Gun Manufacturers


A+B Arms

American Built Arms Company, a veteran-owned, Type 07 U.S. manufacturer of firearms and firearms parts and accessories to the defense industry

Accu-Tek Firearms


 Adcor Defense



Advanced Armament Corp

Alexander Arms

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.


American Derringer

American Tactical Imports

American Tactical is a worldwide importer of high quality firearms, ammunition and tactical equipment. Exclusively representing superior manufacturers, ATI is …

Anderson Manufacturing

Anderson Rifles manufacture of parts and the inventor of the world’s only AR-15 that never needs oiling.

Arsenal Inc

Arsenal Firearms

Auto-Ordnance Corp

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.

AYA, Aguirre y Aranzabal


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.

Bear Creek Arsenal

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.




Black Dawn


Black Rain Ordnance

Is a precision firearms manufacturer specializing in the modern sporting rifle design.


Boberg Arms Corp

Bond Arms

Bravo Company

Brenneke USA


Guns manufactured by Browning

Browning is part of the Herstal Group, commercializes the Browning and Winchester trademarks and is a leader in hunting, shooting and outdoor.



C&H Precision Weapons

Custom rifle maker and specializing in hand crafting Authentic USMC M40 Series Rifles

Cabot Gun Co

Cadillac Gage

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.

Caesar Guerini


Based in Oregon, Calico produces firearms that use the top mounted, helical feed magazine that can take between 50 and 100 rounds.

Century Arms

Ceska Zbrojavka

Charles Daly

Shooting sports specialists offering shotguns, rifles, and pistols.

 Charter Arms

Chiappa Firearms

Chipmunk Rifles

Christensen Arms

Cimarron Arms

Cobra Firearms


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.

Connecticut Valley Arms


Cooper Firearms


Dakota Arms

Daniel Defense

Dillon Aero

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.

Dark Storm Industries


Desert Tech

Diamond Back Firearms

Dixie Gun Works


DRD Tactical

Eagle Imports



European American Armory


FN Herstal

FN Herstal is part of the Herstal Group  whose expertise lies in Defense and Law Enforcement business


Freedom Arms

Gibbs Rifle Company


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.

Guncrafter Industries

Heckler Koch

Henry Repeating Rifles


High Standard Co.

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.


Ithaca Gun Company



Knight Rifle

Legacy Sports


Magnum Research

Marlin Firearms Co

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.

McMillan Firearms


North American Arms

Olympic Arms

Produces the AR-15’s, 1911 pistols and sporter barrels.


Red Jacket Firearms

Remington Firearms

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.

Rossi Firearms

Ruger Firearms

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 the largest manufacturer of firearms in the United States.


Manufactures hunting and target rifles.

Savage Arms

Founded in 1894. As with many sporting foods 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.

Sig Sauer

Designs and builds firearms for the military, law enforcement, security agencies, self-defense, hunting, and competition.

Smith & Wesson

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.

Springfield Armory

Established in 1794 as the official government arsenal, Springfield was closed in 1968 when the government acquisition process was changed.

Stag Arms LLC

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.

Thompson Center Arms

Traditions Firearms

Vincenzo Bernardelli



Winchester Guns

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


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 property of the respective trademark owner.

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