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Top 2015 Hunting and Shooting Brands

Southwick Associates, a market research and economics firm specializing in the hunting, shooting, sportfishing, and outdoor recreation markets, recently announced its HunterSurvey.com and ShooterSurvey.com results for the most frequently purchased hunting and shooting product brands in 2015.

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Hunter Numbers Steady While U.S. Population Grows

This past November, I reported on the number of hunting licenses sold by state and what percentage of each state’s residents purchased licenses. Texas is the leader in license sales with just over 1 million licenses sold each year, and Pennsylvania isn’t far behind at approximately 950,000 licenses sold annually.

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Women and Firearms: Perceptions and Assumptions

In previous blog posts about women’s influence on the firearms industry, I’ve identified details about this fast-growing demographic and their purchasing habits. Now, finally, let’s take a look at women’s perceptions about the guns themselves, as well as assumptions (many of which are incorrect) made by firearms manufacturers and retailers.

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Women and Firearms: Studying Purchasing Behavior

My previous blog post in this series on women’s influence on the firearms industry provided details about this demographic. Now, in this third installment revealing information from the study, Women Gun Owners: Purchasing, Perceptions and Participation, commissioned by the NSSF and released to the membership in January, 2015, I will break down the information on women’s firearms purchasing behavior.

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Who are the Women Gun Buyers?

In my blog post introducing this series, I asked the question that anyone in this business should be asking: How does the fast-growing segment of women gun buyers impact the firearms industry? The study, Women Gun Owners: Purchasing, Perceptions and Participation, commissioned by the NSSF and released to the membership in January 2015, takes a closer look. In this post, I’ll provide a snapshot of the study’s participants.

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The Impact of Women on the Firearms Industry

If your business is even remotely tied to firearms, you already know that women make up one of the fastest growing segments, if not THE fastest-growing segment, of new gun owners in the U.S. Women and guns – it’s not just a headline, it’s a real phenomenon. What is the impact on your business?

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