Finding out about the Programs of NRA General Operations on NRANews

Samantha Olsen leads the NRA 3-Gun charge appearing on NRANews

Alexandria, Virginia - I know what you're thinking.

The NRA is announcing a new contributor to stand along side Colion Noir, Natalie Foster, Dom Raso and Billy Johnson. Alas, no. What you're actually seeing there is Recreational Shooting Specialist Samantha Olsen getting ready to share the story of NRA's new Airsoft 3-Gun program on NRANews. And you're going to see more.

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Special guests include Oliver North, R. Lee Ermey and actor Joe Mantegna

Range fees waived for Veterans during live broadcast

Kurt Schlichter and NRANews host Cam Edwards talk about the latest in 2nd Amendment rights on NRANews at the headquarters in Fairfax, Virginia

Fairfax, Virginia - As the scarcely visible sun starts to set on Veterans Day 2013, the cast and crew from NRANews are halfway home. That's halfway in relation to time and not distance. The distance today is farther than usual as they are not broadcasting from the friendly confines of their studio in Alexandria, Virginia. No, today they are broadcasting from the range at NRA Headquarters.

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4-hour live broadcast scheduled for Monday, discounts for veterans

Wounded veterans take aim at the NRA Headquarters Range during a special shooting event

Fairfax, Virginia - Veterans Day is always special. At least it should be.

For most it's just a day off. An opportunity to sleep in, catch up on chores — make a lazy day of it. Most fail to understand or appreciate what these men and women went through. What they gave up. The sacrifice.

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From Sportsman Channel - Sportsman Channel Registers Another #1 Rating Position with News-Talk TV Series NRANEWS Cam & Co.

LIVE News-Talk TV Series NRANEWS Cam & Co. on Sportsman Channel New Berlin, WisconsinSportsman Channel, the leader in outdoor television for the American sportsman, announced that its ground-breaking, news-talk television series—NRANEWS Cam & Co.—continues to perform strongly and resonate with viewers as the show scored the No. 1 Nielsen ranking in the key M25-54 demo* for its July 5th broadcast. The show was also the No. 2 Nielsen ranking for the M18-49 demo.*

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Aluminum frame provides lighter weight, greater recoil for Colt Detective Special

Aluminum based Colt Cobra Revolver from the NRA Museum

Fairfax, Virginia - You can't always tell the difference between guns by looking. Sure, there are different screws on the frame, checkering on the stock, sight height, etc... But sometimes you need more than a look.

Sometimes you need to pick it up.

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See British made Calisher-Terry Carbine on Sportsman Channel this afternoon

British Calisher & Terry 'door bolt' breech-loading carbine

Fairfax, Virginia - The battle of Gettysburg was fought from July 1 through July 3 in 1863. Three days that would result in the bloodies battle ever fought on American soil. So today, the 150th Anniversary of that battle, NRANews looks into one of the more popular firearms used in the battle. The British Calisher & Terry 'door bolt' breech-loading carbine.

"It was imported during the war for the Confederacy and made famous by Jeb Stuart," said Philip Schreier, Senior Curator for the National Firearms Museum. "But they probably saw their widest use during the Māori Wars of New Zealand in the 1860s."

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Pre and Post-World War II Detective Specials come with special nuances

Two different versions of Colt's Detective Specials at the NRA Museum in Fairfax

Fairfax, Virginia - Telling the difference between first issue, second issue and third issues Colt Detective Specials isn't a easy task. Not everyone appreciates the slight yet significant differences between the three. That's why we have Phil.

And that's why the crew over at NRANews keeps bringing Phil back for their regular Monday afternoon segments of Curator's Corner.

We're talking about Mr. Philip Schreier, Senior Curator for the NRA National Firearms Museum. This week on Curator's Corner, he takes to the Sportsman Channel airwaves to share some of those differences with two Colts in hand.

"First you start off with the square butt revolvers," Schreier started. Last week we looked at a Banker's Special with a square butt. That lasted from 1926/27 until 1933/34. And then they went to what we now recognize as the round butt."

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1920s era snubnose, Colt Banker's Special, available in three calibers

NRA Senior Curator Philip Schreier holding out a .38 caliber Colt Banker's Special for Curator's Corner on NRANews & Sportsman Channel

Fairfax, Virginia - Sometimes you get caught on a tangent.

Listen to nothing but Nirvana, playing Angry Birds non-stop or a week-long pizza binge. It can happen in any facet of life. If you're a gun collector, for example, you might start focusing on a particular make or model. Over the next few weeks, you'll see such a tangent on Curator's Corner.

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The revolvers that cemented Colt's place in firearms history

Colt Holster Model Paterson Revolver No. 5 at the NRA National Firearms Museum

Houston, Texas - Did you know that Samuel Colt was out of the gun making business? Sure enough, back in 1843, Sam Colt's Patent Arms Manufacturing of Paterson, New Jersey, declared bankruptcy and closed up shop. If it wasn't for an order from Captain Samuel Walker of the Texas Rangers in 1847 (as well a helping hand from Eli Whitney Blake), then his name would have been lost to the collectors and trivia buffs.

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