April 2023 Is Third-Highest Gun Sales Month On Record
April 2023 has claimed third place in volume of firearm sales for April, dwarfed only by the record-setting pace set during the pandemic and accompanying widespread social unrest. It also marked the 45th month in a row that saw more than 1 million firearm purchases reflected in the number of National Instant Criminal Background Checks (NICS) processed by the FBI.
Firearm Sales Remain Strong, Defying Economic Trends
At least one million citizens purchased a firearm in February, the 43rd month in a row it has broken the six-figure mark. The number represents a low estimate, too, reflecting only those transactions that resulted in processing of the buyer’s name through the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) and subsequent approval as a lawful purchaser.
Shotgun Sales Shifting, Trending Upward, Analytics Reveal
America's interest this year in shotguns is on the rise, market analytics show, including purchase trends shifting from tactical to field-grade guns.
Gun Sales Exceed 1 Million For 38 Months & Counting
More than a million firearm sales in September resulted in the FBI conducting a National Instant Criminal Background (NICS) check. Small Arms Analytics & Forecasting (SAAF) puts the 30-day period’s total sales at roughly 1.3 million, making it the 38th month in a row with seven-digit figures.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.