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The Keefe Report: Celebrating A Century Of Federal

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.

Rifleman Report: Industrial Innovations

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.

2022 BATFE Report Highlights Handgun Trends

A May 5, 2022 report issued by the Department of Justice and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives dives deep into firearm and ammunition purchasing preferences for the period between years 2000 and 2020.

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.

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.

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.

The Keefe Report: True Velocity's Leap

NRA Publications Editorial Director Mark Keefe spent time on the range with True Velocity's polymer-cased .308 Win. ammunition and learned a bit more about the capabilities of this new commercial offering.

The Keefe Report: On The Range With An American Hero

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.

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