Top Shot favorite stops by Brownells/NRA luncheon to meet young shooters

Top Shot favorite Gabby Franco speaks to the Brownells/NRA Youth Shooting Sports Ambassadors at the 2013 SHOT Show in Las Vegas Las Vegas, Nevada - Gabriela “Gabby” Franco has been in high demand as of late. Not only is she a sought after NRA Certified Instructor in the Miami area, but she's also making personal appearances, serving as pistol instructor for local police departments and competing in a variety of tournaments. Probably not what she was expecting after finishing in the top six of History Channel's Top Shot competition … probably a lot more.

That is why we were so grateful to have her speak at the 2013 Brownells/NRA Youth Shooting Sports Ambassadors luncheon at this year's SHOT Show. With parents, chaperons and industry representatives gathered round, Gabby took to the podium and explained how shooting helped focus the truly important aspects of life.

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From Arsenal Inc. - Arsenal Redesigns SLF-106UR Muzzle Break, new style Lessens Recoil and Climb

(LAS VEGAS) – In an effort to allow greater ease and comfort in shooting, Arsenal Inc. has redesigned the muzzle break for the SLR-106UR semi-automatic pistol. The new style will lessen the impact of felt recoil and provide a more enjoyable experience for sportsman and shooting enthusiasts of all sizes. (See Demo)

This redesign puts Arsenal’s muzzle break among the most efficient within the firearms industry and stays in line with the company’s long history of quality, superior products. The SLR-106 UR, imported from Arsenal of Bulgaria, is a 5.56 NATO caliber, stamped receiver with an 8 1/2 inch chrome-lined, hammer-forged barrel. The pistol is also outfitted with a scope rail, black polymer furniture and comes with one 5-round, one 20-round magazines, sling, oil bottle, and cleaning kit.

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Maker of NRA's Knife of the Year finds fans at SHOT Show

Knives from Silver Stag on display at the 2013 SHOT Show in Las Vegas, Nevada

Las Vegas, Nevada - Fourteen years ago, on the shores of Semiahmoo Bay, Brad Smith was tired of daily grind. Employed by a major sunglass manufacturer, the days had grown long and the work unrewarding. He needed a change.

Reaching back into family history, to the skills and lessons passed on years ago by his grandfather, he left the workplace to pursue what was then a hobby — knife-making. A decision that spurred the creation of Silver Stag Knives.

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After Top Shot, Terry Vaughan planning to embrace the open range and mountain tops of Wyoming

Top Shot Terry Vaughan at the 2012 SHOT Show in Las Vegas, Nevada

Earlier this week, told you about Top Shot Englishman Terry Vaughan and his experience after the History Channel show. At the end there was talk of his move to Wyoming. Here's how it happened:

Las Vegas, Nevada - Moving from one end of the pond to another doesn't sound like that big of a deal. But it is when the pond you're referring to is the Atlantic Ocean. That's what Terry Vaughan — former dancer, British Royal Marine Commando and Top Shot contestant — did a number of years ago.

Now in the states, as a nationally recognized expert on non-verbal communications and an experienced NRA Certified Instructor, he is making another move. Not across the pond, but across the nation. That's right, he's picking up the business, the wife and the kids and moving them all to Wyoming.

Apparently Top Shot colleague Tim Trefren is to blame.

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Taking non-verbal and body language techniques on the road after Top Shot

Terry Vaughan from Top Shot Season 4 at the SHOT Show in Las Vegas Las Vegas, Nevada - Terry Vaughan was a busy man back in 2011. Father of three, motivational speaker and an NRA Certified Instructor ... you get the idea. There were never enough hours in the day. But things really took off after his appearance on Season 4 of Top Shot on the History Channel.

"Since the show aired, the increase in personal safety seminars as well as the non-verbal and body language classes has gone up exponentially," Vaughan told NRAblog at the 2012 SHOT Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. "It's a sign of the shift in people's desire to learn personal safety."

Based out of Charlotte, North Carolina, the former British Royal Marine Commando spends his professional days traveling the country to perform such a task. Teaching the lessons he learned through his years dealing with "a bugger of childhood", as well as his time as an actor, as a dancer and as a Commando. ... more on Terry Vaughan's experience after Top Shot ...

Retired military man from 'out west' donates $10,000 to the NRA

Las Vegas, Nevada - Thousands of wheels were in constant motion during the 3th Annual SHOT Show in Las Vegas. If you blinked ... you just might have missed them.

New guns, new optics, new outdoor grills and HD video thrills around each and every corner. While new products and endless possibilities were enough to nourish most, it was a simple act of unbridled selflessness that made a significant impression upon members of our Second Amendment institution.

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Real deer scents made for real deer hunters by real deer farmers

The Evercalm Deer Herd bag on display at the SHOT Show in Las Vegas Las Vegas, Nevada - I always find it fascinating to hear the story of invention ... especially while wandering the countless booths during SHOT SHow. What was the inspiration? A wanting need, a life long dream or, in the case of ConQuest Scent Sticks, poor time management.

"One of our guys was out in the fields when the day ended," Karen Roberts began (Karen owns the ConQuest Deer Farm in Michigan with her husband Doug). "Like a lot of our people, he planned to go deer hunting right after work.

"He was covered in sweat, covered in deer food and, well, covered in deer excrement. Because he was running late, he just grabbed his bow and headed for the stand. When he got there, something amazing happened."

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Mike, Joachim and Andreas Kruger of Germany's Kruger Targets at the 2013 SHOT Show in Las Vegas

Las Vegas, Nevada - A number of international players took to the field in Las Vegas during the 2013 SHOT Show. E.M.G. from Italy, Armament Technology from Nova Scotia and Kruger Premium Targets from Germany.

After a successful first run at the 2012 NRA National Rifle & Pistol Championships in Camp Perry, Ohio, the call for Kruger targets has been picking up steam.

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Sig Sauer debuts 5.56mm and 7.62mm suppressors during Media Day

Sig Sauer suppressor at SHOT Show's Media Day in Boulder City, Nevada

Boulder City, Nevada - We were expecting to see quite a bit when heading out to Boulder City last week for SHOT Show's Media Day at the Range. Rifles, pistols, shotguns and scopes ... anything you can think of. But one thing we definitely didn't have on the expectation list was a collection of suppressors coming from the factories of Sig Sauer.

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