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Adjusted FBI background checks up 18.4% in October, says Benchmark Co.

Benchmark Co. notes the FBI reported Friday adjusted firearms background checks were up 18.4% for October with background checks done for handguns up 24.8% year-over-year. The firm says handguns represent 60% and 68% of total sales for Smith & Wesson (SWHC) and Sturm, Ruger (RGR), respectively.