven by fear or political factors. Many firearm sales since 2010 are attributed to a cultural revival. Americans get it — “It’s okay to own a firearm. It’s okay to enjoy shooting. It’s fun! It’s okay to go hunting.”

This cultural renaissance attracted hundreds of thousands of new gun owners. They, along with established gun owners, created a strong foundation that resulted in the staggering number of firearm sales following the tragic shooting in Connecticut in December — and the subsequent call for unprecedented gun restrictions.

In May, NICS conducted 974,457 (NSSF-adjusted) background checks, a 16 percent increase over May 2012 and the 36th straight month of increases.

NSSF reports their adjusted NICS data shows increases for 2013, compared to 2012: in January (94.4 percent), February (29.1 percent), March (26.3 percent) and April (27.2 percent.) The 1,790,154 background checks conducted in January is the second highest monthly figure ever reported for NICS, surpassed only by the previous high in December 2012 of 2,237,731.

For the first quarter of 2013, Ruger reported sales of $155.9 million, an increase of 39 percent, compared to the same quarter in 2012. For all of 2012, Ruger reported sales of $491.8 million, a 50 percent increase compared to 2011.
In March, Smith & Wesson Holding Corp. reported sales for the third quarter ending Jan. 31 at $136.2 million, a 39 percent increase compared to the same quarter last year.

Freedom Group reports Remington firearm sales for the first three months of 2013 were $194.5 million, an increase of 53 percent, as compared to the first three months of 2012.

According to data from Southwick Associates, Ruger dominated handgun sales in 2012, adding to its top-selling handgun status in 2009, 2010 and 2011.

Southwick reports Remington and Ruger shared the top-selling rifle position for 2012, while Remington dominated 2012 shotgun sales.

ATF’s Annual Data

According to the “ATF’s 2011 Annual Firearms Manufacturing and Export Report” — the latest data available — U.S. manufacturers produced 6,351,479 firearms in 2011, an increase of 18 percent over 2010. It was the first time U.S. manufacturers have reported making six million firearms in one year, according to our research.

Ruger was the number one U.S. firearms manufacturer in 2011, out-producing all other manufacturers in the nation for the fourth year in a row. In 2011, Ruger manufactured 1,114,687 firearms, an increase of 23 percent over 2010. Ruger’s promotion, the “Million Gun Challenge to Benefit the NRA,” played a significant role in the company maintaining its top U.S. manufacturer status. In 2011, Ruger pledged to donate one dollar to the NRA for each firearm is sold from April 2011 through March 2012. In the end, Ruger sold 1,254,000 firearms during the period, the bulk of them manufactured in 2011.

“We have wonderful employees at Ruger and I couldn’t be more proud of them. Everyone came together for this challenge. New products were delivered on time, the production folks worked extra hard and we pulled it off. It was a great source of pride for the whole company,” said Mike Fifer, Ruger CEO and president.

During 2011, the most significant increase in production occurred in the rifle category. U.S. manufacturers made 2,318,088 units during the year, an increase of 27 percent over production in 2010. Remington, who produced 646,008 rifles, anchored the impressive rifle growth.

In foreign trade, U.S. exports increased 24 percent in 2011 (see page 50). Mossberg/Maverick Arms again was the top U.S. firearms exporter with 61,857 units exported, a 27 percent jump over 2010.

During 2012, U.S. imports were up 42 percent over 2011 (see pages 52, 54, 55). Austria was the top importer in 2012, with a dramatic 59 percent increase over 2011.

2011 U.S. Production

The top U.S. firearms manufacturers in 2011 and the percentage of change from 2010 were:

• Ruger: 1,114,687 (+23%)
• Remington Arms: 1,026,860 (+85%)
• Smith & Wesson: 857,043 (+26%).

The top handgun manufacturers were:
• Ruger: 805,995 (+21%)
• Smith & Wesson: 700,324 (+20%)
• SIG SAUER: 357,728 (+34%).

The top rifle producers were:
• Remington Arms: 646,008 (+145%)
• Ruger: 308,282 (+30%)
• Savage Arms: 219,177 (+28%).

