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NYC – Industry Insider – Retailers hit hard as gun sales dwindle

NEW YORK POST August 15, 2017 – Gun retailers took another shot to the gut on Tuesday. Two national retailers dependent on hunters reported second-quarter results that were dinged by a noticeable drop-off in gun sales. Dick’s Sporting Goods lost more than $700 million in value after it reported less than expected second-quarter same-store sales, dragged down by a “weakness in hunting” and other areas. The sales decrease cratered…

Industry Day at the Range™ 2018 Limited Exhibiting Opportunities Available

JOHNS ISLAND, SC – August 15, 2017 –  Looking for more ways to interact with the industry’s leading media, buyers, dealers, and retailers? Join the over 180 manufactures at SHOT Show® Industry Day at the Range™ taking place on Monday, January 22, 2018 at the Boulder Pistol & Rifle Range, Boulder City, Nevada. Industry Day is the perfect venue for all brands, companies, organizations and manufactures to exhibit. You do…

Blaser Hires Dunkin Lewis Rep Group 

SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Blaser USA distributor of the German leading gun manufacturers Blaser Jagdwaffen GmbH, J.P. Sauer & Son and Mauser firearms announced that it has named the Dunkin Lewis Rep Group as its sales representatives.

The Dunkin Lewis Group will represent these lines in the TALO states of Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana and Oklahoma.

“The Blaser sales team is growing and we are very pleased to welcome the Dunkin Lewis…

CT – Industry Insider – SIG SAUER Issues Voluntary Upgrade of P320 Pistol 

PR NET August 8, 2017 –  Recent events indicate that dropping the P320 beyond U.S. standards for safety may cause an unintentional discharge. As a result of input from law enforcement, government and military customers, SIG has developed a number of enhancements in function, reliability, and overall safety including drop performance. SIG SAUER is offering these enhancements to its customers. Details of this program will be available at

SIG SAUER Reaffirms Safety of P320 Pistol

Newington, NH (August 4, 2017) – In response to social media rumors questioning the safety of the P320 pistol, a variant of which was selected by the U.S. government as the U.S. Army’s Modular Handgun System (MHS), SIG SAUER, Inc. has full confidence in the reliability, durability and safety of its striker-fired handgun platform. There have been zero (0) reported drop-related P320 incidents in the U.S. commercial market, with…

POF-USA Wins the Industry Choice Awards “Rifle of the Year” for the Revolution AR-15

(08/01/17) Phoenix, Arizona – Patriot Ordnance Factory is proud to announce taking home the Rifle of the Year award from the 2017 Firearms Industry Choice Awards dinner.  POF USA was honored to attend and thanks everyone involved in the process of setting the dinner up, and in the awards process, as well as congratulates the other winners that night.

The Revolution continues the POF tradition of Relentless Reliability and American…

PolyCase® Ammunition Names CMG Marketing & Events and Murray Road as new Agencies of Record

SAVANNAH, Georgia – August 1, 2017 – PolyCase® Ammunition has announced that CMG Marketing & Events and The Murray Road Agency will become their Agencies of Record effective immediately. CMG will be responsible for public relations, media buying and event planning, and Murray Road will cover creative services and social media.

PolyCase has been adopted as an excellent alternative to traditional ammunition in the self-defense, hunting, law enforcement and military…

CT – Industry Insider – Webinar: Managing Your Cyber Security & Cyber Risk

NSSF.ORG July 28, 2017 – Data breaches and hacking incidents are increasing at an alarming rate. Recently, the outdoor industry was targeted for sensitive business information, including names, addresses, drivers licenses numbers, and social security information. Your company’s sensitive information might be exposed or threatened, and you may not even know you’re at risk. 

