About the Sportsman's Guide


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"We've Been In Business Over 37 Years"

The Sportsman's Guide was born in the brain and basement of outdoorsman Gary Olen, back in the winter of 1970. His very first Sportsman's Guide Catalog came out in 1976.

During the ensuing years, the basic philosophy and attitudes of the company haven't changed much. We sell only quality items...and we only sell them for a whole lot less than others do. We only offer gear and clothing we'd use ourselves or suggest to our best friends, and we keep our prices low by buying right, not by adding to the mark-up. We literally search the world in order to keep the supply of brand new items flowing steadily from week to week.

Earlier this year, we integrated two new websites to the Guide site TruckMonkey.com and WorkWearSavings.com. These two websites, which can be reached directly from your browser, or from the SportsmansGuide.com home page, offer outdoorsmen and women a huge, complete selection of discount-priced, name-brand gear, accessories and clothing in the Boating & Marine and Workwear categories respectively.

Today, the The Sportsman's Guide Catalogs and Websites have over 8 million value-minded customers who enjoy the quality and appreciate the savings.

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"We Started In Gary's Basement, But We're Much Bigger Than That Now"

We're located in the land of 10,000 lakes, Minnesota, in So. St. Paul. All of our Guide Associates work to insure your satisfaction in all facets of our relationship...courteously giving you all the information you're looking for and taking your order, picking and carefully packing your order, shipping your order to your doorstep, and being available after the sale for any kind of support you might want. We're an all-in-one operation, and all your orders are shipped from our 330,000 square foot warehouse.


"A Huge Selection of Name Brand Bargains"

As you may know, we're not a one-note company. Besides the monthly main catalog filled with gear and clothing for all your outdoor activities, Sportsman's Guide Catalogs are available specializing in Camping, Government Surplus, Ammo and Shooting Supplies, Gifts, Workwear, and Hunting. And, of course, there's our 3 websites sportsmansguide.com, workwearsavings.com and truckmonkey.com each with a huge selection of value-priced outdoor gear and clothing. Over 200,000 name brand items, in fact.

Also, on the Sportsman's Guide site, you'll find "Everything You Want to Know About the Great Outdoors"...a comprehensive section packed to the gills with information for anything and everything having to do with the outdoors, and your outdoors adventures, including articles, columns by the experts, a women in the outdoors section, maps, weather, links to state DNR sites, fish and game forecasts, hundreds of listings for guides and outfitters in your area, ballistics and arrow shaft selection charts, "Where to Shoot" and "Where to Camp" sections, and much, much more.

"Your Satisfaction is ALWAYS 100% Guaranteed"

Your satisfaction is guaranteed on every purchase, plus, returning merchandise is a snap!

The Guide has the strongest Guarantee in the business. Your satisfaction is guaranteed...period. We stand solidly behind every item we sell. And, on those rare occasions when you need to return an item, you don't even need to call. Just complete the return form, or a copy of the form, on the back of your invoice and send it along with the merchandise you're returning. Use the shipping label on your invoice (located on the opposite side of the return form). Or, send your return to: The Sportsman's Guide, Returns Department, 560 Armour Ave., So. St. Paul, MN 55075.


"You Can Count on Fast, Friendly Service"

During the 37 years since our first catalog hit the streets, we've earned a reputation for providing maximum customer service! You can count on the fact that our courteous, knowledgeable Customer Service Reps are ready to help you. Got a question? Or a problem? You can get the answers you need two ways: 1.) call customer service toll-free at 1-888-844-0667; or 2.) email your question to custserv@sportsmansguide.com We'll respond quickly and accurately.

You can even check the status of your order at any time online. Just click on the "Order Status" button at the top of the home page.


"You Can Depend on Fast Delivery Right to Your Doorstep"

Speedy shipping. Carefully-packed boxes. And expedited delivery services...for those times when you need your order "yesterday".

Your order for in-stock merchandise will arrive within 4-7 business days of the time you place the order. Plus, care is taken in packing to be sure your merchandise gets to you in the same perfect shape as when it left the warehouse.

And, when you're running late for a special occasion, or a hunting trip, for instance, our Express Delivery Services will get your order to you FAST, when you need it. (Click on the "Shipping & Handling" link at the bottom of this page, or see the order form in any one of my catalogs for details.)

THANK YOU, and Enjoy the Savings!

Important Legal Notice

The Sportsman's Guide, Inc. does not warrant that a person may legally purchase, possess, or carry specific items offered in the catalog or on this website according to federal, state or local laws. These items include, but are not limited to, blackpowder guns, all ammunition, machetes, air guns, paintball guns, blank firing guns, bows, slingshots, knives, stun guns, fuses, blowguns, crossbows, certain non-lethal and chemical spray devices. A person placing an order for such items in the catalog or on this website warrants that he or she is an adult and is under no legal restrictions which would prohibit such person from ordering, owning, possessing, or transferring these items under applicable federal, state or local law. Further, these items cannot be sold to minors, convicted felons, those convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic abuse or those chemically dependent. For ammo and black powder orders, a person warrants that he or she is at least 21 years of age. Our products are not Native American Indian ("NAI") made or affiliated with any particular NAI, NAI tribe or NAI arts and crafts organization.


I do my best to make sure the correct photo, price and copy are shown. But...sometimes I make a mistake. In the event of any such mistake, I reserve the right to charge the correct price, to ship the correct item, or to correct the mistake. However, you will be notified at the time you order and...I beg your pardon.

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