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June Gun Sales Set All-Time Record

The NICS Background Check system totaled nearly four million recorded checks in June 2020, more...

Gun Sales Up 80 Percent in May 2020

Gun sales increased 80 percent over 2019 numbers, and 40 percent of buyers are first-time...

BATFE Releases New Form 4473

The new BATFE Form 4473 includes a number of notable changes and will be required...

Record Firearm Sales Numbers Recorded in April

April was another record-setter for firearm sales, following incredible numbers recorded in March, according to...

The 6.5 Creedmoor: Its Origins, Development & Future

American Rifleman TV headed to Grand Island, Neb. to chat with ballisticians at Hornady about...

March NICS Numbers Highlight Record Firearm Sales

According to adjusted NICS background-check numbers for March 2020, firearm sales reached an all-time high...

FBI Committed to Keeping NICS Running

Amidst record-breaking numbers of background checks, the FBI told American Rifleman that it would remain...

New Gun Owner Guide: 3 Essential First Steps

So, you just bought you first gun. What now? Here are a few essential steps...

'Unquestionably A 1911:' The Nighthawk Custom/Thunder Ranch Combat Special

American Rifleman Executive Editor Joe Kurtenbach spent time at Thunder Ranch shooting a Combat Special...

January 2020 Gun Sales Set New Record

The January 2020 NICS background-check numbers are in, and based on the estimates, it appears...

Black Friday 2019—Second Highest Gun Sales Volume Ever

The FBI handled 202,465 NICS checks on Black Friday, the second-highest single-day volume on record.

Fear & Loading: 2019 Gun Sales Continue Their Streak

The total number of firearms purchased in 2019 has caught up to 2018 figures and—with...

Video—ARTV Feature: America's Rifle Challenge

America's favorite rifle has long been a mainstay in American households, but for many, thats...

Fear & Loading: NICS Up, But Are Sales New or Used?

At least one major gun company reports its sales figures indicate the widely reported increase...

Fear & Loading: Alabama CCW Holders Impacted by BATFE Decision

FFL holders conducting business in Alabama who are in possession of a valid state-issued concealed...

Fear & Loading: Firearm Sales up 0.7 to 1% in May 2019

The number of NICS background checks processed by the FBI in May—2,349,309—is a new record...
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