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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Industry Reference Guide

The Industry Reference Guide 2015-2016 edition is now available. This is a comprehensive report that encompasses the shooting sports industry into one, easy-to-reference resource!

A timely and efficient source of information, , it includes industry trends on hunting license sales, excise taxes, NICS, FFL dealers, manufacturing reports, economic data, demographics of shooting sports participants, equipment expenditures by segment, state-by-state participation, state-of-the-industry survey results and much more.

Full-color detailed information with the latest industry statistics! More than 190 pages of information! Available to NSSF members and industry partners at a significantly reduced rate.

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Includes data on the following trends:

  • Hunting license sales
  • Excises taxes for firearms and ammunition
  • NICS and NSSF-Adjusted NICS (background check trends)
  • FFLS (dealer trends by state and by type)
  • Production (by year, manufacturer, & caliber)
  • Imports / Exports (by type of firearm and country)
  • Firearms-Related Injury Statistics
  • Participation trends in all shooting sports
  • State-level participation by shooting discipline
  • Demographic trends of all shooting-types
  • Consumer purchases and price distribution
  • Economic impact
  • Social research relating to firearms

A complete resource of statistics and trends in the shooting sports industry. Terms and Conditions of use.

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  • Premium Retailer Members: The Industry Reference Guide is provided in PDF file format on CD Rom with your initial Premium Retailer membership kit. Updates to the Industry Reference Guide will always be sent via email. The email for this edition will be issued no later than January 29, 2016. Contact Dianne at dvrablic@nssf.org or 203-426-1320 ext -263 if you do not receive your update.
  • Premium Range Members: this publication is issued to you via email upon notification of your membership. Contact Dianne at dvrablic@nssf.org or 203-426-1320 ext -263 if you do not receive an email with your 2015-2016 update by January 29, 2016.