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Status of the Gun Industry

Status of the Gun Industry


Smith & Wesson: Running at full capacity, making 300-plus guns a day, mainly M&P pistols. They are unable to produce any more guns to help with the shortages.

Ruger: Plans to increase from 75% to 100% in the next 90 days.

FNH: Moving from 50% production to 75% by Feb. 1 and 100% by March 1.

Remington: Maxed out!

ArmaLite: Maxed out.

DPMS: Can’t get enough parts to produce any more product.

Colt: Production runs increasing weekly, bottlenecked by bolt carriers.

LWRC: Making only black guns, running at full capacity. Can’t get enough gun-quality steel to make barrels.

Springfield Armory: Only company that can meet demand but is running 30 to 45 days behind.

Ammo: Every caliber is now allocated! We are looking at a nationwide shortage of all calibers over the next nine months. All plants are producing as much ammo as possible with over a billion rounds produced weekly. Most is military, followed by law enforcement. Civilians are third in line.

Magpul: Behind 1 million mags. Do not expect any large quantities of Magpul anytime soon.

Reloaders: All Remington, Winchester, CCI, and Federal primers are going to ammo first. There are no extras for reloading purposes. It could be six to nine months before things get caught up.

About The Author

aaron krieger

Aaron has worked in advertising and marketing for more than 15 years for such companies as Ford, The Sports Authority, the NHL and many others. He has also worked as a security consultant with national security firms and General Motors Police Vehicle Division and has written several books. Aaron lives in the Metro Detroit area with his wife and three children.

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