The Real Firearm in India

    Last year I wrote about the poor state of the Indian firearm industry. A government monopoly on manufacture, restrictions on imports and reluctance to issue firearm licenses has resulted in a declining industry.

    What I did not know is that while the state factories are churning out poor quality guns, private companies are producing high quality firearms parts for export. One example is INDO-MIM who produce metal injection molded parts. They currently, or have in the past, produced firearm parts for IWI, Sarsilarz, SIG and Meprolight.

    INDO-MIM made parts

    If only these companies could produce their own firearms so that Indians would not be forced to purchase exorbitantly priced copies of old designs.

    Indian government manufactured “Revolver 32″. It costs about US$1366 (excluding taxes).
    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!