Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Guns and Ammunition Stores 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. The industry is dominated by small players; the largest retailers of industry products include large sporting goods stores such as Bass Pro Shop, Dick's Sporting Goods and Walmart. Demand for industry establishments is driven by economy-wide trends in unemployment, crime rates, perceptions of safety and perceptions of a potential change in gun laws.... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter
The Gun and Ammunition Stores industry is highly fragmented and characterized by a large number of small players. Many industry operators are family owned or independently operated and cater to a market niche of local consumers. Sporting goods stores and department stores are not included within this industry as they do not specialize in retailing guns and ammunition, however, the national sporting goods chains do have a large impact on the industry, as they provide significant competition and restrict the ability of specialty gun and ammunition stores to expand beyond more than a few stores.
In 2014, the industry's top four players are expected to generate less than 5.0% of total market share... purchase to read more