2017 NASGW Award Winners

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posted on October 20, 2017
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The National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers (NASGW), the association representing shooting sports wholesalers, manufacturers, and their trade partners, announced the winners of its annual Leadership and Caliber Awards at the 2017 NASGW Expo Awards Dinner.

"It was a great night with a great group of NASGW members," said Kenyon Gleason, NASGW President. "Every year the annual Leadership Awards is our opportunity to recognize companies that are committed to two-step distribution. This is the first year we recognized individual products with the brand new NASGW-POMA Caliber Awards."

The Annual Awards Dinner is one of the premier events at the NASGW Expo, which brings together wholesalers and manufacturers within the shooting sports industry to plan sales for the upcoming year. 

Winners for the NASGW Leadership Awards are:

Firearm Manufacturer of the Year 
Ruger

Optics Manufacturer of the Year
Leupold

Ammunition Manufacturer of the Year
Hornady

Accessory Manufacturer of the Year
Magpul

Importer of the Year
Aguila

Innovator of the Year
O.F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc.

In addition to this year's Leadership Awards, NASGW partnered with the Professional Outdoor Media Association (POMA), to select the best new products in six categories as well as an overall best new product. "We look forward to setting a higher standard with the Caliber Awards for years to come. It is an honor to partner with NASGW to recognize the innovations within the shooting sports industry," said Kevin Orthman, the Executive Director with POMA. "The NASGW Awards Dinner was an outstanding event and it couldn't have gone better. On behalf of our members and board of directors, we thank for the NASGW for the partnership. "

To qualify for the Caliber Awards, manufacturers must be a NASGW member in good standing, the product must have launched within the last year, and products needed to be submitted through the NASGW Expo website. 

Winners for the NASGW-POMA Caliber Awards are:

Best New Accessory
Leupold LTO Tracker


Best New Optic
Trijicon RMR 2


Best New Ammunition
Doubletap Colt Defense



Best New Handgun
SIG Sauer P320 X-Carry


Best New Rifle
Bergara B-14 HMR


Best New Shotgun
Remington 870 TAC-14



Best New Overall Product
Mossberg 590 Shockwave


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