The world weapon market is worth billions of dollars. To be precise the market had a worth of $566.3billion in 2017 worldwide, while just North America\u2019s share of about 50.9%. The gun industry includes the manufacturing of assault rifles, automatic rifles, carbines, machine guns, shotguns, rifles, long-guns, and handguns.\r\n\r\nThe gun production has been on a rise for different sectors including military, police, sports and personal usage. Out of which the global sports market made a share of $1.91billlion in 2017.\r\n\r\nWith the advancement in gun technologies for easy use, handling, capacity, accuracy, durability, and design there also has been an emergence of heavy competition in this sector. There are different companies in the race some big some small with either special products or general production of their range.\r\nThe Top 20 Gun Brands In the World\r\nHere is a list of top 20 gun brands in the world and what you need to know about them:\r\nSmith & Wesson\r\n\r\n\r\nSmith & Wesson\u00a0(S&W) founded in 1852 by Horace Smith\u00a0and\u00a0Daniel B. Wesson is an American\u00a0manufacturer of firearms ammunition and restraints. The corporate headquarters are in\u00a0Springfield, Massachusetts and is now a unit of\u00a0American Outdoor Brands Corporation.\r\n\r\nThis gun brand has been a leader in the firearm industry for the longest time and has made a special position in the market with its quality products and services offered.\r\n\r\nIt produces a variety of products like Cartridges Revolvers, Semi-automatic pistols, Rifles and carbines, Submachine guns and Shotguns. Out of which the famous ones include the Smith & Wesson Model 1940 Light Rifle, Smith & Wesson Bodyguard 380 Semiautomatic Pistol, Smith & Wesson Governor Revolver, Smith & Wesson X-Frame Centerfire Revolvers, and Smith & Wesson Performance Centre Revolvers. Smith & Wesson is also a manufacturer of restraints like handcuffs, leg irons, belly chains, prisoner transport chains.\r\nRemington Outdoor\r\n\r\n\r\nRemington Outdoor Company is an American origin gun brand that was founded in the year 2007. It is a private company that acts as a subsidiary of its parent company Cerberus Capital Management.\r\n\r\nThe company offers products for military markets, law enforcement agencies, shooting sports, hunting and for self-defence personal usage.\r\n\r\nThe Model 700 and Model 870 have been included among the best-selling firearms of all time. Today, the Versa Max is quickly becoming the go-to firearm brand for hardcore waterfowlers and the most demanding 3-gun competitors. And Remington handguns like the Model 1911 R1 and the R51 are also among the ones which the company is famous for.\r\nGlock Ges.m.b.H\r\n\r\n\r\nGlock Ges.m.b.H.\u00a0(Trademarked as\u00a0GLOCK) is a weapons manufacturer headquartered in\u00a0Deutsch-Wagram,\u00a0Austria, named after its founder,\u00a0Gaston Glock. While the company is best known for its line of\u00a0polymer-framed\u00a0pistols, it also produces field\u00a0knives,\u00a0entrenching tools, and\u00a0apparel. \u00a0The popularity of Glock pistols inspired other manufacturers to begin production of similar polymer-framed firearms\r\n\r\nGlock handguns are used by armed forces and law enforcement organizations worldwide, including a majority of law enforcement agencies in the United States. In some countries, Glock handguns are popular with citizens for personal protection and practical shooting.\r\n\r\nThe company manufactures at least 25+ handgun models in three sizes, three calibres and seven cartridge variants. Its popular models are Glock 17, Glock 26, Glock 19, Glock 20, Glock 31, and Glock 21.\r\nHeckler and Koch\r\n\r\n\r\nHeckler and Koch is a German\u00a0defence\u00a0manufacturing\u00a0company\u00a0that manufactures\u00a0handguns,\u00a0rifles,\u00a0submachine guns, and\u00a0grenade launchers. The company is located in\u00a0Oberndorf\u00a0in the\u00a0state\u00a0of\u00a0Baden-W\u00fcrttemberg and also has subsidiaries in the United Kingdom, France, and the United States.\r\n\r\nHK provides firearms for many military and paramilitary units, including the\u00a0SAS,\u00a0KMar, the US\u00a0Navy SEALs,\u00a0Delta Force,\u00a0HRT, Canada's\u00a0Joint Task Force 2, the German\u00a0KSK\u00a0and\u00a0GSG 9\u00a0and many other counter-terrorist and hostage rescue teams.