Industry Research

Industry Reference Guide


Our most comprehensive report that encompasses the shooting sports industry in one, easy-to-reference resource, is now available. A timely and efficient source of information, it includes industry trends on hunting license sales, excise taxes, NICS, FFL dealers, manufacturing reports, economic data, demographics of shooting sports participants, equipment expenditures by segment, state-by-state participation and much more. Learn More.



NSSF will be hosting a research breakfast presentation during SHOT Show on Wednesday, January 22, 2020. If you would like to attend, please contact NSSF Director of Research and Market Development Jim Curcuruto.

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Consumer Segmentation Report

Our latest effort, again at the request of membership, has been to identify what the main types of gun owners are and develop profiles of each segment based on their wants and needs.

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Industry Research Reports

One benefit that NSSF members point to time and again is the vast array of and actionable intelligence garnered from NSSF Industry Research publications. From manufacturers to shooting ranges to NGOs, there is a tone of useful information across a wide variety of reports. See what member companies have to say about the value and insight provided by NSSF Industry Research reports.