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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: November 2014
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. - 1)
   
  1.1 Objectives of The Study    
  1.2 Markets Covered    
  1.3 Stakeholders    
  1.4 Market Scope    
     
2 Research Methodology (Page No. - 4)   
  2.1 Description Of Global Small Arms Demand Side Analysis    
  2.2 Market Size Estimation    
  2.3 Market Breakdown    
  2.4 Market Share Estimation    
      2.4.1 Key Data Points Taken From Secondary Sources    
      2.4.2 Key Data Points From Primary Sources    
      2.4.2.1 Key Industry Insights    
      2.4.3 Assumptions    
     
3 Executive Summary (Page No. - 10)   

4 Premium Insights  (Page No. - 13)   
  4.1 Attractive Market Opportunities In Small Arms Market    
  4.2 Small Arms Market: Top Three Applications    
  4.3 Pistol Market     
  4.4 Market Analysis: Developed V/S Developing Nations    
  4.5 Small Arms Market Product Growth Matrix    
  4.6 Lifecycle Analysis For Small Arms    
  4.7 High Growth Sectors For Small Weapons     
  4.8 Reducing Availability: Weapons Collection & Gun-Free Zones    
  4.9 Addressing Supply: Supporting Arms Regulation    
  4.10 U.S. Is Routinely Funneling Military Aid And Arms To Undemocratic Nations    
  4.11 As The  World Trade Globalizes, So Does The Trade In Small Arms    
  4.12 Developing Nations Continue To Be The Primary Focus Of Foreign Arms Sales Activity    
  4.14 Precision-Guided Small Arms To Play An Imperative Role     
  4.15 Expert Speak: AK - 47 And Its Variants    

5 Market Overview (Page No. - 26)   
  5.1 Introduction    
  5.2 Market Segmentation    
      5.2.1 Small Arms Market: By Product    
      5.2.2 Market By Mechanism    
      5.2.3 Market By Firing Systems    
      5.2.4 Market By Caliber    
      5.2.5 Market By Category    
      5.2.6 Market By Application    
      5.2.7 Training & Simulation Market For Small Arms    
      5.2.8 Small Arms Market: By Geography     
 5.3 Market Dynamics    
      5.1.1 Drivers    
            5.1.1.1 Cold-Wars, Territorial Disputes, And Political Conflicts    
            5.1.1.2 Militarization Of The Police Force    
            5.1.1.3 Increasing Use Of Small Arms For Self-Defense    
            5.1.1.4 Reduction In Prices Of Small Arms    
            5.1.1.5 Rising Standard Of Living    
            5.1.1.6 Rise In Cross Border Trade Of Small Arms    
            5.1.1.7 Introduction Of Binary Coded Gun Barrels    
      5.1.2 Restraints    
            5.1.2.1 U.S. Small Arms Treaty    
            5.1.2.2 Licensing Procedure    
      5.1.3 Challenges    
            5.1.3.1 Import-Export Of Small Arms    
            5.1.3.2 Regulatory Policies & Procedural Issues    
      5.1.4 Opportunities    
            5.1.4.1 Standardization Of Weapons    
            5.1.4.2 Rising Demand For Small Arms In The Developing Nations    
            5.1.4.3 Rise In Shooting Sports In The Apac Region    
      5.1.5 Burning Issue    
            5.1.5.1 Use Of MIM(Metal Injection Molding) Technology For Small Arms Production    
            5.1.5.2 Ban On The Import Of Russian Kalashnikov Rifles     
     
6 Industry Trends (Page No. - 54)   
  6.1 Introduction    
  6.2 Value Chain Analysis    
  6.3 Supply Chain Analysis    
      6.3.1 Key Influencers    
  6.4 Industry Trends    
      6.4.1 The Demand For Assault Rifles Is Set To Increase    
      6.4.1 Increased Usage Of Small Arms For Self-Defence    
  6.5 ETOP Analysis Of Small Arms Market    
  6.6 Strategic Benchmarking    
      6.6.1 Technological Integration & Product Enhancement    
     
