Firearm sales for April 2021 indicate that Americans continue to buy guns at record pace.
Firearm-sales records were set, shattered, then set again in 2020, and show no signs of slowing down coming into 2021.
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’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.
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.
Firearm sales, as well as ammunition sales, continued their scalding pace in April.