“We’re starting to see the ‘seasoned’ gun owners come back because they know they need to get back on the range and sharpen their skills and reacclimate themselves,” he said. “The first-time buyers are still out there, what we’re seeing is they’re now coming in for training, which is good — we certainly need to get more of them in because there are a lot of them out there who purchased a gun in the past year.”

Phillips noted the proportion of first-time buyers to regular customers has changed significantly in recent weeks, as well.

“It’s gone from 80 or 90% purchases being done by first-time gun owners to closer to 50-50 now,” he added. “There’s still a lot of diversity in who’s coming in to buy, as well as in our classes — which is what we want to see.”