National Shooting Sports Foundation

  • Founded in 1961
  • Sue King organized the first major “Women’s Only” Shooting Event
    1988 Ladies Charity Classic
    – American Shooting Center, Houston, TX
    – 300 women participate
  • Sue organized Ladies Charity Classic series of around the country
  • 1992 NSSF launched Womens Shooting Sports Foundation WSSF

NSSF = National Shooting Sports Foundation , national trade association for the firearms industry, based in Newtown, Connecticut. Formed in 1961, more than 8,000 members https://www.nssf.org/

“To create a better public understanding of and a more active participation in the shooting sports”
Harmon Williams (of Browning) motioned to establish the NSSF at the Second National Conference on the Shooting Sports

The National Shooting Sports Foundation is the trade association for the firearms
industry. Its mission is to promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting

NSSF has a membership of more than 8,000 manufacturers, distributors,

firearms retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen’s organizations and publishers

Warren Page

– 1960 Created the First National Conference on the Shooting Sports
– 1972 Director of National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF)




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