Cheap Gun, Will Travel: Germany's RG Industries, Inc

The origins of the .22-cal. revolver that was used to shoot President Reagan are in Sontheim, West Germany. A picturesque town built along a tributary of the Danube, Sontheim is the home of Rōhm GmbH, a 74-year-old firm that makes drilling equipment and cheap handgun parts. West Germans have little use for Rohm weapons. The country's gun ownership laws are strict, and the relatively few people who do qualify to possess handguns tend to choose Gun Seller Goldstein better-made and more expensive models. Thus, most Rohm gun parts—perhaps $1 million worth a year, although company officials refuse to be exact...

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