The top three shotgun companies were:
• Mossberg/Maverick Arms: 423,570 (+8%)
• Remington Arms: 345,715 (+23%)
• H&R 1871: 67,250 (+14%).

U.S. Exports, Imports

The top three U.S. exporters for 2011 were:
• Mossberg/Maverick Arms: 61,857 (+27%)
• Ruger: 47,833 (+10%)
• Smith & Wesson: 38,476 (+.1%)

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

In 2012, the top importers were
• Austria: (829,980 (+59%)
• Brazil: 819,920 (-1%)
• Germany: 487,450 (+61%).

Roxanne Smith contributed significantly to the production of this report.

NSSF ADJUSTED: NICS Background Checks — Jan 2010 — May 2013

Jan. Feb. March April May June
2010 715,309 848,036 861,408 731,955 625,763 602,908
2011 784,856 963,746 990,840 843,484 696,947 679,840
2012 920,840 1,266,344 1,189,344 931,660 840,412 846,437
2013 1,790,154 1,634,309 1,501,730 1,185,231 974,457
July August Sept Oct Nov Dec
2010 628,125 718,971 770,310 854,563 945,463 1,133,371
2011 680,258 815,858 878,345 945,088 1,101,076 1,410,937
2012 853,355 1,042,924 1,007,259 1,118,994 1,525,177­ ­2,237,731

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Southwick — Top-Selling Firearms 2010 — April 2013

Total 2010 Total 2011 Total 2012 Jan. & Feb. 2013 Mar. & Apr. 2013
Category Brand MS* Brand MS* Brand MS* Brand MS* Brand MS*
Handguns Ruger 16.7% Ruger 17.1% Ruger 17.7% S&W 15% S&W 19%
Rifles Remington 17.5% Remington 16% Remington 11.5% Savage 11% Savage 9%
Ruger 11.5%
Shotguns Mossberg 21.5% Remington 24.6% Remington 19.7% Remington 22% Remington 25%
Remington 21.5%

*Marketshare. Source: www.huntersurvey.com and www.shootersurvey.com, consumer monitoring conducted by Southwick Associates.

Total U.S. Firearms Production By Type 1992 — 2011

Year Handguns Rifles Shotguns Total
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
2011 3,170,990 2,318,088 862,401 6,351,479
Total 33,768,413 30,055,462 17,211,367 81,035,242

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

Top 25 U.S. Manufacturers 2011

Manufacturer Pistols Revolvers Rifles Shotguns Total
Sturm, Ruger & Co. 612,970 193,025 308,282 410 1,114,687
Remington Arms 35,137 646,008 345,715 1,026,860
Smith & Wesson 462,678 237,646 156,705 14 857,043
Mossberg/Maverick Arms 55,451 423,570 479,021
SIG SAUER 357,728 31,025 388,753
Savage Arms 219,177 12,974 232,151
Henry RAC Holding Corp. 169,553 169,553
Beemiller (Hi-Point) 78,300 36,700 115,000 115,000
Taurus Intl. 114,132 114,1320
Marlin Firearms 109,168 442 109,610
Beretta USA 101,757 7,204 108,961
Kimber Mfg. 104,303 4,578 108,881
Kel-Tec CNC 90,177 14,835 282 105,294
Burbak Machine 102,688 102,688
H&R 1871 85,991 18,831 67,250 86,081
Heritage Mfg. Inc. 68,186 68,186
Colt’s Mfg./Colt Defense 46,363 1,454 16,419 64,236
Saeilo Inc. 55,060 4,429 59,489
Keystone Sporting Arms 54,934 11 54,945
Springfield 32,444 18,791 51,235
FN Mfg. 37,696 11,778 49,474
North American Arms 816 39,465 40,281
Aero Precision 39,565 39,565
DPMS 39,411 39,411
Arms Technology 37,503 899 38,402

