Industry Notes

Shooters Ridge Goes Ape with the Gorilla Range Bag

ONALASKA, Wis. – Shooters Ridge introduces the new Gorilla Range Bag. The Gorilla Range Bag (MSRP: $74.49) is a sectional, filled rest that can be used in eight different configurations. Available in the spring 2008.

BATFE Annual Firearms Manufacturing And Export Report

…Total firearm production in 2006 increased 3.3 percent, following a 4-percent uptick in 2005. Pistol and rifle production increased the most in 2006, while shotguns posted a slight increase, and revolvers a 14-percent decline.

VZ 58 Tactical Sporter and VZ 58 Military Sporter Unveiled

…The Sa vz. 58 was developed by Ing. Jiri Cermak in 1956 and 1957, adopted by the Czechoslovakian army in 1958. and was produced by Ceska Zbrojovka in Uhersky Brod, Czechoslovakia until 1983.

Smith & Wesson Launches Training Program with 3point5.com

Smith & Wesson Corp., announced today that it has entered into an agreement with the online training company 3point5.com to provide retail sales training support for the Company’s Smith & Wesson, Walther and Thompson/Center Arms products.

MTM Announces Mini Digital Reloading Scale

The MTM Case-Gard DS-1200 is a pocket-sized scale whose features include: an extended, 3 minute auto shut-off powder pan, custom designed to facilitate bullet, powder and arrow weighingeasy to read, backlit LCD display plusminus .1 grain accuracy up to 1200 grain capacity measures in grains, grams, carats and ounces stainless steel sensory platform high-impact, plastic sensory cover that doubles as large powder pan uses just two standard AAA batteries (included) calibration weight and detailed instructions included a high-quality, foam lined case for permanent storage and…

Smith & Wesson To Host First IDPA Indoor National Championships

Smith & Wesson Corp., announced today that after 10 years of successfully hosting the Smith & Wesson International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) Winter Championships, the company will now hold the first IDPA Indoor National Championships February 21-23, 2008.

Firearms Industry Statement on Passage of NICS Legislation

The legislation requires federal agencies to provide relevant data for use in the NICS system, a database that stores the names of individuals prohibited by federal law from purchasing or possessing firearms.

Industry Sales Up 5% In Second Quarter

Sales by gun and ammunition manufacturers grew by 5 percent in the second quarter compared to the same period in 2005, according to the firearm industry's best economic indicator.

NASR, EPA Forge Agreement

A new agreement between NSSF's ranges division, the National Association of Shooting Ranges (NASR), and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) allows shooting ranges to submit Environmental Stewardship Plans anonymously.

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Reform and Firearms Modernization Act of 2007

The 'Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Reform and Firearms Modernization Act of 2007' (HR 4900) legislation represents a major advance in protecting the rights of firearms dealers.

Colt Melby Retires from S&W Board of Directors

Colt Melby has retired from the Smith & Wesson board of directors, effective January 8, 2008.

Russian Ammo Ban Is Here

Well, no surprise, it looks like the Biden Administration is trying its best to choke off a major supplier of inexpensive ammunition to the...