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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Posts Tagged ‘retailers’

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 […]



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.



Gary Bangs, Former ATF Director of Industry Operations, Joins NSSF’s FFL Compliance Consulting Team


The NSSF is pleased to announce that former ATF Director of Industry Operations Gary Bangs has agreed to join the organization as a member of its retail FFL Compliance Consulting Team.



Gary Bangs, Former ATF Director of Industry Operations, Joins NSSF’s FFL Compliance Consulting Team


NSSF is pleased to announce that former ATF Director of Industry Operations Gary Bangs has agreed to join the organization as a member of its retail FFL Compliance Consulting Team.



After-Sale Follow-Through—Turning New Customers into Regulars


Let’s look at how both after-sale phone calls and letters can help you build loyal customers.



The Second Gun—The One to Keep Them Coming Back


How often do you see first-time gun purchasers, the ones for whom self-protection and concealed carry is the priority, back in your store again? If the answer to that question is “Not often,” you might be having a problem with follow-through.



Training in the Art of Listening


There are many things worth training your staff to handle, but I’ve seen that no better training can be had than that of teaching your sales team the art of listening.



Women in Your Store—Are You Marketing to Them, or Just Selling?


There is no doubt that the firearms industry is doing a better job of producing goods that work better for and better fit women.



California Campaign Targets Illegal Gun Purchases


As part of an ongoing national effort to help deter illegal "straw" purchases of firearms, the NSSF is reminding the public in the Oakland and Richmond, Calif. area that there are stiff penalties.



Camden & Wilmington Campaign Targets Illegal Gun Purchases


Billboard advertisements for the Don't Lie for the Other Guy program are being purchased by NSSF in key locations throughout the greater Philadelphia region.



Setting Prices — A Pandora’s Box


Setting Prices — A Pandora's Box Addressing concerns regarding the ideas of establishing "minimum resale prices" or "minimum advertised prices" between manufacturers and retailers.



NSSF Members Receive Free Admission to NSSF Retailer Seminars


RetSeminar NSSF provides free ATF and FFL compliance seminars across the country to its retailer members.



In-Store Firearm Carry—Much More than a Belt and Holster


After you have made the decision to allow your staff to carry while at work. Before everyone straps on a holster, the next steps you need to take are to develop an in-store carry policy.



“Boss, Can I Carry While I’m Working?”


There are both pros and cons to having your employees carry in your store while they’re on the clock, so let’s look at the list of them.



NSSF Adds Extended Classes to 2015 Retailer Seminar Lineup


The National Shooting Sports Foundation is pleased to announce that it has developed a series of extended Retailer Seminars for FFL holders.



NSSF Welcomes Former ATF Director of Industry Operations Mary Jo Hughes as Newest Member of FFL Compliance Consulting Team


NSSF is pleased to announce that former ATF Director, Industry Operations Mary Jo Hughes has agreed to join the organization as a member of its retail FFL Compliance Consulting Team.