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California Proposition 65 - What You Need to Know
Posted 9/11/18: As of August 30, 2018, thousands of companies will suddenly be at risk for significant legal judgments for failing to comply with California’s updated Proposition 65 warning label requirements. And unfortunately, it isn’t just California-based businesses that are at risk: any company that manufactures, distributes or sells consumer products in the state is liable to civil penalties for each violation. See more >
Velocity Outdoors Acquires Ravin Crossbows
Posted 9/5/18: Compass Diversified Holdings (CODI) announced on September 4, 2018, that its subsidiary, Velocity Outdoor Inc., has acquired Ravin Crossbows, LLC for a purchase price of $94 million. Ravin joins the Velocity Outdoor portfolio of leading brands including Crosman and Benjamin Airguns, CenterPoint Archery and Optics, LaserMax, Copperhead, and GameFace Airsoft. See more >
Behind the Firing Line: Nashville Armory
Posted 9/4/18: In a recent edition of the NSSF Behind the Firing Line blog, Nashville Armory, an NBS Member, is highlighted for some of their business methods. Nashville Armory is a range and retailer located 10 minutes from downtown Nashville, just off Interstate 65, and there is a second, smaller facility in Franklin, Tennessee, a southern suburb of Nashville. See more >
NBS Concludes Inaugural NBS Expo
Posted 8/31/18: On August 27-28, 2018, NBS hosted the inaugural NBS Expo in conjunction with the Fall Semi-Annual Market at the Fort Worth Convention Center in Fort Worth, Texas. See more >
NSSF Names O.F. Mossberg & Son's Joseph Bartozzi as President
Posted 8/23/18: The Board of Governors of the National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®), the trade association to the firearms industry, today announced that O.F. Mossberg & Son’s Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Joseph Bartozzi, will be the organization’s next President. Bartozzi will assume his new duties Sept. 10, 2018. See more >
Welcome Cape Gun Works to the NBS Family!
Posted 8/22/18: We are happy to welcome Cape Gun Works from Hyannis, Massachusetts, to the Nation's Best Sports Family! See more >
Paducah Shooter's Supply to Host Grand Reopening Celebration
Posted 8/21/18: After the devastating fire that destroyed Paducah Shooters Supply's storefront in Paducah, Kentucky, our Member is now ready to reopen its doors. Paducah Shooters Supply's grand reopening celebration will take place from August 23-25, 2018. See more >
Crosman Corporation Announces Formation of Velocity Outdoor
Posted 8/14/18: Crosman Corporation, a subsidiary of Compass Diversified Holdings, LLC, recently announced that its board of directors has approved its holding company’s new name: Velocity Outdoor. The board believes that the new corporate identity better reflects the diverse portfolio of brands currently under the Crosman Corporation umbrella and highlights the company’s strengths in the hunting, shooting and outdoor markets. See more >
NSSF Finalizes Deal to Expand SHOT Show to MGM Grand, Caesars Forum
Posted 8/7/18: In early August, NSSF announced that it has finalized a deal to expand SHOT Show to the MGM Grand and Caesar's forum beginning in 2020 and 2021. See more >
Sherper's Opens Third Storefront
Posted 8/4/18: On August 3, 2018, Sherper's opened their third storefront in Wisconsin. The new store is located in Port Washington, Wisconsin, right off the Lake Michigan coastline. See more >