U.S. Firearms Industry Today 2016

Industry Maintains Encouraging Growth During
Pivotal Election Year

By Jade Molde & Russ Thurman

Entering the second half of 2016, the U.S. firearms industry is well positioned to finish the year in a promising position. While not reaching the unprecedented heights of 2013, demand for firearms in the U.S. is strong — especially as consumers remain concerned about being responsible for their personal safety.

Sales are also being driven by the intensified anti-gun/anti-industry rhetoric from leftwing politicians, with November’s general election near. In an era when other segments of the U.S. economy have grown sluggish or are increasingly reliant on outsourcing labor and resources to places outside the United States, the U.S. firearms industry, even through cyclical ups and downs, has maintained enviable growth.

In April, NSSF released the findings from the 2016 “Firearms and Ammunition Industry Economic Impact Report,” which revealed the U.S. firearms industry’s total economic impact increased from $19.1 billion in 2008 to $49.3 billion in 2015 — an impressive 158 percent increase. In that same period, the industry also added around 120,000 full-time jobs (an increase of 73%) that pay an average annual wage of $50,180. Combining business and excise taxes, the U.S. firearms and ammunition industry generates more than $6.8 billion in taxes, a sizable footprint. In short: A healthy industry is an influential one.

Expansion To Gun-Friendly States

In a continued trend, several manufacturers have announced or opened relocated operations in gun-friendly states in 2016. In January, Remington Outdoor Co. and SIG SAUER announced they would expand manufacturing ammunition facilities in central Arkansas. These two expansions will add over 130 jobs to the region. New Hampshire-based SIG SAUER maintained Arkansas officials’ “aggressive” negotiations and financial incentives influenced their decision to open an ammunition manufacturing facility in the Natural State.

First announced in Jan. 2014, Beretta USA Corp. opened its new 156,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art manufacturing and engineering center in Gallatin, Tenn., in April. This facility will support all of the company’s U.S. manufacturing, creating over 200 jobs in North Central Tennessee. The company’s corporate offices and executive support functions will remain in its Accokeek, Md., facility.

Many have labeled the South the “New Gun Valley,” and these recent expansions have further substantiated this claim.

Financial Insights

In May, NICS conducted 928,532 (NSSF-adjusted) background checks, a 1.1 percent increase over May 2015. In an encouraging sign, 2016 year-to-date (Jan.–May) totals are higher compared to the corresponding dates in 2015, increasing from 5,427,494 to 6,206,763 — a 14.3 percent increase.

Ruger’s latest earnings report (Q1 2016) reveals the company posted $173.1 million in net sales, a 26.35 percent increase over the corresponding quarter in 2015. This substantial increase is attributed to several factors, including the rise in overall demand, new product introductions and Ruger’s increased production capability and availability of products in demand, according to the report. After a period of declining sales, Ruger experienced a welcome recovery in 2015 that has strengthened into 2016.

“In 2015, demand returned to more normal seasonality. But nonetheless, 2015 was a recovery year in the cycle until very late in the year when we observed a significant spike in demand. This spike in demand was strongly correlated to the tragic terrorist activities in Paris and San Bernardino. Demand for firearms for self-defense and concealed carry increased dramatically, and that demand continued through the first quarter of 2016,” said Mike Fifer, Ruger CEO, during Ruger’s annual shareholders meeting in May.

New products, including the Ruger American Pistol, Precision Rifle, AR-556 MSR and LC9s pistol, represented $50.3 million (29%) of firearm sales in the first quarter of 2016.

According to Fifer, Q1 2016 earnings delivered Ruger’s “second highest revenue we’ve ever enjoyed and the third highest earnings.”

In March, Smith & Wesson reported its 2016 third quarter sales, which ended Jan. 31, increased 61.5 percent over the same quarter in 2015. Net sales totaled $210.8 million; firearms division net sales were $194.7 million, a 56.4 percent increase. Accessories division sales were $16.1 million, compared to $6.1 million for the comparable quarter last year (a period in which S&W acquired Battenfeld Technologies, and therefore reported only six weeks of accessories division sales).

“The combined strength of our firearms and accessories businesses delivered an exceptional performance, driven by healthy consumer demand across our growing portfolio of firearm and outdoor lifestyle offerings. During the third quarter, the adjusted NICS data reported a significant increase in growth versus the prior year, especially in handguns. In addition, our product sell-through at distribution was much stronger than we had anticipated,” said James Debney, S&W Holding Corp. president and CEO.

