This weekend in Grand Island, Nebraska the Academy of Excellence Awards will be presented. Each year an innovative few set new standards of excellence through product design and service to the industry. This marks the 19th year that these outstanding achievements have been formally recognized by industry leaders who, together, form the Shooting Industry Academy of Excellence.
Established in 1992, the academy is sponsored by the FMG Publications, publisher of Shooting Industry, GUNS Magazine, American COP and American Handgunner magazines. However, no one at the publisher is permitted to vote.
The voting power is held exclusively by the academy, which includes industry executives, gun dealers and outdoor writers. They vote twice for each award, first in the potential-nominee round and then to determine who will received the awards. Its like the Oscars of the Gun / Outdoor World.
Here are the Accessory of the Year category nominees, Which do you think should win?
You can see the nominees in other categories here.