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Nat’l – Industry Insider – Will Sturm, Ruger Miss Out on a Gun Sale Boom?

MOTLEY FOOL.COM June 26, 2017 – Sturm, Ruger (NYSE:RGR) has been the biggest winner since Wall Street realized that the firearms industry isn’t actually in trouble following President Trump’s election. Shares of the gunmaker have soared over 25% in the past three months and are up over 40% from their 52-week low. Gun sales are growing, and it appears they will continue to do so. But because Ruger recently announced a full recall…

TX – Industry Insider – Austin gun store owner selling device to build ‘ghost guns’ (VIDEO)

FOX7AUSTIN.COM June 26, 2017 –  It’s called the Ghost Gunner 2. “It’s so that you can build your products with the program at home, you don’t need to go to the store to do it you can actually build it at home,” said Michael Cargill, owner of Central Texas Gunworks. When Cargill is finished using the hi-tech milling device he demonstrated for Fox 7 on Monday, he’ll have the completed lower receiver…

DC – Industry Insider – Pew: 7-in-10 have shot guns, owners have for ‘self-protection’

WASHINGTON EXAMINER June 22, 2017 – An eye-popping seven-in-10 of all Americans have shot a gun, and those who own them say the main reason is for self protection by an overwhelming margin, according to a sweeping new survey on guns in America. The Pew Research Center found a shocking percentage of Americans have handled a gun, even if they don’t own one.  

DC – Industry Insider – America’s Complex Relationship With Guns

PEW SOCIAL TRENDS.ORG June 22, 2017 – A new Pew Research Center survey attempts to better understand the complex relationship Americans have with guns and how that relationship intersects with their policy views. The survey finds that Americans have broad exposure to guns, whether they personally own one or not. At least two-thirds have lived in a household with a gun at some point in their lives. And roughly…

MN – Industry Insider – Federal Cartridge makes third cut in Anoka jobs since March

STAR TRIBUNE.COM June 22, 2017 – Federal Cartridge laid off another 14 workers this week, bringing the number of workers dismissed so far this year to 186 as the Anoka-based ammunition maker copes with declining demand. In three actions since March 1, Federal Cartridge has downsized from 1,430 workers in Anoka to about 1,246. The most recent layoff occurred Wednesday, affecting warehouse employees who work a mile from Federal’s…

WA – Industry Insider – Washington State Warns Of Possible Service Suspension Supporting Firearms Industry

DAILY CALLER.COM June 21, 2017 – Washington State is warning on official websites an inability to agree on a state budget could mean services supporting firearms sales, training and licensing could be suspended July 1. Washington’s Department of Licensing posted a warning on its website of the possible shutdown or partial shutdown of services. It detailed the legislature’s inability to agree on operating and capital budgets that fund several state agencies,…

CT – Industry Insider – Acting ATF Director Brandon To Stay On

Sponsored – NSSF.ORG June 19, 2017 – Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Deputy Director Tom Brandon will be staying on in his current position as acting director. Slated to retire in July, the Trump administration has extended his tenure for the foreseeable future and has offered no information on when it might offer a nomination for ATF Director. 

Caracal Limited-Edition Pistol On Sale July 4th

Caracal® Enhanced F – Limited Edition Pistol Available At Select Dealers Beginning Independence Day, July 4th

BOISE, Idaho – Caracal USA today announced that it has partnered with GunsAmerica to provide a select group of dealers with an opportunity to be among the first to sell the Caracal® Enhanced F – Limited Edition Pistol and benefit from exceptional promotional pricing to help make product available to consumers beginning on Independence…

Crosman Acquired By Compass Diversified Holdings

Bloomfield, NY – The Crosman Corporation has been acquired by Compass Diversified Holdings (NYSE: “CODI”), an owner of leading middle market businesses. The sale was completed on June 2, 2017.

