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Generous Industry Sponsor Support Key to Successful 2015 SHOT Show

Written by National Shooting Sports Foundation. Posted in NSSF

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 The success of the 2015 SHOT Show was due in great part to the many dedicated industry sponsors that contributed generously in support of the firearm industry’s largest trade show. For many of our sponsors, this was not the first time they have stepped up to the plate.

Outdoor Channel made a remarkable fifth consecutive appearance as one...

National Shooting Sports Foundation Industry Reference Guide

Written by Cerakote Gun Coating. Posted in NSSF

A comprehensive report that encompasses the shooting sports industry into one, easy-to-reference resource!

Includes industry trends on hunting license sales, excise taxes, NICS, FFL dealers, manufacturing reports, economic data, demographics of shooting sports participants, equipment expenditures by segment, state-by-state participation, state-of-the-industry survey results and much more.

Senate Democrats Poised To Make a Big Mistake

Written by National Shooting Sports Foundation. Posted in NSSF

Senate Democrats really want to go out with a bang. Considering that they are about to lose their majority in the U.S. Senate, one would think they would attempt to pass some meaningful legislation that would preserve their legacy before the Republicans take over in January. However, some news outlets are...

New York Times Fails in Reading Comprehension

Written by National Shooting Sports Foundation. Posted in NSSF

Recently, the New York Times published an article, “FBI Confirms a Sharp Rise in Mass Shootings Since 2000.” If this were actually the case, it may have been newsworthy. Unfortunately for Times readers, even the headline was wrong.

The FBI did publish a study. That much is true. But it was not related to “mass shootings,” but rather to “active shoot...

Fall is the Time for First Shots Shotguns

Written by National Shooting Sports Foundation. Posted in NSSF

image The kids are back in school, the days are becoming cooler and with the changing season comes a shifting customer base. With afterschool activities for the kids, followed by Saturday’s college football games and Sunday’s NFL rivalries, your twice- and three-times-a-week shooters can become once-a-month visitors. Skeet, trap and sporting clays ran...

Turn Rate—A Firearm Retailer’s Best Friend for Getting Inventory “Right”

Written by National Shooting Sports Foundation. Posted in NSSF

October 6, 2014By Patrick Shay, NSSF Director, Retail DevelopmentComments Off

One of the September’s blogs here talked briefly about inventory turnover and turn rate. Turnover is the rate at which you sell the products in your inventory. To calculate this rate, take your cost of goods sold divided by the average inventory cost (what you paid for i...

Anti-Gun Money Fuels Pro-Gun Voters

Written by National Shooting Sports Foundation. Posted in NSSF

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With mid-term elections now nearly upon us, candidates, activists and third party groups are scrambling to make their opinions heard by voters before the polls open on Nov. 4. Gun control advocates, such as Mayor Bloomberg’s Everytown for Gun Safety and former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords’ Americans for Responsible Solutions, have both been active...

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