Gun stores in the US provide a range of firearms to meet the different needs of people – whether for safety or sporting purposes.
The first largest gun store is Wal-Mart, Stores, Inc. It is a chain of huge department stores. According to 2008 Fortune Global 500, it is the world’s largest public corporation by revenue with revenue of 378.80 billion dollars in 2007. It is the nation’s largest grocery retailer, toy seller and even gun and firearms seller. For more than 40 years, it offered all types of sporting goods including ammunitions. Because they are the largest gun store, they are committed to responsible gun selling and strengthen rules in gun sales including video storage of gun purchases and monitor guns sold and purpose of purchase. They continue to promote guns for sporting and hunting purposes and not as assault weapons.
Second is Kmart, another chain of department stores in the US. In 2005, it merged with Sears. It is the third largest discount store after Wal-Mart and Target. Its headquarters is located in Troy, Michigan. It sells hunting and sporting guns and ammunitions but not handguns.
Third is the Sports Authority, which is USA’s largest retailer of full line, sporting goods. It has more than 400 stores. Its total sales reached 2.44 billion dollars in 2005. Its headquarters is located in Englewood, Colorado.
Fourth, is the Gart store, which has over 70 years of sporting goods retailing in the US. It started in 1924 when Nathan Garth sold fishing rods for $50. It opened its first superstore in Denver, Colorado in 1971. In 1998, Gart Sports merged with Sportsmart. Several years after, it finally sold its label to Sports Authority after experiencing revenue losses.
Fifth, is the Big 5 Sporting Goods, which is another sporting goods retailer with headquarters in El Segundo, California. It has 366 stores in 11 states and is led by Steve Miller as Chairman, CEO. In 2004, it reached total sales of 769.9 million dollars.
Sixth is the Airsoft Atlanta store, which was founded by passionate airsoft players and started in summer of 2000. A year after that it opened its first walk-in store focused on airsoft USA avid fans. As of date, the company occupies a 11,500 square ft store and warehouse selling the largest collection of airsoft guns, parts, accessories and tactical gears used all over the world. In support of environmental protection, they offer 100% biodegradable BBs in their ammunitions, exercise recycling of cardboard waste, used styrofoam and batteries, and partially use wind power as electric source. Products are of high quality yet sold at low prices. They offer good customer and shipping services.
Seventh, is the Hyatt Gun Shop. It started business in 1959 and considers itself as a true gun store, which offers wide range of guns, ammunition and direct gun accessories. Awarded with a federal firearms license, they offer over 3000 stocks of firearms.
Located in Charlotte, North Carolina it abides by responsible selling procedures. It adheres to strict rules of gun selling like requiring identification cards, permits and background checking from its potential clients. New and used gun auctions are held and clients are requested to bid on the products properly. They offer a no retraction, no trade policy in auctions. They do not export and don’t ship any firearm products overseas; however they ship and export non firearm accessories overseas. New guns are provided with warranty.
Eighth, is the Compasecco Inc., is North America’s largest supplier of air guns, pellet guns, air pistols, BB guns, air scopes, and air rifles from the world’s leading manufacturers like Tech Force, CZ, Crossman, Walther, Air Guns, Avanti, Air Force, Anics, Colt, Air Arms, Gamo, Beeman, RWS, Air Soft, Crosman, Daisy, Benjamin Sheridan, Smith & Wesson, Beretta, Remington, Logun, Sam Yang, Winchester, Sumatra, Marksman, and Umarex. It features gun reviews on its website http://Compasecco.com to help potential clients decide on which product to buy. It also contains an online catalog on the latest discounts, combo deals and new products, which can also be ordered on line.
Ninth store is the AcuSport Corp, nation’s leading distributor of outdoor and shooting products. One of the largest gun catalogers, it is located in Bellefontaine, Ohio and led by William Fraim, CEO. In 1992 mail order sales went up to 75 million dollars.
Gunrunner Fine Firearms and Auction Co. is tenth on the list. It is located in Burton, Ohio. It offers more than 700 guns of all types. It specializes in Winchester levers, Belgium Brownings, German Weatherbys, Colt Single Actions, fine double guns, Military weapons, etc. as well as scores of good hunting guns/collectibles. It is owned and operated by Scott Weber, a shooter and hunter for more than 20 years. The shop is also into auctions, as a matter of fact had 25 successful auctions from high grade double guns to military weapons.