The Two Charts That Matter From Smith And Wesson's December Investor Presentation

Tyler Durden's picture

Presented without commentary.



National Shooting Sports Foundation, Published December 3, 2012 –

NOVEMBER NSSF-ADJUSTED NICS CHECKS UP 38.5%... Powered by the largest single day ever for background checks on Black Friday, November 2012 is now the record holder for the most background checks conducted in a single month. The November 2012 NSSF-adjusted National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) figure of 1,525,177 is an increase of 38.5 percent over the NSSF-adjusted NICS figure of 1,101,076 in November 2011. For comparison, the unadjusted November 2012 NICS figure of 1,997,703 reflects a 30.8 percent increase from the unadjusted NICS figure of 1,527,454 in Nov. 2011. This marks the 30th straight month that NSSF-adjusted NICS figures have increased when compared to the same period the previous year. The number reported for November 2012 eclipsed the previous high in December 2011 by 8.1 percent.”

Source: SWHC December Investor Presentation

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cristo's picture

On the weekend i bought 2 AR stripped lowers ,10 30rnds mags for the AR's  and 10 32rnds hi-cap mags for my glock17 ,

zorba THE GREEK's picture

You are preparing for something?

cristo's picture

yes i'm preparing for Obama's new executive order

DanDaley's picture

I figure it will be here within the week...I'd bet an FRN on it.

tsx500's picture

I'll bet Xmas eve or New Years eve ... any takers ?

A Nanny Moose's picture

Based on NDAA, I will take New Years FTW.

unrulian's picture

I hope after that you bought a shitty boat

conspicio's picture

And don't forget the revenue chart from a ways back...

Although both of these are good, a better measure is ammo, of which there isn't a good chart I could find quickly. With DHS buying hundreds of millions of rounds for training, consumers buying ammo like it is a gold hedge (yes, ammo, depending on type, outperformed most stock indices for the last 10 years) in similar quantities, and the rest of legit law enforcement pouring through it like water, something has to go in those 300M guns and it is explosive gold.

So Tyler(s): GET US AN AMMO CHART...ahem, please.

stant's picture

yeah i would like to see lake city, federal , winchester , remington and pmc. please

Oldwood's picture

Yes, the world would be so much more civilized if we expressed our hostilities with clubs and large knives rather than guns, much as they do in many areas of Africa today.

apu123's picture

I bought myself a giant bottle of Jack Daniels, silver and some 7.62 ammo for Christmas.  I did lose the silver and ammo in an unfortunate boating accident, like the rest of you guys.

imbrbing's picture

You should have stayed away from the jack before you got on the boat :)

ZeroAvatar's picture

I like a few good belts o' Jack when I'm out in the woods w/my chainsaw.


I got knee scars to prove it!

Telemakhos's picture

The manufacturer sales chart for 1982-2011 is pretty, but it's also nominal dollar values not adjusted for inflation.  That makes it hard to gauge demand by that chart; with inflation, there would still be a rise (especially in 08-09, with the fear of a new assault weapons ban) but not nearly as pronounced.  A chart of units sold might be more informative.

steelrules's picture

S&W, I have this one coming, 500 were made for the US market and 250 for the international market, 1 of 250 that should be worth somthing one day.

lasvegaspersona's picture


I have a strict rule...every gun must be fired. I refuse to waste part of the Brady fee on a collectable. 

Another rule: the Brady fee must be amortized, never buy just one gun.

Rule 3, never keep your promise to never buy another gun just because 'I have enough already'.

Final rule: you know you won't follow them so quit with the silly rules.

steelrules's picture

Trust me it won't be a safe queen, I have 1000 rounds on the shelf ready to feed it.

imbrbing's picture

Some people have more rounds than that sitting in magazines ;-P

steelrules's picture

No doubt, but still good for a Canuck don't ya think?

otto skorzeny's picture

your nanny state won't even let you kids buy air rifles. and yes-multiple 75 round drum mags are alot of mouths to feed


steelrules's picture

Almost air guns only, but I'm licenced up the yin yang by the Feds so yes we can have firearms.

It's funny I was just thinking today, if and when the great leader brings in the semi-auto ban down there I will have better guns than my southern cousins.

TacticalZen's picture

Agreed.  You can purchase up to four (4) weapons on each form 4473.  Just helping amortize expenses.


ZeroAvatar's picture

Oblowme should provide us with Mossberg 500's.  It's a basic human right, like telephones.



e_goldstein's picture

Ooh, the Obama pump...

not just a sex-act against the sheeple anymore.

ZeroAvatar's picture

Yeah, the O&B 2012 Gauge:  Shootin' up the economy with blank rounds.  Scattergun approach, still can't hit the broad-side of a barn.

Monedas's picture

Mossberg pumped .... bankers dumped !       Adam Lanza's dad now will not have to pay $24K in monthly alimony !  Free at last !