Airsoft Gun Optics Market Size
We were unable to find the requested information on the size of the digital airsoft optics market using publicly accessible sources. We were also unable to find enough information to make a high-confidence estimate or extrapolation of the requested data. It appears that the market for digital and/or electronic airsoft optics is too narrow a sub-field of the airsoft market to have been examined by any publicly accessible source.
We began our research with reputable market research sources like IBIS and First Research. These industry analysts often offer high-quality reports of markets and industries, but only limited data emerged from accessible reports. There is a possibility that key information lay behind a paywall at this location, but there is no guarantee the report breaks down the industry in such a way as to examine digital or electronic airsoft optics specifically.
We then determined the market leaders in the airsoft industry and established a list of high-visibility brands in the electronic airsoft optics market and turned to searching the web presences, financial disclosures, and annual reports of those brands, as well as press releases and similar sources for market data on the digital airsoft optics market as a whole. Still, no information about the digital optics industry's market size came to light.
With no clear, precompiled survey of the digital or electronic airsoft optics market to be found, we turned to attempting to assemble a picture of the market from partial sources and extrapolation. We examined press sources like Forbes as well as catalogs for sports games and the airsoft industry, and the web presences of organizations like Airsoft Dome and Professional Airsoft, but nothing emerged from this strategy that addressed the optics market, much less the digital optics sub-segment.
Next, we gathered data on the number of airsoft gun owners in the hopes that this, plus an average price of digital airsoft optics (garnered from Amazon) and an average instance of the use of digital optics could be used to extrapolate a size for the market. However, the last key piece of that equation could not be found. None of our sources discussed how many users buy optics or how many airsoft guns have optics attached nor how many of these optics are digital or electronic.
Still seeking that preference data, we expanded our scope to look at target shooting, paintball, and other related sports press sources, hoping to find comparative or otherwise useful information about optics use. We did not find anything that could be used to make a high-confidence estimate of the needed data.
In our search, we found a few pieces of data about the airsoft market and the digital or electronic optics subsection of that market, which have been presented below.
The total revenue of air gun and airsoft industry was $447.8 million in 2017. This industry has seen an annualized fall of 0.9 percent over the past five years. There was a drastic drop in demand in 2014. This drop was due to regulations in the purchasing of airsoft guns. Top brands for airsoft guns include Tokyo Marui, CYMA Airsoft Guns, and Desert Eagle Airsoft. In the United States, there are 324 airsoft fields, 221 shops for airsoft products, 2110 teams and 45 organizers.
Cost for a digital optics for airsoft guns runs between $100 and $120. Consumers are advised to consider reliability, functions, magnifications and the presence or absence of a scopecam when considering the purchase of airsoft optics.
Unfortunately, the digital and/or electronic airsoft gun optic industry has not been studied by any publicly accessible source, nor does enough data exist on public sources to make a high-confidence guess at the size of this sub-field of the airsoft industry. We do know that the airsoft industry was worth $447.8 million in 2017 and has been shrinking since 2014, largely due to regulation.