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Black Friday Bonanza

If you’d rather visit the dentist than attend the annual Black Friday stampede, Shooting Illustrated has a solution for all your holiday shopping needs.

Smith & Wesson Sets Quarterly Net Sales Record, Doubling Last Year’s Figures

Smith & Wesson’s latest quarterly report—issued last week for the three-month period ending Jan. 31—reflects a 102.2 percent increase over the same timeframe last year.

2021 Sets 2nd-Highest Gun Sales Mark

The total number of 2021 firearm purchases processed through the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) was the second highest on record.

Sales Soar After Repeal of Virginia's One-Gun-A-Month Law

In the 31-day period since the end of Virginia's one-gun-a-month limit, slightly more than 29,000 firearm transactions were recorded—reflecting a 17 percent leap from the last month the restrictions were in place, according to the Virginia Firearms Transaction Center.

Virginia Firearms Sales Soar, Gun-Related Violence Sinks

Revealing new data from Virginia dispels many of the myths put forth by anti-gun organizations shows. Gun-related violence in the Commonwealth of Virginia has dropped to period lows, while firearms sales have soared to record levels.

Black Friday Gun Sales Set Record

Gun sales soar to new highs after the presidential election.

Firearms Sales Reached Record Numbers in 2020 and Aren't Slowing Down

Firearm-sales records were set, shattered, then set again in 2020, and show no signs of slowing down coming into 2021.

New Quarterly Sales Record for Smith & Wesson

Firearm sales nationwide have cooled compared to last year’s scalding pace, although the latest quarterly report from Smith & Wesson indicates the trend hasn’t affected the legendary firm.

October Gun Sales 30 Percent Above Pre-Pandemic Levels

Volume of firearm purchases in October that resulted in an FBI NICs background check was the second highest for the 31-day reporting period on record, lagging only behind the scalding pace in 2020 when the pandemic and social unrest drove transfers to all-time highs.

Virginia Firearms Sales Soar While Crime Decreases

Reflecting a national trend, firearm-related violent crime continues to plummet in Virginia as the sales of firearms soar, an indicator reported by a leading state newspaper as particularly inconsistent, "given the current rhetoric about strengthening gun laws."

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