Rex Gore — Black Wing Shooting Center, Delaware, Ohio.
The youth shooting market continues to grow at Black Wing Shooting Center, noted CEO Rex Gore, thanks to youth shooting camps held at the facility that run all summer, as well as more families becoming involved in shooting.
“As far as product, demand for youth-sized shotguns are focused on the few companies that manufacturer reduced-length guns,” Gore said. “The Remington 870s and 1100s, the Mossberg 500 and the Franchi AL all offer youth options. On the higher end, since Beretta has exited this market, we have done well with the Fabarms XLR/Syren shotgun, even though it is a $2,500-plus firearm.”
Youth rifle purchases are centered on the numerous Ruger 10/22 options. Ruger’s new American rifle in .22 LR and .22 Mag. sells well here, also.
“Shooting accessories focus mainly on clothing and gun cases/shooting bags,” he added. “We sell several of the manufacturers’ logoed cases and bags to go with their purchase. Logoed shooting vests, caps and t-shirts are very popular, also.”
Editor's Note: This brief originally appeared in the Fall 2015 issue of Gun Digest the Magazine.
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