S&W officials report the strong pull-through of the company’s products “exceeded expectations,” which resulted in less-than-planned Q4 internal inventories. To increase production rates in Q4, S&W plans to leverage its “flexible manufacturing model” and increase outsourcing efforts — which will help keep up with demand of products such as the M&P15 SPORT II and M&P SHIELD. The company estimates its fourth quarter of fiscal year 2016 revenue will be between $210 million and $215 million.

U.S. Firearm Production

In 2014, U.S. firearm production reflected the year’s significant drop in sales and the struggle within the industry to define the “new normal.” The number of firearms built in 2014 dropped to slightly below 2012 levels. This was in dramatic contrast to 2013, when, for the first time, U.S. manufacturers produced more than 10 million firearms in a single year (10,349,650).

According to the ATF’s “2014 Annual Firearms Manufacturing and Export Report” — the latest data available — U.S. manufacturers made 8,692,461 firearms in 2014, a drop of 16 percent from 2014.

During 2014, U.S. firearm production declined in all categories, except revolvers. Hardest hit was shotguns, which dropped 22 percent from 2013.
The 4,377,501 handguns built in 2014 was a drop of 15 percent from 2013 when production increased 24 percent. Pistols production in 2014 decreased 18 percent (4,441,726 to 3,633,454) from 2013. Revolver production in 2014 increased 3 percent (725,282 to 744,047) from 2013.

Rifle production in 2014 also decreased 15 percent (3,979,570 to 3,379,549), this after a 26 percent increase in 2013 and a 37 percent jump in 2012.
In shotguns, the 22 percent decline in 2014 production (1,203,072 to 935,411) was in dramatic contrast to a 27 percent increase in the category in 2013. The 2013 jump was the largest increase in shotgun production since 1994.

Despite the drop in overall U.S. firearm production, three U.S manufacturers each produced more than 1 million firearms for the third year in a row: Ruger, Remington and Smith & Wesson.

For the seventh year in a row, Ruger was the top U.S. firearms manufacturer. In 2014, the company made 1,714,097 firearms, a 21 percent decrease from the 2,180,780 firearms the company produced in 2013. Ruger’s handgun production dropped 28 percent, with a significant decrease in pistols (-35%).

Remington was the second largest firearms manufacturer in 2014, moving ahead of Smith & Wesson who dropped to third in overall production. During 2014, Remington was the top U.S. producer of rifles (929,823) and shotguns (457,359).

Smith & Wesson’s overall firearm production dropped 11 percent, but the company posted the highest number of handguns made in the U.S. S&W made 1,183,422 handguns in 2014, a 2 percent increase over its 2013 production.

2014 U.S. Production

The top U.S. firearms manufacturers in 2014 and their percentages of change from 2013 were:

• Ruger: 1,714,097 (-21%)
• Remington Arms: 1,409,129 (+0.55%)
• Smith & Wesson: 1,342,698 (-11%)

The top handgun manufacturers were:
• Smith & Wesson: 1,183,422 (+2%)
• Ruger: 1,003,459 (-28%)
• SIG SAUER: 433,905 (-21%)

The top pistol manufacturers were:
• Smith & Wesson: 914,700 (-2%)
• Ruger: 722,029 (-35%)
• SIG SAUER: 433,905 (-21%)

The top revolver manufacturers were:
• Ruger: 281,430 (-5%)
• Smith & Wesson: 268,722 (+19%)
• Heritage Mfg.: 85,464 (-5%)

The top rifle producers were:
• Remington Arms: 929,823 (+6%)
• Ruger: 706,192 (-8%)
• Savage Arms: 305,826 (-17%)

The top three shotgun companies were:
• Remington Arms: 413,535 (-10%)
• Mossberg/Maverick Arms: 371,367 (-29%)
• Savage Arms: 72,346 (-53%)

U.S. Exports, Imports

In foreign trade, U.S. exports increased 13 percent in 2014, this after a 36 percent jump in 2013 (370,373 to 420,148)

Ruger was the top U.S. firearms exporter in 2014, with a 29 percent increase over 2013, a year the company’s exports grew by 35 percent.
Savage Arms continued as the second largest U.S. exporter with a 4 percent increase from 2013. During 2013, Savage significantly increased its exports, with a jump of 662 percent over 2012.

