Special Report

Leading Gun Manufacturers By State

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The global leader in the civilian firearm market is the United States. According to a  recent Gallup poll, 45% of American households own at least one gun. Numerous households have multiple firearms, distinguishing the U.S. as the only nation that has more privately-owned guns than people.

Consumer demand for firearms in the U.S. fuels a $32.1 billion per year industry and companies nationwide are capitalizing on this demand. In 2021, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives reported that over 13.3 million firearms were manufactured in the U.S. for the domestic market.

Analyzing 2021 ATF data on the total number of guns made in each of the more than 3,200 federally licensed firearm production plants in the United States, 24/7 Wall St. has identified the leading gunmaker in every state. 

Although every company on this list holds the top position in firearm production at the state level, some are fairly small-scale operations. In Delaware and Hawaii, no single manufacturer made more than 10 firearms in 2021. Conversely, in states where guns and ammunition have a much larger economic impact, leading gunmakers produce millions of firearms each year. 

The companies highlighted on this list include several well-known global gun manufacturers. In 2021, the Smith & Wesson plant in Columbia, Missouri, produced more than 2.3 million firearms, accounting for more than 90% of firearm production in the state that year. Likewise, the Newington, New Hampshire, Sig Sauer facility produced almost 1.3 million firearms in 2021, representing approximately 65% of the state’s overall gun production. 

Sturm, Ruger & Company, with manufacturing operations in North Carolina, and Heny RAC, operating in Wisconsin and New Jersey, are the only two companies on this list to rank as the top gun manufacturers in more than one state. 

Methodology

To identify the largest gunmaker in each state, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed firearm manufacturing data from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. For each state, we identified the company that owns the production facility that made the most firearms in 2021. 

Supplemental data on the number of gunmakers operating in the state and firearm production by type is also from the ATF and for 2021. 

We also reviewed state level data on the economic output of the firearm and ammunition industry and the number of jobs directly supported by the industry from the National Shooting Sports Foundation, a firearm industry trade association. All NSSF data is for 2022. 

Here are the largest gunmakers in every state:

Alabama: Kimber Mfg Inc.

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  • Location: Troy, AL
  • 2021 firearm production: 275,325 (93.6% of statewide firearm manufacturing)
  • Firearm production by type at facility: 98.8% handguns, 1.2% rifles
  • Total gunmakers in state: 52
  • Statewide gun & ammo industry output, 2022: $292.7 million (16th lowest of 50 states)
  • Gun & ammo industry jobs in state, 2022: 2,587 (25th most of 50 states)

Alaska: Annex Industries, LLC

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  • Location: Soldotna, AK
  • 2021 firearm production: 50 (19.4% of statewide firearm manufacturing)
  • Firearm production by type at facility: 8.0% rifles, 92.0% misc. firearms
  • Total gunmakers in state: 21
  • Statewide gun & ammo industry output, 2022: $54.6 million (4th lowest of 50 states)
  • Gun & ammo industry jobs in state, 2022: 601 (6th fewest of 50 states)

Arizona: Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc.

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  • Location: Prescott, AZ
  • 2021 firearm production: 603,500 (86.3% of statewide firearm manufacturing)
  • Firearm production by type at facility: 100% rifles
  • Total gunmakers in state: 192
  • Statewide gun & ammo industry output, 2022: $1.0 billion (13th highest of 50 states)
  • Gun & ammo industry jobs in state, 2022: 4,981 (11th most of 50 states)

Arkansas: Wilson’s Gun Shop Inc.

  • Location: Berryville, AR
  • 2021 firearm production: 41,746 (56.9% of statewide firearm manufacturing)
  • Firearm production by type at facility: 29.5% handguns, 70.5% rifles
  • Total gunmakers in state: 47
  • Statewide gun & ammo industry output, 2022: $1.1 billion (11th highest of 50 states)
  • Gun & ammo industry jobs in state, 2022: 4,000 (18th most of 50 states)

California: Senga Engineering Inc.

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  • Location: Santa Ana, CA
  • 2021 firearm production: 23,324 (28.3% of statewide firearm manufacturing)
  • Firearm production by type at facility: 100% misc. firearms
  • Total gunmakers in state: 76
  • Statewide gun & ammo industry output, 2022: $2.0 billion (2nd highest of 50 states)
  • Gun & ammo industry jobs in state, 2022: 13,042 (2nd most of 50 states)

Colorado: M+M Inc.

