Try the latest air pistols, air rifles during this year's NRA Annual Meeting in Houston

Fairfax, Virginia - In just four days more than 70,000 people are expected to converge on Houston's George R. Brown Convention Center for the 142nd NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits. We're expecting a record-setting crowd of Second Amendment supporters to come out and and enjoy a fun weekend catching up with us - a lot has happened since last year's convention in St. Louis.

With so much to see and do, having fun at the NRA convention can get downright tiring. There are plenty of places throughout the convention center to take a seat and rest your weary legs, but only one where you can do it with an air gun.

Welcome to the Pyramyd Air Range.

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Your AR-15 rifle shoots pellets with Crosman's MAR 177 attachment

Crosman's Chip Hunnicutt with the MAR .177 at the POMA Conference in South Carolina

Columbia, South Carolina - Patiently waiting by the Crosman table, I overheard their Web and Social Marketing Manager (Chip Hunnicutt) absolutely gushing over one of their products. Usually I'm good about waiting my turn, but my patience waned soon enough as I began climbing over another writer's shoulder for a better look.

"Step on up son," said Hunnicutt. "Let me tell you about the Crosman MAR 177."

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Tackling the task of showing your gratitude at an NRA match

NRA's Tori Croft holds up her thank you gifts from the NRA Intercollegiate Pistol Championships

Columbus, Georgia - A secret mission was carried out two weeks ago during the 2013 NRA Intercollegiate Pistol Championships.

Tori Croft, NRA's National Manager of Collegiate and School Programs, had worked tirelessly to ensure the championships ran smoothly. Without her, the tournament wouldn't have happened.

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Everyone from this year's NRA Intercollegiate Championships in one place

Collegiate shooters at the NRA Club Championships in Ft. Benning, Georgia

Columbus, Georgia - At some point during each of the NRA Intercollegiate Pistol Championships and NRA Intercollegiate Rifle Club Championships, held earlier this month, staff wrangled every shooter and coach together for a group photo.

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The NRA Intercollegiate Pistol Championship's deciding final match

Finalists of the NRA Open Air Pistol Championships

Columbus, Georgia - The last of the NRA Intercollegiate Pistol Championships' five matches this year was Open Air Pistol.

Like in the Women's Air Pistol Championship shot two days prior, the match is shot with 4.5 mm caliber air guns. Competitors take a standing, unsupported position and, when ready, fire on a target from a one-handed stance.

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Shooters put their John Hancocks on posters before heading home

2013 NRA Intercollegiate Pistol Championships poster

Columbus, Georgia - Last week's NRA Intercollegiate Pistol Championships and NRA Intercollegiate Rifle Club Championships at Fort Benning, Georgia brought over 150 young shooters together from every corner of the United States.

Aside from the memories they'd take home in the form of photographs and (for some) trophies, Match Director Tori Croft had another great memory-creator to add to the mix - posters.

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Revisiting The Citadel's big day as South Carolina's military college comes out on top

A standard pistol on the range at NRA's 2013 Intercollegiate Pistol Championships in Georgia

Columbus, Georgia - Yesterday's Standard Pistol Championship saw The Citadel, the military college of South Carolina, make a strong bid to grab this year's Team Aggregate Championship belt.

By winning Standard Pistol with a score of 2132, The Citadel bested West Point by eighteen points and the Naval Academy by thirty. If they follow up that performance with a similar showing in Open Ait Pistol, there's every chance The Citadel will be known as the NRA's 2013's overall champ.

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Junior ROTC Marksmanship Team takes top honors at the Navy Nationals Marksmanship Competition

Oviedo High School's ALL GIRL Naval JROTC Marksmanship Team - National Naval Champs
Oviedo High School's ALL GIRL JROTC Marksmanship Team wins the Navy Nationals Marksmanship Competition.

Scott Clark does a lot of work for the NRA down in Florida. In addition to being a Certified NRA Instructor, Refuse to be a Victim Counselor and Level 1 Rifle Coach, he devotes his "free time" to area youth shooting sports programs.

Earlier this week, he sent us the following on one of those youth shooting programs — the Oviedo High School Naval Junior ROTC Marksmanship Team.

Oviedo, Florida - The Oviedo High School NJROTC Marksmanship Team took top honors at the Navy Nationals Marksmanship Competition in Anniston, Alabama.

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Shots and scores from Tuesday's Women's Air Pistol match at the NRA Intercollegiate Pistol Championships

Women's Air Pistol shooter takes aim at the NRA Intercollegiate Pistol Championships

Columbus, Georgia - While the NRA Intercollegiate Pistol Championships' final match plays out, here are some photos and the top scores from Tuesday's Women's Air Pistol Championship.

Competitors take a standing, unsupported position and, when ready, fire on target from a one handed stance. The shooters' 4.5 mm caliber air guns have fast lock times, producing hardly any recoil and are vacation free. This means shots have very little affect on the shooters, creating minimal overall movement or balance shifts when they fire.

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