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Posted: 6/13/2021 7:58:23 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/13/2021 8:02:44 PM EDT by tigerx]
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It will be at the George R Brown.  I’m going to check out the floor show.  I call it a poor man’s SHOT show since I do not have industry access to that one.
Link Posted: 6/13/2021 8:31:07 PM EDT
It was fun walking around the one in Dallas a few years ago, but not amazing.
Link Posted: 6/13/2021 9:06:28 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By mPisi:
It was fun walking around the one in Dallas a few years ago, but not amazing.
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+1

Going to Houston also sounds bad
Link Posted: 6/13/2021 9:38:09 PM EDT
I bought my newborn son a life membership in 2013 at the NRA convention in Houston and I upgraded my membership to a life at the same time for $300 each. I will go the NRA convention again.
Link Posted: 6/14/2021 12:53:37 PM EDT
If the NRA is still around and the show isn't cancelled, I plan on going.
Link Posted: 6/14/2021 2:20:41 PM EDT
I just ordered entrance badges, though I'm not positive that I'm going to attend.  Houston traffic is such a cluster around downtown.  And I'm not sure that I want to pay the going rates for a hotel close to the convention center.  

But the event in Dallas was definitely a good time, so that may sway my decision to the positive side.
Link Posted: 6/14/2021 3:28:00 PM EDT
There's quite a bit of street parking around the convention center, and an underground lot right across the street.  

Downtown traffic isn't bad if you avoid the rush hours, and I think a lot of places downtown are still low occupancy.  The nearby park and ride to downtown used to be full of cars - now it's two rows only.

In between gun exhibits you can hop on the monorail and ride it to the Herman park area, to check out the zoo or awesome Museum of Natural Science.

Looking forward to the show.  Maybe I'll wear my suit and heckle Wayne about how at least I paid for my own.
Link Posted: 6/14/2021 3:54:58 PM EDT
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+1

Going to Houston also sounds bad
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Originally Posted By mPisi:
It was fun walking around the one in Dallas a few years ago, but not amazing.



+1

Going to Houston also sounds bad


Houston in early September is gonna be miserable
Link Posted: 6/14/2021 5:17:46 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By mPisi:
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I actually had lots of fun there, Scot, but I ran into dozens of shooters and people I know in the industry, and I also got lots of cool swag and won a few prizes, scored some cheap deals, and watched Trump's address
Link Posted: 6/14/2021 5:59:13 PM EDT
We can set up a GOA membership recruiting booth right outside. At least GOA has done something in Texas.
Link Posted: 6/14/2021 6:02:17 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By DonofKalifornia:
We can set up a GOA membership recruiting booth right outside. At least GOA has done something in Texas.
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Truth
Link Posted: 6/14/2021 6:48:44 PM EDT
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It's also Labor Day weekend, so I don't know how turnout is going to be.

Downtown traffic should be light that Friday.

But early September temps will be hotter than Satan's butthole.
Link Posted: 6/14/2021 11:11:13 PM EDT
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Houston is always miserable.

Link Posted: 6/15/2021 2:59:38 PM EDT
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Now that is a good idea.  I suppose the entrance in front of GRB is a public walkway, as you know otherwise the Suits would try to get the booth removed.  Can't let anyone see what an effective pro-gun organization looks like or is able to accomplish.  

More that willing to man the booth for some parts of the NRA convention, and let folks know what GOA was able to accomplish this year.  Let's bring it up to the GOA crew during the summer when they've had a chance to take some time off.
Link Posted: 6/15/2021 3:10:44 PM EDT
Link Posted: 6/15/2021 9:46:14 PM EDT
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Now that is a good idea.  I suppose the entrance in front of GRB is a public walkway, as you know otherwise the Suits would try to get the booth removed.  Can't let anyone see what an effective pro-gun organization looks like or is able to accomplish.  

More that willing to man the booth for some parts of the NRA convention, and let folks know what GOA was able to accomplish this year.  Let's bring it up to the GOA crew during the summer when they've had a chance to take some time off.
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Originally Posted By DonofKalifornia:
We can set up a GOA membership recruiting booth right outside. At least GOA has done something in Texas.


