What’s got 160,000 feet and spends over $50 million every time it goes somewhere? Hint: you really don’t want to poke it with a stick, and if you protest it, it will only become larger.
That would be the National Rifle Association Annual Meeting. Hosted by the city of Dallas, Texas, the event drew men, women, and children to check out the latest guns and gear, participate in the leadership forum, and learn from dozens of seminars. According to the folks over at the NRA, it was the largest annual meeting in the history of ever.
“87,154 patriots and 800+ exhibitors came together for the biggest Annual Meeting yet, featuring a jam-packed schedule of seminars, workshops, special events, and more! For the first time in the organization’s history, both a sitting President and Vice President of the United States addressed NRA members during the NRA-ILA Leadership Forum.”
One of the big hits of the NRA Annual Meeting was the Pyramyd Air Indoor Range. It featured at least 17 billion stationary and moving targets.
While the NRA Annual Meeting is about all types of guns and outdoor products, airguns and related products were well-represented. We checked in with Umarex, Crosman, AirForce Airguns, Pyramyd Air, and Daisy just to name a few.
Not too long ago, AirForce Airguns put together a deal with Rapid Air Weapons to produce the line here in the United States. They seem to know a thing or two about making a solid air gun.
It takes exactly one .177 pellet to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop. I verified this at the Pyramyd Indoor Air Range.
I had the opportunity to shoot the RAW HM 1000 at the Pyramyd Indoor airgun range. As a side note, this rifle is particularly well-suited to disintegrating Tootsie Pops at a distance. In case you’re wondering, it takes just one .177-caliber pellet to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop. Seems way more efficient than licking them.