Beretta and Ruger both selling A LOT of guns

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

Beretta and Ruger have both announced a huge increase over last years’ sales.

Beretta says:

Beretta U.S.A. Corp. announces outstanding June results. “We are extremely pleased by our commercial pistol market sales”, said Gary Ramey, Vice President of Sales & Marketing, “June sales are up 219% compared to last year. All of our pistol families are performing very well, with the Px4 Storm family up an amazing 451%. Our Cx4 Storm Carbine is also doing extremely well, up 1249% compared to last year”.

Ruger says:

* Our firearms sales grew 94% from the second quarter of 2008 and 14% from the first quarter of 2009.

* The Company estimates that its year-to-date sales growth of $54.7 million can be attributed to the following:

* Approximately 50% New products (LCP, LCR, SR-9, and SR-556),

* Approximately 25% Industry-wide surge in demand that began in the fourth quarter of 2008, and

* Approximately 25% Increased marketshare.

* Our firearms unit production grew 63% from the second quarter of 2008 and 18% from the first quarter of 2009.

Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson

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  • BGG BGG on Aug 04, 2009

    I know that Beretta specifically has been swamped - I had the opportunity to visit the Accokeek facility recently on a business visit (sales presentation) and the staff was working frantically.

  • Jimbo Jimbo on Nov 28, 2011

    I am interested in a Beretta Cx4 Storm to compete with at a club that one can only shoot pistol caliber carbines.

    Is they as good as people tell me they are, or is it hype. Any comments are appreciated. Thanks.