5 Cool Guns And Gear Products From The NRA
USA –-(Ammoland.com)- The National Rifle Association Annual Meeting is a heck of a lot more than just meetings. Yes, the business of the NRA gets done, and there are plenty of speeches by industry figures, politicians, and others, but there’s also one of the world’s biggest gun and gear exhibits.
This year, over 800 companies filled 15 acres of exhibit hall space to show the latest and greatest guns, gear, and ammunition to 81,836 attendees. That makes the recent event held at the Atlanta, Georgia World Congress Center the second largest NRA Annual Meeting ever. How someone counted all those folks will remain one of the mysteries of the universe, but I can attest to the fact that there were 194 boatloads of people shuffling the aisles and more gear than one could ever dream of buying.
After wandering the thousands of yards of exhibit aisles, I picked out this short list of new and interesting stuff.
Springfield Armory XD-E Pistol
For 97% of forever, the folks at Springfield Armory have made two types of handguns: single-action 1911s and striker-fired XD pistols of all sizes and calibers. Now the company has submitted a new entry to the hammer-fired, double-action / single-action pistol market. If you’ve seen the Springfield Armory XD-S, then you have a good handle on the size and profile of the new XD-E. While the XD-E is slightly bigger, it’s a unique entry into the concealed carry market.