Find NRA leadership and treasured guns from the National Firearms Museum at SHOT Show

Quote from and picture of Charlton Heston at the new NRA show booth

Las Vegas, Nevada - Whether it's the first day, the first hour or the first minute of walking the SHOT Show floor, there's no doubt that it's going to happen — you're going to get lost. Distracted like the sailors of old as the siren sings promises of pretty guns and revolutionary ammo, so goes your journey down the halls of the Sands Expo Center. There are a few ways out.

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Who did you see, what did you see and what guns did you shoot on Media Day?

GLOCK's Tori Nonaka sports a new hair style and winning smile during the 2014 Media Day for SHOT Show in Vegas

Boulder City, Nevada - You never know what you're going to see on Media Day.

The unofficial annual kickoff to SHOT Show, Media Day at the Range is reporter's first chance to try out the latest in greatest in the world of firearms. New guns, new ammo, new scopes, triggers, ammo and gear. If you want to see where the firearm industry is heading, there's no better place to be.

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Rifles lined up during Media Day at the Range in Boulder City

Boulder City, Nevada - Hundreds of writers, photographers, hosts and media types made their annual trek yesterday morning from Las Vegas, Nevada to the Boulder Rifle & Pistol Club Range. They arrived for Media Day. Their first chance to take the latest in firearms and firearm accessories out for spin. As you can imagine, it's a hot ticket.

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From Crosman - Crosman announces new products for 2014

Featuring Advancements in Airguns, Optics and Airsoft

Rochester, New York - Crosman Corporation, an industry leader in airguns, optics and airsoft products, will unveil a wide-ranging lineup of advanced new products at SHOT Show 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada on January 14. The cutting edge products will be exhibited in Crosman booth #13940 and will be available from stocking dealers, retail sporting goods stories and on-line retailers later in the year. Dealers can be found by visiting the Crosman Dealer Locator on crosman.com.  
 
Crosman and Benjamin Airguns
Crosman Nitro Piston® 2
Crosman redefines break barrel air rifles with the introduction of the Nitro Piston 2 system, an all-new powerplant that generates 15 percent more speed, 35 percent more power and requires up to ten pounds less cocking force. Nitro Piston 2 features new patent pending technologies that minimize vibration and recoil, making airguns equipped with the system more accurate than ever.

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Testing a rifle at the 2013 SHOT Show's Media Day at the Range in Las Vegas, Nevada

Charlotte, North Carolina - Sitting at gate C13 of Charlotte Airport makes one realize that C13 is an afterthought. A view of the Phillips Crab House customers as they enjoy the final minutes of 49er vs. Panthers means little those of us on the outside of the big glass wall. Some are happy, some are sad, but most of us have no idea what's going on outside this little cubbyhole of a gate.

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Reno, Nevada's John Madden is Friends of NRA's Western Region Volunteer of the Year

John Madden named Friends of NRA Volunteer of the Year

Fairfax, Virginia - Our last Friends of NRA Volunteer of the Year comes to us from out west; Nevada to be specific. Sporting nearly two decades of work with Friends of NRA, John Madden of Reno, Nevada is the 2012 Western Region Volunteer of the Year.

Madden, who currently serves on both the Reno/Sparks and Modesto Friends of NRA committees, raised more than $190,000 over the course of last year's banquet season. But his involvement with the shooting sports goes well beyond underwriting, selling banquet tickets and soliciting sponsorships and donations. John spends as many weekends as possible promoting Friends of NRA at area gun shows. In 2012 he attended 18 throughout Nevada and California.

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From the Nevada Department of Wildlife - Second draw gives Hunters another chance

If you did not draw a big game tag in the recent completed main draw, the Nevada Department of Wildlife wants to remind sportsmen there are still tags remaining for the upcoming second draw.

The Wildlife Administrative Services Office will accept applications received through the mail until 5 p.m. and through the internet until 11 p.m. on June 25. Applications may be submitted online at huntnevada.com or by mail to Wildlife Administrative Services Office, PO Box 1345, Fallon, Nevada 89407-1345.

Many of these remaining tags are available to both resident and nonresident hunters. A brief breakdown of the remaining tags can be found below. For more specific information (specific hunt units, eligibility, etc.) on the remaining tags you can go to huntnevada.com or ndow.org. The online application will open at 8 a.m. on June 10.

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The Buck Knives Paklite FieldMaster kit

Las Vegas, Nevada - Design is meant to catch the eye. A creative curve, a subtle edge or a flash of paint to jumpstart the consumer's desire. And if happens to be an incredibly versatile product designed by an American mainstay like Buck Knives, then there's a chance we're talking about more than design.

At the 2013 SHOT Show, one of the products to fit such a description was the Buck Knives Paklite FieldMaster kit.

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From the Nevada Department of Wildlife - Winter surveys point to good news for Nevada's Big Game

Cow elk taken over the winter by Ella Mullen If you are in the process of applying for big game tags, and with the tag application deadline this Monday you better hurry up, the Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) has some insider information…apply for cow elk.

"With the numbers we are looking at from our winter surveys, it looks like it will be a good year for Nevada’s sportsmen to apply for cow elk tags with their chances for success greatly enhanced," said Larry Gilbertson, Game Chief for NDOW.

Ken Gray, Eastern Region supervising biologist in Elko reported his field biologists completed elk surveys and classified 10,384 elk this winter. This was a record elk survey for the region surpassing the 2010 sample by 1,005 elk.

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