November 25th, 2017

Gun Industry Jobs Listed on NSSF Website

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Firearms Industry JobsA number of interesting jobs in the firearms industry have become available in recent weeks. The NSSF maintains a regularly-updated listing of employment opportunities with gun-makers and shooting sports organizations. On the NSSF’s job board right now there are financial openings, account manager positions, engineering jobs, sales and marketing positions, and media/digital markeing opportunities. Here are some of the jobs we found this week posted on the NSSF Website. CLICK HERE to visit the NSSF Career Center with all current listings.

Firearms Industry Jobs — Current Openings

Financial Manager — Middletown, Pennsylvania
IWI US, 5 Days Ago

Director of Sales — Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
IWI US, Inc. 1 Week Ago

Sales Representative — Phoenix, Arizona
Davidson’s, 1 Week Ago

Design/Mechanical Engineer — Phoenix, Arizona
Overwatch Precision, 1 Week Ago

Mechanical Engineer — Chicagoland, Illinois
United Tactical Systems, 1 Week Ago

Media Relations Manager/Sr. Copy Writer — Newington, New Hampshire
Sig Sauer, 2 Weeks Ago

Digital Marketing Manager/Director — Lebanon, New Hampshire
Sig Sauer, 2 Weeks Ago

Channel Manager-LEO — Fort Smith, Arkansas
Walther Arms, 2 Weeks Ago

National Accounts Manager — Fort Smith, Arkansas
Walther Arms, 2 Weeks Ago

Dealer Support Representative — Fort Smith, Arkansas
Walther Arms, 2 Weeks Ago

Account Manager — Kalispell, Montana
Kimber Mfg., 2 Weeks Ago

Operations Manager — Minden, Nevada
Franklin Armory, 3 Weeks Ago

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August 10th, 2016

Find a Great Job in the Firearms Industry

NSSF Jobs Database firearm industry employment listings

Looking for a good job in the firearms industry? The NSSF has you covered. The NSSF Jobs Site site offers up-to-date job listings, powerful search features, and a mobile-friendly interface. It’s easy to upload your Resumé, and the Job Alert feature can send you new listings via email as soon as they post. Visit jobs.nssf.org for current employment opportunities in the shooting, hunting and outdoor industry.

CLICK to FIND Firearms Industry Employment at Jobs.NSSF.org

Here are some of the latest job listings on the NSSF Firearms Industry Jobs Website:

Chief Operating Officer – Century Int’l Arms, Burlington Area, Vermont

V.P. of Marketing – LaserMax, Rochester, New York

Asst. General Counsel – NSSF, Newtown, Connecticut

Senior Director Product Marketing – Otis Technology, Lyons Falls, New York

National Sales Manager – Taylor’s Firearms, Winchester, Viginia

Product Manager – Kimber Manufacturing, Yonkers, New York

Senior Design Engineer – Kimber Manufacturing, Yonkers, New York

Territory Manager – Ohio – Beretta USA, Ohio

Positions in Customer Service, Licensing,
Human Resources, and Purchasing Departments
– Davidsons, Prescott, Arizona

Regional Sales Representative – Desert Tech, Nationwide

Inside Sales Manager , Delta Defense, West Bend, Wisconsin

Account Representative – Galco Gunleather, Phoenix, Arizona

Shop Supervisor – Turnbull Restoration, Bloomfield, New York

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April 13th, 2016

Firearms Industry is a Now a $49.3 Billion per Year Business

NSSF National Shooting Sports Economic Impact Reports 2015 2016

Guns are big money. In the past seven years, the dollars generated by the production and sales of guns and ammo have more than doubled. In fact, total economic impact of the firearms and ammunition industry in the United States increased from $19.1 billion in 2008 to $49.3 billion in 2015, a 158% increase. Meanwhile the total number of gun industry full-time jobs rose from approximately 166,000 to almost 288,000, a 73% increase in that period, according to a report released by the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the industry’s trade association. Read NSSF Report HERE.

