GENESEO, ILL. (11/8/22) – Springfield Armory® is proud to announce it has been selected by the National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers (NASGW) as both the 2022 Firearm Manufacturer of the Year and the 2022 Innovator of the Year.

NASGW is an association that represents shooting sports wholesalers, manufacturers and their trade partners. First organized in 1953 and incorporated in 1954, NASGW works tirelessly to ensure strong, trusted relationships between shooting sports buyers and sellers.

The association annually recognizes manufacturers with Manufacturer of the Year Awards at its NASGW Annual Meeting/Expo Event. This annual event provides an unmatched educational, marketing, and communications opportunity for the hunting and shooting sports wholesaler, manufacturer, and sales professional. The criteria for the awards are based on areas of the manufacturer’s performance that enable the wholesaler to provide efficient and effective service in the marketplace.

It was at the 2022 event held in Kansas City, Missouri, that the association announced Springfield Armory had been named as not only the Firearm Manufacturer of the Year, but also as the Innovator of the Year.

“The team at Springfield Armory made quite an impression on the distributors over the past year,” said Kenyon Gleason, president of NASGW. “To win two awards on the same night is a major accomplishment, and it demonstrates the true partnership that Springfield has with the distribution channel.”

“Springfield Armory is extremely proud to have been named as the recipient of not just one, but two of the NASGW’s esteemed awards,” said Phil Rawlings, Vice President of Sales and LE for Springfield Armory. “Being recognized as the Firearm Manufacturer of the Year and also Innovator of the Year by such a respected group simply reinforces that Springfield Armory is bringing the products customers demand to market.”

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About Springfield Armory®

In 1794, the original Springfield Armory began manufacturing muskets for the defense of our young, free Republic. The Armory functioned as a firearms supplier for every major American conflict until 1968 when the government sadly closed its doors. In 1974, nearly two centuries after its inception, Springfield Armory Inc. in Geneseo, Ill. revived the iconic heritage of the Armory to carry on its legacy.

We strive to honor this responsibility as guardians of the original Springfield Armory legacy by manufacturing the highest quality firearms to enable responsible citizens to preserve their right to keep and bear arms in the defense of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

With an unmatched emphasis on craftsmanship, performance and exceptional customer service, our mission is to forge superior firearms and provide the tools necessary to defend individual freedoms and equality for those who embrace the rights and principles secured by our Founding Fathers. For more information, please visit us at:


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