Handgun Production By U.S. Manufacturers 2011

Manufacturer Pistols Revolvers Total
Sturm, Ruger & Co. 612,970 193,025 805,995
Smith & Wesson 462,678 237,646 700,324
SIG SAUER 357,728 266,316
Taurus Intl. 114,132 114,132
Taurus Intl. 128,160 128,160
Burbak Machine 102,688 102,688
Beretta USA 101,757 101,757
Kel-Tec CNC 90,177 90,177
Beemiller (Hi-Point) 78,300 78,300
Heritage Mfg. Inc. 68,186 68,186
Saeilo Inc. 55,060 55,0606
Colt’s Mfg. 46,363 1,454 47,817
North American Arms 816 39,465 40,281
FN Mfg. 37,696 37,696
Arms Technology 37,503 37,503
Jimenez Arms 35,311 35,311
Remington Arms Co. 35,137 35,137
Springfield 32,444 32,444
Cobra Ent. Of Utah 31,988 223 32,211
Haskell Mfg. 25,800 25,800
Iberia Firearms 25,200 25,200
Charco 2000 23,845 23,845
Glock 23,752 23,752
Chiappa Firearms 12,768 7,671 20,439
Hi Tech Plastics 20,021 20,021
Phoenix Arms 20,000 20,000
Diamondback Firearms 18,823 18,823
Magnum Research 3,649 674 14,323
PARA USA 14,287 14,287
Bond Arms 11,836 11,836
Nationwide Precision Products 7,573 7,573
STI Intl. 7,017 7,017
SCCY Industries 6,9818 6,981
Payne, J. & Cashin, P. 3,965 3,965
CZ-USA 3,881 3 3,884
Independent Plating Co.. 3,719 3,719
Heckler & Koch 3,500 3,500
Les Baer Custom 3,296 3,296
Wilson’s Gun Shop 2,723 2,723
Leinad 2,301 2,301
Ed Brown Products 2,196 2,196
CDQ Solutions 2,161 2,161
Nighthawk Custom 1,709 1,709
Lucid Mfg. 1,561 1,561
PTR-91 1,561 1,561
Caspian Arms 1,557 1,557
FMK Firearms 1,495 1,495
VLH 1,195 1,195
L.W. Seecamp Co 1,192 1,192
Rock River Arms 927 927
Foster Industries 892 892
Rohrbaugh Firearms 791 791
Excel Industries 524 524
KRISS USA 455 455
Freedom Arms 40 386 426
Boberg Arms 426 426
Total 2,598,133 572,857 3,170,990

Pistol Production By U.S. Manufacturers 2011

Manufacturer To .22 To .25 To .32 To .380 To 9mm To .50 Total
Sturm, Ruger & Co. 100,310 176,778 273,615 62,267 612,970
Smith & Wesson 34,174 25 372 139,058 130,699 158,350 462,678
SIG SAUER 60,703 66,628 130,747 99,650 357,728
Taurus Intl. 34,164 8,958 5,605 65,405 114,132
Kimber Mfg. 813 226 12,919 90,345 104,303
Burbak Machine 49,666 45,703 7,319 102,688
Burbak Machine 49,666 45,703 7,319 102,688
Kimber Mfg. 813 226 12,919 90,345 104,303
Burbak Machine 49,666 45,703 7,319 102,688
Beretta USA 28,546 2,227 56,649 14,335 101,757
Kel-Tec CNC 15,122 3,619 2,746 19,436 49,254 90,177
Beemiller (Hi-Point) 14,300 64,000 78,300
Saeilo Inc. 5,418 33,007 16,635 55,060
Colt’s Mfg. 795 4,627 40,941 46,363
FN Mfg. 13,090 24,606 37,696
Arms Technology 37,503 37,503
Jimenez Arms 6,429 1,944 273 14,754 11,911 35,311
Remington Arms Co. 26,276 35,137 35,137
Springfield. 5,286 27,158 32,444
Cobra Ent. Of Utah 6,623 74 1,328 19,040 3,541 1,382 31,988
Haskell Mfg. 25,800 25,800
Iberia Firearms 25,200 25,200
Glock 16,769 6,983 23,752
Hi Tech Plastics 20,021 20,021
Phoenix Arms 16,868 3,132 20,000
Diamondback Firearms 78 6,381 12,364 18,823
PARA USA 482 13,805 14,287
Magnum Research 342 3,181 10,126 13,649
Chiappa Firearms 12,658 110 12,768
Bond Arms 67 5 229 1 11,534 11,836
Nationwide Precision Products 7,573 7,573
STI Intl. 2,654 2,580 4,437 7,017
SCCY Industries 6,981 6,981
I.O. Inc. 5,997 5,997
Payne, J. & Cashin, P. 59 953 2,116 837 3,965
CZ-USA 953 3,397 3,861
Independent Plating Co. 1,781 3,719 3,719
Heckler & Koch 3,500 3,500
Les Baer Custom 175 3,121 3,296
Wilson’s Gun Shop 314 2,409 2,723
Leinad 200 2,101 2,301
Ed Brown Products 2,196 2,196
CDQ Solutions 2,161 2,161
Nighthawk Custom 1,017 160 1,549 1,709
Lucid Mfg. 1,581 1,581
PTR-91. 1,561 1,561
Caspian Arms 1,557 1,557
FMK Firearms 1,495 1,581
Total 427,448 19,182 13,890 537,063 888,379 712,171 2,598,133

