1 INTRODUCTION 21
1.1 OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY 21
1.2 MARKET DEFINITION 21
1.3 STUDY SCOPE 22
1.3.1 MARKETS COVERED 22
1.3.2 YEARS CONSIDERED FOR THE STUDY 22
1.4 CURRENCY & PRICING 23
1.5 DISTRIBUTION CHANNEL PARTICIPANTS 23
1.6 LIMITATIONS 23
1.7 MARKET STAKEHOLDERS 23

2 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY 24
2.1 RESEARCH DATA 24
2.1.1 SECONDARY DATA 25
2.1.1.1 Key data from secondary sources 25
2.1.2 PRIMARY DATA 25
2.1.2.1 Key data from primary sources 26
2.1.2.2 Key industry insights 26
2.1.2.3 Breakdown of primaries 27
2.2 FACTOR ANALYSIS 27
2.2.1 INTRODUCTION 27
2.2.2 DEMAND-SIDE INDICATORS 28
2.2.2.1 Increasing demand from civilian applications 28
2.2.2.2 Rising incidences of cross-border disputes and terrorism 28
2.2.3 SUPPLY-SIDE INDICATORS 29
2.2.3.1 Introduction of lightweight small arms technologies (LSAT) 29
2.3 MARKET SIZE ESTIMATION 30
2.3.1 BOTTOM-UP APPROACH 30
2.3.2 TOP-DOWN APPROACH 31
2.4 MARKET BREAKDOWN & DATA TRIANGULATION 32
2.5 RESEARCH ASSUMPTIONS 33

3 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 34

4 PREMIUM INSIGHTS 38
4.1 ATTRACTIVE MARKET OPPORTUNITIES 38
4.2 SMALL ARMS MARKET, BY END USER 38
4.3 SMALL ARMS MARKET, BY TYPE 39
4.4 SMALL ARMS MARKET, BY TECHNOLOGY 39
4.5 SMALL ARMS MARKET, BY CALIBER 40
4.6 SMALL ARMS MARKET, BY CUTTING TYPE 40
4.7 SMALL ARMS MARKET SHARE ANALYSIS, BY REGION 41
4.8 NORTH AMERICA: SMALL ARMS MARKET, BY FIRING SYSTEM 41
4.9 LIFE CYCLE ANALYSIS, BY REGION 42

5 MARKET OVERVIEW 43
5.1 INTRODUCTION 43
5.2 MARKET SEGMENTATION 44
5.2.1 BY END USER 44
5.2.2 BY TYPE 44
5.2.3 BY TECHNOLOGY 45
5.2.4 BY CALIBER 46
5.2.5 BY CUTTING TYPE 46
5.2.6 BY FIRING SYSTEM 47
5.3 MARKET DYNAMICS 48
5.3.1 DRIVERS 49
5.3.1.1 Rising incidences of wars and cross-border conflicts 49
5.3.1.2 Increasing civilian use of small arms 50
5.3.1.3 Rise in terrorism 52
5.3.2 RESTRAINTS 53
5.3.2.1 Strict licensing procedures 53
5.3.2.2 Declining defense budgets of advanced economies 54
5.3.3 OPPORTUNITIES 56
5.3.3.1 Increasing defense expenditure of emerging economies 56
5.3.3.2 FDI in defense for emerging economies 57
5.3.4 CHALLENGES 59
5.3.4.1 Illicit arms trade and trafficking 59
5.3.4.2 Indiscriminate use of small arms 60
5.3.4.3 Policy challenges for new technologies 60

6 INDUSTRY TRENDS 62
6.1 INTRODUCTION 63
6.2 MARKET EVOLUTION 63
6.3 SUPPLY CHAIN ANALYSIS 63
6.4 VALUE CHAIN ANALYSIS 65
6.5 ENVIRONMENTAL THREAT AND OPPORTUNITY PROFILE (ETOP) ANALYSIS 65
6.6 MAPPING NEW PRODUCT LAUNCHES IN SMALL ARMS MARKET, BY COMPANY (2016) 66
6.7 TECHNOLOGY TRENDS 67
6.7.1 POLYMER FRAMES 67
6.7.2 3D PRINTED GUN 67
6.7.3 SMART GUNS 68
6.7.4 LIGHTWEIGHT SMALL ARMS TECHNOLOGY 68
6.7.5 METAL INJECTION MOLDING (MIM) TECHNOLOGY 69
6.7.6 USE OF BINARY CODED GUN BARRELS 69
6.7.7 CORNER SHOT ASSAULT RIFLES 69
6.8 PORTER’S FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS 71
6.8.1 THREAT OF NEW ENTRANTS 71
6.8.2 THREAT OF SUBSTITUTES 72
6.8.3 BARGAINING POWER OF SUPPLIERS 72
6.8.4 BARGAINING POWER OF BUYERS 73
6.8.5 INTENSITY OF COMPETITIVE RIVALRY 73
6.9 INNOVATION & PATENT REGISTRATIONS 73
6.10 KEY TREND ANALYSIS 75