DC – Industry Insider – FDIC Ordered to Turn Over Documents in Operation Choke Point Lawsuit

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON July 28, 2017 – The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) was ordered to turn over documents related to Operation Choke Point late last week. The order comes after the Community Financial Services Association of America (CFSA) and a group of financial services companies filed suit against the FDIC over their conduct during Operation Choke Point. Under that operation banks were allegedly pressured into cutting ties with…

OH – Industry Insider – Rifleman: A gentleman farmer becomes a precision gunsmith

SALISBURY POST.COM July 28, 2017 – CLEVELAND — When he was 6 years old, Gary Blythe received a .22-caliber rifle from an uncle, who won the gun in a raffle. Call it a raffle rifle. Gary’s father, who was always keen about gun safety, stowed the gift away for a while and substituted a BB gun for his son. Today, Blythe is 66 and living in the far reaches of western…

Signature Products Group Announces Steve McGrath as VP of Marketing and Public Relations

July 2017 — Signature Products Group (SPG) is pleased to announce the promotion of Steve McGrath to Vice President of Marketing and Public Relations.

“For the past two years, Steve has done a great job as part of the SPG family,” said SPG CEO, Dusty Zundel. “We know Steve will continue to succeed as part of the Executive Team here at SPG.”

McGrath has been with the company since 2015 and…

Sign up for the NASGW 2017 Expo Exclusive Deal Now

IT’S BACK! The NASGW Expo Exclusive program is back for 2017. Deadline is Aug. 15th.

We are bringing back the NASGW Expo Exclusive. After last year’s resounding success, we are again offering you this opportunity. Now is the time for you to provide one EXPO EXCLUSIVE deal, showcasing your product of choice by offering an incentive to your NASGW member…

NASGW Announces New Caliber Awards

ANKENY, IA (July 19, 2017) – The National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers (NASGW), in partnership with the Professional Outdoor Media Association (POMA), have created six new shooting sports industry awards to recognize excellence in innovation and manufacturing. Called the “Caliber Awards,” they will honor the highest caliber new products in six product categories including best new rifle, handgun, shotgun, ammunition, optic…

CT – Industry Insider – Firearms Retailers, Ranges: List Your Events For National Shooting Sports Month  

Sponsored – NSSF.ORG July 17, 2017 – Shooting ranges and firearms retailers are invited to be part of the first National Shooting Sports Month this August by listing their shooting events, programs and sales promotions at This celebration will focus the public’s attention on the fun and enjoyment of target shooting.  

NYC – Industry Insider – Cerberus’s Remington Debt Fizzles as Trump Cools Firearms Fervor

BLOOMBERG.COM July 17, 2017 – Steve Feinberg’s investment in Remington Outdoor Co. is misfiring again. The billionaire’s buyout fund, Cerberus Capital Management, controls gunmaker Remington, which ironically has struggled ever since Donald Trump, the gun industry’s self-proclaimed “true friend,” was elected president. With almost $1 billion of debt maturing over the next three years, the company has warned it might need to restructure if it can’t refinance at reasonable terms. 


President’s Message: Keep an Even Keel

I love to go camping. Growing up, I spent many nights out under the stars. After suffering the pesky mosquitos and other nighttime biters for years, I finally graduated to tent camping. Then in recent years, it’s been an incredible blessing to enjoy camping in an RV. You get the great outdoors, but you can still sleep in a relatively comfortable bed (keyword: relatively). And…

CT- Industry Insider – NSSF Urges Gov. Cooper to Sign Sunday Hunting Bill

Sponsored – NSSF.ORG July 15, 2017 – NSSF this week urged N.C. Gov. Roy Cooper to sign the bipartisan Sunday hunting legislation recently passed by the General Assembly. HB 559, Outdoor Heritage Enhanced, improves upon the Outdoor Heritage Act passed in 2015 and opens additional opportunities for North Carolina sportsmen and women.  

Registration Closes Today. Last Chance To Register For The Import/Export Conference

Register for the Annual Import/Export Conference Today
Registration Closes Today

August 2-4, 2017
Grand Hyatt Washington, 1000 H Street NW
Washington, D.C.

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….

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