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    AR-15 is king per Cabelas sales data...

    It’s no secret that gun sales across the country have skyrocketed over the last eight years.

    In 2013, U.S. arms manufacturers produced 10.8 million firearms, up from 5.4 million in 2010, according to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. Before 2008, there were never more than 4.4 million firearms produced domestically for commercial sales in a single year.

    The numbers are staggering.

    According to information released from Cabela’s, it is obvious the lion’s share of sales can be attributed to the runaway popularity of AR-15 rifles, most often referred to as assault or tactical style rifles.

    Cabela’s, a major player in the retail national gun market, claims that reliable sources estimate there are now somewhere in the neighborhood of 500 manufacturers of AR-15s today, when less than 30 existed in 2000. That alone proves the combined power of marketing and buyer demand.

    Of course, some of this was exacerbated by the 10-year federal assault weapons ban that expired in 2004. The threat of further gun control measures has also fueled massive spikes in both AR-15 sales and prices in recent years.

    Perhaps the fire sale has lost its spark. According to Cabela’s, the market has slowed considerably in recent months and AR-15s are now plentiful and in price ranges that fit every budget.

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      What is with the picture of the rifle in that article?

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        Redneck carry

      Curious to know what AR manufacturer is leading the way with civilian sales. ..


        I love the AR platform, but not the way we now have to have it in this lousy State. Give me a lever action any day until we get our rights back.

        The spur grips suck, Thordson stocks suck-- especially for a .50 Beowulf, fixed mags suck, this state sucks.
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        - Thomas Jefferson

        "Americans have the right and advantage of being armed, unlike the people of other countries, whose leaders are afraid to trust them with arms."
        - James Madison