ICYMI: Industry News
From Nov. 20–24, 2023


Hornady Achieves ISO 9001 Certification

Hornady has achieved ISO 9001:2015 certification for Quality Management Systems (QMS) from the Systems Certification Body (SCB) for their ammunition production facility.

“One of the keys to success here at Hornady is a commitment to strong quality control,” said Matt Spencer, Hornady compliance director. “By implementing ISO-quality principles, any potential customers can quickly identify that we have put in the effort to ensure we are producing the finest quality products” he added.

ISO 9001 is the internationally recognized standard for Quality Management Systems (QMS). It is the most widely used QMS standard in the world, with over 1.1 million certificates issued to organizations in 178 countries. In simple terms, ISO 9001 certification provides the basis for effective processes and effective people to deliver an effective product or service time after time.

For more info: hornady.com

Old Glory Bank Unveils New Small-Business Checking Account

Old Glory Bank is furthering its commitment to small business with the introduction of Liberty Small Business Checking, an account that requires no opening deposit.

“Big banks have turned their backs on small business in America,” notes John Kingma, Old Glory Bank chief product officer and chief of business banking. “Old Glory Bank has made a commitment to small business, first with a guarantee never to cancel a lawful business for what they believe. And now, with our new checking account that understands the challenges of running a small business.”

Liberty Small Business Checking becomes the third checking account from Old Glory Bank to serve small business through its industry best mobile banking. According to Carol Ritchie, Business Banking Relationship Manager at Old Glory Bank, “a small business can now benefit from our great mobile banking for no monthly fee if they maintain an average daily balance of just $500. Otherwise, the monthly fee is only $5.00.”

Ritchie points out that Old Glory Bank is unveiling its Liberty Small Business Checking to support Small Business Saturday. Small Business Saturday is an annual event that was created to encourage consumers to shop locally in person and online at small businesses. Says Ritchie, “Old Glory Bank is the FDIC insured community bank for all of America and supports the small businesses that make America great.” Added Kingma, “Old Glory Bank openly supports those industries that many big banks run from, including small businesses that manufacture, distribute, and sell firearms and related accessories.”

Old Glory Bank is currently taking applications for business accounts at oldglorybank.com/business-accounts.

Winchester, White Flyer Renew As
Official Ammunition & Target Of The ATA

Winchester Ammunition announces its continued alignment with the Amateur Trapshooting Association (ATA) as the official ammunition for the organization. In addition, White Flyer Targets, which was officially acquired by Winchester in Oct. 2023, will continue as the official target of the ATA.

“Through our combined expertise in offering our legendary AA target shotshell ammunition and premium clay targets, Winchester and White Flyer are committed to the continued growth of the shooting sports through direct promotion of the sport and organizations such as the ATA,” said Jason Gilbertson, Director of Marketing for Winchester Ammunition.

For more info: shootata.com

NASGW Supports Youth Shooting Sports Alliance

The Youth Shooting Sports Alliance (YSSA) announces the receipt of a donation from the National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers (NASGW) in the amount of $25,000.

“NASGW is proud to assist the YSSA with their mission of getting young people active in the shooting sports,” said Kenyon Gleason, NASGW president. “If this industry hopes to grow and succeed well into the future, we need strong, new leaders and active supporters. Putting our support behind the amazing work of YSSA is a great way to help.”

YSSA is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that supports the industry and youth shooting sports by providing equipment grants for youth shooting programs. Some items such as firearms and archery equipment are on short-term loans while others are donated such as hearing and eye protection, targets, and other range soft goods.

“It is absolutely critical for the future of the shooting sports that new generations of children are educated about shooting through safe youth programs,” said Cyndi Flannigan, YSSA executive director. “And providing quality equipment to these programs is essential if they’re going to have a safe and positive experience while having fun.”

Jon Zinnel, president of the YSSA board of directors, added, “With support from partners like NASGW, our organization can continue its mission and support youth developmental programs nationwide with safe and updated equipment. Many of these youth programs are offering entry-level programs so the products we loan are top-of-the-line from the leaders of the industry, building brand loyal customers for the future.”

For more info: youthssa.com, nasgw.org

Gunsite Launches New Pro Shop Website

Gunsite Academy has launched its new redesigned Gunsite Pro Shop website, www.gunsitestore.com. The new site provides a refreshed design, improved navigation, integrated news and education, mobile- and tablet-friendly functionality and more robust content.

Updated with a sharp new look and feel, the new site adds more to the online experience than just aesthetics for the Gunsite customer. Navigation of the site is completely revamped to make it more intuitive and make it simple for users to find whatever they want from the website with just a few clicks.

Amongst the new categories and features, the site contains integrated social media buttons for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn to bring improved communication with Gunsite clients.

Commenting on the new website, Gunsite CEO Ken Campbell said, “Gunsite continues to grow in not just world-class training, but offering world-class equipment, including gifts, for our clients and Gunsite Family. The Gunsite Pro Shop truly is the most dangerous place at Gunsite. Now even more so with the user-friendly website”.

For more info: gunsiteacademy.com