7 Technology Trends (Page No. - 64)   
  7.1 Corner Shot Assault Rifles    
  7.2 3d Printing Gun     
  7.3 Light Weight Small Arms    
  7.4 Smart Guns     

8 Small Arms Market, By Product     
  8.1 Introduction    
  8.2 Pistol, By Type    
      8.2.1 Full Size Pistol    
      8.2.2 Compact Pistol    
      8.2.3 Sub-Compact Pistol    
  8.3 Rifles & Carbines    
      8.3.1 Bolt Action    
      8.3.2 Sniper  Rifle    
      8.3.3 Assault Rifle    
  8.4 Machine Guns    
      8.4.1 Light Machine Guns    
      8.4.2 Sub Machine Guns    
     
9 Small Arms Market, By Mechanism *(Each Mechanism Will Futher Segmented By Product - Pistol, Rifles & Carbines, And Machine Guns) (Page No. - 79)   
  9.1 Introduction    
  9.2 Mannual    
      9.2.1 Defense & Homeland Security Applications    
      9.2.2 Non-Prohibited Bore  (Civil & Commercial Applications)     
  9.2 Semi-Automatic    
  9.3 Automatic     
  9.4 Select Fire    
     
10 Market By Firing Systems *(Each Firing System Will Further Segmented By Product - Pistol, Rifles & Carbines, And Machine Guns) (Page No. - 85) 
   10.1 Introduction    
   10.2 Gas Operated    
   10.3 Recoil/ Blowback Operated    
   10.4 Manual Operated    
     
11 Market By Caliber ** (Each Caliber  Will Further Segmented By Product - Pistol, Rifles & Carbines, And Machine Guns)  (Page No. - 89)   
   11.1 Introduction    
   11.2 5.56 Mm    
   11.3 7.62 Mm    
        11.4 9  Mm    
        11.5 40 Mm    
   11.6 Others    
     
12Market By Category (Page No. - 94)   
    12.1 Introduction    
    12.2 Lethal    
    12.3 Non-Lethal    
     
13 Market By Application (Page No. - 97)   
   13.1 Introduction    
   13.2 Civil & Commercial (Non Prohibited Bore)    
        13.2.1 Hunting    
        13.2.2 Sport Shooting    
        13.2.3 Self-Defense    
        13.2.4 Private Security Services    
        13.2.5 Others     
   13.3 Homeland Security    
        13.3.1 Border Security    
        13.3.2 Law Enforcement    
        13.3.3 Others    
   13.4 Military     
        13.4.1 Navy    
        13.4.2 Air-Force    
        13.4.3 Land    
        13.4.4 Special Forces    
     
14 Small Arms Simulation, & Training Market (Page No. - 113)   
   14.1 Introduction    
   14.2 Small Arms Simulation & Training  Market    
        14.2.1 Defense    
        14.2.2 Civil & Commercial    
        14.2.3 Homeland Security    
   14.4 Configuration Of Small Arms Simulation    
        14.4.1 Deployable Configuration    
        14.4.2 Military Trainer Configuration    
        14.4.3 Small Unit Configuration    
     
15 Geographic Analysis ** (The Following Segmentation Will Be Covered In All The Regions & Countries  (Page No. - 122)   
   15.1 Introduction         
   15.2 North America    
        15.2.1 U.S.    
        15.2.2 Canada.    
  15.3 Europe    
        15.3.1 U.K.     
        15.3.2 Germany    
        15.3.3 Italy    
        15.3.4 Belgium    
        15.3.5 Russia    
        15.3.6 France    
  15.4 Asia-Pacific    
        15.4.1 Japan.    
        15.4.2 China    
        15.4.3 India.    
        15.4.4 South Korea.    
  15.5 The Middle East    
        15.5.1 Israel.    
        15.5.2 Turkey    
        15.5.3 Iraq.    
  15.6 Latin America    
        15.6.1 Brazil    
        15.6.2 Chile    
        15.6.3 Argentina    
  15.7 Africa    
        15.6.1 Kenya    
        15.6.2 Nigeria    
        15.6.3 Zimbabwe    
     