7 SMALL ARMS MARKET, BY END USER 76
7.1 INTRODUCTION 77
7.2 MILITARY 77
7.3 LAW ENFORCEMENT 78
7.4 HUNTING 78
7.5 SPORTS 79
7.6 SELF-DEFENSE 79

8 SMALL ARMS MARKET, BY TYPE 80
8.1 INTRODUCTION 81
8.2 PISTOL 81
8.3 REVOLVER 82
8.4 RIFLE 83
8.5 MACHINE GUN 83
8.6 SHOTGUN 84

9 SMALL ARMS MARKET, BY TECHNOLOGY 85
9.1 INTRODUCTION 86
9.2 GUIDED 86
9.3 UNGUIDED 87

10 SMALL ARMS MARKET, BY CALIBER 88
10.1 INTRODUCTION 89
10.2 5.56MM 89
10.3 7.62MM 90
10.4 9MM 90
10.5 12.7MM 91
10.6 14.5MM 91

11 SMALL ARMS MARKET, BY CUTTING TYPE 92
11.1 INTRODUCTION 93
11.2 SMOOTH BORE 93
11.3 THREADED 94

12 SMALL ARMS MARKET, BY FIRING SYSTEM 96
12.1 INTRODUCTION 97
12.2 GAS-OPERATED 97
12.3 RECOIL-OPERATED 98
12.4 MANUALLY-OPERATED 99

