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Insights to Curriculum Development: Building a Basic Pistol Course

NSSF Blog - Wed, 02/14/2018 - 13:44

In previous articles, I’ve explained the importance of training offerings that support your niche market as a firearms range. I’ve also discussed the immeasurable benefits to creating a level of excitement in every class. In this article, I want to provide insight and guidance to creating a basic pistol class that delivers all the elements […]

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From the Counter: Shedhorn Sports

NSSF Blog - Wed, 02/14/2018 - 10:08

“From the Counter” is the NSSF real-time industry perspective from firearm retailers across the country. Our goal is to identify and highlight innovative market strategies to help retailers compete more successfully. Lessons learned will be drawn from an array of regions with diverse market economies in an era of political change. This month, hot on […]

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SHOT Show to Remain at Sands Expo through 2027

NSSF Blog - Wed, 02/14/2018 - 09:29

LAS VEGAS — On the heels of the recent and extremely successful 2018 SHOT Show, the National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®) and Sands Expo have announced a two-year extension of their current agreement, which will keep the Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show at the Sands Expo through 2027. “Las Vegas and the Sands Expo […]

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Ultimate Defense Firing Range and Training Center Earns NSSF Five-Star Range Rating

NSSF Blog - Tue, 02/13/2018 - 15:06

The National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®), the firearms industry trade association, is pleased to announce that it has awarded its highest Five-Star rating for range excellence to Ultimate Defense Firing Range and Training Center.

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Let’s Not Follow Mexico’s Gun Control Example

NSSF Blog - Fri, 02/09/2018 - 09:00

A new report from the gun control advocates at the Center for American Progress is making headlines recently. The report argues that U.S. guns are to blame for violence in other countries. Not Mexican gangs or drug cartels, rather, the legal purchase of firearms, as protected by the Constitution, is to blame for the societal […]

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Behind the Firing Line: OnTarget’s Community Giving Impacts the Bottom Line

NSSF Blog - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 10:35

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

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Do You Know Your Duress Code?

NSSF Blog - Wed, 02/07/2018 - 10:26

How would you discreetly summon the police if approached at gunpoint when opening your store? If you replied, “I’d just key in my alarm system duress code,” you’d have the right strategy in place. Unfortunately, this function on your alarm panel is often underutilized, often inactivated, forgotten over time or simply not practiced during table-top […]

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It Takes A City — And So, So Much More

NSSF Blog - Mon, 02/05/2018 - 15:14

By all accounts the 2018 SHOT Show was a huge success. In fact, while we were on location in Las Vegas many of you told us that this was the best show yet for your company. That has been reinforced by an unusual number of unsolicited emails we have received since returning from the show. […]

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NSSF Video: Real-time Rifle Zeroing with Ryan Cleckner

NSSF Blog - Mon, 02/05/2018 - 15:13

Former Army Ranger sniper team leader Ryan Cleckner runs through his process for sighting in a new rifle in real-time and delivers several other shooting tips in the process. Watch and share more tips from Ryan and NSSF. Ryan Cleckner is a best-selling author of the Long Range Shooting Handbook and is currently a practicing firearms attorney. Filmed at […]

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Preventing Thefts of Firearms from Vehicles, a New NSSF Brochure

NSSF Blog - Mon, 02/05/2018 - 13:40

NEWTOWN, Conn. — In response to the rising number of gun thefts from vehicles, the National Shooting Sports Foundation has produced a brochure designed to remind gun owners to take precautions if they must leave a firearm in their car or truck for any period of time. The “Firearms Safety in Vehicles” brochure joins NSSF’s […]

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Taking the Temperature of Urban Violence

NSSF Blog - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 07:42

One of the most common themes among the gun control crowd is that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) isn’t allowed to do research on gun violence. We have of course responded repeatedly to this myth and continue to remind these groups that the criminal misuse of firearms is not a matter of […]

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Kimber Finds Warm Welcome in Alabama Expansion

NSSF Blog - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 07:43

Alabamians are celebrating and New Yorkers are left scratching their heads. No… it’s not about the BCS championship game where the Crimson Tide pulled out an overtime win against Georgia. The most recent victory for the Yellowhammer state was luring Kimber Manufacturing, Inc., to build a $38-million facility in Troy instead of expanding production at […]

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SHOT Show Update: More Popular Articles to Help You Make the Most of SHOT Show

NSSF Blog - Thu, 01/11/2018 - 10:06

With thousands of exhibitors, attendees, booths and opportunities for success at SHOT Show we want to help you and your business thrive in the excitement. The 2018 SHOT Show will open in less than two weeks, so now is the time to solidify your plans. As you set meetings with retailers, distributors, suppliers and manufacturers, […]

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Another Reminder: Gun Control Doesn’t Prevent Crime

NSSF Blog - Thu, 01/11/2018 - 09:27

Editor’s Note: This post first appeared on Breitbart.com in a slightly different version. There’s no correlation between gun ownership and gun crime, a new analysis once again confirmed. In an opinion piece published in the Washington Examiner, author David Freddoso looked at the latest FBI crime data and compared it to one estimate of gun […]

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Alarm Testing the Pro Way

NSSF Blog - Thu, 01/11/2018 - 08:57

Depending on your store’s size and the complexity of its alarm system, hiring a pro to test that system’s functionality can be a smart move. In my last piece on testing your security system, something I recommend you do monthly, I detailed how to do this via your system’s built-in test mode, as well as […]

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DIY Alarm Testing Protocols for FFLs

NSSF Blog - Tue, 01/09/2018 - 14:38

It’s easy to set it and forget it, when it comes to your store’s burglar alarms and security camera system. A simple change to “set it and test it” can be a game changer. As part of my physical security and protection presentation, I spend ample time discussing with my clients the various types of […]

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NICS Checks: Reports of Industry’s Demise are Greatly Exaggerated

NSSF Blog - Mon, 01/08/2018 - 07:43

According to some recent headlines, the gun industry is all but collapsed. No one wants to buy guns anymore. It’s all over. While that perennial theme may make for good clickbait, the FBI’s data on trends in the number of background checks done show the real story. Yes, the December 2017 NSSF-adjusted National Instant Criminal […]

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Sportsmen’s Alliance Returns as Sponsor of SHOT Show’s Executive Management Seminar

NSSF Blog - Fri, 01/05/2018 - 12:16

NEWTOWN, Conn. — The National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®), the firearms industry trade association, is pleased to announce that Sportsmen’s Alliance will once again be sponsoring SHOT Show’s Executive Management Seminar. Designed as the premier educational forum for rising managerial and executive-level professionals, the 2018 SHOT Show® Executive Management Seminar will take place the day before the show opens, Monday, […]

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Five Tips for Shooting Ranges Onsite Lead Waste Management

NSSF Blog - Thu, 01/04/2018 - 15:53

The management of hazardous waste produced on your firearms range includes specific compliance measures that need to be taken. But even if your waste is considered non-hazardous for purposes of off-site disposal, as I discussed in my previous article Lead-Containing Material Disposal Considerations for Firearms Ranges, it is still important to ensure that this waste is […]

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Black Guns Matter Signs as Bronze Sponsor of 2018 Retailer Seminar

NSSF Blog - Thu, 01/04/2018 - 15:51

NEWTOWN, Conn. — The National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®) is pleased to announce that the organization Black Guns Matter has agreed to sponsor the 2018 SHOT Show University at the Bronze level. Founded by solutionary hip-hop artist and firearms rights activist Maj Toure, Black Guns Matter works to teach urban communities about their 2nd Amendment […]

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