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Small Arms Market by Product [Pistol, Rifle-Carbine (Assault, Sniper, etc), and Machine Gun], Firing System (Gas, Recoil, Manual), Mechanism (Auto, Semi-auto, Select-Fire, Manual), Category, Caliber, Application, Geography, Training & Simulation Forecast & Analysis (2014–2020)

By: marketsandmarkets.com
Publishing Date: January 2015
Report Code: AS 2884

 

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The small arms market research report includes the detailed study of the small arms in the defense, commercial, and homeland security sectors. This report provides a detailed analysis, during the next six years. It discusses about the industry, market, and technology trends that are currently prevailing in this market. The market report analysis categorizes the global small arms market on the basis of product, firing systems, mechanism, caliber, application, category, regional, and country analysis. The small market over the next few years is expected to exhibit a robust growth of 4.17% from 2014 to 2020. The small arms market is valued at $4,147.50 million in 2014 and is expected to show a robust growth, reaching $5,299.61 million in 2020, thereby registering a CAGR of 4.17% by 2020.

The study describes the market dynamics with a detailed regional and country wise analysis of the small arms technologies and applications. The technological advancements in improving the small arms functionality, weight, and size are projected to drive the market, in the upcoming years. The U.S. accounts for major market share of the small arms market, in 2014. The U.S., the U.K., Israel, Brazil, France, Belgium, Italy, and Russia are some regions contributing to the manufacture of small arms.

Countries such as China and India in the Asia-Pacific region are proving to be the emerging markets. The report gives insights into regional and technological trends and also provides the market share analyses for major countries. It includes a detailed study of leading companies with respect to their financial analysis, products and services, and key developments; in order to provide an in-depth competitor analysis.

Primary interviews have been conducted with major industry experts to get insights about this industry. The company analysis of key players includes companies such as Strum, Ruger & Co., Inc. (U.S.), Alliant Techsystems, Inc. (U.S.), Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation (U.S.), Freedom Group (U.S.), and Colt Manufacturing Company, LLC (U.S.), among others.

Key Takeaways

  • The small arms market is expected to show a strong growth during the study period, with the increase in demand for small arms in the civil and commercial sector
  • The market has been segmented based on products namely pistols, rifles & carbines, and machine guns; based on firing systems namely gas operated, recoil operated, & manual operated; based on mechanism namely automatic, semi-automatic, select fire, & manual; applications such as defense, commercial, & homeland security: based on category such as lethal & non-lethal; based on geography  
  • With the use of small arms for self-defense, sport shooting, hunting, climate & pollution monitoring, border security operations, and military, the demand for small arms is expected to drive this market
  • The demand for small arms is expected to be triggered by the rising cold wars, territorial disputes and political conflicts
  • Licensing and regulatory policies and procedural issue for owning and exporting & importing small arms, can be some of the challenges for this market
  • The non-lethal small arms market will be driven by the innovative technological advancements

Table of Contents 
 
1 Introduction (Page No. - 16)

    1.1 Objectives of The Study
    1.2 Markets Covered
    1.3 Stakeholders
    1.4 Market Scope

2 Research Methodology (Page No. - 20)
    2.1 Description of The Small Arms Market Demand Side Analysis
            2.1.1 Cold Wars, Territorial Disputes, And Political Conflicts
            2.1.2 Small Arms Trafficking
    2.2 Market Size Estimation
    2.3 Market Breakdown
    2.4 Market Share Estimation
            2.4.1 Key Data Taken From Secondary Sources
            2.4.2 Key Data From Primary Sources
                    2.4.2.1 Key Industry Insights
    2.5 Assumptions

3 Executive Summary (Page No. - 29)

4 Premium Insights (Page No. - 32)
    4.1 Attractive Market Opportunities in The Small Arms Market
    4.2 Small Arms Market Growth, By Application
    4.3 Small Arms Market Share & Growth Analysis, By Region
    4.4 Region-Wise Analysis: Small Arms Market, By Type
    4.5 Small Arms Market Analysis, By Product
    4.6 Small Arms Market Analysis, By Mechanism
    4.7 Small Arms Market Analysis, By Firing System
    4.8 Small Arms Market: Lifecycle Analysis, By Region

