National Shooting Sports Month

NRA Celebrates National Shooting Sports Month

August is National Shooting Sports Month—for the seventh year in a row—and the National Rifle Association of America is proud to support the initiative, which was created by the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF).

Summer '23 Firearm Sales Trend Decelerates

Despite its 48-month run of more than one million firearms purchased in the U.S., firearm sales have decreased in July 2023 according to the FBI and NSSF. Is this a fact of "the summer lull," or is the market beginning to stabilize after its reaction to social unrest and a world-wide pandemic?

Muzzleloading Renaissance: A Post-Pandemic Trend In The Making?

U.S.-imported muzzleloading rifles saw a large uptick in 2023 according to recent figures. Is there a trend on the rise? Some analysts think so.

Firearm Industry Pays $16 Billion Tax Bill

Firearm and ammunition manufacturers have now paid more than $16.1 billion in federal excise tax contributions to the Wildlife Restoration Trust Fund, which began collecting the funds in 1937.

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.

First-Time Gun Owners More Diverse, Younger, Study Says

The face of gun ownership is changing fast, a welcome trend that accelerated significantly when millions of first-time gun owners joined the ranks during the pandemic and widespread violence.

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.

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.

SAAMI Accepts And Standardizes 360 Buckhammer

Remington Ammunition announced that the Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers’ Institute (SAAMI) has accepted the 360 Buckhammer rimmed-rifle cartridge.

Data Mining Impacts The Firearm Retail Landscape

Companies are subscribing to purchase analytics more than ever before, but is this for good reason, and are these datasets driving the direction of our retail space that is so near and dear to our hearts?

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