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Small Arms Production Report
« on: July 29, 2009, 02:14:29 PM »
Just thought I would share some interesting (to me) facts from the report for 2007 (the most recent year available):

* Total small arms production in 2007 was 3,860,130, up 6.8% from 2006.

* Of the total, 58% were long guns (and of that, 71% rifles and 29% shotguns)

* Handgun production was 1.6 million units, with 76% pistols and 24% revolvers.

* Top manufacturers by unit sales were:  S&W (523,554 units), then Remington, Ruger, Mossberg and Marlin.  Glock was #15 with about 62,000 units.  Colt was #23 with about 34,000 units.  (Rohrbaugh not listed in the top 25 --  ;))

* Small arms and small arms ammunition manufacturing employed over 19,000 people and accounted for over $3.9 billion in goods shipped.

It will be interesting to see the 2008 and 2009 figures when they come out.
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Re: Small Arms Production Report
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2009, 04:15:38 PM »
TFS, that is very interesting.  Was there a breakdown as to caliber?
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Re: Small Arms Production Report
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2009, 04:44:47 PM »
Yes, for 2002-2007, handguns produced by caliber:

Pistols:  

18.9% to .22
1.2% to .25
4.5% to 32
10.9% to .380
31% to 9mm
33.5% to .50

Revolvers:

26.2% to .22
1.7% to .32
24% to .357 Mag
21.1% to .38 Spec
12.7% to .44 Mag
14.3% to .50

"to" represents a range of calibers in a category.  For example, "to .50" for pistols includes .40 and .45 among others larger than 9mm.
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Re: Small Arms Production Report
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2009, 04:56:56 PM »
Interesting, a little surprised at the percentages under .22 for pistols and .44 mag for revolvers, I thought both would be more.  Thanks again.
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