NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits Roundup

posted on May 25, 2016

The 145th NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits have come and gone. Official estimates say more than 80,000 NRA members packed the Kentucky Exposition Center over the weekend, and we can't thank y'all enough. Further, we're looking forward to seeing everyone again next year, when the show travels to Atlanta.

The team was working hard all weekend—that much, we can assure you. Odds are, you crossed paths with our team without ever noticing it. Whether we were helping to coordinate a seminar, minding the NRA booth or scoping out some of the industry's newest wares, it was a heck of a busy weekend. Below you'll find links to the assorted coverage our team produced from the floor in Louisville. We encourage you to check everything out—and keep an eye out for future coverage of at least a few of the products mentioned in future print installments of American Hunter!

New Guns and Gear
• Video: SIG's New Optics for 2016
• Video: SilencerCo Hybrid Suppressor
• Video: Daniel Defense Ambush Rifle Line in .308
• Watch: Barrett Fieldcraft Hunting Rifle
• Video: Bad Boy Stampede 900
• Video: YETI's New Hopper
• Bushnell Launches New Trophy Xtreme Line of Optics
• Ted Nugent's American Hunter Ammunition by DoubleTap
• Sauer Announces New Rifle for Less Than $700
• New Lightweight Hunting Rifles From Barrett
• Hoppe's Launches Lead-B-Gone Cleaning Wipes
• New Revolvers from Nighthawk Custom
• Montana Rifles Displays Unique Muzzle Brake Ideal for Hunters
• Ruger Showcases Suppressed Rimfire Lineup
• Butler Creek Announces 25-Round Magazine for Savage A17

Event Coverage
• American Freedom Rings at NRA's Toby Keith Concert
• NRA Women's Leadership Forum Fuels Bright Future for NRA
• Winchester to Display Collection of Historical Firearms at NRA Annual Meetings
• 5 Things You Have to See at the 145th NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits
• Celebrities to See at the NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits
• 3 Must-Attend Seminars at NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits
• NRA Lays Groundwork to Thwart Animal Rights Movement

For information on the 2017 NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits, go to


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