Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Richard Lipsey Inducted Into NSSF Hall of Fame

Baton Rouge, LA —Lipsey's, a nationally renowned firearms distributor, proudly had its Founder, Richard Lipsey, inducted into the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) Hall of Fame last week during the industry's annual SHOT Show in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Family, friends, and long-time colleagues gathered at the Venetian Convention and Expo Center to honor this year’s three NSSF’s Hall of Fame inductees. Bob Behn, former President and CEO of Marlin firearms, as well as an advisor and board member of Remington Arms. William “Bill” Ruger, Sr., industry pioneer and Founder and Chairman of Sturm, Ruger & Company. And Richard Lipsey, Founder of Lipsey’s, one of the most prominent firearms distributors in the country.

Richard Lipsey’s work as both a sporting goods retailer and wholesaler spans over six decades. Beyond the business, Lipsey has been a champion of the second amendment supporting countless organizations including the many important efforts of the NSSF. Richard Lipsey is also an avid hunter and has spent a lifetime nurturing coastal and wetland conservation efforts while promoting ethics within the sport. He has a passion for education and has served in several state leadership roles including most recently, Chair of Louisiana's Board of Regents. Today, Richard Lipsey concentrates on many philanthropic efforts and continues to serve as an advocate for the advancement of Louisiana, associated conservation efforts, and the firearms community.

A true life’s work resulting in this signal honor, Richard Lipsey addressed the audience with poise and humor as he delivered his acceptance speech. “To be honored with this award is most gratifying and deeply appreciated. My dedication to this industry has been unwavering for over 60 years.”

Richard Lipsey was also awarded the National Shooting Sports Foundation Ken Sedlecky Lifetime Achievement Award in Jauary of 2015.

Celebrating 70 years, Lipsey's was formed initially as a wholesale hunting and fishing distributor in 1953 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Today, Lipsey's is one of the country's largest independently owned firearms distributors, offering a complete catalog of firearms, NFA items, and accessories. The "AIM HIGHER" company mantra focuses on innovative product distribution and dedication to family and community. Lipsey's industry-leading exclusive firearms and relationship commitment provide unmatched value to federally licensed dealers and top manufacturers.

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Contact: Rob Abruzzino 225-755-1333 or abruzzino@lipseys.com