Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - There were more than a thousand exhibit and vendor booths lining the floor of the David L. Lawrence Convention Center during the NRA's Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh. A popular stop upon the first floor was renowned pocket, folding & fixed blade manufacturer Buck Knives.
"NRA is giving away our Model 113 Ranger Skinner to those who join the NRA (at the Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh)," said CEO & President C.J. Buck. "I'm also signing knives for anyone who purchases one here at the Annual Meeting with this nifty engraving drill."
Giving the drill a few whirls, Buck was soon greeted by 13 year-old Brendan from Goldsboro, North Carolina ... an early favorite of his crew.
"We saw Brandon walking around with a Buck Knives hat from last year's convention," said Buck. "I had Tony run him down and give him one from this year too. You have to appreciate that kind of loyalty."
And loyal he is. According to his mother, Brendan started working odd jobs last year so he could raise enough money to buy a Buck Knife at this year's Annual Meeting. His choice? The Hoodlum.
"I've been saving money for almost a year to get a real knife," Brendan said with a smile. "This one is perfect."