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The National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers is comprised of wholesalers, manufacturers, and independent sales reps, media, and service providers - both national and international - all of whom are primarily involved with fishing, hunting, and shooting sports equipment and accessories.

To apply for membership online, go to the ‘Membership” tab and select ‘Join’, then select the classification of membership you would like to apply for and follow the application instructions.

Any individual, corporation, organization, association, club, or partnership who, in the judgment of the Board of Directors, will further the objectives of the NASGW may be admitted to membership.

NASGW members enjoy a variety of services including discounts on merchant credit card services, and more... for additional information click on the ‘Membership’ tab then ‘Affiliate Partners’


To apply for booth space at NASGW’s Annual Meeting/EXPO; contact expo@nasgw.org to secure an exhibitor package.

Dues are based on the classification of membership. Dues are paid annually and cover a fiscal year from January 1st to December 31st. The current dues schedule is available upon request. View membership information.

To find NASGW’s current membership by classification, go to the ‘Membership’ tab and select ‘Directory’. Then click on the desired membership classification and follow the search instructions.

Current and archived copies of the association’s newsletters can be obtained by clicking on the ‘News/Media’ tab then select “Insight’. From here, you can subscribe to receive the NASGW InSight electronic newsletter via email.” Newsletter sign-up is also available in the website footer.

Current NASGW Annual Meeting/EXPO information may be obtained by clicking on the ‘Expo’ tab, or by going directly to www.nasgwexpo.org for more information.

Yes, in order to attend and participate in the annual NASGW Meeting/EXPO, one must be a member in good standing and NASGW membership dues must be current.

Space is available to NASGW member companies for the purpose of holding annual meetings at no charge. To arrange for space and secure a meeting space request form; contact Meg Pawelski at mpawelski@nasgw.org.

  • Wholesale Distributor Members
  • Manufacturer/Importer Members Associate Members
  • Independent Manufacturer Representatives Associate Members
  • Media / Publisher Associate Members – trade press and other interested parties in the media,
  • International Members: Those companies located outside of the US and their possessions
  • Service and Supplier Associate Members: For those firms who provide a service to the industry

As a trade association for wholesale distributors and their suppliers, NASGW does not have a category of membership for dealers.

The NASGW serves as a liaison with other sporting goods associations, including the American Suppressor Association (ASA), The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), The Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation(CSF), The National Rifle Association (NRA), and is also a member of The National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors (NAW). NASGW members receive a discount on all NAW Publications.