16 Competitive Landscape (Page No. - 153)   
   16.1 Overview    
   16.2 Organic And Inorganic Growth Strategies    
   16.3 Market Share Analysis, By Company    
   16.4 Market Share Analysis, By Small Arms Type    
   16.5 Global Arms : Sales Trends (2004 - 2016)     

17 Company Profiles (Page No. - 162)         
   17.1 Introduction    
   17.2 General Dynamics Corporation    
   17.3 Heckler& Koch Gmbh    
   17.4 Israel Military Industries    
   17.5 Alliant Techsystems, Inc.    
   17.6 Freedom Group    
   17.7 Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation    
   17.8 Israel Weapon Industries    
   17.9 Indian Ordnance Factories    
   17.10 Arsenal  Jsco.    
   17.11 Glock Ges. M.B.H    
   17.12 Sturm, Ruger & Co,. Inc    
   17.13 Colt Manufacturing Company Llc    
   17.14 Fabbrica D'armi Pietro Beretta S.P.A    
   17.15 Taurus    
   17.16 F N Herstal    
   17.17 Zaklady Mechanicze Tarnow    
     
18 Appendix (Page No. - 202)   
   18.1 Insights Of Industry Experts    
   18.2 Discussion Guide    
   18.3 Available Customizations    
   18.4 Related Reports  
 
List Of Tables (83 Tables)     