5 Market Overview (Page No. - 36)
    5.1 Introduction
    5.2 Market Segmentation
            5.2.1 By Product
            5.2.2 By Mechanism
            5.2.3 By Firing System
            5.2.4 By Caliber
            5.2.5 By Category
            5.2.6 By Application
            5.2.7 Training & Simulation Market
            5.2.8 By Region
    5.3 Market Dynamics
            5.3.1 Drivers
                    5.3.1.1 Cold-Wars, Territorial Disputes, And Political Conflicts
                    5.3.1.2 Militarization of The Police Force
                    5.3.1.3 Increasing Use of Small Arms For Self-Defense
                    5.3.1.4 Reducing Prices of Small Arms
                    5.3.1.5 Rise In Gun Culture
                    5.3.1.6 Increase in The Military Spending of Developing Nations
                    5.3.1.7 Rise in Cross Border Trade And Trafficking of Small Arms
            5.3.2 Restraints
                    5.3.2.1 U.S. Small Arms Treaty
                    5.3.2.2 Stricter Licensing Procedure
            5.3.3 Opportunities
                    5.3.3.1 Standardization of Weapons
                    5.3.3.2 Need For Domestic Small Arms in The Developing Nations
                    5.3.3.3 Enhanced Use of Sporting And Hunting Arms in  APAC Region
                    5.3.3.4 Use of Metal Injection Molding(Mim) Technology For Small Arms Production
            5.3.4 Challenges
                    5.3.4.1 Import-Export of Small Arms
                    5.3.4.2 Regulatory Policies & Procedural issues
            5.3.5 Burning issues
                    5.3.5.1 Ban On Russian Kalashnikov Rifles
                    5.3.5.2 Introduction of Binary Coded Gun Barrels

6 Industry Trends (Page No. - 52)
    6.1 Introduction
    6.2 Supply-Chain Analysis
            6.2.1 Key Influencers
    6.3 Value-Chain Analysis
    6.4 Industry Trends
    6.5 Environmental Threat And Opportunity Profile (Etop) Analysis
    6.6 Strategic Benchmarking
            6.6.1 Technology Integration & Product Enhancement

7 Technology Trends (Page No. - 58)
    7.1 Corner Shot Assault Rifles
    7.2 3D Printed Gun
    7.3 Light Weight Small Arms
    7.4 Smart Guns

8 Small Arms Market, By Category & Caliber (Page No. - 61)
    8.1 Introduction
    8.2 Small Arms Market, By Category
            8.2.1 Lethal Small Arms
            8.2.2 Non-Lethal Small Arms
    8.3 Lethal Small Arms Market, By Caliber

9 Small Arms Market, By Product (Page No. - 67)
    9.1 Introduction
    9.2 Pistols
            9.2.1 Top Manufacturers of Pistols in The Small Arms Market
            9.2.2 Full-Size Pistols
            9.2.3 Compact Pistols
            9.2.4 Sub-Compact Pistols
    9.3 Rifles & Carbines
            9.3.1 Top U.S.Manufacturers of Rifles in Small Arms Market
            9.3.2 Bolt-Action Rifle
            9.3.3 Assault Rifle
            9.3.4 Sniper Rifles
    9.4 Machine Guns
            9.4.1 Light Machine Guns
            9.4.2 Sub-Machine Guns

10 Small Arms Market, By Mechanism (Page No. - 80)
    10.1 Introduction
    10.2 Manual Mechanism
    10.3 Automatic Mechanism
    10.4 Semi-Automatic
    10.5 Select Fire

11 Small Arms Market, By Firing System (Page No. - 85)
    11.1 Introduction
    11.2 Gas-Operated
    11.3 Recoil/Blowback Operated
    11.4 Manually Operated

12 Small Arms Market, By Application (Page No. - 90)
    12.1 Introduction
    12.2 Defense Application
    12.3 Homeland Security Application
    12.4 Civil Application

13 Small Arms Training & Simulation Market (Page No. - 97)
    13.1 Introduction
    13.2 Small Arms Simulation & Training
    13.3 Small Arms Simulation & Training Market, By Application
    13.4 Small Armstraining & Simulation Market,By System
            13.4.1 Deployable Configuration
            13.4.2 Military Trainer Configuration
            13.4.3 Small Unit Configuration