On a year-over-year basis, the industry’s economic impact rose from $43 billion in 2014 to $49.3 in 2015, a nearly 15 percent increase while total jobs increased from approximately 263,000 to almost 288,000, a 9 percent increase in the same period.

“Our industry is proud to be one of the truly bright spots in our economy as an unprecedented number of Americans have chosen to exercise their fundamental right to keep and bear arms and to safely enjoy the shooting sports,” said Stephen L. Sanetti, NSSF president and CEO. “We have increased our direct workforce by about 21,000 in the last two years alone, adding jobs that pay an average of more than $50,000 in wages and benefits.”

The Firearms and Ammunition Industry Economic Impact Report: 2016 provides a state-by-state breakdown of job numbers, wages and output covering direct, supplier and induced employment, as well as federal excise taxes paid. Access the full report here.

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June 3rd, 2015

NSSF Launches Gun Industry Career Center

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Looking for work in the gun industry? The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) has you covered. NSSF recently launched a new online job resource to help job seekers locate potential employers. With an active nationwide database of job opportunities, this new, improved platform replaces the NSSF’s previous job posting service, which was pretty basic. The new NSSF Jobs Site site offers robust search features, plus a modern, mobile-friendly interface. It’s easy to upload your Resumé, and the Job Alert feature can send you new listings via email as soon as they post. Using “advanced search” you can filter job offerings by location, category, or experience/education requirements. Visit jobs.nssf.org for current employment opportunities in the shooting, hunting and outdoor industry.

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April 21st, 2015

Industry Insights: More Guns, More Jobs

NSSF Gun Industry Jobs Economic Impact

According to a new NSSF Industry Report, the total economic impact of the firearms and ammunition industry in the United States increased from $19.1 billion in 2008 to $42.9 billion in 2014, a 125% increase. Industry growth generated more jobs — a lot more jobs. In fact, the total number of “full-time equivalent” jobs rose from 166,000 to more than 263,000, a 58% increase in that period. “We have seen continued dramatic growth in the firearms and ammunition industry that is the direct result of consumer demand for our products since 2008,” said Stephen L. Sanetti, NSSF President and Chief Executive Officer. READ the Firearms and Ammunition Industry Economic Impact Report.

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March 14th, 2014

So You Want to Be a Gun-Writer….

American Rifleman magazineIf you have always dreamed about making a living writing about guns, here’s your chance. The NRA’s flagship publication, American Rifleman, is looking for an Assistant Editor. This is a full-time gig. You get to test guns, write, edit, and even travel around the country a bit. What’s the catch? Well you may have to pull up stakes and move. This position is based at NRA Headquarters in Fairfax, Virginia. You can’t work remotely or tele-commute.

American Rifleman Seeks Assistant Editor
American Rifleman, the National Rifle Association’s original Official Journal, is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Assistant Editor.

Job Duties: Provides editorial support essential to produce American Rifleman magazine, the American Rifleman Television Show and American Rifleman digital edition accurately, punctually, and in accordance with established standards and policies. Handles editorial preparation and production of monthly departments and daily web content as assigned, including: reviewing manuscripts, fact-checking, copy editing, assembling photo packages, writing captions and headlines, and proofreading. Proofreads departments, features and web content during each stage of editorial production, including checking links and page proofs of digital version of American Rifleman. Assists in compilation and production of monthly “Lock, Stock & Barrel”, “Opening Shot,” “Product Reviews”, and other monthly features. Coordinates “Official Journal” sections in multiple magazines. Sources photographs to be used in various media; writes photo captions; and may do assignment photography.

American Rifleman magazineThe Position requires a BA in English, Journalism or Communications and 1-2 years experience on newspaper or magazine editorial staff. Shooting experience and knowledge are required, as is a broad interest in firearms and Second Amendment issues. The selected candidate must be eligible under Federal law to have access to firearms and ammunition. Working knowledge of electronic publishing is required. Basic photography skills are necessary. Extended hours and business travel are required.