Table 1 Low Procurement Cost Of Small Arms Is Propelling The Growth Of Small Arms Market    
Table 2 Stringent Licensing Procedures & Regulation Policies Is Posing To Be A Major Restraint    
Table 3 Rising Demand For Assault Rifles Offer Opportunities To The Market    
Table 4 Small Arms Licensing Procedure  An Important Challenge To The Market    
Table 5 Small Arms Market Size, By Product Type, 2012–2020 ($Million)    
Table 6 Market Size, By Pistol Type, 2012–2020 ($Million)    
Table 7 Market Size, By Rifle & Carbine Type, 2012–2020 ($Million)    
Table 8 Market Size, By Machine Gun Type, 2012–2020 ($Million)    
Table 9 Market Size, By Manual Mechanism, 2012–2020 ($Million)    
Table 10 Market Size, By Semi Automatic Mechanism, 2012–2020 ($Million)    
Table 11 Market Size, By Automatic Mechanism, 2012–2020 ($Million))    
Table 12 Market Size, By Select Fire Mechanism, 2012–2020 ($Million)    
Table 13 Market Size, By Gas Operated Firing System, 2012–2020 ($Million)    
Table 14 Market Size, By Recoil/Blowback Operated Firing System, 2012–2020 ($Million)    
Table 15 Market Size, By Manual Firing System, 2012–2020 ($Million)    
Table 16 Market Size, By 5.56 Mm Caliber, 2012–2020 ($Million)    
Table 17 Market Size, By7.62 Mm Caliber, 2012–2020 ($Million)    
Table 18 Market Size, By 9 Mm Caliber, 2012–2020 ($Million)    
Table 19 Market Size, By 40 Mm Caliber, 2012–2020 ($Million)    
Table 20 Small Arms Market Size, By Category, 2012–2020 ($Million)    
Table 21 North America Small Arms Market Size, By Product, 2012-2020 ($Million)    
Table 22 North America: Market Size, By Pistols Type, 2014-2020 ($Million)    
Table 23 North America: Market Size, By Rifle &  Caribines  Type, 2012-2020 ($Million)    
Table 24 North America: Market Size, By Machine Guns Type, 2012-2020 ($Million)    
Table 25 North America: Market Size, By Manufacturers, 2012-2020 ($Million)    
Table 26 North America: Market Size, By Caliber, 2012-2020 ($Million)    
Table 27 North America: Market Size, By Country 2012-2020 ($Million)    
Table 28 North America: Market Size, By Application, 2012-2020 ($Million)    
Table 29 U.S. Small Arms Market Size, By Products , 2012-2020 ($Million)    
Table 30 U.S.: Market Size, By  Applications, 2012-2020 ($Million)    
Table 31 Canada: Market Size, By Product, 2012-2020 ($Million)    
Table 32 Canada Small Arms Market Size, By Application, 2012-2020 ($Million)    
Table 33 Europe Small Arms Market Size, By Product, 2012-2020 ($Million)    
Table 34 Europe: Market Size, By Pistols Type, 2014-2020 ($Million)    
Table 35 Europe: Market Size, By Rifle &  Caribines  Type, 2012-2020 ($Million)    
Table 36 Europe: Market Size, By Machine Guns Type, 2012-2020 ($Million)    
Table 37 Europe: Market Size, By Manufacturers, 2012-2020 ($Million)    
Table 38 Europe :Market Size, By Caliber, 2012-2020 ($Million)    
Table 39 Europe: Market Size, By Country 2012-2020 ($Million)    
Table 40 Europe: Market Size, By Application, 2012-2020 ($Million)    
Table 41 U.K.. Small Arms Market Size, By Products , 2012-2020 ($Million)    
Table 42 U.K.: Market Size, By  Applications, 2012-2020 ($Million)    
Table 43 Germany Small Arms Market Size, By Product, 2012-2020 ($Million)    
Table 44 Germany: Market Size, By Application, 2012-2020 ($Million)    
Table 45 Italy Small Arms Market Size, By Product, 2012-2020 ($Million)    
Table 46 Italy : Market Size, By Application, 2012-2020 ($Million)    
Table 47 Belgium: Market Size, By Product, 2012-2020 ($Million)    
Table 48 Belgium: Market Size, By Application, 2012-2020 ($Million)    
Table 49 Russia: Market Size, By Product, 2012-2020 ($Million)    
Table 50 Russia: Market Size, By Application, 2012-2020 ($Million)    
Table 51 France Small Arms Market Size, By Product, 2012-2020 ($Million)    
Table 52 France: Market Size, By Application, 2012-2020 ($Million)    
Table 53 APAC Small Arms Market Size, By Product, 2012-2020 ($Million)    
Table 54 APAC: Market Size, By Pistols Type, 2014-2020 ($Million)    
Table 55 APAC: Market Size, By Rifle &  Caribines  Type, 2012-2020 ($Million)    
Table 56 APAC: Market Size, By Machine Guns Type, 2012-2020 ($Million)    