\r\n\r\nHK has a history of innovation in firearms, such as the use of polymers in weapon designs and the use of an integral rail for flashlights on handguns. This history makes it stand out of the other gun brands.\r\n\r\nTheir popular products include the MP5, UMP submachine guns, the G3, HK417 battle rifles, the HK33, G36, HK416 assault rifles, the MG5, HK21 General-purpose machine guns, the MP7 personal defence weapon, the USP series of handguns, and the high-precision PSG1 sniper rifle.\r\nMossberg\r\n\r\n\r\nFounded by Oscar Frederick Mossberg, Mossberg was founded in March 1919, about 100 years ago. It is an American firearms manufacturer, specializing in shotguns, rifles, scopes, pistols and firearm accessories.\r\n\r\nSince 1919, Mossberg has been the leader in introducing important design breakthroughs to the firearm industry. Many product features pioneered by Mossberg\u00ae are now the standards by which all modern firearms are judged. The popular products include shotguns, Mossberg 500, Mossberg 590. Following the success of the Brownie .22 pistol, Mossberg developed a line of inexpensive .22 calibre rifles, shotguns, and rifle scopes.\r\nSturm, Ruger & Co.\r\n\r\n\r\nThe company was founded in 1949 by\u00a0Alexander McCormick Sturm\u00a0and\u00a0William B. Ruger. Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc., better known by the shortened name\u00a0Ruger, is an America based\u00a0firearm manufacturing\u00a0company based in\u00a0Southport, Connecticut.\r\n\r\nThe company produces\u00a0bolt-action,\u00a0semi-automatic, and\u00a0single-shot rifles,\u00a0shotguns,\u00a0semi-automatic pistols, and single- and double-action\u00a0revolvers. \u00a0Some of its variants include Hawkeye M77, SR-762, Ruger Security-9, Ruger American Pistol, Bearcat, Blackhawk and Single-Six.\r\n\r\nAccording to the\u00a0ATF\u00a0statistics for 2015, Ruger is currently America's largest firearm manufacturer, as well as the second-largest pistol and revolver manufacturer (behind Smith & Wesson) and rifle manufacturer (behind\u00a0Remington) in the United States.\r\nSIG Sauer\r\n\r\n\r\nSIG Sauer is a gun brand name used by two sister companies involved in the design and manufacture of firearms. The original company, SIG Sauer GmbH, is a German company, formed in 1976 as a partnership between Schweizerische Industries Gesellschaft (SIG) of Switzerland and J.P. Sauer & Sohn of Germany. The company was renamed SIG Sauer Inc. in 2007 and since 2000 has been organizationally separate from SIG Sauer GmbH.\r\n\r\nThe products include Semi-automatic pistols, Rifles, Electro-optics, Gear & accessories. The famous models of the brand include P220, P229, P938, 1911, P226, LEGION, SIG716, SIG MPX, TANGO6, WHISKEY5, SIG516, MCX VIRTUS, TREAD, P365, ARMED PRO, and SIGM400.\r\nColt Defense\r\n\r\n\r\nColt Defense,\u00a0together with its subsidiaries, is an American designer, developer and manufacturer of small arms weapons systems for individual soldiers and law enforcement personnel. It is headquartered in\u00a0West Hartford, Connecticut, United States.\r\n\r\nIt deals in marketing, manufacturing, developing and researching aspects of weapons like handguns like revolvers and pistols, long guns, carbines, submachine guns, infantry automatic rifles, and grenade launchers.\r\n\r\nThe most famous Colt products include the\u00a0Colt Walker, the\u00a0Colt Python, and the Colt\u00a0M1911\u00a0pistol, which is currently the longest-standing military and law enforcement service handgun in the world and is still used today. Though they did not develop it, for a long time Colt was also primarily responsible for all\u00a0AR-15\u00a0and\u00a0M16 rifle\u00a0production, as well as many derivatives of those firearms. The most successful and famous of these are numerous M16 carbines, including the\u00a0Colt Commando\u00a0family, and the\u00a0M4 carbine.\r\nBenelli\r\n\r\n\r\nBenelli Armi SpA is an Italian firearm brand founded in 1967, located in Urbino, Italy, best known for shotguns used by military, law enforcement and civilians. It produces the Benelli M3 12 gauge, used by American SWAT teams. Benelli Armi was founded in 1967 as an offshoot of the Benelli motorcycle factory that sold motorcycles through Montgomery Ward.\r\n\r\nThe company produces a wide range of arms including shotguns, rifles, target pistols, pistols, air pistols, submachine guns. Benelli introduced the\u00a0Benelli M4 Super 90, a gas-operated semi-automatic\u00a0shotgun intended for military and law enforcement use.