NRA Annual Meeting Day 1

Can you tell the NRA is in town?

It’s that time of year again. We’re at the National Rifle Association Annual Meeting in beautiful downtown Indianapolis. I’ve not been to Indianapolis before, but will be back. The downtown area is fantastic. It’s filled with old buildings refurbished with modern interiors. Stores, restaurants and hangouts – it’s a great town for a convention. Indianapolis […]

The Sound of Silence: The American Suppressor Association

What's more fun than .300 AAC Blackout full automatic? suppressed? Not much.

On Day -1 of the annual NRA Meeting, I had the opportunity to attend a media event sponsored by  the American Suppressor Association. If you’re not already familiar, the group is a consortium of companies in the sound suppression business that aim to reduce the noise level of gunfire everywhere. This event was held at […]

New From The NRA Annual Meeting: Daniel Defense Offers Custom Finishes

Daniel Defense DDM4v9LW with new Tornado finish.

I have a mental block. A lot of them actually. But one prevents me from doing anything to a brand new factory gun. The finish is perfect after all, as all the parts were done professionally at time of manufacture. It seems such a shame to mess with it. That would be like taking your […]

Book Signings and More at the NRA Annual Meetings

Galco Book Signing Event Insanely Practical Guides Tom McHale

I’m happy. I think it’s because, thanks to the folks at Galco and Flashbang (two of my favorite holster makers and all around swell folks), I’ll have the opportunity to meet all sorts of NRA Annual Meeting attendees. I’ll be doing daily book signing events at both Galco and Flashbang booths and offering special deals […]

Signs, Mom Counting to 3, and Caning by Celery at the NRA Annual Meeting

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“Oh, signs, signs, everywhere there’s signs Blocking up the scenery, breaking my mind Do this, don’t do that, can’t you read the sign?” While the 5 Man Electrical Band was nowhere to be found, the city of St. Louis took the message to heart – and even hired James Earl Jones to make new audio […]

Top 5 Niftiest Thing Seen at the NRA Annual Meeting Day 3

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Final day of the NRA National Meeting checklist: Bottoms of feet on fire. Check. Knees swollen to the size of basketballs. Check. 3 days. 3 hours of sleep. 3 gallons of Mountain Dew. Check. With that said, here are the top 5 niftiest things we saw on Day 3 of the NRA Annual Meeting 2012. […]

Top 5 Most Interesting Products from the NRA Annual Meeting Day 2

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We had more time to wander the floor today, and here are some of the more interesting things we stumbled across: Crimson Trace Zombie Lasers – Well, not really, but they are green. A lot of new engineering is going on to fit power-sucking green lasers into the same form factors for which Crimson Trace […]

Top 5 Coolest Things from NRA Annual Meeting Day 1

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Even with a busy meeting and interview schedule, we managed to spot some pretty nifty things during day 1 of the NRA Annual Meeting in St. Louis. So far, we’ve only covered about 30% of the exhibits, so look for more over the next two days. Here are some of the standouts from Day 1: […]

New Smith & Wesson Shield – It’s Finger Candy

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We’re here at the NRA Annual Meeting in St. Louis fighting the crowds and shoppers – all 80,000 of them. The folks at GunUp.com just arranged a private tour of some of the newest offerings from Smith & Wesson – the highlight of which was the new M&P Shield. Initially offered in both 9mm and […]