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2001 NRA Annual Meetings were held in Kansas City on May
18-20. Greg and Jeff were in attendance representing
GunBlast.com (I was unfortunately unable to attend). Jeff sent
me the following pictures from the NRA meetings.
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This years' Annual Meetings saw a great
turnout, as this picture of a small portion of the crowd
shows. That's Greg at lower right!
As has become customary at NRA meetings, a
selection of record-book deer mounts was on display. Pictures
cannot do these incredible trophies justice!
Jeff with Eddie Eagle, NRA's children's'
safety ambassador. After meeting Jeff, Eddie has modified his
safety message somewhat: "If you see a guy that looks
like this, STOP! Leave The Area, and Tell An Adult!"
NRA President Charlton Heston was
available, meeting members and signing autographs. Not only is
Mr. Heston one of the finest actors in the history of films,
he has been a staunch advocate of Civil Rights and
Constitutional principles for forty years. We are fortunate to
have him representing our Association as President!
Many manufacturers of firearms and
accessories were in attendance showing their new products:
Armalite introduced its new Realtree®
finish AR-10 rifle.
Beretta's new .22 Rimfire
semi-automatic pistol & carbine shows a lot of promise.
Dan Wesson's 1911A1 .45ACP pistol
Sharon with Glock's new Model
35 .40 caliber pistol.
Jennifer displays Knoxx Industries'
10-shot conversion system for the Mossberg Model 500
& 590 shotguns. Better get one of these before Chuckie
Schumer finds out about them!
Sheriff's Model Vaquero. After some production delays, Ruger
says these beautiful sixguns should be in production by July.
We can't wait to get our hands on these, keep your eyes on
GunBlast.com for test results!
Greg lusts after Ruger's
Ultra-Light Stainless M77 bolt-action rifle.
Jeff with Ruger's Super
Blackhawk "Hunter" model. After its reintroduction
at the 2001 SHOT Show, the Hunter has also been a victim of
production delays, but is now at last in production and will
be available very soon! For those readers who don't remember the Hunters,
they are stainless Super Blackhawks in .44 Magnum with a low rib on the
barrel into which are cut the integral scope mounts for included Ruger
scope rings. This is basically the same scope mounting system as found on
the Super Redhawk, and it makes for a sleek package for those who prefer a
scoped single-action revolver without interfering too much with the lines
of the gun. Also, Ruger's scope ring system allows for removing and
reinstalling the scope without loss of zero.
Smith & Wesson's new Model 386 PD
"AirLite" Se™, a lightweight seven-shot .357
Magnum DA revolver. After seeing its sales base erode
exponentially as a result of its capitulation to the wishes of
anti-gunners, Smith & Wesson has recently been bought out
by Saf-T-Hammer, a U.S. manufacturer of gun locks owned
by a farmer long-time S&W employee, and the Tomkins
reign of terror is at an end. We wish the new owners of Smith
& Wesson well, and we hope to see S&W restored to its
proper place at the forefront of American firearms manufacture
and freedom! For a S&W press release of the buyout, click
the following link: http://www.smith-wesson.com/misc/buyout.html
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