Here are some interesting stats from ATF.gov. First, the number of pistols manufactured in 2011 equaled 2,598,133 ( source).
Second, the number of pistols manufactured in 2012 equaled 3,487,883 ( source). That was a 34% increase over 2011, and if sales followed the production trend, times have been very good for gun manufacturers. (The increase was 37% for rifles.)
This trend, as everyone knows, is a result of gun control phobia implanted by the leftie anti-gun movement and the re-election of Barack Obama. Never want let a crisis go to waste. As to why the left is so keen on gun control, one has to surmise the objective is to control the opposition with the desire for safety trailing far behind.
Finally, scroll down the 2012 page and note how many manufacturers there were. It's rather astonishing to learn that the list of rifle manufacturers takes 36 pages. That includes over 100 in Texas, although some of those manufacturers appear to be mom and pop operations that made only one rifle all year. But the big guys really cranked them out.
As for America's favorite rifle, Daily Caller published a NRA press release which said "Production of the AR-15, the most popular rifle in America, more than doubled in 2012 ...".
Now, if only the supply would exceed the demand we might see some discounts.