2012 NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibit

by Boge Quinn

Photography by Boge Quinn and Jeff Quinn

The 2012 NRA Annual Meetings in St. Louis, MO were, by all accounts, a resounding success. Members and Industry alike are cautiously optimistic about the possibility of regime change in Washington, and hopeful for the future of our Freedoms and our Sports. If we can succeed in making Obama a one-term president, we can build on our successes and take our country into a bright and hopeful future; if we fail in this, the future of our country is not so bright, and what Freedom remains around the world is likely to fall along with our own. Americans, however, are an optimistic people, and the air in St. Louis was electric with the possibilities for the future.









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Alexander Arms' new AR-style rifle in 17 HMR.

Adcor Industries' new 308/7.62 NATO rifle.

Jesse with Champion Gun Safe.

CMMG Stainless Target Rifles.

Taylor's & Co. short shotguns & rifles.

Shiloh Sharps rifle, with assortment of available chamberings in foreground, and assortment of sight options in background.

Chiappa short 1886 rifles.

Chiappa "Junior" (mini-Sharps) rifle with Unertl scope.


Tactical Solutions SBX AR.

Bersa 45 pistol.

Wendy with Ambush Firearms' rifle line.

Marlin leverguns.

Barrett Firearms is celebrating their 30th anniversary...

...with a beautiful one-of-a-kind rifle.

Jeff with our friends Angela and Chris Barrett of Barrett Firearms.

Angela Harrell and Danielle Hinson promoting HK's new Web Shop online store.

CZ's 550 Safari Classic rifles.

Dan Wesson "Guardian" lightweight bobtail 9mm pistol.

Trijicon SRS (Sealed Reflex Sight).

TALO engraved Colt 1911 pistol.

TALO's new Wiley Clapp 1911 pistols.

Savage "Specialty Series" combination gun.

Rack of Savage rifles.

Dakota Arms' beautiful Model 10 rifle.

Remington's new R1 Enhanced 1911 pistol with threaded barrel.

Crossbreed Holsters' new SuperSlide.

Bushmaster's ACR (Adaptive Combat Rifle).

Galco holsters.

Galco chest rig looks ideal for field use.

New Benelli SuperSport with carbon graphite.

Dan Rice with Uberti's new "Silver Boy" 22 levergun, which is scheduled to begin shipping in May 2012.

Weatherby rifles.

Weatherby's new "Hog Reaper" stock will debut in the 2013 catalog.

Jessie with ATI's new STG-44.

GSG-9 22 pistol with threaded barrel.

SIG's new P220 in 22 Long Rifle.

Eagle Grips' new wood grips for the Ruger LCR.

S&W's new M&P Shield pistol.

SIG P238 Scorpion.

SIG's new 938 with ambi safety is shipping now.

FN's new P-12 shotgun.

Kimber Solo Carry pistols.

Stephanie with Excel Arms' MR-57.

Desert Eagle Mark XIX 50 AE pistol in Bengal Tiger pattern.

Auto-Ordnance 1911-A1 pistol in OD Green finish is exclusive to Cabela's.

Kahr threaded-barrel pistol with Gemtech suppressor.

Armscor custom AR.

Bond Arms' "Grim Reaper" finish.

Cor-Bon's excellent Glaser Safety Slugs are now available in 20-round boxes.

Crimson Trace Lasergrip and Lightguard for 1911 pistol.

Crimson Trace Rail Light for accessory rail.

XS Sights Express rear and Big Dot front sights for S&W Shield pistol.

North American Arms Sidewinder 22 Magnum with swing-out cylinder.

NEMO (New Evolution Military Ordnance) rifle.

Lehigh Defense handgun ammo.

Lehigh Defense 300 Blackout bullet expands at low velocity.