As evidenced by the new duty pistol from Ruger, firearms innovations and advancements continue in the law enforcement arena. But for 2016, the real news for cops is new optics. The devices utilized to help law enforcement better see the bad guys continue to improve, and many have become more mission-specific. Law enforcement officers benefit because they are more appropriately equipped to serve and protect. Retailers benefit as well, both from the higher profit margin and the up-sell that can accompany a firearms transaction.
One of the most onerous chores facing shooting-sports businesses involves managing inventories. As a firearms retailer, you obviously must keep scrupulous Acquisition/Disposition records to comply with ATF regulations, but you also need to account for your overall store inventory.