Powder Valley has been a family run, family-oriented business since its earliest days in 1984 when Bob Lindly began selling powder through his business Dexter Automotive in South-Central Kansas, eventually becoming the first master distributor of Accurate powder. Kent and Paula Radcliff purchased the business from Dexter Automotive in 1991 and continued to grow the business through 1999.
In June 2000, Bryan and Noel Richardson purchased Powder Valley and moved the business just down the road to Winfield, Kansas. Under Bryan and Noel’s leadership, Powder Valley has become the single largest distributor of canister powder in the United States, stocking nearly every brand of Smokeless and Black Powder offered in the United States including Hodgdon, IMR, Winchester, Hornady, Alliant, Ramshot, Shooters World, Goex, Schuetzen, Swiss, and more, along with an ever-expanding offering of bullets, brass, wads, shot, gun care items, and reloading equipment.
In 2018, Powder Valley significantly expanded into the ammunition business with the purchase of AmmoFast, an internet retailer based in Florida. The AmmoFast business was quickly moved to Winfield as a part of the Powder Valley family.
Through all these changes, Bryan and Noel have lead Powder Valley with a strong sense of service – to their Customers, their Employees, their Communities, and their Customers. Customer Service remains our highest priority, and Powder Valley is dedicated to earning the trust and loyalty of our great Customers.
In 2023, Powder Valley continues to expand our offering to improve our selection of Bullets, Brass, Black Powder, Reloading Equipment, Shooting Gear, and other outdoor products.