The first US patent for a Colt firearm was issued in 1836 to Samuel Colt and not long after, he built his first factory. The Colt revolver may very well be the most famous handgun in history. To this day you can find Colt firearms being used by the U.S. military and in the holsters of loyal Colt fans around the world. Umarex is honored to offer officially licensed replicas of some of the most recognizable Colt firearms including the Peacemaker revolver, the Defender, Colt Python and, of course, the classic 1911 Colt Government.
Few brands are owned by family owned companies anymore, but that's not the case here. We are family owned. Our owners believe in family values and encourage us to provide you, our customer, with recreational products you, your family, and friends can use to enjoy and experience the wild outdoors. Check out our vast offering: Axeon Optics, Umarex Airguns Exude Lights, Elite Force Airsoft, Rekt Dart Launchers, and T4E Training.
Wulf-Heinz Pflaumer & Franz Wonisch are working on a venture that would come to be called Umarex
Umarex acquires world renowned arms manufacturer Carl Walther.
RUAG Ammotec USA, a US distributor of RWS air rifles, is purchased by PW Intl GmbH, moved to Fort Smith, Arkansas and renamed to Umarex USA.
Umarex USA expands air rifle line with the introduction of Ruger, Walther, and Hammerli.
Umarex USA continues to grow doubling sales over 2008 and breaks ground on a new facility.
Umarex USA moves into a new manufacturing and warehouse facility at Chaffee Crossing in Fort Smith, Arkansas.
Umarex USA welcomes Walther Arms to their campus in Fort Smith, Arkansas, and breaks ground on a 7 million dollar warehouse expansion.
Umarex USA introduces the UX mark. The UX is incorporated into airguns and marketing materials creating a powerful mark that is eye-catching and memorable.
While Umarex remains the "King of Replicas" in airguns, its patented technology like the safety system and dual round magazine of the Umarex Hammer coupled with modern-day air filling solutions and unique optic intellectual properties insures Umarex continues to be zeroed in.