\r\n\r\nThe Benelli Super Black Eagle, used by waterfowlers, was one of the first semi-automatic shotguns capable of firing the 2.75, 3, and 3.5-inch shotgun shells.\r\nBeretta\r\n\r\n\r\nBeretta is an Italian origin gun brand that was founded in the year 1526. It acts as a subsidiary brand of its parent company Beretta Holding. It is a\u00a0privately held\u00a0Italian\u00a0firearms manufacturing company\u00a0operating in several countries. Its firearms are used worldwide for a variety of civilian, law enforcement, and military purposes as well as sports. Founded in the 16th century, Beretta is the oldest active manufacturer of firearm components in the world.\r\n\r\nThe product lines of the company include Beretta M1915, Beretta 70 Series, Beretta Mx4 Storm, Beretta M12 Series, Beretta Cheetah, Beretta Laramie, Beretta Silver Pigeon, Beretta ARX 160, Beretta Model 1918, Beretta 93R and Beretta M951R.\r\nSpringfield Armory, Inc.\r\n\r\n\r\nSpringfield Armory is an American firearms manufacturer renamed in 1974 by Bob Reese to capitalize on the famous name of the original "Springfield Armory\u201d\u00a0which had closed in 1968. The original Springfield Armory and the contemporary Springfield Armory, Inc., have no affiliation. The company is a four-time recipient of the\u00a0National Rifle Association\u00a0(NRA) American Rifleman's Golden Bullseye award. The company handles its operations from headquarters based at Geneseo in the United States.\r\n\r\nThe company's main products are\u00a0M1911 pistols and the M1A rifle\u00a0series. It has been importing the\u00a0Croatian\u00a0HS2000\u00a0pistol as the XD ("X-Treme-Duty") series since 2002. Previously the company offered clones of the\u00a0M1 Garand,\u00a0Beretta BM59,\u00a0FN FAL,\u00a0HK 91, and\u00a0M6 Scout. They have also imported\u00a0Tanfoglio\u00a0and\u00a0Astra\u00a0semi-automatic pistols under the Springfield name.\r\n\r\nThe product line also includes Springfield Armory P9, Springfield Armory M6 Scout, Springfield Armory EMP, and Springfield Armory 911, etc.\r\nSavage Arms\r\n\r\n\r\nSavage Arms was founded in 1894 by\u00a0Arthur Savage\u00a0in\u00a0Utica, New York. Within 20 years they were producing rifles, handguns, and ammunition. The company is based in\u00a0Westfield, Massachusetts, with operations in\u00a0Canada. Savage makes a variety of\u00a0rimfire\u00a0and\u00a0centerfire\u00a0rifles, as well as Stevens\u00a0single-shot\u00a0rifles and shotguns.\r\n\r\nThe firearm company is best known for the Model 99 lever-action rifle, no longer in production, and the .300 Savage. Savage is a subsidiary of Vista Outdoor.\r\n\r\nThe manufactured products include AXIS\u00a0II XP, 110 Hog Hunter, 110 Lightweight Storm, Rascal FV-SR, B17 F Left Hand, B22 F Compact, B17 Left Hand, 320 Security Ghost Ring, and Stevens 320 Pump.\r\nBarrett Firearms\r\n\r\n\r\nBarrett Firearms Manufacturing\u00a0is an American manufacturer of\u00a0firearms\u00a0and\u00a0ammunition\u00a0located in the town of\u00a0Christiana, Tennessee. It was founded in 1982 by\u00a0Ronnie G. Barrett\u00a0for the single purpose of building semi-automatic rifles chambered for the powerful but ended as a huge brand in the market for different purposes.\r\n\r\nThe product kit of Barrett Firearms includes .338 Lapua Magnum, Barrett Optical Ranging Systems, Barrett M240LW, Barrett M468, Barrett M82\/M107, Barrett REC7, .50 BMG M33 Ball, Barrett XM109, Barrett M95, and 416 Barrett.\r\nFN Herstal\r\n\r\n\r\nThe National Factory Herstal, self-identified as\u00a0FN Herstal\u00a0and often referred to as simply\u00a0FN, is a leading\u00a0firearms\u00a0manufacturer located in\u00a0Herstal,\u00a0Belgium, owned by the\u00a0holding company\u00a0Herstal Group\u00a0which is in turn owned by the regional government of\u00a0Wallonia.\u00a0It is currently the largest exporter of military small arms in Europe.\r\n\r\nHerstal Group\u00a0also owns\u00a0U.S. Repeating Arms Company\u00a0(Winchester) and\u00a0Browning Arms Company\r\n\r\nThe Products of FN Herstal includes FN TPS, FN SLP, FN MAG, and MK 48 machine gun, FN BRG-15, FN Tactical Sport Rifle, FN Special Police Rifle, and Barracuda: Double Action multi-caliber revolver, FN Ballista, PS90, M16, FN P90, Uzi, FN FNP, FN Model 1910, and FN FNS.