Now that is a good idea.  I suppose the entrance in front of GRB is a public walkway, as you know otherwise the Suits would try to get the booth removed.  Can't let anyone see what an effective pro-gun organization looks like or is able to accomplish.  

More that willing to man the booth for some parts of the NRA convention, and let folks know what GOA was able to accomplish this year.  Let's bring it up to the GOA crew during the summer when they've had a chance to take some time off.


I will wear my GOA, even better, see if we can get GOA shirts made, with ‘We got it done in 2021, Constitutional Carry in Texas’ on the back.
Link Posted: 6/20/2021 3:06:35 AM EDT
Originally Posted By tigerx:
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It will be at the George R Brown.  I’m going to check out the floor show.  I call it a poor man’s SHOT show since I do not have industry access to that one.
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NRA expo is better than SHOT even though it's half the size.  Vendors want to make sales at SHOT and don't like regular folk taking up their time.
Link Posted: 7/22/2021 11:48:24 PM EDT
Bump.  To not get archived.
Link Posted: 7/23/2021 12:59:54 AM EDT
It's still on my calendar.  I've not booked overnight accommodations.
Link Posted: 7/23/2021 2:10:56 AM EDT
If Trump attends I’ll heckle him about why he’s so anti 2nd amendment.
Link Posted: 7/23/2021 8:07:34 AM EDT
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I do intend to go at least two days and I will go to the meeting and i hope there is a way to speak or make a motion to fire Wayne.  I will have something prepared to say if the opportunity presents itself.

Does anyone have a printed agenda of the annual meeting.  I have not been able to find one online yet but that does not surprise me.
Link Posted: 7/23/2021 8:39:13 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By TEXASROOTERSBROTHER:
I do intend to go at least two days and I will go to the meeting and i hope there is a way to speak or make a motion to fire Wayne.  I will have something prepared to say if the opportunity presents itself.

Does anyone have a printed agenda of the annual meeting.  I have not been able to find one online yet but that does not surprise me.
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The actual business meeting should be on Saturday:  https://www.nraam.org/media/3327/2021-am-schedule-at-a-glance-72121.pdf

If you're looking for an agenda for the business meeting, it's usually distributed there, and it's very generic.  It will only mention "prior business" and "new business" and not detailed items that will be discussed.
Link Posted: 7/23/2021 9:05:30 AM EDT
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The actual business meeting should be on Saturday:  https://www.nraam.org/media/3327/2021-am-schedule-at-a-glance-72121.pdf

If you're looking for an agenda for the business meeting, it's usually distributed there, and it's very generic.  It will only mention "prior business" and "new business" and not detailed items that will be discussed.
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Originally Posted By DaTrueDave:
Originally Posted By TEXASROOTERSBROTHER:
I do intend to go at least two days and I will go to the meeting and i hope there is a way to speak or make a motion to fire Wayne.  I will have something prepared to say if the opportunity presents itself.

Does anyone have a printed agenda of the annual meeting.  I have not been able to find one online yet but that does not surprise me.


The actual business meeting should be on Saturday:  https://www.nraam.org/media/3327/2021-am-schedule-at-a-glance-72121.pdf

If you're looking for an agenda for the business meeting, it's usually distributed there, and it's very generic.  It will only mention "prior business" and "new business" and not detailed items that will be discussed.

I went to the business meeting in Dallas and iirc there is a time for people to speak and make motions.  It was mostly bs. Someone needs to state the obvious.
Link Posted: 7/23/2021 10:32:52 AM EDT
I had a good time at the Dallas one a few years ago and will be heading to Houston.
Link Posted: 7/26/2021 6:03:33 AM EDT
I went to the show last time it was in Houston. I brought home way too much crap!

I don’t get downtown much and I don’t remember where I parked but I’ll see if the grandson wants to go; maybe his Dad will let us use his NRG parking.

I hope the wuflu doesn’t put the kibosh on things!
Link Posted: 7/26/2021 7:14:59 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By xdmikey:
I went to the show last time it was in Houston. I brought home way too much crap!

