Americans Buy Enough Black Friday Guns To Arm Marines

The FBI has revealed that there were 200,000 background check requests as people bought guns on Black Friday.

It was a new single-day record and that is two years straight where the gun buying public has bought enough firearms to arm the entire 180,000-strong Marine Corps.

That really is quite a lot of guns when you think about it…

FBI’s Figures Destroyed the Record Set in 2016

USA Today reported that the FBI fielded 203,086 requests during the 24 madness that is Black Friday, decimating the 2016 record of 185,713.

There were some serious savings on offer in stores and online but it’s still kind of mindboggling that 200,000 guns got sold in just one day.


If you missed the boat, Rainier Arms has a Cyber Monday sale still going. So get in quick!

Other Places to Buy Cheap Guns

We specialize in finding cheap rifles, cheap AR-15s and cheap handguns here at the USA Gun Shop.

That’s what we do, we price pick from a handpicked selection of partners. They’re the very best in the business, from Brownells and Rainier Arms through to Lucky Gunner and Crossbreed Holsters.

We find the best guns, the best deals on ammo and we try and present them in an entertaining way. Sometimes it works…

That’s all we’re interested in, so you should really have a look at these posts, which are our very best cheap guns posts, if you want to find a bargain firearm.

What Are the Best Cheap Guns Right Now?

You’ll always here the Taurus G2C’s name come up when it comes to cheap guns, together with the Ruger AR-556 that has been our best bargain AR-15 for about a year now.

Other solid options include the Savage Axis hunting rifle, Springfield Armory Defender 1911, the Smith & Wesson SVDE and a good few besides.

Everybody has a favorite cheap gun, so what’s yours?



  • Nick Hall

    Nick is a lifelong gun enthusiast who has a simple mission. He wants to find the best deals for guns online and help you make the best choices with weapons your life may depend on one day.Nick won a minor league shooting competition at the age of 11 and it all went from there. Now he runs one of the biggest firearms websites on the net and his work has featured in Playboy US, Tatler Asia, Forbes and a whole host of national magazines and websites.

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