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

Over the past five years, the Shooting Ranges industry has rapidly recovered 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, which has driven demand for shooting ranges from consumers who purchased firearms ahead of anticipated gun control measures. However, such legislation never materialized at the federal level, 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 over the next five years...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Forecast Growth 16-21
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Renewed enthusiasm for firearms led consumers to visit more shooting ranges
  • The industry has contended with competition from alternate forms of leisure and sports activities
  • Although demand has fallen from its 2012 surge, firearm enthusiasm remains relatively high
  • Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

    Handgun and rifle shootingThe 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. Due...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Shooting Ranges Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Shooting Ranges Industry are

  • Easy access for clients
  • Provision of appropriate facilities
  • Business expertise of operators
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as External competition and Per capita disposable income in the Shooting Ranges industry impact industry performance..

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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 shooting
  • Rifle shooting
  • Clay target shooting
  • Industry Activities
  • Providing target practice
  • Providing shooting lessons
  • Providing gun rentals
  • Providing protective equipment rentals
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • External competition
  • Per capita disposable income
  • Regulation
  • Time spent on leisure and sports

  • Current Performance
  • Changing consumer preferences
  • Profit and other trends
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Normalized demand
  • Other trends
  • Table: Shooting Ranges Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Shooting Ranges Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Athletic & Sporting Goods Manufacturing
  • Guns & Ammunition Manufacturing
  • Sporting Goods Stores

  • Products & Services
  • Handgun shooting
  • Rifle shooting
  • Clay target shooting
  • Chart: Shooting Ranges Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Recreational users
  • Hunters
  • Professional users
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Shooting Ranges Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitWagesPurchases and depreciationRent, marketing and other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Shooting Ranges

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Shooting Ranges Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Shooting Ranges Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Shooting Ranges Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • Per Capita Disposable Income (2007-2021)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Decibel (Db)
  • A unit used to express relative difference in power or intensity.
  • Shooting Gallery
  • A room or booth set up with targets used for recreational and instructional shooting activities.
  • Shooting Range
  • An outdoor area equipped with targets used for recreational and instructional shooting activities.
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