Top Firearm Brands
Gun Up Tactical brings you a list of some of the leading manufacturers – both USA based and international, whose product we carry. This list is ever evolving and growing to bring you the best of the best. We aim to represent a large variety of manufacturers so that your options never feel limited. From handguns, to rifles, to ammunition, and everything in between, each and every product that we offer is of the highest quality and reliability.
Beretta’s firearms are used worldwide for a variety of civilian, law enforcement, and military purposes. Sporting arms account for 75% of its sales. Amazingly Beretta has been in operation since its founding in 1525 and is the oldest active manufacturer of firearm components in the world. Every major European war since 1650 has seen a Beretta on the battlefield.
Browning has always kept a keen eye on the future. Early on that vision came directly from the founder, John M. Browning, the man that to this day continues to be responsible for shaping the design of firearms. Today, Browning offers an ever growing and evolving selection of firearms that continue to deliver industry-leading reliability, accuracy and performance to legions of customers worldwide. Browning is now part of the Herstal Group, which owns Winchester and FN.
In 1836 Samuel Colt is issued the US Patent for the first Colt firearm and builds his first factory. Samuel H. Walker of the US Army collaborates with Colt to develop a more powerful revolver, known as the Walker. Colt has been providing quality firearms for the US military throughout history and continues to do so today.
FN Herstal is part of the growing Belgium-Based HERSTAL GROUP that celebrates 130 years of excellence. The Herstal Group covers the operations of two distinct divisions: The defense and security division, through its affiliate FN Herstal, Designs, Develops, manufactures and sells a wide range of products and services developed around small caliber firearms and associated ammunition. These are deployed by military, security and special forces worldwide.
The hunting and sports shooting division, through its Browning and Winchester firearms brands, designs, develops, manufactures and sells firearms, ammunition, clothing and accessories to hunting enthusiasts and sports shooters worldwide.
For over half a century, Heckler & Koch has been a leading designer and manufacturer of small arms and light weapons for law enforcement and military forces worldwide. HK is also the maker of premier brand firearms for the sporting and commercial markets. Its reputation for quality, innovation, and safety make Heckler & Koch a recognized leader in the development of technologically advanced products. And the long-term durability of all HK products make them especially cost-effective when subjected to total life cycle cost analysis. As a major international force, Heckler & Koch has a vision that is simple yet demanding – “To be the world’s premier small arms system company.”
The continuous pursuit of perfection in every facet of design, engineering, and manufacturing has firmly established GLOCK pistols as the standard by which all others are compared.
Today, Glock is the leading global manufacturer of pistols, precisely engineered to meet the demanding specifications of military and law enforcement agencies worldwide. That powerful validation, and our reputation for safety, durability, reliability, and ease of use, has also driven our consumer dedication further than ever anticipated. As a result, our complete line of GLOCK pistols has become the choice for millions who aspire to carry the perfect firearm for the mission at hand.
Kahr Arms, an innovative firearms manufacturer, was founded in 1994 on fifteen years of manufacturing service in precision metalworking industries. Kahr incorporates the inherited professional, technical expertise into all of its operations.
Kahr's parent company, established in 1981, has been a leading supplier of computer numerical control (CNC) machine tools and applications engineering. In 1986, the company expanded by forming a manufacturing division which provides quality contract machining, manufacturing and assembly services for diverse industries, including aerospace, automotive, electronics, medical equipment, scientific instrumentation and telecommunications. This division offers in-house engineering and precision tooling services, as well as, secondary operations that complement the machining and manufacturing capabilities.
Kimber was founded with the singular purpose of building fine sporting firearms, better even than classics from the golden age of American gun making. Modern manufacturing techniques would be embraced and used to advantage, but assembly, fit and finish could only depend on practiced hands. There would be no compromise in features, materials or performance.
