Dallas Arms Collector brings in .54 caliber rifle to NRA Convention

The action of an 1850s Hakwen plains rifle at the NRA Museum

Houston, Texas - While on the road the Annual Meeting in Houston, the boys from NRANews kidnapped Philip Schreier (Senior Curator for the NRA National Firearms Museum) for the better part of a Sunday afternoon. With Phil hitting the road for an extended stay at your better Best Westerns and Holiday Inns for the better part of two months, there was a need to get a few episodes of Curator's Corner in the can. All they needed was a handful of guns and a quiet corner of the George R. Brown Center. Guess which was easier to find.

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NRA Foundation Banquet brings thrills to thousands in Houston

Thousands gather in the Hilton Americas-Houston Grand Ballroom for the NRA Foundation Banquet in Houston

Houston, Texas - On the first night of the NRA Convention in Houston, a few NRA members got together for a meal. Correction ... a few thousand NRA Members got together for a meal. A meal and an auction. The National NRA Foundation Banquet.

A tough ticket no matter what the political environment, the NRA Foundation Banquet serves two primary purposes; a welcome and a fundraising. Winning a few games, guns and auctions is just the icing on the cake.

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Rocker Ted Nugent works with wounded veterans, shares story at NRA Convention in Houston

Ted Nugent laughs at a joke during the NRA Annual Meeting in Houston, Texas Nobody gets the crowds rocking harder than the Motor City Madman, and his appearance at the NRA Convention on Sunday was no exception. This experience, however, ended a little different than the others. Sure there was talk of guns and politics and the spirit of the hunt, but that soon gave way to a more somber moment. The moment when the Nuge revealed one of his darkest secrets.

"I've got to admit something right here. I feel guilty. You know it's hard to find ammo. I'm sorry … I've got it all.

"I'm really sorry about that. I've got this hobby."

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More great photos from the exhibit hall at this year's NRA Annual Meeting in Houston

Kimber pistols at the NRA Annual Meeting in Houston

Houston, Texas - The official number for this year's NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits is out! More than 86,000 Second Amendment supporters traveled to Houston last weekend for a celebration of America's rich shooting heritage.

Between dozens of activities, events and seminars, attendees had plenty to do while wandering through the George R. Brown Convention Center. Oh yeah, there was also a massive exhibit hall.

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Famed impressionist Frank Caliendo breaks out Bush, Obama, Madden and more at NRA Annual Meeting

Frank Caliendo at the NRA Annual Meeting in Houston

Fairfax, Virginia - Thousands of NRA members were treated to a performance by comedian and impressionist Frank Caliendo during the NRA's Stand and Fight Rally in Houston.

A part of the 142nd NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits, the Stand and Fight Rally was the main entertainment event in a weekend full of celebration of America's rich heritage and the Second Amendment.

Caliendo, who is known for his roles on MADtv, Fox NFL Sunday and Frank TV, has mastered 120 impressions of famous individuals. He's best known for his renditions of NFL Hall of Fame coach John Madden, NBA Hall of Fame power forward Charles Barkley and United States Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton.

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Four donations go to NRA, Whittington Center and NRA's Law Enforcement Division

Executives from GLOCK along with Gunny R. Lee Ermey, NRA President David Keene, NRA General Operations Executive Director Kyle Weaver and NRA Law Enforcement Director Glen Hoyer during donation ceremony to NRA Law Enforcement at the NRA Annual Meeting

Houston, Texas - The NRA Annual Meeting officially opened for business at 9:00am local time inside the George R. Brown Convention Center in downtown Houston. Officially being the operative word. For not everything that happened at the Annual Meeting happened after the opening. There was the Antique Guns and Gold Showcase, the opening of the NRA Store, and GLOCK's six figure donation to the National Rifle Association.

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From Crosman Corporation - Crosman wins Readers' Choice Awards from Predator Xtreme magazine

Choice Gold awards from Predator Xtreme magazine

Presented at 2013 NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits

Rochester, New YorkCrosman Corporation (crosman.com), international designer, manufacturer and marketer of products for the shooting sports, received two Readers’ Choice Gold awards from Predator Xtreme magazine; favorite airgun and preferred hunting pellet. The awards were announced at the 2013 NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits in Houston, Texas and are featured in the June issue of the magazine.

According to Crosman Vice President of Marketing, Jennifer Lambert, “We’re thrilled to be recognized by the readers of Predator Xtreme magazine for our excellent hunting airguns and pellets. Especially now, when hunters are having trouble finding the ammo they need for hunting, we’re glad they know they can turn to Crosman and get the job done,” she said. Predator Xtreme magazine caters to predator and varmint hunters, and includes up-to-date information on predator calling, hunting and the gear used to be successful in the field.

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New product line adds style to the everyday conceal carry holster

Flashbang's Prohibition Holsters debut at the NRA Convention in Houston, Texas

Houston, Texas - Lisa Looper created a sensation when she dropped the Flashbang Bra Hostler onto the shooting world. Clipping to the front of a bra band, the holster provides ladies with quick, easy access to their concealed firearm. Though made primarily for pocket pistols, they are able to support the weight of the larger caliber guns.

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From Tennessee to Texas with Elvis Presley's 357 Magnum

The King, Elvis Presely, purchased this 357 Magnum Revolver from the California Gun Shop in 1970 Houston, Texas - There was plenty to see during the 142nd NRA Annual Meeting in Texas. Celebrities like Sarah Palin, Glenn Beck and Ted Nugent, manufacturers like Otis, Marlin and Colt along with plenty of shotguns, rifles and pistols for all. But unless you sneaked into a closed set filming of Curator's Corner, you probably didn't see this gun.

What we have here is the gun of royalty. The King. Elvis himself.

"Mr. Tom Morgan, from Whiteville, Tennessee brought in a Smith & Wesson 357 Magnum Revolver, serial number 688344," explained National Firearms Senior Curator Philip Schreier. "According to the pictures and provenance, this highly engraved and inlaid revolver once belong to Elvis Aaron Presley."

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