spreadsheet of NICS checks in 2021

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.

November Monthly Gun Sales Third Highest on Record

The number of firearms sold across the United States in November that resulted in an FBI National Instant Criminal Check System (NICS) background check was the third highest on record for the month, according to an estimate by Small Arms Analytics & Forecasting (SAAF).

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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.

Gun Sales Remain Strong

Monthly firearm sales nationwide are down compared to the record-setting pace of 2020, but remain at a level that put 2021’s total in second place for volume.

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.

Second-Highest Gun Sales in June Despite 1 Million Decline

Firearm sales processed through the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) in June totaled roughly 1.4 million units.

Smith & Wesson Shatters $1 Billion Sales Barrier for the First Time

Smith & Wesson sales for a 12-month period exceeded $1 billion for the first time in company history, according to figures released last week.

Guns and Gear Purchases Were up 60 Percent in 2020

Results from a recently released report from Southwick Associates indicate firearms and ammunition sales were up at least 60 percent in 2020.

April Gun Sales Indicate Gun Industry Continues to Thrive

Firearm sales for April 2021 indicate that Americans continue to buy guns at record pace.

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