Unless you’re one of those folks out there that’s a devout fan of the centerfire rifle (for all applications), you’ve probably noticed that Italians have a habit of making pretty nice shotguns. And I’m not just talking about the folks that have been at it for nearly five centuries. Benelli’s been at the scattergun game for just under 50 years —which still makes it something of a new kid on the block in this industry—but has more than made its mark on history.
Founded in a garage in West Valley City, Utah, in 2008, suppressor maker SilencerCo was launched when two friends—Josh Waldron and Jonathon Shults—decided they could make a better suppressor for a .22 rimfire handgun than what was already on the market. It worked—and the company has grown exponentially since that day. Here are 10 things you probably didn't know about SilencerCo.
When you're the oldest active firearms manufacturer in the world, you tend to have a rich, engrossing history. With that in mind, we've compiled a collection of facts that you might not know about Beretta. Check them out, and be sure to share your own little-known facts with us.
When you've got nearly a century under your belt, some interesting factoids tend to slip between the cracks and get forgotten. After a little detective work—and assistance from the folks in Anoka—we were able to assemble 10 facts that you might not know about Federal Premium Ammunition.
Founded in a family garage as the country was recovering from World War II, Weatherby is the epitome of the American success story. One one, one idea and a unfaltering work ethic helped Roy Weatherby turn a hobby shop into an internationally recognized brand. As you might imagine, a lot happened in between. Here are 10 things you probably didn't know about Weatherby, Inc.
Smith & Wesson's origins can be traced to 1850, when Horace Smith and D B. Wesson first became acquainted while working as subcontractors supervising the manufacturing of different firearms at the Robbins and Lawrence Company in Windsor, Vermont. Now, after more than 160 years in existence, the company created by their eventual partnership is one of the most well-respected of its kind. As you might imagine, a lot can happen—and be forgotten—during such an expansive history. With that in mind, here are 10 things you probably didn't know about Smith & Wesson.
Today, Ruger produces a whole line of single- and double-action revolvers, semi-auto pistols, bolt-action rifles and semi-auto rifles, and is one of the most successful firearms manufacturers in existence, building more guns than any other manufacturer. That much, just about everyone knows. But here are 10 things you might not know about the company's history.