Includes first cartridge firearm produced at the Styer works in Austria

Collector brings a 1867 Steyr Verndl rifle to Sportsman Channel

Fairfax, Virginia - When NRA Museums Director Jim Supica trolls the aisle of Tulsa Gun Show for potential finds, odds are he's going to come back with something special. For this week's edition of Curator's Corner, he arrives with a splash of European excellence.

"These are historic guns from a very fascinating period of firearms evolution," Supica said. "In the 1860s, it was all about Colts & Winchesters here in the U.S., but there was a whole development going on in Europe with military rifles in particular.

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Versatile, high strength cord offers options for the outdoor experience

NRA Store's Tactical Survival Sling
NRAstore™ Senior Merchandise Buyer Brian Evans swings in with a paracord option or two ...

Fairfax, Virginia - Parachute cord (also called paracord or 550 cord) is a lightweight nylon kernmantle rope originally used in the suspension lines of US parachutes during World War II, due to its 550 lb. minimum breaking strength.  Once in the field, paratroopers found this cord useful for a host of other tasks. Today, it’s widely used as a general purpose and emergency utility cord by both military personnel and civilians.

The yarns of the core (commonly referred to as "the guts") can be removed when finer string is needed, for instance as sewing thread to repair gear, or to be used as fishing line in a survival situation.

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NRA Magazine provides shooting news, expert forums, product reviews, and an annual calendar of 15,000 matches

Shooting Sports USA Cover from August of 2014
American Rifleman, American Hunter, and America's 1st Freedom are the magazines most NRA members are familiar with. But for the competitive shooters out there, there's no better resource than Shooting Sports USA - now in it's 100th year of publication ...

Fairfax, Virginia – Shooting Sports USA, the National Rifle Association’s monthly journal for target shooting enthusiasts, is celebrating more than 100 years of reporting on competition shooting. The number one resource for target shooters, the magazine features shooting news, expert forums, product reviews, and an annual calendar of 15,000 matches.

Sign up for a free subscription and begin receiving a digital copy each month at www.shootingsportsusa.com.

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From NRA Publications - NRA Family InSights Announces Caption Contest

Grand Prize of LaserLyte Trainer Bullseye Kit

Fairfax, Virginia - NRA Family InSights, the entertaining and educational magazine for junior NRA members and their families, has announced a caption contest to give away a LaserLyte Trainer Bullseye Kit. Enter the contest at http://www.nrafamilyinsights.org/articles/Win-LaserLyte-Trainer-Bullseye-Kit-With-Your-Wit.
 
“Photos are an important part of any magazine, whether online or in print,” said Managing Editor Wendy LaFever. “But without context, some photos are begging for a caption and we think our readers can come up with some very clever ones.”

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NRA's Gun Safety program for kids takes part in national crime prevention program

Eddie Eagle with kids and their School Resource Officer Fairfax, Virginia - National Night Out.

Organized by National Association of Town Watch's Matt Peskin back in 1984, National Night Out is an effort by communities to show the local criminal element that we are organized and ready to push back. From that first night back in 1984, the event has grown into an outing celebrated by almost 40 million people across globe. Everything from candlelight marches to block parties to cookouts and parades are part of the demonstration. As is NRA's Eddie Eagle GunSafe® program.

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Gunslingers series offers NRA insight to the guns of the Wild West - video

Winchester Model 1866 Lever Action Rifle

Fairfax, Virginia - You know it's going to be a good day when you get a call from Discovery. Even more so when it's the American Heroes Channel calling about their new show Gunslingers.

You haven't heard about Gunslingers? Here's a quick description from their website:

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Adjustable and lightweight holster brings secure versatility for any situation

The NRA Store's new IWB Wrap Holster
Dropping in for an (almost) exclusive Sunday special, NRA Store Merchandise Buyer Joe Garnreiter has an adjustable, removable, concealable holster solution for just about any pistol situation ...

Fairfax, Virginia - As a concealed carry practitioner, you’re all too familiar with the tedious, frustrating and expensive task of finding the perfect CCW holster. Most are bulky, some are heavy and few of them accept more than one pistol model. Chances are you even have a box in the closet teeming with old holsters that just didn’t fit the bill.

If you’ve ever found yourself wishing for that “one size fits all” holster, then the NRA IWB Wrap Holster is here to answer the call. Built from high-strength cling fabric, this inside-the-waistband holster will conform to nearly any style, shape, size or model handgun on the market – it’s even ambidextrous! In three easy folds, the NRA IWB Wrap Holster becomes a custom fit holster for any and all of your handguns.

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Pop your patriotism with a gold NRA Shield radiating off the navy blue cap

NRA SportMesh Cap - front
NRAstore™ Senior Merchandise Buyer Brian Evans breaks out a touch of color with a splash of shade for your outdoor summer excursions ...

Fairfax, Virginia - As we march through the sunny, steamy summer weather, headwear is a necessity – especially NRA Hats! Comfort and breathability are indispensable too. That’s why our new SportMesh Cap should be your next go-to summer lid.

When the heat kicks up, this cap’s moisture wicking technology keeps you cool and dry. The soft, padded mesh fabric and sweatband provide exceptional ventilation and all day comfort on the range, golf course or patio.

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Use NRA Grants to improve the safety and quality of your range

Georgia DNR Commissioner Mark Williams has first shot at the Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center Shotgun Range opening

Fairfax, Virginia - Just because we’re only halfway through the summer of 2014 doesn’t mean you can relax. Sure there’s time for beach, barbecues, lazy days and getaways, but if you want to take care of your range this year then you better get on the ball. Why is that? Because your application for an NRA Range Grant is due August 1.

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