This is truly the Golden Age of the AR-15 and a great time to be an AR-15 fan! If you've ever thought about building an AR-15, now is definitely the time to get serious about it!
Recently, some of our gang traveled down to Little Rock, Arkansas, for the annual National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers meeting and expo - and what a show it was! America's favorite firearm is still very much the "Black Rifle."
It's been a busy summer with all of the matches and events to attend. Truth be known, it's been a lot of fun.
I hope by now have a copy of our latest "Big Book" #67 in your hands - and you've had a chance to page through it and see all the goodies inside. If you don't have a copy yet, you can order our very own today!
So much neat stuff to talk about, I'm going to take a running jump right into this month's news.
Gotta toot the company's horn for a couple of minutes...This past weekend, we had the very great pleasure of throwing the biggest party our little home town has ever seen.
No question about it: the shooting sports are among the fastest growing recreational activities out there. We got a first-hand reminder when we got to hang out with about 75,000 of our closest friends at the 2014 NRA Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana, at the end of April. And my-oh-my - what a show it was!
Last month I started with a plug to "get to the range", in hopes nice weather might come. Now a month later, it's sorta, kinda, maybe it might get here – but only a day at a time. Time to just layer up and go out anyway. Time's a-wasting; I've got some rifles to zero in . . .
Well, some of you folks actually had some spring on the magic day - we certainly didn't. Back below freezing, with a 12-degree wind chill, snow and ice - then rain for the weekend.
It's been a long, tough winter for all of us this time around. Drought in the West, blizzards from the Dakotas to the entire East coast, snow and ice in the deep South.
As a lot of you in our industry know, January is "Convention Month". This year we covered the Dallas Safari Club show, which included the American Custom Gunmakers Guild (ACGG), then the SHOT Show, the Antique Arms Show (AAS), FirearmEngravers Guild of America (FEGA), and the knife section of the AAS.
Christmas came and went by in a huge rush this year, and now the New Year is just days away! I hope you're having a truly wonderful Holiday Season - and that you're spending at least part of it with those people most important to you.