Table 57 APAC: Market Size, By Manufacturers, 2012-2020 ($Million)    
Table 58 APAC :Market Size, By Caliber, 2012-2020 ($Million)    
Table 59 APAC: Market Size, By Country 2012-2020 ($Million)    
Table 60 APAC: Market Size, By Application, 2012-2020 ($Million)    
Table 61 Japan Small Arms Market Size, By Products , 2012-2020 ($Million)    
Table 62 Japan: Market Size, By  Applications, 2012-2020 ($Million)    
Table 33 China: Market Size, By Product, 2012-2020 ($Million)    
Table 64 China Small Arms Market Size, By Application, 2012-2020 ($Million)    
Table 65 India Small Arms Market Size, By Product, 2012-2020 ($Million)    
Table 66 India : Market Size, By Application, 2012-2020 ($Million)    
Table 67 South Korea: Market Size, By Product, 2012-2020 ($Million)    
Table 68 South Korea Small Arms Market Size, By Application, 2012-2020 ($Million)    
Table 53 The Middle East: Market Size, By Product, 2012-2020 ($Million)    
Table 54 The Middle East: Market Size, By Pistols Type, 2014-2020 ($Million)    
Table 55 The Middle East: Market Size, By Rifle &  Caribines  Type, 2012-2020 ($Million)    
Table 56 The Middle East Small Arms Market Size, By Machine Guns Type, 2012-2020 ($Million)    
Table 57 The Middle East: Market Size, By Manufacturers, 2012-2020 ($Million)    
Table 58 The Middle East :Market Size, By Caliber, 2012-2020 ($Million)    
Table 59 The Middle East: Market Size, By Country 2012-2020 ($Million)    
Table 60 The Middle East: Market Size, By Application, 2012-2020 ($Million)    
Table 61 Israel: Market Size, By Products , 2012-2020 ($Million)    
Table 62 Israel: Market Size, By  Applications, 2012-2020 ($Million)    
Table 33 Turkey: Market Size, By Product, 2012-2020 ($Million)    
Table 64 Turkey: Market Size, By Application, 2012-2020 ($Million)    
Table 65 Iraq Small Arms Market Size, By Product, 2012-2020 ($Million)    
Table 66 Iraq Small Arms Market Size, By Application, 2012-2020 ($Million)    
Table 67 Latin America Small Arms Market Size, By Product, 2012-2020 ($Million)    
Table 68 Latin America: Market Size, By Pistols Type, 2014-2020 ($Million)    
Table 69 Latin America: Market Size, By Rifle &  Caribines  Type, 2012-2020 ($Million)    
Table 70 Latin America: Market Size, By Machine Guns Type, 2012-2020 ($Million)    
Table 71 Latin America: Market Size, By Manufacturers, 2012-2020 ($Million)    
Table 72 Latin America: Market Size, By Caliber, 2012-2020 ($Million)    
Table 73 Latin America: Market Size, By Country 2012-2020 ($Million)    
Table 74 Latin America: Market Size, By Application, 2012-2020 ($Million)    
Table 75 Brazil: Market Size, By Products , 2012-2020 ($Million)    
Table 76 Brazil: Market Size, By  Applications, 2012-2020 ($Million)    
Table 77 Chile: Market Size, By Product, 2012-2020 ($Million)    
Table 78 Chile: Market Size, By Application, 2012-2020 ($Million)    
Table 79 Argentina: Market Size, By Product, 2012-2020 ($Million)    
Table 80 Argentina: Market Size, By Application, 2012-2020 ($Million)    
Table 67 Africa Small Arms Market Size, By Product, 2012-2020 ($Million)    
Table 68 Africa: Market Size, By Pistols Type, 2014-2020 ($Million)    
Table 69 Africa: Market Size, By Rifle &  Caribines  Type, 2012-2020 ($Million)    
Table 70 Africa: Market Size, By Machine Guns Type, 2012-2020 ($Million)    
Table 71 Africa: Market Size, By Manufacturers, 2012-2020 ($Million)    
Table 72 Africa: Market Size, By Caliber, 2012-2020 ($Million)    
Table 73 Africa: Market Size, By Country 2012-2020 ($Million)    
Table 74 Africa: Market Size, By Application, 2012-2020 ($Million)    
Table 75 Kenya: Market Size, By Products , 2012-2020 ($Million)    
Table 76 Kenya: Market Size, By  Applications, 2012-2020 ($Million)    
Table 77 Nigeria: Market Size, By Product, 2012-2020 ($Million)    
Table 78 Nigeria: Market Size, By Application, 2012-2020 ($Million)    
Table 79 Zimbabwe: Small Arms Market Size, By Product, 2012-2020 ($Million)    
Table 80 Zimbabwe: Market Size, By Application, 2012-2020 ($Million)    
Table 81 New Product Launches, 2010–2014    
Table 82 Agreements, Partnerships & Acquisitions, 2010–2014    
Table 83 Other Developments, 2010-2014    
         
