Cleaning and maintaining your firearm means better performance on the range or in the field

NRA Family Insights guide to cleaning your gun The staff from NRA Family Insights sat down to bring you the basics for how to properly clean your firearm ...

How to Clean Your Gun
Can your firearm pass the white-glove test? Here's how to keep your gun clean and safe to use.

Cleaning and maintaining your guns preserves their functionality and value, and keeps them safe and accurate. The effort and attention you put into maintaining your firearms will pay off in peace of mind that your guns will do what you need them to do. Good maintenance habits help you know your gun better, and have more confidence in its performance at the range or in the field.

Once you have the gun disassembled, start with cleaning the bore. The rifling at the muzzle is critical to accuracy. You don’t want the cleaning rod to bang against the muzzle opening. Over time, this can widen the muzzle opening or leave it misshapen, so clean from breech to muzzle whenever possible.

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Stiletto-style blade with sleek, anti-glare, matte black from tip to hilt

NRA Store's Whisper Knife
Brian Evans brings the latest from the NRA Store's cutlery collection with the Whisper Knife ...

Fairfax, Virginia - The NRA Whisper Knife is making a loud noise in the knife world. Sleek, compact, and prevailing, this stiletto-style EDC knife is the epitome of tactical. We teamed up with Alabama-based Bear & Sons Cutlery to deliver this NRAstore exclusive. 

First, let’s talk steel - CPM-S30V Stainless Steel is a premium grade American-made steel, created especially for knife blades. With uniform carbide distribution and clean steel properties, it provides superior edge quality, and is rust and corrosion resistant.

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College students still spends time practicing and promoting lessons she learned at the NRA

Amanda Krpan, 2011 NRA Youth Education Summit Alumna Fairfax, Virginia - There’s something special about the students who attend NRA’s Youth Education Summit. Those who travel across the country, some for the first time, for a week long sojourn into the heart of democracy and the 2nd Amendment. But what happens after they return home? After touring the nation’s capital, meeting with congressional leaders, hearing from NRA experts and trip to the range … what becomes of them?

Some become NRA employees (second paragraph), some become Rhodes Scholars, and some just keep spreading the word.

Enter Amanda Krpan.

2011 YES alumna and junior at the University of Florida, Krpan returns to the NRA to serve as a chaperon for this year’s stable of YESers. While walking her group through the National Firearms Museum, we stopped her for a scoop on her post-YES activities.

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Online program from the NRA geared to create instructors throughout the United States

NRA's Refuse to be Victim seminar Fairfax, Virginia - New jobs are always going to make you nervous.

No matter what your background, experience, or standing in the business community, there's going to be some apprehension when sitting behind the big desk for the first time. Usually you're asked to do one of two things; wait for the work to come to you or hit the ground running. For Bethany Weeks, now Bethany Mullen, it was time to run.

"There was no other choice," said Mullen.

For when Mullen walked in the doors of the National Rifle Association, she did so as Program Coordinator for their Refuse to be a Victim program — one of NRA's few ... Find out more about NRA's online Refuse to be a Victim Instructor program ...

NRA Store has Home & Office products, Shooting Accessories, Survival Gear, Jewelry, Automotive Accessories,“The and more

Whether these summer temperatures are turning your attention to the beach, mountains and countless other destination getaways, NRA Store Merchandise Buyer Joe Garnreiter arrives today with the perfect first step in your planning stage …

Fairfax, Virginia - When you hit the road, take to the skies or set sail on your summer adventures, make sure that you are outfitted with the latest in NRA gear! How do you do that? Simple.

That's because the NRAstore 2014 Summer Catalog is now available. Offering a host of new and innovative merchandise designed specifically to enhance the your lifestyle, the summer catalog is pages and pages of NRA gear. You’re sure to find a handful of items that will make your summer one to remember. After all, this catalog features exciting new products that reach into the double digits!

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Powder Horn held Hamilton's plans for a thriving future in the New World

Alexander Hamilton's Powder Horn at the NRA National Sporting Arms Museum

Fairfax, Virginia - There are hundreds of historically significant relics in the NRA Museum collection. Most, as one might expect, fall within the firearm category. Or, at the least, within the accessory division. Such is the case in one of our most treasured items — Alexander Hamilton's powder horn.

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From Aimpoint - Aimpoint launches new Micro T-2 Sight

AIMPOINT LAUNCHES NEW MICRO T-2 SIGHT Chantilly, Virginia - Aimpoint, the originator and world leader in electronic red dot sighting technology, has announced the addition of the new Micro T-2 sight to the company’s professional product line. The Micro T-2 will be available for shipment in September, 2014, and will be offered alongside the company’s existing Micro T-1 product.

Since its introduction in 2007, the Aimpoint Micro sight has become the worldwide standard for compact reflex sights. Law enforcement and military end users have embraced this sight for its compact size, durability, and extremely long battery life.

Product reviews with professional end users identified a series of desired product enhancements that have now been added to this new product... learn more about Aimpoint's new Micro T-2 Sight ...

NFM and more than 2,000 museums provide free admission for military families through Labor Day

The President Theodore Roosevelt collection at the National Firearms Museum

Fairfax, Virginia - The National Firearms Museum is joining more than 2,000 museums across all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and American Samoa in this year's Blue Star Museum program. Created by the National Endowment for the Arts in a collaborative effort with Blue Star Families and the Department of Defense, Blue Star Museums provide free admission to active duty, National Guard, and Reserve military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day 2014.

“As we kick off our fifth year of Blue Star Museums, more museums than ever are part of this military appreciation program,” said NEA Acting Chairman Joan Shigekawa. “Together with Blue Star Families and more than 2,000 museums, we are proud to help connect military families with the cultural resources in their communities.”

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Clip Watch is an oil-tanned, genuine leather bodied, stainless steel cased, mineral glassed crystal beauty

NRA Store's Genuine Leather Hanger Clip Watches

Senior Merchandise Buyer Brian Evans brings us a time saving special on Membership Monday ...
Fairfax, Virginia - When great products go on sale at NRAstore.com, we want our members to know about it. Need a belated Father’s Day present? Maybe it’s your favorite NRA member’s birthday. Or if you’re simply looking for a deal on an awesome NRA product, we’re here to help.

Our Genuine Leather Hanger Clip Watch is now available at the fantastic price of $24.95. Regularly $39.95, the Clip Watch conveniently clips to a belt loop or backpack to act as a modern-day pocket watch. If your daily duties prevent you from wearing a watch (or you simply don’t like wearing one), this will keep your wrist free, while still solving your time-telling dilemma.

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