North American Arms Now Employee-Owned
As of April 26, North American Arms officially became employee-owned, as 30-year president and owner Sandy Chisholm sold the company to an employee stock ownership trust.
Breakthrough Clean Technologies Joins Allen Company
Breakthrough Clean Technologies has been acquired by Allen Company, a leading manufacturer and brand of outdoor products.
Rifleman Report: The World’s Oldest And Largest Firearm Authority
English poet William Cowper is credited with the phrase “Variety is the spice of life, that gives it all its flavor.” That is certainly the case for firearm enthusiasts, who purchase new guns for a wide range of reasons, including hunting, competition, plinking, self-defense and collecting.
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.
American Outdoor Brands Report Includes Some Surprises
Recently released quarterly figures from American Outdoor Brands (AOB) indicates enthusiasm for firearm ownership and outdoor pursuits, in general, remains significantly higher than levels prior to the pandemic and widespread social unrest
Ruger Defies 2021 Sales Trend
Gun sales nationwide in 2021 dropped when compared to 2020—estimated at 18,515,188 and 20 million, respectively—but Ruger’s sales grew.
August Gun Sales Down But Demand Continues
The number of firearms sales for 2021 have dropped from what it was in 2020, but the demand from the market is still high.
Gun Companies Seeking New Hires
There are a number of job opening currently in the firearm industry at several large manufacturers.
Kel-Tec Raises Base Pay During its 30th Anniversary
Kel-Tec Firearms, based in Cocoa, Fla., is celebrating 20 years in business, and as a part of the celebration, it announced a based pay increase for all its employees.
Firearm Industry Grants To Benefit Youth Shooters
A pair of grants, one from MidwayUSA and one from the NRA Foundation, will go to help youth shooters. Remington and the Arkansas Game and Fish Foundation are also helping, too.