Federal Premium celebrated its 100th anniversary on June 18th by shutting down operations for the first time ever, giving family members of workers a chance to see the factory for themselves.
Just when it seems the firearm industry has exhausted itself by way of striving to keep up with demand for existing models, it’s a pleasant surprise to learn that, behind the scenes, engineers and marketing folks have been working on new offerings that have either been created from whole cloth, are significantly revised or are unfamiliar to the American market.
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.
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
NRA Publications Editorial Director Mark Keefe had a chance to sit down with Sgt. Omar "Crispy" Avila during SHOT Show 2022's Industry Day at the Range.