TTAG’s reached out to some of this country’s largest firearms wholesalers and learned that the sales channel is dry. AR’s they ain’t got. And no wonder. IWI US’s VP of Sales & Marketing, Michael Kassner, tells TTAG that IWI’s sold thousands of Tavors over the weekend. Folks, that’s a $2k rifle. You can imagine how many low-end AR’s are finding new homes in the rush to tool-up against terrorism, further fueled by the assault media’s decision to come out of the gun confiscation closet, ahead of Hillary Clinton’s potential election. There’s a lag between wholesaler supply and what you see at your local gun store. That means . . .
you’ll still see guns on the shelves for the time being. But for how long?
According to Kassner “It’s already an enormous sales surge. If there’s another event like San Bernardino it’ll be off the charts . . . There’s no way the industry will be able to keep up.” When a wholesaler told Kassner “we can’t plan on that” the Israeli executive disagreed. “I told him this is the new reality. It’s a question of when, not if.” You have been warned.