Alfred Nobel - was a Swedish chemist,engineer and armaments manufacturer who invented the dynamite.
Bartolomeo Beretta - is an Italian gunsmith known as a maestro de Canne or master gun barrel maker for the Republic of Venice as early as 1526.His son Giovannino inherited his father's work in Gardone Val Tampia and thereafter the family business was handed over the centuries in an unbroken chain from fathers to sons.Their firearm,the Beretta,are used worldwide for a variety of civilian,law enforcement, and military purposes.
Eugene Morrison Stoner - is the man most associated with the design of the AR-15 which was adopted by the U.S. military as the M-16.
Gaston Glock - is an Austrian Engineer and founder of the firearms company Glock.The Glock is a well regarded safe-action pistol used by security forces in more than 40 countries.
Georg Johann Luger - was an Austrian designer of the famous Luger pistol and the 9 X 19 mm parabellum cartridge.
Gordon Ingram - was an American inventor who created the MAC-10 and MAC-11 machine pistol.
_Henry Derringer - a famous 19th century maker of small pocket pistol.
John Moses Browning - was an American firearm designer who developed many varieties of military and civilian firearms,cartridges, and gun mechanisms.His most significant contribution is the development of the first auto-loading pistol that were both reliable and compact.
John Cantius Garand - was a Canadian-American designer of firearms best known for creating the first successful semi-automatic rifle to be widely used in active military service,the M-1 Garand.
John Marlin - served as an apprentice tool and die maker who during the American Civil War started manufacturing his own revolvers and derringers.He together with a team of inventor developed the enduring firearms model 39 and 336.
Mikhail Kalashnikov - a Russian small arm designer most famous for designing the AK-47 rifle,the AKM, and the AK-74.
Paul Mauser - was a German weapon designer and manufacturer who together with his brother Wilhelm Mauser designed the Mauser model 1871 rifle,the first successful line of Mauser rifles and pistols,the rifle was adopted as the Gewehr 71 and was the first metal cartridge weapon of the German Empire.
Samuel Colt - An American inventor and founder of Colt's patent fire-arms manufacturing company and made the mass production of the revolver commercially viable for the first time.He was the first industrialist to successfully employ the assembly line due to his use of interchangeable parts.
Uziel Gal - was a German born Israeli gun designer best remembered as the designer of the Uzi sub-machine gun.
Wilhelm Brenneki - was a German inventor of small arms ammunition including the brenneki shotgun slug.He was born in 1865 in Hannover and died in 1951 from natural causes.