A beast of a gun, the Webley Mark VI was a British favorite in World War I

The .455 chambered Webley Mark VI at the NRA Museum in Fairfax, Virginia

Fairfax, Virginia - Monday afternoon means it's time to tune to Sportsman Channel for Curator's Corner on NRA News. Also known as Cam & Company, NRANews a live-recorded, up to the minute news program covering the latest events in the firearm industry. And it's the only place you'll find National Firearms Museum Senior Curator Philip Schreier after the work bell sounds.

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What you find and what you left behind at this year's SHOT Show

Pack of goodies and souvenirs from the 2014 SHOT Show

Fairfax, Virginia - US Airways flight 478 touched down at Reagan National Airport last night around 8:15. About eight minutes early. Might not seem like much, but after a week of trudging through ten football fields worth of guns, accessories and gear, eight minutes can be a lifetime.

After collecting my bags and ultimately remembering where I parked, I left the a seasonally frigid air of the DC night to the slightly less frigid interior of my car and collapsed. I was home. Back on the East Coast. SHOT Show complete.

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Apply for the once-in-a-lifetime trip to Washington, D.C., courtesy of the NRA

Top Shot Season 4 champion Chris Cheng with the NRA Youth Education Summit's top shooters

Fairfax, Virginia - The February 1, 2014, deadline to apply for this year's National Youth Education Summit is almost here. If you're a junior or sophomore in high school, this is your chance to be a part of a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Washington, D.C.

The all expenses paid trip takes place June 23 - 29 and offers multiple scholarship opportunities. Throughout the week, students will learn about the American government through visits to NRA headquarters and a dozen other sights around our nation's capital. Students will also have the chance to develop their leadership skills, public speaking, and debating skills through fun activities. Most importantly, they'll get a safe introduction to the shooting sports at the NRA Headquarters Range! There's never a dull moment during the week-long trip.

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Receive priority status on range grants as a member of the NRA Gold Medal Club

NRA Gold Medal Club

Fairfax, Virginia - Is your organization an outstanding member of the shooting sports community? Does it go above and beyond in striving to meet the NRA's goals? Apply to join the NRA Gold Medal Club.

Why?

How about preferential treatment received when requesting a NRA Range Grant - a $5,000 award for the acquisition, development, and improvement of shooting facilities. When you're a Gold Medal Club member, your Range Grant application is automatically moved to the front of the line.

Don't miss out on the opportunity to apply or renew your club for the NRA Gold Medal Award! Whether you're applying for the first time or renewing your status, paperwork is due by February, 15, 2014.

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Curator's Corner brings out Colt Official Police conversion that saw service in World War II

Colt Commando on display at the NRA National Firearms Museum

Fairfax, Virginia - Philip Schreier, Senior Curator at the NRA National Firearms Museum, has been the main attraction on NRA News' Curator's Corner for a number of years. If you're a fan of the series, then you've probably seen Phil bring out a favorite pistol or two, or ten. You see, while Phil will tell you it's his favorite pistol at that time, he'll also remind you that times change, don't they? But who can blame a man for having access to so many unique and incredible pistols?

This week, Phil's new favorite pistol is the Colt Commando.

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Big mugs fill big thirst for morning joe from the NRA Store

Huge NRA Monumental Mugs in blue and gold from the NRA Store

NRA Store Merchandise Buyer Joe Garnreiter has something better than wool socks and a heavy jacket to fend off the winter chill ...

Fairfax, Virginia - From the Northeast of the United States down to the Southwest, it’s COLD. Sure, thick socks and blankets are nice, but sometimes a hot drink is just the ticket to staying cozy during these frigid months. Whether you’re reading the morning paper or relaxing on the couch, the NRAstore is here to help you keep warm, AND let you let you defend the Second Amendment – all at once!

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Successful launch of NRA's introductory 3-Gun program brings shooters to the range

Samantha Olsen leads the NRA 3-Gun charge appearing on NRANews

Fairfax, Virginia - When looking for a word to describe 3-Gun competitions I'd have to go with awesome. Or exhilarating. Maybe breathtaking. Daunting. Okay, so that's four words. But you understand where I'm coming from. The idea of running through a course while taking on one set of targets with a pistol before switching to shotgun or rifle to take on another. Accuracy is essential. So is speed. So is focus.

That's where the challenge lies. You're plunge headfirst into a high anxiety filled adrenaline rush that calls for calm when calm is the last thing on your mind.

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Cutaway Colt Single Action shows you what's working inside the 1873 revolver

1873 Colt Single Action Revolver cutaway on display at the National Firearms Museum

Fairfax, Virginia - Colt's 1873 Single Action is one of the most iconic firearms of the American West. Solid, reliable, classic.

While most have eew-ed and aah-ed over the singular simplicity of the revolver, few have bothered to worry or wonder what makes it work. But if you were running the general store back in the day, you'd wonder quite a bit. That's why they came up with cutaways.

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Light up the long winter nights with NRA Tactical at the NRA Store

The Fenix LD22 is a supremely multifunctional flashlight that offers 4 brightness levels along with strobe and SOS functions.

On the first Monday of the New Year, NRAstore™ Senior Merchandise Buyer Brian Evans calls for light and action as we dive into the darkness that is winter ...
Fairfax, Virginia - As the holiday season draws to a close and we enter the dog days of winter, sunlight becomes a diminished resource. And with blizzard-like conditions potentially affecting much of the country – flashlights become an increasingly important tool for your home, vehicle, and workplace. After all, even putting those Christmas ornaments away in the attic requires some solid illumination!

At the NRAstore, there are certain features we evaluate when reviewing lights:  brightness, size, modes, and battery ... more on NRA Tactical's Fenix flashlights at the NRA Store ...

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