OUR STORY

Smoking Gun Jerky, Inc. is a privately owned corporation founded in 2009 by Lincoln, Nebraska entrepreneur Dave Ferguson. In conjunction with the University of Nebraska Food Science Division, Mr. Ferguson’s recipe for a liquid jerky marinade was refined and developed into a unique formula for the consumer to make their own jerky from wild game or domestic meats.

Smoking Gun Jerky, Inc. was formed around the following objective: to develop, manufacture, and market a unique liquid marinade for the consumer to make their own jerky. The strength of this product is the fact that it permeates the meat unlike existing dry rubs on the market. It’s quick and easy to use and produces a healthy, nutritious snack at an economical cost, giving the big game hunters another option when it comes to processing their game. This marinade forms the core product of Smoking Gun Jerky, Inc.

Introduced into retail grocery stores in 2010, it was requested that actual beef jerky itself be made from the marinade for the consumers to purchase. A USDA-certified co-packer was sourced, and the production of 3 different flavors of Hickory Smoked Beef Jerky became available.  In 2013, 5 new flavors were added and in 2016, 6 additional flavors were developed in the line up for a total of 14 fantastic flavors and heat levels of Smoking Gun Jerky.  Today, we wholesale these 14 flavors to other businesses through out the U.S.  

 

Smoking Gun Jerky of Nebraska, LLC, a brick and mortar jerky and grilling store located in Lincoln, NE, as well as an online store, will tempt the tastebuds of jerky lovers everywhere!    Using the Smoking Gun marinade, over 50 flavors and heat levels of jerky are created fresh in-store with options of savory, sweet and  wickedly hot choices produced in small batches each day.  Established in 2010, the retail store expanded their stock of seasonings and grilling items to store shelves and an online store was added in 2011. Owned by Kris Hall and son Rian Hall, they stress the importance of producing a quality product and providing the best in customer service.  Shop online at the website www.smokinggunjerky.com to see descriptions of the many flavors offered.

The Smoking Gun product line includes pre-packaged jerky, bottled marinade, seasonings, and grilling marinade.  Smoking Gun products are manufactured by independent co-packers throughout the Midwest and sold in the Smoking Gun Jerky of Nebraska retail and online store. Also look for the Smoking Gun Jerky booth at area events, deer shows, farmer's markets, hunting and gun shows, local celebrations, and from many wholesale outlets around the country.