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Suffering from Success – Gun manufacturer Smith & Wesson is not able to keep up with new demand for their products.

The country has seen a massive spike in gun ownership and interest in becoming a gun owner, the summer of rioting America was subjected to, the increase in crime, failing support for law enforcement, and the Covid-19 pandemic are all the elements of this new firestorm. Gun manufacturers are struggling to keep up with this new demand and companies like Smith & Wesson are looking for solutions.

Smith & Wesson CFO Deana McPherson told investors that the company is “well below our target” in reference to inventory while on the company’s earnings call. While the company and its shareholders must be delighted that their guns are selling fast, others are not so happy.

Many long-time gun owners and collectors are struggling to find once common firearms in their local stores. Smith & Wesson is not alone in its lack of inventory, many companies are struggling to keep up with consumer demands. The issue of inventory has also been affected by the pandemic, some companies had to take a break from manufacturing as a result of the pandemic so inventory was already going to be short.

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Granos
Granos
9 days ago

Maybe we can buy some from the Taliban.

Eric T Washington
Eric T Washington
9 days ago
Reply to  Granos

Lol !!!!, They want gun control over here and leave the same guns they want banned here , to the real terrorist fully automatic weapons that can do more damage than the civilian models here!!! Go figure????? Where are all these gun advocates now?????

American_League
8 days ago

Over 600,000 M-16’s, and over 20,000,000 7.62 rounds of ammo.
Maybe it is just me, but I would rather see those arms and ammo in the hands of law abiding American Citizens, than terrorist who shout “Death to America!”, Especially when you consider the illegal traffic across our Southern Border with no vetting of friend or foe.

Stephen Weiss
9 days ago

Maybe we could import and buy some from the Taliban, they have $85 Billion of our firearms courtesy of Joe Biden

Bemused Berserker
Bemused Berserker
9 days ago

Add in a very vocal Anti-Gun Administration, that has no qualms about defecating on the 2nd Amendment, and the roots of the current Crises become crystal clear.
Prices for ammunition and firearms will continue to rise. The Election of 2024 will determine whether the shortage will continue.

Kevin
Kevin
9 days ago

I think this fake “pandemic” was planned well in advance to choke off production of many things in America, and those swine knew guns and ammo would be drastically affected.
Throw in some gun and ammo ban proposals, and there you have a “perfect storm” of shortages. Fortunately, I learned from past situations and am prepared this time.

Aint So
Aint So
8 days ago

The Irish guy was the best gun salesman ever. It is no wonder at all that his former VP, the hollowed out criminal geriatric interloper currently occupying our nation’s White House rent free is breaking even his records for firearm sales. His stupid agenda driven policies are designed only to exact his loathing for his fellow countrymen exceeds only that of his former boss.

American_League
8 days ago

Senility is a very hard on family members who have to deal with the issue every day. Now think of what the toll is for a family of 320,000,000 people. That is what we are dealing with in President Biden. Only he has much more influence on our lives than poor old senile grandad. For this man to be making decisions concerning our safety and welfare, and using his personal bias to make those decisions, is an Existential Threat to American lives and freedoms.

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