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You Never Know Where They’ll Show Up

Friday, April 8th, 2016

I’m from Iowa so it’s great to see an Iowa company dedicated to firearms.


Visit Brownell’s at IWA

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016

IWA (the European equivalent of SHOT Show)  is right around the corner and  Iowa-based Brownell’s is going to be there.  They have greatly expanded their international presence, so make sure you check them out if you’re in Nuremburg.  This is a press release from last year that gives you the details about this expansion.

Brownells Expands International Presence

Brownells has been serving international customers for decades, but a new partnership will make buying from Brownells a much easier process for consumers in Europe. Working with local, in-country representatives, the following countries now have their very own translated versions of Brownells’ famous website:

• Finland www.brownells.fi
• France www.brownells.fr
• Germany www.brownells-deutschland.de
• Italy www.brownells.it
• Norway www.brownells.no
• Spain www.brownells.es
• Sweden www.brownells-sverige.se
• Switzerland www.brownells.ch
• UK www.brownells.co.uk

Via the websites, European consumer customers can now benefit from Brownells’ extensive product selection and industry-exclusive Forever Satisfaction Guarantee on websites in their native languages. Further, customers may receive phone support via the in-country partner.

To make shopping as easy as possible, Brownells and the in-country partner will handle all costs and concerns affiliated with international shipping. Item pricing on the partner websites includes international taxes and tariffs, applicable licensing fees and other associated landing costs.

Under the new arrangement, customers simply place an order and it arrives in seven to ten days.

“Shipping anything internationally can be a rigorous process, but when it deals with firearm parts, it can be even more difficult,” said Pete Brownell, CEO of Brownells. “That’s exactly why we’ve formed this partnership to make the international customer’s experience easier and more efficient.”


NRA First VP Pete Brownell Seeks Third Term on NRA Board

Wednesday, February 17th, 2016


Grinnell, Iowa (February 16, 2016) – NRA First Vice President and CEO of Brownells, Pete Brownell, announced today that he will seek a third term on the NRA’s Board of Directors. If re-elected, Brownell will likely become NRA President at the 2017 NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits in Atlanta, Georgia.

An NRA Life Member since birth, Brownell, 47, boasts proven NRA leadership experience and is a widely-recognized visionary in the firearm and outdoor industry. Brownell’s service to the NRA began in 2006 when he was nominated to serve on the NRA Membership Committee. Following his election to the board in 2010, Brownell began serving on numerous other committees, including:

President’s Committee on Advancement
Nominating Committee
Sport Shooting Committee
Finance Committee
Law Enforcement Committee
Meeting Site Selection Committee
Publications Policy Committee
Task Force on Industry Relations Committee
Investment Oversight Committee

Proving himself as an ardent defender of the Second Amendment and a powerful voice for the NRA, Brownell was elected the NRA Second Vice President in April 2013. Two years later in 2015, he was elected NRA First Vice President, an office he holds today.

“It’s a distinct honor and privilege to serve the five million members of the National Rifle Association of America,” said Brownell. “I’ve been an NRA member my entire life, literally from day one. I grew up with a passion for firearms and a deep desire to maintain and strengthen our Second Amendment.”

“Defending the Second Amendment rights of good, honest and responsible gun owners is synonymous with protecting the core values that make America great,” added Brownell. “These are the same values our founding fathers envisioned, the same values my grandfather and father fought to protect in the military, and the same values the NRA seeks to safeguard through unwavering support of an individual’s right to own and use firearms.”

“It is my promise to defend these rights to own and use firearms and advance the values of individualism and personal responsibility. I ask for your vote of support.”

Brownell is proud to have received support from prominent members of the firearm community, including host of “Tom Gresham’s Gun Talk Radio,” Tom Gresham.

“It’s a privilege to endorse Pete Brownell for the NRA board,” said Gresham. “Pete brings to the board a lifetime of experience in firearms and business, and his perspective is something we need to help guide the organization in the coming years.”

Brownell has also earned the endorsement of the Iowa Firearms Coalition (IFC), the leading pro-Second Amendment organization in his home state.

“I have enjoyed the unique position of witnessing first hand Pete Brownell’s tireless efforts, and the tremendous energy he expends, defending and advancing the Second Amendment rights of the good citizens of both Iowa and this country,” said Barry Snell, President of the IFC. “Pete’s work in the firearms community has been stellar, and there’s simply no question at all that Pete Brownell needs to be on the NRA board.”

To learn more about Pete Brownell, to get in touch with him or to read more endorsements, visit www.petebrownell.com.

Brownells to Distribute the Shield CQS and SIS Red Sights in the United States

Saturday, January 16th, 2016


Dorset, England — January 14, 2016 – Shield Sights announced today that Brownells has included the Shield CQS and SIS Red Dot Sights for US distribution. The Shield Sights products are available immediately and will be featured at SHOT Show in Las Vegas.

“This is a positive step forward for our International sales and more importantly Shield supporting the US shooting industry” said James White, marketing director at Shield. “This is a testament to the quality and functionality of the Shield product line.”

The CQS and SIS Red Dot Sights have been created with the military standards that were requested and recognized by the UK MOD and proven in our CQB model. These robust features along with many added features are now available in CQS and SIS Red Dot Sights and made available to every shooter in the US.

“Shield Sights prides themselves on innovation and will continue to bring new products to market like the Shield CQS and Red Dot Sights,” said James White. “With these innovations, we feel confident that our partners at Brownells will continue to add us to their product line throughout 2016.”

