All posts by: John McNamara, NSSF Senior Director, Retailer Services

Firearms ranges, both indoors and out, are increasingly seen as part and parcel of today’s FFL retailers. Many of these range-retail combination businesses are cornering the market on the “destination experience” so many consumers are seeking these days. But even if it’s just four or five lanes that let customers “try before they buy” through […]

From its humble beginnings in St. Louis, in 1979, to taking every nook and cranny of the Sands Expo Center in 2017 — and prompting expansions to the MGM Grand in 2020 and Caesar’s Forum in 2021 — SHOT Show is the industry’s signature event, bringing together more than 1,700 exhibitors and 65,000 attendees. Last […]

AZFirearms in Avondale, Arizona, is physically a really small store, but it has an inventory of more than 1,200 guns in stock. “We specialize in military and old cowboy guns, and collectible guns,” owner Dan Todd says modestly as he downplays the “Largest Small Gun Shop in Arizona.” “We also carry the Glocks and the […]