Browning Arms Company is one of the most popular American manufacturers of firearms and fishing goods. The company was established way back in 1878 and it was originally called “John Moses and Matthew Sandefur Browning Company”. It was founded by brothers John Moses Browning and Matthew Sandefur Browning. The first of the two, John Browning, is known all around the world as the inventor of the most iconic pistol ever made - the M1911. Apart from the full-sized wonder, John Browning also introduced and improved the first lever-action and pump-action rifles and shotguns. Since 1897, when the first Browning’s gun was successfully made, millions of pistols, rifles and shotguns for military use, hunting, or sports shooting have been designed and manufactured by the Browning company. Nowadays, the company employs hundreds of people with its headquarters currently located in Morgan, Utah.
Browning’s masterpiece full-size 1911 is probably the world’s most copied firearm. However, Browning also offers another pistol that’s enjoyed great popularity all across the globe - the Browning Hi-Power. This semi-automatic, recoil-operated pistol is available in both the 9x19mm Parabellum and .40 S&W calibers. Unsurprisingly, this model was also designed by John Browning. Unfortunately, Browning left his work undone when he passed away in 1926. This popular design was completed by Dieudonné Saive, who worked at Fabrique Nationale (FN) of Herstal, Belgium. The Browning Hi-Power is one of the most widely used military pistols in world’s history, as it has been used by the armed forces of over 50 countries over the last hundred years. After 82 years of continuous production, the Hi-Power was discontinued in 2017 by Browning Arms, but it remained in production in some countries.
Browning Arms Company is also known for production of a vast array of rifles and shotguns, among which the most notable ones are the A-Bolt and X-Bolt bolt-action rifles as well as BPS pump-action shotgun and Auto-5 semi-automatic shotgun. Besides firearms-related products, the brand is also known for a huge range of footwear, knives, and some more fishing and hunting-related gear.