Shield Sights has been at the fore front of Red Dot design and functionality for the past 20 years and the SIS is the latest product offering. The SIS has been designed by listening to customers and gaining real-world application feedback from Special Forces, Law Enforcement, Competition shooters, and Military users across the world. The SIS features including 3 x Automatic brightness levels, 12 x manual levels and 4 Reticule options.

The SIS and CQS both come packaged with a variable triple height polymer picatinny mount allowing the user to determine the most comfortable height set-up.

Shield Sights can be purchased at Brownells.

For more information on Shield Sights please visit – www.shieldsights.com

Brownells Signs Statement Of Support For Guard And Reserve Members

Sunday, November 8th, 2015

Brownells - ESGR

CEO Pete Brownell (holding plaque) accepts the ESGR Appreciation Plaque from Mark Hennessey (left center) while joined by a group of Brownells’ employee/veterans.

Grinnell, Iowa (November 5, 2015) – Iowa Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a Department of Defense (DoD) office, announced Pete Brownell, CEO of Brownells, signed a Statement of Support for the Guard and Reserve on October 23, 2015, in the Brownells Grinnell facility in front of more than 300 Brownells employees.

The Statement of Support confirms Brownells joins other employers in pledging:

  • They fully recognize, honor and comply with the Uniformed Services Employment and Re-Employment Act (USERRA).
  • They will provide their managers and supervisors with the tools they need to effectively manage employees who serve in the Guard and Reserve.
  • They appreciate the values, leadership and unique skills service members bring to the workforce and will encourage opportunities to hire Guardsmen, Reservists and Veterans.
  • They will continually recognize and support U.S. Service members and their families in peace, in crisis and in war.
  • “Brownells has been, and will always be, proud supporters of our nation’s men and women in uniform,” said Brownells CEO Pete Brownell. “My father, Frank, is a proud Navy Veteran. He instilled in me a deep appreciation for those who volunteer to put themselves in harm’s way. It’s a great honor for us to employ veterans, and to be active many with organizations that help and support the efforts of our nation’s heroes.”

    “Brownells joins a cadre of Fortune 500 companies, state and federal agencies, and thousands of America’s employers in demonstrating support for our armed forces,” added Mark Hennessey, Iowa Area 6 State ESGR Chairperson. “By signing this Statement of Support, Brownells is sending a clear message to its employees that while they’re serving their country, they don’t have to worry about their civilian jobs.”

    For more information about ESGR outreach programs or volunteer opportunities, call 800-336-4590 or visit www.ESGR.mil.

    Brownells AR .308/7.62 Magazines Are Now Available

    Wednesday, July 8th, 2015

    .308-7.62 Magazine

    Montezuma, IOWA – Fans of .308-caliber AR-style rifles can now enjoy the same thing owners of standard Black Rifles have for 10 years — Brownells ultra-reliable magazines for their favorite firearm.

    The Brownells .308/7.62 magazines fit DPMS-pattern or SR-25 style rifles, and hold up to 20 rounds of hard-hitting .308 /7.62×51 ammunition.

    The new .308 magazine is the product of many years of research and lessons learned from the battle-proven Brownells .223/5.56mm magazines, which continue to serve U.S. Forces in combat theatres worldwide.

    The magazines are constructed with the following features:

  • Straight-body design; easily fits into existing mag pouches and carriers
  • Durable, lightweight aluminum construction
  • Specially-designed follower offers ultra-dependable function and reliability
  • Stainless steel spring ensures positive feeding & corrosion resistance
  • Removable floorplate for easy cleaning and maintenance
  • Dry-film lubricated body provides smooth feeding
  • Anti-corrosion finish protects magazine from the elements
  • “We began manufacturing our own magazines more than 10 years ago,” said Brownells President/COO Matt Buckingham. “Our .223/5.56 magazines grew in popularity very quickly and eventually became standard-issue to the U.S. Military. It was great hearing from troops all over the world about how much they appreciate our magazines. So, we took the same concept and designed a 30-caliber magazine to meet the needs of the expanding AR-style .308/7.62×51 market. I’m certain customers will absolutely be impressed with the quality and reliability of these new mags.”

    In-stock and shipping now, the Brownells AR .308/7.62×51 magazines are listed as Brownells item #078-000-200, and are available at a retail price of $19.99.


    Brownells Is Now Carrying Breakthrough Clean Military-Grade Solvent

    Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

    Breakthrough’s Military-Grade Solvent Now Available At Brownells.com

    Breakthrough Solvent_6oz

    April 24, 2015: Breakthrough® Clean, is proud to announce that Brownells® is now carrying Breakthrough Military-Grade Solvent in the 2 ounce, 6 ounce, and 16 ounces bottles. Breakthrough® is a revolutionary new solvent that makes cleaning your firearm faster and safer than ever. Breakthrough’s state-of-the-art distillation process provides superior firearm cleaning products that are environmentally friendly, non-toxic and virtually odorless. Currently Breakthrough® is approved, qualified, and UTILIZED DAILY by the largest user of Firearm Cleaning Technology in the USA – The US Department of Defense!

    To see the available Breakthrough products click here.

    NRA Life of Duty – Frontlines: Colombia

    Thursday, October 25th, 2012

    Brownells and FNH USA have teamed up to bring you a brand new episode from NRA Life of Duty’s “Frontlines”. This episode goes to Colombia to cover the annual “Fuerzas Commando” – a SOF competition that measures strength, skills and stamina among 30 different special forces teams from around the globe.