Gun Stores are caught in another rough patch but unlike when the gun grabbers bring down the hammer the problem they have now is not exactly a bad one to have.
In 2020 we saw a massive surge in the number of people buying guns. Civil unrest, the pandemic, and an economic slump pushed many to their local gun store to pick up a firearm for the first time.
In 2021 this trend continued and while 2021 was not as big a year for gun sales as 2020 was, it got awfully close. Many of the same things that pushed people to go out and buy guns in 2020 remained in 2021.
Now in 2022 that demand for buying guns remains at an all-time high but gun stores are struggling to keep up as a result of issues with the supply chain. The biggest commodity being hit by the supply chain issues is ammo, many reloading rooms in the back of gun stores are closed because primers are so hard to get a hold of. If you are a heavy consumer of ammunition then you can probably expect to see empty shelves at some point in the next few weeks.
With this increase in firearm sales we have also seen an increase in the sales of training programs and a renewed interest in concealed carry permits. The Durango Herald recently interviewed one local gun store that offers training programs, and the owners said that the programs have been completely booked out despite them not putting any great effort into advertising these programs. The Durango Herald reports:
Rouanzoin, a former staff sergeant in the U.S. Army, attributed the spike in gun sales to political unrest and fear of violence.
“It sucks that violence drives the firearms industry, but that’s what pushes our training company,” he said. “So more and more people are getting trained.
“I just see all the riots and all the stuff that happened when they were burning all the cities in the past year and people are buying more and more guns,” he said.
Despite the lack of promotion on the Colorado Gunfighter website, Rouanzoin said his firearm-training simulator is “getting booked out like crazy.”