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NRA Carry Guard Expo in Richmond CANCELLED Ahead of Forecasted Landfall of Hurricane Florence

Wednesday, September 12th, 2018

RICHMOND, Va. –The National Rifle Association has cancelled the second annual NRA Carry Guard Expo, which was scheduled for Sept. 14-16, 2018 at the Greater Richmond Convention Center in Richmond, Virginia, due to the impending threat of severe weather associated with Hurricane Florence.

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The cancellation was made in the interest of public safety due to the forecasted arrival of Category 4 Hurricane Florence in the mid-Atlantic region this forthcoming weekend, and the resulting declaration of a State of Emergency by the Governor of Virginia. This decision required careful deliberation and concern for the safety of attendees, exhibitors and others involved with the event.

Customers who purchased event tickets or tickets to paid workshops will receive refunds for their purchases.

Despite this major weather event being beyond human control, the NRA regrets any inconvenience caused by this decision. We look forward to welcoming guests and exhibitors next year to the 2019 NRA Carry Guard Expo, scheduled for Sept. 6-8, 2019, in Fort Worth, Texas.

NRA National Police Shooting Championships Return To Albuquerque Sept 24-26

Friday, August 31st, 2018

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The 2018 NRA National Police Shooting Championships are scheduled for Sept. 24-26, 2018, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, uniting law enforcement professionals from across the world to test their marksmanship skills in an exciting, challenging competition.

A shooting tradition since 1962, the NPSC is open to all public and private law enforcement professionals and select law enforcement members of the U.S. Armed Forces. Participation in the event does not require an invitation, and registrants can shoot in as few or many matches as they wish.

Competitors need not be High Master shooters to attend or excel at the NPSC. In fact, High Masters and Masters make up the smallest group of shooters who attend the championships. Like all NRA Police Pistol Combat (PPC) tournaments, participants compete against shooters in their own skill classification level. Those who have not participated in an NRA PPC tournament or hold no PPC classification may compete as an Unclassified Shooter.

The NPSC will once again feature the New Mexico Challenge on Saturday, Sept. 22, a free event open to officers who work for New Mexico law enforcement agencies and have not fired in a PPC Match before, as well as for alumni shooters from past New Mexico Challenge events. This event exposes new shooters to the NRA PPC Program and gives them a chance to run through the Stock Service Match in a relaxed atmosphere while receiving shooting tips from experienced shooters.

“We believe that a law enforcement officer cannot receive enough firearms training, and firearms competition is a direct extension of training,” said Glen Hoyer, Director of NRA’s Law Enforcement Division. “We welcome law enforcement professionals from across the country and around the world to join us in Albuquerque for a challenging, enriching and fun championship tradition.”

In addition to the shooting matches, tuition-free armorer courses, including courses from Glock, SIG Sauer, Walther, Double Star and Smith & Wesson, are scheduled on Saturday, Sept. 22. The courses will be available on a first-come, first-served basis and pre-registration is required.  The 2018 Law Enforcement Equipment Expo will also take place during the NPSC, allowing law enforcement professionals to meet local and national firearm and equipment manufacturers and explore new products.

Support for the NRA Law Enforcement Division and the 2018 NRA National Police Shooting Championships is graciously provided by Ruger, Mossberg, Kahr Firearms Group, Rocky Brands, Odor Crusher, Otis Technology, and TRU-SPEC. Additional support for this year’s championships is provided by Nine Line Apparel and Present Arms.

For more information about the 2018 NRA National Police Shooting Championships, including schedule, hotel reservation information, match details and descriptions and more, visit lecompetitions.nra.org/national-police-shooting-championship. To learn more about the NRA Law Enforcement Division and NRA Law Enforcement competitions, call (703) 267-1632 or email LEcompetitions@nrahq.org.

NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits Named Nation’s Fastest-Growing Association Show

Friday, August 24th, 2018

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Trade Show News Network has recognized the NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits as 2018’s Fastest Growing Association Show in the U.S., presenting the honor at the TSNN Awards Aug. 11 in Louisville, Kentucky.

