For the second installment of Membership Monday, we'd like to introduce the 2008 Gun Dealer Recruiter of the Year:
We are happy to award the 2008 Gun Dealer Recruiter of the Year to G.A.T. Guns, of Dundee Illinois!
G.A.T. Guns surged ahead with 733 memberships recruited in 2008, sending them to the top of the Dealer lists and continuing a tradition of recruiting that dates back to 1992. G.A.T. Guns experienced a nine-fold increase in recruiting from their totals in 2007, and have now recruited more than 2,200 total members.
We recently had the chance to speak with Greg Tropino, owner of G.A.T. Guns, about his recruiting strategies. When asked if he had any advice for new recruiters, Greg said, “You have to remind the customer what NRA is fighting for. Most guys don’t know about all the benefits, and the [firearms] insurance goes over really well. Everyone’s busy, but it doesn’t take that much to convince [a gun customer] to join NRA. We either hand together or we hang alone.”
One of the secrets to G.A.T. Guns’ success is their highly motivated staff. Greg distributes any earned recruiting commissions amongst his sales staff, and they have developed a tradition of organized excellence when it comes to submitting applications.
Our thanks go out to the staff of G.A.T. Guns for their hard work and dedication. Congratulations on becoming our Gun Dealer Recruiters of the Year in 2008! We look forward to another banner year for G.A.T. Guns in ’09!
Stay tuned from more from John Bailey and the folks in our membership division.