F.I.E. is the acronym for Firearms Import & Export) located in Hialeah, FL until 1990. F.I.E. filed bankruptcy in November of 1990 and all models were discontinued. Some parts or service for these older firearms may be obtained through Numrich Gun Parts Corp. F.I.E. contracted imported parts for some guns after the 1968 Gun Control Act banned imports of
certain kinds of handguns, and built or contracted manufacturing of frames to complete the guns in the USA, thus working around
the import ban while producing substantially the same firearm.
EXCAM was a previous importer and distributor located in Hialeah, FL, which went out of business late 1990. Excam distributed Dart, Erma, Tanarmi, Targa, and Warrior exclusively in the U.S. These trademarks will appear under Excam. All importation of Excam firearms ceased in 1990. All Targa and Tanarmi pistols were manufactured in Gardone V.T., Italy. All Erma and Warrior pistols and rifles were manufactured in W. Germany. Senator O/U shotguns were manufactured by A. Zoli located in Brescia, Italy. The Tanfoglio GT-27 pistol in .22 Short and .25 ACP was a hybrid import (frames produced by or for
Excam, the rest of the gun imported as parts from Italy). It was marketed as the GT-27, same as the original all-steel Tanfoglio, but also called the Excam GT-27.
After Excam stopped importing it, the F.I.E. company did the same thing. After F.I.E. ceased operation, EMF (Early And Modern
Firearms Co., founded in 1956 to distribute and later manufacture Great Western revolvers) picked up some of the import lines
but the little Tanfoglio GT-27 was history. EMF continues to import firearms and as of 2011 to distribute guns made in the USA as well.