Partner Spotlight: E.R. Shaw – A Legacy of Precision and Innovation in Firearms

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In the heart of Bridgeville, PA, stands a testament to American craftsmanship and innovation in the firearms industry – E.R. Shaw. With a storied history dating back to 1913, E.R. Shaw has carved a niche for itself as a premier manufacturer of gun barrels and a trusted supplier for gun collectors and enthusiasts alike.


E.R. Shaw’s inception in the early 20th century marked the beginning of a legacy built on precision and quality. Since the 1970s, the Shaw family has been at the helm, steering the company through the evolving landscape of the firearms industry. Today, E.R. Shaw is renowned for its wide range of gun barrels, from hunting rifles to competition pistols, embodying the spirit of innovation and excellence that has been the company’s hallmark for over a century.

E.R. Shaw’s dedication to quality, innovation, and customer satisfaction makes it a standout in the firearms industry. The company’s rich history, coupled with its forward-looking approach to product development and packaging, ensures that gun collectors and enthusiasts receive nothing but the best. Their partnership with Tom Brown, Inc. further reinforces this commitment, providing a seamless experience from production to delivery.

Flagship Products

E.R. Shaw’s product lineup is a reflection of its commitment to quality. The company’s flagship firearms and accessories are not only sought after for their superior performance but also for the care and precision that go into their packaging. A recent collaboration with Tom Brown, Inc. has elevated this aspect by introducing foam packaging precisely cut using waterjet technology. This setup not only enhances product safety but also streamlines the packaging and shipping process, making E.R. Shaw a top choice for gun collectors.

The Impact of Innovative Packaging

The collaboration with Tom Brown, Inc. is a prime example of how innovative packaging solutions can transform business operations. The waterjet-cut foam squares, designed with a 15 x 15 grid of circular cutouts, provide an efficient and secure way to house 225 barrels. This not only saves money on shipping materials but also leverages the excess cylindrical foam cutouts as packing peanuts, further showcasing E.R. Shaw’s commitment to efficiency and sustainability.

Exclusive Insights from E.R. Shaw

During a recent visit to E.R. Shaw, the team at Tom Brown Inc. had the privilege of speaking with Carl, the current owner, who shared insights into how this partnership aligns with the company’s values and future plans. “Tom Brown, Inc. has allowed us to focus more on our products and expertise,” Carl remarked. This partnership has enabled E.R. Shaw to maintain a consistent supply of high-quality packaging, significantly improving efficiency and customer satisfaction. Carl also highlighted the importance of having materials manufactured to spec, a practice that Tom Brown, Inc. excels in, ensuring that products reach customers in perfect condition.

Building Success Together!

The company’s dedication to excellence, combined with its innovative approach to packaging and shipping, positions E.R. Shaw as a top choice for gun collectors and enthusiasts around the globe. For those passionate about firearms and looking for the highest quality products backed by a century of expertise, E.R. Shaw is the destination. Explore their extensive range of gun barrels and accessories, and experience the difference that precision, innovation, and care can make. Together with E.R. Shaw and Tom Brown, Inc., step into a world where excellence is the standard.

Tom Brown, Inc. is proud to support local businesses like E.R. Shaw; together, we’re not just building products; we’re crafting legacies.

Rick Alexander

About the Author

Rick Alexander is the National Sales Manager for Tom Brown, Inc. His early experience was in R&D, product management, and sales management for both Main Tape and Adhesives Research, Inc. Rick brings over 40 years of pressure-sensitive tape experience and Tom Brown’s world class converting capabilities to help solve customer bonding, assembly, and sealing challenges.