Guns & Ammunition Manufacturing in the US: Market Research Report

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Guns & Ammunition Manufacturing Market Research Report | NAICS 33299a | Jan 2016

Lock and load: After recent sales surge, demand will normalize as fears of gun control subside

IBISWorld’s Guns & Ammunition Manufacturing market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Guns and Ammunition Manufacturing industry had its ups and downs over the past five years. Prior to the five-year period, the expanding US defense budget and combat operations in the Middle East greatly increased demand for military-related small arms, ammunition, bombs, artillery shells, ordnances and other munitions. However, as the United States began to wind down combat operations, spending on defense, particularly industry products, plunged. Increasing consumer concerns about stricter gun control laws led many to buy industry products before a feared ban. As a result, despite defense cuts, industry revenue skyrocketed. In the five years to 2021, industry growth will be tempered by the eventual normalization of consumer demand following the recent surge in demand... purchase to read more

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The Guns and Ammunition manufacturing industry can be broken down into four distinct product segments: small arms, small arms ammunition, ammunition (excluding small arms), and other ordinance and accessories.

Small arms

Small arms manufacturers produce ammunition carts, gun barrels, machine gun belts, gun clips, gun cylinders and clips, firearms, gun magazines, machine guns, pistols, recoil mechanisms, revolvers, rifles, shotguns and submachine guns. Over the five years to 2015, revenue from this segment is expected to experience strong growth. In 2011, small arms made up about a third of industry revenue, while in 2016 it is expected to make up 46.3% of revenue... purchase to read more


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What is the Guns & Ammunition Manufacturing Industry?

This industry manufactures small arms (including shotguns, rifles, revolvers, pistols, machine guns and grenade launchers), and ammunition, ordnance and accessories.

Industry Products
Small arms ammunitionOther ammunitionSmall armsOrdnance and accessories
Industry Activities
Machine gunsShotguns and riflesHandgunsGun magazinesSmall arms ammunitionAmmunition (except small arms)GrenadesMinesArtillery and tank ammunitionHowitzers and man-portable and vehicle installed rockets and rocket launchers

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