Ten Percent Increase in Gun Sales?

Maybe.  But that 10% figure alone doesn’t account for the buying shift away from bolt actions and revolvers and into semi automatics and EBRs*.  Anyone selling semi automatic pistols and EBRs is seeing more like a 100% or greater increase in sales of those items.  Mere accessories for EBRs, I can tell you first-hand, are up 100% in sales from two months ago.  Ammo sales are up substantially too, in this “get it while you still can” market environment.


Manufacturers; If you’re making ARs, AKs, auto pistols, other self-loading carbines, or magazines that hold more than 10 rounds, you would do well to put on another shift if you haven’t done it already.


Citizens; This is a great time to learn just how much fun it can be to learn some shooting skills and to get your first gun.


One wonders if the anti second amendment rights movers and shakers understand how great they’ve been as gun salesmen, or how great they’ve been at recruiting new shooters.  Gun and gun related sales haven’t been this good since the Bubba years.  Gun ranges in populated areas are running at full capacity.  Maybe we’ll have to start renting booths at gun shows again.


*EBR = “Evil Black Rifle”.  In case you were recently revived from a years-long coma; the term applies to anything that might be included in the next “Assault Weapons” ban under ObamACORN (I just added “ObamACORN” to my MS Word spell checker dictionary.  Odd that it wasn’t there already, but I suppose this is an older version of Word. If you work for Microsoft, you might put in a memo reminding those in charge of spell checkers to make sure it’s there) and the Pelosi/Reed Congress, even if (or maybe especially if) they’re tan in color, or green, a nice pink with rainbows, dolphins, unicorns and shiny red hearts on them, etc..  We also speak of “Evil Features” like pistol grips on rifles (oh…”shudder”) or bayonet lugs, or standard capacity magazines (as opposed to the puny five or ten round capacity mags).

2 thoughts on “Ten Percent Increase in Gun Sales?

  1. You are certainly right about both the run on EBRs, and the ranges filling up. I thought I would drop in for a little range time during a late lunch hour, only to find that all the magnum lanes were already full. (You can’t shoot .45 Colt on the other lanes.) At least they had some bulk rifle ammo in stock, so the trip wasn’t completely in vain.

  2. It’s not “Ten Percent”. It’s closer to 50%:

    According to FBI figures for the week of November 3 to 9, the bureau received more than 374,000 requests for background checks on gun purchasers — a nearly 49 percent increase over the same period in 2007. Conatser said his store, Virginia Arms Company, has run out of some models — such as the AR-15 rifle, the civilian version of the military’s M-16 — and is running low on others.

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