Air Gun Market Set to Grow with Massive CAGR by 2027

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Air Gun Market to 2027 - Global Analysis and Forecasts by Product (Rifle and Pistol); Ammunition Type (Airgun Pellets, Airgun BBs, Big Bore Pellets, Hunting Pellets, Cleaning Pellets, Others); Accessories (Scopes, Sights, Mounts, Binoculars, Compressors, Others)

Publication Month: Feb 2020 | Report Code: TIPRE00008790 | No. of Pages: 167 | Category: Aerospace and Defense | Status: Published

The air gun market size is expected to grow from US$ 2,135.8 million in 2019 to US$ 3,897.0 million by 2027; it is estimated to witness healthy market growth of 8.2% CAGR from 2020 to 2027.

Individuals' growing interest in sports and leisure activities, such as shooting, which demands an air pistol with high precision, accuracy, and speed, is propelling the air gun market worldwide. One of the major drivers of the air gun market is the growing number of athletic events across the world. The sporting event includes a variety of shooting sports with varying shooting distances, equipment, time limitations, targets, and athleticism levels. In colonial America, target shooting is one of the favorite sports, and the federal laws are also lenient compared to other countries. Several sporting events such as Asian Games, Olympics, Montana 4-H Shooting Sports Events, World Shooting Para Sport World Cup, and Commonwealth Games organize rifles and pistol shooting competitions for different categories. All these events require air pistols and air rifles of better efficiency and accuracy.

Rifles and pistols used in this competition have a specific predefined range. For −400 yards, air rifles with 0.177 calibers, shoot a pellet depending on the category of the rifle, the velocity with which the pellet is fired from the rifle, the distance, the angle, and the direction of the wind. Similarly, the caliber range of air pistols varies from 0.177 to 0.22 calibers for 15–60 yards of a range, which depends on the model of the air pistol. Thus, air gun meeting all these requirements are selected for sporting events. The continuous growth in the number of such shooting events worldwide is boosting the demand for air guns. North America and Europe are engaged in arranging a large number of such events and thus are projected to create huge traction for air gun manufacturers.

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Report Coverage - Air Gun Market
Report CoverageDetails
Market Size Value inUS$ 2,135.8 Million in 2019
Market Size Value byUS$ 3,897.0 Million by 2027
Growth rateCAGR of 8.2% from 2020-2027
Forecast Period2020-2027
Base Year2020
No. of Pages167
No. of Tables78
No. of Charts & Figures85
Historical data availableYes
Segments coveredProduct ; Ammunition Type ; Accessories
Regional scopeNorth America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, South & Central America
Country scopeUS, Canada, Mexico, UK, Germany, Spain, Italy, France, India, China, Japan, South Korea, Australia, UAE, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Brazil, Argentina
Report coverageRevenue forecast, company ranking, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends
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The APAC air gun market is further segmented into Australia, India, China, Japan, South Korea, and the Rest of APAC.  As tension and conflicts continue to rise across countries such as India, China, and Pakistan, the military's strategic procurement of considerably huge numbers of air rifles and air gun has positively impacted the air gun market growth in the region. Several government rules and regulations are set for the purchaser across various countries. In Australia, the government announced various laws for the procurement of air gun such as air rifles that are considered Class A firearms to be used for legal purposes, air pistol shooters should have a membership as well as sufficient attendance as a member of authorized pistol club for six months before becoming an owner of the air pistol. Similarly, in China, the regulation for air gun usage is considered to be the most stringent one across the world. The rising interest of individuals in hunting and shooting is forcing the Government of China to modify their laws to some extent and support the young generation to further enhance and develop their interests. The Asian countries are mainly emerging and fragmented markets; they face challenges such as growing inflation, cost pressures, market competitiveness, and market volatility. To address these issues, manufacturers and suppliers eagerly look ahead for air gun to maximize and improve the visibility of the user to procure these guns.

Lucrative Regions for Air Gun Market Providers

Lucrative Regions for Air Gun Market Providers

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Air Gun Market Segments

The air gun market is segmented on the basis of product, ammunition type, accessories, and geography. By product, the air gun market is segmented into rifle and pistol. Based on ammunition type, the air gun market is segmented into airgun pellets, airgun BBs, big bore pellets, hunting pellets, cleaning pellets, and others. By accessories, the air gun market is segmented into scopes, sights, mounts, binoculars, compressors, and others. On the basis of geography, the air gun market size is primarily segregated into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific (APAC), the Middle East & Africa (MEA), and South America (SAM).

