NASGW Announces 2021 Appreciation Award Nominees

Posted by NASGW on 10/7/21 5:30 AM

nasgw-logoThe National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers (NASGW) and their wholesale members have nominated this year's Appreciation Award finalists. Each year, NASGW Awards the top optics, accessory, ammunition, and firearms manufacturers and the leading importer and innovator who best demonstrate a commitment to the two-step distribution process and provide outstanding value and service. Wholesaler members evaluate manufacturers' performance on four key criteria; distribution policy, marketing, sales, and promotion; logistics and operations; and NASGW and industry support. This comprehensive assessment of manufacturer performance is designed to provide a more balanced appraisal that truly recognizes the best of the best, according to NASGW distributor members.

This year's nominees are:

Firearm Manufacturer of the Year

  • CZ - USA
  • Glock
  • Henry Repeating Arms
  • Ruger
  • Smith & Wesson
  • Springfield Armory

Optics Manufacturer of the Year

  • Holosun Technologies
  • Leupold & Stevens
  • Riton Optics
  • Trijicon, Inc.

Ammunition Manufacturer of the Year

  • Fiocchi U.S.A.
  • Hornady
  • Magtech Ammunition
  • PMC Ammunition
  • Vista Outdoor
  • Winchester Ammunition

Accessory Manufacturer of the Year 

  • Amend2
  • American Outdoor Brands
  • Birchwood Casey
  • Franklin Armory
  • Magpul Industries
  • SB Tactical

Importer of the Year

  • Armscor Precision International
  • Century Arms
  • CZ-USA
  • Magtech Ammunition
  • PMC Ammunition

Innovator of the Year

  • Holosun Technologies
  • Hornady
  • Kel-Tec
  • Leupold & Stevens
  • Ruger
  • Smith & Wesson


Winners for the NASGW Appreciation Awards will be announced on October 26th at the annual NASGW Appreciation dinner at the NASGW Expo. 

The National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers is comprised of wholesalers, manufacturers, independent sales reps, media and service providers - both national and international - all of whom are primarily focused on shooting sports equipment and accessories. As a trade association representing the business interests of its members, NASGW’s mission is to bring shooting sports buyers and sellers together. For more information about the NASGW, visit the association’s website at

For More Information Please Contact:
Gregg Alexander
National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers

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