February 27th, 2018

NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits in Dallas, May 3-6, 2018

NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits Rifle Association Dallas TX Texas May 2018

With the NRA being shunned by “politically correct” American corporations (STORY HERE), we think it’s more important than ever for firearms owners to support the NRA. If you don’t belong to the NRA yet, consider joining. If you are already a member, renew your membership. And we encourage all NRA members to attend the NRA’s annual convention, to be held in Dallas, Texas this year. The May event is expected to draw over 80,000 members.

NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits Rifle Association Dallas TX Texas May 2018

The 147th NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits will take place at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, May 3-6 in Dallas, Texas. The Exhibit Hall will be open May 4-6, with displays from over 800 companies and organizations. Along with the displays, the event features seminars, workshops, auctions, concerts, demos, and even an indoor airgun shooting gallery.


Exhibitor List | Exhibitor Map | Event Schedule | Event Tickets

If you haven’t attended the NRA Convention before, this 2016 video offers a preview:

CLICK HERE for Exhibitor List and Booth Locations

There will be over 800 Exhibitors displaying products at the 2018 NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits. You can see products from big name companies such as Berger Bullets, Leupold, Nightforce, Nosler, Redding, Remington, Ruger, Savage, Smith & Wesson, and Winchester. You can also meet with top hunting guides and outfitters.

CLICK HERE for a Full Schedule of Special Events

The National NRA Foundation Banquet & Auction will be held May 3 at 5:00 pm. The NRA-ILA Leadership Forum take place May 4 in the Convention Center Arena. The Annual National Firearms Law Seminar, the largest gathering of Second Amendment attorneys in the country, runs Friday morning, May 4.

LOCATION of 2018 NRA Annual Meetings in Dallas:

NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits Rifle Association Dallas TX Texas May 2018

Firearms Policy for the 2018 NRA Annual Meetings
During the 2018 NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits, lawfully carried firearms will be permitted in the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center and the Omni Dallas Hotel in accordance with Texas law. When carrying your firearm remember to follow all federal, state, and local laws.

NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits Rifle Association Dallas TX Texas May 2018

NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits Rifle Association Dallas TX Texas May 2018

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August 10th, 2016

NRA Annual Meeting Featured Tonight on Shooting USA TV

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Tonight, August 10th, ShootingUSA TV covers the 2016 NRA Annual Convention, held this past May in Louisville, Kentucky. Host Jim Scoutten and his team spotlights hot new products, including Hornady ELD ammo, Busnell scopes, a Les Baer 1911, plus the Victory, a new .22LR pistol from Smith and Wesson. In this episode, Shooting USA also focuses on the important political issues facing the NRA this year.

Watch Preview of Shooting USA’s 2016 NRA Meeting Episode:

This year, the NRA’s Annual Meeting took place during a critical election year. More than NRA members came to Louisville, showing their support for Second Amendment rights. One of the NRA’s oldest members, 99-year-old Wayne Bird, said it’s important to stand up and be counted: “I’ve been a member of the NRA 78 years and I’m 99 years old. And ever since that time they have been fighting for our freedom, for our Second Amendment freedom….”

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As part of the convention coverage, Shooting USA interviews top competitive shooters Jerry and Kay Miculek, and Smith & Wesson Team Captain Julie Golob. This week’s episode also includes a feature on the Colt Detective Special and the Scholastic Action Shooting Program (SASP) Championships at the CMP Talladega Marksmanship Park in Alabama.

Shooting USA Broadcast Times by Time Zone
Eastern Time: 9:00 PM, 12:30 AM, 3:00 AM (Thurs.)
Central Time: 8:00 PM, 11:30 PM, 2:00 AM (Thurs.)
Mountain Time: 7:00 PM, 10:30 PM, 1:00 AM (Thurs.)
Pacific Time: 6:00 PM, 9:30 PM, Midnight

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May 19th, 2016

Guide to 2016 NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits in Louisville, KY

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At the NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits in Louisville, the Exhibits Hall may not open until Friday morning, but there’s still plenty to do Thursday. If you have some free time, check out the NRA Blog’s helpful guide to 48 Hours in Louisville. That Travel Guide features recommended Restaurants, Family Fun Activities (such as the KY Derby Museum), Music Events, and even Bourbon Tours.

Registration

You can register in the lobby on the Kentucky Expo Center from 2:00 pm through 6:00 pm on Thursday, May 19th, as well as during all normal show hours. NOTE: Online registration has closed.

