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May 18, 2020

SHOT University Online Adds Industry Insurance Course


By John McNamara, NSSF Senior Director, Retail & Range Services

Questions about finding the right business insurance policies are among those our Retail & Range Services team are asked the most. To improve the ability of our members to find the coverages that best fit their needs, we’ve added a brand-new course, “Insurance for the Shooting Industry,” to SHOT UniversityTM Online.

Hosted by Heather Gillingham, founder and CEO of Specialty Insurance Consultants, LLC, this course covers:

  • Types of coverage most needed by firearm retailers and ranges.
  • Discussion of insurance industry terms to improve policy language comprehension.
  • How changes within the firearm industry have affected how insurance companies cover them.
  • Questions firearm business owners should ask their agent before committing to a policy.

Modeled after NSSF’s live, one-day SHOT UniversityTM that takes place the Monday before the SHOT Show® opens each January in Las Vegas, SHOT University Online provides year-round, 24/7 access to exceptional learning opportunities and resources critical to firearm retailer and range operational success. Topics span compliance best practices, customer engagement strategies, marketing and social media tactics, inventory management and more. Many of NSSF’s research reports are also available in this portal, as is a three-module series on NSSF’s Operation Secure Store® initiative.

SHOT University Online is available only to NSSF® members and is offered free as part of their member benefits. To take advantage of the dozens of course offerings, members should simply log in at the University’s home page with their username and password, click on the course of their choice and explore the various modules of each.

Not an NSSF member and want to access this course? The training you’ll experience may very well save you in insurance premiums far more than the cost of a membership. We encourage you to join now and take full advantage of all SHOT University Online and NSSF’s many other resources have to offer your business. Please contact me at the information below should you have any questions about joining. We’re here to help!

About NSSF and SHOT Show
The National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF) is the trade association for the firearm industry. NSSF owns and operates the trade-only SHOT Show that takes place each January in Las Vegas. More information about NSSF here. For information about the 2021 SHOT Show, including SHOT University, click here and check back often for new information.

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