• Ruger: 77,859 (+29%)
• Pistols: 10,937
• Revolvers: 8,028
• Rifles: 58,836
• Shotguns: 58
• Savage: 63,745 (+4%)
• Rifles: 59,663
• Shotguns: 4,082
• Maverick Arms: 63,520 (-39%)
• Rifles: 13,311
• Shotguns: 50,209

During 2015, U.S. imports reached 3,521,911 firearms, an 8 percent increase from 2014.

Austria was the top importer in 2015, with a 16 percent increase from the previous year. During 2015, Brazil, a perennial top importer, returned to the list of the three highest importers of firearms.

The top importers in 2015 and their percentages of change from 2014 were:

Austria: 925,573 (+17%)
• Handguns: 923,951
• Rifles: 906
• Shotguns: 716

Brazil: 596,100 (+8%)
• Handguns: 482,480
• Rifles: 78,58
• Shotguns: 35,035

Croatia: 338,535 (-23%)
• Handguns: 338,535

Jazz Jimenez, Shooting Industry’s associate editor, contributed significantly to the production of this report.

NSSF-ADJUSTED: NICS BACKGROUND CHECKS JAN. 2013 — MAY 2016
YEAR JAN. FEB MARCH APRIL MAY JUNE
2013 1,790,154 1,634,309 1,501,730 1,185,231 974,457 872,025
2014 970,510 1,264,010 1,224,705 988,726 877,655 805,571
2015 1,052,441 1,280,825 1,187,823 987,698 918,707 886,825
2016 1,362,847 1,487,871 1,297,275 1,130,238 928,532 N/A

YEAR JULY AUG. SEPT. OCT. NOV. DEC. TOTALS
2013 855,259 1,016,559 1,034,701 1,113,818 1,308,100 ­1,520,529 14,796,872
2014 816,588 989,337 1,024,272 1,174,797 1,329,688 1,624,524 13,090,383
2015 946,528 1,031,959 1,071,945 1,211,478 1,432,451 2,235,560 14,244,240
2016 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 6,206,763

NSSF removes NICS purpose codes used by several states for CCW application checks and other purposes. The removal of this data provides a more accurate report of background checks conducted for the purchase of firearms. Visit www.nssf.org/research.

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Total U.S. Firearms Production By Type 1995-2014

Year Handguns Rifles Shotguns Total
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
2012 4,155,240 3,168,206 946,010 8,872,456
2013 5,167,008 3,979,570 1,203,072 10,349,650
2014 4,377,501 3,379,549 935,411 8,692,461
Total 40,705,505 37,409,867 17,086,234 95,201,606

Top 25 U.S. Manufacturers 2014

MANUFACTURER PISTOLS REVOLVERS RIFLES SHOTGUNS TOTAL
Ruger 722,029 281,430 706,192 4,446 1,714,097
Remington Arms Co. 65,771 929,823 413,535 1,409,129
Smith & Wesson Corp. 914,700 268,722 159,087 189 1,342,698
SIG SAUER Inc. 433,905 43,141 477,046
O.F. Mossberg/Maverick Arms 72,952 371,367 444,319
Savage Arms Inc. 305,826 72,346 378,172
Henry RAC Holding Corp. 300,312 300,312
GLOCK Inc. 232,324 232,324
WM C Anderson Inc. 176,231 176,231
Colt’s Mfg. 91,595 2,217 59,603 153,415
Beemiller Inc. (Hi-Point) 90,100 51,300 141,400
Kel-Tec CNC Industries Inc. 78,741 18,925 39,225 136,891
Kimber Mfg. 124,298 5,591 129,889
Beretta USA Corp. 88,980 4,625 20,457 114,062
Springfield Inc. 64,189 48,514 112,703
Heritage Mfg. Inc. 85,464 85,464
Taurus International Mfg. 84,249 84,249
SCCY Industries 69,049 69,049
Saeilo Inc. 59,346 7,041 66,387
Arms Technology Inc. 64,131 1,697 65,828
North American Arms Inc. 625 57,514 58,139
PARA USA 57,539 57,539
Keystone Sporting Arms 781 56,387 57,168
FN America 44,147 12,248 56,395
Diamondback Firearms 42,901 9,892 52,793

