The Umarex Octane

May 08, 2013

Umarex brought a couple of its new airguns to the 142nd NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits, its new Octane among them. The Octane is a high-powered, high-velocity, break-barrel airgun that's powered by a gas piston system.

NRA Exclusives from Bear & Son Cutlery

May 08, 2013

Bear & Son Cutlery had a number of its NRA-themed items on display at the 142nd NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits, including the new NRA David Yellowhorse Great Protector Collectible Folding Knife. It's part of the company's popular one-handed opener line, and can be found on

3 New Guns From Walther: The PPQ M2, PPX & PPK/S

May 07, 2013

Walther showed off three new handguns in Houston at the 2013 NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits: the PPQ M2, PPX and the PPK/S .22. Based on the popular PPQ, the PPQ M2 features a push-button magazine release, which is reversible for right- or left-hand operation, and is offered in 9 mm and .40 S&W. The PPQ M2 also features low-profile, 3-dot polymer combat sights, a Tenifer-coated slide and barrel, and front and rear slide serrations for smooth slide operation. The ambidextrous slide stop locks back on empty and the gun includes three safeties, a quick-defense trigger, checkered trigger guard and custom accessory rail. The new PPX is a great choice for everyday carry. This full-featured Walther retails for under $500 and comes in 9 mm and .40 S&W in either black or stainless. The PPX features 3-dot sights, a loaded chamber viewport, hammer-fired action, ambidextrous slide stop, push button thumb-operated magazine release, a constant 6.5 lb trigger pull and a Mil-std-1913 Picatinny accessory mounting rail. 

 The PPK/S .22 is based off of the iconic PPK made famous by James Bond. Identical to the PPK in .380, the PPK/S .22 will provide hours of fun and inexpensive shooting with minimal recoil. It features fixed steel sights, a manual safety, internal slide stop, beavertail extension, a classic Walther grip, and comes with a double or single-action trigger. The PPK/S  22 comes with a 10-round magazine.

New from ProMag

May 06, 2013

ProMag delivers some of the finest magazines and accessories available on the market, and it brought some of its most popular new designs to the 142nd NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits.

The Latest from Laser Genetics

May 05, 2013

Fresh off of winning a 2013 Golden Bullseye award from American Hunter, the folks at Laser Genetics brought an array of innovative new products to the 142nd NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits. You can get your own look at some of the company's latest releases in the video below.

Trigger Time at the NRA Annual Meetings

May 05, 2013

By John Zent

Plink ... plink-plink, plink.

A Time for Worship and Prayer

May 05, 2013

By John Zent

An unprecedented audience that came to worship and pray early on Sunday morning during the NRA Annual Meetings in Houston was enriched by a host of inspiring messages. The NRA Prayer Breakfast has grown to where many attendees echoed speaker Joe Gregory's sentiments, "Our most important meeting here is this one ... and we can avail much through prayer."

New from Weatherby

May 05, 2013

Weatherby unveiled its new SA-08 Deluxe, a 28-gauge shotgun, at the 142nd NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits.


May 05, 2013

SIG SAUER had its new P227, a .45 ACP that holds 10 + 1 rounds, on display at the 142nd NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits.

Antique Guns & Gold

May 04, 2013

Lots of folks have old guns hiding in the back of their safe. Whether it's a family heirloom that's been passed down for generations or something they stumbled across at shop a few decades earlier, it inevitably leads to one question: What's it worth? Attendees of the 142nd NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits had a chance to find out just that, thanks to the National Firearms Museum.