The Numbers Are In

Readers we made it through another week, and as you know, Friday is when we try to publish a shoot the shit topic for your reading enjoyment. For new readers, a shoot the shit topic can be anything that comes to mind. As a reader, you can make any unsupported comment, use uncensored profanity, insult anyone you wish or change the subject altogether.

This Friday, we had a couple of competing ideas:

  1. The Carl’s Jr. BBQ Commercial
  2. Is Fox News’ Bret Baier really a Vulcan dressing like Ed Henry?

We set these aside and instead decided to contribute to your knowledge base by presenting, in a succinct and orderly manner, some interesting industry details.

Have you ever wondered who did what to whom in firearms manufacturing?

The table below is based on 2015 data and captures firearm types produced by each manufacturer for the year. Sturm Ruger came in first with a total of 1.7 million firearms produced for the year. Smith & Wesson was the king of the pistol and revolver production. Remington Arms took the rifle category and was second in the shotgun category to Mossberg. The numbers presented below do not include firearms manufactured by small manufacturers or boutique custom shops.

Manufacturer Pistols Revolvers Rifles Shotguns Total Volume
Sturm Ruger 748,364 256,185 662,444 827 1,667,820
Smith & Wesson 989,853 274,136 209,180 183 1,473,352
Remington Arms 36,049 0 774,180 333,442 1,143,671
Sig Sauer 459,655 0 36,563 0 496,218
Maverick / Mossberg 0 0 125,814 347,658 473,472
Savage Arms 0 0 381,695 13,161 394,856
Henry RAC 0 0 306,607 0 306,607
Wm C Anderson 0 0 300,390 0 300,390
Glock 252,145 0 0 0 252,145
Totals 2,486,066 530,321
2,796,873 695,271  

Of all firearms manufacturer in 2015, by firms listed in the table above, rifles accounted for 43% of all guns made; followed by pistols at 38% , shotguns account for 11% and revolvers 8%.  

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