American handgunners love semi-automatics and BATFE’s 2014 Annual Firearms and Manufacturing Report, the latest available, is proof. It lists 18 1/2 pages of companies that produced “pistols” that year in the United States, but those that made revolvers had trouble covering a single page.
This Labor Day we salute the thousands of men and women who make up the workforce of American gunmaking. We start by acknowledging the companies that maintain operations in each of our United States' 13 Original Colonies.
Last year NRA Publications Editorial Director John Zent shed some light on one of the most compelling topics in the firearm industry today—a decades-long migration pattern of gun makers from the northeast and other regions of the United States to the southern states.