Coming on the heels of the largest NRA Annual Meetings in history last May in Dallas, the event, already named amongst TSNN’s Top 25 Fastest-Growing Shows in the country, earned the top spot from amongst hundreds of association shows annually.

Unusual for a 70 year old show from a 147 year old organization to garner such an award over organizations representing new, developing industries, Jeff Poole, NRA’s Director of Shows and Exhibits, said the award “demonstrates the vitality of the NRA and the firearms industry.”

Poole added, “This award is proof that NRA is in tune with its membership, true to its mission and delivering the content our members want.”

The 147th NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits, held May 3-6, 2018 in Dallas, welcomed a record attendance of 87,154 patriots to explore more than 800 exhibitors, workshops, seminars and entertainment events in the biggest Annual Meetings to date. This year’s landmark event also marked the first time in NRA history that both a sitting President and Vice President of the United States attended and addressed NRA Members.

The 148th NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits is scheduled for April 25-28, 2019, in Indianapolis. To learn more about the NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits, visit https://www.nraam.org

Rio Ammunition announces the launch of new packaging specifically to support the NRA

Tuesday, August 21st, 2018

Irving, Tx. (August 20, 2018) – Manufactured in Marshall, Texas, the new Rio Patriot Pack features a distinctive outer sleeve design holding one hundred 12-gauge cartridges that are designed for wing and target shooting. The Patriot Packs also feature Rio’s commitment to the NRA’s mission. While the lines are being drawn and many companies in the sporting goods industries are withdrawing their support for the rights guaranteed in our Constitution, Rio is stepping forward to renew its support for the second amendment.

Rio’s proud support for the NRA takes two separate approaches. First is in a direct contribution of one dollar for every Patriot Pack sold through June 15th of 2019. These funds will prove crucial in the NRA’s various educational and legislative initiatives aimed at preserving our firearms rights for future generations. Second, Rio is working with the NRA to offer a membership discount of up to $40 if customers sign up through a special URL found only on the Patriot Packaging.

“By helping to fund vital NRA programs,” says Darrell Morrow, National Sales Director for Rio, “and by compelling our customers to sign up for an NRA membership, Rio is helping to ensure that the qualities of discipline, respect, good sportsmanship and loyalty, all key aspects of the shooting sports, are carried forward to the next generation of collectors, hunters and competitors.”

“We are grateful for RIO’s commitment to the Second Amendment.” says Todd Grable, Executive Director of Membership for the NRA, “It is critical to have partners who stand with all of us in protecting our Second Amendment rights and preserving America’s shooting sports heritage.”

Patriot Packs are produced in Rio Ammunition’s 105,000 square foot, state-of-the-art Marshall, Texas production facility. This facility, one of three operated globally by Rio’s parent company, MAXAM Outdoors, is capable of producing over 300 million shot shells annually at full capacity. This facility not only creates some of the finest cartridges in the world, it also creates solid American jobs in east Texas.

RIO Ammunition – www.rioammo.com

NRA Announces Sponsors for 2018 NRA National Smallbore Rifle Championship

Thursday, June 28th, 2018

BRISTOL, Ind. – The National Rifle Association is pleased to announce the sponsors for the 2018 NRA National Smallbore Rifle Championship, scheduled for July 18-30, 2018, at Chief Wa-Ke’-De Rifle Range in Bristol, Indiana. This year’s sponsors include Lapua, Ruger, SK, Champion’s Choice, ELEY, FN America, Krieger Barrels, Lauer Custom Weaponry, O.F. Mossberg & Sons and Otis Technology.

The NRA National Matches build upon a century of shooting sports heritage and traditions, and for the fourth year the NRA National Smallbore Championships will bring the legacy and excitement of the prestigious competitive shooting match to Chief Wa-Ke’-De Range, just 200 miles north of Camp Atterbury and 160 miles west of Camp Perry.

