Beretta Factory Tour Video – Efficiency, Tradition, Craftsmanship

Our first factory tour in Europe was the Beretta Armi factory in Gardone, Val Trompia, Italy. I came away very impressed with pretty much every facet of their operations, and this opinion didn’t change as we visited other manufacturers.

The video you see below has footage of nearly every Beretta product being manufactured at one point or another. Their facility was simply massive, and many things were going on at one time. One might expect chaos as a result of the large size and high production rates, but the entirely facility was very orderly. Similarly, the employees at Beretta were competent, efficient, and thorough. Each worker was also quite knowledgeable about the firearm they were producing.

We took so much footage that I’ve divided this overview up into two separate videos, the first of which you see here. It covers the capacity and efficiency of Beretta’s operations, as well as the tradition and craftsmanship that one might expect from a company that’s nearly 500 years old and manufactures a variety of premium weapons. The next video will cover quality control and final testing.

Beretta Factory Tour Video


Andrew Tuohy

Andrew Tuohy was a Navy Corpsman with the 5th Marine Regiment. He makes a living by producing written and visual content within the firearm industry, and he also teaches carbine courses. He prefers elegant weapons for a more civilized age, and regularly posts at Vuurwapen Blog.


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  • arifonzie

    Great video, as always!
    On a technical note, I like the use of voiceover narration instead of trying to record audio live on the factory floor where it is often too noisy.

  • Brian

    Am I reading that right? Beretta is nearly 500 years old? I didn’t know that. That’s insane!

  • Nicks87

    Beretta makes great stuff.

    I’ve carried the M9 and 92D on duty for over 10 years and while they may not be my first choice for a side arm they’ve never done me wrong.

    Beretta shotguns have always impressed me as well. No wonder why they stayed in business for so long.

  • John Sullivan

    How does one arrange a tour?