Shooting Sports News: NSSF Partners With; Sig Air Reflex Sight Shipping

In the latest shooting sports industry news, the NSSF has partnered with a leading online marketplace and the Sig Air Reflex sight is now shipping

Shooting Sports News: NSSF Partners With; Sig Air Reflex Sight Shipping has agreed to sponsor the 2021 SHOT University at the Platinum level, according to the National Shooting Sports Foundation.

Headquartered in Burnsville, Minnesota, is a firearms marketplace that partners with storefront firearms retailers to provide a robust online sales channel.

“With such a groundswell shift in how every FFL is doing business today, we couldn’t be more pleased to have this innovative, solutions-providing company lend its support to our premier educational event for FFLs and range owners,” said John McNamara, NSSF Senior Director, Range and Retail Services. “We encourage everyone attending the 2021 SHOT Show and SHOT University to get to know the professionals at and discover how their business can benefit from a relationship with them.”

“ is excited to be the Platinum sponsor of SHOT University for 2021,” said Jeff Tesch, Director of Business Development. “The retail sales climate has been undoubtedly brisk for most of 2020 so what a great time to invest in some of the best education tailored for the firearms retailer that can help you and your staff improve your business and help prepare you for a successful 2021

Sig Sauer Shipping SIG Air Reflex Sight

Sig Sauer is shipping its SIG AIR Reflex Sight. 

Designed to fit the SIG AIR M17 pellet pistol, and SIG ProForce M17 and M18 airsoft pistol, this low profile 1x23mm reflex sight features a wide field of view and 3 MOA red dot. The manual brightness control, located on the front of the sight, has six illumination intensity settings making it easy to see the red dot in all lighting conditions.  The sight features easy to use windage and elevation adjustments, and the lightweight aluminum housing and shock-proof design ensure durability. 

“The demand for carry-optics in the market amongst law enforcement and recreational shooters is strong, and with the introduction of a reflex sight for our SIG AIR product line, consumers will now have the ability to train in a variety of environments on carry-optics,” said Tom Taylor, Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President, Commercial Sales. “The new SIG AIR Reflex Sight delivers rapid target acquisition for those training with several SIG AIR pistols and is designed to fit our future SIG AIR releases.” 

The SIG AIR Reflex Sight comes with a 1CR20 32 battery and two optic mount plates – one for airguns and one for airsoft. The sight is applicable to select airgun and airsoft product only and is not intended for use on firearms.

The sight is available at retail stores and the SIG SAUER Webstore.  For more information visit

NSSF Backs Nomination of Barrett to Supreme Court

The National Shooting Sports Foundation strongly supports President Donald Trump’s nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to become an Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.

“We are pleased to lend our support to President Trump’s nomination of Judge Barrett to the Supreme Court and urge the Senate to approve her nomination as expeditiously as possible,” said Lawrence G. Keane, NSSF Senior Vice President and General Counsel. “We are confident Judge Barrett will serve our nation with distinction as an Associate Justice of our nation’s highest court and her service will reaffirm the importance of originalist jurists when protecting the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding Americans.”

Barrett currently sits on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.

HuntStand Offers 'ATA Retail Locations Map' on App

HuntStand is proud to announce a partnership with the Archery Trade Association  under which it will offer discounts to ATA members and has spawned HuntStand's new ATA Retail Locations Map Layer.

The location map layer instantly connects HuntStand Pro users with ATA member retailers across North America, providing the business name, address, phone, hours, website, services and more.

"We are honored to support the ATA and expand the capabilities of HuntStand to include highlighting its trusted member retailers," said Lanford Holloway, CEO of Terrastride, HuntStand's parent company. "The ATA has been at the forefront of inspiring archery industry growth and our company is proud to support its efforts to preserve the sports of archery and bowhunting."

As part of the partnership ATA members will receive discounts on HuntStand Pro memberships and custom printed maps, and the organization will promote its member programs and services through the app and HuntStand's extensive e-database. HuntStand will have a significant presence at the annual ATA Show and the opportunity to expose its many products and services to ATA members.

FN American Lands Contract With U.S. Army

FN America has been awarded a firm-fixed-price contract to supply the U.S. Army with M249 Squad Automatic Weapons, also known as the M249 SAW. The contract is expected to be completed by 2025.

The FN M249 SAW has been a mainstay throughout the U.S. military since 1986 and is currently in service in more than 30 countries globally. FN has been the sole source manufacturer of the 5.56-chambered, belt-fed lightweight machine gun.

Designed for front line applications delivering crucial support at the infantry squad/fire team level, the FN M249 SAW provides accurate fire from a highly maneuverable light machine gun. The ergonomic polymer buttstock contains a hydraulic buffer that allows SAW gunners to maintain a high rate of fire with accuracy and effect.

“We are honored to continue our dedication as a critical partner to the U.S. military and pleased to announce this latest Army contract award for the FN M249 SAW, a flagship design for FN, in service for more than 30 years. The proven design has served the U.S. military, reliably and without fail,” said Mark Cherpes, President and CEO for FN America, LLC. “We look forward to building these machine guns at our production facility in Columbia, South Carolina.”


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