Our Company

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“It all started with an arrow... For four generations we’ve relied on family-centric values and the examples of perseverence Vernon Kinsey gave us to continuously reach for our goal — a bow in every hand. We’ve created a company that ultimately seeks to promote and preserve heritage — a heritage rich with sporting tradition, family and valuable life lessons.”

Rick Kinsey,
Vice President of Kinsey’s

Our Business

Widely regarded as one of the best distributors serving the outdoor hunting industry, Kinsey’s serves more than 3,000 retailers nationwide. Guided by family values, we share profits with our employees, support those who best support hunters’ rights and remain focused on consistently adding value for our customers. Our business and the industry we’re in are all about heritage — passing passion for the outdoors from one generation to the next. Founded in 1952, Kinsey’s is headquartered in Mount Joy, Pennsylvania.

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Our History

“The examples Vernon Kinsey, my grandfather, lived every day endure in our business to this day — they carry us forward. When life challenged him, leaving him paralyzed below the waist, he turned his passion for archery into a profession. He persevered, built a successful business, treated everyone with respect and never let challenges hold him back.”

Sherri Kinsey Gorman,
Vice President of Kinsey’s

Kinsey’s Timeline

1949:  Vernon and Helen Kinsey begin repairing archery equipment and manufacturing arrows out of their home in Mount Joy, PA.

1952:  Kinsey’s Arrow Manufacturing is born. Vernon and Helen commit to running Kinsey’s full-time.

1957:  Jim Kinsey enters the business and begins distributing arrows to retailers throughout the Northeast. The company begins manufacturing arrows for Colt and Bear Archery.

1960:  Kinsey’s expands, moving its retail, distribution and arrow manufacturing business to 411 West Main Street, Mount Joy, PA.

1973:  Kinsey’s expands once again, moving all operations to 300 West Main Street, Mount Joy, PA.

1982:  Rick Kinsey enters the business, going on to become VP of Sales.

1984:  Sherri Kinsey Gorman enters the business, going on to become VP of Operations and Administration.

1986:  Kinsey’s expands, moving its retail, distribution and arrow manufacturing to 1660 Steel Way Drive, Mount Joy, PA.

1999:  Kinsey’s grows retail operations, building the new four-season Kinsey's Outdoors store located at 1658 Steel Way, Mount Joy, PA.

2003:  Kinsey’s hosts its first annual dealer show, gathering the top manufacturers and dealers in the industry for a weekend in Hershey, PA.

2007:  Kinsey’s introduces the October Mountain Products consumer brand to the archery market, offering recurve bows and problem-solving tools and accessories for the modern archer.

2010:  Kinsey’s launches the
Fin-Finder brand of rugged and versatile bowfishing equipment which includes bows, arrows, laser sights and other accessories.

2012:  Kinsey’s expands distribution, builds second warehouse at 1679 Steel Way Drive, Mount Joy, PA.

The 4th generation of Vernon Kinsey’s descendants enters the business.

2014:  Kinsey’s offers unparalleled crossbow string performance with the new BlackHeart line of craft crossbow strings and cables.

2015:  Kinsey’s introduces the Elevation line of premium bow cases, hip quivers and archery accessories.

The halls of Kinsey University open, offering classes to help expand skills and grow dealers' businesses.

2018:  Kinsey’s Acquires Pape’s on April 2, 2018. Obtaining the Louisville, KY location marks a significant investment in the future for Kinsey’s. It is further evidence of our commitment to continually serving
our loyal customers better.

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Dealer Show:

Learn, Experience, Save & Have Fun

Learn about and experience the latest outdoor products from leading manufacturers. Take advantage of incredible show savings that boost profitability while having fun with longtime industry friends.

Learn More: www.KinseysDealerShow.com


“Our brands are a direct reflection of our teams personal pro-shop experience, and years of market research and analysis. We take pride in being a reliable partner, and apply feedback from our dealers and partners to our research & development planning every year. We're a passionate team of archery professionals with a desire to enhance the sport.”