13 SMALL ARMS MARKET, BY COUNTRY 100
13.1 U.S. 100
13.1.1 BY END-USER 100
13.1.2 BY TYPE 101
13.1.3 BY TECHNOLOGY 102
13.1.4 BY CALIBER 103
13.1.5 BY CUTTING TYPE 104
13.1.6 BY FIRING SYSTEM 105
13.2 CANADA 105
13.2.1 BY END-USER 106
13.2.2 BY TYPE 107
13.2.3 BY TECHNOLOGY 108
13.2.4 BY CALIBER 108
13.2.5 BY CUTTING TYPE 109
13.2.6 BY FIRING SYSTEM 110
13.3 U.K. 110
13.3.1 BY END-USER 111
13.3.2 BY TYPE 112
13.3.3 BY TECHNOLOGY 113
13.3.4 BY CALIBER 114
13.3.5 BY CUTTING TYPE 115
13.3.6 BY FIRING SYSTEM 116
13.4 RUSSIA 117
13.4.1 BY END-USER 117
13.4.2 BY TYPE 118
13.4.3 BY TECHNOLOGY 119
13.4.4 BY CALIBER 120
13.4.5 BY CUTTING TYPE 121
13.4.6 BY FIRING SYSTEM 121
13.5 GERMANY 122
13.5.1 BY END-USER 123
13.5.2 BY TYPE 124
13.5.3 BY TECHNOLOGY 125
13.5.4 BY CALIBER 125
13.5.5 BY CUTTING TYPE 126
13.5.6 BY FIRING SYSTEM 127
13.6 FRANCE 127
13.6.1 BY END-USER 128
13.6.2 BY TYPE 129
13.6.3 BY TECHNOLOGY 130
13.6.4 BY CALIBER 130
13.6.5 BY CUTTING TYPE 131
13.6.6 BY FIRING SYSTEM 132
13.7 CHINA 132
13.7.1 BY END-USER 133
13.7.2 BY TYPE 134
13.7.3 BY TECHNOLOGY 135
13.7.4 BY CALIBER 135
13.7.5 BY CUTTING TYPE 136
13.7.6 BY FIRING SYSTEM 137
13.8 INDIA 137
13.8.1 BY END-USER 138
13.8.2 BY TYPE 139
13.8.3 BY TECHNOLOGY 140
13.8.4 BY CALIBER 140
13.8.5 BY CUTTING TYPE 141
13.8.6 BY FIRING SYSTEM 142
13.9 JAPAN 142
13.9.1 BY END-USER 143
13.9.2 BY TYPE 144
13.9.3 BY TECHNOLOGY 145
13.9.4 BY CALIBER 145
13.9.5 BY CUTTING TYPE 146
13.9.6 BY FIRING SYSTEM 147
13.10 SOUTH KOREA 147
13.10.1 BY END-USER 148
13.10.2 BY TYPE 149
13.10.3 BY TECHNOLOGY 150
13.10.4 BY CALIBER 150
13.10.5 BY CUTTING TYPE 151
13.10.6 BY FIRING SYSTEM 152
13.11 AUSTRALIA 152
13.11.1 BY END-USER 153
13.11.2 BY TYPE 154
13.11.3 BY TECHNOLOGY 155
13.11.4 BY CALIBER 155
13.11.5 BY CUTTING TYPE 156
13.11.6 BY FIRING SYSTEM 157
13.12 SAUDI ARABIA 157
13.12.1 BY END-USER 158
13.12.2 BY TYPE 159
13.12.3 BY TECHNOLOGY 160
13.12.4 BY CALIBER 160
13.12.5 BY CUTTING TYPE 161
13.12.6 BY FIRING SYSTEM 162
13.13 ISRAEL 162
13.13.1 BY END-USER 163
13.13.2 BY TYPE 164
13.13.3 BY TECHNOLOGY 165
13.13.4 BY CALIBER 165
13.13.5 BY CUTTING TYPE 166
13.13.6 BY FIRING SYSTEM 167
13.14 TURKEY 167
13.14.1 BY END-USER 168
13.14.2 BY TYPE 169
13.14.3 BY TECHNOLOGY 170
13.14.4 BY CALIBER 170
13.14.5 BY CUTTING TYPE 171
13.14.6 BY FIRING SYSTEM 172
13.15 UAE 172
13.15.1 BY END-USER 173
13.15.2 BY TYPE 174
13.15.3 BY TECHNOLOGY 175
13.15.4 BY CALIBER 175
13.15.5 BY CUTTING TYPE 176
13.15.6 BY FIRING SYSTEM 177
13.16 REST OF THE WORLD 177
14 COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE 179
14.1 INTRODUCTION 179
14.2 BRAND ANALYSIS 180
14.3 PRODUCT MAPPING 181
14.4 RANK ANALYSIS 181
14.5 MARKET SHARE ANALYSIS 182
14.6 COMPETITIVE SITUATIONS AND TRENDS 183
14.6.1 NEW PRODUCT LAUNCHES 184
14.6.2 CONTRACTS 185
14.6.3 AGREEMENTS, ACQUISITION PARTNERSHIPS, COLLABORATIONS, AND JOINT VENTURES 186
15 COMPANY PROFILES 188
15.1 INTRODUCTION 188
(Overview, Financials, Products & Services, Strategy, and Developments)*
15.2 FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS 189
15.3 ORBITAL ATK 190
15.4 SMITH & WESSON HOLDING CORPORATION 193
15.5 STURM, RUGER & COMPANY INC. 196
15.6 FREEDOM GROUP 200
15.7 GENERAL DYNAMICS CORPORATION 203
15.8 FORJAS TAURUS SA 206
15.9 GLOCK GES.M.B.H 208
15.10 HECKLER & KOCH GMBH 210
15.11 COLT’S MANUFACTURING COMPANY, LLC 212
15.12 HERSTAL SA 214
15.13 BERETTA HOLDING S.P.A 215
*Details on overview, financials, product & services, strategy, and developments might not be captured in case of unlisted companies.
16 APPENDIX 219
16.1 DISCUSSION GUIDE 219
16.2 KNOWLEDGE STORE: MARKETSANDMARKETS’ SUBSCRIPTION PORTAL 222
16.3 INTRODUCING RT: REAL TIME MARKET INTELLIGENCE 224
16.4 AVAILABLE CUSTOMIZATION 224
16.4.1 COUNTRY-LEVEL ANALYSIS 224
16.4.2 ADDITIONAL COMPANY PROFILES (UPTO 5) 224
16.5 RELATED REPORTS 225