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NRA 2014 Annual Meetings & Exhibits — Saturday/Sunday Seminars

The 2014 NRA Show seminar schedule for Saturday and Sunday is jam-packed with training advice, 3 Gun tips, home defense assessments, and many other topics. Here’s what’s on tap.

NRA 2014 Annual Meetings

Saturday, April 26

NRA Pistol Instructor Training Course—For Women Only Seminar

Time: 8:00am
Location: Room 231
Speaker: Diane Danielson

Become a Female NRA Certified Pistol Instructor to help us meet the demand for women to teach other women to shoot. This course will be taught by women – for women. Friday will begin at the range for pre-qualification and then go to the classroom Friday afternoon and all day Saturday. The practical portion of the class will be conducted at the range on Sunday All necessary course materials, firearms, ammunition and range equipment are included in the registration fee. Pre-registration is required! To pre-register please click here and for questions, please e-mail femaleinstructors@nrahq.org. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to be a part of the NRA Instructor team and share the gratification and fulfillment that comes with teaching other women to take their first shots.

Creating a Constitutionally Centered Estate Plan Seminar

Time: 10:00am
Location: Westin Hotel Cabinet Room
Speaker: Various Speakers

As a special service to our long-time friends and supporters, the National Rifle Association invites you to attend a free estate planning workshop. The workshop will focus on creating a Constitutionally-centered estate plan that provides wisely for family and fulfills your wishes for a legacy of freedom. The workshop will also discuss the challenges and opportunities presented by the need to pass on firearms to the next generation. Light refreshments will be served. Each participant will receive an official NRA gift planning guide and a Personal Financial Affairs Record.

5th Annual Freedom First Financial Seminar

Time: 11:00am
Location: Room 138
Speaker: Universal Coin and Bullion

When it comes to your future, smart financial decisions are vital. Discover proven diversification moves from fund managers, estate planners and one of the nation’s top gold experts for over 30 years. This seminar is designed to help you understand smart diversification today, why gold is vital for long-term stability and how to plan your IRA and estate to leave a legacy of freedom. Q & A to follow seminar.

3 Gun 101 Seminar

Time: 11:00am
Location: Room 139
Speaker: Travis Gibson

Take aim with the fast growing sport of 3 gun! Speaker Travis Gibson demonstrates what a typical 3Gun match looks like at the club, regional and national levels. You’ll learn how the events are scored and the various types of target presentations that you will experience with rifle, shotgun and pistol. Travis will also cover equipment requirements with you for each division and discuss the gear needed for those divisions. If you’re looking to get your feet wet in 3 gun competitions, this seminar should be in your sights.

Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act (LEOSA/H.R. 218) Seminar

Time: 11:00am
Location: Room 136
Speaker: James Baranowski

This Seminar will provide an overview of both sections of the Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act (LEOSA/H.R. 218) and break down each element of the statute in order to highlight proper application and enforcement as well as the common misconceptions which surround it. Focus will be directed at the 2010 and 2013 amendments, alleged liability concerns, the statute’s relationship to local and state laws, applicability to unique LEO’s, proper qualification standards and documentation, practices to avoid, a review of past and current litigation, and provide an opportunity for Q&A’s.

Puppy to Professional: Dog Training and Handling Seminar

Time: 11:30am
Location: Room 137
Speaker: Jennifer Broom

Jennifer Broom, founder of Quinebaug Kennels, discusses how to train your family pet and hunting companion. Jennifer is a highly professional, published author and expert in raising and training dogs. You’ll have the opportunity to learn how to select the proper breed and breeder for your family pet and hunting companion, as well as, puppy basics to develop all of the necessary skills needed for your puppy. Jennifer will go into further detail to show different drills and lessons, and will also teach proper use for training with e-collars.

Home Defense Concepts Seminar

Time: 11:30am
Location: Room 140-142
Speaker: Rob Pincus

Come and learn about the balance between securing firearms from unauthorized access and having quick access to defensive tools. You’ll hear the pros and cons of various options for home defense firearms including rifles, shotguns and pistols and discuss issues of wall penetration and ammunition selection with each. Also to be covered are fundamental home defense tactics, including the best locations to store guns in the home.

Methods of Concealed Carry Seminar

Time: 2:00pm
Location: Room 237-239
Speaker: Tom Marx

Former police officer, writer and long time trainer in the area of Concealed Carry, Tom Marx once again brings his always-evolving, extensive and in-depth program to the Annual Meetings. A heavily illustrated, 4-hour lecture and demonstration program, intended for both officers and civilians, that presents not just guns, ammo and holsters in detail but clothing, carrying environments, physical conditioning, and women’s issues in a progressive, building block-like approach so that those who cannot attend for the full four hours, can still leave (or come and go) with solid points to take home and put to use in their daily lives.

Wild Game Cooking: From Field to Table Seminar

Time: 2:00pm
Location: Room 139
Speaker: Scott/Tiffany Haugen

Join Scott and Tiffany Haugen to learn how to prepare your big game animal from field to table. They will cover how to properly field dress big game, skinning, boning out meat in the field and preparing the cuts at home. You’ll also learn how to store and cook some of the more popular cuts, as well as the least popular to help you get the most out of your big game animal.

Defensive Shooting Skills Development Seminar

Time: 2:30pm
Location: Room 140-142
Speaker: Rob Pincus

Be prepared! This presentation will stress the importance of understanding typical defensive shooting situations. Hear examples of actual citizen defensive scenarios and how they affect the choices we make in regard to equipment, techniques and training procedures. Learn about specific techniques and training drills, with emphasis on being efficient with the things that the human body does well and the physics of firearms.