Justin Gorman,
Kinsey’s Director of Sales




October Mountain

Partner Brands

Kinsey’s distributes the very best brands that the outdoor hunting industry has to offer. With more than 500 leading brands focused heavily in archery and 15,000 stocked products, we provide outdoors retailers everything they need to serve their customers and grow their business.

    • 30-06
    • 30-06
    • 3Rivers
    • AAE
    • Absolute Eyewear Solutions
    • Accubow
    • Acu Archery
    • Advanced Wildlife Solutions
    • Aimcam
    • All American Canner
    • All Rite Products
    • Allen
    • American Whitetail Targets
    • Ameristep
    • AMS
    • Angel Co
    • Ani Logic Outdoors
    • Apex Gear
    • Apple Archery
    • Arc Products
    • Archery Shooter Systems
    • Archery Tooling
    • Arctic Ice
    • Arctic Shield
    • Arizona Rim Country
    • Arrowmat
    • ASAT Outdoors
    • Atomic Rods
    • Atsko
    • Avian-X
    • Axcel
    • Axion
    • B Kirschner Deer Lure
    • B Stinger
    • B3 Archery
    • BA Products
    • Badlands / Zebco
    • Barnett
    • Barronett Blinds
    • Battenfeld Technologies
    • BCY
    • Bear
    • Bear and Son
    • Bear X
    • Beard Buster
    • Beman
    • Benjamin
    • Big & J
    • Big Dog
    • Big Game International
    • Big Shot Targets
    • BigGame Treestands
    • Bitzenburger Machine & Tool
    • Black Hole Targets
    • Black Hornet Targets
    • Black Widow Deer Lures
    • BlackHeart
    • Blackpowder product / CVA
    • Block
    • Blood Therapy Broadheads
    • Bloodsport
    • Bob Smith Industries
    • Bohning
    • Bolt Crossbows
    • Bone-A-Fide
    • Bow Jax
    • Bow Medic
    • Bow Trainer
    • Bowfinger
    • Bowfit
    • Bowhanger
    • Bowmaster
    • Bowtech
    • Bowtree
    • BPE
    • Breadcrumb
    • Bresser Explore
    • Bridger Traps
    • Brite Site
    • Brownell
    • Browning
    • Browning Dog Products
    • Browning Trail Cameras
    • Buck Baits
    • Buck Fever Synthetics
    • Bushnell
    • C-EZ Reflective
    • C'Mere Deer
    • Cajun Bowfishing
    • CAMX Crossbows
    • Can Cooker
    • Carbomask
    • Carbon Express
    • Carbon Pro
    • Carolina Hosiery Mills
    • Carter Enterprises
    • Cavens
    • CBE
    • CenterPoint
    • Cir-Cut
    • Clean Shot
    • Cobra
    • Coca-Cola
    • Cody Turkey Calls
    • Cold Pruf
    • Cold Steel
    • Comfort Tec International
    • Competition Archery
    • Competition Electronics
    • Conquest
    • Convergent Hunting Solutions
    • Copper John
    • Copper Ridge
    • Core Resources
    • Cottonwood Outdoors
    • Counter Assault
    • Covert
    • CoyoteLight
    • Cranford
    • Crooked Horn Outfitters
    • Crosman
    • Cuddeback
    • Custom Printed Rugs
    • Cutter
    • CW Ericksons
    • Daisy
    • Damascus Worldwide
    • Danner
    • Dave Smith Decoys
    • Day 6 Outdoors
    • Dead Center
    • Dead Down Wind
    • Dead Ringer
    • Decals with Distinction
    • Deer Quest
    • Delta McKenzie
    • Diamond
    • Dirtnap Gear
    • DogBone
    • Doinker
    • Double Take Archery
    • Doyles Deer Gear
    • Drago Gear
    • Draves Marketing
    • Dry Fire
    • Dry Guy
    • Duel Game Calls
    • Duke Wildlife Traps
    • Duracell
    • Duramest Targets
    • Easton
    • Elevation
    • Elite
    • Elite Tactical Systems
    • Empire Pewter
    • Eurocan Manufacturing
    • Excalibur
    • Executioner Broadhead
    • Extreme archery
    • Fairchase
    • Falcon
    • Federal Cartridge Company
    • FieldLine
    • Fin-Finder
    • Fire & Flavor
    • First String
    • FirstCam
    • Flambeau
    • Fletcher
    • Fletcher's Fishing
    • Flex Fletch
    • Flextone
    • Flying Arrow
    • Food Saver
    • Fritz Deer Lure
    • Frogg Toggs
    • Fulton Precision
    • G S M
    • G5
    • Gamo
    • Garmin
    • GAS Bowstrings
    • Gateway Feather
    • Gator Gripp
    • Genesis
    • GenX
    • Gerber
    • GG Telecom
    • Ghost Bind
    • Gibbs
    • Goat Tuff
    • Gold Tip
    • Gorman Distributors
    • Grabber
    • Granite Security
    • Grayling
    • Grim Reaper
    • Gut Check
    • GWS
    • Hamskea
    • Hardy Face Paint
    • Havalon
    • Havercamp
    • Hawk
    • Hawke
