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Table 3 Number of classified gun models by category: Recreational, defense, and tactical—National Lawful Use of Guns Survey, 2019

From: The descriptive epidemiology of brand-specific gun ownership in the US: results from the 2019 National Lawful Use of Guns Survey

Type Number who own Percent who own Total number of guns owned Percent of all classified guns
Recreation 880 72.2 2362 54.5
Defense 730 59.9 1497 34.5
Tactical 257 21.1 478 11.0
Total 1218   4337 100
Combination of gun types possessed by a gun owner Number of gun owners in category Percent of gun owners in category
Recreational only 407 33.4
Defense only 262 21.5
Tactical only 33 2.7
Recreational and defense 292 24.0
Recreational and tactical 48 3.9
Defense and tactical 43 3.5
All three types 133 10.9
Total 1218 100
Final categorization of gun owners with identified models Number in category Percent in category
Recreational (owns recreational guns only) 407 33.4
Defense (owns a defense gun, but no tactical) 554 45.5
Tactical (owns a tactical gun) 257 21.1
Total 1218 100.0
Final categorization of all gun owners Number in category Percent in category
Recreational (owns recreational guns only) 407 19.5
Defense (owns a defense gun, but no tactical) 554 26.6
Tactical (owns a tactical gun) 257 12.3
No identified gun model 868 41.6
Total 2086 100.0