I think buying firearms as an investment isn’t a bad idea. They all go up over time. Trying to predict what’s gonna be worth a bunch is a bit of a crapshoot. Buying a bunch of AR’s can go to hell in a hand basket real quick if they’re outlawed and nobody wants to buy them. Lever guns might turn into the next assault rifle for people under such policies, as they were 120 years ago, which means lever guns could get crazy expensive. Same thing could go with revolvers and semi autos. But with all that considered, gun companies will adapt to build/sell whatever they legally can, so you should count on that competition. It’s a bit of a zero sum/can’t win kinda game, with honestly really crappy returns. Investing into other vehicles such as mutual funds or dividends can be much more fruitful. I don’t know of a single firearm that I can buy right now that will be almost guaranteed worth 10% more next year, but if you can keep up with the average of the S&P500 you’re practically guaranteed to average better than 13% each and every year. Which isn’t hard to do. Being aggressive with things averages me a 20%+ return each year. 2020 I averaged a 34.36% return plus 4ish% dividends. The year before was 27% plus 4ish% dividends.