Small Arms Market Report Scope & Overview:

The Small Arms Market Size was valued at USD 9.18 billion in 2022 and is expected to reach USD 11.06 billion by 2030 with a growing CAGR of 2.1% over the forecast period 2023-2030.

The global market is expected to grow at a faster CAGR in the future years. The global market is seeing the introduction of prominent market factors such as the changing character of growing conflict, followed by the militarization of police forces, as well as an increase in drug trafficking and terrorist activities.

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Furthermore, the global market is witnessing an increasing level of modernization of armed forces, which are expected to emerge as driving factors helping the expansion of the small arms market throughout the current forecast period, which will conclude in 2028.



  • Increasing Drug Trafficking

  • Rising Terrorist Attacks


  • Rising Investment


  • International measures

  • Arms Trade Treaty


The spread of the corona-virus epidemic around the world has introduced a variety of mutations and changed the way agencies perceive and advance the production and supply of goods. Many of the target sectors and economic contributors as a whole are falling behind due to the growing level of uncertainty that prevails in those volatile situations. With the increase in the number of cases each passing day and the resilience diploma taking a toll, the great need for the small arms market to provide a higher understanding of health care infrastructure development and sustainability, provided the same human aspirations. The healthcare business may see the need for first-rate and the growing reliance on people gives them a greater need to meet. The temporary closure and permanent stay have undermined market forces to develop product lines and portfolios for global audiences to choose from during the 2020 epidemic year. As a result of the regulations set aside for temporary and permanent closures, target audiences are seeing continuous instruction, and as a result, the use of digital equipment is growing. This is emerging as new city trends and rising revenues lead to staying at an excellent level for the small arms market share. Investors in world markets now understand the common need for the market to resume operations and that is why, world governments are improving their funding by reducing the limits set. Also, there is another important factor in market players and they invest in research and development departments in order to develop these devices and add functions.

The expansion of the defence component of the small guns market can be ascribed to increased spending by governments on military modernization programmers, an increase in domestic criminality, and cross-regional drug trafficking operations. Military and homeland security are the two defence segments of the small weapons market. The increased spending of various countries on military modernization initiatives might be ascribed to the market's rise in the military segment. On the battlefield, more efficient technologies such as armed robots, weaponized vehicles, armoured vehicles, and unmanned ground vehicles are required for improved performance. These platforms employ machine guns capable of firing 5.56mm rounds at a cyclic rate of 750 rounds per minute. These platforms can also be outfitted with M240 guns, which have a cyclic fire rate of 1,000 rounds per minute and can fire 7.62mm bullets.

True Velocity, a renowned arms and ammunition producer based in the United States, is developing 6.8mm ammunition to replace traditional 5.56mm NATO rounds in some special operations forces. The new calibre is intended to be slightly heavier and faster than 5.56mm NATO bullets. troops will be enable to fire from a greater distance and with more accuracy. based on rifles type The increased use of rifles by military forces and law enforcement organization, as well as public engagement in rifle-based shooting activities throughout regions, has resulted in the expansion of this category. In recent years, increased demand for sniper rifles has been noted from armies all over the world, owing to the need for improved precision firing systems and the growing number of covert operations, both of which contribute to the expansion of the rifle segment in the small weapons market. Military and law enforcement are the two defence segments of the small weapons market. The increased spending of governments on military modernization programmers, as well as the rise in terrorist activities and civil disturbances in various regions of the world, can be ascribed to the growth of the defence component of the small weapons market.


By Caliber

  • 5.56MM

  • 7.62MM

  • 9MM

By Type

  • Handguns

  • Shotguns

  • Machine Guns

  • Rifles

  • Others

By Operation

  • Manually-Operated Firearm

  • Self-Loading Firearm

By End-use Sector

  • Defense

  • Civil

  • Commercial

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The small arms market in North America has been researched for the United States and Canada. North America has the highest demand potential for small arms, owing to increased defence spending in the region, as well as an increase in gun violence, which is driving both law enforcement and civilian segments to acquire small arms for counter-terrorism and self-defense applications, respectively. The growing popularity of recreational and hunting activities among civilians has resulted in a major increase in demand for small guns in North America. North American countries are giving a lot of contracts to significant participants in the small arms market for small arms delivery, driving the region's small arms market growth. According to industry experts, the COVID-19 epidemic has had little effect on demand for small guns in the defence sector in the United States and Canada. The US Department of Defense has requested manufacturers to continue with small arms product activity. However, there has been a shift in the demand for small guns in civil and commercial purposes, particularly in recreational and hunting activities. The demand for tiny guns for self-defense purposes has grown significantly.


