The Trump administration has designated the firearm industry, to include retailers, a part of the nation's critical infrastructure during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) has released its 2016 industry economic impact report, and the numbers are staggering: The total economic impact of the firearms and ammunition industry in the United States increased from $19.1 billion in 2008 to $49.3 billion in 2015, a 158 percent increase. Meanwhile, the total number of full-time jobs in the industry rose from approximately 166,000 to almost 288,000, a 73 percent spike.
6.5 Creedmoor remains one of the hottest cartridges in the hunting industry. Smith & Wesson recognized that, and will be offering a Performance Center M&P10 chambered in the cartridge in 2017.
Federal Premium's Trophy Copper line of ammunition has been a staple in the hunting industry since its introduction, so it came as no surprise when the company added a 6.5 Creedmoor offering to the stable earlier this year.