I don’t get downtown much and I don’t remember where I parked but I’ll see if the grandson wants to go; maybe his Dad will let us use his NRG parking.

I hope the wuflu doesn’t put the kibosh on things!
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Houston can become a mess real fast between the dumb mayor and Dora the Explorer the county judge they would love to lock Houston down tighter than a drum or at least make everyone wear face diapers.
Link Posted: 7/27/2021 1:12:16 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Stylz:
We're planning to host an ARFCOM after hours gathering at NRAAM. I don't have all the details yet, but we've already locked down a venue.


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If I'm not working I'm down!


Link Posted: 7/27/2021 1:22:30 PM EDT
Be there wearing my GOA shirt.
Link Posted: 7/27/2021 1:50:49 PM EDT
First major opportunity for PLC:

Q: Is concealed carry allowed at the Show?

A: During the 150th NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits, personal firearms may be carried in the George R. Brown Convention Center in accordance with Texas law. When carrying your firearm, always adhere to all federal, state and local laws.”
Link Posted: 7/31/2021 3:44:17 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Stylz:
We're planning to host an ARFCOM after hours gathering at NRAAM. I don't have all the details yet, but we've already locked down a venue.


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Where is this being discussed so I can check up on it?
Link Posted: 8/1/2021 11:35:21 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By DonofKalifornia:
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Link Posted: 8/3/2021 8:12:33 PM EDT
I will be working the Texas State Rifle Assoc booth Saturday Morning
Link Posted: 8/4/2021 10:39:38 AM EDT
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Houston is always miserable.

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Link Posted: 8/5/2021 6:24:46 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By DonofKalifornia:


Houston can become a mess real fast between the dumb mayor and Dora the Explorer the county judge they would love to lock Houston down tighter than a drum or at least make everyone wear face diapers.
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Yeah, it won't surprise me if the Mayor and Harris County Judge try to say the convention is "unsafe", and shut it down using public heath goons - they tried something similar last year at a Republican meeting in Houston.

They don't have the authority to just decree it to be illegal, so may use some public heath cutout to say it can't happen.  

Should be a good time - I've not been to an NRA convention so will enjoy touring the vendor displays, as well as heckling Suits until I'm shown the door.  

I suppose the gun manufactures don't sell guns during the show, but what is for sale - everything else?  Sights, holsters, lights, etc.?
Link Posted: 8/5/2021 6:58:06 PM EDT
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The first time in Houston 2013 I think it was, there was very little stuff being sold that you could take with you. In Dallas in 2018 there was alot of stuff being sold that you could take with you. Those are the only 2 NRA conventions I have been to.
I also agree that the Houston city council / county judge will try and shut it down due to the bat sniffles.
Link Posted: 8/5/2021 7:15:30 PM EDT
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Good man, thanks for doing this.
Link Posted: 8/5/2021 7:48:32 PM EDT
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Yeah, it won't surprise me if the Mayor and Harris County Judge try to say the convention is "unsafe", and shut it down using public heath goons - they tried something similar last year at a Republican meeting in Houston.

They don't have the authority to just decree it to be illegal, so may use some public heath cutout to say it can't happen.  

Should be a good time - I've not been to an NRA convention so will enjoy touring the vendor displays, as well as heckling Suits until I'm shown the door.  

I suppose the gun manufactures don't sell guns during the show, but what is for sale - everything else?  Sights, holsters, lights, etc.?
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Originally Posted By DonofKalifornia:


Houston can become a mess real fast between the dumb mayor and Dora the Explorer the county judge they would love to lock Houston down tighter than a drum or at least make everyone wear face diapers.


Yeah, it won't surprise me if the Mayor and Harris County Judge try to say the convention is "unsafe", and shut it down using public heath goons - they tried something similar last year at a Republican meeting in Houston.

They don't have the authority to just decree it to be illegal, so may use some public heath cutout to say it can't happen.  

Should be a good time - I've not been to an NRA convention so will enjoy touring the vendor displays, as well as heckling Suits until I'm shown the door.  