Handgun Production By U.S. Manufacturers 2014

MANUFACTURER PISTOLS REVOLVERS TOTAL
Ruger 722,029 281,430 1,003,459
SIG SAUER Inc. 433,905 433,905
GLOCK Inc. 232,324 232,324
Kimber Mfg. 124,298 124,298
Colt’s Mfg. 91,595 2,217 93,812
Beemiller (Hi-Point) 88,890 88,890
Heritage Mfg. Inc. 85,464 85,464
Taurus International Mfg. 78,471 78,471
SCCY Industries 69,049 69,049
Beemiller (Hi-Point) 93,200 93,200
Remington Arms Co. 65,771 65,771
Springfield Inc. 64,189 64,189
Arms Technology Inc. 64,131 64,131
Saeilo Inc. 59,346 59,346
North American Arms 625 57,514 58,139
PARA USA 57,539 57,539
Cobra Ent. Of Utah 51,783 275 52,058
Jimenez Arms Inc. 46,651 46,651
Charco 2000 Inc. 46,146 46,146
FN Mfg. 44,147 44,147
Diamondback Firearms 42,901 42,901
Haskell Mfg. 23,600 23,600
Phoenix Arms 22,600 22,600
Bond Arms 20,036 20,036
Iberia Firearms 19,000 19,000
Hi Tech Plastics Inc. 12,500 12,500
CZ-USA 9,254 350 9,604
Heckler & Koch 8,501 8,501
Magnum Research 5,094 1,043 6,137
Azimuth Technology 6,114 6,114
FMK Firearms Inc. 5,646 5,646
Wilsons Gun Shop 4,734 4,734
VLH Inc. 4,048 4,048
STI International Inc. 3,728 3,728
Nighthawk Custom 3,519 3,519
Les Baer Custom Inc. 2,953 2,953
Ed Brown Products Inc. 2,949 2,949
Century Arms Inc. 2,643 2,643
Engineering & Cycle Co. 2,583 2,583
Caspian Arms Ltd. 2,185 2,185
Tanury Industries Inc. 2,081 2,081
Extar 1,910 1,910
Coonan Inc. 1,863 1,863
Leinad 1,772 1,772
Rock River Arms Inc. 1,119 1,119
Kriss USA Inc. 1,021 1,021
Tactical Solutions Inc. 949 949
Boberg Arms Corp. 919 919
Primary Weapons Systems 916 916
Keystone Sporting Arms 781 781
LWRC International 634 634
North American Arms Inc. 625 625
Velocity 559 559
Excel Industries Inc. 503 503
Foster Industries Inc. 502 502
Freedom Arms Inc. 23 446 469
Strayer Voigt Inc. 464 464
Axis Machine 402 402
V Custom Inc. 312 312
Black Rain Ordnance Inc. 304 304
Guncrafter Industries 294 294
TDJ Inc. 279 279
Penn United Technologies 182 182
Excel Mfg. Inc. 174 174
Turnbull Mfg. Co. 127 127
DJ Getz Firearms Co. 112 112
Precision Small Arms Inc. 75 75
Olympic Arms Inc. 54 54
Meggitt Training Systems 34 34
Ringe, Louis J. 23 23
Reeder, Gary Nelson 12 12
Advanced Armament Corp. 3 3
White, Melton Ray 1 1
Total 3,633,454 744,047 4,377,501

