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 Locations Chapter
The Shooting Ranges industry is highly fragmented. The establishment, employment and revenue distribution is typically highly correlated with the US population. Additionally, there are several types of shooting ranges that cater to different classes of firearms and meet various needs; therefore, they are located in different areas. Indoor facilities are usually in urban areas while outdoor ranges are typically located in less-populated areas. Indoor facilities can be relatively small and outdoor ranges can cover many acres.
A major determinant of shooting range location is gun legislation, which varies state by state... purchase to read more