14 Small Arms Market, By Region (Page No. - 103)
    14.1 Introduction
    14.2 North America
            14.2.1 U.S.
            14.2.2 Canada
    14.3 Europe
    14.4 Europe Small Arms Market, By Product
            14.4.1 The U.K.
            14.4.2 France
            14.4.3 Germany
            14.4.4 Russia
            14.4.5 Italy
            14.4.6 Belgium
    14.5 Asia-Pacific
            14.5.1 China
            14.5.2 Japan
            14.5.3 India
            14.5.4 South Korea
    14.6 The Middle East
            14.6.1 UAE
            14.6.2 israel
            14.6.3 Turkey
    14.7 Latin America
            14.7.1 Brazil
            14.7.2 Argentina
            14.7.3 Mexico
    14.8 Africa
            14.8.1 South Africa
            14.8.2 Kenya
            14.8.3 Egypt

15 Competitive Landscape (Page No. - 143)
    15.1 Introduction
    15.2 Market Share Analysis of Small Arms Market
    15.3 Competitive Situation And Trends
            15.3.1 Apart From Partnerships, Agreements, Collaborations, And Joint Ventures, Companies Started Expanding Their Business in All Possible Geographies. New Product Launches
            15.3.2 Contracts
            15.3.3 Agreements, Partnerships, Acquisitions, Collaborations And Joint Ventures
            15.3.4 Contracts
            15.3.5 Business Expansions

16 Company Profiles (Overview, Financials, Products & Services, Strategy, And Developments)* (Page No. - 153)
      16.1 Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc.
      16.2 Alliant Techsystems, Inc.
      16.3 Smith & Wesson Holding Corp.
      16.4 General Dynamics Corporation
      16.5 Colt Manufacturing Company, Llc
      16.6 Glock Ges.M.B.H
      16.7 Heckler & Koch Gmbh
      16.8 Indian Ordnance Factories
      16.9 Arsenal Jsco.
      16.10 Fabbrica D’armi Pietro Beretta S.P.A
      16.11 Freedom Group, Inc.
      16.12 Forjas Tauruss S.A.
      16.13 Herstal S.A.
      16.14 israel Weapon Industries (Iwi) Ltd.
      16.15 Zakłady Mechaniczne Tarnów S.A.
*Details On Overview, Financials, Product & Services, Strategy, And Developments Might Not Be Captured in Case of Unlisted Companies. 

17 Appendix (Page No. - 185)
      17.1 Discussion Guide
      17.2 Introducing Rt: Real Time Market Intelligence
      17.3 Available Customizations
      17.4 Related Reports
 
 
List of Tables (104 Tables)  

