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    Hogue announces break up with Dick’s Sporting Goods

    Hogue announces break up with Dick’s Sporting Goods over gun rights differences

    6/12/18 | by Chris Eger



    Hogue is joining other firearms industry leaders in breaking off their relationship with Dick’s and Field & Stream (Photo: Hogue)

    The popular handgun grip and accessory maker said this week that they are severing ties with the controversial sporting goods big box retailer.

    Hogue said they are distancing themselves from Dick’s Sporting Goods and their Field & Stream affiliate, removing them as an authorized dealer of Hogue products. In a statement, Hogue leadership said the retailer brought it on themselves with their recent decisions to no longer offer standard capacity magazines, restrict the minimum age of rifle buyers to 21, and hiring lobbyists to advance gun control efforts.

    “Hogue has a long-standing tradition of supporting American enthusiasts with top quality firearm accessories and refuses to work with any organization who supports restricting the rights our Founders fought to provide and protect,” said third-generation managing owner, Neil Hogue.

    Over the past half-century, Hogue has been known for their handgun grips but in recent has have expanded their product line to include rifle stocks, knives, holsters and gear bags among others. Dick’s currently lists a number of Hogue grips in their catalog, as does Field & Stream.

    Hogue joins other firearms icons such as Mossberg, Springfield Armory and others that have backed away from Dick’s so far this year.

    “We are happy to stand alongside our friends in the industry, such as Springfield Armory, who no longer work with Dick’s,” said Hogue, whose grandfather founded the company in 1968.
    Pat ------> NRA Endowment Member

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    good

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      #3
      What a gripping story.

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        #4
        At the rate Dick’s Sporting Goods and their Field & Stream affiliate are losing merchandise suppliers they won't be able to ban anything because they won't have anything to sell.
        "No man's life, liberty or property are safe while the legislature is in session." -- New York State Surrogate Court Judge Gideon John Tucker, Final Accounting in the Estate of A.B._, 1, Tucker (N.Y. Surrogate Court) 247, 249 (1866)

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          #5
          Originally posted by OldGarandDad View Post
          At the rate Dick’s Sporting Goods and their Field & Stream affiliate are losing merchandise suppliers they won't be able to ban anything because they won't have anything to sell.
          Dicks does not buy directly from the manufacturers. They buy from wholesalers. Mossberg, Springfield, Et Al saying they will not sell to Dicks means squat. Dicks will still have those guns on their shelves.

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            #6
            I don't think Dick's had any intention of continuing to be in the gun business once they hired anti-lobbyists, they must've known that'd be a deal breaker, and given their initial press release, it didn't sound they really gave a shit what we thought. My guess is they'll sell off their remaining inventory to minimize their losses than make an announcement they're out altogether. They're gonna be out of it regardless at this rate.

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              #7
              Originally posted by Banzai View Post
              I don't think Dick's had any intention of continuing to be in the gun business once they hired anti-lobbyists, they must've known that'd be a deal breaker, and given their initial press release, it didn't sound they really gave a shit what we thought. My guess is they'll sell off their remaining inventory to minimize their losses than make an announcement they're out altogether. They're gonna be out of it regardless at this rate.
              Dicks will have a few really bad quarters and then fire the CEO. The company may reverse course. S&W did it.

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                #8
                Originally posted by Genghis Khan View Post
                Dicks will have a few really bad quarters and then fire the CEO. The company may reverse course. S&W did it.
                Dicks only real responsibility is to earn money for its shareholders. That's what gives me hope that they will ultimately fire these tools running the company and get that sinking ship righted. Not that I really care, but I still think the more stores stocking and selling guns is good for everyone on the pro 2a side of things.

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                  Originally posted by Genghis Khan View Post

                  Dicks does not buy directly from the manufacturers. They buy from wholesalers. Mossberg, Springfield, Et Al saying they will not sell to Dicks means squat. Dicks will still have those guns on their shelves.
                  Easily fixed.

                  ”Any and all merchandise sent to the distributor by manufacturer may not be distributed to Dicks or it’s affiliates” right in the contract.

                  Add a penalty clause for breach and done. It’s done all the time.
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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Synner View Post

                    Easily fixed.

                    ”Any and all merchandise sent to the distributor by manufacturer may not be distributed to Dicks or it’s affiliates” right in the contract.

                    Add a penalty clause for breach and done. It’s done all the time.
                    This was not done. It is all about marketing and PR. Mossberg and Springfield have no real desire to stop their products from being sold at Dicks. They just want it to appear to be so.

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Genghis Khan View Post

                      This was not done. It is all about marketing and PR. Mossberg and Springfield have no real desire to stop their products from being sold at Dicks. They just want it to appear to be so.
                      Do we know they really didn’t? Not being facetious - legitimately curious.
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                          #13
                          Field and Stream will be know as just Stream going forward.
                          Ben

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by Synner View Post

                            Do we know they really didn’t? Not being facetious - legitimately curious.
                            Look on the F&S website. They still have the guns.

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                              #15
                              Dick's is full of jerks.

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