Beretta Firearms and their beginnings.
The legacy of Beretta firearms began in the year of 1526. Bartolomeo Beretta, a gunsmith from Gardone Val Trompia, Italy, was the man who started Beretta. Did you know that Beretta is the longest active manufacturer of firearms today? That’s right! One of the most amazing facts about this company is that Beretta have always been family owned for over 500 years and counting. I can’t think of any companies who have been around for that long, can you? With all of their experience in producing firearms and products relating to guns, this has to make them one of the front runners in the firearm industry today as we know it.
In both World War I and World War II, Beretta firearms played an enormous role to the events that had transpired during those unfortunate times. Their firearms and products were supplied to the Allied forces (Italy was an Allie) in World War I and through most of World War II until they were seized from Germany and its Axis powers. Beretta firearms were very destructive and were very reliable to those who had their hands on them.