Free Airgun Range

Beat the crowds and get in some target practice at the Pyramyd Air Gun Range! The range, located at Expo Center Room #2684, will open at 2:00 pm on Thursday.

NRA Country Sound Stage

The NRA Country Sound Stage presented by Beretta will offer free music in the Beretta Lobby. Stop by to hear Ian Walters and Mark Wills perform starting at 3:00 pm. They’ll kick off the event Thursday, but every day will feature a new lineup of popular country musicians and singers.

CLICK HERE for Full List of Meeting Events and Seminars

NRA Annual Meeting Louisville Kentucky Exhibitor List floor plan

NRA Annual Meeting Louisville Kentucky Exhibitor List

For more information on events, exhibitors, and Exhibit Hall hours, visit nraam.org.

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April 11th, 2015

Report from Nashville — NRA Members Flock to Music City Center

NRA Nashville Annual Meetings Exhibits Pyramyd Air Wall of Guns

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NRA Nashville Annual Meetings Exhibits Pyramyd Air Wall of Guns

The NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits is underway in Nashville. 550 vendors and organizations have exhibits at the big NRA Show this year. All totaled there are nine acres of guns and gear on display. Here are images from the Exhibit Hall at the Music City Center.

Stuff to Do on Saturday at the NRA Meeting:

NRA Freedom Festival presented by Beretta
8:00am – 6:00pm, 5th Avenue
Jam out with rising country music stars all weekend at this free block party right outside the Music City Center. Today’s lineup includes Jacob Davis, Radio Romance, Tim Dugger, and seven other up-and-coming artists.

NRA Nashville Annual Meetings Exhibits Country Jam Music City Center

Wall of Guns
8:00am – 6:00pm, Main concourse
The NRA Foundation’s popular gun give-away is back for another year. Sponsored by Henry Repeating Arms, Kel-Tec, and Kimber, the Wall of Guns features more than 70 different makes and models. A winner is selected for every 100 $20 tickets that are sold.

NRA Nashville Annual Meetings Exhibits Pyramyd Air Wall of Guns

Seminars, Workshops & Special Presentations
Various times and locations on the 2nd floor
Learn the basics of the popular 3-Gun shooting sport, the best way to cook wild game, different methods for concealed carry, take a Refuse To Be A Victim course, hear the history of sniping in the First World War, and so much more.

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April 3rd, 2015

NRA Meeting in Nashville — Tips for Convention Goers

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The NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits extravaganza is just a week away. Registration starts on Thursday April 9th, and the Exhibit Hall opens at 9:00 am on Friday the 10th. If you are planning to attend, here are some links that can enhance your experience:

Exhibit Hall Hours:
Friday, April 10: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 11: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 12: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Registration Hours:
Thursday, April 9: 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Friday, April 10: 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 11: 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 12: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
The Exhibit Hall is FREE to NRA Members and their immediate family. If you are not an NRA member you will be required to join before the show or when you arrive.

mobile App NRA Annual MeetingFree Hotel Shuttle Bus Service
The NRA offers free shuttles from downtown hotels to the Music City Center all weekend. There are three routes serving different hotel areas. Shuttles run 8:00 am to 7:00 pm on Friday and Saturday, and 9:00 am to 6:00 pm on Sunday.

Click HERE for shuttle bus routes and schedules.

FREE Event Planner Mobile App
NRA Annual Meeting Attendees with smartphones should definitely download the FREE Show Planner App. With versions for both iOS and Android devices, the App includes: Interactive Map of Exhibit Hall (with booth locations), Event Schedule, New Product List, and Seminar/Workshop Info.

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Firearms Law Seminar
The 18th Annual NRA Foundation National Firearms Law Seminar will be held Friday, April 10. This seminar will cover current litigation trends, civil rights, self-defense laws, ATF audits, NFA Trust law, firearm forensics, and more. To register, visit NRAFoundation.org/lawseminar or call 1-877-NRF-LAWS.

Country Music Concert on Friday
The NRA Country Jam Street Festival will light up lower Broadway in Nashville on Friday, April 10. The FREE 5th Annual NRA Country Jam, starting Hank Williams Jr. and Colt Ford, starts at 6:00 pm right outside the Music City Center.

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March 13th, 2015

Meet the Gun Gurus at NRA Annual Meeting in Nashville, TN

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The NRA Annual Meeting and Exhibits extravaganza is less than a month away. From April 10-12, the NRA will hold its annual gathering at the Music City Center in Nashville. This is a big event with over 550 exhibitors in a 450,000 square-foot facility.