The nation’s finest civilian and military marksmen will convene on Chief Wa-Ke’-De Range’s 100 covered firing points ranges for nearly two weeks of smallbore rifle competition in a variety of formats. The matches will once again include Conventional Prone, Conventional Three-Position, Metric Prone and Metric Three-Position Championships, wherein competitors shoot Metallic Sights, Any Sights, and Team Matches. This year the championship will also feature Smallbore F-Class matches as a new addition to the lineup.

Just before the Smallbore Championships, Bristol will also host the NRA Junior Smallbore Camp scheduled for July 14-18, 2018. Relocated from Ohio and celebrating its inaugural year at Chief Wa-Ke’-De Range, the camp’s new location will offer all of the same excellent intermediate camp experiences for high school age students, along with several new and exciting additions. This year’s NRA Junior Smallbore Camp will be sponsored by SK. SK will provide product support during the NRA Junior Smallbore Camp and continue to support junior shooters during the NRA/SK Mentor Match at the NRA Smallbore Rifle Championships.

For more information about the 2018 NRA Smallbore National Matches, including registration, calendar of events, official program, and more, visit the official website by clicking here. For more about the NRA Junior Smallbore Camp, click here.

NRAAM 18 – B&T APC308

Monday, May 7th, 2018

We decided to wrap up our NRA Annual Meeting and Exhibits coverage with a new offering from Switzerland’s B&T, the Advanced Police Carbine 308. The APC line already includes 9mm, .45, .223, 5.56mm and .300 versions, but the APC 308 model required some engineering to scale the design up.

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Currently, they plan to introduce an Assault Rifle (Full Auto), Carbine (Semi Auto), Pistol (Semi Auto) and PDWs in both Semi and Full Auto. It features a locked rotating bolt, gas piston operating system. The barrel on the example we looked at was 14.5” with a pinned flash hider, designed to accept B&T suppressors. It has an overall length of 874 mm (611 mm with stock folded). The APC308 weighs 3.9 kg and has ambidextrous controls, including charging handle. The APC308 accepts SR25 pattern magazines.

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There is a full length Mil STD 1913 rail down the top of the upper receiver and handguard as well as at the bottom of the handguard. Additionally, there are removable Picatinny rail sections for either side of the handguard. In addition to the side folder stock, B&T offers a collapsible stock as well as end cap. Here, you can see the buffer and spring.

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An interesting feature on the bolt carrier is the insert seen at the side of the carrier in the photo below, which is found on the full auto variants of other APC models. For the APC308, it is standard and is used to slow the bolt carrier down.

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They also use dual ejectors.

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www.bt-ag.ch

NRAAM 18 – Vortex Optics Crossfire

Sunday, May 6th, 2018

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The Crossfire is a new red dot sight from Vortex, somewhat similar in appearance and size to Aimpoint’s T-2 micro. The Crossfire features an aluminum body with a hard anodized finish, with o-ring seals to prevent debris and moisture from entering the housing, and lenses with multiple anti-reflective coatings. The 2MOA dot can be adjusted from 11 brightness levels, and the battery life is up to 7000 hours on a single CR2032 battery.

A skeletonized mount is included with the Crossfire, either low mount, or lower 1/3 co-witness.

www.vortexoptics.com

NRAAM 18 – MagPump 9mm Luger Magazine Loader

Sunday, May 6th, 2018

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For this year’s NRA Annual Meetings, MagPump is displaying the newest addition to their line of eponymous devices, the MagPump 9mm Luger Magazine Loader. Available in both polymer and an ELITE 6061-T6 aluminum model, the 9mm MagPump sports a 50-round hopper, and comes with six individual retainers, allowing users to reload various types of double-stack 9mm magazines, including those from Glock, Sig, and Smith & Wesson. The internal mechanism is designed to right the orientation of the rounds as they feed from the hopper into the magazine, and various built-in safeties prevent damaging the ammo during loading.

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