New guy takes National Firearms Museum on the road to first SHOT Show

View of the Las Vegas strip from the Venetian Hotel

Fairfax, Virginia - When I came to the NRA in January 2014 as the Firearms Specialist, I missed the SHOT Show by a week. (Why I thought they’d send the brand new guy even if I had been there is something I hadn’t thought about!)

At any rate, plans for the 2015 SHOT Show are well underway and it will be my inaugural attendance. Add to that fact that I’m the only NRA Museums staff member going and it could prove to be a baptism by fire.

What goes into planning the NRA Museums’ involvement at SHOT Show, you ask? Well, first and foremost, we have to decide what firearms we’re going to display in the booth. This involves a number of questions, including: what are our themes, what went last year, what are the crowd favorites, and so on.

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Risk expert explains why Never Let Them Hear You Sigh

Emily Cummings

In the latest edition of Risk & Insurance, Emily Cummins shares her secrets for explaining the NRA to insurance agency ...

Emily Cummins is director of tax and risk management for the National Rifle Association, the global leader in firearms safety, education, and training. She is a past chair of the RIMS technology council and continues to promote RIMS as the most valuable society for risk professionals. She can be reached at
NRA's Emily Cummins on understanding the explanation of risk

Never Let Them Hear You Sigh
“National shooting championships? Sounds dangerous,” an insurance industry colleague commented skeptically, as I headed out on an annual trip to the world series of shooting sports at Camp Perry, Ohio.

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2-inch barreled revolver the gold standard for Railway Mail Service officers

.38 caliber Colt Banker's Special at the NRA Museum in Fairfax

Fairfax, Virginia - When Senior Curator Philip Schreier makes way to the stage you know something big is about to happen. The NRA Museum guru swims with the big boys after all. So why did he bring out a tiny little Banker's Special for last night's episode of Curator's Corner?

"It might be little but it’s got a big bark," he said with a gleam in his eye.

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New Year, New Gun Storage Solutions

Store your guns in the NRA Store's Multi-Gun Binders
With a ripe new collection of goodies piling up from the Christmas season, NRAstore™ Senior Merchandise Buyer Brian Evans has come up with a way to store those recent additions to the fold ...

“In 2015, I am going to organize my gun safe – and do my best to keep it that way!” That’s one of the most common New Year’s resolutions we've heard from NRA members everywhere.

With that in mind, the NRAstore has a brilliant new way to maximize your gun safe’s storage capacity. How's that? With the NRA Tactical Multi-Gun Binders.

Just one Multi-Gun Binder is capable of housing up to three pistols (two full sized, one compact) and two spare magazines. And at around 12” tall, they’ll easily fit on most gun safe shelves.

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First time hunter goes home with a big prize

Jessica Kim gets her first deer Jessica Kim from NRA Publications decides to try her hand at deer hunting ...

The Origins of a Korean Huntress
A Korean-American woman steps outside her comfort zone—and her cultural heritage—to experience an American tradition.

As a senior graphic designer for Shooting Sports USA, I've been able to hear my colleagues tell stories from hunts all around the world. As time went by, I realized that I wanted to experience a hunt as well. One thing I noticed in all of these articles, (besides the beautiful hunt photos!) is that the  hunters did not look quite like me. I haven’t seen many Asian women in the hunting culture. Growing up as a Korean American woman, my family believed that education was the key step to achieving the American dream. Studying, playing the violin, and art were my lifestyle, while hunting was a foreign idea.

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.38 caliber revolver was the standard for stateside law enforcement

Colt Commando on display at the NRA Museum

Fairfax, Virginia - As most of us are recovering from holiday cheer and a deluge of family, the boys from NRA News are back with another edition of Curator's Corner. Continuing his salute to law enforcement, NRA Museum Senior Curator Philip Schreier breaks out a 1940s Colt Commando.

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Get the gifts that got left out with promo code SENSALE

NRA Store is offering over 75 incredible NRA and NRA Tactical branded products at sensational prices

Joe Garnreiter, merchandise buyer for the NRA Store, brings us a special sale to make use of that holiday gift money ...

While the holidays may have come and gone, your chance to get amazing NRA gear isn’t over! For those who didn’t get that special something on Christmas morning – or have gift money burning a hole in their pocket – the NRAstore has incredible news for you!

Starting December 26th, 2014, the NRAstore is offering over 75 incredible NRA and NRA Tactical branded products at sensational prices. Whether you’re interested in concealed carry accessories, tactical gear, clothing, hats, home/office décor, shooting gear, firearm how-to books or many other departments, you’ll be sure to find them in this sale. No promo code required!

Learn more about the NRA Store's sensational after Christmas sale ...

Museum Director highlights galleries of the National Firearms Museum

NRA Museums Director Jim Supica with a a Treeby chain rifle in the National Firearms Museum

Fairfax, Virginia - earlier this year, we told you about Ben Philippi's visit to the National Firearms Museum. There to interview Museum Director Jim Supica for his new book, Ben also brought along a few extra things.

Take a tour of the NRA's National Firearms Museum ...

Editor-in-Chief of American Rifleman tells the tale of FN

FN History Mark Keefe delves into the history of one of America's premier firearm manufacturers ...

FN: The first 125 years
The company that owns Browning, makes Winchester rifles and shotguns, and produces many of the small arms used by the U.S. military continues to do what it does best: make guns.

It all started with an order for 150,000 rifles. By European standards, Belgium is a fairly new country. Ruled at times by the Romans, the French (Bourbons and Bonaparte), the Holy Roman Emperor and eventually the Dutch, Belgium separated from the Netherlands in 1830, and King Leopold I was installed in 1831... get the rest of Keefe's FN story ...

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