NASGW Expo Reception & Awards Dinner

The NASGW Expo Reception & Awards Dinner is the premier shooting industry event to recognize leaders in wholesale distribution and product innovation. During the evening NASGW will announce our Leadership Awards along with the NAGSW-POMA Caliber Awards. Attendees must be NASGW members in good standing.

2018 Event Information

  • LOCATION: Westin Hotel
  • DATE: Tuesday, October 17th
  • TIME: 6:15 - 9:00PM
  • SPEAKER: Michael Waddell
  • TICKETS: $125/person
  • RESERVE A TABLE: $1,250 (seats 10)
  • Includes Cocktail Reception, Hors s'oeuvres, Dinner, Open Bar & Wine Service

* Tickets must be purchased in advance online. No tickets will be sold at the door.

Exhibitor Tickets

Exhibitor Registration

Non-Exhibitors Tickets

Non-Exhibitor Registration

Featured Speaker

Michael Waddell

This year's featured speaker for the NASGW Awards Dinner will be Michael Waddell, star of the outdoor show, Bone Collector on the Outdoor Channel. He will share is experience, passion, and plenty of stories about the outdoors and the industry.

"I’m really proud of where I’ve come from, and I’m excited about where I’m at and where I’m headed. I got my start in the hunting industry by winning a Realtree turkey calling contest, and from there I started guiding and filming hunts. Before I knew it, I was runnin’ camera for Realtree all over God’s creation, and learning all I could about TV production. The idea for “Realtree Road Trips” was born a few years later and since then, my life has been a whirlwind – huntin’, travelin’, workin’ hard and meeting great folks from coast to coast. I’m lovin’ every minute of it, and I wouldn’t trade it for anything. And I plan to keep on runnin’ and gunnin’ until the Good Lord slows me down."

2017 Award Winners

NASGW-POMA Caliber Awards

Best New Accessory

  • Leupold LTO Tracker

Best New Optic

  • Trijicon RMR 2

Best New Ammunition

  • Doubletap Colt Defense

Best New Handgun

  • SIG SAUER P320 X-Carry

Best New Rifle

  • Bergara B-14 HRM

Best New Shotgun

  • Remington 870 TAC-14

Best New Overall Product

  • Mossberg 590 Shockwave

NASGW Leadership Awards

Firearm Manufacturer of the Year

  • Ruger

Optics Manufacturer of the Year

  • Leupold

Ammunition Manufacturer of the Year

  • Hornady

Accessory Manufacturer of the Year

  • Magpul

Importer of the Year

  • Aguila

Innovator of the Year

  • O.F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc.

2017 Event Photos