Pistol Production By U.S. Manufacturers 2014

MANUFACTURER TO .22 TO .25 TO .32 TO .380 TO 9MM TO .50 TOTAL
Smith & Wesson Corp. 31,160 177,262 409,932 296,346 914,700
Ruger 198,778 159,298 253,440 110,513 722,029
SIG SAUER 3,218 7,464 93,811 183,035 146,377 433,905
GLOCK Inc. 227,090 3,737 1,497 232,324
Kimber Mfg. 578 11,301 30,055 82,364 124,298
Colt’s Mfg. 17 70 1 21,429 6,378 63,700 91,595
Beemiller Inc. 22,700 67,400 90,100
Beretta USA Corp. 16,714 1,205 7,247 60,913 2,901 88,980
Taurus International Mfg. 21,897 1,479 60,873 84,249
Kel-Tec CNC Industries Inc. 32,333 4,810 10,175 31,153 78,471
SCCY Industries 69,049 69,049
Remington Arms Co. 9 65,762 65,771
Springfield Inc. 11,500 52,689 64,189
Arms Technology Inc. 63,977 154 64,131
Saeilo, Inc. 17,914 24,941 16,491 59,346
Para 2,450 55,089 57,539
Cobra Enterprises of Utah Inc. 6,184 149 2,189 27,879 14,833 549 51,783
Jimenez Arms Inc. 7,666 1,246 717 20,049 16,973 46,651
FN America 20,033 24,114 44,147
Diamondback Firearms 12,531 30,356 14 42,901
Haskell Mfg. Inc. 23,600 23,600
Phoenix Arms 18,676 3,924 22,600
Bond Arms Inc. 661 28 2,774 322 16,251 20,036
Iberia Firearms Inc. 19,000 19,000
EPP Team Inc. 14,387 14,387
Hi Tech Plastics Inc. 12,500 12,500
CZ-USA Inc. 1,914 7,340 9,254
Heckler & Koch Inc. 8,501 8,501
Azimuth Technology 1,713 4,401 6,114
FMK Firearms Inc. 5,646 5,646
Magnum Research Inc. 47 375 4,672 5,094
VLH Inc. 1,378 2,670 4,048
STI International Inc. 1,527 2,201 3,728
Nighthawk Custom 534 2,985 3,519
Les Baer Custom Inc. 169 2,784 2,953
Ed Brown Products Inc. 303 2,646 2,949
Century Arms Inc. 2,643 2,643
Engineering & Cycle Co. Inc. 542 1,450 591 2,583
Caspian Arms Ltd. 2,185 2,185
American Tactical Imports 2,160 2,160
Extar 1,910 1,910
Tanury Industries Inc. 1,528 81 285 1,894
Coonan Inc. 1,863 1,863
Radical Firearms LLC 1344 499 1,843
Leinad Inc. 1344 300 1,472 1,772
Rock River Arms Inc. 986 112 21 1,119
Kriss USA Inc. 339 682 1,021
Tactical Solutions Inc. 949 949
Boberg Arms Corp. 949 522 397 919
Primary Weapons Systems Inc. 784 132 919
Keystone Sporting Arms 781 781
LWRC International 604 30 634
North American Arms Inc. 21 294 310 625
Velocity 446 113 559
Total 424,822 19,097 10,494 873,168 1,270,419 1,035,454 3,633,454

Total includes all U.S. manufacturers.

Revolver Production By U.S. Manufacturers 2014

MANUFACTURER TO .22 TO .32 TO .38 TO .357 TO .44 TO .50 TOTAL
Ruger 50,704 4,233 106,896 71,638 23,863 24,096 281,430
Smith & Wesson Corp. 5,365 41 40,302 174,302 14,198 34,514 268,722
Heritage Mfg. Inc. 84,957 289 218 85,464
North American Arms 57,514 57,514
Charco 2000 2,090 836 3,038 37,162 3,020 46,146
Colt’s Mfg. Co. 63 2 690 206 86 1,170 2,217
Magnum Research Inc. 133 143 767 1,043
Freedom Arms Inc. 43 14 65 107 217 446
Axis Machine 402 402
CZ-USA Inc. 350 350
Cobra Enterprises of Utah 275 275
Reeder, Gary Nelson 3 9 12
Wild West Guns 5 5
Excell Enterprises Inc. 2 2 4
Farro’s Lead Farm 1 1 2
Nitor Corp. 2 2
Ballistic Arms LLC 2 2
Total 200,739 5,260 151,635 283,990 41,640 60,783 744,047

Total includes all U.S. manufacturers.

