-INDUSTRY NEWS-
Presidential Message on National Shooting Sports Month 2020
"During National Shooting Sports Month, we commemorate our Constitutional right to bear arms by celebrating America’s cherished past time of recreational and competitive shooting sports. Our great Nation has a rich history of fostering responsible gun ownership." | For More...
President Trump Signs Great American Outdoors Act to Bolster Conservation & National Parks
President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed into law legislation that will devote nearly $3 billion annually to conservation projects, outdoor recreation and maintenance of national parks and other public lands. The measure was overwhelmingly approved by Congress. | For More...
NICS Checks Surge 123 Percent in July 2020
The FBI completed 1.85 million gun background checks on an NSSF-adjusted basis in June, a hike of 122.5 percent compared to the June 2019 NSSF-adjusted NICS figure of 830,579. The rate builds on gains of 135.7 percent in June, 75.2 percent in May, 69.1 percent in April and 41 percent in March. | For More...
NSSF Releases July 2020 Firearm Online Sales Data
Last week, NSSF released its July 2020 Online Firearms Sales View and Marketplace Insight for the industry. There is a large collection of information ranging from specific type, brand, and state sale information. | For More...
-VENDOR NEWS-
Fiocchi Announces Major Industrial Expansion in Arkansas
Fiocchi is pleased to announce plans for a significant investment in a new, independent manufacturing facility in Little Rock, Arkansas. This plan is part of an ongoing strategic initiative by Fiocchi of America and the Italy-based Fiocchi Group to expand its U.S. and international operations. | For More...
Smith & Wesson Brands, Inc. Announces Record & Distribution Dates for American Outdoor Brands, Inc. Spin-Off
Smith & Wesson Brands, Inc. recently announced that its board of directors has approved the previously announced separation from Smith & Wesson Brands, Inc. of its outdoor products and accessories business into an independent, publicly traded company. | For More...
-INDUSTRY TRADE SHOWS-
OR Parent, Emerald Holdings, Q2 Results Marred by Event Cancellations
Emerald Holding Inc., the parent of Outdoor Retailer, Surf Expo and other trade shows, reported a steep decline in revenues in the second quarter due to event cancellations tied to COVID-19 but saw a more modest decline in earnings due to the arrival of initial claims confirmed under its event cancellation insurance policy. | For More...
CES 2021 to Be All Digital
The mammoth Consumer Electronics Show that was expected to mark the debut of the expanded Las Vegas Convention Center this coming January will instead happen in a purely digital format, organizers announced recently. | For More...
-MARKETING & SOCIAL MEDIA-
-FIREARMS-
New Gun Owners Will Enjoy National Shooting Sports Month in August
America’s millions of first-time firearm owners will find National Shooting Sports Month in August a great time to pursue training and learn about the dozens of target shooting sports they can enjoy with their newly purchased firearm. | For More...
-OUTDOORS-
Top 6 Ways to Social Distance This Fall
We’re in the middle of some odd times, and it’s likely you’ve had some hunting trips postponed, or squashed altogether. What now? Are you scrambling to get a hunt together so you have SOMETHING on the books for the fall? And what about all these social distancing guidelines we’re told to follow? | For More...
National Parks Are Getting Trashed During COVID-19, Endangering Surrounding Communities
Before the pandemic, national parks were already exploding in popularity. In 2019, the National Park Service tallied 327 million visits—9 million more than the previous year, and the third-highest total since record-keeping began in 1904. | For More...
This Black Bear Napping in a Kiddie Pool is One Big Summer Mood
This bear has got the right idea! Now and then, everyone needs to slow their roll and soak up some sun, and this bear is one big summer mood. | For More...
-ATHLETICS-
Survey Explores Shift in Fitness Activities, Future Purchase Behaviors
More than one-third of current owners of home fitness equipment plan to make an additional fitness purchase in the next two to three months, according to a survey conducted by Irwin Broh Research exploring the shift in consumers’ fitness habits and future purchase behaviors due to the COVID-19 pandemic. | For More...
NPD Report: June Golf Equipment U.S. Sales Jump 51 Percent
As golf courses around the United States continue to reopen, golf equipment dollar sales grew by 51 percent in June compared to the comparable month last year, building off of the market’s 22 percent growth in May according to The NPD Group. | For More...
-CRASH'S CORNER-
How COVID-19 Killed America's Favorite Diet
After years of saying saying no to carbs, the pandemic led us to start gorging on bread and sweets. “Food is pleasure and there is little pleasure these days,” says one expert. | For More...
Your Fitness Tracker Might Be Able to Predict COVID-19
Oura and other fitness-tracking companies, like Garmin and Whoop, think body-temperature, breathing, and heart-rate data from their devices can do more than assess recovery and improve fitness—they might also help users know when they’re getting sick days before they do. | 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, please contact Julie Cerza in the NBS Office via phone at 817-605-2212 or via email at jcerza@nbs.com.
-HAVE SOMETHING TO SHARE?-
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