The 3rd Annual NASGW-POMA Caliber Awards will honor the highest caliber new products in six product categories including the best new rifle, handgun, shotgun, ammunition, optic, and best new accessory. We’ll also select an overall best new product award chosen from the finalists of all six categories. The Caliber Awards are chosen by an independent panel of 18 industry professionals, encompassing hundreds of years of experience in the Shooting Sports Industry. The panel includes wholesalers and media members who stay on top of product trends and innovations year in and year out. This is the most subjective process in the industry and finalists and winners are the best of the best. However, to be eligible to win, products must be submitted to the NASGW Expo New Product Showcase. If a product is not entered, it will not be included.
To qualify for the Caliber Awards, a manufacturer must meet the following criteria:
All submissions will be narrowed down to a select list of finalists for each category. If your product is selected as a finalist, you will be notified. Voting will then be conducted by a panel of industry experts from the Professional Outdoor Media Association and NASGW to select a winner for each category and one overall best new product. Winners will be announced at the NASGW Expo Awards Dinner.
The deadline to submit products for the Caliber Awards has passed. We are no longer accepting submissions.
Best New Rifle: Bergara Premium Series HRM Pro
Best New Shotgun: Mossberg 590 Mag Fed
Best New Handgun: FN 509 Tactical
Best New Optic: SIG SAUER BDX
Best New Ammo: Vista Outdoor/Federal Premium Valkyrie 224
Best New Accessory: Mantix X2
Best Overall New Product: SIG SAUER P365 9MM Micro Carry
Best New Rifle: Bergara B-14 HRM
Best New Shotgun: Remington 870 TAC-14
Best New Handgun: SIG SAUER P320 X-Carry
Best New Optic: Trijicon RMR 2
Best New Ammo: Doubletap Colt Defense
Best New Accessory: Leupold LTO Tracker
Best Overall New Product: Mossberg 590 Shockwave