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Shooting Ranges in the US: Market Research Report

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Shooting Ranges Market Research Report | Consumer Goods & Services | Sports & Recreation | Jun 2015

Off target: Industry growth will slow as fears of stricter gun regulations subside

IBISWorld’s Shooting Ranges market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$1bn
Annual Growth 10-15
1.9%
Annual Growth 15-20
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Profit
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Employment
14,302
Businesses
2,172
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Over the past five years, the Shooting Ranges industry has rapidly recovered from the recession due to heightened enthusiasm for firearms fueled by fears of stricter gun control in the wake of several high-profile shootings. For example, gun and ammunition sales surged following tragedies in Aurora, CA, and Newton, CT, driving demand for shooting ranges from consumers who purchased firearms ahead of anticipated gun control measures. Such legislation never materialized at the federal level, however, and demand for industry services has begun to normalize, declining from its 2012 surge but nonetheless remaining high. Consequently, industry revenue will grow at a slower pace in the next five years.... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

Handgun and rifle shooting

The vast majority of people who come to shooting ranges do so to fire either a handgun or rifle. Handgun shooting alone accounts for 41.2% of industry revenue. Handguns are smaller and usually easier to handle than rifles. As a result, they are the most fired type of firearm at ranges, especially by novices. Moreover, handguns are less expensive to rent and own, making them more popular to use. Lastly, many shooting ranges (especially in urban areas or in regions with stricter gun control laws) only provide handgun shooting, thereby limited the other product categories. Rifle shooting is the second-largest industry service category, accounting for an estimated 37.0% of industry revenue... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Shooting Ranges Industry?

This industry provides indoor and outdoor targets for firing weapons, which may include handguns, shotguns, rifles and other arms. Handgun ranges typically have their own indoor stations, while rifles can be shot at disks and a variety of other targets.

Industry Products
Handgun shootingRifle shootingClay target shooting
 
Industry Activities
Providing target practice Providing shooting lessonsProviding gun rentalsProviding protective equipment rentals


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