  • Location: Northglenn, CO
  • 2021 firearm production: 1,712 (55.1% of statewide firearm manufacturing)
  • Firearm production by type at facility: 18.2% handguns, 81.5% rifles, 0.4% misc. firearms
  • Total gunmakers in state: 75
  • Statewide gun & ammo industry output, 2022: $420.7 million (23rd lowest of 50 states)
  • Gun & ammo industry jobs in state, 2022: 3,156 (23rd most of 50 states)

Connecticut: Colt’s Manufacturing Company LLC

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  • Location: West Hartford, CT
  • 2021 firearm production: 151,771 (82.2% of statewide firearm manufacturing)
  • Firearm production by type at facility: 59.5% handguns, 40.5% rifles
  • Total gunmakers in state: 33
  • Statewide gun & ammo industry output, 2022: $662.6 million (19th highest of 50 states)
  • Gun & ammo industry jobs in state, 2022: 2,068 (20th fewest of 50 states)

Delaware: Gusovsky Gunsmithing LLC

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  • Location: Wilmington, DE
  • 2021 firearm production: 8 (72.7% of statewide firearm manufacturing)
  • Firearm production by type at facility: 12.5% handguns, 75.0% rifles, 12.5% misc. firearms
  • Total gunmakers in state: 2
  • Statewide gun & ammo industry output, 2022: $14.4 million (the lowest of 50 states)
  • Gun & ammo industry jobs in state, 2022: 216 (the fewest of 50 states)

Florida: SCCY Industries LLC

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  • Location: Daytona Beach, FL
  • 2021 firearm production: 216,932 (32.3% of statewide firearm manufacturing)
  • Firearm production by type at facility: 100% rifles
  • Total gunmakers in state: 198
  • Statewide gun & ammo industry output, 2022: $1.5 billion (6th highest of 50 states)
  • Gun & ammo industry jobs in state, 2022: 10,117 (3rd most of 50 states)

Georgia: Glock Inc.

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  • Location: Smyrna, GA
  • 2021 firearm production: 581,944 (38.9% of statewide firearm manufacturing)
  • Firearm production by type at facility: 100% rifles
  • Total gunmakers in state: 105
  • Statewide gun & ammo industry output, 2022: $936.6 million (14th highest of 50 states)
  • Gun & ammo industry jobs in state, 2022: 4,404 (15th most of 50 states)

Hawaii: Koffin Wurks LLC

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  • Location: Kailua, HI
  • 2021 firearm production: 7 (87.5% of statewide firearm manufacturing)
  • Firearm production by type at facility: 100% rifles
  • Total gunmakers in state: 2
  • Statewide gun & ammo industry output, 2022: $27.3 million (2nd lowest of 50 states)
  • Gun & ammo industry jobs in state, 2022: 275 (2nd fewest of 50 states)

Idaho: FM Products Inc.

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  • Location: Boise, ID
  • 2021 firearm production: 18,593 (43.0% of statewide firearm manufacturing)
  • Firearm production by type at facility: 62.5% handguns, 4.5% rifles, 33.0% misc. firearms
  • Total gunmakers in state: 75
  • Statewide gun & ammo industry output, 2022: $1.2 billion (8th highest of 50 states)
  • Gun & ammo industry jobs in state, 2022: 3,484 (21st most of 50 states)

Illinois: Springfield Inc.

  • Location: Geneseo, IL
  • 2021 firearm production: 590,750 (91.2% of statewide firearm manufacturing)
  • Firearm production by type at facility: 25.1% handguns, 74.9% rifles
  • Total gunmakers in state: 43
  • Statewide gun & ammo industry output, 2022: $1.4 billion (7th highest of 50 states)
  • Gun & ammo industry jobs in state, 2022: 5,646 (6th most of 50 states)

Indiana: Tippmann Arms Company LLC

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  • Location: Fort Wayne, IN
  • 2021 firearm production: 15,113 (36.4% of statewide firearm manufacturing)
  • Firearm production by type at facility: 37.0% handguns, 63.0% rifles
  • Total gunmakers in state: 60
  • Statewide gun & ammo industry output, 2022: $368.0 million (19th lowest of 50 states)
  • Gun & ammo industry jobs in state, 2022: 2,546 (24th fewest of 50 states)

Iowa: Brownells Inc.

