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Ted Nugent points out to the crowd at the NRA Convention in Houston, Texas

Houston, Texas - Was there ever any doubt?

When it comes to finding a story that's popular with members of the National Rifle Association and the world of shooting sports, you can usually count on Uncle Ted ending up near the top. In our case, Mr. Nugent ended up at the very top.

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NRA Annual Meeting's exhibit hall was so big we're not done sharing it

ATI's NASCAR Nationwide car at NRA Annual Meeting in Houston

Houston, Texas - Here's the last batch of photos from this year's exhibit hall at the NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits in Houston. But if you think we even came close to covering everything the massive floor had to offer, think again.

This year's exhibits were the biggest in Annual Meeting history, with more than 440,000 square feet of space and over 550 exhibitors. (Insert Texas-sized joke here.) Of the 86,228 NRA Members who came out over the May 3-5 weekend, it's safe to assume that practically everyone spent the majority of their time walking up and down the aisles to see what new wares the shooting industry had to offer.

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NRA Publications calls Springfield's XD S "nearly in a class by itself"

Springfield Armory presents XD S pistols to NRA's Keefe, Keene and Graham at hte Annual Meeting in Houston

Houston, Texas - Every year at the NRA Annual Meeting, American Rifleman takes the opportunity to take care of a little business. Specifically, hand out a few of the year's Golden Bullseye Awards. On Saturday, May 4th, they bestowed such an honor upon Springfield Armory's XD S-9.

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The Blaze creator, Glenn Beck, speaks to NRA membership at Houston Annual Meeting

Glenn Beck at the 2013 NRA Annual Meeting & Exhibits in Houston

The main event of this year's Stand and Fight Rally at the NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits in Houston was none other than Glenn Beck.

After enjoying wild success as a television and radio host, political commentator, author and entrepreneur, Beck's newest venture is the creation of his very own meia network, The Blaze.

Those familiar with Beck's speeches will not be surprised to learn he stepped on stage with a few props; however his nearly-iconic green chalkboard was not among them. Instead, Beck had brought a presentation of firearms including the rifle Charlton Heston famously raised above his head when he declared:

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Ambassadors capture moments from Sunday's Youth Day at the NRA Convention

Houston, Texas - Recreational Shooting Specialists Samantha Olsen and Andy Lander were charged with a special task during the NRA's 142nd Annual Meetings & Exhibits in Houston — create and run an NRA Youth Day. Something cool. Something fun for parents and kids alike. Something they will always remember.

What they came up with was spectacular.

A Laser Shot booth, bags of popcorn, an Annual Meeting scavenger hunt, an Air Soft 3-Gun course and more. As the events and activities started piling up, they kept adding more. What they needed now as a finishing touch. That would come by way of another NRA Youth Program.

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Tom Marx shares decades of experience at NRA Convention in Houston

Law Enforcement firearm and training consultant Tom Marx Houston, Texas - He started in Chicago. He left the Chicago PD in the late 80s to become one of three special chosen instructors for the Smith & Wesson Academy. From there he's been lecturing and consulting on all matters of firearms for everyone from BLACKHAWK, ILEETA and the National Rifle Association.

The man is Tom Marx. If you've attended an NRA Annual Meeting lately, then you should know the name. After all, his Methods of Conceal Carry seminars have been packing them in for the better part of a decade.

"He packs them in," NRA Law Enforcement Director Glen Hoyer told us. "People are lined up against the wall."

Pretty impressive when you consider the challenge of keeping an audience's attention for up to six hours. That's right, Marx's seminar has been known to go on for six hours.

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New images from the massive exhibit hall at this year's NRA convention

Derringers on display at the NRA Annual Meeting in Houston

Houston, Texas - We've already shown you plenty from the exhibit hall at this year's NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits in Houston, but there's so much more.

This year's exhibits were the biggest yet, with more than 440,000 square feet of space and over 550 exhibitors. This was very fitting considering the location, Texas, and that a new attendance record was set. The 86,228 NRA Members who came out over the May 3-5 weekend beat last year's then-record setting attendance in St. Louis by more than 13,000.

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Winners and favorites from History Channel competition teach kids the basics in Houston

Top Shot favorite Gabby Franco laughs with kids at the NRA Annual Meeting in Houston, Texas

Houston, Texas - On the first day of May, the Annual Meetings' NRA Youth Day welcomed more than a thousand kids to the second floor of the George R. Brown Center. Walking through the blue and white gateway, families were instantly greeted with a special wrist band, bags of popcorn, and tons of information about the shooting sports. A few steps more revealed crowns of faux antlers, vendors with samples and a once in a lifetime opportunity to learn from the best in the business.

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Wagan from Texas is youngest, Arkansas' Burd repeats as oldest champ

Elaih Wagan, NRA's youngest life member at the Annual Meeting in Houston, carried by her father Taylor Houston, Texas - "This morning, we will continue the long standing tradition of recognizing the youngest and the oldest life members in attendance at the NRA Annual Meeting of Members."

Those were the words of NRA President David Keene. In the opening minutes of Saturday's Annual Meeting of Members, the search for the cornerstones of NRA's Life Membership began. Wrangled by Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre, the NRA's littlest members were asked to stand with their parents as LaPierre counted down the years. If we call out the year you were born, please sit down. One by one the numbers dwindled. When he reached 2009, only one pair was still standing.

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