It seems that every month a new record is set for the number of gun purchases. For gun sellers, it’s the most wonderful time of the year or so it seems. Yet the avalanche of guns being sold is only part of the cornucopia raining down on the nation’s firearms dealers. Guns generally require a number of support items in order for them to be useful and to keep functioning properly over a long period of time.
Even as firearms sales boom, so too do sales of many important categories of accessories. It’s rather like buying a new car. Yes, a new car is nice, but you also end up ordering a lot of options to make your purchase suit your own personal needs. The same factors apply towards gun purchases. Listed below are some of the best-selling and most important gun accessories.
Ammo and Reloading Supplies
Although it might be a bit of a stretch to call them accessories, ammunition and reloading supplies are a major component of the current gold rush for guns. It can be a little challenging to find the ammo right now, but stay diligent and you will find the calibers you are looking for.
Modern firearms also tend to be magazine-loaded weapons. This means that extra magazines are a very attractive add-on purchase for most buyers. Even if a gun comes with an additional magazine, one is never enough. This is particularly true since there is such a wide variety of magazines apart from the ones supplied by the manufacturer.
Gun Cleaning Kit
Of course with all that ammunition and those new magazines, a certain amount of target shooting is taking place. This puts a new gun cleaning kit high up on the list of accessories. This is practically imperative for new gun owners, although even veteran gun owners are not immune to the lures of a really comprehensive new kit.
Functional holsters are a very popular option for new handgun buyers. Rifle buyers often tend to pick up a new carrying case to protect their new investment. For buyers of military-style arms, these can really make life easier since it allows the gun owner to haul around a large quantity of mags and accessories as well as the actual weapon all in one load.
For those who do invest in a new rifle case, slings are also a popular thing to pick up. Not only do they make it easier to carry a gun around, particularly when on the hunt, but they also provide a great degree of extra stability which enables the shooter to be far more accurate than firing freehand.
Speaking of accuracy, there are all manner of optics available which can really let the shooter zoom in on his target. Almost everybody dreams of having a nice collection of rifle scopes, night vision, and spotting scopes in order to round out their ensemble and make life easier.
The big boy toys don’t end there. Magazine loaders, neat gunsmithing tool kits, and bipods are all highly popular items that enhance the fun of the shooting sports.