Fear & Loading: Top Rifle Producers Per State

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posted on April 13, 2016
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If you’ve ever wondered who makes the most rifles in your area, the answer is found in BATFE’s “Annual Firearms Manufacturing and Export Report.” This latest one covers 2014 and is a little stale, although it’s interesting because there are some surprises and some of the companies aren’t exactly household names. Here’s the distilled list, alphabetically, along with the number of rifles produced and convenient links to each website—if they’re still in business and we could find one.

Alaska—67 Wild West Guns
Alabama—1,366 Steyr Arms
Arkansas—1,981 Wilson Combat
Arizona—2,509 Patriot Ordnance Factory
California—3,563 Weatherby
Colorado—68 McDuffee Arms
Connecticut—59,603 Colt’s Manufacturing
Delaware—25 Perry’s Gun Repair
Florida—18,925 Kel-Tec
Georgia—3,231 Advanced Armament Corp.
Hawaii—20 Kilimanjaro Hawaii
Iowa—831 Les Baer Custom
Idaho—1,936 Primary Weapons Systems
Illinois—48,514 Springfield Armory
Indiana—139 Mag Tactical Systems
Kansas—49 Signature Marketing
Kentucky—314,875 Remington
Louisiana—82 Red Jacket Firearms
Massachusetts—305,826 Savage Arms
Maryland—7,261 Land Warfare Resources Corporation (LWRCI)
Maine—27,187 Windham Weaponry
Michigan—125 Keego Tec
Minnesota—79,118 Remington
Missouri—18,483 Browning
Mississippi—25 Back in Black Tactical
Montana—3,092 Cooper Firearms of Montana
North Carolina—67,585 Ruger
North Dakota—201 Nodak Arms
Nebraska—30 Frerking Custom Works LLC
New Hampshire—636,073 Ruger
New Jersey—300,312 Henry
New Mexico—32 Blackbriar Inc.
Nevada—535 CBE Inc.
New York—535,482 Remington
Ohio—51,300 Hi-Point
Oklahoma—210 Surgeon Rifles
Oregon—1,672 Noveske Rifleworks
Pennsylvania—56,340 Keystone Sporting Arms
South Carolina—15,513 Daniel Defense
South Dakota—860 HS Precision
Tennessee—3,351 Barrett
Texas—54,750 Mossberg
Utah—1,697 Browning (Arms Technology)
Virginia—1,456 Kriss USA
Vermont—33,730 Century Arms
Washington—6,592 Mega Arms
Wisconsin—7,075 Bravo Company 
West Virginia—445 Blackheart International
Wyoming—362 Gunwerks

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