Revolver Production By U.S. Manufacturers 2011

Manufacturer To .22 To .32 To .38 To .357 To .44 To .50 Total
Smith & Wesson 9,010 352 149,457 42,088 12,072 24,667 237,646
Sturm, Ruger & Co. 31,305 4,348 41,792 77,129 18,364 20,087 193,025
Heritage Mfg. Inc. 66,871 331 984 68,186
North American Arms 39,465 39,465
Charco 2000 3,132 404 14,673 1,738 3,898 23,845
Chiappa Firearms 3,857 3,804 10 7,671
Colt’s Mfg. 10 13 20 313 1,098 1,454
Magnum Research 1 52 41 31 549 674
Freedom Arms 43 5 62 83 193 386
Cobra Enterprises of Utah 223 223
Turnbull Mfg. Co. 4 1 5 1 6 86 103
U.S. Firearms Mfg. Co. 10 5 14 19 48
Appalachian Gunsmithing 11 10 13 3 5 42
Boje Cornils 37 37
Total 153,749 5,182 206,191 125,237 35,791 46,707 572,857

Long-Gun Production By U.S. Manufacturers 2011

Manufacturer Rifles Shotguns Total
Remington Arms 646,008 345,715 991,723
Mossberg/Maverick Arms 55,451 423,570 479,021
Sturm, Ruger & Co. 308,282 410 308,692
Savage Arms 219,177 12,974 232,151
Henry RAC Holding Corp. 169,553 169,553
Smith & Wesson 156,705 14 156,719
Marlin Firearms Co. 109,168 442 109,610
H&R 1871 18,831 67,250 86,081
Keystone Sporting Arms 39,565 39,565
DPMS 39,411 39,411
Bushmaster Firearms 38,075 38,075
Beemiller (Hi-Point) 36,700 36,700
Stag Arms 34,211 34,211
Rock River Arms 33,781 33,781
Thompson/Center Arms 231,708 394 32,102
SIG SAUER 31,025 31,025
Century Arms 18,987 18,987
Springfield 18,791 18,791
Palmetto State Armory 18,163 18,163
Areotek Industries 17,762 17,762
Colt Defense LLC 16,419 16,419
BP Firearms Co. 15,586 204 15,790
Kel-Tec CNC Industries 14,835 282 15,117
John W. Heaton 12,353 12,353
ArmaLite 12,253 12,253
FN Mfg. 11,778 11,778
CMMG Inc. 8,165 8,165
Beretta USA 7,204 7,204
Daniel Defense 6,911 6,911
LWRC Intl. 5,701 5,701
Windham Weaponry. 5,494 5,494
LRB of Long Island 5,053 5,053
Olympic Arms Inc. 5,044 5,044
Lewis Machine & Tool 4,998 4,998
Del-Ton 4,854 4,854
Kimber Mfg. 4,578 4,578
Saeilo 4,429 4,429
Adcor 3,483 3,483
Heckler & Koch 3,426 3,426
Mega Arms 3,195 3,195
Slabe Machine Products 3,128 3,128
Just Right Carbines 3,047 3,047
Chiappa Firearms 2,606 92 2,698
Cooper Firearms of Montana 2,513 2,513
DS Arms 2,496 2,496
PTR-91 2,141 2,141
Firearms International 1,941 1,941
Ithaca Gun Company 1,929 1,929
Barrett Firearms Mfg. 1,866 1,866
I.O. Inc. 1,737 1,737
Kriss USA 1,674 1,674
Double Star 1,620 1,620
Austin Precision Products 1,536 1,536
Primary Weapons Systems 1,481 1,481
Noveske Rifleworks 1,437 1,437
PARA USA 1,415 1,415
Knight’s Mfg. Co. 1,332 1,332
V Custom 1,322 1,322
Atek Products 1,230 1,230
Bravo Co. Mfg. 1,202 1,202
TNW Firearms 1,135 1,135
Pneu Dart 991 991
Tactical Weapons Solutions Co. 949 949
Total 2,318,088 862,401 3,180,489