Long-Gun Production By U.S. Manufacturers 2014

MANUFACTURER RIFLES SHOTGUNS TOTAL
Remington 929,823 413,535 1,343,358
Ruger 706,192 4,446 710,638
O.F. Mossberg/Maverick Arms 72,952 371,367 444,319
Savage Arms Inc. 305,826 72,346 378,172
Henry RAC Holding Corp. 300,312 300,312
WM C Anderson Inc. 176,231 176,231
Smith & Wesson Corp. 159,087 189 159,276
Colt’s Mfg. 59,603 59,603
Kel-Tec CNC Industries Inc. 18,925 39,225 58,150
Keystone Sporting Arms 56,387 56,387
Beemiller Inc 51,300 51,300
Springfield Inc. 48,514 48,514
SIG SAUER Inc. 43,141 43,141
Century Arms Inc. 33,730 33,730
Windham Weaponry Inc. 27,188 27,188
Beretta USA Corp. 4,625 20,457 25,082
Coating Technology Inc. 18,489 1,827 20,316
Browning 18,489 1,825 20,314
Rock River Arms Inc. 18,569 18,569
Stag Arms 18,307 18,307
IWI US Inc. 17,771 17,771
Daniel Defense Inc. 15,682 15,682
John W Heaton Inc. 13,528 13,528
American Tactical Imports 13,155 2 13,157
FN America 12,248 12,248
Del-Ton Inc. 10,264 10,264
Diamondback Firearms 9,892 9,892
IO Inc. 9,404 9,404
Good Time Outdoors Inc. 7,975 7,975
LWRC International 7,261 7,261
Bravo Co. Mfg. Inc. 7,075 7,075
Saeilo Inc. 7,041 7,041
Adams Arms 6,761 6,761
Mega Arms 6,592 6,592
Kimber Mfg. Inc. 5,591 5,591
Magnum Research Inc. 5,284 5,284
Palmetto State Armory 5,059 5,059
Armalite Inc. 4,627 4,627
Chazkat 4,439 4,439
Olympic Arms Inc. 4,293 4,293
Investment Development 3,924 3,924
Weatherby Inc. 3,563 3,563
BCI Defense LLC 3,484 3,484
Barrett Firearms Mfg. Inc. 3,351 3,351
Just Right Carbines 3,347 3,347
Advanced Armament Corp. 3,231 3,231
Cooper Firearms Of Montana 3,092 3,092
FMK Firearms Inc. 2,729 2,729
CMMG Inc. 2,606 2,606
Patriot Ordnance Factory 2,509 2,509
Lewis Machine & Tool Co. 2,320 2,320
NRL & Associates Inc. 2,269 2,269
Wilsons Gun Shop Inc. 1,981 226 2,207
Heckler & Koch Inc. 2,082 2,082
AR1510 LLC 2,026 2,026
Troy Industries Inc. 1,997 1,997
Primary Weapons Systems 1,936 1,936
Knights Mfg. Co. 1,733 1,733
Tactical Solutions Inc. 1,724 1,724
Arms Technology Inc. 1,697 1,697
Ithaca Gun Co. 1,495 1,495
V Custom Inc. 1,471 1,471
Kriss USA Inc. 1,456 1,456
Steyr Arms Inc. 1,366 1,366
TDJ Inc. 1,344 1,344
TNW Firearms Inc. 1,161 1,161
Engineering & Cycle Co. Inc. 985 985
Quarter Circle 10 936 936
DS Arms Inc. 872 872
HS Precision Inc. 860 860
Les Baer Custom Inc. 831 831
Connecticut Shotgun Mfg. Co. 607 607
Destructive Devices Industries LLC 548 548
DoubleStar Corp. 382 382
LRB of Long Island Inc. 370 370
Adcor Industries Inc. 346 346
Total 3,379,549 935,411 4,314,960

Total includes all U.S. manufacturers.

Exports: Pistols 2014

MANUFACTURER EXPORTS
GLOCK Inc. 31,934
SIG SAUER Inc. 31,275
KRISS USA Inc. 22,301
Smith & Wesson Corp. 14,277
Ruger 10,937
Beretta USA Corp. 5,185
STI International 2,493
Kimber Mfg. Inc. 2,273
Taurus International 1,600
JD Machine Tech 711
Magnum Research Inc. 707
Kel-Tec CNC Industries Inc 431
Les Baer Custom Inc. 404
Strayer Voigt Inc. 272
Saeilo Inc. 186
Meggitt Training Systems Inc. 180
DS Arms Inc. 180
Head Down Products 171
Nighthawk Custom 162
JKB Daira Inc. 123
Ed Brown Products 99
Colt’s Mfg. Co. 97
FMK Firearms 91
Boberg Arms Corp. 36
Wilsons Gun Shop 32
ZDF Import/Export 32
TDJ Inc. 22
Amchar Wholesale Inc. 17
FN America 11
Primary Weapons Systems Inc. 11
Lippard, Karl 10
High Standard Firearms 9
M+M Inc. 9
Akai Custon Guns 8
North American Arms Inc. 5
Steam Machines 5
Linsey, Mi Yong & James 4
Republic Forge 4
The Armory LLC 2
Patriot Ordnance Factory 2
Rock River Arms 2
Tactiotcal Superiority Inc. 2
Good Time Outdoors Inc. 1
North American Training & Log. 1
Wilson, Cody 1
Total Exports 126,315

