NSSF is the trade association for America's firearms industry.
Our mission: To promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports.
NSSF is the trade association for America's firearms industry.
It's mission: To promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports.
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SHOT Business Editor Slaton White Goes Behind the Scenes of the ‘Undercover Shopper’ in SHOT Show University Keynote Address

Look behind the scenes in a special SHOT Show University keynote address, “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of ‘Undercover Shoppers.’”

Firearms Retailers Overwhelmingly Obey the Law; ‘Bad Apple’ Charges Are Not New and Still Rotten

After years of evidence that the vast majority of FFLs are law-abiding business owners that comply with a complex regulatory system the government has created, the anti-gun crowd is again arguing that there are “bad apple” retailers that must be legislated or sued out of existence.

Otis Technology Newest Bronze Sponsor of 2016 SHOT Show University

We’re very excited to announce that Otis Technology has joined the roster of 2016 SHOT Show University sponsors at the Bronze support level.

Kutak Rock LLP Newest Bronze Sponsor of 2016 SHOT Show University

Those attending the 2016 SHOT Show University will be pleased to learn that Kutak Rock LLP has signed on as a Bronze Sponsor of this important event.

Attendee Registration Now Open for 2016 SHOT Show

Registration for the National Shooting Sports Foundation's 2016 SHOT Show is now open for attendees. The show — Jan. 19-22 in Las Vegas — will be here before you know it.

Five Reasons to Invest in a Customized Market Report

Smart business owners back their risk with research. For firearm retailers and range owners, NSSF’s Customized Market Reports are the answer to getting that research down.

Double-Check Those Firearm Bar Codes

Today we have massive computing power in the palms of our hands that can, thanks to things like bar code scanners, make those inventory acquisition entries into your bound book a breeze. But . . .

NSSF, NRA, SAF Sue Seattle over Gun, Ammo Tax

NSSF joined the National Rifle Association, Seattle-based retailers and gun owners in filing a lawsuit today in King County Superior Court challenging Seattle's recently approved sales tax of $25 on each firearm and five cents for each round of ammunition (two cents for .22 caliber).

Celerant Returns as Gold Sponsor of 2016 SHOT Show University

Celerant Technology Corp. will be returning as a Gold sponsor of our annual SHOT Show University.

Rental Guns and Your FFL—Growing Your Business While Staying Compliant

Innovative retailers are always on the lookout for ways to increase their profits by expanding their businesses. One way to do this is to add a shooting range to a retail storefront.

University Research Highlights Loss Prevention Trends

When answering questions about retail loss prevention trends, I often refer to some university research I’ve found invaluable in learning about the subject and in creating remedies.

Getting Started on Class III/NFA Licensing—Your First Step to Capitalizing on the Growing Suppressor Market

Despite the growing consumer demand for suppressors and the thriving marketplace, I still hear dealers wondering whether buying and selling suppressors is legal.

As We’ve Been Saying, Let’s Continue to FixNICS

Effective background checks on prospective firearm purchasers depend on the submission of complete, accurate information in the NICS database, and adequate training of those responsible for entering data.

Assisting Customers Who Have Been Denied/Delayed by NICS

The FBI and ATF have informed NSSF that both agencies have been realizing a higher-than-normal volume of calls by consumers who have received denials or extensive delays from the NICS system.

Policy Making—Not Just for Washington

As members of NSSF’s team of FFL compliance consultants, we cover many topics during a retail site consultation visit. One that catches many by surprise is keeping store policies in writing.

Firearm Inventory Counts and Reconciliation — Compliance Secret No. 1

When we as members of NSSF’s FFL Compliance Consultant Team are out in the field with NSSF members during a compliance consultation visit, the question will often come up, “What’s one big secret to compliance?” We do have one, though it’s not really a secret. The “secret,” if you will, is about conducting careful inventory […]

Recognize National Safety Month by Using NSSF Firearm Safety Resources

With June designated National Safety Month, now is a good time to communicate firearm safety messages to your customers using NSSF's many firearm safety resources.

The Keys to the Vault

If you were asked to write down how many set of keys there are to your front door, the gun cases, the gun vault and the cash registers, could you do it?

Airguns and Outreach Can Improve Your Bottom Line (Yes, Airguns!)

Airguns often get dismissed as mere “toys,” which they most certainly are not. Many think they begin and end with the nostalgic Red Ryder, something that couldn’t be further from the truth.

One Man’s Trash is Another Man’s … Crime Spree

How many times a day do you crumble up a piece of paper and toss it into the trash? That’s the end of that piece of paper, right? Not quite.