Rimfire rifles led the way, followed by centerfire rifles, then pistols and finally revolvers. Shooters and hunters were attracted by classic lines, dependability and accuracy. In turn, demand fueled growth and encouraged continual product improvement. Today more than ever, the reputation of the Kimber brand reflects the original purpose –and Kimber is known as America’s leading manufacturer of premium production firearms.
Since 1919, Mossberg® has been the leader in introducing important design breakthroughs to the firearm industry. Many product features pioneered by Mossberg® are now the standards by which all modern firearms are judged. Never content with the status quo, our men and women constantly strive to improve and update the capabilities of all Mossberg® products. In accomplishing this goal, we recognize that each improvement is a part of the “Shooting System” approach and most are designed to fit the shotgun you bought years ago.
Mossbergs design and innovative edge is truly changing the way shooters use shotguns and rifles. Mossberg® pump shotguns are the only shotguns purchased by the United States government that meet or exceed Mil-S-3443 specifications. It is this basis of unquestionable quality that drives Mossberg® to bring reliable, well-built shooting systems to you at an affordable price.
From muskets to modern day, generations of hunters and shooters have trusted legendary Remington ammunition. Loaded in Lonoke, Arkansas by American workers, our wide array of pioneering sporting and hunting ammunition promises to get the job done every time the trigger is pulled. Remington Ammunition, prides itself with being there for everyone who loads a round of ammo into a handgun, rifle, or shotgun.
Remington has been here since 1816. Together, Remington and America have fought and won wars, put food on millions of tables and brought countless generations together at the range and in the field. Remington continues to bring a renewed focus to ammunition, innovation, and quality, we are reinvigorating our company so you can continue to trust the Remington brand and products – all while staying true to Remington’s legendary heritage and stature as an American icon.
Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc. is one of the nation’s leading manufacturers of rugged, reliable firearms for the commercial sporting market. With products made in America, Ruger offers consumers almost 800 variations of more than 40 product lines. For more than 70 years, Ruger has been a model of corporate and community responsibility. Our motto, “Arms Makers for Responsible Citizens®,” echoes our commitment to these principles as we work hard to deliver quality and innovative firarms.
In 1853, Friedrich Peyer im Hof, Heinrich Moser and Conrad Neher began what they thought would become a successful wagon factory above the Rhine Falls in Switzerland.
Little did they know then, that their company would become one of the world’s most renowned manufacturers of small arms. Just seven years after constructing an industrial plant for building the most sophisticated wagons and railway cars, the three ambitious owners undertook a more serious venture.
In part to a challenge from Switzerland’s Federal Ministry of Defense, the Swiss Wagon Factory entered the competition to develop a state-of-the-art rifle with the hopes the Swiss Army would adopt it.
It was 1852 when Horace Smith and Daniel Baird Wesson made their dream of creating a repeating firearm, using a self-contained cartridge a reality and made history. Over the next 169 years Smith & Wesson perfected the American sidearm to become one of the world’s most respected brand of firearms.
Smith & Wesson has empowered Americans with the freedom, equality, and security promised by the Declaration of Independence and guaranteed by the Bill of Rights. It is this sense of safety and security that frees us to pursue our goals and dreams, define our future, and fulfill the promise of America.
In 1974, a passionate family by the name of Reese rescued not only the name “Springfield Armory®,” but the philosophy that drove it for centuries.
With reverence for the legacy of The Armory, the Reese family resurrected the most historically significant designs produced by The Armory – M1 Garand, 1911-A1, M14. Fueled by the same obsession for improved manufacturing techniques and cutting edge design that inspired the likes of John C. Garand, and John Browning, they have continued to develop products that are loyal to Springfield Armory’s heritage while ensuring The Armory’s place in the progression of American firearms.
From humble beginnings and a commitment to achieving a vision often comes great success. Such was the case with Taurus Armas, S.A.—the parent company of Taurus firearms in the U.S. What started as a small pre-WWII machining operation founded as Forjas Taurus Ltda. (Taurus Forge) in the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul has now become one of the top five handgun manufacturers in the U.S. and one of the three largest small arms manufacturers in the world.