The Online Gun and Ammunition Sales industry has experienced steady revenue growth in response to greater per capita disposable income and the gradual growth in the number of game hunters. It has also benefitted inadvertently from sudden spikes in consumer firearm purchases immediately following acts of terror or mass shooter events. These events, which receive substantial media attention and often prompt public calls for additional firearms legislation, are routinely met with large increases in the number of federal background checks reported prior to sales of firearms via the Federal Bureau of Investigation's National Instant Check System. The industry's recent rapid growth is expected to slow over the next five years. Economic conditions are anticipated to continue improving during this period and expanded per capita disposable income is anticipated to enable more consumers to purchase higher-priced firearms and ammunition. Lastly, the election of President Donald Trump is anticipated to shift the federal stance on gun regulation, which will minimize the likelihood of sudden national spikes in firearm sales that often occur following calls for firearm regulation.
This industry comprises establishments that specialize in retailing guns and ammunition online. Industry establishments may also sell a range of accessories and apparel in addition to their main product lines. This industry excludes private arms sales and other sales by unlicensed dealers.
This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.