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Hoppe’s Wins Two Gold Choice Awards for Best Gun Cleaning Products
Tactical Retailer and Shooting Sports Retailer Name Hoppe’s Top Choice
Now two years in a row, Hoppe’s has swept the Gold award in both publications which, by no understatement, is quite an impressive feat.

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Hoppe’s, the No. 1 name in gun care products and a Vista Outdoor Inc. (NYSE: VSTO) brand, has won two Gold Awards in the Gun Cleaning Products category from the Shooting Sports Retailer and Tactical Retailer Readers’ Choice Awards.

Shooting Sports Retailer and Tactical Retailer have been two of the industry’s longest-standing B2B publications. These annual awards give a voice to the publication’s knowledgeable and experienced readers and allow them to share what brands they think are the best in the industry.

“In the gun cleaning products market two things are certainly true. The Gold standard is the Hoppe’s brand and the unforgettable fragrance that comes with the famous gun oil is known by every serious gun enthusiast,” said Derrick Nawrocki, President of Grand View Outdoors, the publisher of Shooting Sports Retailer and Tactical Retailer. “Now two years in a row, Hoppe’s has swept the Gold award in both publications which, by no understatement, is quite an impressive feat.”

Hoppe’s has long been synonymous with high quality gun care products and since its inception it has been the most trusted name in gun care products. From the ever-popular and versatile Hoppe’s No. 9 Bore Cleaner to the quick and easy BoreSnake, Hoppe’s has been the preferred choice of shooters, hunters and soldiers for decades.

Voting for this year’s Readers’ Choice Awards was conducted via an online submission system. Thousands of ballots were submitted by readers for various product categories and brands. The votes were then tallied to determine the Readers’ Choice winners. These awards are used by countless sportsmen and women to get an inside look into the best brands to consider when gearing up for their favorite activity.


About Hoppe’s
In 1903, Frank August Hoppe mixed nine chemicals and created the world’s most effective gun cleaner. As a well-trained young soldier, Frank knew that gun care went far beyond just a clean rifle, but actually helped to ensure his safety while on the front lines of battle. Since that time, Hoppe’s has emerged as the leading gun care company, having grown along-side hunters, shooters and soldiers who depend on their firearms every day. It has remained the most trusted name in gun care by advancing and evolving technologies to meet those needs. From the ever popular and versatile No. 9 and the quick and easy BoreSnake, to the marvel of efficiency we call Gun Medic, Hoppe’s is the only name you need to know for firearm cleaning and protection. For more information, visit, connect on Instagram at or on Facebook at

 About Vista Outdoor Inc.
Vista Outdoor (NYSE: VSTO) is the parent company of more than three dozen renowned brands that design, manufacture and market sporting and outdoor products. We serve a broad and diverse range of consumers around the globe, including outdoor enthusiasts, golfers, cyclists, backyard grillers, campers, hunters, recreational shooters, athletes, as well as law enforcement and military professionals. Our reporting segments, Outdoor Products and Sporting Products, provide these consumers with a wide range of performance-driven, high-quality and innovative outdoor and sporting products. Our operating model leverages shared resources across brands to achieve levels of excellence and performance that would be out of reach for any one brand on its own. Brands include Remington Ammunition, Bushnell, CamelBak, Bushnell Golf, Foresight Sports, Fiber Energy Products, Bell Helmets, Camp Chef, Giro, QuietKat, Stone Glacier, Federal Ammunition and more. Vista Outdoor products are sold at leading retailers and distributors across North America and worldwide. For news and information, visit our website at

For further information: Matt Rice, Sr. Manager Media Relations, Hoppe’s, (913) 689-3713, Product Requests: Will Folsom, Public Relations Associate, Swanson Russell, (402) 437-6404,