Table 1 Comparison of Region-Wise Average Selling Prices of Ak-47
Table 2 The Small Arms Market is Driven By The Reducing Prices of Prices of Small Arms
Table 3 Stricter Licensing Procedure Will Pose To Be A Major Restraint For The Small Arms Market
Table 4 Enhanced Use of Sporting And Hunting Arms in The  APAC Region is An Opportunity For The Small Arms Market
Table 5 The Regulatory Policies & Licensing Procedure of Small Arms For Civilian Possession is The Major Challenge
Table 6 Use of Small Arms For Self Defense is A Leading Trend in The Small Arms Market Worldwide
Table 7 Etop Analysis: Small Arms Market
Table 8 Corner Shot System Manufacturers
Table 9 Small Arms Market Size, By Category, 2012–2020 ($Million)
Table 10 Non-Lethal Small Arms Market Size, By Product, 2012-2020 ($Million)
Table 11 Lethal Small Arms Market Size, By Caliber, 2012-2020 ($Million)
Table 12 Small Arms Market Size, By Product, 2012–2020 ($Million)
Table 13 Pistols Market Size, By Type, 2012–2020 ($Million)
Table 14 Rifles & Carbines Market Size, By Type, 2012-2020, ($Million)
Table 15 Machine Guns Market Size, By Type, 2012-2020, ($Million)
Table 16 Small Arms Market Size, By Mechanism, 2012–2020 ($Million)
Table 17 Manual Small Arms Market Size, By Product, 2012–2020 ($Million)
Table 18 Automatic Small Arms Market Size, By Product, 2014-2020 ($Million)
Table 19 Semi-Automatic Small Arms Market Size, By Product, 2014-2020 ($Million) 
Table 20 Select Fire Small Arms Market Size, By Product, 2014-2020 ($Million)
Table 21 Small Arms Market Size, By Firing System, 2012–2020 ($Million)
Table 22 Gas-Operated Small Arms Market Size, By Product, 2014-2020 ($Million)
Table 23 Recoil/Blowback-Operated Small Arms Market Size, By Product,   2014-2020 ($Million) 
Table 24 Manually Operated Small Arms Market Size, By Product,   2012–2020 ($Million) 
Table 25 Small Arms Market Size, By Application, 2012-2020 ($Million)
Table 26 Small Arms Market Size, By Defense Application, 2012–2020 ($Million)
Table 27 Small Arms Market Size, By Homeland Security Application,   2012–2020 ($Million) 
Table 28 Small Arms Market Size, By Civil Application, 2012–2020 ($Million)
Table 29 Small Arms Training & Simulation Market Size, By Application,   2012-2020 ($Million) 
Table 30 Small Arms Training & Simulation Market Size, By System Configuration, 2012-2020 ($Million)
Table 31 Small Arms Market Size, By Region, 2012-2020 ($Million)
Table 32 North America Small Arms Market Size, By Country, 2012-2020 ($Million) 
Table 33 North America Small Arms Market Size, By Product, 2012-2020 ($Million) 
Table 34 North America Small Arms Market Size, By Application, 2012-2020 ($Million) 
Table 35 The U.S.: Market Landscape, 2013
Table 36 U.S. Small Arms Market Size, By Product, 2012-2020 ($Million)
Table 37 U.S. Small Arms Market Size, By Application, 2012-2020 ($Million)
Table 38 Canada: Market Landscape, 2013
Table 39 Canada Small Arms Market Size, By Product, 2012-2020 ($Million)
Table 40 Canada Small Arms Market Size, By Application, 2012-2020 ($Million)
Table 41 Europe: Small Arms Market Size, By Country, 2012–2020 ($Million)
Table 42 Europe: Small Arms Market Size, By Application, 2012–2020 ($Million)
Table 43 Europe: Small Arms Market Size, By Product, 2012–2020 ($Million)
Table 44 The U.K.: Market Landscape, 2013
Table 45 U.K.: Small Arms Market Size, By Application, 2012–2020 ($Million)
Table 46 The U.K.: Small Arms Market Size, By Product, 2012–2020 ($Million)
Table 47 France: Market Landscape, 2013
Table 48 France: Small Arms Market Size, By Application, 2012–2020 ($Million)
Table 49 France: Small Arms Market Size, By Product, 2012–2020 ($Million)
Table 50 Germany: Market Landscape, 2013
Table 51 Germany: Small Arms Market Size, By Application, 2012–2020 ($Million)
