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Are You Equipped to Achieve Retailing Success?

NSSF Blog - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 09:30

You need more than a passion for your business if you want to see real profits. Are you prepared and equipped to achieve retailing success? How do you know? Grit, hard work and intent are not good enough. If you are a typical firearms, shooting and hunting retailer, your motivations for being in business are […]

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Kutak Rock, LLP, Sponsors 2018 SHOT Show University at Bronze Level

NSSF Blog - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 08:20

NEWTOWN, Conn. — The National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®), the trade association for the firearms industry, is pleased to announce that Kutak Rock, LLP, will be returning as a Bronze-level sponsor for the 2018 SHOT Show University. Headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, Kutak Rock, LLP, is a national law firm with locations from coast to coast […]

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NSSF on CNN Headline News: FixNICS | Gun Background Checks

NSSF Blog - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 09:26

America’s firearms retailers are on the front line of preventing firearms from getting into the hands of those who should not have them. The system is only as good as the records in the database. Appearing on CNN Headline News Network’s S.E. Cupp Unfiltered last night, NSSF’s Larry Keane discussed our industry’s FixNICS initiative and […]

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Behind the Firing Line: Shooters World

NSSF Blog - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 14:27

Welcome to NSSF’s newest column for firearms range owners, managers and staff. “Behind the Firing Line” works to accomplish two things. First, it recognizes those ranges that have met the stringent requirements necessary to achieve an NSSF Three-, Four- or Five-Star rating for excellence. Second, it works to explain how these ranges met specific criteria […]

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Retailing by the Numbers — Part II

NSSF Blog - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 08:00

In the second of this two-part series, the author focuses on a number of inventory calculations that can improve your bottom line. In the first of this two-part article, I discussed a number of business and accounting terms important to realizing profits. These numbers are your FFL’s report card, measurements of performance that tell you […]

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California Eases Up on Gun Crimes, While Restricting Gun Rights

NSSF Blog - Wed, 11/01/2017 - 10:00

California’s Gov. Jerry Brown wants everyone to know he’s tough on guns. But crimes with guns? Not so much. Gov. Brown signed into law a bill that removed mandatory minimum sentences for criminals who use guns in their crimes. It came on the heels of him signing into law new requirements for firearms retailers to […]

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NSSF Issues Statement on Chicago Gun Trace Report

NSSF Blog - Wed, 11/01/2017 - 09:06

NEWTOWN, Conn. – The National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®), the trade association for the firearms and ammunition industry, today issued the following statement. Gun Trace Report 2017 issued at the direction of the Chicago Mayor’s Office outlines a comprehensive public safety strategy, certain elements of which the firearms industry would endorse including increasing the number of […]

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Retailing by the Numbers — Part I

NSSF Blog - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 12:15

Doing your math homework will keep you in the black. The act of retailing is not altogether that hard. Sign a lease, buy some fixtures, load the store with merchandise and wait on the customers. While buying and selling is relatively easy, making a profit consistent with your investment is difficult at a minimum. In […]

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Southwick Associates Renews Executive Management Seminar Sponsorship for 2018 SHOT Show

NSSF Blog - Fri, 10/27/2017 - 14:46

NEWTOWN, Conn. — The National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®), the firearms industry trade association, is pleased to announce that Southwick Associates has agreed to renew its sponsorship of the Networking Event at the highly anticipated 2018 SHOT Show’s Executive Management Seminar. Designed as the premier educational forum for rising managerial and executive-level professionals, this seminar will take place […]

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NSSF Q&A: U.S. Senator Mike Rounds (R-S.D.)

