The 9th Circuit Court decisions challenging California law enforcement’s ‘may issue,’ has had its effects in the West. Retailers have enjoyed a CCW market that has opened way up since the ruling.
While sales slowed down somewhat for an Ohio retailer, he found there was still a hot item on his shelves. Demand for top-name 1911 pistols has been on the rise.
One retailer in the heart of Colorado's Rocky Mountains has seen robust sales, though for products at either end of the spectrum. Implements meant to save ammo when training and Class III firearms have been the hot tickets.
There is no doubt the firearms market has been red hot the past couple years, especially for AR-style rifles. So what does the future hold for these popular firearms?
There is no doubt about it, concealed carry continues to grow nationwide. In fact, for a retailer in Idaho, the practice is one of the prime drivers of his store's business.
Typically, it's guns with a patina that grab high bids at auctions. But at one event this year, there was a much different genre of firearms that got people spending. Surprisingly, ARs and other contemporary firearms were the hot ticket.
Bass Pro Shop is one of the nation's largest outdoor retailers. And over the past couple of years it's seen a ton of new, first-time gun buyers make purchases.
For first-time female customers in Pittsburgh, one retailer has seen a big uptick in Smith & Wesson revolver sales.
It seems New England is no different than anywhere else in the country, at least for one retailer. Rimfire guns and ammo just keep flying off the shelves.