Federal Premium, Speer

Federal Premium, Speer Awarded FBI Ammunition Contracts

Federal Premium and Speer were the only two companies to be awarded in all four categories of the recent handgun ammunition bid from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), parent company Vista Outdoor announced this year.

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.

Gun Sales Surge In Eastern Europe

Even before Russia’s unprovoked Feb. 24 attack on Ukraine, the Australian Financial Review reported gun stores in the nation were out of stock or close to being so.

Survey Indicates Millions Of New Gun Owners, Changing Demographics

Based off of data from the FBI’s National Instant Background Check System, the National Shooting Sports Foundation estimates that there were 14 million new firearm owners who made their first purchase over the past two years.

January NICS Numbers Highlight Possible 'New Normal'

Gun sales continue to decline in 2022 compared to the sales experienced a year ago at the same time, but is still expected to remain above 2019 sales figures in what is being called the "new normal."

687K NICS Checks On Black Friday Week

The FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System processed some 687,788 background checks during the week leading up to and including Black Friday.

Gun Sales Decrease, Ammunition Reappearing In Stores

With the fall of overall firearm sales in May of 2021 as compared to a year prior, as reflected off FBI NICS check numbers, popular caliber of ammunition are new starting to reappear at distributors.

FBI Committed to Keeping NICS Running

Amidst record-breaking numbers of background checks, the FBI told American Rifleman that it would remain committed to keeping its NICS section running.

Fear & Loading: Facts from the Latest FBI Report

Handguns led the way in the list of firearm types used by private citizens to stop felons in the commission of a felony.

The Underappreciated .32 Magnums

The choice of carry handgun is often a trade-off between size, ammunition capacity and terminal effectiveness. So which is more important—expansion or penetration?

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