ATF statistics for 2007 published

    The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives have published Annual Firearms Manufacturers And Export Report 2007 (warning: PDF Link).

    It gives some interesting insight into firearms sales:

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    Pistols Manufactured in 2007

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    Revolvers Manufactured in 2007

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    Rifles, Shotguns and Misc firearms Manufactured in 2007

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    Exports in 2007

    Interesting facts:
    5.01% of rifles manufactured were exported in 2007.

    3.7% of pistols were exported

    8.7% of revolvers were exported.
    32% of pistols are 9mm (presumably 9mm Luger/Parabellum ).

    All 9mm calibers (including .380) came to 43% of all pistol manufactured.

    23% of revolvers are .22 or below in caliber. Likely to be mostly rimfire.

    Because the BATFE do not breakdown the distribution between calibers 9mm and .50 we cannot compare .40 S&W and .45 ACP to 9mm Luger.

    Thanks to Jay for letting me know the report was published online.

    Steve Johnson

    I founded TFB in 2007 and over 10 years worked tirelessly, with the help of my team, to build it up into the largest gun blog online. I retired as Editor in Chief in 2017. During my decade at TFB I was fortunate to work with the most amazing talented writers and genuinely good people!