CLICK Here for Full Job Requirements and to Submit a Resume.

Note, if you have production experience in the publishing industry, the NRA is also seeking a Managing Editor for Shooting Illustrated magazine. This job is also based at NRA Headquarters in Fairfax, Virginia.

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August 2nd, 2013

Gun Industry Jobs Available with Large Companies

Want to work for a successful, big-name gun industry business? Well there are jobs to be had. Right now, Beretta, Brownells, FNH, Glock, Kimber, and Remington are all listing good gun industry employment opportunities. The National Shooting Sport Foundation (NSSF) has listed the following engineering, production, marketing, and technical jobs in the gun industry. CLICK HERE for more info and links to specific jobs.


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July 20th, 2013

California Rifle & Pistol Association Seeks Field Rep

California Rifle And Pistol Association Flag logoWould you like to help lead the fight for gun rights in the Golden State? Then read on. The California Rifle and Pistol Association (CRPA) is now seeking a full-time Field Rep with a salary of $45,000 per year. With 42,000 members statewide, the CRPA is the largest and oldest pro-Second Amendment/Pro-Hunting organization headquartered in California.

The Field Representative job is an exciting, challenging position that takes you out of the office. You’ll get paid to travel all around California spreading the “good news” about the CRPA at shooting competitions, gun shows, sporting goods stores, and ranges. The Field Rep holds a key position. You will be the primary “point man” for the CRPA at many events statewide.

CRPA Protects and Defends Second Amendment and Hunting Rights in California. Since its founding in 1875, the CRPA has been the guiding force in the development and coordination of statewide shooting championships. In addition, the CRPA serves as the official state affiliate of the National Rifle Association. The CRPA coordinates an aggressive legislative advocacy and effective litigation programs.

Position Title: Field Representative

Location: CALIFORNIA (Extensive ongoing travel, throughout the state)
Salary: $45,000 Annually, plus company vehicle, benefits, expense reimbursement, lap top computer, and cell phone.

Education – An A.A., A.S., or higher degree in public relations, communications, political science, business or public administration, criminal justice or a related field is desirable.

Position Key Characteristics: Under the general direction of the Executive Director, incumbent serves as the sole Field Rep. for the CRPA. Incumbent’s primary focus is membership development and making the CRPA name, goals, and objectives widely known by the public. Incumbent must possess a strong knowledge of shooting sports, firearms, and hunting activities. This position requires frequent ongoing travel and working days, unusual hours, evenings, and most weekends. This position will write a monthly column in our publication and provide staff support to the CRPA Volunteer Development Committee and the CRPA Hunting and Wildlife Conservation Committee. Incumbent must be mature, professional, and possess excellent communication skills both verbally and in writing.

To Apply: Call CRPA at 1-800-305-2772 or email contact@crpa.org and ask for the CRPA application packet, including supplemental questions, emailed to you. Recruitment Closing Date: THE COMPLETED CRPA APPLICATION PACKET MUST BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN TUESDAY, August 13, 2013 – 4:00 PM (No postmarks).

NOTE: This is an “at will” position and only one year of funding for this position has been secured at this time. Future funding will be based on the contribution this position makes to the CRPA.

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July 15th, 2013

Barrett Seeks Master Gunsmith for Precision Rifles

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accurateshooter.com barrett 50 bmg gunsmith jobAre you a skilled gunsmith looking for a salaried position? Here’s an opportunity to work for a great company with solid financials and state-of-the-art machining equipment. Barrett is seeking a Master Gunsmith for precision rifles. The selected candidate must possess the knowledge and skills necessary to independently construct, document, and deliver precise (< 0.5 MOA) long rifles while using parameters set forth by the company. The selected candidate will be considered the authority in regards to identifying critical features that result in a precision long rifle. Specific job and experience requirements are listed below. Barrett is headquartered in Murfreesboro, TN. CLICK HERE for more information.

