Terms and rules

Introduction and Legal Disclaimer

First and foremost allow us to say that we firmly believe that the majority of our members are mature and self-guiding enough that these rules will fall into the category of common sense. Unfortunately there sometimes arise incidents when it is helpful to be able to refer to a set of written guidelines for what is considered "acceptable behavior".

ShootersNation.com (herein referred to as Shooters Nation) and its staff are ultimately not responsible for what the members of the community upload or say within the confines of this website. By using the Shooters Nation web site you indicate an acceptance of these rules and agree to follow them. Furthermore, you agree to hold Shooters Nation and its staff members harmless and indemnify them from any legal claims resulting from your use of this website.

Because there are only a few rules and because they are so simple in nature, they are strictly enforced.


ShootersNation.com Guidelines
Revised January 13, 2018


Rule #1:  Maintain good fellowship.

There will be times that you do not agree with someone else, and times when no one else agrees with you. No matter what the case may be, you are expected to handle differences and disagreements with maturity and tact. Handled responsibly, debates are welcomed and even encouraged, however, name calling, slurs, flame posts, and other insulting remarks meant to cause conflict are not allowed. You don't have to agree, but you do have to try to get along. If someone is being abusive, report it to the Shooters Nation Staff.


Rule #2:  Do not promote illegal activities.

You may not use this website to promote illegal activities.  We ask that you hold yourself to a higher standard as a representative of the gun-owning community and that you carefully consider that what you say here today could haunt you elsewhere tomorrow.  The Internet provides an almost indelible record of everything said or done on websites such as this and there are many eyes upon us.  The media and law enforcement frequently monitor websites for their own purposes.


Rule #3: Keep it on topic.

When contributing to a conversation, do your best to keep your comments topical and relevant to the discussion at hand.  Also, our message forums are divided into topical sub-forums so that similar topics are collected together.  Please help us by starting new conversations within the sub-forum that relates to your topic.


Rule #4: Personal Sale Advertisements

The sale or trade of all personally owned items must be conducted through our Marketplace forums.  You may only post ads for sale or trade of items that you yourself own.  Do not make posts "selling this item for a buddy" or otherwise engage in third-party transactions, as you will bear the full responsibility of how that transaction plays out, good or bad.  By using the Marketplace, you understand that you assume the burden of following all local, State, Federal and International laws that pertain to the transaction.  You also understand and agree that this website, its staff, and owners cannot be held responsible for any damages, direct or indirect, caused by the result of any transaction made between you and any other party.


Rule #5: Commercial Advertisements

Advertising opportunities exist for businesses who wish to promote their goods and services through our website by becoming an Authorized Dealer. Only Authorized Dealers may post commercial advertising or solicit business on this website.  Please use the Contact Us link provided on each page of this website to learn more about how you can advertise with us.

Please understand that we have zero-tolerance for companies that attempt to engage in acts of soliciting undercover or have others do so for them.  We consider soliciting undercover to be the acts of anyone representing a business who registers an account on this website to promote products or services while masquerading as an average consumer.


Rule #5: Respect our Authorized Dealers

Attacking our Authorized Dealers (advertisers) in the open forum is not allowed.  If you have a complaint with an advertiser or sponsor of Shooters Nation, you should contact them privately.  If they do not remedy your complaint, let the Shooters Nation Staff know and we will check into the matter.  We have yet to see a forum sponsor fail to help a member with a complaint if the complaint is legitimate and reasonable.  These folks help keep the lights on around here and we ask that you respect their investment by addressing complaints with them privately.  Failure to observe this protocol could result in the termination of your Shooters Nation membership.



Promoting Special Events on Shooters Nation
Revised January 13, 2018


Do you have an event that you would like to advertise on ShooterShooters Nationation.com?  Read the following before posting!

You would like to take advantage of our reach and exposure to the shooting community, and frankly, we might like to take advantage of your event to bring new members to Shooters Nation.  If your event is deemed to be a good fit for our mission and good for our members, we might be able to work together.