  • Location: Grinnell, IA
  • 2021 firearm production: 11,024 (43.5% of statewide firearm manufacturing)
  • Firearm production by type at facility: 0.5% rifles, 99.5% misc. firearms
  • Total gunmakers in state: 47
  • Statewide gun & ammo industry output, 2022: $191.4 million (12th lowest of 50 states)
  • Gun & ammo industry jobs in state, 2022: 1,337 (13th fewest of 50 states)

Kansas: CZ-USA

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  • Location: Kansas City, KS
  • 2021 firearm production: 14,383 (74.6% of statewide firearm manufacturing)
  • Firearm production by type at facility: 98.0% handguns, 1.3% rifles, 0.7% misc. firearms
  • Total gunmakers in state: 46
  • Statewide gun & ammo industry output, 2022: $274.8 million (14th lowest of 50 states)
  • Gun & ammo industry jobs in state, 2022: 1,016 (10th fewest of 50 states)

Kentucky: WM C Anderson Inc.

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  • Location: Hebron, KY
  • 2021 firearm production: 505,635 (99.0% of statewide firearm manufacturing)
  • Firearm production by type at facility: 0.3% handguns, 6.4% rifles, 93.3% misc. firearms
  • Total gunmakers in state: 39
  • Statewide gun & ammo industry output, 2022: $372.2 million (21st lowest of 50 states)
  • Gun & ammo industry jobs in state, 2022: 2,577 (25th fewest of 50 states)

Louisiana: Brothers LA Arms, LLC

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  • Location: Hammond, LA
  • 2021 firearm production: 640 (24.1% of statewide firearm manufacturing)
  • Firearm production by type at facility: 51.9% handguns, 48.1% rifles
  • Total gunmakers in state: 43
  • Statewide gun & ammo industry output, 2022: $213.2 million (13th lowest of 50 states)
  • Gun & ammo industry jobs in state, 2022: 1,750 (15th fewest of 50 states)

Maine: Windham Weaponry Inc.

  • Location: Windham, ME
  • 2021 firearm production: 22,930 (98.7% of statewide firearm manufacturing)
  • Firearm production by type at facility: 5.5% handguns, 88.2% rifles, 6.3% misc. firearms
  • Total gunmakers in state: 21
  • Statewide gun & ammo industry output, 2022: $276.4 million (15th lowest of 50 states)
  • Gun & ammo industry jobs in state, 2022: 2,075 (21st fewest of 50 states)

Maryland: LWRC International

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  • Location: Cambridge, MD
  • 2021 firearm production: 27,331 (90.0% of statewide firearm manufacturing)
  • Firearm production by type at facility: 14.8% handguns, 85.1% rifles, 0.1% misc. firearms
  • Total gunmakers in state: 24
  • Statewide gun & ammo industry output, 2022: $458.4 million (24th lowest of 50 states)
  • Gun & ammo industry jobs in state, 2022: 1,913 (18th fewest of 50 states)

Massachusetts: Savage Arms, Inc.

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  • Location: Westfield, MA
  • 2021 firearm production: 406,867 (93.4% of statewide firearm manufacturing)
  • Firearm production by type at facility: 0.2% handguns, 96.6% rifles, 3.3% shotguns
  • Total gunmakers in state: 27
  • Statewide gun & ammo industry output, 2022: $502.7 million (25th highest of 50 states)
  • Gun & ammo industry jobs in state, 2022: 2,421 (23rd fewest of 50 states)

Michigan: Great Lakes Firearms and Ammunition LLC

  • Location: Sparta, MI
  • 2021 firearm production: 22,388 (84.7% of statewide firearm manufacturing)
  • Firearm production by type at facility: 0.7% handguns, 97.0% rifles, 2.3% misc. firearms
  • Total gunmakers in state: 73
  • Statewide gun & ammo industry output, 2022: $734.9 million (17th highest of 50 states)
  • Gun & ammo industry jobs in state, 2022: 5,273 (8th most of 50 states)

Minnesota: Magnum Research Inc.

  • Location: Pillager, MN
  • 2021 firearm production: 14,586 (31.3% of statewide firearm manufacturing)
  • Firearm production by type at facility: 89.6% handguns, 10.4% rifles
  • Total gunmakers in state: 37
  • Statewide gun & ammo industry output, 2022: $1.6 billion (3rd highest of 50 states)
  • Gun & ammo industry jobs in state, 2022: 5,035 (10th most of 50 states)

Mississippi: JMS Manufacturing Inc.

