The recent National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) painted a positive picture for the future of hunting and target shooting. At the June Summit held in Springfield, MA, industry leaders and speakers shared their ideas on improving the industry’s initiatives.

Alan Ortner from Sirois Tool and Dow Gage, attended the summit on June 10th. He stated that “the event was very well attended. The focus of this Summit was on promoting the shooting sports to non-traditional groups, including women, minorities and the millennial generation.”

“The seminar speakers were experts in their fields and provided some great information. The shooting sports industry, including most State Fish & Wildlife organizations, and the Firearms Manufacturers, are totally behind this initiative, so the future looks very bright.” Alan also said.

Sirois Tool manufactures precision tooling and custom gages to our customers designs for the production and inspection of parts for many industries, including firearm manufacturing.

Dow Gage has been providing Dow Gages to major firearms manufacturers as well as to The United States Government for over fifty years. Dow gages are used to check specific features and dimensions of components in pistols, shotguns, rifles, and automatic weapons.

The Dow Gage, LLC division of Sirois Tool Co., Inc. is a member of NSSF. NSSF is the trade association for the firearms, ammunition, hunting and shooting industry and it organizes the Summit in its efforts to support industry leaders and create new access and greater opportunities.