Job Requirements:

  • Reputable Gunsmith Certification
  • (7) years experience constructing highly precise and robust (<.5 MOA) long rifles
  • Examples of successful long rifle constructions
  • (3) years manual lathe and mill experience
  • (3) years competitive shooting in a precision long rifle class
  • (2) years CAD/CAM (SolidWorks preferred) experience
  • Understanding of precision critical barrel and ammunition features
  • Understanding of internal and external ballistics
  • Ability to work closely with engineers
  • Excellent communication skills
  • MS Office (Word, Excel, Project) experience

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July 27th, 2012

Current Job Opportunities in Firearms Industry

Firearms Industry JobsA number of interesting jobs in the firearms industry have become available in recent weeks. The NSSF maintains a regularly-updated listing of employment opportunities with gun-makers and shooting sports organizations. On the NSSF’s job board right now there are gunsmith openings, engineering offerings, sales and marketing positions, and even high-level legal and executive career opportunities. Here are some of the jobs we found this week posted on the NSSF Website. CLICK HERE for a complete listing (many more jobs).

Firearms Industry Jobs — Current Openings

Location Company/Organization Opening/Title
Prescott, AZ Proforce Law Enforcement Vice President Sales
Sunland, CA ISS Gunsmith
Washington, DC Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation Director of Finance
Springfield, MA Smith & Wesson Firearms Legal Counsel
Springfield, MA Smith & Wesson Firearms Brand Manager – S&W
Accokeek, MD Beretta USA Corporation Product Marketing Manager – Shotguns & Rifles
Accokeek, MD Beretta USA Corporation Production Manager – CNC Machining
Exeter, NH SIG SAUER Tool Designer
Exeter, NH SIG SAUER Quality Inspector
Exeter, NH SIG SAUER Senior Design Engineer
Exeter, NH SIG SAUER Business Analyst
Delaware, OH Black Wing Shooting Center Outdoor Range Associate/Safety Officer
Not Specified Crimson Trace Corporation Regional Sales Manager (TX, OK, W-AR, W-LA)
Beaverton, OR Leupold & Stevens, Inc. Director of Sales – US
Fairfax, VT Century International Arms, Inc Gunsmith
Fairfax, VT Century International Arms, Inc Sales Coordinator
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January 4th, 2011

Remington Seeks New PR Manager (and other Specialists)

Remington Arms logoDo you have the gift of gab, can you turn a phrase, and can you read a spreadsheet? Would you like to work with new guns, and get paid for attending gunshows? If so, this may be a ‘dream job’ for you. Remington Arms Co., the nation’s oldest firearms manufacturer, is looking for a new Public Relations Manager.

This is a high-profile job, with responsibility for both long-term media planning and managing the day-to-day Press Relations responsibilities for the Freedom Group companies. The PR Manager also represents Remington at trade shows, works with TV and radio broadcasters, and manages media tests of company products.

Among the required qualifications are: Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university; minimum of five years PR experience; journalist and writing skills; and knowledge of hunting and shooting. We know that many of our readers possess these qualifications. Who knows — perhaps you could become the new “voice of Remington” — the man (or woman) with primary responsibility for spreading the word about Remington firearms and products.

How To Apply
Visit the Remington Website to see the complete PR Manager Job Description. On the bottom of that page, you’ll find a link to Apply for the PR Position.

Other Remington Job Openings
In addition to the PR Manager job, Remington is looking to fill a number of other sales, contracts, and customer service positions. Current openings include:

  • Senior Key Account Manager, Cabella’s
  • Sr. Sales Support Operations Analyst
  • Law Enforcement Contracts Analyst
  • Domestic Customer Service Representative
  • Senior Law Enforcement/Military Customer Service Representative
  • Field Service Support Specialist
  • Technical Consumer Services Representative
  • Senior Consumer Services Rep
  • Internal Retail Sales Manager – Bushmaster
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July 6th, 2010

Want to Design the Next Savage Rifle? Savage Is Hiring…

Savage Gun Design JobAre you the next John Moses Browning? Do you have the “next great idea” for gun design? Here’s your chance to find out. Savage Arms is seeking a new Product Design Engineer to help design and build new firearms. The person hired will have a leading role in the design, development, and implementation of new products from concept through commercialization. Ideal candidates will have firearms design experience and considerable knowledge of metallurgy and plastic part design. Avid firearm users and enthusiasts with mechanical machine design aptitude will be strongly considered also.

