Twice a year all of the NRA Field Representatives gather to brush up on training, go over future objectives for Friends of NRA, share ideas with one another and even have a little fun squeezed in.
The winter meeting is always held at NRA Headquarters here in Fairfax, Virginia, and a couple days into the symposium, after various workshops and meetings, the Field Reps got to examine the new merchandise available for use in 2012 banquets.
Multiple vendors filled a meeting room with all kinds of hunting, competitive shooting and all-around outdoorsy items which they were more than happy to answer questions on.
Some items such as the Gun of the Year, Knife of the Year and Print of the Year are part of a Standard Merchandise Package which will be available at all Friends events. Outside of these items though, Field Reps are free to select from the vendors additional merchandse they'd like to auction at events.
Take a look at some of the wares you may be seeing later next year and see if you can spot your Field Rep!