U.S. Firearms Industry Today
The U.S. firearms industry has experienced its fair share of ups and downs over the past 20 years. Following a high-octane, record-breaking 2016, sales have cooled across most of the industry during the first half of 2017.
Clearly, most customers walking in the front door of a gun shop are there for the guns. But it doesn’t mean there isn’t a serious bit of business to be done on the edges of this market. Handguns, for example, need holsters, mounted lights, red dots, grips, night sights, self-defense ammo, extra magazines, cleaning supplies and suppressors — to name a few. These goodies give customers a chance to have a little fun with the guns they’ve just purchased, or already own.