GunsAmerica

started in 2010

  • GunsAmerica is an online platform that connects people with guns, the gun industry, new products, and gun dealers
  • a classifieds site, not an auction site

North Miami Beach, FL

13059488855

I.O. Inc

founded in 1995
North Carolina, Florida

  • 1995 Ulrich “Uli” Wiegand started the company
    – German immigrant
  • 2013 moved to Florida
  • 60,000-square-foot
    – 50 employees
    – 2,500 AK-47 rifles a month

 Inter Ordnance
3305 Westwood Industrial Dr
Monroe, NC 28110

(704) 225-8843


 Inter Ordnance
295 North Dr Suite A
Mlebourne, FL 32934

Serbu Firearms

Founded in 1995

  • Class 2 manufacturer 
  • 1989 Super-Shorty
    – designed & built as a favor
  • 1996 Founded by Mark Serbu in Tampa, Florida
    – 1990 Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of South Florida
  • June 9th, 1999 BFG-50 Serbu’s first rifle design

Serbu Firearms, Inc.
6019 W Chelsea St
Tampa, FL 33634

813-243-8899

Grendel Inc

founded in 1987
Rockledge, Florida

  • founded by George Kellgren after he left Interdynamic (Intratec)
  • reinforced Zytel designs
  • 1987 to 1994
  • 1988 the P10
    – no detachable magazine
  • 1990 the P30
  • 1991 the P12
  • 1995 formed Kel-Tec

 

Intratec

based in Miami, Florida
started in 1984

  • 1982 Interdynamic AB of Sweden
    – George Kelgren
    – Carlos Garcia
  • 1982 KG-9
  • 1983 KG-99
  • 1984 George Kelgren left to start Grendel
  • 1984 Intratec started
    – from the remains of Interdynamic USA
    –  Carlos Garcia remained
  • renamed the KG-99 the TEC-9
  • KG-99 Mini became the TEC-9M (“TEC-9 Mini”)
  • +P+ submachine gun ammo would crack the receivers
  • 1987 Intratec USA went bankrupt (because of lawsuit by the anti-gun side)
  • 1988 TEC-22 “Scorpion” introduced
  • 1989 CA bans both the TEC-9 and TEC-22 by name
  • TEC-DC9 “Designated California”
  • 1990 Intratec CAT-9
  • 1994 Assault Weapons Ban = banned the TEC-DC9 and TEC-22 by name
  • 1995 CAT-45
  • 1996 CAT-380
  • 1997 TEC-DC9 introduced as AB-10 (legally, without the threaded barrel)
  • 1997 TEC-22 became the Sport-22 (10-rd mag, no threaded barrel)
  • 1998  CAT-380 and CAT-45 discontinued
  • 2001 ceased manufacture

Taurus

200,000-square-foot
founded in 1939
US plant in 1984

  • based in São Leopoldo, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
  • Founded as a tool and die forging plant
  • 1941 first revolver, the Model 38101SO
  • 1968 introduced to U.S. market
  • 1971, the Bangor Punta Corporation, then the owner of Smith & Wesson, purchased 54 percent of Forjas Taurus
  • 1977 purchased by current owners
  • 1980 purchased Beretta’s São Paulo manufacturing plant
    with tooling, technical drawings, and work force
  • 1984 created a subsidiary Taurus USA in Miami, Florida
  • 1997 purchased rights & equipment to manufacture Rossi revolvers
  • 1999 ISO 9001 manufacturing designation
  • 2005 Model PT 1911
  • 2006 The Judge
  • 2012 purchased Heritage Manufacturing
  • 2013 PT-111 Millennium
  • 2015 the Curve .380 ACP
  • 2017 Spectrum
  • 2018 Raging Hunter
  • 2019 relocation of its U.S. facility to Bainbridge, Georgia
    200,000-square-foot