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NSSF: 423 million and counting

Post by GunnyGene » Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:19 am

Ok, yeah it's an estimate. But we know there's more now than last year, and the estimates keep going up, so this is probably a reasonable swag. :)

Excerpt:
https://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/nssf- ... -climbing/

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®), the firearms industry trade association, released the 2017 Firearms Production Report to members. The report compiles the most up to date information based on data sourced from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ (ATF’s) Annual Firearms Manufacturing and Export Reports (AFMER). Key findings for public release showed:

The estimated total number of firearms in civilian possession from 1986-2018 is 422.9 million, according to data reported in the ATF’s Firearms Commerce Report in the United States 2019 report and including the preliminary 2018 Annual Firearms Manufacturing and Exportation Report (AFMER) figures.
17,740,000 Modern Sporting Rifles are in private ownership today.
More than half (54%) of all rifles produced in 2017 were modern sporting rifles.
In 2017, 7,901,218 total firearms were produced and imported. Of those, 4,411,923 were pistols and revolvers, 2,821,945 were rifles and 667,350 were shotguns.
An interim 2018 estimate showed a total 7,660,772 total firearms were produced and imported. Of those 4,277,971 were pistols and revolvers, 2,846,757 were rifles and 535,994 were shotguns. Those are interim reports and will be updated as complete information becomes available.
Firearms-ammunition manufacturing accounted for nearly 12,000 employees producing over $4.1 billion in goods shipped in 2017. An estimated 8.1 billion rounds, of all calibers and gauges, were produced in 2018 for the U.S. market.
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Re: NSSF: 423 million and counting

Post by TMB » Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:13 am

Wow! :o :)
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Re: NSSF: 423 million and counting

Post by Mags » Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:21 am

That's a lot.
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Re: NSSF: 423 million and counting

Post by GunnyGene » Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:28 am

TMB wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:13 am
Wow! :o :)
We could probably bump that firearms number up by many millions if we included everything between WWI and 1986, which would encompass 10's of millions of 1911's and other guns, even if we assume that only half of them are functional and still exist. :)
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Re: NSSF: 423 million and counting

Post by Mags » Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:31 am

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That makes since!
GunnyGene wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:28 am
TMB wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:13 am
Wow! :o :)
We could probably bump that firearms number up by many millions if we included everything between WWI and 1986, which would encompass 10's of millions of 1911's and other guns, even if we assume that only half of them are functional and still exist. :)
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Re: NSSF: 423 million and counting

Post by TMB » Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:37 am

Mags wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:31 am
That makes since!

Yes, after thinking about it, I suppose it does.
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Re: NSSF: 423 million and counting

Post by GunnyGene » Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:54 am

Mags wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:31 am
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That makes since!
GunnyGene wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:28 am
TMB wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:13 am
Wow! :o :)
We could probably bump that firearms number up by many millions if we included everything between WWI and 1986, which would encompass 10's of millions of 1911's and other guns, even if we assume that only half of them are functional and still exist. :)
I had a friend (deceased a few years ago) who had around 40 firearms of various descriptions, all but a half dozen or so he'd bought new in the 60's and 70's. And most are now in the possession of his kids and grandkids. I'm sure that millions of other older folks have done the same. I'll be doing that with my small collection. :)
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Re: NSSF: 423 million and counting

Post by tractortad » Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:03 pm

Thanks for posting this - more proof that we live in the greatest country on earth...
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Re: NSSF: 423 million and counting

Post by GunnyGene » Wed Dec 04, 2019 2:18 pm

tractortad wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:03 pm
Thanks for posting this - more proof that we live in the greatest country on earth...
If we can keep it, sir. ;)
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Re: NSSF: 423 million and counting

Post by runnin n gunnin » Wed Dec 04, 2019 7:09 pm

Mags wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:31 am
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That makes since!
GunnyGene wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:28 am
TMB wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:13 am
Wow! :o :)
We could probably bump that firearms number up by many millions if we included
everything between WWI
and 1986, which would encompass 10's of millions of 1911's and other guns, even if we assume that only half of them are functional and still exist. :)

Roger that Gunny, I have the 1911 my Grandfather carried in WWI then gave to my father to carry in WWII in a shadow box in my office. It is clean and good to go. I fired it before I put in in the shadow box, and you know there are thousands more in the same condition!
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