Blackhawk Wins Shooting Sports Retailer 2022 Gold Award
May 15, 2023

Brands Earns Readers’ Choice Award for Vests and Backpacks Category

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – May 2, 2023 – Blackhawk®, a leader in law enforcement and military equipment for over 20 years, has been awarded a Readers’ Choice 2022 Gold Award by the readership of Shooting Sports Retailer® magazine in the Vests and Backpacks category.

“Blackhawk has now earned top honors in Shooting Sports Retailer’s annual Choice Awards in the Vest/Backpack category,” said Derrick Nawrocki, Publisher of Shooting Sports Retailer. “Our audience is picky about what they carry in their stores and what they consider the best of the best, and this award verifies the Blackhawk brand as just that, one of the best.”

Among the most popular vests available from Blackhawk is the new Foundation Series Tac Nylon. Built with modular capabilities and stronger construction, the Foundation Series is lighter than other typical ballistic nylon gear found on the market and includes a full suite of plate carriers chest rigs and other accessories. The new Foundation Series along with other items like the Stingray EDC Pack provide both working professionals and serious users with high quality gear ready for any mission.

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. Readers of Shooting Sports Retailer 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.

About Blackhawk

In 1990, a Navy SEAL was navigating a minefield when his pack failed. As his gear tumbled to the ground, he vowed that if he got out of there alive he would make gear the right way. Today, this obsession with quality applies to everything we do. We’re constantly researching, refining and perfecting every detail to provide gear that won’t let you down. Because we’re not just making stuff – we’re honoring a vow.

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