NRA Show – Five Favorite Things

I’ve seen a lot of cool things in two days of walking the NRA show floor. Here are my five favorite things…In no particular order.

Nathan's Knife

Nathan’s Knife: Maybe my favorite – This is a wooden knife kit from CRKT. What a great tool for teaching a youngster about knives and a neat project for parents to work on, with their kids.

Spend your $ 10.00 for this unique toy/tool.

Do you like Crimson Trace laser grips but do you also like real wood grips on your 1911. Not a problem Check out their new Master Series Grips.

I’ve been saying this for three years; “Somebody needs to make a bolt action rifle with an action sized for the 223 Remington that will accept AR magazines. Its here and its from a source you might not expect. Mossberg! I ordered one yesterday! More on that later.

Mossberg's MVP rifle.

Here is another thing I liked: A room full of smiling gun owners…About 30,000 of them.

And finally, I spent today taking the Gunwriter Assistant around the show. I’m not sure I’ve ever seen an 11 year old boy smile this much. At Kimber they helped him pick out a 1911. His pick was the Stainless Target II in 9mm. He learned that Thompson Center will have something just for kids his size soon. And, he got to pick up cool guns and meet the two winners (Chris Reed & Ian Harrison) from both seasons of Top Shot.

Gunwriter Assistant with Chris Reed and Ian Harrison

Why were you and your family not here in Pittsburgh celebrating your second amendment rights and looking for cool stuff to spend your tax refund on?


About gunwriter

Born and raised in the West Virginia hills, Richard literally grew up in the woods. He has chased coon hounds until daylight, waited out whitetails perched high in an oak, canoed the New River and hunted from the Montana Mountains to the Green Hills of Africa. During service in the Army and later as a municipal police officer and Special Agent with the railroad police, Richard obtained numerous certifications in small arms instruction. He has trained military personnel, law enforcement officers and civilians in the application of firearms for defensive, competitive and recreational use. Richard won the West Virginia Governor’s Twenty Award for law enforcement, the West Virginia National Guard State Pistol Competition and earned his Distinguished Medal with pistol. Badge turned in, Richard is now a contributing editor for several magazines. He was the compiling author of the book, Rifle Bullets for the Hunter and conceptualized and contributed to Selecting and Ordering a Custom Hunting Rifle. Richard also contributed a chapter to the John Velke book, The True Story of the Baldwin-Felts Detective Agency. Richard has patents on a riflescope reticle and a revolutionary bullet testing media. A hillbilly at heart, Richard lives on Shadowland - his shooting range in West Virginia - with the most understanding wife in the world, their three kids and a very protective ridgeback hound.
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One Response to NRA Show – Five Favorite Things

  1. Funny, we have nearly the same photo of my buddy’s son…and we spent some time in the hotel room Friday night putting together one of the CRKT wooden knives! I don’t have any children but had a lot of fun with my friend’s three sons who attended the show with us. I’ve known them for all of their lives and with Kolby leaving for the Army later this year it was likely the last time to get all three together. Good times and good memories!

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