Industry Notes

McMillan Firearms Division Sold to Strategic Armory Corps

McMillan Group International announced this week that it has sold its firearms division, McMillan Firearms, to Strategic Armory Corps, LLC (SAC).

Ruger Black Friday Deals

Ruger is running some Black Friday deals that are worth a look:

ATF Sets Protocol for Non-over-the-counter Firearm Sales

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) has issued a record-keeping procedure for non-over-the-counter firearm sales by licensees to unlicensed in-state residents that are NICS exempt.

Cabela’s Partners With NSSF and Project ChildSafe to Promote Firearms Safety

The National Shooting Sports Foundation and Cabela’s Inc., the World’s Foremost Outfitter of hunting, fishing and outdoor gear, today announced a new partnership to promote firearm safety in support of NSSF’s Project ChildSafe program.

Gun Tests Magazine Selects Charter Arms Pitbull 9mm Luger As 2013 “Best in Class...

Gun Tests Magazine has named the Charter Arms Pitbull 9mm Luger as the publication’s “Best in Class Revolver” for 2013.

American Tactical Imports Leaves NY for South Carolina

American Tactical Imports, currently based in Rochester, New York, has begun relocating its operations to Summerville, SC.

Rhino Permit to be Auctioned at DSC Convention

Through an historic collaboration between governments, one hunter will have a chance to hunt a black rhino, help manage and conserve the species, and import a rare trophy to the U.S. in 2014. DSC will sell the permit during its annual convention and expo Jan. 9-12 in Dallas.

California Ammo Ban: Next Wave of Gun Control

It hasn’t been the best year for those who would restrict Second Amendment rights, says Larry Keane, senior vice president and general counsel for the National Shooting Sports Foundation. So, after striking out in Congress and at the ballot box, the gun-control movement has resorted to backdoor methods to advance their extreme agenda.

Gun Agencies Shutdown Update

Federal agencies that provide customer services to the firearms and ammunition industry are affected by the shutdown, the National Shooting Sports Foundation reports.

Mako Group Becomes Sole USA Distributor of Meprolight Sights

After a decade of distribution by Kimber USA, Meprolight Self-illuminated sights will be distributed in the USA exclusively by The Mako Group beginning November 1, 2013.

Mako Group Becomes Sole USA Distributor of Meprolight Sights

After a decade of distribution by Kimber USA, Meprolight Self-illuminated sights will be distributed in the USA exclusively by The Mako Group beginning November 1, 2013.

Friends of NRA Enjoys Record-Breaking Fundraising Year

The National Rifle Association’s Friends of NRA grassroots fundraising program is having a record year raising funds for the shooting sports. With more than 200 of the year's 1,100 events still remaining, the program has already grossed $51 million in 2013, exceeding the entire 2012 banquet season’s total by more than $1 million.

Something Odd Just Happened

On December 23, 2020, Marvin G. Richardson, associate deputy director (ADD) of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (BATFE), withdrew the “notice...