Gun & Ammunition Stores in the US: Market Research Report

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Gun & Ammunition Stores Market Research Report | Consumer Goods & Services | Lifestyle Goods Stores | Jan 2015

Lock and load: Industry growth was bolstered by looming regulations, but will moderate going forward

IBISWorld’s Gun & Ammunition Stores market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

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Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Gun and Ammunition Stores industry has grown rapidly during the five years to 2015, driven by a number of national events that raised the possibility of more stringent gun regulations. In the aftermath of high-profile mass shootings such as the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, proposals to ban certain rapid-fire assault rifles and expand background checks encouraged gun enthusiasts to increase their purchases of industry products. Growth is expected to slow in the next five years as the threat of increased regulation subsides, but revenue will rise despite intense competition from department stores, sporting goods shops and other retailers of firearms and ammunition.... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

The geographic distribution of industry establishments is highly dependent on regulations governing each state, as well as cultural attitudes toward gun ownership. Industry revenue per capita is also much higher in rural areas where gun ownership is more common. Broader factors such as population distribution and disposable income levels also play a factor in revenue earned in each state or region. The geographic distribution of industry establishments has not shifted noticeably over the past five years; if anything, the industry has become more entrenched in regions where gun and ammunition sales have traditionally been high.


The industry is highly concentrated toward the Southeast, which accounts for about 29.7% of total industry revenue... purchase to read more


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What is the Gun & Ammunition Stores Industry?

This industry comprises establishments that specialize in retailing guns and ammunition. Industry establishments may also sell a range of equipment and accessories alongside their main product lines.

Industry Products
AmmunitionEquipment and accessoriesPistolsRevolversRiflesShotguns
Industry Activities
Retailing pistolsRetailing revolversRetailing riflesRetailing shotgunsRetailing ammunitionRetailing equipment and accessories

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