New Dealers: NSSF Waives Eligibility Requirement

NSSF listened to new retail members in a major way by waiving the one-year eligibility requirement to join the Premium Retailer Membership program. Now new members can take advantage of the Premium member benefits right away.

There are numerous benefits to upgrading to the Premium Retailer Membership — outlined in detail at — but a major benefit of the program is compliance training through a coaching audit with the FFL Compliance Consultant Team.

Once training is complete, dealers have access to a 24-hour compliance hotline to address any issues or questions. In the case the ATF takes action against a dealer’s license, the Premium Retailer Membership provides an unlimited legal defense fund.

Other benefits include:
4473 Overlay to ensure proper and consistent completion of this important form.

Acquisition and Disposition Record Books

Access to Industry Research, including “Financial Benchmarking Report” and “Firearms Retailer Survey.”

VIP access to SHOT Show, and free admission to SHOT Show University.

Recently, Nation’s Best Sports (NBS), the oldest and largest volume sporting goods buying group in North America, partnered with NSSF to provide Premium Retailer Memberships to its dealers’ members.

“This partnership speaks highly of NBS’s continued dedication to excellence and to assisting their retailers to truly become the premium retailers in the industry,” said Randy Clark, NSSF managing director of business development.

To upgrade to NSSF’s Premium Retailer Membership, contact Bettyjane Swann at or Samantha Hughes at Visit for more information on the Premium Retailer Membership, including the full list of benefits.


H&H Shooting Sports offers six airgun lanes, 24 rifle lanes and 12 pistol lanes,
providing guests options and space and allowing the range to facilitate its
extensive growth.

H&H Shooting Sports Named To “The Build 100” List

H&H Shooting Sports continues to grow and its growth has been noticed. The popular store and firearm range was recently selected as one of the nation’s elite growth-sustaining companies. Inc. Magazine’s Build 100 Project examined data from more than 100,000 U.S. midmarket companies and charted their headcount growth between 2007 and 2012.

“The Build 100 companies know how to create a vision, inspire their employees, innovate effectively and maintain very close ties to their customers. In short they know how to build,” said Scott Leibs of Inc. Magazine in the March 2014 issue. “It’s remarkably difficult to sustain growth year after year. These companies are among the elite that have managed to do it even during the worst of times.”

H&H is no stranger to Inc. Magazine, as the company has been named to the 5000 list — which highlights the nation’s fastest growing companies — for seven consecutive years. As the sole representative of the industry in the Build 100 Project, H&H sends a message affirming the firearms market continues to grow and thrive.

“Inc. is an impressive and important publication, so this is an honor to our team, operation and the shooters of our area,” said Miles Hall, H&H founder and president, noting the business now has 120 staff members and continues to grow.



Kahr Adds Value With Extra Magazine

Kahr Firearms Group is now shipping one extra magazine with its premium series pistols. All premium pistols will now come standard with three magazines, reflecting a cost savings of $40 for customers.

The extra magazine is available on all 18 models of the premium series pistols, which includes the TP, T, P, K, PM and MK models in four calibers: 9mm, .40 S&W, .45 ACP and .380 ACP. For the California-approved P380, Kahr now provides one extra magazine for a total of two.

Also new this year, Kahr has upgraded its gun cases from plastic to heavy-duty polymer with double-wall construction for added protection from crushing, dust and water. Inside, the case features a custom foam insert molded to snugly hold the pistol, magazines and gun lock in place.



Hoppe’s Introduces Synthetic Blend Gun Oil

Hoppe’s has introduced new advanced synthetic gun oil for high-performance modern firearms. Hoppe’s No. 9 Synthetic Blend Lubricating Oil features the same recognizable Hoppe’s No. 9 scent and lubricating properties in a nonflammable and biodegradable formula.

For modern firearms requiring advanced oil, the new Hoppe’s No. 9 features a special synthetic additive, containing both liquid molybdenum and PTFE for highly effective lubrication, reducing wear caused by friction. The oil also utilizes superior coating technology for long-lasting protection.

Still made in the USA, the new Hoppe’s No. 9 Synthetic Blend Lubricating Oil formula is available in a 2.25 oz. bottle for an MSRP of $5.95.
Contact Hoppe’s for more information on the company’s complete line of gun care products and accessories.


Southwick Posts Top Hunting, Shooting Brands

Southwick Associates has provided a detailed look at the brands hunters and shooters chose most frequently in 2013. The results come from more than 36,000 online surveys compiled on and Here’s a quick look at some of the most popular brands across key categories.

In firearms, Savage was the top rifle brand, with Remington leading in shotguns. Ruger and Smith & Wesson tied for the top handgun brand. Thompson/Center was the most popular muzzleloader.

For ammunition, Remington came out on top for rifle ammo, with Winchester taking top honors in both the shotgun and handgun categories.

In optics, Nikon topped out as the leading riflescope brand, with Bushnell as the leading name in both binoculars and spotting scopes.

Mathews polled as the top bow brand for 2013, while Buck Knives led the way in cutlery, and Shoot-N-C emerged as the leader in shooting targets.

You can view the top 2013 brands in all the categories on the Southwick website.

Dealers, encourage your customers to take these informational surveys at and so the industry can continue to benefit from this valuable data.

J.K. Autry

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