Despite Media Claims of a "Trump Slump", 2017 May Break Last Year's Record-Setting Gun Sales

If the FBI’s gun background check data is any indication, and it is, we may actually knock last year’s gun sale total on its tukas.

According to the FBI, a total of 12,601,102 checks were run in the first six months of 2017. Last year saw a record 27,538,673 checks conducted and while we may only be on pace to break 25 million checks this year, according to industry representatives, current cut-rate deals and manufacturer incentives could spike sales.


Walther is offering a $100 Cash Back Mail-In Rebate for select purchases of new products between June 1, 2017 – September 15th, 2017. Smith & Wesson customers that purchase any new qualifying M&P Full-Size, Compact or M&P Shield pistol from July 1, 2017 to September 30, 2017 will be eligible to receive two (2) boxes of Hornady Critical Defense® ammunition, two (2) additional M&P magazines and a Caldwell® Mag Charger® Universal Pistol Loader, for a total MSRP value of $180. As part of H&K‘s Summer Magazinepalooza, anyone who purchases a new full-size VP or P30 pistol gets 4 free mags.

A recent Pew Research Center survey also found that nearly three-quarters of the country have fired a gun, and that number only continues to grow.

Michael Bazinet, with the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), says it’s no secret to why gun sales continue to soar.

“There has never been a better time to exercise your Second Amendment rights and be involved in the shooting sports, whatever your level of experience,” Bazinet told Bearing Arms. “The choice of firearms, ammunition, optics and other accessories, not to mention the ever increasing quality of the ranges and the variety of training available makes it an exciting time!”


What can you do to help spread the love of shooting sports? Bazinet has the answer:

“Get involved or become more active, take someone shooting, talk about your experiences, and share them on social media!”

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