Talking to folks from various booths, everybody is crowded, the perception is that ‘this’ show folks seem especially knowledgeable…
My comment, “Well, this IS Texas!”
FNH, Leupold, Colt, pretty much everybody I talked to echoed that sentiment..
And those new Leupold Mk8 scopes are ‘sweet’… Sigh…
And thanks to Lars and Kyle from the NRA media, last year’s show had 340,000 square feet of show floor, this year the floor is 440,000 square feet, so this IS the largest NRA show floor to this point! And over 600 exhibitors.
Chatting with the NTV folks (Japanese TV), they are covering the show straight, their ‘hook’ is the 2nd Amendment, because Japan doesn’t have one (and very few guns). They are interested in the self protection aspect, and the lady commentator mentioned women being able to protect themselves…
The German reporter is covering the show for the “gun public” in Germany and Europe.
So glad the Texans are doing us proud. If there is one thing I have found about gun nuts down here is they really WANT to know their stuff. I get a sense of shame when I’m talking with someone and don’t know a Nagant M1895 is a gas-sealed revolver with the bullet recessed in the case. Perfect for suppression and that’s about it! 🙂 I guess I can only speak for my group of gunnies, but we crave knowledge. Glad the show is going well!
45er- It is, and it’s too bad you didn’t make it, it’s quite the crowd!!! 🙂
Japan might not have any guns, but I lived next door to an elementary school in Hiroshima where they taught all the kids Kendo. They would be out in the school yard bashing each other with wooden sticks. They don’t need guns, only a broomstick.