One of the highlights this year will be the presence of the “Gun Gurus”, firearms experts Jim Supica and Phil Schreier of the NRA Museum. Jim and Phil will film an episode of NRA Gun Gurus while in Nashville. If you own an historic, collectible, or unique firearm, here’s your chance to have it evaluated by two of the foremost firearm experts in the world. You can apply today to have your firearm evaluated. If you make the cut, you (and your guns) may appear on a future episode of NRA Gun Gurus.

CLICK HERE to Apply for Gun Gurus Evaluation in Nashville, TN.

NRA Annual Meeting Gun Gurus Museum TV Show

Interested in learning about your most prized firearm? CLICK HERE to request a session with the NRA Gun Gurus in Nashville on April 9, 2015. You’ll need to submit an image and description of your gun.

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April 26th, 2014

Nine Acres of Guns and Gear — Are You Ready?

NRA Annual Meeting Convention Exhibits Indianapolis

NRA Annual Meeting Convention Exhibits Indianapolis“Nine Acres of Guns and Gear — Are you ready?” Those were the words of NRA President James (“Jim”) Porter as he announced the official Opening of the 143rd NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits. Porter then cut a red ribbon — with a little help from Brenda Potterfied and Eliza, her granddaughter (see photo at right).

During the opening ceremony, Porter told the waiting crowd: “As you walk around the exhibit hall today, keep this in mind — this is where freedom lives.” Along with NRA President Porter were NRA 2nd Vice President Pete Brownell, Executive Director of NRA General Operation Kyle Weaver, NRA Treasurer and CFO Woody Phillips, MidwayUsa’s Brenda and Larry Potterfield, and NRA Secretary Major James Land.

Report based on story by Lars Dalseide for NRABlog


After an exciting Opening Day of the NRA Convention, things heat up on Day Two, Saturday. Here are Six of the Major Happenings at Indianapolis today.

1. The Annual Meeting of Members
Thousands headed into the Sagamore Ballroom at 10:00 am for a review of 2013, where the NRA is headed this year, and how the NRA will promote pro-Second Amendment candidates in the 2014 Congressional elections.

2. The Wall of Guns
For $20 a ticket you earn a 1-in-100 chance of winning one of the more than 80 guns display in a custom rolling case built by Legacy Outdoors. Rifles, pistols, shotguns — the whole shebang.

NRA Annual Meeting Convention Exhibits Indianapolis

3. The Survival Mindset: Are you Prepared Workshop
Kyle Lamb, a retired Sergeant Major from Delta Force, shares his experience from five tours in Iraq, serving his country. The Survival Mindset seminar will be held at 2:00pm in rooms 133-135.

4. NRA Certified Instructor Update
With trainers brought in from all across the country, here you can discover how the best of the best engage their students, drive home the lessons, and promote safe shooting.

5. Refuse to be a Victim Training
Learn where to park, where to walk, how to handle your internet experiences, and burglar-proof the home. Kicking off at 1:00 pm in Room 232, Refuse to be a Victim is a 4-hour investment in living a more secure and protected life.

6. The Stand and Fight Rally
The NRA’s Stand and Fight Rally, the major event of the weekend, brings big names to the Lucas Oil Stadium for a Saturday night to remember. After leading political figures speak on behalf of gun rights, legendary country group Alabama (with 34 Billboard Country #1 hits) takes the stage.

Alabama Plays Hit Songs at the Grand Ole Opry

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March 27th, 2014

NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits in Indiana April 25-27, 2014

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Are you ready for the 2014 NRA Annual Meetings? The 143rd NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits will be held at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, April 25-27, 2014. This will be a huge event, attracting thousands of NRA members. The NRA Exhibits is a smaller version of SHOT Show, with over 600 exhibitors lined up in 400,000+ square feet of exhibit hall space. You’ll find products from every major firearms manufacturer in the country, plus accessories, outdoor gear, and more.

Along with the political speeches, there will be educational seminars, celebrity appearances, and even an indoor air-gun range. You can view priceless “investment-grade” firearms in the NRA’s gun collector area, or book a hunt from a dozens of leading outfitters and guide services.

Mobile App for NRA Annual Meeting in Indiana iOS AndroidGet Free NRA 2014 Mobile Apps
To help you organize your visit to the NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits, the NRA has created FREE Apps for mobile devices. There are versions for iPhones and iPads, Android devices, and even Blackberries. These handy apps make it easy to plan your agenda and locate exhibitors. The Apps even have an interactive floor-plan (site map), so you can map out your “plan of attack” in advance. Here are key App features:

  • Interactive Floor-plan
  • Exhibitor List & Descriptions
  • Set ‘Favorites’ and Take Notes
  • New Products & Product Categories
  • Complete Schedule of Events, with Workshops, Seminars and Tickete Events.

