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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.

Quarterly Gun Sales Record Set

Of the 4,645,609 names processed through FBI’s National Instant Criminal Check System (NICS) in March, roughly 2.2 million were related to the purchase or transfer of a firearm, according to Small Arms Analytics & Forecasting (SAAF).

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.

Ruger Spent $3.6 Million to Protect its Staff in 2020

Ruger’s 2020 investment to protect its staff and their families during the pandemic came to light during the company’s Feb. 18 quarterly earnings conference.

Record Firearm and Ammunition Sales

Figures released by the FBI indicate somewhere between 21 and 23 million firearm sales were processed through the agency’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System last year.

January 2021 Gun Sales Up Nearly 80 Percent

More than 2.2 million firearms were sold in the United States in January, according to an estimate from Small Arms Analytics & Forecasting (SAAF).

Smith & Wesson Posts Another Record-Breaking Quarter

Smith & Wesson’s quarterly report for the period that ended Oct. 31 reflected the highest earnings in any three-month period for the gunmaker, shattering all previous highwater marks, including the record-setting sales figures set only 90 days before.

Post-Election Gun Sales Not Expected to Decline Sharply

Smith & Wesson, Inc., does not expect gun sales to plummet after the 2020 presidential election.

Smith & Wesson Brands, Inc., Reports Record-Breaking Firearms Sales

Smith & Wesson Brands, Inc., recently reported record-breaking first quarter firearms sales for 2020.

Manufacturers Struggle to Keep Up with Soaring Ammunition Sales

Thanks to a charged political climate and continued COVID-19 crisis, ammunition sales have continued to soar as manufacturers try to keep pace with increased demand.

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