    • Haydel's Game Calls
    • Heads Up Decoy
    • Heated Hunts
    • Hedog Archery
    • Hero Dog Toys
    • HHA
    • High Point
    • Hind Sight
    • Holosun
    • Horn Hunter
    • Horton
    • Hot Shot
    • Hoyt
    • HTM
    • Hunter Safety System
    • Hunters Specialties
    • Hurricane Targets
    • Icebreaker
    • Illusion Systems
    • In Sight Hunting
    • Innerloc
    • IQ Sights
    • J & D
    • Jackie's Deer Lures
    • James Valley Scents
    • Jenlis
    • Kane
    • Kant Pinch
    • Kelly's Sports
    • Killer Instinct
    • Kinex
    • Kishels
    • Klymit
    • Kryptek Gear
    • Ktech
    • Kwikee Kwiver
    • L P Archery
    • Lacrosse
    • Lansky
    • Last Chance
    • Leupold
    • Limbsaver
    • LOC Outdoorz
    • Lone Wolf
    • Lumenok
    • Lynch Mob Calls
    • Mace
    • Magnus
    • Mangle Broadheads
    • Manzella
    • Maple Leaf Press
    • Mark June
    • Martin
    • Mathews
    • Merlin
    • Midland
    • Mike Myers - Bowstrings
    • Millennium
    • Minnesota Trapline
    • Mission
    • MOJO
    • Montana Decoy
    • Morrell
    • Mossy Oak Dog
    • Mountain Man Furs
    • Mountain Mike's
    • Mr. Heater
    • MTM
    • Muck Boots
    • Muddy
    • Multus
    • Muzzy
    • Mybo
    • NAP
    • National Abrasive
    • Nationwide Scents
    • Nature's Essence
    • NEET
    • Nextorch
    • No Frontier
    • Nockturnal
    • Nomad
    • NXT Generations
    • October Mountain Products
    • OdorKill'r
    • On Time
    • OnCore Targets
    • One Source
    • ORCA
    • Otis Technology
    • Otterbox
    • Outdoor Cap
    • Outdoor Edge
    • Outdoor Performace Gear
    • Outdoor Prostaff
    • Outer Limit
    • Pacific Mountain Farms
    • Paradox
    • Pelican
    • Pete Rickard
    • Pine Ridge
    • Plano Molding
    • Pradco
    • Precision Designed Products
    • Precision Peeps
    • Predator View Peep
    • Primos
    • Princeton Tec
    • PSE
    • Q2i
    • QAD
    • Qmaxx
    • Quaker Boy
    • Quick Draw
    • RADA
    • Radical Archery Designs
    • Rage
    • RAM
    • Ravin
    • RAXX
    • Real Wild Targets
    • Realtree
    • Red Hawk
    • Redfield
    • RediEdge
    • Repel
    • Retail Vision
    • Rexpid
    • Rhino Blinds
    • Rinehart
    • Rip Cord
    • Rivers Edge
    • Rocket Broadheads
    • Rocky
    • Rocky Mountain
    • Rocky Mountain
    • Ron Shirk Shooter Supply
    • Ron's Wholesale Bait
    • Roostem
    • RS Bowvise
    • Rugged Meats
    • Rugged Products
    • RynoSkin
    • SA Sports
    • Saunders
    • Sawtooth
    • Scent Blocker
    • Scent Crusher
    • Scent Lok
    • Scent Relief
    • Scorpion Venom
    • Scott
    • Scrape Fix
    • Sellmark
    • Selway
    • Shimano
    • Shooter Targets
    • Shrapnel
    • Shrewd
    • Sig Sauer
    • SIK Broadheads
    • SKB Sports
    • Skull Hooker
    • Slash Arrows
    • Slick Trick
    • Solid
    • Spartan Game Cameras
    • Specialty Archery
    • SPG
    • Spin Wing
    • Spirit
    • Sports Sensors
    • Spot-Hogg
    • St Croix
    • Steady Form
    • SureLoc
    • Swagger
    • Swat Broadheads
    • Sword Sights
    • T Bird
    • Tactacam
    • Tarantula
    • TAS
    • Team Fitzgerald
    • TenPoint
    • The Whitetail Institute
    • Therm-A-Seat
    • Thermacell
    • Third Hand
    • Thorn
    • Tink's
    • Tom Miranda
    • Top Secret Scents
    • Total Peep
    • Traditions
    • Treelimb
    • Trigger Tech
    • Trophy Ridge
    • Trophy Taker
    • Tru Ball
    • Trueflight
    • Trufire
    • Truglo
    • Under Armour
    • VaneTec
    • Vaportrail
    • Vapple
    • Velocity
    • Victory
    • VIP
    • Viper
    • Vista
    • Volterra Outdoors
    • Walnut Hollow
    • War Eagle Custom Lures
    • WASP
    • Weaknecht
    • Weston
    • White Gold
    • White Oak Mills
    • Whitetail'r
    • Wicked
    • Wicked Ridge
    • Wifler
    • Wild Carrot Scents
    • Wild Wings
    • Wildgame Innovation
    • Wildlife Research Center
    • Winklers
    • Wolf Fang
    • Woodhaven
    • Woodsman Broadheads
    • Woody Wire
    • Woody's Lube
    • Wyandotte
    • X Factor
    • X-Stand Treestands
    • Xtreme
    • Xtreme-Knine
    • Yaktrax
    • Zbros
    • Zink Calls
    • Zwickey


