The Firearm Blog is walking the halls of the showroom floor here at the National Rifle Association’s 2016 Annual Meeting. In addition to spotlights on exhibitors, we will also be publishing collection posts covering the show more broadly to give folks a sense of what there is to see, and where.
History seems to be a big theme at the show; both Remington and Winchester were celebrating milestone anniversaries; a Bicentennial for the famous Ilion, NY gunmaker, and a 150 year anniversary for the New Haven, CT maker of repeating rifles and shotguns.
Remington brought along the same 200th Anniversary pavilion they featured at the 2016 SHOT Show:
While Winchester went all-out with the history theme, sprinkling historical exhibits throughout both booths (one for ammunition, and one for firearms), tying the exhibits in to their current product line:
Winchester even collaborated with the National Parks Service to bring the very 1873 Winchester rifle found last year in Great Basin National Park to the show!
Overall, versus the SHOT Show, the NRA Annual Meeting has a wider cross-section of the shooting public in the USA, as any NRA member is free to come to the show, and the show has no home location (unlike SHOT). In contrast, the SHOT Show attracts a more international and military oriented clientele and exhibitors.
You can follow along with us at home as we cover the show here at The Firearm Blog!