2023 firearm sales were on track to come in depressingly below 2022 sales. The number of June, July, August, and September NICS checks were 19.6%, 17.0%, 13.1%, and 8.2% lower respectively than 2022 checks for the same months. August 2023 checks were actually only 0.4% above 2019 levels, indicating that perhaps the pandemic-associated rise across the industry had truly come to an end. Ammunition that used to be impossible to find lined the shelves and MSRs were particularly slow to sell, some gun stores not even taking them as trade ins.
Celerant Technology, the leading provider of retail software for the firearms industry, and a preferred point of sale provider for NASGW, today announced a new direct integration with SCOPE CLX, a data sharing program that provides market analytics for the shooting sports industry. By enhancing its existing integration with SCOPE CLX, Celerant is now the first and only software provider to offer FFL dealers direct access to SCOPE CLX industry benchmark reporting without having to leave their retail software.