Market Research Logo

Guns & Ammunition Manufacturing in the US - Industry Market Research Report


Attention: There is an updated edition available for this report.

Guns & Ammunition Manufacturing in the US

The Guns and Ammunition Manufacturing industry has experienced increased volatility over the past five years. The industry experienced aggressive revenue growth in the years after the recession as fears of more restrictive gun control laws overrode consumers' financial constraints. The industry's trajectory over the next five years will largely depend on US defense spending and perceptions about the future of firearms legislation. While revenue grew substantially over the past five years, it is forecast to move more in line with historical growth rates as consumer demand eventually begins to normalize. Nonetheless, increased military spending on industry products will help bolster industry growth, despite overall spending remaining below levels experienced in 2012. Moreover, industry operators will increasingly depend on exports for expansion.

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

This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.


  • About this Industry
  • Industry at a Glance
    • Table Key Statistics Snapshot
    • Table Revenue vs. employment growth
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2016)
    • Table Industry Structure
  • Industry Performance
    • Table Federal funding for defense
    • Table Revenue vs. exports
    • Table Life Cycle Stage
  • Products & Markets
    • Table KEY BUYING INDUSTRIES
    • Table KEY SELLING INDUSTRIES
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2016)
    • Table Major market segmentation (2016)
    • Table Industry trade balance
    • Table Exports To
    • Table Business Locations 2016
    • Table Distribution of establishments vs. population
  • Competitive Landscape
    • Table Sector vs. Industry Costs
    • Table Barriers to Entry checklist
    • Table Trade Globalization
  • Major Companies
    • Table Major players
    • Table Vista Outdoor (industry-specific) financial performance*
    • Table General Dynamics Combat Systems (industry-specific) financial performance*
    • Table Freedom Group Inc. - financial performance
    • Table Orbital ATK (industry-specific) financial performance*
  • Operating Conditions
    • Table Capital intensity
    • Table Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
    • Table Volatility vs Growth
  • Key Statistics
    • Table Industry Data
    • Table Annual Change
    • Table Key Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary

Download our eBook: How to Succeed Using Market Research

Learn how to effectively navigate the market research process to help guide your organization on the journey to success.

Download eBook

Share this report