Hodgdon powders can be found in outdoor sports and gun shops. The company's website has a searchable database by state that lists where the gunpowder can be found. The company also provides a load guide and manual for the correct use of its products according to the casing being used, the gun and the bullet's weight.
Initially started when the company´s founder bought surplus gun powder from the government after World War II, unprecedented demand for its powder has caused shortages in the supply. A backlog exists that the company and its competitors have struggled to fill.
Hodgdon powders are sold mainly to gun enthusiasts who hand-load their own bullets, with 20 percent of their customers being ammunition manufacturing companies.