The 2015 new shotgun offerings range from expensively exquisite models to everyday workhorses. In addition, an increasing number of smoothbores have been downsized to accommodate smaller-statured or younger shooters. It’s a very interesting year, and there’s a good chance your customers will find a new gun they like.
Whether it’s rimfire plinkers, big-game hunting centerfires, tactical models, or 1,000-yard competition guns, retailers will see a staggering number of new rifle models at all price points. Some of these guns will be line extensions of popular and well-received products, while others are brand-new rifles designed to fill specific market niches. Either way, you and your customers will benefit.
Despite numerous advances in handgun design, John Browning’s 1911 remains one of the most popular handguns around—and this year sees some interesting new models on that platform. At the same time, a moonclip-fed 9mm Ruger LCP will surely garner a lot of attention, as will a new concealed-carry ACP from Taurus.