During the summer of 2010, NRA Headquarters opened its doors to one of America's most beloved comics. Surrounded by cameras, fans, and well-wishers, Larry the Cable Guy walked through the halls, toured the National Firearms Museum, and squeezed off a few at the headquarters range. One of his guides during the day was Phil Schreier, Senior Curator of the NRA National Firearms Museum.
"I had a great time," said Schreier. "How could you not have a good time shooting guns with Larry the Cable Guy?"
So why were Larry and his cameras taking the grand NRA tour? It was all for a his brand new show, Only in America. Airing Tuesday nights at 9:00pm eastern standard time, Only in America is one of the latest creations of the History Channel. And what can you expect from the show? According to the History Channel website, "(i)n Only in America with Larry the Cable Guy, Larry crisscrosses the nation, going totally off
the beaten path to find the people, places and things that define this nation's unique history." Episode include following moonshines' role in creating NASCAR, Larry taking etiquette lessons from one of Emily Post's heirs, and panning for gold in the California hills.
"My favorite part was shooting at the range," said Schreier. "We shot the belt-fed Maxim Gun, one of our Barretts, a Colt Peacemaker, a 1911, and a Tommy Gun. He really liked the Tommy Gun."
If you'd like to watch Larry and Phil take advantage of all that NRA Headquarters has to offer, tune into the History Channel tonight at 9. We know the staff from the range and the museum will be watching ... especially Phil.
"It was a real blast," said Schreier. "You could see how much he enjoyed the visit as he took in the experience, examined the guns, fired at the range, and asked all sorts of good questions. He was serious when the situation required it and pretty darn hilarious the rest of the time. I hope he comes back."