Some ideas are just too great to ignore—America, the Constitution and the Second Amendment come to mind. The National Rifle Association wholeheartedly supports all three, and nowhere will that enthusiasm be on greater display than at this year’s 147th NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits set for May 4-6 in Dallas, Texas. It’s sure to be a celebration of freedom like no other, and NRA members will have a unique opportunity to get their hands on the firearm industry’s newest guns, optics, ammunition and related products all under one roof.
Over the next month, we'll post our individual "Editors' Picks" from among a host of recent introductions. (Videos of American Rifleman editors with some of the featured guns and gear are available at americanrifleman.org/shotshow2018.) Remember, though, that this is just a sampling of products. A much bigger herd will all be rounded up and put on display in Dallas. And we’ll cover those, and many others, more fully in the coming months.
The upcoming show’s venue, the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, is scheduled to host more than 800 exhibitors with wares covering 630,000 square feet of exhibit hall space. There’ll be something for everyone, from the newest shooters to the most experienced, including: educational seminars, celebrities, auctions, shooting galleries, NRA Store merchandise sales, special sessions, concerts and more. So whether you like precision rifles for competition, classic shotguns for waterfowling or subcompact pistols for carry, you’ll find all those and much more from the familiar names, and some newcomers, in Dallas.
Admission to the exhibit hall is free to all NRA members and their families. So be sure to mark your calendar now, and plan to bring the whole family and spend a day, or more, exploring the aisles of the convention center. You’ll be able to shoot at the airgun range, talk with hunting outfitters and gun collector groups, and shop at the NRA Store for a wide variety of knives, books, wildlife art, shooting accessories, hunting equipment and more. And with the Dallas area’s restaurants, museums and other entertainment venues, you’ll be sure to have a memorable time.
For more information on the NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits, visit nraam.org.