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Hitting the Bullseye

Arkansas keeps the firearms and ammunition industry in its sights. From manufacturers to businesses involved in sales and distribution, the Arkansas firearms and ammunition industry is diverse. Companies that call Arkansas home include SIG SAUER, Remington, Daisy, Walther, Nighthawk Custom, Thermold Magazines, Umarex, and Wilson Combat. As a pro-second amendment state, Arkansas welcomes firearms and ammunition companies looking to start-up, expand, or relocate.


The Industry at a Glance

  • Home to the Duck Hunting Capital of the World: Stuttgart, Arkansas
  • #4 Economic output per capita in the arms and ammunition industry (Source: National Shooting Sports Foundation)
  • 3rd Most Gun-Friendly State (Source: Ammo.com)
  • 8th highest registered guns per capita (Source: World Population Review)
  • 8 pro-gun bills passed into law during the 2023 legislative session
  • 3,579 people employed in the arms and ammunitions industry


  • Three U.S. interstates connecting east and west coasts, and the Canada and Mexico borders
  • 16,418 miles of state and U.S. Highways – 12th largest system in the U.S.
  • Eight intermodal freight facilities with four riverports
  • 2,542 miles of Class 1 rail systems
  • #3 in the nation with 1,000 miles of inland, navigable waterways
  • Approximately 100 public airports including Clinton National, Northwest Arkansas National, and close proximity to Memphis International and the Fed-Ex hub

Well-trained workforce

  • 7th highest percentage of manufacturing employment (Source: Business Facilities)
  • 1.36M skilled and trained workforce
  • 12% of Arkansas’ workforce is employed in manufacturing
  • Arkansas employs approximately 3,579 in the arms and ammo industry at 28 operations (Source: ADWS).

Business Climate in Arkansas

  • #3 Least Expensive State for Starting a Small Business (Source: SimplifyLLC)
  • #2 on the Cost of Living Index (Source: C2ER)
  • 7th highest percentage of manufacturing employment (Source: Business Facilities)


  • 50 colleges, universities & 2-year colleges throughout Arkansas
  • 2,100+ engineering degrees awarded each year
  • 150k+ students enrolled at an Arkansas institution of higher learning

Firearms & Ammunition Industry

Executive Overview

Arkansas Firearms and Ammunition

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Firearms & Ammunition Companies in Arkansas

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Olivia Womack

Director, Business Development

(501) 682-5275

Bethany Duncan

Business Development Coordinator

(501) 682-7376

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