Crosman is the world’s leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of airguns, archery products, optics and related accessories. Headquartered in East Bloomfield, NY, Crosman serves over 425 customers worldwide, including mass merchants, sporting goods retailers, online channels and distributors serving smaller…

Nat’l – Industry Insider – This Is the Best Indicator Yet That Analysts Were Wrong About the Gun Industry

MOTLEY FOOL.COM June 13, 2017 – Two years ago, the FBI reported that it conducted a record number of background checks on potential gun buyers in May, more than it had ever done before for that month. It would launch a 19-month-long streak that would culminate in more than 27.5 million background checks performed in 2016, 20% more than the year before and over two and a half times…

Mossberg Transitions to Dedicated Sales Force

North Haven, CT – O.F. Mossberg and Sons, Inc., America’s oldest family-owned and operated firearms manufacturer, announces the transition to a dedicated sales force, effective July 28, 2017. Over the next few months, Mossberg will be expanding their team of Regional Sales Managers and will have dedicated personnel to service distributors, dealers and retail outlets with Mossberg products exclusively. 14June17 MossbergLogoSmall

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CT – Industry Insider – NSSF’s 2017 Summit Ignites Industry Leaders With Powerful Messages

Sponsored NSSF.ORG June 12, 2017 – The 2017 NSSF Industry Summit, which attracted nearly 270 industry leaders from across the country, is receiving high praise for the impactful and engaging information it delivered to attendees to help them grow their businesses and participation in hunting and the shooting sports.   13June17 SanettiAtSummit

MT – Industry Insider – Firearms Industry Sees Slight Decline

FLATHEAD BEACON.CO, June 8, 2017 – With decreasing gun sales under Trump administration and impending dealer merger, Montana senators push for initiative to open up international markets. Kelly Streiff, director of sales at Proof Research in Columbia Falls, said the Obama era was a boon for the gun industry, spawning many new businesses. But now that President Donald Trump’s Republican administration is in the White House, that boom has…

TX – Industry Insider – Epicor FFL Compliance Manager Honored as Stevie Award Winner in 2017 American Business Awards

IT BUSINESS NET.COM June 8, 2017 – In partnership with Orchid Advisors, the Epicor FFL Compliance Manager cloud-based application was designed to help federal firearms licensees (FFLs) simplify and streamline the process of complying with today’s complex and evolving gun laws. By automating and simplifying the process of capturing, storing, and reporting firearm transaction data required by federal agencies, FFLs can improve the practices to stay compliant and serve customers…

Will Primos Inducted into Mississippi Outdoor Hall of Fame

FLORA, Mississippi – June 7, 2017 – Primos Hunting Founder Will Primos was among six outdoor leaders inducted into the Mississippi Outdoor Hall of Fame at a celebration inaugurating the Mississippi Outdoor Hall of Fame exhibit at the Mississippi Wildlife Heritage Museum, which opened June 2 in Leland.

Mossy Oak’s Toxey Haas and Ronnie ‘Cuz’ Strickland, game manager Ronnie Foy, fishing guide John Harrison, and conservation officer and guide Wayne…

Excitement For Gun Rights, Anxiety For Gun Investors

SEEKING ALPHA.COM June 7, 2017 – In my January 2017 article “Shot Show 2017: A Warning Shot Across The Bow?” I wrote about my formed impressions from the firearms industry’s largest trade show. I concluded that under President Trump, the artificially high demand for firearms seen over the last 6 years is unsustainable and unlikely to continue into the future. More than that, the firearms manufacturers were NOT helping…

CT – Industry Insider – Minn. Governor Signs Bill Protecting Traditional Ammunition. See What’s Happening At The NSSF Industry Summit This Week 

Sponsored NSSF.ORG May 5, 2017 – Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton has signed legislation that will prevent the state’s Department of Natural Resources (DNR) from banning the use of lead shot for hunting in the farmland zone. NSSF has worked for the past two years to secure legislative language that would curtail the state DNR’s lead shot ban proposal.  Leaders from throughout the industry are gathering this week in Austin, Texas, for the 2017 Industry Summit….

Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. Announces Executive Appointments

Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE: RGR) is pleased to announce the following executive appointments: Sarah F. Colbert as Vice President of Administration, Robert J. Werkmeister, Jr. as Vice President of Marketing, and Michael W. Wilson as Vice President of Mayodan Operations.

“Over the past few years, our team has shown that we have many high performers that are not only instrumental to our success, but also are key drivers…

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