Table 52 Germany: Small Arms Market Size, By Product, 2012–2020 ($Million)
Table 53 Russia: Market Landscape, 2013
Table 54 Russia: Small Arms Market Size, By Application, 2012–2020 ($Million)
Table 55 Russia: Small Arms Market Size, By Product, 2012–2020 ($Million)
Table 56 Italy: Market Landscape,2013
Table 57 Italy: Small Arms Market Size, By Application, 2012–2020 ($Million)
Table 58 Italy: Small Arms Market Size, By Product, 2012–2020 ($Million)
Table 59 Belgium: Market Landscape, 2013
Table 60 Belgium: Small Arms Market Size, By Application, 2012–2020 ($Million)
Table 61 Belgium: Small Arms Market Size, By Product, 2012–2020 ($Million)
Table 62 Asia-Pacific Small Arms Market, By Country, 2012-2020 ($Million)
Table 63 Asia-Pacific Small Arms Market, By Product, 2012-2020 ($Million)
Table 64 Asia-Pacific Small Arms Market, By Application, 2012-2020 ($Million)
Table 65 China: Market Landscape, 2013
Table 66 China Small Arms Market, By Product, 2012-2020 ($Million)
Table 67 China Small Arms Market, By Application, 2012-2020 ($Million)
Table 68 Japan: Market Landscape, 2013
Table 69 Japan Small Arms Market, By Product, 2012-2020 ($Million)
Table 70 Japan Small Arms Market, By Application, 2012-2020 ($Million)
Table 71 India Small Arms Market, By Product, 2012-2020 ($Million)
Table 72 India Small Arms Market, By Application, 2012-2020 ($Million)
Table 73 South Korea Small Arms Market, By Product, 2012-2020 ($Million)
Table 74 South Korea Small Arms Market, By Application, 2012-2020 ($Million)
Table 75 The Middle East Small Arms Market Size, By Country, 2012-2020 ($Million) 
Table 76 The Middle East Small Arms Market Size, By Product, 2012-2020 ($Million) 
Table 77 The Middle East Small Arms Market Size, By Application, 2012-2020 ($Million) 
Table 78 UAE Small Arms Market Size, By Product, 2012-2020 ($Million)
Table 79 UAE Small Arms Market Size, By Application, 2012-2020 ($Million)
Table 80 israel Small Arms Market Size, By Product, 2012-2020 ($Million)
Table 81 israel Small Arms Market Size, By Application, 2012-2020 ($Million)
Table 82 Turkey Small Arms Market Size, By Product, 2012-2020 ($Million)
Table 83 Turkey Small Arms Market Size, By Application, 2012-2020 ($Million)
Table 84 Latin America Small Arms Market, By Country, 2012-2020 ($Million)
Table 85 Latin America Small Arms Market, By Product, 2012-2020 ($Million)
Table 86 Latin America Small Arms Market, By Application, 2012-2020 ($Million)
Table 87 Brazil Small Arms Market, By Product, 2012-2020 ($Million)
Table 88 Brazil Small Arms Market, By Application, 2012-2020 ($Million)
Table 89 Argentina Small Arms Market, By Product, 2012-2020 ($Million)
Table 90 Argentina Small Arms Market, By Application, 2012-2020 ($Million)
Table 91 Mexico Small Arms Market, By Product, 2012-2020 ($Million)
Table 92 Mexico Small Arms Market, By Application, 2012-2020 ($Million)
Table 93 Africa: Small Arms Market Size, By Product, 2012-2020 ($Million)
Table 94 Africa: Small Arms Market Size, By Application, 2012-2020 ($Million)
Table 95 South Africa: Small Arms Market Size, By Product, 2012-2020 ($Million)
Table 96 South Africa: Small Arms Market Size, By Application, 2012-2020 ($Million)
Table 97 Kenya: Small Arms Market Size, By Product, 2012-2020 ($Million)
Table 98 Kenya: Small Arms Market Size, By Application, 2012-2020 ($Million)
Table 99 Egypt: Small Arms Market Size, By Product, 2012-2020 ($Million)
Table 100 Egypt: Small Arms Market Size, By Application, 2012-2020 ($Million)
Table 101 New Product Launches, 2011-2014
Table 102 Contracts, 2011-2014
Table 103 Agreements, Partnerships, Acquisitions, Collaborations, Joint Ventures, Awards, And Business Modernization, 2011–2014
Table 104 Business Expansions, 2011-2014 
  