  • Mobile App for NRA Annual Meeting in Indiana iOS Android

    For iPhone/iPad For Android OS Devices
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    December 16th, 2013

    Shooting USA Features NRA Meeting and U.S. Steel Championships

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    This week’s episode of Shooting USA TV features the NRA Annual meeting and the U.S. National Steel Championships, two segments worth watching. Shooting USA airs Wednesdays on the Outdoor Channel, at 3:30 pm, 8:30 pm, and 12:00 midnight (Thursday) Eastern Time (check with your TV carrier for other time zones).

    Over 86,000 members attended the NRA’s Annual Meeting and new Product Show held this year in Houston’s giant convention center. With gun issues being so prominent in recent months, the NRA added over 1,000,000 new members in 2013. Not surprisingly, there was a huge turn-out in Houston. Shooting USA interviews industry leaders and spotlights Product Show highlights.

    NRA Meeting Shooting USA TV

    U.S. National Steel Championship
    In the world of action shooting, there is no other sound that instantly draws the attention like a round hitting a steel plate. It’s been called “bang and clang” and “drag racing with guns”. For three days, at the U.S. National Steel Championships in Florida, the fastest pistol shooters from across the nation competed for glory, prize money, and the title of “America’s Fastest Gun”. This year the Main Match came down to an epic battle between KC Eusebio and Max Michel, two of the fastest shooters on the planet. Visit www.USSteelshoot.com for more info and complete match results.

    Watch Video of KC Eusebio in Action at 2013 U.S. National Steel Championships:

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    April 3rd, 2013

    Scores of New Products at NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits

    Next month, the Lone Star State hosts the 2013 NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits. From May 2-5, an estimated 550 companies will display their latest products across 445,000 square feet of space in Houston’s George R. Brown Convention Center. There will be scores of new guns and firearms accessories on display.

    The editors of American Hunter magazine have prepared a handy “round-up” of the new-for-2013 products that will be exhibited next month in Houston, Texas.
    CLICK HERE to read American Hunter’s 2013 New Product Guide.

    NRA 2013 Meeting Products

    Here are some of the New Products that will be on display at the NRA Meetings in Houston:

    BARRETT: MRAD multi-caliber rifle (.338 LM, .300 WM, .308 Win).
    BENELLI USA: New M2 Field shotgun variants.
    BERETTA: New competition over/under shotguns, the 692 Sporting and XT, and DT11.
    BERGARA USA: New line of “semi-custom” hunting and tactical rifles.
    BROWNING: New AB3 A-Bolt with new bolt, action, trigger.
    BUSHMASTER: 308 Hunter, Predator, Varminter rifles now have Magpul stocks.
    CROSMAN: New AR-style air rifle (MSR77 NP), and MK-177 tactical pump pellet rifle.
    CZ: New 455 rimfire bolt-actions –Tacticool, SST Varmint, and Varmint Thumbhole.
    FNH USA: New FN SC 1 over/under target shotgun with 30″ barrel.
    GAMO: New “Bull Whispers”, bull-barrel air rifles with NS-52 dampener to lower noise.
    MOSSBERG: New pump-action shotguns wiht Harmonic Damper Technology to reduce perceived recoil.
    NOSLER CUSTOM: New Model 48 Outfitter Rifle with custom action and hand-lapped ss barrel.
    REMINGTON: New Model 783, low-priced bolt-action rifle with adjustable ‘Crossfire’ trigger.
    RUGER: New 6-lb, compact American Rifle models in .243 and 7mm-08.
    SAVAGE: New B-Mag 17 WSM rifle, chambered for the new .17 Win Super Mag rimfire cartridge.
    SMITH & WESSON: New M&P 10 flat-top .308 Win AR-platform rifle with factory camo finish.
    STEYR: Mannlicher Pro African rifle with new soft-finish composite stock that is quiet in bush.
    THOMPSON/CENTER: New Venture Compact, with shorter barrel and composite stock with LOP spacers.
    WEATHERBY: Upgraded Back Country Vanguard S2 rifle with Cerakote Tactical Grey metalwork.
    WINCHESTER: “Ultimate Shadow” m70 bolt-action hunting rifles in stocks with rubberized surfaces.

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    March 13th, 2013

    NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits: May 3-5 in Houston, Texas

    NRA Meetings and Exhibits

    NRA Meetings and ExhibitsMark your calendars for May 3-5, 2013. Those are the dates for the NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits, to be held this year in Houston, Texas.

