Famed impressionist Frank Caliendo breaks out Bush, Obama, Madden and more at NRA Annual Meeting
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
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 Smith & Wesson - San Antonio Police Department Converts to Smith & Wesson® M&P® Pistols
Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation (NASDAQ: SWHC), a leader in firearm manufacturing and design, announced that it has been awarded a firearms contract from the San Antonio Police Department for duty side arms from the company’s M&P Pistol Series. The San Antonio Police Department has selected the M&P40 as its new service firearm and has begun to convert officers to the new handgun platform.
As one of the state’s largest police forces with over 2,100 sworn officers, San Antonio joins the ranks of agencies that have converted to the Smith & Wesson M&P pistol. The full-department conversion calls for 2,600 M&P40 pistols chambered in .40 S&W to be delivered to the department. The recent order represents Smith & Wesson’s largest contract to date to an agency in the state of Texas.
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From Crosman Corporation - Crosman wins Readers' Choice Awards from Predator Xtreme magazine
Presented at 2013 NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits
Rochester, New York – Crosman 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
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
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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Top Shot Celebrities, High Power Rifles and the world of Shooting Sports at NRA Convention
Houston, Texas - Looking back, our three days in Texas felt more like an afternoon at Six Flags than the Annual Meetings & Exhibits of the NRA. There we games to play, a top line comedian, prizes to win, activities for the kids as well as a concert or two. And that's before we get to the good stuff.
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Remington, Browning, Glock, Smith & Wesson and more in NRA's exhibit hall
Houston, Texas - This year's exhibit hall at the NRA Annual Meeting in Houston was our biggest ever.
Sporting 440,000 square feet of space and over 550 exhibitors, convention attendees could, and did, spend multiple days exploring the products of every major firearm company in the country, book the hunt of a lifetime in the exclusive outfitter section and view priceless collections of firearms in the gun collector area. Visitors could also see knives, wildlife art, shooting accessories, hunting gear, ATV's, and much more.
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