Industry Insider Archive

CT – Industry Insider – NSSF Rimfire Challenge World Championship Concludes, Rimfire Challenge Transition Coming … 

Sponsored – NSSF.ORG – Nearly 350 competitors converged this past weekend to take part in NSSF’s 2017 Rimfire Challenge World Championship. View the results. The NSSF Rimfire Challenge will be transitioned to a new organization — the Rimfire Challenge Shooting Association — on Jan. 1, 2018. 

Scott Shultz Named President and CEO of NovX

October 2017 –NovX, a new class of ammunition that is ballistically superior to standard ammunition names Scott Shultz President and CEO of NovX.

Shultz is an experienced President and CEO with a rich history of executive administration in the sporting goods industry.  For over 22 years, Shultz held the President and CEO position at Robinson Outdoor Products where he built a strong…

CT – Industry Insider – ‘Bump Stock’ Bills Introduced in Congress

Sponsored – NSSF.ORG October 13, 2017 – Bills to ban “bump stocks” have been introduced into both the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives, even as U.S. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) urged legislators to allow ATF to complete a regulation review. Two House bills, H.R.3999 and H.R.3947, were filed this week, along with Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s  (D-Calif.) S.1916, broadly-written “bill to prohibit the possession or transfer of certain firearm accessories, and…

Georgia company that made Las Vegas shooter’s rifles is laying off workers

ATLANTA JOURNAL CONSTITUTION – October 10, 2017 – The Georgia company that made some of Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock’s assault rifles is reportedly laying off as many as one-third of its employees. Daniel Defense, based in Bryan County, 25 miles northwest of Savannah, is reducing its work force because of declining sales, according to reports in Recoil, a firearms-related website, and the Bryan County News. Recoil said the company laid off 100…

CT – Industry Insider – NSSF/SAAMI Joint Statement On Las Vegas Tragedy 

Sponsored – NSSF.ORG October 10, 2017 – The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) and the Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers’ Institute (SAAMI) recently issued a joint statement regarding the criminal attack in Las Vegas. Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with the families and loved ones of all those killed and injured.   

Don Coffey Company Represents NovX

October 6, 2017 –NovX, a new class of ammunition that is ballistically superior to standard ammunition, enters the industry with the Don Coffey Company representing their recently introduced ammunition line.

On the heels of one of the most innovative announcements in the history of ammunition, with the marriage of two outstanding technologies, comes the announcement of a working partnership between NovX and the Don Coffey Company, one of the most…

Nat’l – Industry Insider – Las Vegas Shooting Sends Gun Stocks Soaring

NEWSWEEK.COM October 2, 2017 – In the hours after the worst mass shooting in American history in Las Vegas Sunday, shares of American Outdoor Brands, formerly Smith & Wesson, jumped 3.41 percent to $15.77 by just after noon Monday, while Sturm Ruger rose 2.9 percent to $53.20. Share prices soared with the perception that tighter gun control rules will follow the shooting at a country music festival in Las Vegas that…

GA – Industry Insider – The Keefe Report: Meanwhile, in a Georgia Trailer … What’s Going on With HK USA?

AMERICAN RIFLEMAN.ORG September 25, 2017 – Under most circumstances, a new trailer or two going up in Georgia is neither uncommon nor a cause for concern. But a group of trailers and a new 50,000 sq.-ft. building built in Columbus, Ga., should make the firearm industry pay attention. Because those trailers and that new building belong to a subsidiary of German manufacturer Heckler & Koch GmbH, and the sign on the…

Nat’l – Industry Insider – You’re Thinking About Gun Industry Sales All Wrong

PANTAGRAPH.COM September 25, 2017 – So the fact that year-to-date background checks are down 9% is a big deal. Even the adjusted data put out by the National Shooting Sports Foundation seem to indicate an industry in decline. After controlling for checks on current concealed carry permit holders and purpose code checks (such as agencies returning a firearm in their possession to an individual at the end of a…

CT – Industry Insider – Chicago Campaign Targets Illegal Gun Purchases 

Sponsored – NSSF.ORG September 25, 2017 – Launched with a program at the Bass Pro Shops in Bolingbrook, Illinois, the latest Don’t Lie for the Other Guy anti-straw purchase public awareness campaign is live in in the Chicago area. Representatives of NSSF, ATF, Bolingbrook Police Department, Will County Sheriff’s Office and DuPage County Sheriff’s Office attended the program’s launch.   

