ATF statistics for 2007 published

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

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:

Pistols Manufactured in 2007

Revolvers Manufactured in 2007

Rifles, Shotguns and Misc firearms Manufactured in 2007

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
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!

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  • Steve Steve on Feb 15, 2009

    Long_Shooter, 452,185 is the number of pistols manufactured with a caliber larger than 9mm including everything up to .50 caliber.

  • Mike Mike on Mar 13, 2009

    Gentlemen, that is TO 50, not 50 caliber, so just deduct the ones below from the new number.

    Hope that helps.