Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania -
During the Annual Meeting & Exhibits, NRA's Competitive Shooting booth gave away bags of prizes at 4:00 p.m. every day.
Staff spoke with attendees and answered questions about competitions like the National Championships at Camp Perry and the Bianchi Cup.
When it came time to raffle off the prizes, crowds gathered to hear if they had won.
Crosman airguns, books on Camp Perry, Pelican cases, Sinclair giftcards and pins from Northwest Territorial Mint were just some of the prizes to be had.
Tickets were earned by merely visiting the booth, meaning attendees had no reason to pass on a chance. Unfortunately, the winning ticket-holder was absent a few times requiring that a new winner be chosen - much to the delight of the crowd.
"In total we gave away around $8,000 worth of merchandise this weekend," said Marketing Coordinator Woody Arenas.
The booth was manned by Competitive Shooting staff from Headquarters along with Camp Perry Stat Director Dot Priesman.
Even 10-time NRA Pistol champ and the History Channel's Top Shot Season 2 runner-up Brian Zins stopped by to say hello to the fans ... but Woody still believes that the crowds came for the raffle.
If you didn't make it to the Annual Meeting this year, or didn't walk away with a prize, well, there's always St. Louis in 2012.