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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Instruction for Novice Target Shooters from Top Shot Champion, Chris Cheng


NSSF has released the first two videos in a new series hosted by Top Shot Season 4 Champion Chris Cheng titled, "Handgun 101 with Top Shot Champion Chris Cheng."



2014 Shooting Sports Participation Report Now Available


The 2014 edition of the National Sporting Goods Association (NSGA) Shooting Sports Participation report is now available for purchase.



Fall is the Time for First Shots Shotguns


What you can do is seize this downtime as an opportunity to develop new business. One of the best ways to do that, particularly for clay target ranges, is to host an NSSF First Shots event.



Being a Gun Control Advocate Means Never Having to Say You’re Wrong


Although the ban is no longer in place, the media, politicians and anti-gun activists continue to promulgate the term “assault weapon” for what the industry calls the “modern sporting rifle” (MSR.) MSRs are one of the most popular firearms in America, with more than 8.5 million now owned by our citizens.



INFOGRAPHIC: The Changing Face of Today’s Target Shooter


A new infographic issued by the National Shooting Sports Foundation tells the story, at a glance, of the growing number of new target shooting enthusiasts and how they’re surprisingly different from established shooters.



NSSF Members Amplify the ‘Own It? Respect It. Secure It.’ Initiative


In June, the National Shooting Sports Foundation unveiled the “Own It? Respect It. Secure It.” initiativeto amplify our industry’s long-standing commitment to firearm safety and build upon decades of successful public outreach and education. We have worked tirelessly to provide firearm owners with educational resources and safety kits that help prevent accidents and unauthorized access […]



Five Reasons to Invest in a Customized Market Report


You’ll gain vital statistics about the population endemic to your store: age range, employment (both numbers employed and types of employment), household income, education levels, and more. This allows you to target and market to those audiences most likely to spend in your store—and discover those you didn’t consider before. You’ll learn what the customers […]



Import/Export Conference Helps Firearms Industry Members Stay Informed of Law, Regulatory Issues


The 13th Annual Firearms Import/Export Conference is under way with a comprehensive agenda designed to help ensure that members of the firearms, ammunition, hunting and shooting sports industry stay informed of and in compliance with the extensive federal laws and regulations governing the import and export of their products. The two-day conference is a joint […]



The Growing Diversity of Gun Ownership


Last October, Pennsylvania resident Shaneen Allen was arrested in New Jersey after being pulled over for a minor traffic violation. When the police approached her vehicle, the single mother voluntarily disclosed that she had a gun in her vehicle and had been issued a concealed carry permit in her home state. Since Allen was in […]



Shooting Industry Masters Competition Raises Record-Matching $70,000 for NSSF’s First Shots Program


Year after year, FMG Publications leads the way for a bigger and brighter future for the shooting sports through its Shooting Industry Masters competition. In this year’s 12th annual Masters, held July 18-19 on Florida’s Treasure Coast, a record-matching, all-time high of $70,000 was raised for NSSF’s First Shots program. Included in that $70,000 were […]



Senate Votes to Move Ahead with Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act


On Monday evening, the United States Senate voted by an overwhelming 82-12 margin to move ahead with consideration of S. 2363, the Bipartisan Sportsmen Act of 2014. We can expect Senators this week to begin debating the most important package of pro-sportsmen’s legislation in a generation. Monday’s vote was just the first. We can expect […]



Call and Urge Your Senators to Co-sponsor the Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act


The Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act, S. 2363, is the most important package of measures for the benefit of sportsmen in a generation and 45 Senators are already co-sponsors. If yours are, thank them for their leadership. If they are not, as a firearm owner, hunter, target shooter or outdoor trade business owner, call or send emails and urge them to […]



NSSF Issues Report on Combined Spending by Hunters and Target Shooters


National Shooting Sports Foundation’s “Hunting in America” and “Target Shooting in America” reports reveal the broad impact that spending by hunters and target shooters have on America’s economy. Now, responding to demand for a combined report, NSSF has issued “Economic Impact of Hunting and Target Shooting in America,” showing, among other significant statistics, that spending […]



NSSF Urges Target Shooters and Hunters to Help Prevent Wildfires


Provides Warning Poster and Audio PSA The cost of fighting wildfires will increase by nearly $500 million this year, according to new federal study, bringing the annual total to $1.8 billion—a staggering amount that does not include other tolls on property, wildlife, habitat and humans. With that in mind, the National Shooting Sports Foundation encourages […]



Firearms Industry Economic Impact Nearly Doubles in Five Years


The total economic impact of the firearms and ammunition industry in the United States increased from $19.1 billion in 2008 to $37.7 billion in 2013, a 97 percent increase, while the total number of full-time equivalent jobs rose from more than 166,000 to more than 245,000, a 48 percent increase in that five-year period, according […]



INFOGRAPHIC: How Wildlife is Thriving Because of Guns & Hunting


Since the late 1930s, hunters, target shooters and the firearms industry have been the nation’s largest contributors to conservation, paying for programs that benefit America’s wildlife and all who love the outdoors. In fact, the U.S. Department of Interior just announced that firearms and ammunition manufacturers contributed a record $760.9 million in excise taxes in […]



NSSF’s Where To Shoot App Tops 100,000 Downloads


NSSF is pleased to report that our Where To Shoot mobile app has topped 100,000 downloads. The app, which at one point hit No. 4 on the Apple App Store’s list of free sports apps, has been a hit with target shooters and gun owners. Available for iOS and Android devices, Where To Shoot locates […]



NSSF Target Shooting Activity Report: States Benefit from Economic Impact of Target Shooting


Read the Report View/Download as PDF Watch a message from NSSF President & CEO, Steve Sanetti View INFOGRAPHIC NSSF has released a major new report documenting the importance of target-shooting activities to the U.S. economy. The report, Target Shooting in America: Millions of Shooters, Billions of Dollars, was released today in conjunction with a press […]



INFOGRAPHIC: Target Shooting in America – Millions of Shooters, Billions of Dollars


Did you know that more people target shoot than play baseball? The infographic below provides a look at just how economically impactful target shooting is in America. Also, watch this brief message from NSSF President, Steve Sanetti. Explore more infographics like this one on the web’s largest information design community – Visually.  



December 2013 Range Report Available Online


Last week, the December 2013 edition of The Range Report, NSSF’s E-magazine for shooting facilities, was posted at its website, www.rangereport.org. You’ll find features and departments aimed to help improve your range. Take a look: Market Your Range as a Destination By Carolee Anita Boyles From corporate meetings to weddings, your range can do more […]