NSSF is the trade association for America's firearms industry.
Our mission: To promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports.
NSSF is the trade association for America's firearms industry.
Our mission: To promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports.
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A New Consulting Program for Ranges

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The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) is happy to introduce you to the Range Action Specialists (RAS). The purpose is to:

  • Assist members with existing challenges
  • Encourage shooting ranges to become more proactive with Best Management Practices
  • Provide financial support
  • Provide professional guidance to individuals while in the process of range development
  • Promote, protect and preserve the shooting range community

Challenges
Increased operating costs, new environmental regulations, land encroachment, neighborhood complaints and growing litigation concerns are making it hard for shooting ranges to stay open. Although many ranges approach these challenges on their own, not going it alone is a much easier and effective way. The Range Action Specialists can help you.

Educate Yourself and Become Proactive
Turn to experienced professionals who can educate you with best management practices. This will help protect your range for generations to come. Being proactive is much better than being reactive. We must face the fact: perception is reality once the spotlight shines on you. NSSF wants to turn that light off. However, it needs to be a team effort.

Financial Support
We know the cost of hiring experienced professionals to assess your range needs can be expensive. That is why NSSF is providing financial assistance. Although NSSF will provide financial assistance, shooting ranges need to have a stake in the task. NSSF will cover all travel expenses along with a certain percentage of the costs for the completed tasks. What is that percentage? This depends on the scope of the work. We will also look at how much your range is willing to invest.

Professional Guidance
Getting started with range development can be intimidating. Consulting with successful range owners and other shooting-range consultants will lessen the load. Their experiences will help to steer you in the right direction. They're here to provide you with input on range layout and give feedback on your business plans.

Promote, Protect, Preserve
NSSF is on a mission to promote, protect and preserve recreational shooting facilities by providing tools to strengthen ranges. Together, we can change the perception of the shooting-range community by improving range management as a whole.