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This Is the Largest Gunmaker in Illinois

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The United States is the single largest civilian firearm market in the world. A recent Gallup poll found that 45% of Americans have a gun in their home. And many of those households have more than one, as the U.S. is the only country with more privately-owned guns than people.

Whether for hunting, target shooting, personal protection, or home defense, consumer demand for firearms in the U.S. fuels a $32.1 billion a year industry. And across the country, companies are cashing in. 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 in 2021. (Here is a look at which Americans own the most guns: a survey of all 50 states.)

According to the ATF, there are more than 3,200 federally licensed firearm production plants in the U.S., and 43 of them are operating in Illinois. Between them, a total of 647,423 firearms were manufactured in the state in 2021.

No company made more firearms in Illinois that year than Springfield Inc. Through a production facility in Geneseo, the company produced a reported 590,750 guns – or 91.2% of all firearms made in the state in 2021.

State Gun production facilities in state, 2021 Guns manufactured in state, 2021 Largest gunmaker in state, 2021 Largest gunmaker output, 2021
Alabama 52 294,166 Kimber Mfg Inc. 275,325
Alaska 21 258 Annex Industries, LLC 50
Arizona 192 699,100 Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. 603,500
Arkansas 47 73,351 Wilson’s Gun Shop Inc. 41,746
California 76 82,532 Senga Engineering Inc. 23,324
Colorado 75 3,109 M+M Inc. 1,712
Connecticut 33 184,633 Colt’s Manufacturing Company LLC 151,771
Delaware 2 11 Gusovsky Gunsmithing LLC 8
Florida 198 671,359 SCCY Industries LLC 216,932
Georgia 105 1,496,877 Glock Inc. 581,944
Hawaii 2 8 Koffin Wurks LLC 7
Idaho 75 43,241 FM Products Inc. 18,593
Illinois 43 647,423 Springfield Inc. 590,750
Indiana 60 41,498 Tippmann Arms Company LLC 15,113
Iowa 47 25,326 Brownells Inc. 11,024
Kansas 46 19,287 CZ-USA 14,383
Kentucky 39 510,679 WM C Anderson Inc. 505,635
Louisiana 43 2,658 Brothers LA Arms, LLC 640
Maine 21 23,226 Windham Weaponry Inc. 22,930
Maryland 24 30,358 LWRC International 27,331
Massachusetts 27 435,514 Savage Arms, Inc. 406,867
Michigan 73 26,424 Great Lakes Firearms and Ammunition LLC 22,388
Minnesota 37 46,584 Magnum Research Inc. 14,586
Mississippi 39 3,003 JMS Manufacturing Inc. 1,289
Missouri 93 2,467,145 Smith & Wesson 2,316,857
Montana 55 26,446 Noreen Firearms LLC 16,296
Nebraska 26 6,882 Zermatt Arms Inc. 4,076
Nevada 56 262,086 Legacy Sports International Inc. 214,258
New Hampshire 27 1,992,731 Sig Sauer Inc. 1,293,532
New Jersey 11 209,770 Henry RAC Holding Corp. 208,423
New Mexico 24 281 Farnsworth, Dustin Robert and Angie J 81
New York 61 128,276 RemArms LLC 86,594
North Carolina 152 894,882 Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. 604,941
North Dakota 10 1,301 Roughrider Arms LLC 1,167
Ohio 117 130,848 Strassells Machine Inc. 106,807
Oklahoma 69 14,654 International Firearm Corporation LLC 11,423
Oregon 50 16,619 TNW Firearms Inc. 4,004
Pennsylvania 110 228,400 IWI US Inc. 96,662
Rhode Island 5 144 Ocean State Armory LLC 50
South Carolina 55 240,114 Fn America, LLC 169,407
South Dakota 20 906 West River Rifle Company LLC 277
Tennessee 82 185,720 Beretta USA Corp. 155,352
Texas 401 814,838 Maverick Arms, Inc. 492,167
Utah 103 271,862 TDJ Buyer, LLC 72,983
Vermont 20 135,030 Century Arms Inc. 132,705
Virginia 84 17,890 Kriss USA, Inc. 12,809
Washington 62 242,736 Aero Precision LLC 174,662
West Virginia 28 6,941 Childers Guns LLC 5,108
Wisconsin 80 137,397 Henry RAC Holding Corp. 112,180
Wyoming 52 10,341 Weatherby Inc. 7,630

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