Pete Brownell Named Chairman/CEO of Brownells, 2nd Adventure Group

Pete Brownell, owner of 2nd Adventure Group Holding Company, returns to serve as CEO of the organization, which includes well-known firearms industry companies Brownells, Crow Shooting Supply and

In his new dual role, Brownell will serve as Chairman of the Board of Directors for 2nd Adventure Group and will also serve as CEO of its brands. Third-generation Brownells are no strangers to the role of CEO, having served in the role, overseeing Brownells and Crow Shooting Supply from 2012 to 2018. In 2018, Brownell became co-chairman with his father, Frank Brownell.

“I’m excited to be back in the day-to-day business,” Brownell said. “I will work quickly to understand our customers and how all of our brands can adapt to their needs. I have been with my family business full time since 1997 and I am excited to work alongside our employees to discover how we can inspire, educate and equip our customers to enjoy a life of adventure.”

In addition to his work with his family business of 83 years, Brownell is a past president of the National Rifle Association (NRA) and past president of the National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers (NASGW). He is a trustee of the US Army Command and General Staff College Foundation and serves on the boards of directors of Boone & Crocket and Special Operations Wounded Warriors (SOWW).

About 2nd Adventure Group

2nd Adventure Group is a Frank & Pete Brownell-owned holding company designed to align brands and channels that empower people to be inspired, educated and equipped to enjoy and share the spirit of adventure throughout their lives. Its current brands include Brownells, Inc., Crow Shooting Supply,, and Big Springs Shooting Complex.

About Brownells

Taking Firearms Seriously Since 1939™, Brownells is the world’s leading source for guns, gun parts and accessories, ammunition, gunsmith’s tools and survival gear. With a huge selection of common and hard to find items, and an extensive collection of videos, articles, and gun schematics, Brownells is the expert on all things shooting. Committed to upholding our great traditions, Brownells has more, does more and knows more, and guarantees it all, forever. For more information or to order, call 800-741-0015 or visit Stay up to date with Brownells on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.