How to open your gun shop
Strength, courage and weapons is an integral part of a man’s life. It happened historically, but you can not argue with the history. A wide range of different types of weapons, the ability to go hunting in designated areas – all this attracts the male eye. And if you are also the owner of the gun shop, the regular guests will not only friends, but also those men for whom the weapon takes its place in the heart.
Opening your store requires preparation, and the chosen direction – also obtaining a license. How to open your gun shop, making a profit – talk about it below.
For a specific area of business, and weapons – a kind of specificity, you need to get a lot of permits, and most importantly – a license. Therefore, most often the owners of such a business are former police officers, the military, who have retained ties in certain circles, or businessmen with extensive experience and management experience. But this does not mean that other people, far from these professions, will not be subject to this niche.
Documentation for opening a gun shop
First of all, we obtain a license confirming the right to trade in arms, open to a legal entity. How to open a gun shop if a legal entity already exists? Carefully read the regulations, orders on the organization of accounting, storage or issuance of this type of weapons. So, it is necessary:
Application for registration of the store.
Ownership or lease agreement.
Constituent documents certified by a notary.
Conclusions issued by fire safety inspections, sanitary and epidemiological service, architects on the possibility of opening a new store in a particular building.
Permission issued by the bodies of private security ATS, compliance areas all established norms.
Copies of orders from the head of business about appointment of responsible persons of shop which will be directly connected with the range.
Choose the area for the store
There are a number of criteria for a room to be suitable for use as a gun shop. The most basic requirements are the strongest bars on the Windows, fire and security alarm systems with access to the relevant services, as well as the availability of all means of fire fighting. Do not forget about the generator of electricity, it will ensure the smooth operation of the surveillance camera and other electronics running on electricity during a power outage.
Special room settings to understand how to open a gun shop:
The area under the store is more than 100 m2.
The wall thickness along the perimeter, including ceilings and floors, is not less than 36 cm.
The ability to create a room for weapons.
In the room created for the storage of goods, there should be only one opening under the front door. This room is desirable to open and close only 2 times a day: opened before work, and closed together with the working shift. As far as possible, you can assign an armed guard. To make the possession of weapons in the Armory room to your taste: shelving or display cases, legislated requirements there.
Before you open a gun shop, an experienced businessman will calculate its benefits.
This type of activity requires initial capital. The absence of initial investments will nullify the entire business process. On average, to open a store you will need from 3 to 6 million rubles. If the initial capital in abundance, you can safely choose a large area of the room and exhibit weapons, according to its specifics. The buyer, passing in the necessary room, immediately will find everything you need to buy. High turnover will ensure a quick return on investment. On average, rent and repair of premises for the store takes about 1.5 million rubles. Another 500 thousand. you will have to pay for the occupancy of the store needed shelving, showcases, shelves. Do not forget about the salary of employees, it will be about 1 million per year. This amount may vary depending on the staff. Do not write off the unaccounted expenses in the process of setting up a business: taxes, weapons care, promotions and more. According to the statistics of the analysis of this business, the profitability is about 40%, the return of all investments in this business will happen after 2 years of the store.
What to sell in the store
The range in the store can be great and varied. How to open a gun shop for hunting enthusiasts? Maybe part of it is self-defence a person? Or the bulk of visitors – collectors? Include in the assortment safes for storage, means of care of the weapon, auxiliary goods: backpacks, clothes, tents and many other things.
Taking a niche in the direction of the arms business, we should not forget about security. Do not skimp on employees, teach them how to handle weapons, to act in different situations. Advertising moves to attract customers, too, has not been canceled. Having passed all the stages of registration, and staffed units, weapons store will quickly make a profit to its owner.