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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First-Ever 3-Gun Fantasy Camp, April 20-23 in Las Vegas


The people have spoken, and we’ve listened. New price, new format (3-Gun!), and a return to fabulous Las Vegas! NSSF’s first-ever 3-Gun Fantasy Camp is set for April 20-23 at the world-class Clark County Shooting Complex with hotel accommodations at the Aliante Casino + Hotel + Spa. Modeled after similar events in NASCAR and Major […]



NSSF Announces New Star-Rating Range Program


I am pleased to announce the launch of NSSF’s completely revamped Star-Rating Range Program. Created to acknowledge those indoor shooting range facilities that excel across a wide variety of criteria, the new rating system not only highlights those ranges that have made significant strides in maintaining an outstanding facility to the public, provide excellent customer […]



Wildlife Needs Hunters and Shooters to Thrive


Yes, “We built that,” but the work is far from over. Here’s how you can do your part to secure our heritage and lifestyle for the next generation Healthy wildlife populations and habitat ARE NOT a product of nature. That’s a fairly bold and rather counter-intuitive statement, but in an era of threatened natural resources […]



INFOGRAPHIC: Venison Donations Provide 11 Million Meals to Less Fortunate


When you’re gathering with family and friends this holiday season, here’s a story to tell — one that would not be possible without the thoughtfulness and generosity of hunters. This infographic from NSSF shows that 11 million meals are provided annually to the less fortunate through donations of venison by hunters. Nearly 2.8 million pounds of […]



13th Annual FMG Shooting Industry Masters Hits the Mark


The 13th Annual FMG Shooting Industry Masters hit the mark once again in bringing some 300 industry luminaries together to raise money for the NSSF First Shots program and USA Shooting.



Project ChildSafe ‘Own It? Respect It. Secure It.’ Initiative Hits 1,000 Industry Supporters


1,000 COMPANIES AND ORGANIZATIONS ON BOARD When the firearms industry’s Project ChildSafe program launched its “Own It? Respect It. Secure It.” initiative eight months ago, industry companies and organizations were encouraged to use the power of their outreach to remind gun owners to securely store their firearms when not in use to help prevent access […]



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."



Julie Golob Lends Her Support for NSSF’s #GUNVOTE Initiative


Professional competitive shooter Julie Golob is encouraging all shooting sports enthusiasts and gun owners to inform themselves about the issues and to #GUNVOTE this Nov. 4. The winner of numerous championships, Julie is a veteran of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit and now shoots for Team Smith & Wesson and Team Benelli, among other activities. […]



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.



Connecticut State Police and NSSF to Promote Firearm Safety at The Big E


At the Eastern States Exposition, Connecticut State Police and the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) will work cooperatively to encourage firearm owners to securely store their firearms when not in use to help prevent accidents, misuse and theft. Through NSSF’s Project ChildSafe program, state police will distribute free gun locks, safety literature and child safety […]



Gun Industry Sales Reflect a ‘New Normal’


Last year was an extraordinary one for firearm sales, a year unlike any other in the industry’s history. That’s a fact to be mindful of when comparing estimated sales through the first seven months of 2014 with those of the previous year, notes NSSF President Steve Sanetti. Remove the extraordinary 2013 from the rear-view mirror […]



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 […]



For Gun Control Advocates, Exaggeration is Standard Practice


Recently, we wrote a letter to the editor of USA Today to correct inaccuracies in an article about a new Everytown for Gun Safety “study”.  In that study, the team at the Bloomberg-funded Everytown was following in the footsteps of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence in willfully misconstruing key facts. At a June […]



NSSF Statement Regarding the Bipartisan Sportmen’s Act


NSSF today issued this statement regarding the Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act, S. 2363, that earlier today, failed to garner the  60 votes needed to move towards final passage: NSSF understands why pro-sportsmen members from both sides of the aisle wanted an opportunity to vote on amendments unique to their respective states. That said, it is disheartening to see […]



NSSF’s Project ChildSafe Takes Second Annual S.A.F.E Summer into Communities Nationwide


Project ChildSafe, in partnership with NSSF, announces the second annual S.A.F.E Summer campaign, a part of Project ChildSafe’s ongoing program to emphasize the importance of responsible firearm storage — particularly while children are home from school and more likely to be unattended. Each month, Project ChildSafe will recognize and spotlight local leaders nationwide who are […]



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 […]



Supreme Court Decision on “Straw Purchases” Does Not Make Gift Purchases of Firearms Illegal


On June 16, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a case involving a Virginia man who could legally purchase a firearm and did so for an uncle from Pennsylvania. Even though the Pennsylvania man who ultimately bought the gun was not legally prohibited from owning a firearm and passed a background check, the Court, in […]



Some Twitter Highlights from the #NSSFSummit


Those traveling to #NSSFSummit will notice NSSF-sponsored Own It? Respect It. Secure It. safety ads at BDL airport pic.twitter.com/YPOlMa0Pmw — NSSF (@NSSF) June 9, 2014 @NSSF President Steve Sanetti kicks off the #nssfsummit http://t.co/uiahadikZc — Chris Dolnack (@chrisdolnack) June 10, 2014 First the good news. Hunting and target shooting grew 20% from 2008 to 2013 […]