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High Speed Gear Move Hints at Increased Demand for Accessories

A recent announcement from High Speed Gear seems to confirm that accessory sales are also peaking in 2020, in addition to firearm sales.

Smith & Wesson Sales Put Perspective on Firearm Demand

Smith & Wesson sold more guns in the last quarter than in any other three-month period in company history. Here's what they had to say.

687K NICS Checks On Black Friday Week

The FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System processed some 687,788 background checks during the week leading up to and including Black Friday.

Fear & Loading: Strange Claim On New NICS Record

The FBI processed a record number of NICS background checks for the reporting period of March at 2,223,213, nearly 80,000 more than the monthly high water mark set in 2016.

Fear & Loading: 2018 Gun Purchases Down 6.1 Percent

The FBI posted December’s NICS figures on Tuesday—delayed due to the partial Federal shutdown—and Reuters is reporting gun sales nationwide for 2018 were down 6.1 percent from 2017.

Americans Bought 13.9 Million Firearms in 2019

Adjusting for permit applications and other administrative uses, NICS background checks reflect an estimated 13.9 million guns sold in the U.S. through 2019.

Firearm Sales Heading Toward 20 Million Guns in 2020

According to forecasts performed by Small Arms Analytics & Forecasting, total 2020 firearm sales might top 20 million guns if trends hold steady.

CZ USA 612: A Popular Pump-Action Shotgun in 2020

Shotgun buyers in 2020 flocked to the CZ USA 612 shotgun, indicating interest in this budget-priced sporting arm.

Gun Sales Decrease, Ammunition Reappearing In Stores

With the fall of overall firearm sales in May of 2021 as compared to a year prior, as reflected off FBI NICS check numbers, popular caliber of ammunition are new starting to reappear at distributors.

Fear & Loading: Buyer’s Market?

The doom-and-gloom forecasts—based on the 19 straight, record-setting months of NICS background checks ending in December—claim the firearm boom has ended, but moves made by the industry and comments from experts signal something different.

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