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  • Location: Lucedale, MS
  • 2021 firearm production: 1,289 (42.9% of statewide firearm manufacturing)
  • Firearm production by type at facility: 21.1% handguns, 78.9% rifles
  • Total gunmakers in state: 39
  • Statewide gun & ammo industry output, 2022: $564.7 million (24th highest of 50 states)
  • Gun & ammo industry jobs in state, 2022: 2,169 (22nd fewest of 50 states)

Missouri: Smith & Wesson

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  • Location: Columbia, MO
  • 2021 firearm production: 2,316,857 (93.9% of statewide firearm manufacturing)
  • Firearm production by type at facility: 81.2% handguns, 18.4% rifles, 0.1% shotguns, 0.2% misc. firearms
  • Total gunmakers in state: 93
  • Statewide gun & ammo industry output, 2022: $589.2 million (22nd highest of 50 states)
  • Gun & ammo industry jobs in state, 2022: 4,055 (17th most of 50 states)

Montana: Noreen Firearms LLC

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  • Location: Belgrade, MT
  • 2021 firearm production: 16,296 (61.6% of statewide firearm manufacturing)
  • Firearm production by type at facility: 7.5% rifles, 92.5% misc. firearms
  • Total gunmakers in state: 55
  • Statewide gun & ammo industry output, 2022: $178.2 million (10th lowest of 50 states)
  • Gun & ammo industry jobs in state, 2022: 1,244 (11th fewest of 50 states)

Nebraska: Zermatt Arms Inc.

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  • Location: Bennet, NE
  • 2021 firearm production: 4,076 (59.2% of statewide firearm manufacturing)
  • Firearm production by type at facility: 0.1% rifles, 99.9% misc. firearms
  • Total gunmakers in state: 26
  • Statewide gun & ammo industry output, 2022: $377.0 million (22nd lowest of 50 states)
  • Gun & ammo industry jobs in state, 2022: 1,414 (14th fewest of 50 states)

Nevada: Legacy Sports International Inc.

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  • Location: Reno, NV
  • 2021 firearm production: 214,258 (81.8% of statewide firearm manufacturing)
  • Firearm production by type at facility: 2.8% handguns, 22.1% rifles, 75.2% shotguns
  • Total gunmakers in state: 56
  • Statewide gun & ammo industry output, 2022: $371.4 million (20th lowest of 50 states)
  • Gun & ammo industry jobs in state, 2022: 1,817 (17th fewest of 50 states)

New Hampshire: Sig Sauer Inc.

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  • Location: Newington, NH
  • 2021 firearm production: 1,293,532 (64.9% of statewide firearm manufacturing)
  • Firearm production by type at facility: 93.8% handguns, 6.2% rifles
  • Total gunmakers in state: 27
  • Statewide gun & ammo industry output, 2022: $1.6 billion (4th highest of 50 states)
  • Gun & ammo industry jobs in state, 2022: 4,427 (14th most of 50 states)

New Jersey: Henry RAC Holding Corp.

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  • Location: Bayonne, NJ
  • 2021 firearm production: 208,423 (99.4% of statewide firearm manufacturing)
  • Firearm production by type at facility: 1.5% handguns, 98.5% rifles
  • Total gunmakers in state: 11
  • Statewide gun & ammo industry output, 2022: $293.9 million (17th lowest of 50 states)
  • Gun & ammo industry jobs in state, 2022: 1,762 (16th fewest of 50 states)

New Mexico: Farnsworth, Dustin Robert and Angie J

  • Location: Carlsbad, NM
  • 2021 firearm production: 81 (28.8% of statewide firearm manufacturing)
  • Firearm production by type at facility: 18.5% handguns, 75.3% rifles, 6.2% misc. firearms
  • Total gunmakers in state: 24
  • Statewide gun & ammo industry output, 2022: $73.5 million (6th lowest of 50 states)
  • Gun & ammo industry jobs in state, 2022: 784 (7th fewest of 50 states)

New York: RemArms LLC

  • Location: Ilion, NY
  • 2021 firearm production: 86,594 (67.5% of statewide firearm manufacturing)
  • Firearm production by type at facility: 1.6% handguns, 27.1% rifles, 52.3% shotguns, 19.1% misc. firearms
  • Total gunmakers in state: 61
  • Statewide gun & ammo industry output, 2022: $1.2 billion (9th highest of 50 states)
  • Gun & ammo industry jobs in state, 2022: 4,806 (12th most of 50 states)

North Carolina: Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc.