    As ever, there will be plenty to see and do at the NRA National Meetings/Exhibits. There will be seminars, celebrity appearances, and priceless collections of firearms. Virtually all the major gunmakers in the country should have their latest products on display. In fact, there will be over 550 exhibitors whose displays will cover 400,000 square feet of exhibit hall space. In addition to fireams, you can see knives, wildlife art, shooting accessories, hunting gear, ATVs, and much more. You’ll even find an airgun range on site where you can shoot air rifles provided by Pyramyd Air.

    NRA Meetings and Exhibits

    Photo from Previous NRA Annual Meeting and Exhibits.
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    March 27th, 2012

    NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits: April 13-15 in St. Louis, MO

    NRA Meetings and Exhibits

    Mark you calendars for April 13-15, 2012. Those are the dates for the 141st NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits, to be held this year in St. Louis, Missouri. As ever, there will be plenty to see and do at the NRA National Meetings/Exibits. There will be seminars, celebrity appearances, and priceless collections of firearms. Virtually all the major gunmakers in the country should have their latest products on display. In fact, there will be more than 500 exhibitors, whose displays will cover 340,000 square feet of exhibit hall space. In addition to fireams, you can see knives, wildlife art, shooting accessories, hunting gear, ATVs, and much more. You’ll even find an airgun range on site where you can shoot air rifles provided by Pyramyd Air.

    To learn more about the NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits, visit www.NRAM.org, the NRA’s Meetings/ Exhibits website. There you’ll find floorplans, seminar schedules, lists of exhibitors, plus information on hotels and travel. Look for the latest updates on the NRA’s Facebook Page.

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    January 11th, 2012

    Norma Brass to be Marketed in “Norma USA” 25-ct Boxes

    The Swedish company Norma is making a major push to expand sales in the North American market. As part of this effort it is re-packaging Norma cartridge brass in affordable, 25-count boxes labeled “Norma USA”. At the 2012 SHOT Show in Las Vegas, Norma USA will introduce a complete line of US, European, and Weatherby cartrige brass for the consumer market. The brass will be sold in 25-count consumer packs with new Norma USA branding and graphics. According to a Norma spokesman, “the idea behind the 25-count pack is to provide an affordable option. Folks can try the brass, see how good it is, and then buy larger quantities as needed.” Later, Norma plans to offer 100- or 250-count “Shooters Packs”.

    Here’s the big news folks: Norma is finally getting its USA distribution system in order — at least that’s the plan. Norma USA will warehouse and fulfill all Norma products in all calibers by mid-February of 2012 with distribution through major US retailers. Hopefully this means product will be on the shelves and there won’t be long waits “for the boat to arrive”.

    To support the Norma USA product line, a completely new, up-to-date Norma USA website will be launched mid-January 2012. In addition, the Norma USA product launch will be supported by an extensive advertising campaign in NRA publications. Norma reps will also attend the NRA Annual Meeting in St. Louis, Missouri, April 12 – 15, 2012. New loaded ammo offerings will be announced at the Annual Meeting. (Sorry, Norma won’t release any info on the new ammo at this time.)

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    May 2nd, 2011

    Highlights from 2011 NRA Annual Meeting

    The National Rifle Association’s Annual Meetings and Exhibits in Pittsburgh, PA wrapped up yesterday. The day’s special events started with the annual Prayer Breakfast, and concluded with a rousing seminar featuring Ted Nugent. Mid-day Seminars included: Women’s Pistol Instructor Training, Advanced Handloading Techniques, and a seminar on 100 Years of the Model 1911 pistol. As on Friday and Saturday, hundreds of exhibitors displayed firearms products, plus hunting and outdoor gear. This slide-show from the NRA Blog features some famous faces and other highlights from the NRA’s 3-day meeting in Pittsburgh. The next NRA Annual Meeting will be held April 13-15, 2012 in St. Louis, Missouri.

    At the Glock booth, Top Shot Champs Chris Reed (Season 2) and Iain Harrison (Season 1) were on hand to meet the public, along with Gunny R. Lee Ermey. The appearance of “simple country boy” Reed drew much attention, as many booth visitors had watched the soft-spoken Reed capture his title only days before on the dramatic final episode of Top Shot Season 2. With two million+ viewers per week, Top Shot is a big hit. Top Shot Season 3 is in production and the show’s producers are now interviewing contestants for Season 4.

    TOP Shot Champions Reed and Harrison

    Story by Lars Dalseide, courtesy the NRA Blog

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