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Here Are the 12 Best-Selling Firearms of 2016

Can you guess what firearms sold best in 2016? Give it a try (answers are below the picture).

Another year of gun sales has come to an end. Record highs in gun sales have increased in the past couple years, and last year was no exception. From revolvers and side-by-sides to semi-autos and bolt action rifles, this is the definitive list of best-selling firearms for 2016 according to Gun Genius.


Semi-Auto Handguns:

smith wesson m&p shield

Smith & Wesson M&P Shield


Taurus 85

Taurus 85


Semi-Auto Rifles:

cold le6920

Colt LE6920

Bolt Action:

ruger precision rifle

Ruger Precision Rifle

Lever Action:

Henry Repeating Arms Lever

Henry Repeating Arms Lever

Pump Action:

Henry Repeating Arms Pump

Henry Repeating Arms Pump

Single Shot:

thompson center pro hunter

Thompson Center Pro Hunter


Semi-Auto Shotgun:

Tristar Arms Raptor

TriStar Arms Raptor

Pump Action Shotgun:

Kel-Tec KSG

Kel-Tec KSG

Single Shot:

browning bt-99

Browning BT-99

Over-Under Shotgun:

browning citori 725

Browning Citori 725

Side by Side Shotgun:

Stoeger Coach Gun

Stoeger Coach Gun

With the threat of a Democratic administration for all of 2016, the sales, especially of handguns and semi-auto rifles, definitely helped shape this list. Now, however, with President Trump and a republican Congress, sales should continue to grow through the 2017 season.

"America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand." That was said by none other than the 33rd President of the United States, Harry S. Truman.

With that, although sales may have increased in previous years for political reasons, it's possible that courage and pride in our Second Amendment will continue to increase sales and push further for freedom and the right to bear arms.

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