Industry Insider Archive

New Jersey police allege gun company sold defective guns

TOWNHALL.COM May 22, 2017 – TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey has sued gun manufacturer Sig Sauer, saying it sold defective handguns to the state police. The company, based in Newington, New Hampshire, sold 3,000 handguns to New Jersey State Police for nearly $2 million. But the lawsuit says that when the weapons were delivered in 2014, many of the guns malfunctioned by not ejecting shell casings when fired. The lawsuit…

Once-Booming Gun Industry Now Recalibrating Under Trump

FORTUNE.COM From the Archives – President Donald Trump promised to revive manufacturing in the United States, but there’s one once-burgeoning sector poised to shrink under his watch: the gun industry. Fears of government limits on guns—some real, some perceived—led to a surge in demand during President Barack Obama’s tenure and manufacturers leapt to keep up. Over the decade ending in 2015, the number of U.S. companies licensed to make…

Register Today: Space is Limited for the Annual Import/Export Conference

On behalf of the National Shooting Sports Foundation and the F.A.I.R Trade Group, please join us for the 16th annual Firearms Import/Export Conference being held in Washington, D.C., Aug. 3-4 with optional add-on sessions on Aug. 2. This event will focus on numerous changes going on in several U.S. agencies affecting the business of importing and exporting your products. Enjoy presentations from the ATF, Department of Commerce, Department…

CT – Industry Insider Valuable Information For Gun Owners On Suicide Prevention

Sponsored NSSF.ORG  May 15, 2017 – Some people are more at risk for suicide than others. Learn more about risk factors, warning signs, options for securely storing firearms and how you can assist someone in getting help with AFSP-NSSF Firearms and Suicide Prevention resources, which include a brochure, video and presentation.   16May17 SuicidePreventTraining

MT – Industry Insider – Montana Gun Manufacturers Take Aim At Global Markets (AUDIO)

MONTANA PUBLIC RADIO (NPR) May 15, 2017 – The United States is a big player in the global arms trade, and nationwide, Montana is pretty into the gun business, it has the highest number of licensed gun manufacturers per capita of any state. But not very many Montana guns are sold overseas. Montana’s Senators Jon Tester and Steve Daines are trying to change that for people like Peter Noreen. Noreen started and runs…

CA – Industry Insider – Gun and ammo seller Vista Outdoor stock up after results

REUTERS.COM May 12, 2017 –  Shares of Vista Outdoor Inc rose on Thursday after the company said high retail inventories of its guns and ammunition should normalize by mid-year following an “unprecedented” drop in demand after the election of Donald Trump as president. Its stock rose 1.7 percent, while Smith & Wesson’s owner, American Outdoor Brands Corp, gained 1.5 percent. Sturm Ruger & Company dipped 1.5 percent, but it…

16th Annual Firearms Import/Export Conference

16th Annual Firearms Import/Export Conference
August 2-4, 2017
Grand Hyatt Washington, 1000 H Street NW
Washington, D.C.

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On behalf of the National Shooting Sports Foundation and the F.A.I.R Trade Group, please join us for the 16th annual Firearms Import/Export Conference being held in Washington, D.C., Aug. 3-4 with optional add-on sessions on Aug. 2. This…

Nat’l – Industry Insider – U.S. gun stocks surge, Sturm Ruger results give bulls fresh ammo

FINANCE.YAHOO.COM May 9, 2017 –  Shares of gun makers surged on Tuesday after Sturm Ruger & Company Inc’s <RGR.N> quarterly results suggested demand is recovering following a steep sales drop after the election of Donald Trump as president. Sturm Ruger shares jumped as much as 16 percent and were still up 10 percent at $63.15 in afternoon trading. Shares of Smith & Wesson’s owner, American Outdoor Brands Corp <AOBC.O>,…

Nat’l – Industry Insider – Gun Sales In The US Soar As Accidental Gun Deaths Drop (VIDEO)

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TIMES May 8, 2017 – Firearm sales hit a record high last year as the FBI processed more than 27.5 million background checks on gun buyers. This year, sales have eased up a bit, but they’re still on track to hit the second-highest number ever. No, it wasn’t the crime rate, which, although substantially lower than it was decades ago, has been inching higher in recent periods….

