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Posts Tagged ‘target shooting’

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.



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 […]



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 […]



$100,000 in Grants Available to Colleges


NSSF is making a total of $100,000 in grants available to public and private colleges for start-ups of new target-shooting clubs and teams. Watch a brief video about the Collegiate Shooting Sports Initiative The grants are provided through NSSF’s Collegiate Shooting Sports Initiative, which has assisted more than 75 schools with building competitive and recreational shooting […]



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 […]



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 […]



Customized Market Reports Are Tailor-Designed Market Templates


Want to know more about your range location or interested in opening a new range? While many segments of the U.S. economy have lagged over the past few years, the firearms and ammunition industry continues to buck the trend and pushes forward with strong sales and broad customer interest. Many American entrepreneurs have identified this […]



Local Boy Scouts Councils Can Apply for $100,000 in Grants from NSSF


Boy Scouts Councils, are you up for the challenge? For the third year, NSSF will make available a total of $100,000 in challenge grants to encourage local Boy Scouts of America Councils to develop or expand their activities in target shooting and marksmanship. The challenge grants from NSSF are available to qualifying BSA Councils. Target […]



NSSF Offers Ranges $30,000 in Grants for Steel Targets


NSSF has announced a Steel Target Grant Program to provide support for shooting ranges that plan to begin or expand Ruger Rimfire Challenge target-shooting events. A total of 26 steel target grant packages worth $30,000 are available, with targets suitable for both indoor and outdoor target shooting ranges. The Ruger Rimfire Challenge focuses on introducing […]



Nevada Anti-gun Legislator Should Win a Silver . . . for Intolerance


To Silver State Assemblyman William Horne, D-Las Vegas, chairman of the Judiciary Committee, goes the silver medal for intolerance when it comes to the public expressing its opposition to more gun control in Nevada. After a recent 8-5 vote of that state’s Advisory Commission on the Administration of Justice to not even hear a proposal […]



T. Boone Pickens Is NHFDay Honorary Chairman


Since 1972 National Hunting and Fishing Day has had many honorary chairpersons, including professional baseball players, NASCAR drivers, musicians, presidents (George H. W. Bush), actors and comedians, but never a businessman—until now. T. Boone Pickens, the well-known philanthropist, successful businessman and sportsman, has added a new role to his illustrious career—honorary chairman of National Hunting […]



NSSF Provides Over $230,000 in Grants to Shooting Ranges


The National Shooting Sports Foundation has awarded grants totaling $231,796 to nine shooting facilities through its Range Partnership Grant Program. New marketing strategies designed to motivate individuals, particularly youth and inactive shooters, to go target shooting and hunting dominated this year’s winning proposals. Receiving grants this year were Wyoming Antelope Club, St. Petersburg, Fla.; Corry […]



Report: New Women Shooters Say They’re Interested in Personal Protection


From NSSF's weekly e-newsletter Bullet Points: The National Shooting Sports Foundation's First Shots program has helped introduce thousands of first-timers to shooting at their local ranges. Nearly half of these participants have been female. A new report from NSSF shows a snapshot of these new women shooters. For example, after attending a First Shots seminar […]