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Gun and ammunition sales forecast to rise 20%

  • Sales for gun and ammunition companies is forecast to rise 20% to $14.7B this year, according to research firm IBISWorld.
  • Earlier today, a major deal in the industry was fired off when Alliant Techsystems paid $985M to buy Bushnell.
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Comments (3)
  • The prices for ammo, if you can get it, is rising rapidly. All the latest catalogs show their ammo but say "call for prices" because they can't predict the price prior to publication of their catalogs.
    I've switched to reloading, but even the equipment is getting harder and more expensive to buy.


    5 Sep 2013, 02:46 PM Reply Like
  • Most of the online discount suppliers of shooting supplies show "Out of Stock" - or "backorder not accepted" - in most JHP and premium defensive rounds.
    5 Sep 2013, 03:37 PM Reply Like
  • The Department of Homeland Security is buying up billions of rounds to keep them off the market, defacto gun control, but one wonders what will those rounds be used for?
    5 Sep 2013, 05:28 PM Reply Like
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