U.S. Firearms Exports

Pistols 2011

Manufacturer Exports
Smith & Wesson 25,668
Glock 21,632
SIG SAUER 17,121
Sturm, Ruger & Co. 14,018
Beretta USA 12,859
Colt’s Mfg. 8,361
Kimber Mfg. 6,485
STI International 4,963
PARA USA 2,252
Taurus Intl. Mfg. 2,104
Magnum Research 1,143
FN Mfg. 1,121
Les Baer Custom 639
Saeilo Inc. 632
North American Arms 209
Iver Johnson Arms 196
Springfield 193
Strayer Voight 174
Colt Defense 169
Kel Tec CNC Industries 166
Precision Small Arms 151
Meggitt Training Systems 141
Cobra Enterprises of Utah 136
AmChar Wholesale 121
Ed Brown Products 111
Nighthawk Custom 86
KRISS USA 58
Wilson’s Gun Shop 46
Ohio Ordnance Works 28
PD Products 16
Legacy Sports Intl. 13
JKB Daira 11
Millennium Custom 10
Total Exports 121,035

Revolvers 2011

Manufacturer Exports
Smith & Wesson 11,421
turm, Ruger & Co. 8,771
Taurus Intl. Mfg. 1,431
JP Enterprises 729
Charco 2000 385
North American Arms 363
Magnum Research 73
Colt’s Mfg. 34
Meggitt Training Systems 6
Total Exports 23,221

Shotguns 2011

Manufacturer Exports
Mossberg/Maverick Arms 47,644
Weatherby 3,357
Braztech Intl. 2,826
Beretta USA 754
emington Arms Co. 124
Savage Arms 84
Wilson’s Gun Shop 29
AIM 21
Nighthawk Custom 11
Legacy Sports Intl. 8
R&R Racing 7
Total Exports 54,878

