In 1961, Dick Cabela decided he was going to start selling fishing products that he bought at a Chicago furniture store. After going to the furniture store, Dick went back home to Chappel, Nebraska and decided to turn his idea into a business. He ran a classified ad in a Wyoming newspaper advertising his affordable hand-tied flies. Only one person responded to the ad to buy. Dick then decided to sweeten the ad by offering free hand flies. He ran the ad in several national outdoor magazines, and before he knew it, hundreds of people started to respond. After the overwhelming response, Cabela's was born. Today, Cabela's is a leader in the hunting, fishing and outdoor industry.
Sportsman's Warehouse is an outdoor sporting goods retailer which operates in 18 states across the United States, including Alaska. Sportsman's Warehouse sells apparel, footwear, and gear which caters to sportsmen and sportswomen with interests in hunting, shooting, reloading, camping, fishing, and other outdoor recreational activities. In addition to the store chains, Sportsman's Warehouse also has an online presence.
Cheaper Than Dirt was started in 1993 with the idea of becoming America's "ultimate online resource" for all things shooting and outdoor activities. With over 150,000 products in their inventory, Cheaper Than Dirt sells outdoor products ranging from firearms to crossbows, fishing poles to hunting knives, military gear to bug-out-bags, Cheaper Than Dirt has it all. Regardless of what you are looking for in the outdoor space, odds are that you would be able to find that product on Cheaper Than Dirt's website.
GrabAGun.com is a family owned and operated company founded by gun enthusiasts located in Dallas, Texas. Their mission is to provide you with a wide variety of the highest quality firearms and accessories at the lowest prices. They are constantly on the lookout for new firearms to add to the Grabagun.com arsenal. They add new inventory to the website daily. According to their website, customers who can't find a certain gun on their website, they will track it down and provide a price point.
Freedom Munitions is an ammunition distributor as well as an ammunition remanufacturer. Based out of Texas, this company specializes in remanufacturing used ammunition to make it "like new" for their customers. They offer free targets, a safety center and videos for their customers to improve their shooting experiences. They also offer ammo giveaways for their loyal customers.
GunBroker.com is an online gun, ammunitions, and gun accessories auction. Buyers have the chance to purchase products within a certain time period. Sellers can sell a variety of products for as little or as much as they want to charge. GunBroker.com has been in the firearm industry for approximately sixteen years. Because GunBroker.com is an auction site, there is a huge variety of prices and products.
In 1977, owner Larry Potterfield started an ammunition company called Ely Ammunition Inc. Now MidwayUSA, this company sells a variety of ammunition and firearm accessories. Unlike most other firearm and firearm accessory distributers, MidwayUSA vends a large selection of gunsmithing supplies.
Johnny Morris took the fishing industry into his own hands back in 1971. After growing increasingly frustrated by the limited supply of fishing tackle, Johnny Morris rented a trailer and started to buy the best fishing tackle he could get his hands on. After making the journey across the country, Johnny went back home to Springfield, Missouri and set up his own little section in his father's liquor store. That small section in the back of the liquor store is how Bass Pro Shops came about. Now, Bass Pro Shops is one of the leaders in the outdoor retail space and has stores all across North America. In addition to providing fishing supplies, Bass Pro Shops also have hunting, camping, and all other outdoor equipment and products available for sale.
Brownells is a large retailer for ammo and gun accessories. This company has been family owned for nearly a century and has been integrated in more recent days as one of the more prominent online retailers. Their impressive selection of parts and ammunition is difficult to find elsewhere, even in-store at other major competing retailers.
Impact Guns was founded in 1997 by three experts in the guns and ammunition sector. Quickly, Impact Guns became a major force in the online firearms sector. They feel the need to provide access to the best and latest gear to anyone-anywhere with access to a computer. Their focus on firearms and shooting related equipment allows them to buy in large quantities, and pass the savings to customers. There is also a designated team that continuously adds new products with details about their performance. If feedback indicates a product is not up to expectations, they pull it.