\r\nBrowning Arms Company\r\n\r\n\r\nBrowning Arms Company is an American marketer of firearms and\u00a0fishing gear. The company was founded in\u00a0Ogden, Utah, in 1878 by brothers John Moses Browning and Matthew Sandefur Browning. The company offers a wide variety of\u00a0firearms\u00a0including\u00a0shotguns,\u00a0rifles, and\u00a0pistols.\r\n\r\nBrowning Arms Company is best known for the\u00a0A-Bolt\u00a0and\u00a0X-Bolt\u00a0bolt-action\u00a0rifles, the\u00a0BAR\u00a0semi-automatic rifle, the BPR\u00a0pump-action\u00a0rifle, the BPS\u00a0pump-action\u00a0shotgun, the\u00a0Auto-5\u00a0semi-automatic shotgun, and the\u00a0Hi-Power\u00a0pistols. They also manufacture a set of\u00a0trap\u00a0shotguns such as the 725 Pro Trap, Citori CX series, and the Cynergy series.\r\nWinchester Repeating Arms\r\n\r\n\r\nThe\u00a0Winchester Repeating Arms Company\u00a0was a prominent American maker of\u00a0repeating firearms, located in New Haven, Connecticut. The Winchester brand is today owned by the\u00a0Olin Corporation\u00a0and the name is used under license by two subsidiaries of the\u00a0Herstal Group:\u00a0FN\u00a0of Belgium and the\u00a0Browning Arms Company\u00a0of Ogden, Utah, USA\r\n\r\nProducts manufactured by them includes Model 1873 Lever Action Rifles, Model 70 Bolt Action Rifles, Model 1866 Lever Action Rifles, Model 94 Lever Action Rifles, XPR Bolt Action Rifles, Model 101 Over And Under Shotguns, Model 1886 Lever Action Rifles, Super X Pump \u2013 Pump Action Shotguns and Super X3 Autoloading Shotguns.\r\nTaurus\r\n\r\n\r\nTaurus is a Brazilian manufacturing conglomerate based in S\u00e3o Leopoldo, the Rio Grande do Sul. Founded in 1939 as a tool and die forging plant, the company now consists of Taurus Armas, its firearm division, as well as other divisions focusing on metals manufacturing, plastics, body armours, helmets, and civil construction.\r\n\r\nThe products of the firearm division of Taurus International includes models like Taurus CT G2 carbine, Taurus Model 689 6-shot .357 Magnum, Taurus Model 82 .38 Special, Taurus Model 617 .357 Magnum 7 shot revolver, Taurus Model 85 .38 Special, Taurus PT 915, and Taurus Millennium Series.\r\nWalther's Arms\r\n\r\n\r\nCarl Walther\u00a0GmbH or simply\u00a0Walther is a German weapon manufacturer and a subsidiary of the PW Group. Founded by Carl Walther in 1886, the company has manufactured firearms\u00a0and\u00a0air guns\u00a0at its facility in Germany for more than 100 years.\u00a0Walther Arms, Inc. in the United States\u00a0Walther business unit and is based in\u00a0Fort Smith, Arkansas.\r\n\r\nThe products include a wide range of firearms with Handguns like Walther pk, Rifles including the Air Rifles like Walther LGR, Walther LG300, Walther LG400 and Firearm Rifles like Gewehr 41, Gewehr 43, Walther G22 and Walther WA 2000 also Submachine guns like Walther MPK\/MPL, Walther p4, Walther p38k.\r\nKimber\r\n\r\n\r\nKimber Manufacturing\u00a0is an\u00a0American\u00a0company that designs, manufactures, and distributes\u00a0small arms\u00a0such as\u00a0M1911 pistols, Solo pistols, and rifles. The USA Shooting Team, Marines assigned to\u00a0Special Operations Command and the\u00a0LAPD\u00a0SWAT\u00a0team\u00a0use Kimber pistols specially designed for the purpose.\r\n\r\nThe range of products manufactured by the company includes Kimber\u00a0Ultra Crimson Carry II, Kimber\u00a0Pro Crimson Carry II, Kimber\u00a0Custom Crimson Carry II, and Kimber\u00a0Ultra RCP II subcompact 1911.\r\nHenry Repeating Arms\r\n\r\n\r\nHenry Repeating Arms\u00a0is a\u00a0firearms manufacturing company. In 2013, Henry Repeating Arms ranked in the top 5 of all\u00a0long gun\u00a0manufacturers, and 7th overall in total firearms production, manufacturing over 300,000 firearms annually. This gun brand is also the leading lever action manufacturer.\r\n\r\nHenry Repeating Arms manufactures rifles and shotguns. The company produces a broad range of lever-action rifles in both rimfire and centerfire calibres, in a variety of finishes, including alloy, steel, hardened brass, hardened silver, and All-Weather, etc. The company\u2019s signature model is the Henry Golden Boy, a rimfire lever action. The company has also sold over one million of its model H001 Lever Action .22 rifle, which has become a staple of the firearms industry.\r\nGo On, Tell Us What You Think!\r\nDid we miss something? Come on! Tell us what you think about our article on the top gun brands\u00a0in the comments section.