Training Trend Fueling Expansion

Demand For Firearm Training Fuels Range Expansions

All those new gun owners since COVID-19 are not shying away from training. It’s a trend reflected in nearly every industry survey to date, and those observations are now verified by the heavy investments being made by training facilities.

Product Preview: Obsidian Arms Complete AR-15 Armorer’s Punch Set

Designed with input from professional armorers and made in the United States, Obsidian Arms’ 12-piece punch set for AR-style rifles and pistols is also accompanied by a lifetime warranty.

Ruger Reports Stable Sales

Firearm sales are down from the record-setting paces of 2020 and 2021, although they have stabilized at levels near or above previous high-water marks. The hottest sellers, according to the quarterly report Ruger issued last week, are likely the latest introductions to the market.

North Carolina Handgun Sales Skyrocket

Handgun sales in North Carolina saw a dramatic increase this year, nearly 3,000 percent, which came on the heels of North Carolina’s legislature overriding the governor’s veto—a measure that removed the requirement for residents to procure a permit from their local sheriff in order to purchase a handgun.

Firearm Industry Economic Impact Rises 322% Since 2008

The industry’s economic impact rose to $80.73 billion in 2022, up from $70.52 billion in 2021. Total jobs increased by more 17,877 in the same period, to 396,696 from 375,819, according to the NSSF report.

2023 Golden Bullseye Pioneer Award: Bill Wilson, President/Founder Of Wilson Combat

Bill Wilson founded Wilson Combat in 1977; since that time, the company has been an innovator and leader in the field of high-performance M1911 custom pistols, handgun accessories, AR-15-pattern rifles and countless other firearm products.

Ruger Named Friends Of NRA Guardian Sponsor For 2023

Ruger is the exclusive 2023 Guardian Level Corporate Sponsor of the Friends of NRA program, a sponsorship that will help support firearm training and educational programs, ensuring the continuation of America’s proud shooting and hunting heritage for generations to come.

Lodgewood Mfg. Restores, Recreates Historical Arms

While there are many custom shops in the firearm industry, only a scant few focus exclusively on antique arms. Lodgewood Mfg. is one of those, but, unlike many who are winding down after decades in the business, the young husband-and-wife team of David and Danielle Stavlo is just getting started.

Credit Cards Implement Category Code For Firearm Sales

Some predict that FFLs will experience a significant increase in cash payments this year due to a newly adopted merchant category code (MCC) for firearm and ammunition credit-card purchases.

Taurus USA's Big Move

For decades, Taurus USA was located in Miami, Fla., but recently, the company completed a move to Bainbridge, Ga., for a better atmosphere not just for the company but also its workers.

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