ICYMI: Headlines From
May 9–13, 2022


Industry Day At The Range Announces NSSF As Returning Title Sponsor For Next Three Years

NSSF has renewed its contract with the SHOT Show Industry Day at the Range, returning as Title Sponsor for the next three years.

“We’re thrilled to welcome back the NSSF as Title Sponsor for our 2023 event,” said Kelsey Puryear, Industry Day at the Range manager. “Extending this partnership with a multi-year agreement just builds on our prominence in the industry and bolsters the relationship we have with the NSSF and annual SHOT Show. We have high expectations for 2023 and are excited to bring together the best our industry has to offer — alongside the NSSF and other returning sponsors.”

Held annually the day before the opening of SHOT Show, Industry Day at the Range brings together invited media members, buyers and manufacturers to preview and test the latest products — some of which have never seen the light of day.

Space is extremely limited for additional exhibition space, so new exhibitors are encouraged to register as soon as possible. As in previous years, the 2023 Industry Day at the Range will take place at the Boulder Rifle and Pistol Club in Boulder City, Nev., and will be held on Mon., Jan. 16, 2023 — the day before the NSSF SHOT Show.

For more info: shotshowrangeday.com

A Girl & A Gun Celebrates 10th National Conference With Record Attendance

A Girl & A Gun Women’s Shooting League (AG & AG) recently hosted its 10th Annual National Conference Presented by GLOCK. The sold-out event took place April 28–May 1 at Cameo Shooting and Education Complex near Palisade, Colo. More than 900 AG & AG members, sponsors, staff and friends were in attendance.

“We celebrated our 10th conference by adding 100 more attendee spots and new instructors to our team,” said AG & AG Founder Julianna Crowder. “I am proud that what started out as an idea to make top-tier training affordable to everyday women has grown into the event of the year! And more importantly, after a decade of our efforts nationwide, we are proud it is finally commonplace to see women in classes with the best instructors in the business.”

Participants included approximately 550 members representing 120 AG & AG chapters from 42 different states. The women were able to choose from among 335 training sessions run by 95 of the nation’s top firearms educators. Topics included self-defense to competition in all firearms platforms, archery, gunsmithing, tactical medicine, situational awareness, instructor development, suicide prevention, legal topics and more. Training classes ran over three days, with an additional two days of lectures and leadership development.

For more info: agirlandagun.org

SIG SAUER Completes Inaugural SIG Freedom Days Event

SIG SAUER is pleased to have completed the inaugural SIG Freedom Days welcoming over 4,000 guests to the first-ever, total consumer focused SIG shooting experience at the Ben Avery Shooting Complex in Phoenix, Ariz., held May 5–7.

“As a company, we challenged ourselves to find a way to bring our brand right to the consumer outside of the typical tradeshow and retail environment and offer enthusiasts, Second Amendment advocates, SIG lovers, curiosity seekers and everyone in between with an authentic hands-on total SIG experience. SIG Freedom Days connected the consumer with the product in a first-of-its-kind range event and exceeded all our expectations,” said Tom Taylor, SIG SAUER Inc. CMO and EVP, Commercial Sales.

Attendees had the opportunity to shoot SIG SAUER firearms, including the entire newly released SPECTRE series of guns, the EDC P365 series, the P320 — to include the U.S. Army’s P320-M17 and the U.S. Marine’s P320-M18, the MCX rifle in multiple configurations and an exclusive first look at the soon-to be-released CROSS PRS and P320 X10. Additionally, several attendees had the rare opportunity to shoot the SIG SAUER Next Generation Squad Weapons (NGSW) including the MCX-SPEAR (XM5) and the SIG-LMG (XM250).

The event included daily demonstrations from Team SIG’s professional shooters, Mossberg professional shooter Jerry Miculek, USCCA, machine gun demonstrations, K9 demonstration with Justin Melnick from the TV series “SEAL Team,” a live book signing with Jack Carr and more.

For more info: sigsauer.com

Big Horn Armory Relocates to Larger Manufacturing Facility in Cody, Wyo.

Big Horn Armory (BHA), makers of big-bore firearms, has completed the relocation of its offices and manufacturing facilities to 319 N. Blackburn St., Cody, Wyoming, 82414. The new facility is over five times the size of the previous location, providing more manufacturing space to operate additional machines and better facilities for building BHA’s firearms. It also provides increased space for maintaining a larger inventory. These factors combine to make BHA’s operations run much more smoothly and efficiently than at the old facility and will aid in improving lead times in the next few months.

“The move to our new, larger facility offers expansion space for additional equipment and employees,” commented Greg Buchel, owner of Big Horn Armory. “It will allow us to increase our manufacturing capabilities many times over what we could formerly accomplish. We look forward to supporting our local economy in Cody, Wyoming by creating many good, stable jobs within our company.”

BHA has increased its workforce in the manufacturing department by 20% since October 2021, and intends to double its staff by year’s end. Nine new machines are anticipated to be on the manufacturing floor by the end of May 2022. All of the new equipment has CNC capacity with a mix of mills and lathes and barrel-making equipment, which will help to lessen the dependency upon outside vendors. BHA has consistently been adding vendors over the past year and intends to add more. With a larger pool of sourcing suppliers, supply chain issues will be minimized and will help to reduce lead times on customer orders.

For more info: bighornarmory.com