A lot of gun folks don’t know or haven’t been told that there are outdoor, gun or gun-related companies that you can publicly trade in the open market. This is just another one of the ways that you can support the companies you like, while also making back some money at the same time.
Please read to the end where I show you how to get a free stock (though, probably not a gun stock).
I’d like to say right now that nothing I say here should be taken as financial advice. You should know that the stock market is risky and there is a chance you lose some money if you don’t know what you’re doing.
So which gun companies can you buy stock in?
- American Outdoor Brands
- Sportsman’s Warehouse
- Smith & Wesson
- Vista Outdoors
American Outdoor Brands
American Outdoor Brands is a spinoff of S&W after they decided to split the gun manufacturer from the other brands. This actually turned out to be a good idea.
If you trade AOB, you take part in companies like Wheeler, Crimson Trace, Caldwell, Laserlyte, and many, many more.
Olin is listed as a chemical manufacturer in the trading apps, but please know that it goes more in depth than that. Olin is Winchester Ammunition.
Sportsman’s Warehouse a retailer who is one of those companies that is continually expanding. One just opened up near me after acquiring a different outdoor store.
Ruger needs no introduction and is one of the biggest firearms manufacturers in the world.
Smith and Wesson also needs no introduction as another one of the biggest gun manufacturers in the world.
Vista Outdoors is one of those companies whom you may not have heard of, but certainly deal with on daily basis if you shoot guns or carry one. The own companies like
- Remington Ammunition
I could go on, but you get the picture.
How do you buy stock in them:
Knowing which companies you want to buy stock in is half of the battle. The other half of the battle is actually figuring out how to buy.
I use a broker called Webull. Webull is a free app and website that allows you to trade, commission free, any stocks you like. As an added bonus, when you sign up here you get a free stock or two.
I do want to say that you shouldn’t just support the outdoor companies that I show here, but any other companies that you like.
For example, I like to support the ones listed, but want to up my chances on a return so I also invest in others, like mining exploration and automotive. For example, I recently did pretty well trading Ford.
The broker I use is a commission free broker that I use every day to watch my stocks, make trades as necessary, and do it all for free after you deposit your money. When you sign up you get two free stocks.
Well, you get one when you sign up and another when you deposit money into your account. The whole process is very simple.
They don’t allow you to choose which free stocks you get, but the free stock I got when I signed up a few months ago increased in price from 3.52, until the time I cashed out at over 8 dollars.
I’ve been using them for a while and they haven’t done anything wrong by me, unlike the Robinhood people who locked people out of their accounts a while back.
You can totally trade gun and gun related companies. There aren’t a ton of them, but you can also trade other companies as well.
I urge you to learn how to trade so you know when to get in and back out again, but that goes way outside of the scope of this article.