Gun Brands & Manufacturers
Below we have compiled a list of firearm manufacturers (both American and international). It is not all-encompassing, however, we’re covering major brands, categories (rifles, shotgun, handguns/pistols, etc.) and will be continually adding to this list.
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The Big List of Firearms Manufacturers
Below is as comprehensive a list as we can compile of gun manufacturers and brands. We’re constantly updating, expanding, and improving this list as brands come and go – and it’s a big list! – but we do our best to keep it up-to-date.
American Built Arms Company, a veteran-owned, Type 07 U.S. manufacturer of firearms and firearms parts and accessories to the defense industry
Manufacturer of Firearms and Rifle Components
The original Armalite was a division of the Fairchild Aircraft Company, and developed the AR-15.They sold the rights to that rifle to Colt. The Current Armalite company makes AR-15, AR-180 and AR-10 Rifles.
Founded in 1916 by John T. Thompson and others. Their Products included various models of Thompson machine gun. The company was associated with Savage Arms Corp. from 1939 and then Merged with Maguire Industries in 1944.
This company was established to manufacture the Barrett Light Fifty (known as the M82A1 in military use.) The company now makes AR-15 rifles in 6.8mm and a prototype semi-automatic 20mm grenade launcher.
Family owned company located in Sanford, North Carolina
Benelli Armi SpA was founded in 1911 with production focused on motorcycles. In the mid-1960’s the firearms business was started. THe company manufactures shotguns, rifles and pistols.
Is a precision ﬁrearms manufacturer specializing in the modern sporting rifle design.
Browning is part of the Herstal Group, commercializes the Browning and Winchester trademarks and is a leader in hunting, shooting and outdoor.
Custom rifle maker and specializing in hand crafting Authentic USMC M40 Series Rifles
Manufactured many Vietnam-era military vehicles and artillery pieces.American military contractor that manufactures armored vehicles, turrets, advanced marine craft, surface effects ships, and other weapon systems. It is owned by Textron, and was formed in the merger between Cadillac Gage and Textron Marine in 1994.
Based in Oregon, Calico produces firearms that use the top mounted, helical feed magazine that can take between 50 and 100 rounds.
Shooting sports specialists offering shotguns, rifles, and pistols
Founded in 1836 by Samuel Colt to manufacture his handgun design, Colt went on to rifles, pistols and machine guns and produced huge volumes of all for the US Military in World Wars I an II, Korea and Vietnam, Colt is the main producer of M16 an M4 today. In 2002 the company was split between Colt Manufacturing Company.
A new manufacturer to the small arms business, Dillon Aero re-designed and manufactured new parts for existing miniguns, and then went on to produce new ones when the US government found there were not enough of the old ones.
Dixie Gun Works
FN Herstal is part of the Herstal Group whose expertise lies in Defense and Law Enforcement business
Official site of GLOCK, the manufacturer of handguns, knives, and accessories. Get information about GLOCK pistols and products, firearm safety, or the company and its history. In English and German.
Founded in Connecticut in 1926. In 1932 the company purchased Hartford Arms and Equipment Company. It was purchased by Leisure Group in the 1960s and subsequently bought out by the management in 1978. In 1993, the company was acquired by High Standard Manufacturing Company Inc.
Founded in 1870 by John M. Marlin. In 1915 a New York syndicate bought the company and named it Marlin Rockwell Corporation. In 2000 Marlin bought the assets of H&R 1871, A US manufacturer of shotguns and rifles.
Produces the AR-15’s, 1911 pistols and sporter barrels.
Founded in 1816 by Eliphalet remington. The first production was flintlock rifles. It continues to produce both arms and ammunition. It is one of the oldest manufacturing concerns in the US.
The late BIll Ruger was a weapons designer in World War II. He founded his firm in 1949, and pioneered the use of stampings and investment castings in US arms production. It is now one of the largest manufacturer of firearms in the United States.
Check out our list of the best Ruger firearms – highlighting the best Ruger has to offer in the way of revolvers, pistols, rifles & shotguns.
Manufactures hunting and target rifles.
Founded in 1894. As with many sporting goods manufacturers, Savage manufactured weapons for the war effort, in both World War I and World War II. Their primary product in peacetime was (and still is) a lever-action hunting rifle, although they produce arms for other activities such as law enforcement.
Designs and builds firearms for the military, law enforcement, security agencies, self-defense, hunting, and competition.
Its origins lie in the partnership between Horace Smith and Daniel Wesson, dating 1852. First success came in 1856 with manufacture of the .22 rimfire revolver. It was an important producer of firearms during the American CIvil War and later during World Wars I and II. It is now the largest producer of handguns in the United States.
Established in 1794 as the official government arsenal, Springfield was closed in 1968 when the government acquisition process was changed.
