The sports guns can be categorized into shotguns, rifles and handguns. These guns are being increasingly popular due to the escalating participation of developing countries in shooting events. The market is expected to grow during the forecast period.
The use of sports guns have several advantages which is expected the drive the market. The habit of shooting at targets helps in building and improving the physical discipline by increasing the stamina, hand eye coordination and motor skills. This in return makes this sport all the more enjoyable. Furthermore, the use of sports guns increases the arm strength as one needs to have strong and steady arms to aim and shoot at the targets. Moreover, the shooters need to be focused in order to aim at the correct targets. This practice helps in improving the eyesight. Shooting sports has been classified as a mental sport as the marksmen should have high level of concentration. Furthermore, it also involves the use of mathematics and logic in order to study the wind speed and aim at the targets accordingly. The sports guns are also used as a form of entertainment gaming in laser tag games and pain ball shootings. These games are very popular in the U.S. and the trend is gradually becoming popular in developing regions which is driving the market for sports guns market. The health benefits associated with shooting sports is increasing the demand for such events globally. This is directly driving the market for sports guns globally. In addition, the sports guns are also used for training purposes which is also aiding to the demand for this market.
However, the use of any type of guns for civilians are prohibited in many states of U.S. and Canada which is expected to resist the growth for sports guns to a certain extend. Nevertheless, the shooting games are gaining their popularity in Olympics and Commonwealth Games. The upcoming commonwealth games in 2018 are expected to drive the market for sports guns. Moreover, the increasing participation for shooting games from developing countries like India, China and Kazakhstan is expected to drive the market for sports guns in future. Furthermore, the emerging concern for paralyzed persons and the growing encouragement to participate in gaming events is further creating a demand for Paralympics globally. This in return is expected to drive the demand for shooting games and sports guns in Paralympics. Furthermore, the next Olympics is scheduled for 2020 which will drive the market for sports guns during the forecast period.
The sports gun market can be categorized into types and region. By types, the market for sports has been segmented into skeet guns, handguns, shotguns and rifles. In terms of region, the market is divided into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa and Latin America among others. North America and Europe is expected to witness steady demand for sports guns due to constant participation in shooting events. Moreover, the improving economy in Asia Pacific region is expected to increase participation in global shooting events. Hence Asia Pacific region is expected to witness a strong growth of sports guns during the forecast period. Middle East and Africa are also emerging in terms of economy and this is increasing their participation in shooting games and hence driving the market for sports guns considerably.
The sports gun market is witnessing strong competition from the major players. Frequent mergers and acquisition among the top players is aiding to the growth of the market globally. Additionally, the sport guns are being sold through online and offline retailers. The leading players in the market include Olympic Arms, Legacy Sports International, LaserMax, Sturm, Ruger and Company, Creedmoor Sports, Dicks Favorite Sports and German Sports Guns GmbH among other players.