Hodgdon

1947
Shawnee, Kansas

  • Bruce drafted into service during World War II
    – Navy aerial gunnery instructor
    – used skeet to teach his students about the lead required to hit targets
    –  loaded shotshells each night so he could teach class the next day
  • 1947 started by Bruce and Amy Hodgdon
  •  first surplus powder offering after World War II
    – government sold him surplus 4895 gunpowder
  • Nov 1947 first ad selling surplus powder in American Rifleman magazine
  • 1947 – brought surplus powder to market
    – as Hodgdon H4895
  • acquired the IMR®
  • acquired Goex®
  • licenses the Winchester® Smokeless
  • supplier of gunpowder and blackpowder
    – handloading and muzzleloading enthusiasts

6430 Vista Drive
Shawnee, KS 66218

(913) 362-9455

Hodgdon.com

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