Volume 22, Number 5 August 2014


What’s ahead? Quite a lot. The past few years have seen strong sales for many firearms retailers—so strong, in fact, that many retailers haven’t really had the time, nor the inclination, to think of what lies down the road. But the editors of SHOT Business have. The result is “Looking Ahead” (page 28), by contributing editor David Draper, a report that identifies six emerging trends in the shooting-sports business. All present interesting opportunities—as well as challenges—for independent retailers. Given that the surge in gun sales has brought many new shooters into our fold, it’s important to stress firearms security. But… [Read More]