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NSSF on Industry Sending Hardware to Ukraine

FYA, as we have some gun makers, dealers, etc that read the page, this via the National Shooting Sports Foundation, the trade industry for the American firearms industry:

How The Firearm Industry Manufacturers and Distributors Can Assist

NSSF® has spoken with the Ukrainian Embassy in Washington, D.C., to learn of what material needs exist and how firearm industry manufacturers and distributors can assist. Ukraine is requesting assistance from the U.S. firearm and ammunition industry in the form of donations of the following rifles, pistols, and ammunition:

  • 7.62х39 mm
  • 7.62×51 mm
  • .308 WIN
  • 5.45х39 mm
  • 5.56х45 mm
  • Sniper rifles chambered in .308 WIN or 7.62х51 mm and ammunition (including bipod and scope)
    • If donating a non-.308 “sniper type” rifle, e.g., .338 Lapua or similar, Ukraine requests that manufacturers provide ammunition with the rifle.
  • Pistols and ammunition chambered in 9х19 mm
  • Extra magazines
  • Spare parts

The information to put on the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), -U.S. Department of Commerce export license applications is:

Intermediate Consignee
Vadym REMIZOV, Ukrainian Military Attaché in Poland
Jasionka 942 (Street Address)
Jasionka, Polska. (Poland) (city, country)
36-002 (postal code)
+48 691 846 921 (Phone number)

Ultimate consignee/end user Ministry of Defense of Ukraine
Povitroflotskyi pr.,
6 Kyiv, Ukraine
03168
+38(044) 226-20-15

The end use is: “for use by Ministry of Defense and Armed Forces of Ukraine.” Since the ultimate consignee/end user is the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, no import certificate is required from Ukraine before shipping.

For questions, please contact:
Steven Clagett
Director, Nuclear Missile and Firearms Technology
Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS)
Department of Commerce
steven.clagett@bis.doc.gov
W: (202) 482-1641

Or
Jeff Bond
Engineer, Missile and Nuclear Technology Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS)
Department of Commerce
Jeff.Bond@bis.doc.gov
W: (202) 482-0716

For any questions about the export BIS cannot answer, please contact:

Volodymyr Muzylov
First Secretary Embassy of Ukraine to the United States
Tel: 1-202-349-2949 Cell: 1-703-309-3847 volodymyr.muzylov@mfa.gov.ua or v.muzylov@gmail.com in the event the official Ukrainian email is not working www.usa.mfa.gov.ua.


NSSF will alert industry if Ukraine’s small arms and ammunition requirements change going forward.

The Ukrainian Embassy in Washington, D.C., wishes to express its sincere appreciation to the NSSF and industry for offering to assist Ukraine as it fights for its freedom.

Next up due to Ukraine: Body Armor Shortages

Bad news folks, especially if you wavered for the past couple of years over grabbing some body armor for defensive uses– the war in Ukraine may make that hard.

With armor manufacturers already feeling the double whammy over the past two years of the tough labor market due to the COVID crisis and more expensive/harder-to-find material problems due to the “supply chain crisis,” Ukraine could be a third hurdle to jump.

Already, there have been reports of Americans buying up armor in quantity (as in thousands of sets at a time) to send overseas (ITAR? what do you mean ITAR?) to aid the Ukrainians.

More on this from Copper Jacket TV, who says exporters are also now crowding into the market.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m sure the Ukrainians need it– they probably need everything– and I am not begrudging them armor. Just saying that if you or your department is looking to get some, you may want to go ahead and grab it while you can get it because there is likely to be a shortage lasting a few quarters on the horizon as inventory vanishes.