Sportsman Channel building Museum Monday with a shift in Curator's Corner

See NRANews every weeknight on the Sportsman Channel from 5pm to 6pm Eastern Time Fairfax, Virginia - On January 15, 2013, NRANews debuted live from Las Vegas on the Sportsman Channel from 5pm to 6pm eastern time. This one-of-a-kind live show brings guns, guests and the up-to-the-minute firearm related news to more than 80 million homes across America.

Following the overwhelming reception at SHOT Show, producers announced late last week that the ever popular Thursday night segment known as Curator's Corner would be moved to Monday nights.

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Blue Book of Gun Values publisher Steven Fjestad on NRANews

Steven P. Fjestad and John Bianchi at the NRA Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh
Steven Fjestad (l) and John Bianchi of Bianchi Leather (r).
Tulsa, Oklahoma - The new year kicks off with a return to friendly confines of the QuikTrip Center in Tulsa. The boys from the National Firearms Museum travel there twice a year for the world renowned Wanenmacher's Tulsa Arms Show. Shot especially for the fans of Curator's Corner, it's something a little different. Not a rifle, not a pistol, not a shotgun or any other gun.

Instead, we go with the man behind the guns. More specifically, the man behind the value of guns. None other then Steven P. Fjestad of the Blue Book of Gun Values.

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NRA Field Representative raises record amount in Oklahoma

From left to right, NRA 2nd Vice President Allan Cors, NRA President David Keene, NRA Field Representative Darren Delong & NRA Executive VP Wayne LaPierre
NRA Oklahoma Field Rep Darren DeLong, with NRA Executive VP Wayne LaPierre on his left & NRA President David Keene on his right (NRA 2nd Vice President Allan Cors is beside Keene), receive 2012 NRA EVP Award.

Fairfax, Virginia - At the end of every year, employees of the National Rifle Association gather at NRA Headquarters in Virginia for the Annual Service and Outstanding Achievement Awards Ceremony. Recognized are employees who have reached significant milestones in their service to the NRA (5 years, 10 years ... and a couple with 35!) as well as those who performed above and beyond the call.

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Whether you want to become a professional gunsmith, hone your skills or pick it up as a hobby, the NRA has got you covered

Become a gunsmith with NRA's Short-Term Gunsmithing School

You're a shooter. You're fascinated with guns and want to learn all there is to know. You want to be able to repair, modify, design and build firearms... and have them work when you pull the trigger. It sounds like you want to become a gunsmith. If you're concerned you don't have the time to learn the necessary skills, worry no longer. The NRA Short-Term Gunsmithing School can teach you the trade at affiliated colleges in the United States over the course of several days to a couple weeks.

The program is constructed to provide individuals with the opportunity to take courses at a convenient pace without attending school full-time. Generalized around basic gunsmithing fundamentals, the classes are designed to build an educational foundation to better understand the trade. Though predominately adhering to the needs of beginners, the school also encourages professional gunsmithers to enroll in classes to improve existing skills while learning new techniques.

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National Firearms Museum goes West with plans for opening

Badges and passes for the 2012 Tulsa Arms Show in Oklahoma

Fairfax, Virginia - Do anything fun last week?

How does a couple of days at Bass Pro Shops headquarters followed by a weekend at the Wanenmacher's Tulsa Arms Show sound? Yea, my week wasn't that good either ... but Jim Supica's was.

As Director of NRA's National Firearms Museum, Supica is often called out of state for a variety of functions. Last week's workload required a journey from DC to Missouri to Oklahoma and back again. All in the service of gun collecting brothers.

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NRA Museum bringing Buffalo Bill & Jessie James guns to Tulsa

Fairfax, Virginia - Earlier today, National Firearms Museum Director Jim Supica said he'd see me next week. Next week? Why next week? What, are you going somewhere?

To the Tulsa Arms Show. Well, officially, it's the Wanenmacher's Tulsa Arms Show.

And what will you be doing there in Tulsa?

"Wouldn't you like to know," he said with a laugh.

Eventually he relented. Turns out he'll be doing plenty.

First and foremost he's bringing out a collection of guns. Fitting for a show out in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the collection will consist of a few select pieces from the NRA Museum's "American West" exhibit. A plethora of pistolas if you will.

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NRA life of duty Trial by Fire

NRA Life of Duty focuses specifically on those who spend their days protecting, defending and fighting for the safety of the American people. From first responders to military personnel, Smoke Jumpers to SWAT teams, there are thousands of men and women out there who perform their roles without much recognition by the general public.

Some of those people get their start at the Oklahoma State University's Fire Protection and Safety Technology Department (FPST) ... the only one of its kind the United States. Students in the program do more then learn about fire.

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Women On Target Hunts logo on NRAblog Attention all huntresses! The wildly popular Women On Target® Hunt Program has added two more hunts to the 2012 fall line-up of excursions. Whether you're a seasoned huntress or looking to head out into the field for the first time, the Women On Target® Hunts Program has exciting hunts for women of all skill levels and interests, and the newest additions are sure to please!

For ladies with a love of waterfowl hunting, a new Duck Hunt in Sumner, Missouri is scheduled for November 7-9. This excursion will take place at the beautiful Habitat Flats Hunting Lodge, voted one of the Top 5 Hunting Lodges in North America by Field & Stream Magazine. The prime location of this hunt is known as the "Golden Triangle" by waterfowl enthusiasts. The Fountain Grove Conservation Area, Swan Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Grand Pass Conservation Area, the Dalton Cutoff, and the Missouri River surround these hunting grounds and are home to staggering number of birds.

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This week in 2011, NRAblog received a report from Phil Schreir. Somehow Phil, Senior Curator for the National Firearms Museum, found himself on the tour bus of Hank Williams, Jr ... here's the story:

Country legend Hank Williams, Jr. talks guns with the NRA

Senior Curator Phil Schreier with Hank Williams Jr., Bocephus, at the Tulsa Arms Show on NRAblog
Senior Curator Phil Schreier with Hank Williams Jr., Bocephus, at the Wanenmacher's Tulsa Arms Show

Tulsa, Oklahoma - I've been traveling to gun shows for the NRA’s National Firearms Museum for the past 22 years. And from the very first show I attended, it was rumored that Hank Williams Jr, just might be in attendance. Now at one time, it wasn’t unusual to have seen the likes of Buddy Hackett, Mel Torme, Tom Selleck and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar at the Vegas Antique show. But I wanted to meet Bocephus. Heck, I had Hank Sr & Jr records long before I ever even owned a firearm. Alas, that dream went unrealized until this past weekend while we were filming the new Guns & Gold TV series for the Sportsman’s Channel at Wanenmacher's Tulsa Arms Show.

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