Exports: Revolvers 2014

MANUFACTURER EXPORTS
Smith & Wesson 16,966
Ruger 8,028
North American Arms 399
Magnum Research 93
Colt’s Mfg. 32
M+M Inc. 1
Ballistic Arms 4
Ohio Ordnance Works 1
Bixler, Christopher A 1
Total Exports 25,521

Exports Shotguns 2014

MANUFACTURER EXPORTS
Maverick Arms Inc. 50,209
Beretta USA Corp. 4,829
Savage Arms Inc. 4,082
Kel-Tec CNC Industries Inc. 816
Adaptive Tactical 251
Ruger 58
Ithaca Gun Co. 49
DS Arms Inc. 48
Wilsons Gun Shop Inc. 10
Nighthawk Custom 8
Meggitt Training Systems Inc. 8
aser International Inc. 3
Nemo Arms Inc. 2
Lippard, Karl 1
Browning 1
Vertu Corp. 1
Total Exports 60,377

Exports: Rifles 2014

MANUFACTURER EXPORTS
Savage Arms Inc. 59,663
Ruger 58,836
Henry RAC Holding Corp. 20,526
Maverick Arms Inc. 13,311
FN America 11,987
Creed Monarch Inc. 10,339
Colt’s Mfg. Co. 6,456
JD Machine Tech Inc. 6,009
SIG SAUER Inc. 4,625
Smith & Wesson Corp. 3,833
Kel-Tec CNC Industries Inc. 1,656
Daniel Defense Inc. 689
Just Right Carbines 1,079
Barrett Firearms Mfg. Inc. 949
Armalite Inc. 893
Weatherby Inc 734
ZDF Import/Export 670
Kimber Mfg. 557
Daniel Defense Inc. 450
Beretta USA Corp. 426
Stag Arms 422
Saeilo Inc. 358
TNW Firearms 331
Magnum Research Inc. 286
Windham Weaponry 260
Head Down Products 256
PNEU Dart Inc. 230
Montana Rifle Co. 202
Kriss USA Inc. 195
TDJ Inc. 193
Primary Weapons Systems Inc. 183
Lewis Machine & Tool Co. 178
Chazkat 175
Meggitt Training Systems Inc. 162
Kelbly’s Rifle Range Inc. 161
Nosler Inc. 150
Desert Tech 114
Knight, Charles Reed Jr. 99
McMillan Firearms Mfg. 81
HS Precicsion Inc. 71
STI International Inc. 71
Bordson, Martin J. 68
DS Arms Inc. 58
WM C Anderson Inc. 53
Gunwerks 52
Thureon Defense 41
High Standard Firearms 39
JPS Mfg. 39
Knights Manufacturing Co. 37
JKB Daira Inc. 27
Patriot Ordnance Factory Inc. 23
Kstarky Enterprises 22
Lindsey, Mi Yong & James 20
Child, Leland Verl 16
Surgeon Rifles 16
EDM Arms Inc. 15
AR1510 LLC 15
Remington Arms Co. 13
Graham, Jack Donaldson III 12
Rock River Arms Inc. 12
Appalachian Arms Inc. 10
Beech Armament 10
Glover, Daniel Carter 10
Tack Drivers 10
Tracking Point Inc. 10
Cheytac USA 9
Total Exports 207,934

Total includes all U.S. manufacturers.

