Thanks to liberalized concealed carry laws, handgun sales have ones again outpaced sales of long guns. Anecdotally, Smith & Wesson tells TTAG they’re back-ordered on just about every handgun they make. Ruger, whose sales volume continues to trump Smith’s, have a HUGE hit in the shape of their LC9, threatening to put the LCP craze to shame. The brands mentioned are the category leaders. Nikon owns optics, while Leupold is the King of accessories. In short, in general, the firearms industry continues to be hale and hearty. If you’re looking for selection, quality and price when buying a new gun—and who isn’t?—these are the good old days.