CT – Industry Insider – Don’t Lie for the Other Guy Launches in Chicago Area

Sponsored – NSSF.ORG September 22, 2017 – The latest Don’t Lie for the Other Guy public awareness campaign is live in in the Chicago area with the message that stiff penalties are in place for individuals convicted of straw purchasing firearms. The month-long campaign was launched with a program at the Bass Pro Shops in Bolingbrook, Ill. with representatives of the ATF Chicago Field Division, Bolingbrook Police Department, Will County Sheriff’s Office and…

NY – Industry Insider – No federal gun control for new silencer-muzzleloader

WENY ABC/CBS September 21, 2017 – NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — There’s a new firearm on the market with an attached silencer that is not covered by federal gun control laws because it’s not considered a gun and it’s not considered a silencer. The Maxim 50 from SilencerCo, a silencer manufacturer in Utah, is a .50-caliber muzzleloader, a modern version of the single-shot muskets used in the Revolutionary War. But…

Ethical gun dealer? Machine-gun giant Heckler & Koch will no longer sell in ‘crisis regions.’

WASHINGTON POST September 21, 2017 – Heckler & Koch’s pistols and submachine guns are among the most legendary firearms in the world. While the Colt .45 Single Action Army — nicknamed the “peacemaker” — epitomized the American Old West, and Mikhail Kalashnikov’s AK-47 grew into a visual shorthand for the 20th Century’s Cold War hangover, Heckler & Koch’s products — sleek and black, a favorite of SWAT teams and Special Operations units — are recognizable across…

DC – Industry Insider – Gun maker shares spike on news Trump may change regulations

KSAT ABC12.COM September 19, 2017 –  Shares of gun manufacturers spiked Tuesday in after-hours trading following a news report citing unnamed U.S. officials that President Donald Trump plans to ease gun export regulations. The stock moves came after Reuters reported that the Trump administration is planning to shift the oversight of non-military firearms sales in a way that would make it easier for U.S. gun makers to sell small…

DC – Industry Insider – US nixes proposal to let Turkey guards buy guns

WASHINGTON POST September 18, 2017 –  The Trump administration has withdrawn a proposal to let Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s security guards buy $1.2 million in U.S.-made weapons, a congressional official said Monday, following violence against protesters during Erdogan’s visit to Washington this spring. Earlier this year, the administration told Congress that it planned to allow New Hampshire gunmaker Sig Sauer to sell the weapons, which include hundreds of…

CT – Industry Insider – National Hunting And Fishing Day 

Sponsored NSSF.ORG September 18, 2017 – NSSF is a major sponsor of National Hunting and Fishing Day, this Saturday, Sept. 23, and encourages all sportsmen and women to introduce someone to hunting and shooting this fall.   

CT – Industry Insider – Secretary Zinke Signs Order Addressing Sportsmen Priorities

Sponsored NSSF.ORG September 15, 2017 – NSSF has praised Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke for his decisive leadership today in signing a secretarial order that will expand access to public lands and increase opportunities for hunting and outdoor recreation nationwide. The action follows Sec. Zinke’s announcement at the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation annual dinner on Wednesday that he would soon sign such a secretarial order addressing longtime priorities for hunters, recreational shooters and…

DC – Industry Insider – The United States Munitions List: When Guns Come Off of the ITAR

NATIONAL LAW REVIEW.COM September 14, 2017 – In our blog shop, most of the news we scan is the nerdy minutia of regulatory nuance. But the other day, we found big news, a real scoop. The ITAR will be rewritten to remove guns and ammunition from its control. Yes, you read that correctly, a plan has been proposed within the State Department to migrate the first three categories of…

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