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 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