“Kinsey’s offers a relaxed work environment and opportunity for growth within the company. This is a place where ideas are valued and employees are encouraged to take on new challenges that allow them to showcase their strengths.”

Lisa Royer,
Dealer Sales Coordinator


Everyone that works for Kinsey’s is offered a generous benefits package, not to mention some really cool perks.

The Perks of Working for Kinsey’s

You and your professional development matter. Through coaching, mentoring, ongoing training and informative classes, Kinsey’s supports your development — you can achieve your goals. We encourage everyone that works for Kinsey’s to fulfill their passion for the outdoors — it’s our mission. So, it only makes sense that we offer generous discounts on the more than 15,000 products available through our catalog, as well as 1000s more through our retail store.

Every year we host the Kinsey’s Dealer Show, an industry gathering. Everyone gets to experience the show — see the latest products and talk to manufacturers. We’re outdoors people, many of us archers. Before work, after work, during breaks, people are outside target shooting at the range. We have indoor ranges, too. As a company rich in archery history, we have plenty of bows and arrows for people to use.

At Kinsey’s, you’re free to be yourself. Casual clothing choices are the norm and your workspace should be decorated to reflect your personality.

Traditional Benefits

We offer a competitive benefits package:

  • Medical
  • 401(k)
  • Life Insurance
  • Paid holidays and vacation

Career Growth

At Kinsey's, we invest in your long-term development with courses, coaching, training, seminars and special on-site educational opportunities.


