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The Future of NASGW

Founded in 1953, NASGW celebrates its 70th Anniversary in 2023. What better opportunity to look back on the role NASGW has historically played in the shooting sports industry and lay out a plan for where NASGW is going as we eclipse that 70 year mark. To guide us, there needs to be a path forward. NASGW Vision 70 is that path.
Vision 70 is NASGW's path forward.


A Show and Handshake Deals

The National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers was organized in 1953 and incorporated in 1954. The Association was originally identified as the Sporting Goods Jobbers Association. In 1962 the name was officially changed, and manufacturers and reps were invited to join as Associate members. The NASGW is the organizer and sponsor of the industry's former Hunting Show, which started in 1974, now known as the NASGW EXPO. This annual event provides an unmatched educational, marketing, and communications opportunity for the hunting and shooting sports wholesaler, manufacturer, and sales professional.


Expanding Beyond the NASGW Expo

Today NASGW is the premier organization for bringing together wholesaler buyers and sellers in the shooting sports industry. The NASGW Expo is the single most productive event, in regards to sales and product movement, throughout the year. NASGW's data initiative has set out to become the most accurate, sales driven source of data for the shooting sports industry, compiled into the SCOPE suite of tools.


A Data Driven Industry Resource, Bring Buyers & Sellers Together

As outside threats continue to loom over the shooting sports industry, business and distribution have been growing increasingly challenging. As the industry evolves, NASGW and the services it provides need to evolve with it. Over the next couple of years, leading up to the 70th Anniversary, NASGW will be making some changes to the way we do business.


The future of your association is evolving. NASGW is much more than an annual event.

Same Mission, Expanded Approach

For 70 years NASGW has been helping wholesalers and manufacturers in the shooting sports industry. As the world around our industry continues to tighten its grip, we must work collectively to find new business solutions. This includes insurance, banking, data, credit, and so much more. NASGW is committed to protecting our way of life and bringing together like-mined business, organizations, and service providers to solve these challenges. This is the new NASGW. The are focused on the same mission of bringing together buyers and seller, but also strengthening those buyers and sellers so preserve our industry. Here are some benefits we are excited to offer to our members.

  • Sales & Inventory Data
    • Distribution Data
    • Retail Data
  • Insurance Solutions
    • Commercial Property & Liability
    • Employee Benefits
    • Risk Management
  • Attendance to the NASGW Expo