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  • Location: Mayodan, NC
  • 2021 firearm production: 604,941 (67.6% of statewide firearm manufacturing)
  • Firearm production by type at facility: 50.3% handguns, 49.1% rifles, 0.6% misc. firearms
  • Total gunmakers in state: 152
  • Statewide gun & ammo industry output, 2022: $1.1 billion (12th highest of 50 states)
  • Gun & ammo industry jobs in state, 2022: 5,180 (9th most of 50 states)

North Dakota: Roughrider Arms LLC

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  • Location: Grand Forks, ND
  • 2021 firearm production: 1,167 (89.7% of statewide firearm manufacturing)
  • Firearm production by type at facility: 1.2% handguns, 98.8% misc. firearms
  • Total gunmakers in state: 10
  • Statewide gun & ammo industry output, 2022: $31.1 million (3rd lowest of 50 states)
  • Gun & ammo industry jobs in state, 2022: 335 (3rd fewest of 50 states)

Ohio: Strassells Machine Inc.

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  • Location: Mansfield, OH
  • 2021 firearm production: 106,807 (81.6% of statewide firearm manufacturing)
  • Firearm production by type at facility: 57.9% handguns, 42.1% rifles
  • Total gunmakers in state: 117
  • Statewide gun & ammo industry output, 2022: $791.2 million (16th highest of 50 states)
  • Gun & ammo industry jobs in state, 2022: 7,108 (5th most of 50 states)

Oklahoma: International Firearm Corporation LLC

  • Location: Midwest City, OK
  • 2021 firearm production: 11,423 (78.0% of statewide firearm manufacturing)
  • Firearm production by type at facility: 100% misc. firearms
  • Total gunmakers in state: 69
  • Statewide gun & ammo industry output, 2022: $163.8 million (9th lowest of 50 states)
  • Gun & ammo industry jobs in state, 2022: 1,293 (12th fewest of 50 states)

Oregon: TNW Firearms Inc.

  • Location: Vernonia, OR
  • 2021 firearm production: 4,004 (24.1% of statewide firearm manufacturing)
  • Firearm production by type at facility: 35.4% handguns, 64.6% rifles
  • Total gunmakers in state: 50
  • Statewide gun & ammo industry output, 2022: $667.9 million (18th highest of 50 states)
  • Gun & ammo industry jobs in state, 2022: 3,554 (19th most of 50 states)

Pennsylvania: IWI US Inc.

  • Location: Middletown, PA
  • 2021 firearm production: 96,662 (42.3% of statewide firearm manufacturing)
  • Firearm production by type at facility: 50.8% handguns, 32.7% rifles, 16.5% shotguns
  • Total gunmakers in state: 110
  • Statewide gun & ammo industry output, 2022: $1.1 billion (10th highest of 50 states)
  • Gun & ammo industry jobs in state, 2022: 9,336 (4th most of 50 states)

Rhode Island: Ocean State Armory LLC

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  • Location: Warwick, RI
  • 2021 firearm production: 50 (34.7% of statewide firearm manufacturing)
  • Firearm production by type at facility: 100% misc. firearms
  • Total gunmakers in state: 5
  • Statewide gun & ammo industry output, 2022: $160.4 million (8th lowest of 50 states)
  • Gun & ammo industry jobs in state, 2022: 563 (5th fewest of 50 states)

South Carolina: FN America, LLC

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  • Location: Columbia, SC
  • 2021 firearm production: 169,407 (70.6% of statewide firearm manufacturing)
  • Firearm production by type at facility: 78.0% handguns, 22.0% rifles
  • Total gunmakers in state: 55
  • Statewide gun & ammo industry output, 2022: $473.7 million (25th lowest of 50 states)
  • Gun & ammo industry jobs in state, 2022: 2,990 (24th most of 50 states)

South Dakota: West River Rifle Company LLC

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  • Location: Sturgis, SD
  • 2021 firearm production: 277 (30.6% of statewide firearm manufacturing)
  • Firearm production by type at facility: 100% misc. firearms
  • Total gunmakers in state: 20
  • Statewide gun & ammo industry output, 2022: $183.4 million (11th lowest of 50 states)
  • Gun & ammo industry jobs in state, 2022: 827 (8th fewest of 50 states)

Tennessee: Beretta USA Corp.

