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 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 2015, the industry's top four players are expected to generate less than 5.0% of total market share... purchase to read more