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NRA Annual Meeting Day 3

Posted by Tom McHale on Apr 27, 2014 10:36:00 PM

Day 3, while a bit quieter than the first two days of the NRA Annual Meeting, had plenty to offer. Here are a few of the interesting finds.

The Story Behind the Galco VHS Holster and Beretta M9

Part of the fun of wandering the halls of the NRA Annual Meeting is learning interesting back stories. Way back in 2005, troops deploying to overseas combat zones were buying Galco’s VHS (Vertical Holster System) for their issue Beretta M9 pistols. Why the Galco VHS? When zipping around foreign countries in helicopters, handguns must be carried in a muzzle down orientation, which the VHS is designed to do. 

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In early 2005, Galco was temporally sold out of the holster due to the large number of troops deploying. A customer called in to order one for “civilian” use and was told they were backordered and the reason why. He ordered his holster, then asked if he could pay for an “extra” that Galco would donate to a soldier headed overseas. The light bulb went on and the folks at Galco started the Holsters for Heroes program. Donations flowed in and over $100,000 worth of holsters were given to our men and women in uniform.

Now you know the rest of the story.

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NRA Annual Meeting Day 2: The Action Heroes Arrive!

Posted by Tom McHale on Apr 27, 2014 12:15:00 AM

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No worries folks, Gotham and Indianapolis are both safe...

Thanks to a couple of #BerettaHeroes who arrived on the scene of the second day of the NRA Annual meeting to make sure no dastardly villains ruined the event.

John and Jack, both from the Great State of Indiana, made a brief appearance at the Beretta booth and allowed their fans a quick photo opp. As no villainous plots were hatched today, we can just assume that the deterrence factor was strong.

As you can see, Jack prefers the punch and reach of the Beretta ARX 100 while John values the classic reliability of the Beretta M9. Both declined to elaborate on their hand-to-hand martial arts training, citing national security concerns.

You know these guys are pros - note the trigger finger discipline. No word yet on whether the dynamic duo will be providing overwatch security tomorrow.

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NRA Annual Meeting Day 1 Coverage

Posted by Tom McHale on Apr 25, 2014 11:34:00 PM

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Can you tell the NRA is in town?

It’s that time of year again.

We’re at the National Rifle Association Annual Meeting in beautiful downtown Indianapolis. I’ve not been to Indianapolis before, but will be back. The downtown area is fantastic. It’s filled with old buildings refurbished with modern interiors. Stores, restaurants and hangouts - it’s a great town for a convention. Indianapolis has clearly rolled out the welcome mat. The people are friendly and there’s been a strong police presence to help manage traffic and crowds. Most of them have been asking attendees about all the new products they saw inside. Officer Friendly lives here. 

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Transcript of Franco Gussalli Beretta's Speech on New Plant in Tennessee

Posted by matteo recanatini on Jan 29, 2014 11:06:00 AM

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Wednesday, January 29, 2014 | 11:00 am EST

Governor Haslam, Commissioner Hagerty and other distinguished guests:

It is with pleasure that I appear before you today to announce our selection of Tennessee as the new fgb-smallhome for Beretta manufacturing and development in the United States.  We chose this location after an extensive search and Mr. Jeff Reh from our Company will explain that process in a little more detail later.

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Transcript of Jeff Reh's Speech on New Plant in Tennessee

Posted by matteo recanatini on Jan 29, 2014 11:06:00 AM

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Beretta USA to Locate New Manufacturing Facility in Tennessee

Posted by matteo recanatini on Jan 29, 2014 11:05:00 AM

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World’s oldest firearms manufacturer and major U.S. defense contractor to expand to Gallatin, Tn.

NASHVILLE – Beretta USA officials along with Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty  announced today the company will expand its U.S. operations by building a new firearms manufacturing plant in the Gallatin Industrial Park. Beretta, a global manufacturer of high-quality sporting and military firearms, will invest $45 million in a state-of-the-art manufacturing and R&D facility. Beretta will create 300 new Tennessee jobs. The company is expected to complete construction on the facility this year.

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What you need to know about Sako and Tikka

Posted by Jason Hanson on Jan 17, 2014 10:05:00 AM

While walking around the Beretta booths here at SHOT show I noticed two names that many folks don’t know a whole lot about. The names are Sako and Tikka.

Sako is a Finnish company that makes high-end bolt-action rifles. In fact, the company only makes bolt-action rifles. They don’t make semi auto rifles and they don’t make pistols or shotguns.

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Beretta is the bomb at Media Day 2014

Posted by barbara baird on Jan 14, 2014 10:50:00 PM

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Hundreds of gun writers from around the world shot thousands of rounds downrange in Boulder City, Nev., at the 2014 Media Day at the Range. This annual event, sponsored by the National Shooting Sports Foundation the day before its annual Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show, invites gun media to get their hands on new and/or improved guns – and to experience the energy and firepower within the designs. Writers and broadcasters also get an opportunity to meet some of the gun designers and ammunition engineers. 

Beretta did not disappoint with its new offerings. 

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SHOT Show Update

Posted by Jason Hanson on Jan 14, 2014 12:00:00 AM

How are things going at SHOT Show this year and what products should you be on the lookout for?

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Response to Gov. O'Malley's signature of SB281 - Your Gun Rights

Posted by matteo recanatini on May 16, 2013 4:16:00 PM

describe the imageThis morning, Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley signed into law SB281, a bill that will severely limit the Constitutionally-protected rights of American citizens in the State of Maryland. 

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