NRA Certified Instructor Techniques Seminar

Time: 2:30pm
Location: Room 233-236
Speaker: Andrea Cerwinske

This course includes best practices of using the SIRT Training Pistol based around the NRA Basic Pistol Course. Everyone that attends and completes the course will earn a free NextLevel Training SIRT affiliate instructor T-shirt for your efforts!

Advanced Sausage Processing, BBQ and Smoke Cooking Techniques Seminar by Bradley Smoker (USA)

Time: 2:30pm
Location: Room 137
Speaker: Brad Lockwood

Learn how to process and smoke cook sausage, jerky, fish, game and traditional barbecue food.

Shoot to Win: Tips, Tactics and Techniques to Shoot Like a Pro Seminar

Time: 2:30pm
Location: Room 136
Speaker: Chris Cheng

Chris Cheng, winner of Top Shot season 4, tells his own personal underdog story of how a tech support worker at Google with very little firearm experience beat out 17 accomplished shooters and claimed the title of TV’s “Top Shot.” Hear anecdotes about the show and join Cheng as he discusses what it took to beat the odds and how you can train and prepare to shoot like a pro.

Sunday, April 27

3 Gun 101 Seminar

Time: 11:00am
Location: Room 138
Speaker: Travis Gibson

Take aim with the fast growing sport of 3 gun! Speaker Travis Gibson demonstrates what a typical 3Gun match looks like at the club, regional and national levels. You’ll learn how the events are scored and the various types of target presentations that you will experience with rifle, shotgun and pistol. Travis will also cover equipment requirements with you for each division and discuss the gear needed for those divisions. If you’re looking to get your feet wet in 3 gun competitions, this seminar should be in your sights.

Defensive Shooting Skills Development Seminar

Time: 11:00am
Location: Room 140-142
Speaker: Rob Pincus

Be prepared! This presentation will stress the importance of understanding typical defensive shooting situations. Hear examples of actual citizen defensive scenarios and how they affect the choices we make in regard to equipment, techniques and training procedures. Learn about specific techniques and training drills, with emphasis on being efficient with the things that the human body does well and the physics of firearms.

Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act (LEOSA/H.R. 218) Seminar

Time: 11:30am
Location: Room 139
Speaker: James Baranowski

This Seminar will provide an overview of both sections of the Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act (LEOSA/H.R. 218) and break down each element of the statute in order to highlight proper application and enforcement as well as the common misconceptions which surround it. Focus will be directed at the 2010 and 2013 amendments, alleged liability concerns, the statute’s relationship to local and state laws, applicability to unique LEO’s, proper qualification standards and documentation, practices to avoid, a review of past and current litigation, and provide an opportunity for Q&A’s.

Puppy to Professional: Dog Training and Handling Seminar

Time: 11:30am
Location: Room 137
Speaker: Jennifer Broom

Jennifer Broom, founder of Quinebaug Kennels, discusses how to train your family pet and hunting companion. Jennifer is a highly professional, published author and expert in raising and training dogs. You’ll have the opportunity to learn how to select the proper breed and breeder for your family pet and hunting companion, as well as, puppy basics to develop all of the necessary skills needed for your puppy. Jennifer will go into further detail to show different drills and lessons, and will also teach proper use for training with e-collars.

NRA Pistol Instructor Training Course—For Women Only Seminar

Time: 12:00pm
Location: Room 131
Speaker: Diane Danielson

Become a Female NRA Certified Pistol Instructor to help us meet the demand for women to teach other women to shoot. This course will be taught by women – for women. Friday will begin at the range for pre-qualification and then go to the classroom Friday afternoon and all day Saturday. The practical portion of the class will be conducted at the range on Sunday All necessary course materials, firearms, ammunition and range equipment are included in the registration fee. Pre-registration is required! To pre-register please click here and for questions, please e-mail femaleinstructors@nrahq.org. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to be a part of the NRA Instructor team and share the gratification and fulfillment that comes with teaching other women to take their first shots.

Wild Game Cooking: From Field to Table Seminar

Time: 2:00pm
Location: Room 138
Speaker: Scott and Tiffany Haugen

Join Scott and Tiffany Haugen to learn how to prepare your big game animal from field to table. They will cover how to properly field dress big game, skinning, boning out meat in the field and preparing the cuts at home. You’ll also learn how to store and cook some of the more popular cuts, as well as the least popular to help you get the most out of your big game animal.

Advanced Sausage Processing, BBQ and Smoke Cooking Techniques Seminar by Bradley Smoker (USA)

Time: 2:00pm
Location: Room 137
Speaker: Brad Lockwood

Learn how to process and smoke cook sausage, jerky, fish, game and traditional barbecue food.

Home Defense Concepts Seminar

Time: 2:00pm
Location: Room 140-142
Speaker: Rob Pincus

Come and learn about the balance between securing firearms from unauthorized access and having quick access to defensive tools. You’ll hear the pros and cons of various options for home defense firearms including rifles, shotguns and pistols and discuss issues of wall penetration and ammunition selection with each. Also to be covered are fundamental home defense tactics, including the best locations to store guns in the home.

Shoot to Win: Tips, Tactics and Techniques to Shoot Like a Pro Seminar

Time: 2:00pm
Location: Room 136
Speaker: Chris Cheng

Chris Cheng, winner of Top Shot season 4, tells his own personal underdog story of how a tech support worker at Google with very little firearm experience beat out 17 accomplished shooters and claimed the title of TV’s “Top Shot.” Hear anecdotes about the show and join Cheng as he discusses what it took to beat the odds and how you can train and prepare to shoot like a pro.

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