The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) is the trade association for the firearms industry. Since its founding in 1961, the NSSF has sought to represent the broad scope of the hunting and shooting sports industry. Members include manufacturers of sporting firearms and ammunition, a wide array of accessory and equipment manufacturers as well as distributors, retailers, shooting ranges and many other companies and organizations in the hunting and shooting sports community. Today, membership includes thousands of manufacturers, distributors, firearms retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen’s organizations and publishers nationwide.
To promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports. Formed in 1961, NSSF has a membership of thousands of manufacturers, distributors, firearms retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen’s organizations and publishers nationwide.
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Hall of Fame
Robert Scott, Chairman of the NSSF Board of Governors, unveiled the Hall of Fame project during his remarks at NSSF’s annual State of the Industry presentation at the 42nd SHOT Show.
"Honoring past leaders and their accomplishments, while at the same time keeping our focus on the future, is something we all should do. Our industry, our products, our shooting and hunting activities and our past leaders are part of America’s story and heritage. They deserve respect and praise," said Scott.
50th Anniversary (2011)
The creation of the National Shooting Sports Foundation in 1961 by leaders in the hunting and shooting sports industry has proven to be a major milestone in the long struggle to preserve America’s hunting and shooting heritage. That struggle is the epic story every individual associated with our industry—indeed, every hunter and shooter—should know.Read More
Following a series of industry meetings in the late 1950s sponsored by Field & Stream magazine, the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) was chartered in 1961 to promote a better understanding of and a greater participation in hunting and the shooting sports.Read More
10 Reasons to Join NSSF
As the firearms industry's trade association, NSSF is working day in and day out to promote, protect and preserve our industry and our sports. There are many reasons to join NSSF.Here are 10 of them.