North Carolina Handgun Sales Skyrocket
Handgun sales in North Carolina saw a dramatic increase this year, nearly 3,000 percent, which came on the heels of North Carolina’s legislature overriding the governor’s veto—a measure that removed the requirement for residents to procure a permit from their local sheriff in order to purchase a handgun.
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.
Spring Sales, Savings & Sweepstakes Ongoing
Special incentives from Hornady, Smith & Wesson and Beretta have already been come and gone, but they were just the first. Things have accelerated since.
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.
Credit Cards Implement Category Code For Firearm Sales
Some predict that FFLs will experience a significant increase in cash payments this year due to a newly adopted merchant category code (MCC) for firearm and ammunition credit-card purchases.
Companies Announce Spring Savings Deals
The new year, 2023, is beginning to turn a corner into the vernal equinox, and manufacturers are starting to announce their Spring sales events nationwide, so it's a great time of year to get in on the savings and out to the range.
2022 Trends At GunBroker
Recently released data from GunBroker.com gives retailers, consumers and manufacturers a breadth of direction the American market is trending toward with regards to handgun, rifle and shotgun interest.
2023 Industry Predictions: Market Analysis Says . . .
A Southwick Associates report predicts the increase in gun and ammunition inventory at retailers will reduce scarcity-driven purchases next year. The increased availability will be a welcome change, along with the anticipated continuation of the discount, rebate and incentive trend that hit the market in mid-2022.
Shotgun Sales Shifting, Trending Upward, Analytics Reveal
America's interest this year in shotguns is on the rise, market analytics show, including purchase trends shifting from tactical to field-grade guns.