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April 3, 2017

Simmons Sporting Goods COO Joins NSSF Retail Advisory Council

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April 3, 2017

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Bill Brassard

Simmons Sporting Goods COO Joins NSSF Retail Advisory Council

NEWTOWN, Conn. — The National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®), the firearms trade association, is pleased to announce that Hunter Simmons has joined its Retail Advisory Council.

Simmons is the COO of Simmons Sporting Goods, a firearms retail concern in Bastrop, Louisiana. One of the largest retail stores of its kind in the South, Simmons Sporting Goods encompasses more than 70,000 square feet. Simmons grew up working in the store, before joining the executive staff in 2011. He has a degree in Business Management from Louisiana Tech University, is a sitting committee member for Nations Best Sports and is an avid outdoorsman and recreational target shooter.

“We are very pleased that Hunter has agreed to join our Retail Advisory Council,” said Patrick Shay, NSSF Director, Retail Services. “His life-long commitment to and knowledge of the shooting sports, hunting and our industry are sure to have a tremendous and positive impact on our retailers.”

NSSF’s Retail Advisory Council is comprised of some of the firearm’s industry’s most respected names, who meet regularly to discuss the issues impacting today’s firearms retailers, discover solutions to their challenges and provide guidance for continued success. Simmons is the eighth member to join the Council.


About NSSF
The National Shooting Sports Foundation is the trade association for the firearms industry. Its mission is to promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports. Formed in 1961, NSSF has a membership of more than 12,000 manufacturers, distributors, firearms retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen’s organizations and publishers. For more information, visit

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