NSSF Blog - Fri, 10/27/2017 - 09:34

Editor’s Note: We are pleased to post the latest of our occasional Q&A features with an elected official who supports hunting and the shooting sports. NSSF thanks Senator Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) for agreeing to talk with us. Who introduced you to hunting/the shooting sports and at what age? My dad, Don Rounds, and John and […]

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From the Counter: Green Top — 70 Years Strong

NSSF Blog - Thu, 10/26/2017 - 08:00

“From the Counter” is the NSSF’s timely industry perspective provided by firearm retailers across the country. Our goal is to identify and highlight innovative market strategies that help retailers compete more successfully. Lessons learned are drawn from an array of regions with diverse market economies in an era of political change. Green Top — Ashland, […]

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MT2 is Newest Sponsor of Winter 2017 NSSF Lead Management and OSHA Workshop

NSSF Blog - Wed, 10/25/2017 - 09:55

NEWTOWN, Conn. — The National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®) is pleased to announce that MT2 has signed on to sponsor the early winter 2017 NSSF Lead Management and OSHA Compliance Workshop taking place Dec. 11-13 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Headquartered in Arvada, Colorado, MT2 is a leading environmental range consulting contractor. “MT2’s expertise in […]

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Government Report Supports Project ChildSafe Effectiveness

NSSF Blog - Tue, 10/24/2017 - 09:20

A new Government Accountability Office (GAO) report has confirmed what we know to be true. The distribution of free gun locks helps to increase the use of safe storage practices. Having doctors talk to parents about safe storage and firearms in the homes does not change the parents’ behavior. In the words of the GAO […]

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Is SOS Inventory Killing Your Profits and Cash Flow?

NSSF Blog - Tue, 10/24/2017 - 07:50

A dearth of slow-moving inventory can fade customer interest and negatively affect your bottom line. A retailer’s inventory has both sweet and sour properties. It can sweeten your bottom line or significantly sour profits and cash flow. It all depends on how much of your inventory investment is tied up in A-grade (in strong demand) […]

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Setting Up Your Master Key Locking System

NSSF Blog - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 13:31

An intelligently designed system for maintaining the keys to your store is paramount to store security. In today’s world of advanced and high-tech security, you have many options available with which to secure your firearms location. Although electronic locking systems and computerized electronic access control systems are plentiful and reliable, they can add significant costs […]

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NSSF Expands Hunting Works For America to Include the Rushmore State

NSSF Blog - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 15:19

Hunting Works For South Dakota becomes newest state chapter to join award-winning program NEWTOWN, Conn. — For the third time in 2017, the National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®), the trade association for the firearms industry, is proud to announce that the Hunting Works For America program has expanded its reach. Hunting Works For South Dakota […]

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Project ChildSafe Memphis Launches, Encourages Gun Owners to ‘Own It? Respect It. Secure It.’

NSSF Blog - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 10:18

Community-led effort focuses on preventing firearms accidents, thefts and misuse MEMPHIS, Tenn. – The National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®), along with Mayor Jim Strickland, D. Michael Dunavant, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee, City of Memphis leaders and law enforcement officials today announced the kickoff of Project ChildSafe Memphis, joining a national initiative […]

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2017 Rimfire Challenge World Championship Winners Announced

NSSF Blog - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 13:12

This past weekend, 350 competitors ranging in age from seven to 70 converged on the grounds of Cavern Cove Competition Range in Woodville, Alabama, to take part in the National Shooting Sports Foundation's (NSSF) 4th Annual Rimfire Challenge World Championship.

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Using Live and Simulator Training to Boost Range Profits

NSSF Blog - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 10:53

If you have a range, one of your best avenues to profits will be found in an array of training options. Creating a “Next Generation” shooting range that incorporates multiple profit centers can often be cost prohibitive to build from scratch, but there are many ways to reimagine and retrofit an existing facility with nominal […]

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NSSF’s Rimfire Challenge Makes Transition

NSSF Blog - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 08:43

NEWTOWN, Conn. — The National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®), the trade association for the firearms industry, is proud to announce that the NSSF Rimfire Challenge will be transitioned to a new organization: the Rimfire Challenge Shooting Association. The transition takes place Jan. 1, 2018. Originally developed by Sturm, Ruger & Co.’s Ken Jorgenson, along with […]

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