Hoppe’s Wins Three 2022 Readers’ Choice Gold Awards
May 15, 2023

Hoppes Named Best Gun Cleaning Product by Shooting Sports Retailer, Tactical Retailer and Predator Xtreme Readership

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – May 2, 2023 – Hoppe’s®, the No.1 name in gun care products, has been awarded three Readers’ Choice 2022 Gold Awards in the Gun Cleaning Products category by the readers of Shooting Sports Retailer®, Tactical Retailer®and Predator Xtreme® magazines. A predominant favorite by readers across all three publications, Hoppe’s has now won the prestigious award three years in a row.

“I think anyone who owns a firearm knows the smell of Hoppe’s,” said Derrick Nawrocki, Publisher of Shooting Sports Retailer, Tactical Retailer and Predator Xtreme. “Once again, Hoppe’s has been voted the best in the Gun Cleaning Products category, and is still the undisputed, unbeaten Gold winner. These wins make it 3 years in a row for both Shooting Sports Retailer and Tactical Retailer.”

Since its inception 120 years ago, the Hoppe’s brand has been synonymous with high quality gun care products. Today, the brand remains the most trusted name in gun care as it continues to make gun cleaning and maintenance a simple and straightforward process. 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 the Readers’ Choice Awards is conducted via an online submission system. Thousands of ballots are submitted by readers for various product categories and brands. The votes are then tallied to determine the 2022 Readers' Choice winners. The readers of all three publications have used these awards to voice what brands they believe belong on the top shelf, giving insight into the products both retailers and consumers believe are the strongest.

With nearly 40 years of history, Shooting Sports Retailer (SSR) is considered “The Voice of the Independent Retailer” in the shooting sports market. SSR is trusted by hundreds of shooting sports retailers to stay on top of the latest market trends, including what top products to stock. Likewise, Tactical Retailer serves the growing tactical retail market and Predator Xtreme has been the destination for serious predator hunters for over 25 years.

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 www.hoppes.com, connect on Instagram at www.instagram.com/hoppesguncare/ or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/hoppesguncare.

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