Random Shots from Day 3 of NRA Annual Meeting 2016

On Day 3 of the 2016 National Rifle Association Annual Meeting, we got to see new products from Magpul, old friends from Mauser, and relics from the National Firearms Museum.

Compact Glock owners will be happy to hear that Magpul is introducing a new 12-shot capacity miniature magazine for the Glock 26 series, called the PMag 12 GL9:

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The company was also introducing a new polymer stock for the Ruger 10/22 takedown at the show, which I think isn’t terribly flattering looking:

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At PSA, they were showing off their new KS-47 7.62x39mm AR-15-based rifle, competing directly with the CMMG Mutant. Naturally, I had to take a peek inside the magwell to see if the PSA rifle had the correct magazine support, as the AK and Mutant do:


That would be a “no”, unfortunately.


Mauser was also at the show, displaying there the always handsome Mauser Magnum, probably my favorite big bore rifle (and a real pleasure to shoot):



The National Rifle Association also brought to the show some of the awesome historical pieces from the National Firearms Museum, like this Girandoni Air Rifle:



Or this Smith & Wesson Police Target owned by Ed McGivern:



Or this awesome 16 gauged, called “the Devil’s Shotgun”:

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Day 3 was the last day of the show, so this is the last random shots post for us (there will be a few more NRA related posts to come, however). Hope you enjoyed TFB’s coverage of the NRA Annual Meeting 2016!

Nathaniel F

Nathaniel is a history enthusiast and firearms hobbyist whose primary interest lies in military small arms technological developments beginning with the smokeless powder era. In addition to contributing to The Firearm Blog, he runs 196,800 Revolutions Per Minute, a blog devoted to modern small arms design and theory. He is also the author of the original web serial Heartblood, which is being updated and edited regularly. He can be reached via email at nathaniel.f@staff.thefirearmblog.com.


  • Lew Siffer

    If you don’t know the story of that Girandoni air rifle and the Lewis & Clark expedition, you owe it to yourself to look it up. The short version of the story is that you probably would not be where you are now but for the success of the Lewis & Clark expedition, and the Lewis & Clark expedition would probably have failed but for that one repeating air rifle.

  • 68Whiskey

    I’d be happier if MagPul perfected their 17 round glockazines first. After ~400ish rounds through a batch of mine, I’m only getting the slide to lock after the last round about 15% of the time.

    • Contact Magpul about it, that’s unacceptable for a defensive handgun.

  • ATman

    Ahem cough sneeze what do you find not “flattering” about that Magpul stock
    Pictured below is my 10/22 after and before the Magpul stock. I quite like the aesthetic it gives and the functionality and feel of the 10/22 is greatly improved.

  • Darren Hruska

    Saw a Girandoni and thus had to click.