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Sales blow the roof off Black Friday get this one got an ammo storage -- this -- sales skyrocket for us from our regular Friday.
From an average of 20000 dollars 70000 dollars what -- -- -- -- -- He's the director of operations and development whispering guns and ammo in -- here tells all about it.
Patrick welcome back to the show that you so much for coming nine.
You know -- -- fantastic Friday but you're not alone I mean -- that's are really overwhelming.
When you look at the background checks of the FBI they said they fielded.
Calls a 20% increase.
From last year's Black Friday which was an all time record last year.
What is it about Black Friday I mean if it.
Is it spending Thanksgiving with your family that makes you wanna go out and -- -- god I mean what is it about Black Friday -- -- people the distorted by gotten.
I think it's a mix of things really.
You know Black Friday coincides pretty well right now with the reelection of President Obama.
So that's on a lot of folks in the gun industry's mind you know you get into the normal holiday season on top of the discounts available.
But I -- honestly say that.
One of the largest factors involved is a presidential election.
Why have things quiet that I mean does it make people feel violent how -- and on kidding I mean is -- -- I don't.
You feel they are like you're setting rates are gonna be taken away assume you need to get -- -- you can't do this let's think even that's really happen.
You mentioned during the second presidential debate that he would have interest in re instituting the Clinton narrows the ban on assault weapons and high capacity magazines.
You know concerns people in the industry little bit and so that was a lot of what we saw sold on Black Friday.
But a year ago.
You know according the FBI and and they're feeling his background check calls -- it was they also set a record on Black Friday so it's not like it was unique to this year -- a year ago they were anticipating the election.
So -- -- -- at the beginning of I'm I'm obviously you know I live in New York City.
I'm ignorant about these things is at the beginning of hunting season I mean is there something else you could say or is it just a great Christmas -- No you know honestly I think a year ago people weren't as concerned with a second term reelection.
There is a lot of concern right now there's a lot going around.
About there's no third term coming out so anything that's going to happen is going to happen now yeah and I can only attributed to that -- there's really there's there's no other way.
And -- in our stores specifically last year we didn't do nearly what we did this year we double what we did last year this year.
Yeah so while it was a terrific year last year it's even more so this what's best seller what what's really flying off the shelves at a speaking your start.
Well I've brought with me today an example of an -- fifteen type.
Weapon and Merkel has an optic and it has a suppressor on at least class three items likes oppressors.
-- -- some of our biggest sellers in the store right now along with -- -- -- there's a lot of people coming out buying ammunition by the case.
It and what I weapon like that show -- gotta get a weapon like what do you use what you need that for.
Well this is a sporting -- What you for a lot of different league -- shooting.
Sport shooting at the range you know as -- high capacity magazine.
People -- using it a lot for competition.
Yeah it and what yeah now they'll have.
And actually now -- -- the hunting -- there -- more and more people using these modern sporting rifles for hunting.
Well Merry Christmas I'm not sure that's gonna be under my tree but it looks fine thanks so much for coming on the show it really appreciate looks a lot more fun -- those mushrooms they were growing coffee grounds in the last segments.
I don't know but anyway.
Congratulations on your Black Friday sales and thanks coming on the show.
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