-NBS NEWS-
NBS Completes First Ever NBS Virtually Live! Market Event
From August 18-20, 2020, NBS hosted our first ever NBS Virtually Live! Market Event to replace our cancelled 2020 Fall Semi-Annual Market originally scheduled to take place this month. The interactive live portion of the event concluded last week, but our NBS Virtually Live! Platform will remain open until September 8 for our Members to access Programs and other Vendor documents. We want to thank all of our Members and Vendor Partners who participated in this new Market event format! We hope to see everyone back in Fort Worth in February for our 2021 Spring Semi-Annual Market!
-NEW MEMBER ANNOUNCEMENTS-
BPS Outfitters Joins the NBS Family!
We are excited to welcome BPS Outfitters to the NBS Family! BPS Outfitters is a shooting sports specialty retailer with one location in Sherman, Texas. They carry an assortment of firearms, ammunition, safes, shooting accessories and more. We look forward to seeing our new Member at our upcoming Markets! To learn more, click here.
Praco Gun & Pawn Joins the NBS Family!
We are excited to welcome Praco Gun & Pawn to the NBS Family! Praco Gun & Pawn is a shooting sports specialty retailer with one location in Waco, Texas. They carry an assortment of firearms, ammunition, safes, shooting accessories and more. We look forward to seeing our new Member at our upcoming Markets! To learn more, click here.
-INDUSTRY NEWS-
NSSF Celebrates California Court Victory Protecting Second Amendment Rights
NSSF applauded the decision to uphold a lower court’s decision that California’s ban on standard capacity magazines violates Second Amendment rights and is unconstitutional. The panel from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit affirmed (2-1) the decision of U.S. District Court Judge Roger T. Benitez in Duncan v Becerra that California’s ban on possessing firearm magazines capable of holding more than 10 rounds violates the Second Amendment. | For More...
Outdoor Recreation Roundtable Seeks to "Revitalize America Through Recreation"
The Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR), comprised of 32 national associations representing more than 110,000 businesses nationwide, has released A Roadmap for a 21st Century Outdoor Recreation Economy to frame national discussions around the critical importance of an economic sector that creates jobs, builds healthy communities, and strengthens the health and well-being of our public lands and waters for all Americans. | For More...
ATA Announces Board of Directors' New Executive Committee
The ATA Board of Directors recently voted a new Executive Committee into office. During the recent election, the Board installed a new chair and two new vice chairs to the committee. | For More...
Behind REI's Decision to Abandon its New Eight Acre State-of-the-Art Campus
Before the pandemic hit, summer 2020 was supposed to mark the grand opening of REI's new eight-acre headquarters in Bellevue, Washington. Plans for the new location, which included a 380,000-square-foot office building and trendy features like rooftop terraces and blueberry bogs, were drawn up in 2016. Now, just months after the project's completion, REI has announced plans to sell the new location. | For More...
Amazon in Talks with U.S.' Largest Mall Owner to Turn Former J.C. Penney & Sears Stores into Fulfillment Centers
Amazon is in talks with Simon Property, the biggest mall owner in the U.S., to explore the possibility of turning store spaces previously occupied by ailing retailers J.C. Penney and Sears into distribution hubs for the e-retailer. | For More...
-VENDOR NEWS-
Smith & Wesson Completes Spin-Off of American Outdoor Brands
Smith & Wesson Brands Inc. announced that it has completed the previously announced spin-off of its outdoor products and accessories business. Smith & Wesson Brands, Inc. will continue to trade on NASDAQ under the ticker symbol “SWBI.” The spin-off company, American Outdoor Brands, Inc., will begin trading on NASDAQ under the symbol “AOUT.” | For More...
Sierra Bullets Appoints New President
Clarus Corp’s subsidiary Sierra Bullets, L.L.C. has appointed Keith Enlow to president, effective August 17. Enlow brings more than 25 years of executive leadership experience serving in roles in the commercial, military and law enforcement markets. | For More...
-MARKETING & SOCIAL MEDIA-
-OUTDOORS-
Top Reasons The Great American Outdoors Act is Important for Hunters & Anglers
Fellow outdoorsmen and women across the U.S. have been celebrating the recent passage of The Great American Outdoors Act. This legislation is important for public lands and waters, and there’s a good chance anyone alive today would be lucky to see another moment as big as this for our outdoor spaces. | For More...
The New Panic Buys: Kayaks, Pools, Tents & Trampolines
As many of these Americans would soon find out, preferring not to go outside is quite a different thing from being told to stay inside. As lockdowns dragged on, and something like a consensus about the relative safety of outdoor activity emerged, an indoor country found itself suddenly, and rather urgently, drawn out. | For More...
The 7 Biggest Myths of Hunting Early-Season Deer
Early season tactics center on feed-to-bed patterns and are typically viewed as a game of patience. But what if the things you think you know about hunting early season whitetails aren’t actually based in fact? Odds are, many of them aren’t. | For More...
-FIREARMS-
4 Guys You'll Meet at the Gun Club
Although female gun ownership has been on the rise for years, the percentage of women who join gun clubs and shoot regularly is far smaller. Although each club has its own unique personality, all gun clubs contain the following four guys and they’re all trying to welcome you (in their own way). | For More...
-ATHLETICS-
SFIA: Strong Fitness Participation Growth Reported Prior to Pandemic
SFIA released its 2020 Tracking the Fitness Movement Report, presenting a deep dive into the fitness industry and consumer trends across the U.S. In 2019, participation increased 2.9 percent and individuals took part, on average, in about four fitness activities throughout the year. The “casual” participant continues to grow as more opportunities to try new workouts arise and become more accessible. | For More...
-CRASH'S CORNER-
Are Neck Gaiters Really "the Worst" COVID-19 Face Covering?
People like their gaiters. People also like science. An investigation took place to show whether that study really meant that people should toss their gaiters and adopt another kind of mask for exercise. Here’s what the experts said. | For More...
Google Wants to Solve Streaming - Microsoft Did it 7 Years Ago
The average person subscribes to three streaming services. Keeping them straight is a mess, but a fix may be coming soon. According to a convincing leak courtesy of the blog Chrome Story, Google has been working on a new platform called Kaleidoscope. | For More...
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-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.