Learn the arts of conflict resolution, communication and other skills needed to achieve long-term performance.

Mentorship Program

Your personal mentor helps you identify your passions and develop the knowledge, skills and abilities to transform them into a career.

Job Shadowing

Gain an understanding of other departments, so you can better service your internal customers.

Work Environment

We believe that the physical environment we work in directly impacts the quality of our work. That’s why we have environmentally controlled warehouses and bright office spaces. And if the sun is shining, enjoy our outdoor picnic areas!

“We want people to enjoy coming to work every day — to feel a sense of purpose.
We want people to feel like they’re part of a family and to feel like they make a difference, because they can. This leads to better results, but more importantly,
it provides a fulfilling and rewarding experience for the whole team.”

Kelsey Heisey
Human Resources Director

New Accounts

Set Up New Account

Protecting the integrity of your business — and the integrity of those businesses with whom we already partner — is paramount. We carefully scrutinize new accounts to make sure they’re a good fit, not only for us, but for the industry.

Before You Apply,
Please Prepare the Following:

  • Completed and signed new account application
  • Physical copy of your state sales tax number or business license
  • Pennsylvania or Kentucky exemption certificate (PA and KY businesses only)
  • In order to purchase Firearms, dealers must submit a valid FFL. If you do not sell firearms, no FFL is needed.
  • Digital photos of your retail location are required. Include interior and exterior photos showing: posted store hours, inventory presented for sale, and any ranges or equipment work stations.
  • Account applicants must demonstrate the ability to conduct themselves professionally

If  you have questions about the new account setup process, or if  you’re still in the planning stages of your business and need some advice, feel free to contact us. We're here to help!


“The people at Kinsey’s are fun, friendly and easy. They’re knowledgeable, helpful and always there when we need them. They have what we need, when we need it. And they work with us to resolve issues quickly when they arise.”

Jimmy Hofer,
General Manager, Extreme Archery

Kinsey’s is dedicated to helping outdoor hunting retailers and other specialty outdoors businesses thrive with a host of programs and services that save money, enhance profits and build relationships with their own customers. Stocking more than 15,000 items from more than 500 brand lines, Kinsey’s is the first choice for the best products from today's top brands. With a rich history and emphasis on archery, no other distributor can support your business like Kinsey’s. Always exploring new opportunities to keep your business and our industry growing, Kinsey’s is:

  • Developing a family of archery brands that excite current archers and bring new archers into the stores and out in the field.
  • Supporting national and local advocacy efforts to protect hunters’ rights, effectively manage wildlife and engage the next generation of archers and outdoorspeople.

Who We Serve

  • Independent Outdoors Retailers
  • Outdoor Products Manufacturers
  • Established Online and Mass Merchant Retailers
  • Advocacy Organizations
  • Youth Camps
  • Law Enforcement

Partnering with other companies is about more than the buying and selling of widgets — we don’t just move parts around. It's about working together towards a common vision, value and purpose. We choose to work with best-in-class vendors who are committed to the outdoor hunting lifestyle and to achieving great business results. We partner with businesses who share our passion for getting a bow into every hand and helping people fulfill their passions for the outdoors. This not only serves outdoor hunting retailers and their customers, it serves communities all across this great nation.

“We strive for excellence in shipping orders accurately and on time.
If there’s a problem, we take care of it quickly and fairly — always.”

Sharon Saylor,
Inventory Control Specialist

New Dealer Resources

Kinsey’s wants your new business to succeed — your success fuels our success. The following is a list of useful links to think about when opening a new business:

We're here to work for you.



1660 Steel Way Drive
Mount Joy, PA 17552

Dealer Sales

Phone: 800.366.4269
Fax: 717.653.6278

New Accounts

For contact and new accounts information, please visit the New
Accounts section.
New Accounts

New Vendors, Products or Services

To present your products or services to the right person at Kinsey’s,
please fill out this form.
Submission Form

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