Industry Associations

Inceptor Ammunition Participation in Industry and Trade Associations…

Overview

Inceptor Ammunition participates in industry and trade associations for many reasons. Not only do we like to stay on top of important, ever-changing issues, trends and legislation within our marketplace, but as propagators of disruptive technology in this century-old industry we like to stay on the forefront of effecting change to benefit our discerning end users. Inceptor also understands that participation in trade associations is one of the most effective ways, and in some cases the only way, to not only introduce these technologies to the industry, but also to ensure the technologies are considered by Armed Forces and Law Enforcement agencies, where they could assist warfighters and law enforcement officers to more effectively accomplish their missions.

 

Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers' Institute (SAAMI)

The Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers’ Institute (SAAMI) is an association of the nation’s leading manufacturers of firearms, ammunition and components. SAAMI was founded in 1926 at the request of the federal government. Inceptor Ammunition is an Associate Member of SAAMI, which is tasked with:

– Creating and publishing industry standards for safety, interchangeability, reliability and quality
– Coordinating technical data
– Promoting safe and responsible firearms use

National Armaments Consortium (NAC)

The National Armaments Consortium is the preeminent collaboration organization that enables Government, Industry, and Academia to deliver rapid Armaments innovation for the security of the United States of America.   As a member of the NAC, Inceptor has the shared mission to foster collaboration between Government, Industry and Academia to deliver dominant solutions to complex National Armament challenges presented by the U.S. Department of Defense and individual Armed Services through the Defense Ordnance Technical Consortium (DOTC).

National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF)

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 sports. Formed in 1961, NSSF has a membership of more than 12,000 manufacturers, distributors, firearms retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen’s organizations and publishers.

National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers (NASGW)

The NASGW is the organizer and sponsor of the NASGW Annual Meeting/Expo Event. This annual event provides an unmatched educational, marketing and communications opportunity for the hunting and shooting sports wholesaler, manufacturer and sales professional.  The NASGW serves as a liaison with other sporting goods associations, including the National Sporting Goods Association (NSGA), The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), The Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation(CSF), The National Rifle Association (NRA), The National Assembly of Sportsmen’s Caucuses, and is also a member of The National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors (NAW).

Asociacion Armera

 

Our mutually exclusive relationship with eXtreme Polymer Research S.L. in Catalonia, Spain led to our membership in the the Asociacion Armera.   The Asociación Armera is an institution made up of Spanish manufacturing companies and import  / distribution companies that make or trade in products directly related to the shooting sports.

The organization has the primary goals of achieving the efficient development and implementation of Spanish and European Union regulations surrounding the arms trade and urging the attainment of European harmonization regarding the C.I.P. Testing Bench system.  The C.I.P. ensures that every civil firearm and all ammunition sold in all 14 C.I.P. member states are safe for end users.  To achieve this, the firearms and ammunition are all professionally proofed at C.I.P. accredited Proof Houses before they can be sold to consumers. We believe C.I.P. Testing Benches should be used by Proof Houses in all C.I.P. Member States and those Benches should integrate their respective databases into those held by the Member States and sector operators (such as Inceptor Ammunition).