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Report: Global guns and accessories market to reach $9.3 billion by 2027

Advancements in firearms technology, including lightweight materials and improved durability, are driving market expansion

The global guns and accessories market, as detailed in a recent report by Fortune Business Insights, is undergoing significant growth. The market, valued at $6.14 billion in 2019, is projected to reach $9.33 billion by 2027, growing at a CAGR of 6.15%. This upward trend is indicative of the evolving landscape in law enforcement and defense sectors worldwide.

Key Drivers of Market Expansion

  • Law enforcement segment is estimated to grow considerably owing to the increasing use of handguns due to rising terrorism and other violent activities.
  • Rising Demand for Civilian Applications: The increase in demand for guns and accessories for hunting, sports shooting, and self-defense is fueling market growth.
  • Technological Innovations: Advancements in firearms technology, including lightweight materials and improved durability, are driving market expansion.
  • Increasing Defense Expenditures: Growing global defense budgets and military modernization programs are significant contributors to the market’s growth.

Market Segmentation Insights

  • By Type: The market includes guns (handguns, shotguns, rifles, machine guns) and accessories (barrels, grips, magazines, kits and parts, optics, lasers, lights, etc.).
  • By Application: Key segments are defense, law enforcement, and civil applications like hunting and sports shooting.

Regional Market Overview

  • North America: Dominated by the U.S., this region is a significant market contributor, attributed to massive defense spending and a robust civilian firearms market.
  • Asia Pacific: This region is witnessing notable growth due to increasing defense budgets and a surge in civilian interest in shooting sports.

Recent Industry Developments

  • Innovations in Gun Manufacturing: Companies are introducing hybrid hunting guns made of carbon fiber to reduce weight and enhance durability.
  • Expansion in Civilian Market: Manufacturers are focusing on the civilian market to counterbalance potential defense budget cuts post-COVID-19.

Challenges in the Market

  • Stringent Gun Ownership Regulations: Governments worldwide are imposing stricter regulations on gun ownership, potentially hindering market growth.


As the guns and accessories market continues to grow, law enforcement agencies must adapt to these changes. Understanding market trends, technological advancements, and the shift towards civilian applications is crucial for strategic planning and operational effectiveness in law enforcement.

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