The 10 Largest Gun Stores in the USA
Author: Christa Kowalczyk
Gun stores in the US provide a range of firearms to meet the
different needs of people - whether for safety or sporting
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
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
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
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
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