Is gun demand slowing?

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

CNBC (via. SaysUncle) reports that it may be, although this analysis does not appeal to be based on hard sales data.

Shares of the nation’s major firearms makers fell Monday on analyst concerns that the postelection surge in hand gun sales may be coming to an end.

Both Sturm Ruger & Co. Inc. and Smith & Wesson Holding Corp. declined following an article in the business publication Barron’s, which suggested that the companies could see slowing consumer demand for their firearms.

The news dragged stocks lower, but it wasn’t completely unexpected, said Cai von Rumohr, an analyst with Cowen and Co.

Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson

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  • K.D. K.D. on Jun 28, 2009

    Was in the local Gander Mtn. and they had stocks of .223 and 7.62 out their rear. The prices were a little high, but then Gander is a little more expensive than anyone else.

  • Nick Nick on Jul 02, 2009

    Saving up to buy a Kimber. A better investment than the Stock market now!