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MA – Industry Insider – Small assault-style rifle firms thriving under activists’ radar

A decade ago, Kentucky’s Anderson Manufacturing was a small machine shop that didn’t make firearms. By 2016, it was making more rifles than Smith & Wesson. 


Nat’l – Industry Insider – As issues of corporate social responsibility continue to gain ground, will the issue of gun safety become more prominent this proxy season?

A lot has been written about institutional investors’ turn toward issues of corporate social responsibility. One CSR topic that has received a lot of attention in the last few years has been firearms safety. 

Jeff Powers Joins SIG SAUER as Vice President, Assembly Operations & Continuous Improvement

Newington, N.H. (December 12, 2018) – SIG SAUER, Inc. is pleased to announce Jeff Powers has joined SIG SAUER as Vice President, Operations & Continuous Improvement. In this position Powers will work to streamline manufacturing operations and processes to increase productivity and oversee continuous improvement.

“I’m thrilled to join this incredible company, inspired by the passion of the employees, and motivated by the enormous responsibility we have to our customers,”…

MA – Industry Insider – Smith & Wesson owner’s stock surges on long gun sales bump

A 20 percent surge in the sale of long guns — a category that includes the AR-15 semi-automatic rifle — powered the company to an 82 percent. 

MS Media Erroneously Sees Gun Industry Hanging On By a Thread

December 5, 2018 (GUNPROPLUS.COM) By Jeff Fletcher

Left wing media suggests that since Donald Trump was elected with significant financial help from the NRA the current sales slump in the gun industry is evidence of weakness for both the president and firearms manufacturers.

Industry insiders, however, paint a far different picture. While acknowledging the current dip in sales of guns and ammunition,…

Nat’l – Industry Insider – American Outdoor Brands (AOBC) Q2 2019 Earnings Preview: What to expect from the gunmaker

Smith & Wesson gunmaker American Outdoor Brands (AOBC) is expected to announce second-quarter earnings results on Thursday, Dec. 6. 

Int’l – Industry Insider – Lewis Machine & Tool Company wins automatic firearms contract

Estonia has selected an offer by US arms company Lewis Machine & Tool Company (LMT) as the winner of the tender for a contract to supply automatic firearms to the Estonian Defence Forces (EDF) and the country’s other armed structures. 

GA – Industry Insider – Check-Mate Industries to create 230 jobs, invest $16 million in Thomasville

A handgun magazine company is relocating its headquarters to Thomasville, bringing in hundreds of new jobs with million dollar investments. 

Nat’l – Industry Insider – Small, Cheap Guns Are Back, and Some Question Their Safety

More Americans than ever are carrying concealed handguns, but some of these small pistols are coming under scrutiny for accidentally shooting their owners. 

Int’l – Industry Insider – Top Israeli Investor Predicts A Smart Chip Revolution In Guns

There’s a revolution building in gun design, one with far-reaching implications in military and civilian weaponry, says one of Israel’s top tech investors. 

Int’l – Industry Insider – Gun Problems: Why Russia and China Struggle to Make World-Class Pistols

Making a successful pistol design is hard. Unlike rifles where most moving parts are relatively spaced out, pistols have all their moving parts packed into a small area. 

Nat’l – Industry Insider – Lanxang Tactical’s Battle-Tested Rifles

Minutes outside of bustling Atlanta, Georgia is a quiet town with a rich background. Originally a watering hole for the railroad, Conyers traces its history back to the 1840s. Since 1998, Conyers has been the home to P&C Machine the parent company to Lanxang Tactical. 

Kalashnikov USA Welcomes Bill Gentry as New VP of Sales and Marketing

Pompano Beach, Fla. (November 2018) – Kalashnikov USA, designers and manufacturers of AK style shotguns, rifles and pistols paying homage to an iconic Russian design, are pleased to announce seasoned firearms industry executive, Bill Gentry, has accepted the position of Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the firearms company.

Gentry brings to his new role a wealth of experience in firearms manufacturing and processes, executive management, team-building and corporate…

Nat’l – Industry Insider – Black Friday gun checks down 10 percent after 2017 broke records

The number of background checks run by the FBI for firearm purchases this Black Friday saw a 10 percent drop after last year’s shopping day set a new single-day record. 

NY – Industry Insider – Investors With $4.8 Trillion Push Firearms Industry for Reform

Investors and money managers with more than $4.8 trillion in assets are banding together for the first time to pressure gun manufacturers and sellers to make firearms “safer, more secure and easier to trace.” 

Nat’l/Int’l – Industry Insider – Global Gun and Accessories Market Analysis and Forecast From 2018 – 23: Smith & Wesson, Boberg Arms, Accu-Tek Firearms and Remington

Global Gun and Accessories Market report details the competitive marketplace scenario based on manufacturing quantity, earnings, and sales. Even the gun and accessories report covers the supply chain analysis of top Key players. The gun and accessories market achievement to a global scale will result in inventive business aims and benefits. 

Nat’l – Industry Insider – Gun stocks slightly down after midterms

Democrats have said they would pursue tighter gun restrictions if they took the majority in the House they have now achieved. However, Senate Republicans could make passing gun legislation difficult. 

Nat’l – Industry Insider – The Scientist, The Investor And The CEO: How ‘Shots Fired!’ Technology Turned A Profit

FORBES.COM October 30, 2018 – On April 18, 2017, in Fresno, Calif., Kori Ali Muhammad walked up to a Pacific Gas & Electric truck and shot the employee inside. In a control room 175 miles away in Newark, Calif., a company named ShotSpotter, which blankets Fresno with acoustic sensors through a police department contract, detected the gunfire. Analysts notified Fresno police. After Muhammad killed his first victim, he kept…

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