GUNS AT A GLANCE
The U.S. firearms industry includes about 200 companies with combined annual revenues of $2 billion.
The industry produces about 3 million guns per year.
The largest manufacturers are Remington Arms and Sturm Ruger.
Other companies that manufacture more than 50,000 weapons annually are Beretta U.S.A., Marlin Firearms, Mossberg, Smith & Wesson, U.S. Repeating Arms, Savage Sports Corp. and Hi-Point.
Although automation has increased, the industry is still fairly labor-intensive. Average annual revenue per worker is about $150,000.
Gun exports total about $300 million annually, with Canada and Japan the largest buyers.
Source: First Research