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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 | Feb 2014

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

IBISWorld’s Gun & Ammunition Stores market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$3bn
Annual Growth 09-14
10.6%
Annual Growth 14-19
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Profit
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Employment
30,198
Businesses
7,410
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 - Starting a New Business Chapter

Licensing

The biggest barriers potential new entrants need to cross are federal and state licensing requirements. Federal law stipulates that only licensed dealers may engage in the business of dealing in firearms. Once licensed, a federally licensed firearms dealer (FFL) may purchase unlimited quantities of firearms through the mail, at wholesale prices, without being subject to background checks or waiting periods. Additionally, 16 states and the District of Columbia require firearms dealers to obtain a license, with additional states requiring dealers to conduct background checks, retain records of sales, or report sales to law enforcement... 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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