Rifles 2011

Manufacturer Exports
Sturm, Ruger & Co. 25,044
Mossberg/Maverick Arms 14,213
Savage Arms 11,813
Weatherby 6,451
Henry RAC Holding Corp. 4,616
Legacy Sports Intl. 3,403
Thompson/Center Arms 2,963
SIG SAUER 2,228
Colt Defense 1,617
Smith & Wesson 1,387
Kel Tec CNC Industries 821
Remington Arms 782
Kimber Mfg. 436
AmChar Wholesale 373
ZDF Import/Export 342
KRISS USA 308
Just Right Carbines 288
H-S Precision 242
Springfield 191
Stag Arms 188
Pneu Dart 175
ArmaLite 140
Desert Technology & Mfg. 139
Kelbly’s Rifle Range 135
Rock River Arms 89
Magnum Research 87
Nosler 81
BP Firearms 80
Meggitt Training Systems 57
WM C Anderson 50
Primary Weapons Systems 42
Good Time Outdoors 41
DS Arms 38
Knight, Charles Reed 37
Cooper Firearms of Montana 32
Braztech Intl. 30
LWRC Intl. 30
Powder River Rifle Co. 27
Les Baer Custom 22
Thureon Defense 22
McMillan Firearms Mfg. 21
Ohio Ordnance Works 21
High Mountain Hunting Supply 18
Wells, Gregory F. 17
Taurus Intl. Mfg. 16
Searcy, Bernard 12
JKB Daira 11
C. Sharps Arms Co. 10
Campbell, Allen Wayne 8
Borden, James F. 7
Colt’s Mfg. 6
Polaris Development 6
Saeilo 5
Tabassi, Amir 5
Allen, Kirby Leroy 4
Iver Johnson Arms 4
Competitive Edge Gun Works 4
Knight’s Mfg. Co. 3
Montana Rifle Co. 3
Cheshier, Shawn 3
Hamleys 2
Total Exports 79,256

Firearm Imports

Handguns By Country 2011

Country 2011 2012
Argentina 71,838 76,184
Australia 10
Austria 515,396 821,522
Belgium 10,043 10,771
Brazil 345,489 417,387
Bulgaria 1,450 4,686
Canada 2 12
Costa Rica 19,500 38
Croatia 211,001 389,014
Czech Republic 26,036 31,514
Egypt 53
Finland 1
France 452
Germany 259,494 388,627
Hungary 303 818
Israel 9,957 20,064
Italy 91,608 195,167
Montenegro 1,000
Philippines 54,247 80,096
Poland 22,124 8,574
Romania 13,775 3,579
Russia 16,900 11,526
Serbia 720 28,504
Slovakia 640 1,281
South Korea 1,021
Spain 322 451
Swaziland 22
Sweden 45
Switzerland 839 2,940
Turkey 11,908 24,208
Ukraine 5,500
United Arab Emirates 285 8,359
U.K. 4,355
Total 1,688,307 2,533,351

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

Rifles By Country 2012

Country Semiauto Bolt NESOI* Rimfire Total
Australia 1 1
Austria 691 3 5,555 6,249
Belgium 20,625 7 2 20,634
Bosnia/Herzegovina
Brazil 316,277 300 316,577
Bulgaria 9,790 1,000 10,790
Canada 3 2 267,986 267,991
Czech Rep. 3,640 3,017 18 16,589 23,264
Finland 33,536 33,536
France 26 35 61
Germany 45,927 1,521 959 46,942 95,349
Israel 1 1
Italy 397 4,225 10,303 5,768 20,693
Japan 50,127 9,265 12,146 71,538
Malaysia 1,800 1,800
Norway
Philippines 2,437 2,437
Poland 127 2,043 2,170
Portugal 250 250
Romania 39,538 6,995 46,533
Russia 27,139 17,615 5,073 16 49,843
Serbia 17,895 742 1,374 309 20,320
South Africa
Spain 1,222 7,767 18,989
Sweden 114 114
Total 165,473 115,098 374,922 358,527 1,014,020

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

Imports Shotguns & Combination Guns By Country 2012

Country Semiauto Over/Under NESOI* Total Combination
Austria 2,209 2,209
Belgium 20 6 131 157
Brazil 15 22,747 24,298 47,060 38,896
Canada 5 5 21
China 51 22,300 7,705 30,056
Czech Rep.
Finland
France 4 6,279 6,283
Germany 13 1,963 1,475 3,451 69
Hungary 34 34
Ireland 37 37 21
Italy 102,127 24,195 2,003 128,325 19
Japan 404 2,213 2,617 258
Malaysia 100 100
Mexico
Philippines 5,500 5,500
Poland 11 11
Portugal 1,134 500 1,634
Russia 26,063 965 16,212 43,240 1,120
South Africa
Spain 340 536 859 1,735 11
Sweden 238 238
Switzerland
Turkey 344,600 34,375 11,893 390,868
U.K. 5,466 3,365 8,831 5
Total 474,463 84,732 403,299 55,209  40,420

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