Know what to do and where to go on the first day of the 2014 NRA Convention

Welcome to the 2014 NRA Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana

Indianapolis, Indiana - It's finally here.

The culmination of the a year's worth of planning, preparation and processing comes to the forefront at 9:00am this morning as the 2014 NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits opens it's doors. Everything waiting to welcome thousands of Second Amendment supporters traveling from locations near and far to celebrate the most basic of America's freedoms.

Though there are literally dozens of seminars, events, exhibitions and extravaganzas waiting around every corner, we decided to highlight five specific areas of interest for your Friday pleasure. Here's what we came up with.

What 5 things should you look to do on the first day of NRA's 2014 Annual Meeting ...

NRA convention features nine acres of the best guns and gear in the shooting industry

2014 NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits in Indianapolis

Indianapolis, Indiana - We're one day away from the 2014 NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits here in Indy and the convention center is almost ready for the tens of thousands of Second Amendment supporters preparing to descend on the city this weekend.

One of the biggest crowd pleasers each year is the exhibit hall, sporting the latest and greatest guns and gear over hundreds of thousands of square feet... in other words a firearms enthusiast's dream. This year's exhibit hall is over nine acres in size and will be a veritable who's who of the shooting industry.

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The 2014 NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits in Indianapolis, Indiana

Indianapolis, Indiana - Whether you want to call it a prequel or a soft opening, the 143 Annual Meetings & Exhibits of the National Rifle Association kicks off today at 2:00pm in the Indiana Convention Center in downtown Indianapolis. WIth a guest list expect to land somewhere between the 70,000 and 80,000 range, you can't begin to image what's lined up for the bit long weekend. But for Thursday, however, there are four specific events to keep your eye on.

First is on-site registration.

If you want to go inside, if you want to see the Exhibit Hall, if you want to take part in the NRA Convention then you have to register first. Just make sure you have your ID along with an NRA membership number you will be all set for a long weekend of fun.

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From USA Shooting - USA Shooting To Attend 2014 NRA Annual Meeting

Colorado Springs, Colorado - A busy shooting industry show season comes to an end this week but not before USA Shooting Team staff and athletes attend the 2014 National Rifle Association (NRA) Annual Meeting in Indianapolis, April 25-27. 

The 2014 NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits taking place at the Indiana Convention Center features over 600 of the most spectacular displays of firearms, shooting and hunting accessories in the world all contained within 400,000 square feet of exhibit space.

Among the exhibitors will be the USA Shooting Team in booth #8251 with guest appearances by USA Shooting Team members Amanda Furrer (Spokane, Wash.), Sarah Beard (Danville, Ind.) and Ashley Carroll (Solvang, Calif.).

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App to get around the National Rifle Association Convention available in iTunes, Google Play and more

NRA Annual Meeting 2014 App Indianapolis, Indiana - The first signs of life for NRA's 143rd Annual Meetings and Exhibits begin with a handful of events tomorrow afternoon. That when we expect most attendees to start rolling in. Question is, where are you going to start? Where to go, what to do, who to see and when?

Not to worry ... there's an app for that.

Available for iPhones, Android, Blackberries and more, the NRA 2014 app has all the bells and whistles you could hope for and need. Let's break down the list ...

First there's the floorplan.

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Eddie Eagle is bringing his lifesaving message to elementary school students in Indianapolis this week

Eddie Eagle GunSafe program teaches children who find a firearm to STOP! Don't Touch. Leave the Area. Tell an Adult.

Indianapolis, Indiana - Several elementary schools in the Indianapolis area will be introduced to the lifesaving message of our Eddie Eagle GunSafe program on April 24 ahead of the 2014 NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits.

The firearm accident prevention program, which has won numerous awards and has been endorsed by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile and Delinquency Prevention, national and community organizations, governors, and state legislatures, teaches children in the Pre-K through the third grade who see a gun to:

STOP! Don’t Touch. Leave the Area. Tell an Adult.

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From Gamo Outdoor USA - Gamo Outdoor USA announces its participation in the 2014 NRA Annual Meeting & Exhibits, Booth #5867

Fort Lauderdale, Florida – Gamo Outdoor USA, (www.gamooutdoorusa.com) the leading manufacturer of high quality air guns, optics and laser designators, is pleased to announce it will be attending the 2014 NRA Annual Meeting & Exhibits industry event in Indianapolis, Indiana on April 25-27, 2014 at the Indiana Convention Center, where the international manufacturer will officially launch a number of new products and new technologies. Gamo Outdoor USA booth number is #5867, located in the main exhibition hall.

NRA Annual Meeting & Exhibits is one of the nation’s largest industry trade show, featuring over 500 of the most spectacular displays of firearms, shooting and hunting accessories in the world, and Gamo has been participating for many years. Gamo will unveil a number of premium, new air gun products, optics, laser designators and accessories featuring the latest state-of-the-art Gamo technologies, including the new and amazing “Turbo Stabilizing System” platform which was designed to control the aggressiveness of the firing cycle – bringing the spring to a controlled stop within the chamber - adding more velocity, decreasing vibration, thus reducing recoil.

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Founder of I.C.E. Training Company hosting two seminars at NRA Annual Meeting in Indianapolis

Rob Pincus, owner of I.C.E. Training Company, is a professional trainer, author and consultant. Fairfax, Virginia - Rob Pincus teaches his own personal brand of efficient defensive firearms methodology all around the world. An experienced law enforcement officer and executive protection agent, Pincus provides military, law enforcement, private security and everyday students the latest in reality based firearms training. And this weekend in Indianapolis at the NRA Annual Meeting, he'll provide some of those same lessons for you.

With two courses scheduled to kick off at 11:00am on Friday, his one hour seminars are free to attend and all but guaranteed to knock your socks off.

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Tom Marx shares decades of experience at NRA Convention in Houston

Law Enforcement firearm and training consultant Tom Marx Indianapolis, Indiana - Odds are that you've heard the phrase "those who can't do, teach."

While that may hold true for those hoping to find stardom through the NFL Draft or Carnegie Hall, that's not what you're looking for when it comes to taking your first step in the world of concealed carry. That's when you need to find an expert. An expert like Tom Marx.

What makes him an expert? Here are his creds:

  • Chicago Police Department
  • Smith & Wesson Academy Instructor
  • Head of Smith & Wesson Domestic Law Enforcement Operations
  • Director of Intellectual Property for BLACKHAWK
  • Consultant for ILEETA, IALEFI, WIFLE, LETC, NDIA, the NRA, and Team One Network.

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