-NEW MEMBER-
Mission Ridge Range & Academy in San Antonio, Texas, Joins the NBS Family
We are excited to welcome Mission Ridge Range & Academy to the Nation's Best Sports Family! Mission Ridge Range & Academy is a shooting sports specialty retailer with a 26-lane indoor firearm range and a 20-yard archery range located in San Antonio, Texas. They offer a variety of Memberships and training classes and they carry an assortment of firearms, ammunition, shooting accessories, and more. To learn more about our new Member, click here.
-NSSF NEWS-
Early Numbers Show COVID Caution Not Slowing Hunters Down
Autumn hunting seasons are fast approaching and if early numbers on hunting license sales are any indication, the coronavirus pandemic isn’t keeping America’s outdoorsmen and women from planning to visit their camps, stands and fields. | For More...
SHOT Show Insider: COVID-19 FAQ, Booth Best Practices, What Buyers Are Thinking, & More
The SHOT Show Insider is written by the SHOT Show team at NSSF and their show partners to keep its exhibitors and attendees informed about plans for the upcoming show as well as provide individuals with useful insider tips on how to have a more productive SHOT Show experience. NSSF released its most recent edition on September 10, 2020. | For More...
NSSF & Project ChildSafe Support Suicide Prevention Month
As suicide prevention groups mark Suicide Prevention Month by calling for prevention to become a national priority during the COVID-19 pandemic, the firearm industry is supporting that effort by educating the public – particularly the gun-owning community, including veterans and their families – on how storing firearms responsibly and simply talking to loved ones can mean the difference between a life saved and a tragedy. | For More...
-INDUSTRY NEWS-
August NISC Sets Records Again in August 2020
August’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) figures registered at nearly 1.7 million, setting a high for any August on record. The month’s figures also put 2020’s NICS totals at 13.8 million, topping 2019’s annual totals with four months of sales remaining. | For More...
REI Co-Op Sells Headquarters to Facebook
REI Co-op announced that it has completed the sale of its newly completed corporate campus in the Spring District neighborhood of Bellevue, WA, for a purchase price of $390 million. The 400,000-square-foot campus and approximately six acres of land were purchased by Facebook on September 14, 2020. | For More...
Academy Sports Files To Go Public
Academy Sports and Outdoors Inc. announced that it has publicly filed a registration statement on Form S-1 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission relating to a proposed initial public offering. | For More...
-VENDOR NEWS-
Exxel Outdoors Acquires Compass 360
On September 2, Exxel Outdoors' Harry Kazazian, Chairman and CEO of Exxel, announced it completed the acquisition of Compass 360. The Compass 360 product assortment will join Exxel’s Hunt/Fish/Camo business unit, complementing the company’s current brand offerings. | For More...
Remington Lines Up Bid for Ammunition Business
Remington Outdoor Co. Inc., which filed for bankruptcy protection on July 27, has secured a $65 million “stalking horse” bid for its ammunition business from JJE Capital Holdings. The bid, which includes the assumption of liabilities, is subject to better offers, setting the floor for bankruptcy auction set for September 17. | For More...
Mustad Announces Kenni Riise as New CEO
Kenni Riise, 43, has been appointed as the new CEO of the Verdane and Ard Group owned Mustad as of October 1, 2020. Riise has gained extensive experience from several CEO and senior management roles from international brands from both mono- and multi-brand perspectives. | For More...
Otis Technology Hand Sanitizer Sponsorship for 2021 SHOT Show
NSSF is pleased to announce that Otis Technology will be supplying more than 52,500 bottles of hand sanitizer for distribution during the 2021 SHOT Show. | For More...
-BUSINESS-
Wildfire Preparedness Playbook
It's never too late to prepare for a natural disaster and wildfires are no exception. America's PrepareAthon! has published a complete guide titled "Prepare Your Organization for a Wildfire" Playbook. | For More...
-MARKETING & SOCIAL MEDIA-
-FIREARMS-
NRA Blog: Who Are 2020's New Gun Owners?
Gun manufacturers can’t keep up with the popular models that are typically the first to go. Anything that is or can be labeled as a home-defense gun has been snatched up by the flood of new gun owners. | For More...
-HUNTING-
The Importance of Evening Sits During Early Bow Season
If you’re getting down to the finer details, placing a priority on an evening sit during early season bowhunting can not only increase your odds of success, but it might prevent you from spooking deer out of the area you’re hunting after trying to force a morning sit at a time when mature bucks are typically sticking to a smaller area. || For More...
How Much Does Moon Phase Really Affect Deer Hunting?
How many hunters out there account for moon phases leading up to their fall hunts? | For More...
-CRASH'S CORNER-
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Survey Finds That Morning Exercise Can Boost Creativity & Productivity at Work
A recent survey from FitRated found that exercising in the morning before work elevates many aspects of an employee’s quality of work, including productivity and creativity. FitRated surveyed close to 1,000 full-time employees to find out when they exercise in the day and how they find that affects their work. | For More...
-CRASH'S MEME OF THE DAY-
-NBS OUTDOOR MAGAZINE-
Summer 2020 Edition Now Available
The Summer 2020 edition of the quarterly NBS Outdoor Magazine is now available! Click here or click the magazine cover to view the digital version. For information on how you can become part of the NBS Outdoor Magazine, contact Steve Baker with Required Team Gear via email at steveb@requiredteamgear.com.  
-NEW MEMBER RECRUITING-
Do You Know Any Independent Retailers That Would Be a Good Fit For NBS?
In case you are not aware, NBS provides a stipend to those who refer and actively assist in our recruiting effort. For more information, or to discuss possible leads, contact Julie Cerza via phone at 817-605-2212 or via email at jcerza@nbs.com.
-HAVE SOMETHING TO SHARE?-
If your company has anything to share with NBS, please contact Catherine Rash via email at crash@nbs.com or via phone at 817-605-2223.