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 Products Chapter
Gun and ammunition stores retail a range of products. Most stores focus on the sale of guns and ammunition, with ancillary equipment and accessories stocked as well.
Long guns are firearms with longer barrels and are designed to be fired while braced against the shoulder. Long guns account for an estimated 30.0% of industry revenue, with rifles being the biggest product category within the segment. Shotguns, which come in a range of sizes and account for about 8.0% of total industry revenue, are used primarily for hunting and are most appropriate for birds or other small game. Shotguns are also used for skeet, trap and clay target shooting... purchase to read more