Ed Friedman, Associate Editor of the NRA’s Shooting Illustrated magazine and gun blogger, was kind enough to organize for me a tour of the NRA. I had the pleasure of meeting most the editors for the Shooting Illustrated, American Hunter, American Rifleman and Insight magazines.
Matt Sharpe, Assistant Curator, gave me a personal tour of the NRA National Firearms Museum. The museum is amazing. If you are in the DC metro area, you must go and see it. After the tour I was privileged to be taken down to the infamous vault and see the vast collection of guns not on display 🙂
During the tour I was briefly interview by Danielle Sturgis, the Senior Media Specialist, who blogged about my visit at NRABlog.com.
To round off my trip Tyler Kries (Firearms Manager, blogger and the guy with the coolest office I have ever seen – it resembles a high end gun shop) organized a shoot of the new Savage BA .338 Lapua Magnum. Shooting a .338 with a big fraking muzzle brake in a small room (about 60 yards long and a few yards wide) was quite an experience! I am not sure my heart could put up with much more than the two rounds each of us put through it! I joke, it was a LOT of fun.
Many thanks to everyone involved with the tour (including Danny-The-Interen), especially Ed Friedman who invited me and organized it. I had an amazing time and look forward to catching up with y’all again at SHOT.