2020 sees record gun gross sales, five million new gun owners | SiouxlandProud | Sioux Metropolis, IA
JACKSON, Neb. (KCAU) – 2020 was a year like no other. From a pandemic to an election to civil unrest, these events have resulted in many first-time gun owners.
“I grew up knowing guns and respecting guns, but until this year I was never a gun owner,” said Janice Hill, a first-time gun owner.
Hill is one of the five million new gun owners in 2020 and, as a woman, accounts for 40 percent of all gun purchases.
“I want to be able to be a capable woman who knows exactly how to work a gun, when to use it, and how to use it,” said Hill.
An increase in gun sales will affect the number of people taking training at Rev-Tac Firearm Instruction.
“This year our classes used to be one or two women coming to a class and now more than half of the class were women who take personal defense into their own hands and excel at it,” said Tim Grover, owner by Rev-Tac.
According to the National Shooting Sports Foundation, the most common firearms purchased by first-time buyers in 2020 were a semi-automatic pistol, shotgun, and modern sporting rifle, but not everyone can get their hands on the firearm they want.
“As a dealer, it is difficult to get more weapons and ammunition. Right now the prices of available things are rising almost unknown and people will call and ask if we have some kind of weapon and it’s like no and we don’t know when we will get more of it. Said Grover.
While there is a lot of uncertainty as to when some firearms will hit shelves, Rev-Tac takes this time to focus on their training services.
“Central defense and force-on-force and trauma management and we teach a lot of technical medicine,” Grover said.
“Empower yourself to be responsible gun owners and empower yourself to be protected,” Hill said.
The next covert wearing class offered by Rev-Tac will be on December 12th. Click here if you want to register.