Bud’s Top 20

I received an email from Buds Gun Shop which listed their top-selling 20 guns for 2009. I thought it was an interesting list.

  1. Smith & Wesson SW9VE 9mm Stainless ($249 after $50 mail-in rebate)
  2. Sig Sauer 2022 9mm w/night sights ($493)
  3. Smith & Wesson SW40VE .40 S&W Stainless ($249 after $50 mail-in rebate)
  4. Glock 37 (.45 GAP) 4.5″ 10 round black frame ($379)
  5. Hi-Point .380 ACP two-tone 8 round ($139)
  6. Springfield XDm 9mm black ($566)
  7. Remington 870 Express, 12 gauge, 18″ blued, black-synthetic ($328)
  8. Double Star 15 CAR 16″ HBAR .223 ($649)
  9. Springfield XD .40 S&W 4″ w/ XD Gear ($462)
  10. Smith & Wesson M&P 9mm 17 round no mag safety ($535)
  11. Springfield XD 9mm 4″ XD Gear ($462)
  12. Beretta 92FS 9mm 15 round ($568)
  13. Springfield .40 S&W 3″ XD Gear ($462)
  14. Hi-Point .45 ACP 9 round ($159)
  15. Smith & Wesson 9mm M&P9 Pro Series 5″ barrel black stainless ($568)
  16. Walther P22 .22 LR 3.4″ black ($308)
  17. Springfield XD 9mm 3″ black XD Gear ($462)
  18. Interstate Arms Black Synthetic 12 gauge Defender with 18.5″ barrel ($185)
  19. Beretta PX4 Storm 9mm 13 round compact  ($535)
  20. Hi-Point 9mm 3.5″ 8 round poly ($169)

That’s what was listed in the email, taken more or less verbatim.

Some things that stood out to me:

  • People are buying handguns, not long guns.
  • Black is the new black. Or maybe a hint of stainless.
  • Inexpensive is popular.
  • Looking at the general make-up of what’s selling, it’s about self-defense. These firearms are not necessarily competition guns or hunting or other such things. People are evidently buying for self-defense. The two shotguns on the list certainly bear that out.
  • As well, many of the handguns are small, which leads me to believe they’re being purchased for concealed carry.
  • Plastic-framed guns are popular. I’m surprised only one Glock made the list, and then an obscure one at that.

Take from this what you will.

5 thoughts on “Bud’s Top 20

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  2. Yea #4 blows my mind. I don’t know anyone with a .45 GAP, and I don’t believe I’ve ever even seen one in a gun store. Where can you even buy ammo for that thing? Only on the internet?

    • I’ve seen .45 GAP ammo for sale before, I think at Cabela’s.

      Still, why it ended up being #4 seller was weird. My guess is Buds maybe got some clearinghouse shipment of them and sold them at low low prices to people that didn’t know any better. *shrug*

      And why it was the only Glock was really strange.

      Go fig.

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