List of Figures (87 Figures)  
 
Figure 1 Small Arms Market Segmentation, By Product
Figure 2 Global Small Arms Market: Research Design
Figure 3 Number of Conflicts, By Intensity Across Various Regions, 2013
Figure 4 Regional Illicit Small Arms Trading
Figure 5 Market Size Estimation Methodology: Bottom-Up Approach
Figure 6 Market Size Estimation Methodology: Top-Down Approach
Figure 7 Break Down of Primary Interviews: By Company Type, Designation, & Region
Figure 8 North American Region Held The Largest Share in The Small Arms Market in 2014
Figure 9 Sniper Rifles & Assault Rifles To Lead The Small Arms Market From 2014–2020
Figure 10 Small Arms Market Snapshot (2014 V/S 2020): Sport Shooting Application To Witness The Highest Growth
Figure 11 The Emerging Markets To offer Lucrative Opportunities in The Small Arms Market The Coming Years
Figure 12 Defense Application is Estimated To Account For The Largest Share in The Small Arms Market, in 2014
Figure 13 India & China Expected To Have The Highest Cagr From 2014 To 2020
Figure 14 Europe Estimated To Hold Highest Share in The Small Arms Market in 2014, Especially in The Rifles & Carbines Segment
Figure 15 Sniper Rifle is Estimated To Dominate The Rifles & Carbines Market In 2014 34
Figure 16 One Third of The Small Arms Market is Estimate To Be Held By Select Fire Mechanism, in 2014
Figure 17 2/3rd of The Small Arms Market is Estimate To Be Held By Gas-Operated Firing System, 2014
Figure 18 APAC And The Middle East To Be Emerging Regions in The Growth Phase By The End of 2020
Figure 19 Market Segmentation: By Product
Figure 20 Market Segmentation: By Mechanism
Figure 21 Market Segmentation: By Firing System
Figure 22 Market Segmentation: By Caliber
Figure 23 Market Segmentation: By Category
Figure 24 Market Segmentation: By Application
Figure 25 Small Arms: Training And Simulation Market Segmentation of
Figure 26 Market Segmentation: By Geography
Figure 27 Reducing Prices of Small Arms Will Drive The Small Arms Market
Figure 28 Supply Chain: Direct Distribution By State-Owned Firms Are The Majority Providers of Small Arms To The Military
Figure 29 Value-Chain Analysis (2014): Major Value is Added During The Distribution Phase of Small Arms
Figure 30 Strategic Benchmarking: Smith & Wesson Holding Corp. is A Key Player, Adopting Maximum Growth Strategies
Figure 31 Light-Weight Small Arms Technology (Lsat) Program
Figure 32 Impact of The Lsat Technology Programs
Figure 33 Lethal Small Arms Market is Estimated To Dominate The Small Arms Market, in 2014
Figure 34 Lethal Small Arms Market Share, By Segment, 2014
Figure 35 Electric Or Conducted Energy Weapons Segment Accounts For The Largest Share in Non-Lethal Small Arms Market, 2014
Figure 36 Electric Or Conducted Energy Weapons Market Size Estimated To Grow At A High Cagr During The Forecast Period
Figure 37 5.56mm Caliber Lethal Small Arms Segment is Expected To Account For The Largest Market Share 2014-2020
Figure 38 Rifles & Carbines: The Largest Market Share Contributing Product In The Small Arms Market, 2014-2020
Figure 39 Pistols: Strum, Ruger & Co. is The Lead Manufacturer of Pistols in 2012
Figure 40 Full-Size Pistols Accounts For The Largest Share in The Pistols Market By 2020
Figure 41 Compact Pistols: Easy To Conceal And High Accurancy
Figure 42 Sub-Compact Pistol: Light in Weight And Small in Size
Figure 43 Rifles & Carbines: Assualt Rifle is Estimated To Have Highest Cagr (2014-2020)
Figure 44 Rifles: Remington Arms Co. is The Top Manufacturer of Rifles in 2012
Figure 45 Bolt Action Rifles: Choice of Hunters And Target Shooters
Figure 46 Assault Rifles: The Most Popular Rifles of The Time
Figure 47 Sniper Rifles: Key Weapon For Military
Figure 48 Machine Guns: Light Machine Guns Market is Estimated To Have Highest Growth Rate (2014-2020)
Figure 49 Small Arms Market Size, By Mechanism, 2014-2020 ($Million): Select Fire Mechanism To Dominate The Market During The Forecast Period
Figure 50 Small Arms Market Size, By Firing System, 2014-2020 ($Million): Gas-Operated Firing System To Dominate The Market During The Forecast Period
Figure 51 Civil Application is Projected To Grow At Highest Rate During The Forecast Period
Figure 52 Small Arms Market Size, By Defense Application, 2014-2020 ($Million)
Figure 53 Small Arms Market Size, By Homeland Security Application,   2014–2020 ($Million) 94
Figure 54 Small Arms Market Size, By Civil Application, 2014–2020 ($Million)
Figure 55 Small Arms Training & Simulation Market Size, 2014-2020 ($Million)
Figure 56 North America To Hold The Largest Market Share In The Training & Simulation Market of Small Arms in 2013
Figure 57 Small Arms Training & Simulation Market Size, By Application,   2014-2020 ($Million) 100
Figure 58 Deployable Configuration is Estimated To Register The Highest Growth By 2020
Figure 59 Geographic Snapshot (2020) – Rapid Growth Hotspots Are Emerging in Europe
Figure 60 Russia & India Are The Most Attractive Markets For Small Arms Products
Figure 61 North America Snapshot (2014) – The U.S. Expected To Dominate The Small Arms Market
Figure 62 Italy is The Major Market For Top Three Product Categories in The European Small Arms Market (2014)
Figure 63 Asia-Pacific Small Arms Market Snapshot – China is The Most Lucrative Market
Figure 64 The Middle East Small Arms Market Snapshot (2014) - israel is The Most Lucrative Market
Figure 65 Rifles & Carbines Shares Around 51% of The African Small Arms Market
Figure 66 African Small Arms Market Size, By Country, 2012-2020 ($Thousands)
Figure 67 South African Small Arms Market Analysis, 2012-2020 ($Thousands)
Figure 68 Kenya’s Small Arms Market Share, 2013 And 2020 (%)
Figure 69 Egypt’s Small Arms Market Size, 2013 And 2020 ($Million)
Figure 70 Companies Adopted Product Innovation As A Key Growth Strategy in The Past Four Years
Figure 71 Alliant Techsystems And Colt’s Manufacturing Company Grew At The Fastest Rate Between 2011-2013
Figure 72 Small Arms Market Share Analysis, By Key Players, 2013
Figure 73 Small Arms Market Trend Analysis, 2012- 2014
Figure 74 Key Market Player Strategy Analysis: New Product Launch Was The Key Strategy, 2011 - 2014
Figure 75 Sturm, Ruger & C0., Inc.: Company Snapshot
Figure 76 Sturm, Ruger & C0., Inc.: SWOT Analysis
Figure 77 Alliant Techsystems, Inc.: Company Snapshot
Figure 78 Alliant Techsystems, Inc.: SWOT Analysis
Figure 79 Smith & Wesson Holding Corp.: Business Overview
Figure 80 Smith & Wesson Holding Corp.: SWOT Analysis
Figure 81 General Dynamics Corporation: Company Snapshot
Figure 82 General Dynamics Corporation: SWOT Analysis
Figure 83 Colt Manufacturing Company, Llc: Company Snapshot
Figure 84 Colt’s Manufacturing Company, Llc: SWOT Analysis
Figure 85 Freedom Group, Inc.: Company Snapshot
Figure 86 Freedom Group, Inc.: SWOT Analysis
Figure 87 Forjas Taurus S.A.: Company Snapshot

