Blogger Meet

Here we all are at T.G.I. Friday’s at Diamondback’s stadium.  Quite a few people, too many to list. But the gentleman the black suit jacket with light blue shirt and striped tie is none other than Dick Heller (as in vs. DC).


Enjoy…we’re off to bed!

Published in: on May 15, 2009 at 7:39 am  Leave a Comment  
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NRAAM/2ABB: Day 1 “Exhibit Hall”

Hi all, covering the NRA Annual Meeting convention and 2nd Amendment Bloggers Bash LIVE from Phoenix, AZ. It’s warm, hot even…but it’s a dry hot.  Eric Shelton (of Handgun Podcast fame) and I were able to walk through the exhibit hall during setup, thanks to being members of the press.

I think the easiest thing for me to do is post a link to an auto-generated gallery of photos and then provide you a list of commentary below. This will kind of necessitate you having two windows open in order to read along. But otherwise, I’d be spending forever just putting together the photo gallery.

So here’s what I’ve got for you all…

– Sig Sauer.380 1911 style

NRA Blog (I don’t think I even realized this existed. Or it wasn’t compatible with my RSS reader.)

– A few booths….  (Brownell’s, Hornady, NRA News, M1A’s courtesy of Springfield, Glock)

– Tactical Dummy showing some love to Tom over at GunDudes with Gunfightercast’s favorite  holster.

– Kimber…and if a photo of a firearm is called gun porn…than this must be a whorehouse!

– Savage trigger for their new Troll rifles. But look at the nifty translucent rifle stock. Sadly, for display only. I want a translucent stock!

– Wait a second…as we passed by Eric exclaimed and pointed out this sign.  A Winchester that is still made in America? Is this true? (As someone who grew up in New Haven, home of Winchester Repeating Arms. Winchester is truly a heartbraking tale for me.)

– And yes, the Ruger LCR. Oh how I love that fluted cylinder…it’s sexy.  Has curves like a woman should have. But wait…what’s this empty shelf…guess we’ll find out 10am tomorrow morning.

– Odd pistol carbine thing. But really, Stargate should buy these. They’ve been using the P90’s for a while. This will look new and different and definitely futuristic.

– Eric and I started chatting with this gentlement over at Patriot Ordinance Firearms, Inc.  (POF USA) Eric is quite interested in picking up one of their lowers, and they do look pretty sweet.  We later discovered we were chatting with the owner. And I snagged a photo of the two. (Note Eric flashing the gang sign…j/k.)

– Smith & Wesson had their catalog on display at their booth. But Eric noted the Magpul MBUS back-up sight.  Here it for you to see! While it is polymer, it looked pretty rugged.


Eric Shelton will be posting his photos as well. So check out the Handgun Podcast.

Phoenix here I come…!!!

Tomorrow morning I depart to Phoenix for the NRA’s Annual Meeting and the 2nd Amendment Blog Bash.

Quite excited, I’ve never been to such an event.  It’s an opportunity to make connections, learn, see new products, guns, and accessories. Now I am even more excited by the fact that Friday Ruger is going to announce a new product. And I’ll hopefully be able to blog about it live!

When I think about the massive exhibit floor filled with guns, I can’t help but quote Neo in the Matrix “Guns, lots of guns!”

I’ll try to bring back lots of pictures for all of those who wanted to make it, but were unable to.


PS – For the Twitter freaks, you can follow Blog Bash, just search for the tag #2ABB.

Published in: on May 13, 2009 at 8:38 pm  Leave a Comment  
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