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Top Ten of the World’s Best Gun Makers

1. Smith & Wesson

The Smith & Wesson Company is an American company that produces firearms and ammunition. They have been in business for over 150 years, since 1852.

Their headquarters are located in Springfield, Massachusetts. Their guns include revolvers, handguns, rifles, and shotguns.

In 2012 they were the largest producer of police duty weapons in America with a market share of 20%.[12] The S&W M&P line has won several awards including Handgun of the Year from NRA Publications three times (2009-2010). As well as being one of only four manufacturers to earn spots on Guns & Ammo’s “All-Time Best” list by placing their Model 29 revolver first overall among all long-barreled handgun designs produced after 1900.

2. Glock

Glock Ges.m.b.H., occasionally rendered as Glock Inc., is a weapons manufacturer headquartered in Deutsch-Wagram, Austria and founded by the Austrian engineer Gaston Glock

The company produces handguns, knives, rifle scopes, and ammunition magazines for military use only.[12] The name “GLOCK” stands for “Gleichlaeufigkeit”, or German word meaning “simplicity,” which was intended to reflect its innovative design; one of these innovations are an interchangeable backstrap that enables each pistol (except models 3720) to be fitted with any combination of different-sized grips within moments when switching between shooters with various hand sizes without any tools required.

3. Beretta

A. Beretta is an Italian arms manufacturing company, founded in 1526 by Bartolomeo Beretta

The pistol designs for which it has become best known are the M1951 .22LR caliber semi-automatic “Beretta Model 1951”, and the M1923 semiautomatic rifle that became famous during World War II as the “BAR” (Browning Automatic Rifle). In 1976 they began production of a series of compact assault rifles including models AR70/90, ARM80, and ARX160 available in five calibers: from round nose to armor-piercing rounds such as incendiary loads or flechette rounds with hard steel penetrators.

B. The firearms industry does not trade products; rather

4. Colt

The Colt Manufacturing Company is the United States’ oldest gun maker, founded in 1855 by Samuel Colt. The company produces a variety of firearms from handguns to long-range rifles for civilian use and law enforcement duties. It offers several lines of semi-automatic pistols, including the “Gold Cup” 1911 series as well as M1911A variants at various prices; revolvers with similar features are also produced. The most popular production models include its Commander line of government/military .45 caliber semi-auto pistol (M1911), which includes the MK IV Series 80 model;[12] and its AR15 type rifle known commercially as Colt AR 15 or just simply ‘AR’.

5. Winchester Repeating Arms Company

The Winchester Repeating Arms Company (more popularly known as simply “Winchester”) was an American firearms manufacturer that has been owned by several companies over its 180-year history. The company’s earliest ancestors date back to 1816 when Walter Hunt founded the Volcanic Repeating Arms Company in partnership with Oliver Fisher according to a deed of November 20, 1850

In December 1886, after producing more than 125,000 guns and establishing retail outlets across America,[12] he sold his interests in the company for $50 million ($US)

and retired from gun manufacturing. William Wirt Winchester bought these shares making him the majority owner; as president of this new corporation, he became one of two people who could accurately claim they were millionaires.

6 . Browning Arms Company

Browning Arms Company is an American designer and manufacturer of firearms, ammunition, and parts. It came into being on October 25th, 1878- the same year that John Browning was issued his first patent for a rifle design– as the result of what various sources call either “a default or deliberate omission” by Remington’s chief executive officer Marcellus Hartley

The company has been owned in whole or part at different times by Fabrique Nationale de Herstal (FN) Nederlanden Vennootschap van Industriele Wapens B.V., Colt Industries Corporation,[12] Winchester Repeating Arms Company.

7 . Heckler and Koch GmbH

Heckler and Koch GmbH is a German defense manufacturing company that manufactures handguns, military rifles, submachine guns,[12] in addition to other weapons.

The HK416 assault rifle was developed for the United States armed forces as an improvement on its M16A weapon system by adding modularity features such as quick-change barrels

and a telescoping stock (to reduce overall size) with near-identical ballistics and terminal performance.

HK USP models are manufactured under license in several nations including Hungary, Ireland[13], Mexico,[14][15] Poland,[16][17]Spain,[18][19]Switzerland.[20]

It has been described as “the world’s most successful handgun”, having sold more than

8 . Bul Armory

Bul Armory is a company that specializes in manufacturing firearms, and they have been around since 1924. Bul Cherokee has helped defend Russia’s borders against invaders and has even made some of the most popular hunting rifles in the world.

Bul Armory has a history of excellence, and this is why it’s one of the best gunmakers in the world.


bul armory 1911 governmentThe bul armory company was founded by General Vasiliy Grigorevich Blagonravov to manufacture firearms for defending Russia’s borders against invaders. The bull 1911 government arsenal made some of the most popular hunting rifles in the world such as Mosin–Nagant rifle, among other products. They were also responsible for making many AK models that are still used today despite its age because they have been so reliable during conflicts and wars around the globe. It took over five years after their founding before bul had created anything worth mentioning aside from designs for guns that never went into production. General Blagonravov left bul, and it was taken over by the Soviet Union in order to modernize their firearm production for World War II.

9. Sturm, Ruger & Co., Incorporated

bul armorySturm, Ruger & Co., Incorporated is an American company that designs and manufactures semi-automatic firearms. They are based in Southport, Connecticut with manufacturing facilities also located at Newport, New Hampshire, and Prescott, Arizona

The name “Ruger” comes from the founder of the company William B ruger who started a machine shop to build parts for his father’s invention: a car starting system called ‘Crankcase Piston Ring Company’ which he later renamed after himself – W illiam R uger CO in 1918

It was established as Sturm, Ruger (later shortened to just Ruger) Firearms Company through its 1988 purchase by Bill Ruger Jr.

10. SIG Sauer GmbH (Germany)

SIG Sauer GmbH is a German company, founded in 1853 by Johann Friedrich Alfred SIG

They are known for producing various firearms and other weapons. They have more than 500 employees with the headquarters being located in Eckernförde, Germany. The factory where their guns were produced was also based there from 1911 to 2008 when it moved to Kirchheim/Teck due to an expansion of production capacity needs

The name “Sig” comes from the acronym ‘Schweizerische Industrie Gesellschaft’. This can be translated into English as Swiss Industrial Company but they changed this because they wanted people to know that it wasn’t just the initials of Switzerland’s country name which would cause confusion.

Gun manufacturers are an important part of the world’s economy. They produce a product that is essential to many industries, and without them, we would not have nearly as much access to firearms for sport or self-defense purposes. We hope you enjoyed our list of top ten gun makers in the world!

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