Beretta Firearms has a long history of making and selling guns.
Did you know that Beretta firearms started its legacy in 1526? That’s right! This makes it the most active Firearm manufacturer of all time. A gunsmith by the name of Maestro Bartolomeo Beretta of Gardone Val Trompia was the man who made this company turn into a success. One of the most amazing facts about this company is that Beretta Firearms have always been owned by the same owner for over 500 years! Can you think of any companies who have been in business for that long? I surely can’t. The fact of the matter is that are really good at what they do and they know the business as well as most people out there.
Beretta Firearms played a big role in both World War I and World War II. Since Beretta was an Italian, it made sense that they provided their weapons of war to Italy and their allied forces. It wasn’t until 1943 when they were seized by German forces did they allow Germany and the rest of the Axis powers to possess Beretta Firearms.
Beretta Firearms today.
The owner of Beretta today is a man by the name of Ugo Gussalli Beretta and also by his sons, Franco and Pietro. It is important to point out that Ugo is a direct descendant of Bartolomeo, the original owner of Beretta. Now that’s impressive! You don’t see very many companies who stick to that kind of game plan. In the late 1980’s, Beretta has acquired some domestic companies such as Benelli and Franchi as well as some foreign companies.