Gun Sales

2022 Gun Sales Numbers Near Pre-Pandemic High

According to the FBI's National Instant Criminal Background Check System, 2022 is edging closer by the day to eclipsing all pre-pandemic annual gun sales totals, and this month, enthusiasts in Oregon are piling the numbers up.   

Micro-Compacts On The Rise

A Scope Report issued by the National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers (NASGW) last month included figures that reflect a gradual change in pistol-buying preferences. According to the trade organization’s findings, consumers are purchasing smaller handguns when it comes to those chambered in 9 mm Luger.

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.

2022 Gun Sales Heading For Third-Place Finish

For the past 37 months, more than 1 million firearm purchases have resulted in a NICS check, although published volume figures are likely underestimates, positioning 2022 as the third-highest year overall.

March 2022 Gun Sales Increase Over February

The FBI processed 3,081,724 NICS background checks in March—up more than 1/2 million from February.

Firearm Industry Sees Substantial Growth In 2021

On a year-over-year basis, the industry’s economic impact rose from $63.5 billion in 2020, to $70.52 billion in 2021. Jobs directly related to firearms, ammo and accessories increased by more than 33,000 in that 12-month span.

Gun Sales Surge In Eastern Europe

Even before Russia’s unprovoked Feb. 24 attack on Ukraine, the Australian Financial Review reported gun stores in the nation were out of stock or close to being so.

January NICS Numbers Highlight Possible 'New Normal'

Gun sales continue to decline in 2022 compared to the sales experienced a year ago at the same time, but is still expected to remain above 2019 sales figures in what is being called the "new normal."

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.

Ruger Reports Positive Results In Third-Quarter 2021

Despite the lower market sales and difficulties presented this year, Ruger has managed to increase its sales and its production.

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