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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-17-2011, 07:11 PM Thread Starter
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NRA show

the NRA show is in Pgh this year. If you are a member of the NRA, do you need a pass/ticket to get into the exhibit area?


Can I get a exhibit hall ticket befor so as to avoid standing in long lines?
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Re: NRA show

If I remember right a few years ago when they had it at the Convention Center, I think all you needed to show was your NRA card. I dont think the lines were too terribly bad when I went but I may have hit off hours.
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Re: NRA show

I went last year in Charlotte and you don't need anything, they can just type in your name.

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Re: NRA show

Is the show worth while? I've never been to one and certainly think it would be a good time. It might sound like a dumb question but, can you buy guns and reloading equipment or is more of a show to display new and upcoming items from manufacturers
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Re: NRA show

It was Ok, not knock your socks off for me. There are dealers selling and reps just showing. A lot of tactical stuff and was really surprised at the number of airgun dealers and how far they have come. Most are pretty spacey looking. I moved through it pretty quick, I think about 3-4 hours.

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Re: NRA show

Thanks, sounds like my time might be better spent at the Harrisburg show. I think that one has a lot to offer.
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Re: NRA show

Can I ask y u guys give your money to a organization that supports communism?

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Re: NRA show

There are about 4 parts to the show:
1. exhibition hall, all major firearms manufactures have exhibits usually with one of every model they make and factory people to ask questions. You will not see amore extensive exhibition of new quality firearms. This is free.
2. seminars on hunting and shooting, also free.
3. the actual organization meeting with a businees meeting.
4. a dinner and lunchion program with national speakers. Dinners are like very large Du banquet. charge for tickets.

I've been to about 6 of them in various locations. I think they are great, if you have an interest in guns. Unlike Harrisburg, these are NOT sports shows with fishing, junk sporting goods sales, and outfitters. I'd only suggest going if you have a serious interest in firearms, or if you just support the 2nd ammendment.

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Re: NRA show

Thanks Harry, sounds a little more interesting the way you put it. I was comparing it more to the gun show in Harrisburg, not the sportsman's show. The sportsman's show was a lot more fun 20 years ago when it wasn't all outfitters
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Re: NRA show

I was at the last one in Pittsburgh, I am REALLY looking forward to this years, I thought it was amazing to see all the stuff.

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