Airforce Airguns; Velocity Outdoor Inc.; Daisy Outdoor Products Inc.; Feinwerkbau GmbH; GAMO Outdoor, S.L.U; Morini Competition Arm SA; Smith & Wesson; Carl Walther GmbH; Sport Manufacturing Group Inc.; and STURM, RUGER & COMPANY, INC. are a few leading players in the market, according to the air gun market analysis.

Ammunition Type - Based Air Gun Market Insights

According to the air gun market, the ammunition type segment is categorized into airgun pellets, airgun BBs, big bore pellets, hunting pellets, cleaning pellets, and others. The airgun pellets segment led the air gun market in 2018 and is anticipated to continue its dominance during the forecast period. An air gun pellet is a projectile of different shapes made to be shot from an air gun. The pellets used in air gun are different from the bullets used in firearms. The firearms operate at the pressure of thousands of atmospheres, whereas air gun operates at a pressure lower than 50 atm. The airgun pellets market size is estimated to be surge over the years till 2027, pertaining to the fact that the manufacturers of air gun across the globe are experiencing substantial growth in the adoption of their products. The rise in procurement of air gun directly impacts the growth in demand for air gun pellets. The competition shooting events are rising year on year, which is posting a growth avenue for air gun pellet manufacturers as well air gun manufacturers to scale up their sales figures. This factor is driving the air gun pellets manufacturers.

The players operating in the air gun market are mainly focused on the development of advanced and efficient products. Air gun market companies are implementing various strategies to match the technological advancements in the air gun market.

  • In 2019, Velocity Outdoor launched the new Benjamin 397S and 392S. The new 397S (0.177 caliber) and the 392S (0.22 caliber) multi pump pneumatic rifle features a NEW sleek all-weather synthetic Monte Carlo stock and fully rifled barrel and a robust forearm making it easier to pump. These air rifles achieve velocities up to 1100 fps on the 397S and up to 800 fps on the 392S with pinpoint accuracy.
  • In 2018, Velocity Outdoor Inc., acquired Ravin Crossbows, LLC for US$ 94 million. The acquisition of Ravin is expected to position Velocity Outdoor to more fully capitalize on the sizeable crossbow market, further diversify its client base and take benefit of the product and market expertise inside of Ravin.
  • In 2017, Smith & Wesson introduced M&P M2.0 Pistol. M&P M2.0 pistol is the culmination of a decade of research and design.  Designed for professional, personal and sporting use, the M&P M2.0 pistol features upgrades to nearly every aspect including trigger, grip, frame, and finish.

Frequently Asked Questions

The regional federal law offers the firearm regulation in the US; however, states and cities impose restrictions on the usage of these guns. Many states, namely Alaska, Idaho, and Kansas, have passed numerous laws to abolish federal gun legislation, whereas legal experts stated that these laws are unconstitutional. Furthermore, in 2019, the growing number of new customers in Texas at a dedicated air gun shop in the state “AirGuns of Texas” in Abilene has grown by 30%. Moreover, the rise in the number of young hunters with a loud bang of a centerfire rifle permits them to develop a flinch when pulling the trigger. Texas is implementing new regulations for state wildlife agencies to interact with the Fort Worth-based manufacturer, which is indulged in producing one of a half-dozen of big-bore air gun models. The governments in the region have announced various laws and regulations for the adoption of air gun with the continuous developments of air gun for recreational hunting activities.
In the MEA, the UAE and Africa are perceiving significant demand for air rifles for hunting purposes. The countries have a different rules for the possession of air rifles, which mainly depend on the caliber and muzzle energy of the guns. The UAE regulates somewhat lenient regulation as compared to other countries in the region; it is easy for individuals to apply for air gun possession. Likewise, in South Africa, a valid hunting license must be issued from the relevant provincial authority, which includes a permit authorizing for the usage of an air rifle for hunting. Thus, MEA region is creating a huge opportunities for the air gun manufacturers to expand their foothold in these regions
The sights are among the prominent and crucial accessories of any air gun. The air gun manufacturers emphasize heavily on the development of precise and accurate sights with an objective to allow the shooter to have an accurate measurement of the target. The sights are equipped on both the rifles and pistols. The demand for air pistols is all time high pertaining to the less expensive characteristics. This factor rises the demand for sights among the air pistol manufacturers, which enables the manufacturers to procure increased quantity of sights, helping the market size of sights segment to grow.

The List of Companies - Air Gun Market

  1. Airforce Airguns
  2. Carl Walther GmbH
  3. Daisy Outdoor Products Inc.
  4. Feinwerkbau GmbH
  6. Morini Competition Arm SA
  7. Smith & Wesson
  8. Sport Manufacturing Group Inc.
  9. Sport Manufacturing Group Inc.
  10. Velocity Outdoor Inc.
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