This guest post was written by Andrew, Editor-In-Chief of Vuurwapen Blog.
For any person who is interested in guns, visiting a factory where firearms are made is a treat. To visit the home of Beretta, the world’s oldest continuously operating firearm manufacturer, is a very rare experience indeed. As part of the Guns For Sale team, I was able to not only visit Beretta, but also create a video about the experience in order to share some of what we saw with others.
Although Beretta is located in a very small town in northern Italy called Gardone, the total square footage of all factory buildings approaches 100,000 square meters. Over 800 people are employed at the factory, which produces 1,500 firearms per day. These firearms include semi-automatic handguns like the 92FS as well as ornate over-under shotguns such as the Silver Pigeon. In the video below, you will see Beretta’s employees – and machines – in action as they bring the Beretta product line to life.