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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 offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

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 - Starting a New Business Chapter

The Shooting Ranges industry has low barriers to entry. Although ranges may be indoor or outdoor, new establishments can set up operations relatively easily. One barrier to entry is obtaining the necessary capital to purchase or rent land to set up a range. Additionally, new firms must be able to afford and acquire liability insurance.

Other barriers to entry include restrictive zoning laws, lengthy permit processes and a shortage of appropriate real estate. However, leasing operations provides a lower-cost alternative for entry. Additionally, successful industry establishments must be close to other entertainment facilities, but rent can be high due to strong commercial demand... 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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