Ruger Announces Promotion of Christopher J. Killoy as President and Chief Executive Officer

Ruger has announced the promotion of Christopher J. Killoy to serve as its Chief Executive Officer, effective May 9, 2017. The Company previously announced Mr. Killoy’s promotion on August 2, 2016. Christopher Killoy is the fourth Chief Executive Officer in the Company’s 68-year history, succeeding William B. Ruger (1949 – 2000), William B. Ruger, Jr. (2000 – 2006), and Michael O. Fifer (2006 – 2017).

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DC – Industry Insider – Gunmakers want oversight shift from State to Commerce

WASHINGTON TIMES May 8, 2017 – The gun industry wants the Trump administration to move oversight of certain gun and ammunition exports from the State Department to the Commerce Department, saying the State Department is snaring gunsmiths and hobbyists in arcane rules and fees. Industry officials said the State Department effectively puts standard handguns on nearly equal footing with military-grade weaponry such as aircraft, missiles and explosives, imposing restrictions that…

CT – Industry Insider – Washington Post Repeats Isis Propaganda On Buying Guns

Sponsored NSSF.ORG May 8, 2017 – The Washington Post recently reported on ISIS terrorist propaganda directing how to obtain firearms in the U.S. Unfortunately, the news organization did not seek to set the record straight about the facts. To assist on that front, we will debunk the assertions published by the terrorist group and reprinted by the Washington Post.   ”9May17

Industry Day at the Range 2018 Opens Registration to New Exhibitors

JOHNS ISLAND – May 9, 2017 – Registration is now open to new exhibitors wanting to attend this premier event. Industry Day at the Range 2018 will take place on Monday, January 22, from 8:30AM – 4:30PM, the day before the opening day of SHOT Show at the Boulder Rifle and Pistol Club. Industry Day is the perfect venue for all brands, companies, organizations and manufactures to exhibit. There…

CT – Industry Insider – Open Letter from Outdoor Recreation Industry Executives on ‘Keeping the GREAT in the Great Outdoors’

NSSF.ORG May 4, 2017 – More than 100 outdoor recreation industry leaders, including Steve Sanetti, President and CEO of the National Shooting Sports Foundation, were signatories on an open letter published May 3 in The Wall Street Journal that applauded the agenda of the Trump Administration and Department of the Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke for emphasizing and prioritizing outdoor recreation on federal lands.   ”4May17…

Nat’l – Industry Insider – Under gun rights president, firearms industry must adapt to profound change in demand

WASHINGTON TIMES May 2, 2017 – The firearms industry, fresh off the eight-year Obama gun boom, is now bracing for the post-Obama marketplace, hoping a sales drop-off after the election doesn’t turn into a multiyear slowdown. Companies that might have become complacent amid ever-increasing sales during the Obama administration will quickly have to find ways to innovate, Frank Harris, vice president of sales and marketing at Kahr Firearms Group, said…

IL – Industry Insider – Camping World snaps up bankrupt Gander Mountain

RETAIL DIVE.COM May 1, 2017 – Camping World Holdings, Inc., an Illinois-based network of RV-centric retail locations and a provider of a portfolio of services, protection plans, products and resources for outdoor enthusiast, won the bankruptcy auction of Gander Mountain Company and Overton’s, Inc., according to a Camping World press release. The deal includes an amount equal to cost, which as of the date of the auction was approximately $15.6 million,…

CT – Industry Insider – Sunday Hunting Becomes Law In West Virginia 

Sponsored – NSSF.ORG  May 1, 2017 –  Gov. Jim Justice has signed SB 345 into law, expanding Sunday hunting on private land with written permission. NSSF made passage of this legislation a priority after Sunday hunting initiatives passed in all 11 counties where it was on the ballot in the 2016 election. Sunday hunting is a victory both for sportsmen and for the state economy.  

Crimson Trace® LiNQ™ Wireless Control System Receives NRA Honor

(Wilsonville, OR)— Crimson Trace, recognized as America’s top brand of laser sights, today announced that its innovative LiNQ™ wireless light and laser control system has been recognized by the National Rifle Association as the 2017 American Rifleman Golden Bullseye Accessory of the Year. The award was presented at the NRA’s Annual Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia.

“We at Crimson Trace are honored to have our LiNQ wireless light and laser sight…

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