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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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 […]



America’s Love of Technology Meets Firearms in an Imperfect Union

“America may love apple pie and baseball, but technology would arguably rank a close third in our national affections,” wrote the editor of the RealClear Technology website. Many of us would agree. And because we live in a country, where thousands of people camp out overnight to buy the latest version of the iPhone, we […]



Improve Your Long-range Hunting and Shooting Skills with NSSF’s Latest Series of Rifle Tips

From the expert training staff at Storm Mountain Training Center in Elk Garden, W.Va., NSSF brings you a trio of long range rifle tips that will help you and a friend connect with more targets both at the shooting range and afield. The first tip in the series, “Trace,” will help you become a more […]



November 2013 Range Report Available Online

Earlier this month, the November 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 that can help you make your range even better. Take a look: Making Shooting Accessible for Disabled Customer By Carolee Anita Boyles If someone in a wheelchair or […]



Coalition Proposes Action to End Impasse over ‘Sporting Purposes’ Exemption for Non-Lead Ammunition

A coalition of organizations led by NSSF, representing millions of sportsmen and women, requested that U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder of the Justice Department, through ATF, finalize and start implementing the necessary “sporting purposes” exemption to the definition of armor-piercing ammunition established by the Gun Control Act of 1968. Since California Gov. Jerry Brown recently […]