IWI has had enormous success with its products. When the company was privatized in 2005, it had 70 employees. "Now we are more than 500," says Wainman. "We are growing exponentially." Today, he says, every square foot of the company's office in Ramat Hasharon north of Tel Aviv is full. Wainman declines to say how many assault rifles, pistols, machine guns and mortars IWI sells. "We are talking about tens of thousands every year," he says with a smile. Indeed, IWI is among the world's top five firearms manufacturers.