I suppose the gun manufactures don't sell guns during the show, but what is for sale - everything else?  Sights, holsters, lights, etc.?


Accessories and ya can buy from dealers like DSG arms that are located in the same state
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I actually had lots of fun there, Scot, but I ran into dozens of shooters and people I know in the industry, and I also got lots of cool swag and won a few prizes, scored some cheap deals, and watched Trump's address
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Originally Posted By mPisi:
It was fun walking around the one in Dallas a few years ago, but not amazing.


I actually had lots of fun there, Scot, but I ran into dozens of shooters and people I know in the industry, and I also got lots of cool swag and won a few prizes, scored some cheap deals, and watched Trump's address


My son flew in from AZ and we had a great time. Had a chance for a long chat with John Plaster and said hello to Bob Brown.

Best part was the father and son time.

Link Posted: 8/14/2021 3:03:03 AM EDT
I have my badges on order.  I have not come up with a convention plan yet.  I guess I need to look into what all is going on other than the exhibition hall.

I can kind of joke.  My main reason of going is to get a new set of ear impressions made.  I am sick and tired of my earbuds popping out all the time.  If I can get a custom sleeves made, it might work.  I really like the noise cancelling system - but it sucks when they fall out.  
Link Posted: 8/14/2021 10:39:54 AM EDT
My entry passes arrived yesterday.
Link Posted: 8/14/2021 10:44:35 AM EDT
Anyone have a list of local  companies   that will have booths at the NRA show ?     Would be good to find new local companies to support !
Link Posted: 8/14/2021 11:46:42 AM EDT
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Same, only reason I renewed my NRA membership.
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I don't know who all is local other than Primary Arms, but link below is the list of vendors.  If you click on the booth number it brings up the floorplan showing where they are at.  

I've never been to one, but my dad really wants to go so Houston trip is in the plans.

NRA exhibitor list
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Link Posted: 8/23/2021 7:04:07 PM EDT
Got my badges just in time to find out this show is effectively canceled, not by NRA yet, but by vendors not showing up. So the business portion will go on I guess, but the exhibit hall will be empty. Here is the list I have found not coming:

5.11
Benelli USA
Beretta
Browning
FN Herstal
HK
Kimber Manufacturing
Savage Arms
Smith & Wesson
Springfield Armory
Sig Sauer
Sturm, Ruger & Company
Vista
Link Posted: 8/23/2021 7:51:15 PM EDT
There's a NRA Board of Directors meeting on Monday.  Is this open to members?  Should be an interesting meeting.
Link Posted: 8/23/2021 10:27:00 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By RenegadeX:
Got my badges just in time to find out this show is effectively canceled, not by NRA yet, but by vendors not showing up. So the business portion will go on I guess, but the exhibit hall will be empty. Here is the list I have found not coming:

5.11
Benelli USA
Beretta
Browning
FN Herstal
HK
Kimber Manufacturing
Savage Arms
Smith & Wesson
Springfield Armory
Sig Sauer
Sturm, Ruger & Company
Vista
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That's a bummer, I was planning to make the trip with my dad but now second guessing if it's even worth it if all the big guys aren't going to be there.
Link Posted: 8/23/2021 10:27:38 PM EDT
Read the article about the vendors earlier. So today I spent quite a bit of phone time and internet time with what would be counted major exhibitors and the NRA. In the end my wife and I decided to cancel our reservations and flights.
Link Posted: 8/24/2021 12:44:30 AM EDT
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I’m sure Shot will he cancelled too. (2022)
Link Posted: 8/24/2021 4:09:10 AM EDT
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Got my badges just in time to find out this show is effectively canceled, not by NRA yet, but by vendors not showing up. So the business portion will go on I guess, but the exhibit hall will be empty. Here is the list I have found not coming:

5.11
Benelli USA
Beretta
Browning
FN Herstal
HK
Kimber Manufacturing
Savage Arms
Smith & Wesson
Springfield Armory
Sig Sauer
Sturm, Ruger & Company
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Thank you for saving me gas and parking hassle
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