May 6th, 2013

NRA Show Concludes in Houston

The 2013 NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits has concluded, 70,000 attendees are headed home while some 550 exhibitors pack up their wares. Attendance at the NRA Show was strong, and the overall mood of NRA’s rank and file was positive. Jim Shepard of the Shooting Wire observed: “Outside the 142nd edition of the NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits in Houston, things were calm and peaceful. Inside, however, it was a booming expo and a series of meetings that were anything but conciliatory. In fact, the mood of attendees might best be described as encouraged by the recent defeats of the latest round of anti-gun legislation in Washington.”

NRA Show Highlights Day Two

One of the most popular sections of the show was the indoor Airgun range operated by Pyramyd Air. Visitors of all ages could enjoy trying their marksmanship skills at both reactive and paper targets.

NRA Show Highlights Day Three

Next year’s NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits will be held April 25-27 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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May 6th, 2013

Firearms Guide 4th Ed. Includes 57,000 gun types, 39,000 Photos

With information on over 57,000 firearms, the Firearms Guide is the most comprehensive resource on guns ever created. And now it’s bigger and better than ever. The updated 4th Edition of the Firearms Guide is now available on dual-layer DVD for $39.95 from Impressum Media. The PC Version is available right now, while the Apple OS version ships on May 15, 2013.

Think of this as a digital encyclopedia of guns — the mother of all gun reference guides. The sheer amount of information is mind-boggling. The Firearms Guide covers over 57,000 models of rifles, pistols, shotguns, air rifles, and air pistols from 630 manufacturers. Products are illustrated with 39,000 high-res color photos, plus 4,300+ schematics with parts lists for 360 gun-makers. If you’re a gunsmith or armorer, you’ll want to buy this DVD, just to have the searchable schematics with part numbers handy.

Video Shows Search Functions on DVD

If you are a gun collector, or just an information junkie, you’ll find this DVD to be an invaluable resource. The DVD’s scope is truly worldwide, with coverage of gun makers in Western Europe, Eastern Europe, South America, South Africa and Asia as well as North America. With the DVD’s search capability you can search by gun caliber, manufacturer, and key features (e.g. “.223 Rem, Colt, folding stock”). There are 14 different search criteria — this allows you to “drill down” precisely to find the gun you want in seconds. Shown below are typical profiles of listed products:

Here are some of the useful bonus features included on the the $39.95 DVD. Gunblast.com says the DVD is “worth the price for the target images alone”.

  • 500 Printable Targets: game animals, silhouettes, crosshairs, sight-ins, fun targets.
  • FFL Locator – Searchable database of over 62,000 gun dealers in the USA with contact info.
  • US-EU Ammo Caliber Chart: Cartridge equivalency charts identify the correct domestic equivalent of European ammo.
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May 6th, 2013

Access Gun Auctions with Smart Phones

Palm PRE smartphoneSmart phones from Apple, Motorola, and Samsung offer some amazing features such as GPS-enabled mapping and internet connectivity. And now you can “stay tuned” to Gunbroker auctions even if you’re away from your regular computer. Gunbroker now provides a “bare bones” version of its website designed for web-enabled mobile devices.

Visit http://m.gunbroker.com to check out the mobile-friendly site. NOTE: to use the mobile version of Gunbroker initially, you need to be registered with Gunbroker.com and log in with user name and password.

Mobile Gunbroker Works with Regular Computers Too
You can also use the streamlined “mobile” version of Gunbroker from a lap-top or your regular computer. Search results come through blazingly fast, and you only need a small section of your screen. If you just want to get a quick idea of what a particular firearm sells for these days, the mobile version of Gunbroker may be ideal. And you can always switch back to the full-featured Gunbroker website.

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