Although there is no official count on record, it is estimated that at least 300 million guns are owned by United States civilians. In the year 2012, the FBI performed more than 19 million National Instant Criminal Background Checks (NICS) performed for those attempting to purchase a firearm. More currently, the number of NICS checks, which are considered the barometer of U. S. gun sales, showed a total of 2.33 million were performed in January and February 2015. This was 4% higher than the level achieved during the same time period in 2014, and were 7% above the total number of NICS checks during the first two month of 2012.
Buying a firearm can be a complicated process. It’s not like buying a new computer or even a video surveillance system for your home. It’s a purchase that is made with a lot of forethought, and that purchase deserves a lot of guidance and personal attention from knowledgeable staff members at a gun store in Denver like Green Mountain Guns. We will spend the time necessary with you whether you are a first time buyer or an experienced shooter. Our goal is to match your needs with the right firearm the first time.
Guns are purchased for many reasons. The first step in preparing to buy a gun is to determine how you intend to use it be it protection, hunting, collection, or just for going to a shooting range for sport. All of these are legitimate reasons to buy a gun. Unfortunately, there are those who have less honorable intentions when buying a gun, and Colorado laws have put forth a strong effort towards limiting the amount of guns that wind up in the wrong hands
Generally, people like to have a gun that feels good in their hands, and that they can count on its ability to fire when necessary. Smaller guns are convenient for those with conceal and carry licenses, but added weight can add stability and assure greater accuracy. At Green Mountain Guns, we have many styles to choose from and can work with a wide range of budgets. We’ve been in business in the Denver area for more than 30 years. We sell both guns and ammunition that comply with Colorado laws, and have a wide selection of both new and used guns to choose from.
Perhaps the most important thing about owning a gun is knowing how to use and store it safely. Our gun store in Denver doesn’t just put a newly purchased gun in a bag and send customers on their way. Gun safety courses are taught on a regular basis to help assure that the gun owning experience is as satisfying as possible.