NSSF Membership – Why Join NSSF?

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:


1. It’s Your Trade Association

NSSF is working on behalf of every one of its thousands of members every day to strengthen our industry. Our membership is made up of a diverse group of businesses — retailers, ranges, manufacturers, distributors and more. NSSF is the unified voice of our entire industry.

2. NSSF Fights For You

NSSF stands in defense of every segment of our industry on Capitol Hill and in state capitols nationwide. The association has grown its government-relations efforts immensely, resulting in many key legislative successes for our industry.

3. Creating New Shooters and Hunters

NSSF membership supports a wide variety of programs and efforts aimed at creating and retaining shooters and hunters. From the widely successful First Shots program to providing college students with grant opportunities, NSSF is making a huge impact in bringing new people into our sports.

4. Research

NSSF recognizes the opportunity to deliver even greater value to its members by providing reliable industry research and analysis. By utilizing the association’s detailed reports, NSSF members can make better management decisions, resulting in greater success for their organizations.

5. VIP Treatment at the SHOT Show

As the owner of the industry’s largest trade show, NSSF rolls out the red carpet for its members at the SHOT Show. Members receive discounted booth space, five extra booth-priority points when exhibiting, early notification on registration and hotel accommodations, access to the NSSF Member Lounge and Member Business Center, and more.

6. Resources Exclusive to Your Business

NSSF has a huge library of resources for its members. For example, firearms retailers can take advantage of ATF compliance consultations from industry pros, printed guides, webinars and videos created specifically for their businesses. Ranges can tap into an array of resources, including NSSF’s team of range compliance consultants, and online library of materials.

7. Timely Industry Updates

NSSF is at the forefront of the digital age and is quick to alert its members of threats to our industry and our sports. Among the NSSF’s digital offerings is the weekly e-newsletter “Bullet Points,” a roundup of industry issues, and the weekly “Government Relations Update,” which includes all of the latest news from Washington, D.C., and state capitals around the country.

8. Far-reaching Communications and Media Relations

NSSF’s award-winning communications team works 24/7 on behalf of our industry to further our mission to promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports. Besides attracting the world’s largest gathering of outdoor media to the SHOT Show each year, the NSSF uses multiple communication platforms to educate, inform and persuade today’s key audiences on the industry’s behalf.

9. Educating the Masses

As the voice of our industry, NSSF is working constantly to educate the public and the media on a variety issues. From modern sporting rifles to traditional ammunition, NSSF is communicating the facts to the masses.

10. Discounts and Benefits

In addition to getting the support of all of the above, NSSF members receive a slew of discounts and benefits. Included are discounts on point-of-sale software, property and casualty insurance, research and literature, employee background checks, credit-card processing, security and anti-theft systems.

If you aren’t yet a member of the NSSF, please join today. With a membership of thousands of manufacturers, distributors, firearms retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen’s organizations and publishers nationwide, our industry’s voice is strong.  Help us make it that much stronger.