Gun Sales Drop Ammo Trickling In

Gun Sales Decrease, Ammunition Reappearing In Stores

With the fall of overall firearm sales in May of 2021 as compared to a year prior, as reflected off FBI NICS check numbers, popular caliber of ammunition are new starting to reappear at distributors.

2020 Firearm Sales Hit All-Time High

Multiple sales records were set during 2020, which saw more guns sold than any other year on record.

Record-Breaking Gun Sales Pace Continues

Firearm sales continue at record paces amid the uncertainty of the presidential-election results.

June Gun Sales Set All-Time Record

The NICS Background Check system totaled nearly four million recorded checks in June 2020, more than any other month since recording began.

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.

Record Firearm Sales Numbers Recorded in April

April was another record-setter for firearm sales, following incredible numbers recorded in March, according to NICS background-check numbers.

March NICS Numbers Highlight Record Firearm Sales

According to adjusted NICS background-check numbers for March 2020, firearm sales reached an all-time high last month.

FBI Committed to Keeping NICS Running

Amidst record-breaking numbers of background checks, the FBI told American Rifleman that it would remain committed to keeping its NICS section running.

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.

Americans Bought 13.9 Million Firearms in 2019

Adjusting for permit applications and other administrative uses, NICS background checks reflect an estimated 13.9 million guns sold in the U.S. through 2019.

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