We realize that organizers of special events may not require the type of long-term exposure that our Sponsors enjoy.  To accommodate these needs, Non-Retail organizations (those not engaged in selling goods or services that would otherwise benefit from being a Vendor / Sponsor of Shooters Nation) may promote special events of interest to our members under the following provisions:

  • In exchange for using our website and community to promote your event, you promote the Shooters Nation (Shooters Nation) community and website in your advertising materials and at your event.  We can provide artwork suitable for online and printed media.
  • You allow representatives of Shooters Nation to attend your event and set up a kiosk or table to promote our website and community.


Are you interested?  If so, start a conversation with us before you publicize your event. Non-Sponsors must contact us and receive approval before posting about your event, however.

Shooters Nation.com Refund Policy
Revised January 13, 2018

Site Supporter Memberships:

Site Supporter memberships provide immediate benefit to the member purchasing them and instantly expose premium features and enhanced abilities, such as the privilege to post items for sale in our Marketplace sections, to the member which cannot be "returned" for a refund. As such, Site Supporter memberships are non-refundable purchases. By purchasing a Site Supporter membership, you acknowledge this policy and accept these terms.

Sponsor and Authorized Dealer Agreements:

Shooters Nation Administrators, and Moderators reserve the right to cancel the advertisement at any time, with or without cause. In such an event, the refund of any fees paid by the advertiser will be prorated.

If for any reason, you decide to end your sponsorship of Shooters Nation prior to the agreed termination date, you will forfeit your remaining fee balance.


ShootersNation.com Terms and Conditions
Revised January 13, 2018

Use of the facilities provided by ShootersNation.com indicates an acceptance of the following Terms and Conditions:

Guests understand that is the policy of ShootersNation.com to NOT allow manufacturers, vendors, dealers, shops, firearms-related businesses, competing websites or for-profit publications to participate in any way shape or form on ShootersNation.com unless they are a sponsor. Guests also understand that ShootersNation.com considers soliciting to include the contacting of members through private messages and/or through email as well as a username, signature and/or user profile that contains a business name, phone number, email address, website URL or direct link back to it. Non-profit organizations are required to obtain permission from the administrators prior to participating on ShootersNation.com.

Guests agree not to hold ShootersNation.com liable for anything stated within the forums. Messages posted on this forum are the sole opinion and responsibility of the poster. ShootersNation.com makes no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained within the forums.

Guests understand that ShootersNation.com reserves the right, but does not assume the obligation, to monitor transactions and communications that occur on this forums. All on-site private discussions (Private Messaging) with moderators/administrators related to forum policy/actions may be shared with administrators if necessary.

Guests understand that ShootersNation.com is a privately owned website and that the ability to become a member here is a privilege and not a right. Guests also understand that the owners of ShootersNation.com reserve the right to terminate my account, remove, edit, move or close any thread for any reason and without any prior notice.

Guests understand that registering under more than one username is prohibited. Guests also understand that attempting to falsify or hide their true identity when registering is likewise prohibited.

Guests understand that the owners of ShootersNation.com reserve the unconditional right to make changes to any and all forum Rules and/or Guidelines (including those created for special events and/or giveaways) at any time and without any prior notice.

Guests understand that it is their responsibility to be familiar with and remain updated with current Shooters Nation Rules and Guidelines. All users of ShootersNation.com must comply with these guidelines. Infractions of any Rules or Guideline may result in revocation of forum privileges.

Guests understand that fees paid for Benefactor Memberships are non-refundable contributions made to the site and that the ability to list items for sale in the Trading Post forums is a gratuity shown to our Benefactors as thanks for their generosity.

Guests understand that by becoming a member of ShootersNation.com, they are agreeing that Tennessee law applies to any dispute related to my membership and that any such dispute could only be brought in Williamson County, TN.

By agreeing to these rules, guests warrant that they will not post any messages that are obscene, vulgar, sexually-oriented, hateful, threatening, or otherwise violative of any laws. Guests are also acknowledging that they have read the terms and conditions outlined above carefully and agree to abide by them.

Although the administrators and moderators of ShootersNation.com will attempt to keep all objectionable messages off this forum, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the author, and neither the owners of ShootersNation.com, nor the developers of the software we use will be held responsible for the content of any message.