I just returned from the NRA Annual Meetings and Show in Nashville TN. After all these years in the shooting industry, this was my first NRA Show. Between work and matches, I was never able to fit it in. Retirement has it’s perks 😉
Everyone told me it was just like the SHOT Show with just a little twist. I’d have to agree as the same vendor displays are present but the crowd is definitely different. While the SHOT Show is only open to FFL holders and members of the industry, the NRA Show is open to all NRA members. Therein lies the big difference in the show atmosphere. At this show spent a lot of time talking “range and hunting stores” with the public and really enjoyed visiting with everyone, while the SHOT Show is more business talk the entire time. The trip to Nashville was also a first for me and boy was that fun. With just a few days in town, we managed to fill every moment with fun times. We watched the Nashville NHL team play their last home game of the season, caught the Hank Williams Jr. concert the next night, Saturday night I was treated to Nashville’s fine dining experience at the Stockyard restaurant and finished the weekend with a Sunday night stroll thru the downtown honkey tonks, listening to some excellent musicians. I’d recommend a Nashville trip to anyone.
I posted some pictures on my Facebook and Twitter page. Stop in to check them out and don’t forget to follow me as I will be updating my travels throughout the season.