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

NASGW is the organizer and sponsor of the industry's former Hunting Show, now known as the NASGW Annual Meeting/Expo Event. This annual event provides an unmatched educational, marketing and communications opportunity for the hunting and shooting sports wholesaler, manufacturer, media and sales professional.





While it’s clear we’re not totally “out of the woods” yet, the 2015 SHOT Show was incredibly refreshing. This year’s show was filled with more excitement and optimism than I’ve seen in several years. Actually, it reminded me how lucky we are to be a part of such a tremendous and resilient industry. Based on what I saw and heard at the show, 2015 will be a positive year for NASGW members.
This summer, it will have been 239 years since a small group of brave men put pen to paper and signed the Declaration of Independence. But what they did was more than the mere signing of a document, more than just ink on parchment. So magnanimous was this seemingly ordinary act, that they officially put their own lives at stake for their country.
NASGW joined the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) and the National Association of Wholesale-Distributors (NAW), along with 171 other organizations, in signing a letter of support for H.R. 636: America's Small Business Tax Relief Act of 2015.
Several influencers, including environmental concerns, come into play when forecasting 2015 energy price trends. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations are impacting today’s volatile energy markets.
January means the SHOT Show and most of you are just returning from this annual event. As expected there were many positives, a few negatives and a couple “I don’t knows…” The SHOT Show helps me to focus on what’s happening in our industry and what we can expect for the coming year. I look upon 2015 with a full glass and a year for great opportunity.

Those of you in my age bracket may remember the Carol Burnett Show in which Carol would close out each segment with a brief song that had the following lyrics, “It’s so nice we had this time together….”

I wanted to express my sincere thanks to all of you, our members, for a great experience as President of NASGW. It has been a pleasure working with and for so many genuine people and for an industry that prides itself on entrepreneurial spirit, dedication and commitment.

The NASGW Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Kenyon Gleason as its new President, succeeding Maurice (Moe) Desmarais who is retiring at the end of January.