One of the most prominent early American firearm manufacturers, Winchester Repeating Arms has a footprint in the very roots of U.S. history. Here are 10 things about the 153-year-old company that may surprise you.
Few firearms companies have the demographic reach of O.F. Mossberg & Sons. The North Haven, Connecticut-based firm hasn’t yet reached its centennial (that’ll come in 2019), but its stamp can be found on the firearms carried into battle by our armed forces, in the hands of law enforcement personnel nationwide, slung over the backs of big game hunters and gently resting in the corner of duck blinds north and south. If you own firearms, there’s a very good chance you own a Mossberg.
The firearms industry isn’t really known for being small—walk into any gun shop and you’re going to find product offerings from any one of hundreds of companies from around the globe. So, sometimes, hunters and shooters never cross paths with certain products—even products from companies that are well worth tracking down. Among those companies is Mexico’s Aguila Ammunition.
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.