Firearm sales are down from the record-setting paces of 2020 and 2021, although they have stabilized at levels near or above previous high-water marks. The hottest sellers, according to the quarterly report Ruger issued last week, are likely the latest introductions to the market.
According to six Southwick Associates' surveys, hunters and firearm enthusiasts have indicated a shift in purchase preferences over the last several years. What does this mean for the future of product announcements? Read on:
There was no shortage of introductions and announcements from ammunition companies in 2022. New cartridges grab attention and headlines, but there was a trend quietly gaining momentum this year, one that holds a promise of making those dreadful periods of ammo shortages shorter, or at least reducing their frequency.
America's interest this year in shotguns is on the rise, market analytics show, including purchase trends shifting from tactical to field-grade guns.
Savage Arms updated American Rifleman staff on its current processes, as well as sales trends and consumer demands driving the company's future.
Two trends were apparent in the new firearm models at the recent 2012 Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade Show: One was increased interest in .22 Long Rifle chambered guns reflected by a host of new variants; the other was a renewed surge of small (or smallish) guns that can be concealed on one’s person (not a new concept, obviously). I have addressed the former and it is now time to look at what some of the handguns covered elsewhere in the 2012 SHOT Blog really mean.