NRA welcomes Triggers host Wil Willis to examine and shoot shotguns at the headquarters range

Browning Auto-5 and pump action shotguns at the NRA Museum in Fairfax, Virginia

Fairfax, Virginia - Producers for the Military Channel's Triggers: Weapons that changed the World came to NRA Headquarters for a look at our shotguns. But a look is only so much fun. To get the full effect, to appreciate the design, the craftsmanship, the power ... you really have to shoot these shotguns.

So that's just what we did.

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Maxim 1908 light machine gun first to take flight on Military Channel's "Triggers: Weapons that changed the World"

Right side view of the Maxim 1908 beltfed light machine gun at the NRA Museum

Fairfax, Virginia - Tonight marks the return of "Triggers: Weapons that changed the World" to the Military Channel. If you're not familiar with the show, it's a one hour look at a significant, battle-tested firearm by host Wil Willis and a cadre of experts.

For tonight's premier episode, airing at 10:00pm in most locations, we have two NRA celebrities making their Triggers debut as well ... National Firearms Museum Senior Curator Philip Schreier and the Maxim 1908 beltfed light machine gun. We call this one Gertrude.

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Raising money for veterans with Patriot's Path

Shotgun Team NRA 1 at the 2009 Patriot's Path fundraiser in Centreville, Virginia

Three years ago this week, staff from NRA Headquarters decided to help out a charity called Patriot's Path. Dedicated to helping veterans make the transition from military to civilian life, Patriot's Path was holding a charity shotgun tournament at the Izaak Walton League range in Centreville, Virginia. Here's another look at that story:

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Military Personnel working as a spotter at NRA's National Rifle Championships in Camp Perry

The first American Veteran walked off a Revolutionary War battlefield almost 250 years ago.

Since then, they've traveled near and far under stars and stripes to protect the individuals and ideals of these United States. Though there was the day when they were called into service, they are all volunteers today. Forsaking all, they are the watcher in the night, the guardian at the gate, the long tip of the spear.

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Special Forces teams compete in aquatic events in the country of Columbia Bogota, Columbia - "Fuerzas Commando" is a special forces competition hosted every year by the U.S. Southern Command. NRA Life of Duty was there last year in Colombia for the eight days of training, specialization and competition. But it's not about winning. There is more to Fuerzas Commando then that.

"There is a bigger objective," said American MSG Arteaga. "That is to build relationships, make new ones and fortify old ones."

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Recruits receive Thanksgiving thanks to Illinois Venturing Crew

Larry Quandahl of NRA's Youth Programs Department popped into my office this week with a handful of stories. All deserve to be heard, but one that jumped out at me centered on an Illinois Venturing Crew raising money for the local Naval training base. Thanks to Venture Crew 1220 for sharing their tale.

Itasca, Illinois - Venture Crew 1220 of the Itasca/Wood Dale neighborhoods of Illinois came to the rescue of Naval recruits at the Great Lakes Naval Training Center. The Venturers of Crew 1220 are experienced when it comes to using NRA Basic and Instructor Courses for fundraisers. They have offered both courses in the past to help pay for high adventure trips, like Philmont. In December 2011, Jim Appleby (an NRA Appointed Training Counselor) told the Crew about VFW Post 2801 of Villa Park. It set the stage for everything.

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After Discovery Channel stops, NRA staff has a chance at Gertrude

NRA Headquarters range staff with Military Channel Wil Willis, host of Triggers

Fairfax, Virginia - We're getting ever close to the Season 2 premier of Triggers: Weapons that changed the World. Broadcast on the Military Channel, Triggers puts classic firearms such as the M1 Garand, 1911 pistol and the AK-47 through a variety of tests and trials by host Wil Willis.

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Unknown to many Americans, there are U.S. troops still stationed in Kosovo

If you're anything like me, then you probably consider yourself pretty well versed in world events. So it won't surprise you when I say that the United States still has troops in Kosovo. Yes, Kosovo. Today, more than 1,000 American troops are serving in this humanitarian, peace-keeping mission.

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American Warrior Magazine gears up for the Extortion 17 Memorial Ride

Thirty–one. On August 6, 2011, while on mission to assist members of the 75th Ranger Regiment (who were engaged in a fierce firefight at the time), thirty–one members of the United States Armed Forces were shot down in Afghanistan's Wardak province.

Among those who fell were Air Force Special Operations personnel, Naval SOF personnel and one military working dog. That day marked the single largest loss of U.S. Special Operations personnel in a 24-hour period. The upcoming tenth issue of the NRA American Warrior digital magazine looks at that day.

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