There will be several more of these, some in themes, some random. Here's the first round of pictures from the NRA convention in Houston:
To start off with, we had a York Arms T-shirt sighting!
That's AwelowNT sportin' the York
This just jumped out at me as an example of everything that is right about America:
See that? It's a wheelchair for folks who still want to enjoy the outdoors. Where else but America would someone think to put tank treads on a powered chair so that folks with mobility issues can still enjoy life "off the beaten path"?
Winning the award for "loudest cover garment" was Jim from Smoke on the Water:
I've been corresponding with Jim for damn close to 10 years now; having "met" him online through Kim du Toit's website in the mid-aughts and finally getting a chance to meet him this past weekend. He took time out of his insanely busy schedule (seriously. The dude works for a roofing company. He showed me pictures of a recent hailstorm with hail the size of tennis balls...)
Yeah, seriously, that's the protest that brought "40-50" protestors. Right. There's *maybe* a couple dozen at the absolute most, and this was the "protest" at its apex. There's more lookie-loos and media around them than there are actual protestors. Also, look to the left of the picture and you'll see a good half-dozen cops - I asked the protestors if they thought the guns the officers carried were bad, too, but got no response. Go figure.
And there was an anti-protestor or two:
Here's the Magpul Unimog imitating a Harley:
It's marking its territory!
And, IMHO, one of the prettiest guns at the show:
Bavarian carbine from Sako at the Beretta group booth. It's in 6.5mm Swede, which I've heard is an amazing shooter, but boy that Mannlicher stock is purty.
There will be plenty more pictures coming...
That is all.