     
List Of Figures (62 Figures)     
     
Figure 1 Global Small Arms Market, By Type    
Figure 2 Small Arms Market : Research Methodology    
Figure 3 Market Size Estimation Methodology: Bottom-Up Approach    
Figure 4 Market Size Estimation Methodology: Top-Down Approach    
Figure 5 Break Down Of Primary Interviews: By Company Type, Designation, & Region    
Figure 6 Data Triangulation Methodology    
Figure 7 Small Arms Market: Top Three Applications    
Figure 8 Market Analysis: Developed V/S Developing Nations    
Figure 9 Small Arms Market Product Growth Matrix    
Figure 10 Lifecycle Analysis For Small Arms    
Figure 11 Developing Nations Continue To Be The Primary Focus Of Foreign Arms Sales Activity    
Figure 12 Small Arms Market: By Product    
Figure 13 Market: By Mechanism    
Figure 14 Market: By Firing Systems    
Figure 15 Market: By Caliber    
Figure 16 Market: By Category    
Figure 17 Market: By Application    
Figure 18 Training & Simulation Market For Small Arms    
Figure 19 Small Arms Market: By Geography    
Figure 20 Self Defense Application Driving The Small Arms Market    
Figure 21 Value Chain Analysis (2014)    
Figure 22 Supply Chain: Direct Distribution Is The Most Preferred Strategy Followed By Prominent Players    
Figure 23 ETOP Analysis (2013)    
Figure 24 Strategic Benchmarking    
Figure 25 Smart Gun Manufacturers    
Figure 26 3D Printing Gun    
Figure 27 Global Small Arms Market, By Pistol Type, 2012-2020 ($Million)    
Figure 28 Global Market, By Rifles & Carbines Type, 2012-2020 ($Million)    
Figure 29 Global Market, By Machine Gun Type, 2012-2020 ($Million)    
Figure 30 Global Market, By Manual Mechanism, 2012-2020 ($Million)    
Figure 31 Global Market, By Automatic Mechanism, 2012-2020 ($Million)    
Figure 32 Global Market, By Semi Automatic Mechanism, 2012-2020 ($Million)    
Figure 33 Global Market, By Select Rifle Mechanism, 2012-2020 ($Million)    
Figure 34 Global Market, By Gas Operated, 2012-2020 ($Million)    
Figure 35 Global Market, Byrecoil/Blowback Operated, 2012-2020 ($Million)    
Figure 36 Global Market, By Manual Operated, 2012-2020 ($Million)    
Figure 37 Global Market, By Manual Operated, 2012-2020 ($Million)    
Figure 38 Global Market, By 5.56 Mm Caliber, 2012-2020 ($Million)    
Figure 39 Global Market, By 9 Mm Caliber, 2012-2020 ($Million)    
Figure 40 Small Arms Market Share, By Key Players, 2013    
Figure 41 Market Evolution Frameworks, 2011-2013    
Figure 42 Geographic Revenue Mix Of Top 5 Market Players    
Figure 43 Competitive Benchmarking Of Key Market Players (2010-2013)    
Figure 44 General Dynamics Corporation: Business Overview    
Figure 45 General Dynamics Corporation: Swot Analysis    
Figure 46 Heckler& Koch GMBH: Business Overview    
Figure 47 Heckler& Koch GMBH: SWOT Analysis    
Figure 48 Israel Military Industries: Business Overview    
Figure 49 Alliant Techsystems, Inc: Business Overview    
Figure 50 Alliant Techsystems, Inc: SWOT Analysis    
Figure 51 Freedom Group: Business Overview    
Figure 52 Freedom Group: SWOT Analysis    
Figure 53 Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation: Business Overview    
Figure 54 Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation: SWOT Analysis    
Figure 55 Israel Weapon Industries: Business Overview    
Figure 56 Indian Ordnance Factories: Business Overview    
Figure 57 Arsenal  Jsco: Business Overview    
Figure 58 Glock Ges. M.B.H: Business Overview    
Figure 59 Sturm, Ruger & Co,. Inc: Business Overview    
Figure 60 COLT Manufacturing Company Llc: Business Overview    
Figure 61 COLT Manufacturing Company Llc: Swot Analysis 194    
Figure 62 FN Herstal: Business Overview 

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 Zakωady Mechaniczne Tarnσw S.A. (Poland) are other prominent players in the small arms market.

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