Savage Gun Design Job

The Product Design Engineer will work at the Savage facility in Westfield, MA. The “negotiable” salary will be commensurate with skills and experience. If you are interested in applying for the position, email Paul Lessard, Savage HR Director: plessard [at] savagearms.com.

Technical Job Qualifications
Savage is looking for experienced applicants with specialized skills: “Successful candidates will have proficiency in mechanical component and assembly design, 3D CAD, and the ability to perform tolerance studies to validate design integrity. Strong mechanical assembly design aptitude, problem-solving, and project management skills are an absolute MUST. Candidates should have a BS in Mechanical Engineering or related field and a minimum of two (2) years mechanical design experience in 3D CAD, AutoCAD Inventor, preferred.”

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April 29th, 2010

Annual Economic Impact of Firearms Industry is $27.8 Billion

At a Capitol Hill breakfast briefing today, the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) released a newly commissioned report detailing the significant economic impact the firearms and ammunition industry has on the nation’s and each state’s economy. The numbers were impressive. Overall, the firearms industry had an economic impact of $27.8 BILLION dollars in 2009. The firearms industry generated $8.2 Billion in workers’ wages and $4.4 Billion in tax revenues. “During difficult economic times and high unemployment rates nationally, our industry actually grew and created 16,800 new, well-paying jobs,” said NSSF President Steve Sanetti. “Our industry is proud to be one of the bright spots in this economy.”

Shooting Impact Reports

The economic growth America’s firearms and ammunition industry experienced last year was driven by an unprecedented number of Americans choosing to exercise their fundamental right to keep and bear arms and purchase a firearm and ammunition. Also cited in the Economic Impact Report were the significant taxes paid by industry member companies to federal and state governments and the Pittman-Robertson excise tax — a major source of wildlife conservation funding in America. “In 2009 our industry increased its contribution to wildlife conservation by over 37.6 percent, which translates into sportsmen contributing more than $7.5 million dollars daily to conservation efforts,” said NSSF General Counsel Lawrence G. Keane.

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August 27th, 2009

Gun Industry Jobs Listed on NSSF Website

Looking for a job in the gun industry? The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) launched its Industry Career Connection two years ago as a free service for member companies. It has proven to be immensely popular with both employers and job seekers. “It’s a very helpful and beneficial tool for our members,” said Bettyjane Swann, NSSF member services manager. “On several occasions, our Webmaster has had to pull job postings early because of the overwhelming response.” The NSSF’s Career Connection is regularly updated with new positions from solid companies such as Brownells, Remington, and Smith & Wesson.

Currently, here are some of the job positions offered:

How to List Available Jobs
The Career Connection is designed to serve both job-seekers AND companies needing additional manpower. If you have a shooting-sports-related business and need to hire new personnel you can add openings to the job board (NSSF membership required). NSSF members (mostly manufacturers and wholesalers) can easily post jobs by logging into the members-only section of NSSF.org. For more information on NSSF’s Industry Career Connection, contact bswann@nssf.org.

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May 9th, 2009

Job Watch: ATK Seeks Sales Rep in Idaho

ATK Commercial Products is seeking a full-time Sales Representative to work from its Lewiston, Idaho plant. ATK is America’s leading producer of ammunition and also sells a wide variety of shooting products under its many “house brands”: CCI, Champion Target, Federal, Outers, RCBS, Speer, and Weaver. ATK’s Lewiston, Idaho location is seeking an OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) Sales Rep to add to its staff. Candidates should have at least three years of sales experience and be able to travel up to 50% of the time.

CLICK HERE for more job info and to submit resume.

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