Smith & Wesson Sales up 48% From Q4 2011

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Smith & Wesson Sales up 48% From Q4 2011

Post by Pilsung » Thu Dec 06, 2012 9:50 pm

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Gun sales soaring. Must be that darned Mayan Calender.

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Re: Smith & Wesson Sales up 48% From Q4 2011

Post by thechin » Sat Dec 08, 2012 2:27 pm

Can't wait until late Jan when everyone's going to be trying to sell their stuff because aliens didn't invade. Got my sights on a used HK.
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Re: Smith & Wesson Sales up 48% From Q4 2011

Post by Pilsung » Sat Dec 08, 2012 5:09 pm

That's my hope too. When all the dire predictions for Dec 21st and "gun grabber" prognostications fail to materialize, I'm hoping to pick up some decent deals.

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Re: Smith & Wesson Sales up 48% From Q4 2011

Post by ultra magnus » Mon Dec 10, 2012 8:37 am

I think this has more to do with the Shield and Avengers, than Mayans.

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Re: Smith & Wesson Sales up 48% From Q4 2011

Post by Phoenix David » Mon Dec 10, 2012 10:42 am

ultra magnus wrote:I think this has more to do with the Shield and Avengers, than Mayans.
Correct and besides everyone knows Mayans were GLock fanboys
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Re: Smith & Wesson Sales up 48% From Q4 2011

Post by Mikeyboy » Mon Dec 10, 2012 11:16 am

ultra magnus wrote:I think this has more to do with the Shield and Avengers, than Mayans.
Its funny, no gun store in my area has one the shelves for people to even look at. One store I go at least has the blue "holster mold" to fondle. I can't believe how many people have bought/pre-ordered that gun, sight unseen.

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Re: Smith & Wesson Sales up 48% From Q4 2011

Post by JTNieman » Mon Dec 10, 2012 11:21 am

Mikeyboy wrote:
ultra magnus wrote:I think this has more to do with the Shield and Avengers, than Mayans.
Its funny, no gun store in my area has one the shelves for people to even look at. One store I go at least has the blue "holster mold" to fondle. I can't believe how many people have bought/pre-ordered that gun, sight unseen.
Even the blue gun is hard to find for the Shield, so some holster makers are saying.

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Re: Smith & Wesson Sales up 48% From Q4 2011

Post by RickOShea » Mon Dec 10, 2012 11:26 am

Didn't Ruger have to suspend taking new orders for the second quarter of this year, because of they were inundated with orders last January and February.....


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Sturm Ruger said it's resumed normal acceptance of orders from distributors, and business is good.

"Demand for our products is very strong, and the current backlog remains significantly above year-ago levels," the company said in announcing it will again accept new orders. "Our production and shipments in the first quarter of 2012 increased more than 50% from the first quarter of 2011 and remain very strong."

The maker of pistols, revolvers, rifles and shotguns, mainly for the sport hunting market, was supply-constrained in first quarter. The good news is orders have been rising. On March 21, it said it had received an overwhelming 1.2 million orders during the quarter, more guns than it made in all of 2011.
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Re: Smith & Wesson Sales up 48% From Q4 2011

Post by JTNieman » Mon Dec 10, 2012 11:29 am

RickOShea wrote:Didn't Ruger have to suspend taking new orders for the second quarter of this year, because of they were inundated with orders last January and February.....
They were not taking new orders on 10/22s, they announced, early this spring, if memory serves me. It caused many people I know to immediately purchase many 10/22s they could find, in hopes of being able to sell them for profit when the shortage arose. I'm still seeing 10/22s everywhere I go, so... no clue how that is panning out.

If Ruger mentions any 'shortage' in production or inability to manufacture as many as demanded, I am chalking it up to a marketing ploy.

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Re: Smith & Wesson Sales up 48% From Q4 2011

Post by RickOShea » Mon Dec 10, 2012 11:37 am

JTNieman wrote:
RickOShea wrote:Didn't Ruger have to suspend taking new orders for the second quarter of this year, because of they were inundated with orders last January and February.....
They were not taking new orders on 10/22s, they announced, early this spring, if memory serves me. It caused many people I know to immediately purchase many 10/22s they could find, in hopes of being able to sell them for profit when the shortage arose. I'm still seeing 10/22s everywhere I go, so... no clue how that is panning out.

If Ruger mentions any 'shortage' in production or inability to manufacture as many as demanded, I am chalking it up to a marketing ploy.
On March 21, it said it had received an overwhelming 1.2 million orders during the quarter, more guns than it made in all of 2011.

Since Sturm, Ruger is a publicly traded company, wouldn't a false inflation of orders numbers get it into some sort of trouble with the SEC?
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Re: Smith & Wesson Sales up 48% From Q4 2011

Post by JTNieman » Mon Dec 10, 2012 11:41 am

RickOShea wrote:
JTNieman wrote:
RickOShea wrote:Didn't Ruger have to suspend taking new orders for the second quarter of this year, because of they were inundated with orders last January and February.....
They were not taking new orders on 10/22s, they announced, early this spring, if memory serves me. It caused many people I know to immediately purchase many 10/22s they could find, in hopes of being able to sell them for profit when the shortage arose. I'm still seeing 10/22s everywhere I go, so... no clue how that is panning out.

If Ruger mentions any 'shortage' in production or inability to manufacture as many as demanded, I am chalking it up to a marketing ploy.
On March 21, it said it had received an overwhelming 1.2 million orders during the quarter, more guns than it made in all of 2011.
For guns in general or what? Did that say they were stopping receipt of orders or...

Link, so I don't have to trust the italicized text is some sort of authority? :P

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Re: Smith & Wesson Sales up 48% From Q4 2011

Post by RickOShea » Mon Dec 10, 2012 11:47 am

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Re: Smith & Wesson Sales up 48% From Q4 2011

Post by JTNieman » Mon Dec 10, 2012 11:52 am

ah, they've since resumed, ok, that makes sense.

I still find it funny that they made all this news declaration but yet I never saw a shortage of them on the shelves around here, and the "collectors" aka "price gougers" apparently never got to see their money returned. Seemed much ado for an apparent nothing.

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Re: Smith & Wesson Sales up 48% From Q4 2011

Post by RickOShea » Mon Dec 10, 2012 12:31 pm

JTNieman wrote:I still find it funny that they made all this news declaration but yet I never saw a shortage of them on the shelves around here, and the "collectors" aka "price gougers" apparently never got to see their money returned. Seemed much ado for an apparent nothing.
As long as they can manage to keep up with demand, then good on 'em. But I can only imagine that this....
On March 21, it said it had received an overwhelming 1.2 million orders during the quarter, more guns than it made in all of 2011.
....made more than a couple of the office-heads in Southport explode.
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Re: Smith & Wesson Sales up 48% From Q4 2011

Post by thechin » Mon Dec 10, 2012 2:51 pm

High point pistol sales seem to not have changed at all. Wonder why that is? 8-)
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Re: Smith & Wesson Sales up 48% From Q4 2011

Post by Doctorr Fabulous » Mon Dec 10, 2012 3:43 pm

thechin wrote:High point pistol sales seem to not have changed at all. Wonder why that is? 8-)
Actually the "Hipoint guy" at the show this weekend has been selling more. He also has been moving HP carbines like the devil, whereas Sub2ks are sitting on their displayes priced at $500+ (.40S&W) with nothing more than the occasional "OH IS THAT A- oh, fuck, a .40, nevermind."
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