January 2020 Gun Sales Set New Record
The January 2020 NICS background-check numbers are in, and based on the estimates, it appears that the record high from January 2016 has been surpassed.
Special Spring Gun Deals for Your Stimulus Check
Looking to spend that coronavirus relief check on some guns and gun accessories? Here are a few of the top springtime deals from the firearm industry.
Silencerco Sound Check
The Ruger 22/45 Lite is a fun, accurate and quiet handgun, especially with a suppressor.
BATFE Releases New Form 4473
The new BATFE Form 4473 includes a number of notable changes and will be required for use starting in November 2020.
How Many Is 3 Million? December NICS Checks, To Start
More than 3 million NICS checks conducted in December helped elevate 2015 to an all-new gun sales record. Those numbers are lofty, so to put things in perspective for your watercooler conversations today, here are some other things that amount to roughly 3 million.
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.
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 carry permit must now undergo a NICS background check.
Gun Sales Up 80 Percent in May 2020
Gun sales increased 80 percent over 2019 numbers, and 40 percent of buyers are first-time gun owners, according to surveys.
Trust But Verify: Function-Checking Your Guns
Even in the age of modern manufacturing, users have a lot to benefit in terms of safety and general familiarity by going over their firearms with a function check.
Shop Early: Guns by the Numbers
October’s figures are in, and the record-setting pace continued in National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) volume. Each check does not necessarily constitute the sale of a gun, but it’s the most accurate reflection we have and a warning to gun owners that those special firearms will be in short supply once the shopping season kicks off later this month.