Specializes in the development of left-handed AR15 rifles
Forjas Taurus was established in Brazil in Porto Alegre in 1937. It opened an affiliated company in Miami, USA, in 1968 Taurus International began to produce Beretta pistols under licence. From the 1990s it began to produce its own range of pistols and revolvers in both countries.
Winchester is part of the Herstal Group, designs, manufactures and distributes a full range of firearms and associated products for defense, law enforcement, hunting, and shooting.
More Firearm Manufacturers in Alphabetical Order
- Christensen Arms Makers of lightweight, graphite barreled rifles. www.christensenarms.com
- Cobra Firearms Manufactures an assortment of compact handguns for personal protection. The site includes online sales to order parts and shooting accessories, also search for local dealers. www.cobrapistols.net
- Daisy Manufacturing Company, Inc. Manufacturer of airguns, ammo, and accessories. www.daisy.com
- Dillon Precision Manufacturer, distributor, and mail order source for reloading equipment and accessories. www.dillonprecision.com
- Edward Arms Company Manufacturer of custom and single build AR15 style rifles and accessories. www.edwardarms.com
- European American Armory Corp. Official site for EAA Corp, manufacture of pistols, shotguns, airguns, revolvers, and target rifles. Find firearm specifications along with manuals, safety tips, parts, and accessories. www.eaacorp.com
- G. L. Jones, Fine Custom Rifles and Hand Engraving Makers of historically accurate and reproduction colonial firearms, flintlocks, and fowlers. www.muzzleloader-guns-glj.com
- Heckler & Koch, Inc. U.S. subsidiary of Heckler & Koch, GmbH. www.hecklerkoch-usa.com
- Heritage Manufacturing, Inc. Manufacturer of single action revolvers and semi-automatic pistols. www.heritagemfg.com
- Kahr Arms Makers of high-quality 9mm and .40 caliber compact semi-autos pistols designed for concealed carry. www.kahr.com
- Ken Moody Hunting Enterprises Offers trips in Tennessee, Alabama, and Africa. Also offers videos, arrows, and rifles. www.kenmoody.com
- Kimber of America Manufacturer of rifles and pistols. www.kimberamerica.com
- LaserMax Manufacturer of laser gun sights for law enforcement and the shooting sports community. www.lasersightsusa.com
- Lazzeroni Arms Company Manufactures longe range hunting rifles and proprietary maximum velocity ammunition. www.lazzeroni.com
- Marlin Rifle manufacturer with information on dealers and a catalog of firearms. www.marlinfirearms.com
- Mauser-Werke Oberndorf Company home. www.mauser-online.com
- MTM Case-Gard Manufactures Case-Gard shooting sports accessories and products. www.mtmcase-gard.com
- North American Arms, Inc. Makers of the 5-shot mini-revolver in .22 caliber. www.naaminis.com
- O.F. Mossberg Manufacturer of pump-action shotguns. www.mossberg.com
- Ronald Wharton Riflemaker Provides transfers of firearms through U.K. customs at all major airports in addition to sales of double and secondhand bolt action rifles and shotguns. www.bunduki.co.uk
- SKB Shotguns Manufacturer of Side by Side and Over and Under Shotguns. www.skbshotguns.com
- Springfield Armory From the famed 1911-A1 to the legendary M1A rifle. Also a large assortment of clothing and accessories. www.springfield-armory.com
- SSK Industries Manufactures and markets hunting handguns and ammunition. www.sskindustries.com
- Sturm, Ruger, and Company (NYSE: RGR) Arms makers for responsible sportsmen. www.ruger-firearms.com
- Valkyrie Arms, Ltd. Manufactures semi-automatic versions of classic military machine guns such as the Browning 1919A4. www.valkyriearms.com
- Vector Arms Manufacturer, distributor, and dealer of weaponry, accessories, and ammunition, including UZI style guns. www.vectorarms.com
- Weatherby Firearms manufacturer. www.weatherby.com
- Wilson Combat Whether it’s a Tactical Pistol on a crack house raid in the hands of a SWAT Team point-man or a Special ACCU-COMP capturing the national championship, you can count on Wilson custom guns. www.wilsoncombat.com
- Winchester Rifles and Shotguns Manufacturer of rifles, shotguns, gun cases, and shooting gear. www.winchester-guns.com
- ZDF Import/Export, Inc. Importer of VEPR Rifle (based on Kalashnikov series) and manufacturer of M96 Expeditionary Rifle (based on Stoner 63 Weapons System). www.robarm.com
Compiled from various lists and sources: “The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Guns” by Fowler, North, Stronge & Sweeney. Published by Metro Books, New York ISBN 978-1-4351-1729-7 All trademarks and names are the property of the respective trademark owner.