  • Location: Gallatin, TN
  • 2021 firearm production: 155,352 (83.6% of statewide firearm manufacturing)
  • Firearm production by type at facility: 83.7% handguns, 0.8% rifles, 15.6% shotguns
  • Total gunmakers in state: 82
  • Statewide gun & ammo industry output, 2022: $1.5 billion (5th highest of 50 states)
  • Gun & ammo industry jobs in state, 2022: 5,434 (7th most of 50 states)

Texas: Maverick Arms, Inc.

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  • Location: Eagle Pass, TX
  • 2021 firearm production: 492,167 (60.4% of statewide firearm manufacturing)
  • Firearm production by type at facility: 4.9% handguns, 14.4% rifles, 59.5% shotguns, 21.2% misc. firearms
  • Total gunmakers in state: 401
  • Statewide gun & ammo industry output, 2022: $2.1 billion (the highest of 50 states)
  • Gun & ammo industry jobs in state, 2022: 14,292 (the most of 50 states)

Utah: TDJ Buyer, LLC

  • Location: Gunnison, UT
  • 2021 firearm production: 72,983 (26.8% of statewide firearm manufacturing)
  • Firearm production by type at facility: 8.5% handguns, 90.3% rifles, 1.2% misc. firearms
  • Total gunmakers in state: 103
  • Statewide gun & ammo industry output, 2022: $573.5 million (23rd highest of 50 states)
  • Gun & ammo industry jobs in state, 2022: 4,145 (16th most of 50 states)

Vermont: Century Arms Inc.

  • Location: Georgia, VT
  • 2021 firearm production: 132,705 (98.3% of statewide firearm manufacturing)
  • Firearm production by type at facility: 3.7% handguns, 46.0% rifles, 50.2% misc. firearms
  • Total gunmakers in state: 20
  • Statewide gun & ammo industry output, 2022: $59.8 million (5th lowest of 50 states)
  • Gun & ammo industry jobs in state, 2022: 360 (4th fewest of 50 states)

Virginia: Kriss USA, Inc.

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  • Location: Chesapeake, VA
  • 2021 firearm production: 12,809 (71.6% of statewide firearm manufacturing)
  • Firearm production by type at facility: 52.9% handguns, 47.1% rifles
  • Total gunmakers in state: 84
  • Statewide gun & ammo industry output, 2022: $594.8 million (21st highest of 50 states)
  • Gun & ammo industry jobs in state, 2022: 3,548 (20th most of 50 states)

Washington: Aero Precision LLC

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  • Location: Tacoma, WA
  • 2021 firearm production: 174,662 (72.0% of statewide firearm manufacturing)
  • Firearm production by type at facility: 0.3% rifles, 99.7% misc. firearms
  • Total gunmakers in state: 62
  • Statewide gun & ammo industry output, 2022: $828.8 million (15th highest of 50 states)
  • Gun & ammo industry jobs in state, 2022: 4,536 (13th most of 50 states)

West Virginia: Childers Guns LLC

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  • Location: Fairmont, WV
  • 2021 firearm production: 5,108 (73.6% of statewide firearm manufacturing)
  • Firearm production by type at facility: 100% misc. firearms
  • Total gunmakers in state: 28
  • Statewide gun & ammo industry output, 2022: $91.8 million (7th lowest of 50 states)
  • Gun & ammo industry jobs in state, 2022: 881 (9th fewest of 50 states)

Wisconsin: Henry RAC Holding Corp.

  • Location: Rice Lake, WI
  • 2021 firearm production: 112,180 (81.6% of statewide firearm manufacturing)
  • Firearm production by type at facility: 81.8% rifles, 14.1% shotguns, 4.1% misc. firearms
  • Total gunmakers in state: 80
  • Statewide gun & ammo industry output, 2022: $653.0 million (20th highest of 50 states)
  • Gun & ammo industry jobs in state, 2022: 3,250 (22nd most of 50 states)

Wyoming: Weatherby Inc.

  • Location: Sheridan, WY
  • 2021 firearm production: 7,630 (73.8% of statewide firearm manufacturing)
  • Firearm production by type at facility: 100% rifles
  • Total gunmakers in state: 52
  • Statewide gun & ammo industry output, 2022: $341.2 million (18th lowest of 50 states)
  • Gun & ammo industry jobs in state, 2022: 2,020 (19th fewest of 50 states)

 

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