  • North America

    • USA

    • Canada

    • Mexico

  • Europe

    • Germany

    • UK

    • France

    • Italy

    • Spain

    • The Netherlands

    • Rest of Europe

  • Asia-Pacific

    • Japan

    • south Korea

    • China

    • India

    • Australia

    • Rest of Asia-Pacific

  • The Middle East & Africa

    • Israel

    • UAE

    • South Africa

    • Rest of Middle East & Africa

  • Latin America

    • Brazil

    • Argentina

    • Rest of Latin America


The Major Players are CZG - Ceská zbrojovka Group SE, Fabbrica d'Armi Pietro Beretta S.P.A., FN Herstal, Heckler & Koch, ISRAEL WEAPON INDUSTRIES (I.W.I) LTD, Smith & Wesson Brands, Inc., Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc. ,Taurus International Manufacturing, Inc., Webley & Scott, Weihrauch & Weihrauch Sport GmbH & Co. KG and Other Players

FN Herstal-Company Financial Analysis

Small Arms Market Report Scope:

Report Attributes Details
Market Size in 2022 US$ 9.18 Billion
Market Size by 2030 US$ 11.06 Billion
CAGR CAGR of 2.1% From 2023 to 2030
Base Year 2022
Forecast Period 2023-2030
Historical Data 2020-2021
Report Scope & Coverage Market Size, Segments Analysis, Competitive  Landscape, Regional Analysis, DROC & SWOT Analysis, Forecast Outlook
Key Segments • By Caliber (5.56MM, 7.62MM, 9MM)
• By Type (Handguns, Shotguns, Machine Guns, and Rifles & Others)
• By End-Use Sector (Defense, Civil, Commercial)
• By Operation (Manually-Operated Firearm and Self-Loading Firearm)
Regional Analysis/Coverage North America (USA, Canada, Mexico), Europe
(Germany, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Netherlands,
Rest of Europe), Asia-Pacific (Japan, South Korea,
China, India, Australia, Rest of Asia-Pacific), The
Middle East & Africa (Israel, UAE, South Africa,
Rest of Middle East & Africa), Latin America (Brazil, Argentina, Rest of Latin America)
Company Profiles CZG - Ceská zbrojovka Group SE, Fabbrica d'Armi Pietro Beretta S.P.A., FN Herstal, Heckler & Koch, ISRAEL WEAPON INDUSTRIES (I.W.I) LTD, Smith & Wesson Brands, Inc., Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc. ,Taurus International Manufacturing, Inc., Webley & Scott, Weihrauch & Weihrauch Sport GmbH & Co. KG.
DRIVERS • Increasing Drug Trafficking
• Rising Terrorist Attacks
OPPORTUNITIES • Rising Investment

Frequently Asked Questions

The market size of the Small Arms Market was valued at USD 9.18 billion in 2022.

The growth rate of the Small Arms Market is 2.1% over the forecast period 2023-2030.

The key players of the Small Arms Market are CZG - Ceská zbrojovka Group SE, Fabbrica d'Armi Pietro Beretta S.P.A., FN Herstal, Heckler & Koch, ISRAEL WEAPON INDUSTRIES (I.W.I) LTD, Smith & Wesson Brands, Inc., Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc. Taurus International Manufacturing, Inc., Webley & Scott, Weihrauch & Weihrauch Sport GmbH & Co. KG.

The Small Arms Market is segmented into 4 types: By Type, By Caliber, By Operation, and By End-user.

North America region dominated the Small Arms Market.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

1.1 Market Definition

1.2 Scope

1.3 Research Assumptions

2. Research Methodology

3. Market Dynamics

3.1 Drivers

3.2 Restraints

3.3 Opportunities

3.4 Challenges

4. Impact Analysis

4.1 COVID-19 Impact Analysis

4.2 Impact of Ukraine- Russia War

4.3 Impact of Ongoing Recession

4.3.1 Introduction

4.3.2 Impact on major economies US Canada Germany France United Kingdom China Japan South Korea Rest of the World

5. Value Chain Analysis

6. Porter’s 5 forces model

7.  PEST Analysis

8. Small Arms Market Segmentation, by Caliber

8.1 5.56MM

8.2 7.62MM

8.3 9MM

9. Small Arms Market Segmentation, by Type

9.1 Handguns

9.2 Shotguns

9.3 Machine Guns

9.4 Rifles

9.5 Others

10. Small Arms Market Segmentation, by Operation

10.1 Manually-Operated Firearm

10.2 Self-Loading Firearm

11. Small Arms Market Segmentation, by End-use Sector

11.1 Defense

11.2 Civil

11.3 Commercial

12. Regional Analysis

12.1 Introduction

12.2 North America

12.2.1 USA

12.2.2 Canada

12.2.3 Mexico

12.3 Europe

12.3.1 Germany

12.3.2 UK

12.3.3 France

12.3.4 Italy

12.3.5 Spain

12.3.6 The Netherlands

12.3.7 Rest of Europe

12.4 Asia-Pacific

12.4.1 Japan

12.4.2 South Korea

12.4.3 China

12.4.4 India

12.4.5 Australia

12.4.6 Rest of Asia-Pacific

12.5 The Middle East & Africa

12.5.1 Israel

12.5.2 UAE

12.5.3 South Africa

12.5.4 Rest

12.6 Latin America

12.6.1 Brazil

12.6.2 Argentina

12.6.3 Rest of Latin America

13. Company Profiles

13.1 Èeská Zbrojovka a.s.

13.1.1 Financial

13.1.2 Products/ Services Offered

13.1.3 SWOT Analysis

13.1.4 The SNS view

13.2 Smith & Wesson

13.3 Israel Weapons Industry  

13.4 Heckler & Koch Gmbh

13.5 Kalashnikov Group (Russia)

13.6 Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc.

13.7 Colt’s Manufacturing LLC

13.8 GLOCK Ges.m.b.H.

14. Competitive Landscape

14.1 Competitive Benchmarking

14.2 Market Share Analysis

14.3 Recent Developments

15. Conclusion

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