The Reload – Over 24.4 Million AR-15s, AK-47s in Civilian Hands

Via The Reload:

AR-15s are becoming even more popular.

More than 4.5 million ARs. AKs, and similar rifles were bought by American civilians since the last time their circulation was estimated, according to a new report. The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the gun industry’s trade group, found there are now at least 24,446,000 of the guns in civilian hands. It said 2.7 million were produced or imported in 2020 alone–the most for any year on record.

“This is a truly significant figure that demonstrates – again – the popularity of this commonly-owned style of rifle,” Joe Bartozzi, NSSF President, said in a statement. “The firearm industry responds to market demand and this shows that during the elevated period of firearm sales that began in 2020, this particular style of rifle is the top choice for law-abiding citizens for hunting, recreational shooting and self-defense.”

Read the rest of the article here...

Also, check our our feature on The Reload…

Did you find this article useful?

Let the author know with a 5 star rating!

Average rating 5 / 5. Vote count: 3

No votes so far! Your rating will help us continue to provide valuable and interesting content.

Since you found this post useful...

Follow us on social for first dibs on brand new content!

We are sorry that this post was not useful for you!

Let us improve this post!

Tell us how we can improve this post?

  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
Subscribe
Notify of

0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

If you want to be among the first to know when we release new content, your best bet is to sign up via email:

We’ll keep the emails to a minimum and we will never sell or give your information to a third party.

0
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x
()
x