The small arms market research report provides the market analysis for small arms (pistols, rifles & carbines, and machine guns) over the next six years (2014 – 2020). It discusses the industry, market, and technology trends that are currently prevailing, in the market. The small arms are categorized on the basis of product, firing systems, mechanism, caliber, application, category, and geography. The small arms market is valued at $4,147.50 million in 2014 and is expected to show a robust growth, reaching $5,299.61 million in 2020, thereby registering a CAGR of 4.17%, till 2020.

The rise in the demand of guns for self-defense and increase in the popularity of shooting sports are among the drivers for the civil & commercial market of small arms, and better technological innovations that have created a demand for the small arms, globally.  The demand for small arms has increased in the countries of Latin American, the Middle East and Asia-Pacific region. Licensing and regulatory policies and procedural issue for owning and exporting & importing small arms, is expected to hamper the growth of this market. There is a huge scope for research and development of small arms in increasing their operational efficiency and reducing the weight and size. Investments are being made by the emerging countries for development of small arms to meet the growing demands. 

North America accounts for major market share in the small arms market in 2014. Large scale small arms production in the U.S. is expected to continue to influence the share of this region during the forecast period. Moreover, sport shooting and self-defense, is projected to continue to drive the growth of commercial market of small arms. 

The APAC region is expected to have the highest growth in the small arms market with China, India, Japan, and South Korea being the prominent markets. The training and simulation for small arms operation and maintenance is expected to expand the scope of this market, globally, during the forecast period. The U.K., Russia, Germany, Italy, Belgium, and France are expected to be the potential suppliers of small arms from the European region

The border conflicts, war like situations and the threats caused by rising terrorism are expected to boost the small arms market for armed forces, across the world. Extensive use of small arms in the commercial, defense, and homeland security sectors is expected to raise the demand, globally. The commercial applications market of small arms is expected to show a strong growth in the coming years. The commercial applications of small arms such as, hunting, sport shooting, self-defense, and private security services would offer great opportunities for growth, in the near future.

Strum, Ruger & Co., Inc. (U.S.), Alliant Techsystems, Inc. (U.S.), Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation (U.S.), Freedom Group (U.S.), and Colt Manufacturing Company, LLC (U.S.) are the key players for the small arms, globally and account for more than 40% of the total market share. General Dynamics Corporation (U.S.), Glock GES.M.B.H. (Austria), Heckler & Koch GMBH (Germany), Indian Ordnance Factories (India), Arsenal Jsco. (Bulgaria), Fabbrica D’Armi Pietro Beretta S.P.A. (Italy), Israel Weapon Industries (Israel), Taurus (Brazil), FN Herstal (Belgium), and Zakůady Mechaniczne Tarnów S.A. (Poland) are other prominent players in the small arms market.

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