US Firearm Sales

2022 Gun Sales Heading For Third-Place Finish

For the past 37 months, more than 1 million firearm purchases have resulted in a NICS check, although published volume figures are likely underestimates, positioning 2022 as the third-highest year overall.

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.

The Rifleman Report: NRA Mentor

With record firearm sales in 2020 and 2021, new gun owners are on the rise, and your NRA’s American Rifleman is here to help. Read on:

August Gun Sales Down But Demand Continues

The number of firearms sales for 2021 have dropped from what it was in 2020, but the demand from the market is still high.

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.

2020 Firearm Sales Hit All-Time High

Multiple sales records were set during 2020, which saw more guns sold than any other year on record.

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