FIREARM IMPORTS

IMPORTS — HANDGUNS BY COUNTRY 2014 & 2015

COUNTRY 2014 2015
Argentina 43,310 42,304
Australia 29
Austria 794,469 923,951
Belgium 18,371 18,662
Brazil 208,102 482,480
Bulgaria 333 6,230
Burma 19
Canada 132 15
Chile 4
Croatia 441,337 338,535
Czech Republic 47,482 71,691
France 163 350
Germany 291,925 236,512
Hungary 1,098 1,665
Israel 13,270 15,765
Italy 154,926 94,752
Norway 28
Pakistan 250 575
Philippines 71,021 79,457
Poland 11,322 9,188
Romania 5,800 9,460
Serbia 10,180 18,066
Slovakia 417 1,075
Slovenia 1,058
South Korea 62
Spain 10,385 177
Sweden 9
Switzerland 1,894 3,914
Turkey 15,242 58,870
United Arab Emirates 47
U.K. 83 58
Total 2,141,630 2,414,890

Import data is provided by the Foreign Trade Division of the U.S. Census Bureau.

IMPORTS — RIFLES BY COUNTRY 2014 & 2015

COUNTRY SEMIAUTO SEMIAUTO BOLT BOLT NESOI* NESOI* RIMFIRE RIMFIRE TOTAL TOTAL
2014 2015 2014 2015 2014 2015 2014 2015 2014 2015
Austria 859 449 1,051 6 243 1 190 450 2,343 906
Belgium 24,432 26,133 9,371 28,356 263 1 1 7 34,067 54,497
Brazil 50 56,361 78,585 56,411 78,585
Bulgaria 12,900 5,100 12,900 5,100
Canada 187 581 83 258,610 276,038 258,797 276,702
China 3,897 152 4,049
Czech Rep. 7,783 9,141 22 138 17,599 18,832 25,404 28,111
Finland 40,153 50,459 9 2 40,162 50,461
France 38 446 11 34 49 480
Germany 8,652 1,736 4,033 1,189 1,253 598 23,574 12,228 37,512 15,751
Israel 6 1 2 27,764 4,300 27,771 4,302
Italy 916 9,966 3,709 975 8,554 12,147 12,170 2,022 25,349 25,110
Japan 60,205 57,459 14,951 15,527 14,501 14,026 89,657 87,012
Mexico 800 800
Norway 19 15 2 36
Philippines 7,435 5,603 7,435 5,603
Poland 1,454 527 1,454 527
Portugal 1,250 1,971 48 146 1,298 2,117
Romania 12,539 17,870 1,500 14,039 17,870
Russia 28,653 4,380 215 24 28,868 4,404
Serbia 11,920 15,250 200 2,170 12,120 17,357
South Africa 4 4
Spain 250 369 16 8,709 21,991 83 29 9,411 22,036
Sweden 52 758 61 758 113
Switzerland 107 2,647 16 262 2,647 385
Taiwan 1 27 1 27
Turkey 15 339 15 339
U.K. 886 1,489 3,829 2,257 300 681 5,015 4,427
Total 107,158 83,194 128,050 152,531 128,697 136,323 334,463 330,178 698,368 702,226

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

IMPORTS — SHOTGUNS & COMBINATION GUNS BY COUNTRY 2014 & 2015

COUNTRY SEMIAUTO OVER/UNDER NESOI* TOTAL COMBINATION
2014 2015 2014 2015 2014 2015 2014 2015 2014 2015
Austria 17 16 33 1 716
Belgium 1,176 403 5 303 194 7 1,375 713
Brazil 90 17,888 17,019 20,174 13,628 38,152 30,647 11,963 4,388
Canada 191 191 1
China 2,091 7,023 11,879 7,023 13,970
Czech Rep. 34 109 34 109 16
Denmark
Finland 22
France 5 5 3 17 8 22 1 1
Germany 1 676 613 475 219 1,151 833 32 703
Ireland
Italy 132,693 115,331 29,737 43,241 1,293 1,197 163,723 159,769 49 447
Japan 28 117 635 508 269 653 904
Netherlands 2 2
Pakistan 335 335
Philippines 6,496 6,400 6,496 6,400
Portugal 1,783 1,810 400 900 2,183 2,710
Russia 21,775 5,150 2 53 21,830 5,150
South Africa
Spain 1,421 538 49 17 302 135 1,772 690 7
Sweden 228 2 228 2
Switzerland 1 1
Turkey 106,449 83,989 50,571 71,604 18,382 19,900 175,402 175,493 14
U.K. 41 209 443 367 484 576 1 2
Total 265,415 209,313 99,508 134,546 55,625 54,657 420,548 398,516 12,085 12,085

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

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